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 an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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  1. Joan Leotta says:

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  2. thartac says:

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