If you don’t visit the Aerogramme Writers Studio blog, you should start. It’s always full of cool writing tips, prompts, and competitions. Each month they collate a list of all the writing competitions for the next two months. Here is the November/December one. I’ve been following the blog since August and each month I furiously write down at least twenty competitions which I believe I will enter, and generally I only get around to one or two. Or, I write a whole bunch of really short, average pieces instead of trying to work on one good one.
So my suggestion is to read the list for this month, and select a few that you can realistically work on, rather than becoming wildly excited and overwhelmed. Or, just be wildly excited and overwhelmed. It’s up to you. 🙂
Two big ones to look out for in that list:
- The Commonwealth Short Story Prize – Deadline 15 November (Prize money – 2500 pounds!) (Also, fame and glory)
- Museum of Words Flash Fiction Contest – Deadline 23 November (Prize money – $20000!) (Also, fame and glory)