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Tethered by Letters Non-fiction Competition
Closing: 1st April 2017.
Prize: $500 and publication in F(r)iction, the TBL triannual print collection.
Entry Fee: $10. (Note disclaimer on website).
Looking for: Non-fiction running to between 1,000 and 7,500 words in any genre.
Website: tetheredbyletters.submittable.com/submit/2017

F(r)iction Winter Creative Non-fiction Contest 2017
Closing date: 1st April 2017.
Prizes: $300-$1000 + publication in F(r)iction alongside stunning original artwork from TBL's talented team of artists.
Entry fee: $8-$15.
Theme: NONE.
Looking for: creative nonfiction ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words.
Further info: F(r)iction is dedicated to publishing the best writing of all kinds, and we encourage submissions that push boundaries and take risks in genre, plot, and style.
Website: tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest/

Tom Howard/John H Reid Fiction and Essay Contest
Closing date: 30th April 2017.
Prizes: $1,500, five honourable mentions $100 in each category.
Entry fee: $18.
Looking for: Short stories, essays or other prose, up to 6,000 words. International entries welcome.
Email: adam@winningwriters.com
Website: http://www.winningwriters.com/tomstory

Moniak Mhor Travel Writing Award
Closing date: 15th May 2017.
Prizes: A place on the Travel Writing course.
Free entry.
Email: rachel@moniackmhor.org.uk
Website: http://www.moniackmhor.org.uk

British Essay Writing Contest
Closing date: 31st May 2017.
Prizes: First place: £3500; Second place: £2500; Third place: £2000.
See terms and conditions on website: ukwritings.com/writing-contest

Londnr Magazine New Voices Competition
Closing date: 1st June 2017.
Prizes: The winner will receive: A fully paid, feature-length article published in the first print issue of our forthcoming A/W 2017 magazine, to be distributed across the UK. In addition, the winner will be offered a paid contract for a set of three articles for the Londnr online. For other 1st prize prizes see website. 2 runners-up will recieve: A fully paid contract for 3 articles for the Londnr online; Mentoring with experienced editors to produce all articles to the highest possible standard whilst remaining in keeping with the author's voice. For other Runner up prizes see website.
Entry fee: £4.
Looking for: Two (2) examples of your work: 1. An essay or non-fiction piece up to 1000 words. 2. A pitch up to 300 words for an article you would like to write for Londnr,  or one poem up to 40 lines.
Further info: Fill in form via website: http://www.londnr.com/competition/Website: Website: http://www.londnr.com

Segora Vignette Competition
Closing date: 15th June 2017.
First prize: £100 or equivalent €.
Entry fee: £5 for one entry, £2.50 for each subsequent entry.
Theme: Space.
Further info: Winning vignettes will be published on the Segora web-site. Presentation evening and writing workshop to be announced.
Website: www.poetryproseandplays.com/

ALCS Award for Educational Writing
Closing date: 30th June 2017.
Prizes: £2,000.
Free entry.
Looking for: Traditionally published non-fiction for 5-11 year-olds that enhances learning.
Email: pjohnson@societyofauthors.org
Website: www.societyofauthors.org

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