If you enjoy writing short stories, articles or poetry, why not take your creative writing pursuits one stage further by entering some of the best writing competitions around? Become inspired by our collection of creative writing competitions for 2017 and you could be a lucky winner. There really is something for everyone.
From poetry competitions to fictional creative writing competitions and, of course, our revered writing challenges, we have them all. If you love entering writing competitions and would like to enter all competitions throughout the year, for free, sign up for our Write, Learn and Publish membership.
Only want to dabble with entering writing competitions? Choose your favourites and read the rules and make sure you send your submissions by the closing date. It may help you to bookmark the page by saving it your browser favourites. We try to review, judge and award our competitions in a timely manner but sometimes, we are unable to publish the results within the anticipated dates. It depends on the number of submissions, the word count and difficulties in deciding on a winner. Entry implies acceptance of our rules.
Writing competitions help you to write with focus. Enjoy the creativity and best of luck.
100 Words Writing Competition – Read the winning submission HERE.
Message in a Bottle Writing Competition Read the winning submission HERE.
The Great Escape Writing Competition Read the winning submission HERE
After the Visit Writing Competition Closed Read the winning submission HERE
The Girl Writing Competition Closed Read the winning submission HERE
Friendship Writing Competition Closed
Searching Creative Writing Competition Closed Read the winning submission HERE
The Writer Creative Writing Competition Closed Read the winning submission HERE
300 Word Flash Fiction Competition Read the winning submission HERE
The Challenge Creative Writing Competition Closed
The Man in the Hat Writing Competition Closed Read the winning submission HERE
FREE. Coaching Session Competition for Writers Closed Find out the winner HERE
60 Minute Writing Challenge Closed
Twist in the Tale Writing Competition Closed
Open Poetry Competition Closed Read the winning submission here
Murderous Intent Writing Competition Closed
Horror Flash Fiction Writing Competition Closed Read the winning submission HERE
FREE to Enter First Line Writing Competition Closed
Dirty Little Secret Writing Competition Closed
The Dream Catcher Writing Competition Closed
Dark and Compelling Fiction Challenge Closed
Special! 6-Week Writing Competition Extravaganza
The Locked Door Writing Competition Closed Read the winning submission here
The Telephone Call Writing Competition – Closed
300 Word Fiction Competition – Closed Read the winning submission here
Witnesssed Fiction Writing Competition – Closed
It’s Complicated Fiction Writing Competition – Closed
Psychological Thriller Writing Competition – Closed
YA Fiction Writing Competition – Closed
Fear Writing Competition
Winter Poetry Competition Closed Read the winning submission HERE
Temptation Writing Competition Closed Read the winning submission here
The Storm Writing Competition
Writing Competitions 2018
Now or Never Writing Competition