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10+ Writing Competitions April 2024

Here is a compiled list of writing competitions that available in April 2024. It comprises poetry, short story, fiction contests and awards

Writing Competitions April 2024

Writing Competitions April 2024

Here is a compiled list of writing competitions that available in April 2024. It comprises poetry, short story, fiction contests and awards.

  • Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest 2024

Now in its 23rd year, Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest is one of the most prestigious poetry competitions that are usually open annually. It's a poetry contest seeks today's best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work.

Cash Prizes: The selected winners Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest win $3,750 in total prize.

First Prize: $2,000 plus a two-year gift certificate from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value)
Second Prize: $500
Third Prize: $250
Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each
Top 12 entries published online


Please submit one humor poem during
August 15, 2023-April 1, 2024
The results of our 23rd contest will be announced on August 15, 2024.

  • 2024 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Prize | $12,500
The Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize is one of Australia's leading prizes for an original short story. It honours the work of the great Australian writer Elizabeth Jolley (1923–2007). 

ABR welcomes entries in the 2024 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. The Jolley Prize is worth a total of $12,500 and is for an original work of short fiction of between 2,000 and 5,000 words, written in English. This is the fifteenth time the Jolley Prize has run and it is one of the world’s leading prizes for short fiction.

Deadline: Opens 16 January and closes 22 April

  • SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction 2024 | $4,000 Cash Prizes 

SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction (The Smokey) is a biennial competition that celebrates and compensates excellence in flash.

The grand prize winner of The Smokey is automatically nominated for The Best Small Fictions, The Pushcart, Best of the Net, and any other prize we deem appropriate. In addition to all this love, we will pay the grand prize winner $2500. Second place: $1000. Third place $500. Finalists: $100. All finalists and placers will be published in the special competition issue in June 2024.

Deadline: April 30, 2024

  • Tadpole Press 100-Word Writing Contest 2024 |$2000+ Cash Prize 

100 words or less per entry, including the title if you have one. We use Microsoft Word for the official word count, which treats hyphenated words as one word. We recommend plunking your entry into Word right before submitting it to determine the accurate word count. Just be sure to omit any other info such as your name or the date.

1st place: $2,000 USD.

2nd place: Writing coaching package valued at $450 USD.

3rd place: Developmental and diversity editing package valued at $250 USD.

Deadline: April 30, 2024

  • Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize 2024 | $5,000 Cash Prize

Established in 1981, the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize is administered by the
University of Pittsburgh Press. Named in honor of Agnes Lynch Starrett, the Press’s
first director, the prize is awarded for a first full-length book of poems.

The prize carries a cash award of $5,000 and publication by the University of
Pittsburgh Press as part of the Pitt Poetry Series

Deadline: April 30, 2024

  • Poetry International Prize 2024 | $1000 Cash Prize 

THE POETRY INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2024 is one of two annual contests sponsored by Poetry International to award a cash prize of $1000 and publication for a single poem of any length. Submit up to 3 poems with a $15 entry fee. You may submit additional poems for a $3 reading fee per poem. All entries are considered for publication. Please refer to our contest guidelines for more information.

Deadline: Contest opens in spring and runs from March 1 to April 30. Winners are announced in the fall.

  • 2024 Oversound Chapbook Prize | $1000 and 50 Copies

$1000 and 50 copies to winner.

$18 to enter. (or $21 to enter and receive a back issue or previously published chapbook)

Deadline: March 1-April 30, 2024

  • The Iowa Poetry Prize 2024

The Iowa Poetry Prize, open to new as well as established poets, is awarded for a book-length collection of poems written originally in English. Previous winners, current University of Iowa students, and current and former University of Iowa Press employees are not eligible.

Deadline: Manuscripts must be submitted during the month of April. Please note that the Submittable form opens at 12:00 am CST on April 1st, and closes at 11:59 pm CST on April 30th.

  • Own Voices, Own Stories Award 2024 | $2000+ Cash Prizes 

The submissions for the Own Voices, Own Stories Award 2024 are currently open. The award is annually made available to children’s picture book manuscripts written by new authors from historically marginalized groups with the intention of recognizing and amplifying new and diverse voices with underrepresented perspectives.

Grand Prize winners will receive a $2,000 cash prize, in addition to a publishing contract with advance and royalties standard for new Sleeping Bear Press authors.

 Honor Award winners will receive a $500 cash prize as well as one consulting session with a Sleeping Bear Press editor. 

Submissions selected for the Sleeping Bear Press Own Voices, Own Stories collection will be offered a publishing contract.

Deadline: Submissions are open January 2 through April 30. 

  • Al Blanchard Award 2024 | $100 Cash Prize And More 

The New England Crime Bake Committee established the Al Blanchard Award in Al Blanchard's memory to annually honor the best crime short story by a New England writer or with a New England setting.

The Prizes
  • $100 cash award.
  • Publication in 2024’s Best New England Crime Stories anthology
  • Free admission to the Crime Bake Conference.
  • A handsome plaque.
  • The winner is not required to attend the conference.

Deadline: Deadline for submission is midnight, April 30, 2024.

  • The Author of Tomorrow Award 2024 | £1000+ Cash Prizes 

The Author of Tomorrow Award, a part of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is an annual competition designed to find the adventure writers of the future. The award is open to young people, aged 21 and under, who have completed a short piece of adventure writing in English. 

Category 1: age 16-21 years

Prize: £1,000

Young writers must submit a short adventure story between 1,500-3,000 words in length.

Category 2: age 12-15 years

Prize: £250, plus £150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choice

Young writers must submit a short adventure story between 1,000-2,000 words in length.

Category 3: age 11 and under

Prize: £100, plus £150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choice

Deadline: The 2024 Author of Tomorrow Award will open for submissions on 1st March, 2024 and will close on 30th April, 2024. 



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Pawners Paper: 10+ Writing Competitions April 2024
10+ Writing Competitions April 2024
Here is a compiled list of writing competitions that available in April 2024. It comprises poetry, short story, fiction contests and awards
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