Competitions With May Deadlines

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2nd
Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe Flash Fiction Competition
Genre: Fiction
Word Count: Maximum 300
Entry Fee: £4, or £10 for three
Prizes: 1st- £50, 2nd-£25, 3rd- £10
http://worcslitfest.co.uk/flash-fiction-competition-2014/

11th
Writers’ and Artists’ Writing Historical Fiction Competition
Genre: Fiction- Historical
Word Count: Maximum 1000
Entry Fee: FREE
Prizes: 1st- £150, two tickets for Beamish Museum and Writing Historical Fiction: a Writers & Artists Companion. Runners up- £25 and Writing Historical Fiction: a Writers & Artists Companion.

https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions

30th
Fiction Desk Ghost Story Competition
Genre: Fiction- Ghosts
Word Count: 2000-5000
Entry Fee: £7
Prizes: 1st- £500, five runners up- £100
Winning stories will be published in an anthology, winners will receive two copies.
http://www.thefictiondesk.com/submissions/ghost-story-competition.php

31st
David Burland Poetry Prize
Genre: Poetry in English or French
Word Count: None stated
Entry Fee: £8 for one poem, additional poems £4
Prizes: 1st- £500, 2nd-£100, 3rd- £30
Winners will also receive a recording of their poem on CD
http://www.davidburlandpoetryprize.com/index.html

31st
Frome Festival Short Story Competition
Genre: Fiction
Word Count: 1000-2200
Entry Fee: £5
Prizes: 1st- £300, 2nd-£150, 3rd- £75
Winning stories will be read by a London literary agent.
http://www.fromeshortstorycompetition.co.uk/

31st
The Bridport Prize
Genre: Fiction and poetry
Word Count: Short Story- Maximum 5000; Flash Fiction- Maximum 250; Poetry- Maximum 42 lines
Entry Fee: Short Story- £9; Flash Fiction- £7; Poetry- £8
Prizes:
Short Story: 1st- £5000, 2nd- £1000, 3rd- £500, Highly Commended (X10)- £50
Flash Fiction: 1st- £1000, 2nd- £500, 3rd- £250, Highly Commended (X3)- £50
Poetry: 1st – £5000, 2nd- £1000, 3rd- £500, Highly Commended (X10)- £50
http://www.bridportprize.org.uk/

31st
Yeovil Literary Prize
Genre: Fiction and poetry
Word Count: Short Story- Maximum 2000; Novel (synopsis and first three chapters)- Maximum 15000; Poetry- Maximum 40 lines
Entry Fee: Short Story- £6; Novel- £11; Poem- £6 or £9 for two, or £11 for three
Prizes:
Short Story- 1st- £500, 2nd- £200, 3rd- £100
Poetry- 1st- £500, 2nd- £200, 3rd- £100
Novel- 1st- £1000, 2nd- £250, 3rd- £100

http://www.yeovilprize.co.uk/competition.html

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