Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

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Showcase your work to international audiences and further your involvement in the literary world by entering the 2019 @AestheticaMagazine Creative Writing Award. Prizes include; £1,000 cash, publication in within an inspiring anthology and more. Enter your work:

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. The Prize, now in its 13th year, is organised by the art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine. Every year, we support both emerging and established writers and through the Prize, we offer publication in an anthology that is an inspiring collection of narrative and poetic forms.

The winners also receive the following: £1,000 cash prize for poetry and short fiction, consultation with literary agents Redhammer Management, Membership to The Poetry Society, a subscription to Granta and books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage.

Submissions are open until 31 August 2019.
Entry Fee: Short Fiction: £18  |  Poetry: £12

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Each year, the FAPA President’s Book Awards program recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for North American authors and publishers. Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

For the 2019 awards, submissions opened on November 1, 2018. Submissions will close on April 1, 2019. This year FAPA will award gold, silver, and bronze medals in twenty-five categories. Books published between May 2018 and April 2019 that meet the 2019 Submissions Guidelines are eligible for a 2019 award. An eligible title may be submitted in multiple categories.   The fee for each title/category submission is $95.00.

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Poets Meet Politics 2019

Hungry Hill Writing invites you to submit poems for this year’s
Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2019
We are delighted to announce that Christy Ducker has agreed to judge this year.
Click here to read more about her and her work

We will be awarding a first prize of €500, second of €250 and third of €100.
Follow this link for full details of the competition, including our entry form and entry terms and conditions

The closing date for entries is April 22nd 2019, and the launch of the Competition Anthology
will be held on Saturday 22nd of June 2019 in the Sarah Walker Gallery, Castletownbere, Co. Cork, Ireland.
It will include events such as readings and workshops.

For results of some of our previous competitions, and a selection of successful entries, please scroll down
and click on the links below.

We are glad to announce our 2nd International Flash Fiction Contest.
Last year it was ”Dreams”, this year our theme is: Spring 

Contest Details here.

The contest runs from January 10th through March 20th, 2019.
First prize: A week holiday at Three Rock Writers resort οn the island of Crete.
Three prize winners: publication in anthology, handmade ceramic gift, certificate, complimentary copy of the anthology plus a week holiday at Three Rock Resort with a discount 50% from the regular cost (non obligatory).
Shortlisted stories: Publication in anthology/free copy.
Collaboration: (online literature magazine) & Strange Days Books (publishing firm)
Entry fee: 10€

Thank you for your support!
Warm regards from Greece!
Gregory Papadoyiannis,
eyeands editor in chief

Independent Noise is currently accepting Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry submissions!

Independent Noise, an online literary magazine founded in 2016, is currently calling for submissions for Issue 1.5, “Whispers in the Dark.” The magazine is run by writers who have varying expertise in major art genres. They are accepting submissions for fiction, poetry and creative-nonfiction, with the author’s choice of including an audio recording!

Submission deadline: March 25, 2019
Publish date: March 30, 10:00 p.m. (PT).

Website can be found at .

Submission guidelines

Poets & WritersThe Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database includes details about the creative writing contests—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more—that we’ve published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it. Ours is the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.

Tampa, FL—Submissions for the YellowJacket Press (YJP) CHAPBOOK CONTEST for Florida Poets will open November 1, 2018.  The winner(s) will receive $100, 30 copies of the book and will be invited to read with YJP in 2019.

 GUIDELINES: Poetry manuscripts should be no longer than 24 pages total, including 18-20 pages of poetry, title page, table of contents and acknowledgments.  Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. All entrants must be permanent adult residents of Florida.

All entrants may receive a copy of the winning book.  All submissions are through. Submittable. Mailed and emailed submission will not be considered.

To submit go to


Submission deadline is midnight December 10, 2018.  The winner(s) will be announced in February, 2019.