Here’s my latest round-up of freebie writing competitions for adults to enter (September to December 2014). I’ve tried to find the general competitions that are suitable for most people to enter. I’m a firm believer in equal opportunities for everyone, but sometimes there might be age limits on competitions, so it’s better to read all the guidelines carefully. Competitions are always a good place for a novice writer to start out, so if you’re just beginning to dip your toes into the world of writing then check out these links and make sure to have envelopes and stamps at the ready… good luck!

Poetry on the theme of ‘conflict & contemplation’ – deadline 26 September. First place £100 and Anthology publication:

Poetry on the theme of ‘war’. Deadline 27 November. First place £500:

4 page graphic novel competition. Deadline 26 September. First place £1000 and publication:

Short story competition – write part 3 of the story. Deadline 30 September. First place £25 Amazon voucher and possible £100 from entry into a draw:

Flash fiction on the theme of ‘Mandela: words and concord’. Deadline 27 November. First place $20,000:

Science fiction stories. Deadline 31 January 2015. First place £200:

Poetry on any theme – all ages welcome. Top prize of £100:

Best of luck to you! Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert

A Model Archaeologist

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a novelist and poet. Her debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published by Blossom Spring Publishing in October 2019 and her second novel, The Buddha's Bone is forthcoming in October 2021. Leilanie has also published three poetry collections: The Redundancy of Tautology (Cyberwit, 2021); Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015) and two self-published pamphlets: Toebirds and Woodlice (Meandi Books, 2012); Metamorphosis of Woman (Meandi Books, 2012), satirical novella Zombie Reflux (Meandi Books, 2014) and surreal novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart (Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2017). Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of educational books. Literary blog: Meandi Books: Bindweed Magazine:

4 responses »

  1. Joan Leotta says:

    Thank you again! Your posts are always so helpful.

  2. thartac says:

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