My Six Favourite Short Story Competitions – by Trish Nicholson

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Competitions don’t just develop your skills. They can be a source of inspiration and motivation to keep going with your writing. Here is a collection of credible competitions to enter this year. Plenty to Choose From There are masses of writing competitions: from the questionable ‘ads’ asking for entry fees but not mentioning judges or prizes, to the internationally prestigious big winnings like The Bridport Prize. The latter attracts thousands of entries from established writers, so the most we beginner writers are likely

The Writers’ College Student Success Stories

Some of our students have gone on to occupy full-time jobs in the magazine and/or publishing industry. You can read short interviews with past-students here. If your story, manuscript or article was accepted for publication after completing one of our courses, please do let us know: admin@thewriterscollege.com. Here are a few writing success stories from our students from around the world. Glenn McGoldrick, who has had a story "A Little Drama" accepted for online publication by http://www.short-story.me/. Glenn was a student on the Writing

THE SA WRITERS’ COLLEGE 2013 Annual Short Story Competition – Final call for entries

      THE SA WRITERS’ COLLEGE 2013 Annual Short Story Award For Emerging Writers in South Africa Closes 31 March 2013 This competition is to acknowledge excellence in creative writing in the Short Story genre. The contest is open to any emerging writer residing in South Africa who has had fewer than four stories/articles published in any format (print or digital).   PRIZES: First Prize: R 5 000.00 plus entry into one of our short courses Second Prize: R2 000.00 People's Choice Award R 1 000.00 Top two entries will be

2012 NZ Writers’ College Short Story Competition open for entries

THE NZ WRITERS’ COLLEGE 2012 Annual Short Story Award This competition is to acknowledge excellence in creative writing in the Short Story genre. The contest is open to any emerging writer residing in New Zealand or Australia, who has had fewer than four stories/articles published in any format (print or digital). PRIZES: First Prize: $1 000.00 plus entry into one of our short courses Second Prize: $ 500.00 People's Choice Award $ 250.00 Top three entries will be published on our college site and the top