Childrens Writing Competitions for 2017!

The writing competition for 2017 are now open! Now there are heaps of stuff to choose from when you click on to this site poetry, novels, and crime, so I’ve take the liberty to wheedle out all the children related comps to highlight what they are showcasing. 

Writing for children picture book comp, 3-6 yrs, 600 words max and three top prizes to give away. £6 ENTRY FEE

Stripes publishing: Childrens funny fiction competition, 8-12 max 1000 words with an editorial meeting and book prizes up for grabs. £6 ENTRY FEE

Skylark soaring stories competition: Middle grade and YA, 8-12/12, offering prize money, and priceless consultations. £6 ENTRY FEE

Deadline: 5th May 2017

Don’t miss it!


Ok, Illustrators it’s your turn…

The Macmillan prize for childrens book of illustration  are looking for ‘High quality illustrations’ suitable for children, which you will present in a dummy book showing your own style, and layout. Please read all the details thoroughly, and if you are eligible to enter then get scribbling.

The winner will be notified by the 5th May 2017, and award in June. Please note there are various closing dates for the competition depending on how you decide to submit your work.

Now hold your horses I haven’t only got childrens comps, there’s other stuff too look!

The Creative future competition opens in March 2017

They are looking for poems/flash fiction or both, if you would like to try your hand at entering there’s nothing stopping you, click below for more details.

Happy now? Plus….

The Birdport competitions have been open since Nov 2016, and will be closing Wednesday the 31st May 2017. They are looking for novels, poetry, flash fiction and shorts, so its an eclectic mix, click below then head to competition categories to find out which would suit you best!

See you soon peeps, remember to read the guide lines with a fine tooth comb before you enter.

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Good luck 




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