Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting
Bruntwood is looking for scripts that are original and unperformed, by writers of any experience. Deadline June 6, 2011. Must be at least 16, a resident in the UK or Ireland. Submit only one play. Plays must be original, unpublished, and over one hour. First Prize £16,000 - with the offer of a year-long attachment with the Royal Exchange Theatre. Three Judges' Awards of £8,000 each.
Blood Ink Writing Competition
Maximum words: 5,000. Prizes: £999, £307, £121 plus publication. Deadline: June 1, 2011. Blood Ink is on the look out for crime stories that delve into the motives of those who have been wronged, who seek revenge in the most unlikely of settings.
Kings Cross Award
Deadline September 1, 2011. Open to writers of all levels of experience resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland.
Seeks imaginative, original work which explores the unique possibilities of writing for the stage. The winning playwright will be awarded with a £4,000 cash prize. The winning play will be presented as a stage rehearsal reading.
Hastings International Poetry Competition 2011
Cash Prizes of £150, £75, £50 and £25. Competitors may enter as many poems as they wish. No poem must exceed 50 lines in length. Previously published poems are ineligible. Poems will be neither acknowledged nor returned unless a stamped addressed envelope is enclosed. Poems must not bear the name of the author which should appear on the entry form. Each poem must be accompanied by an entry fee of £2 .00. Cheques / Postal Orders should be made payable to J. Austin. The closing date for entries is 15th October 2011.