Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Competition Monthly with Francesca Burgess

Another month and many more new competition details from Francesca - as well as some good news!


Some more good comp news for me this since my last post went up. Firstly, I was longlisted in Frome Short Story Competition (though got no further). Soon after I had a phone call to tell me I've been shortlisted in the Wells Festival of Literature Story for Children Competition, with a Young Adult novel called How to Handle Plan B. The results of that will be announced at the festival on October 16th. I'll be heading along, and I believe a fellow short-lister and RNA member, Celia J Anderson, will also be attending. Wish us luck!


If you're placed, shortlisted, highly commended or even longlisted in a competition, be sure to take a screen capture of the relevant page on the internet and keep it safe (as well as entering the details onto your competition spreadsheet). It will be one of your 'clippings', remind you of your success and can always be used as an illustration in a blog post or web page (as you can see!).
Good luck, everybody.

***Closing Soon***
The Creative Competitor Writing Competition
Theme: Use the photo provided. Max 500 words
Prize: £500 / £300 / £200 / £100
Competition deadline: 30 September 2016
Entry: £3.50 Details 

***Closing Soon***
The Caterpillar Story for Children Prize 2016 
Theme: Any theme suitable for 7-11 year olds.
Prize: €500 / €300 / €200
Competition deadline: 30 September 2016
Entry: €12 Details

The Creative Competitor Spine Chilling Competition
Theme: Horror stories. Max 1,000 words
Prize: £500 / £300 / £200 / £100
Competition deadline: 31 October 2016
Entry: £3.50 Details

Southport Writers' Circle Annual Short Story Competition
Theme: Open, max 2,000 words
Prize: £150 / £80 / £30
Competition deadline: 31 October 2016
Entry: £3 / £10 for 4 Details

The McKetterick Prize
Theme: Novel either published in 2016 or not at all. Author to have no other novel published and be over 40.
Prize: £4,000 / £1,000 runner up
Competition deadline: 31 October 2016
Entry: Free Details 

NAWG Short Story Competition
Theme: Open, 500-2,000 words
Prize: £250 / £100 / £50
Competition deadline: 31 October 2016
Entry: £5 Details

The Caledonia Novel Award
Theme: All genres, adult and YA, at least 50,000 words long.
Prize: £1,000
Competition deadline: 1 November 2016
Entry: £20 Details

The Bath Children's Novel Award
Theme: Novel for children or YA. Author must by unpublished or independently published.
Prize: £2,000. Additional £500 shortlist award
Competition deadline: 20 November 2016
Entry: £22 Details 

Times / Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition
Theme: Children's novel for 7-18 year old
Prize: £10,000 advance (subject to contract), representation from top children's literary agent.
Competition deadline: 18 December 2016
Entry: £15 Details

About Francesca:
Francesca Capaldi Burgess has been placed or shortlisted in a number of competitions including Twyford Writers, Winchester Writers' Conference, Chorley and District Writers' Circle, Flash a Famous Phrase, Meridian Writing and Writing Magazine. Her shortlisted entry 
for The People's Friend serial competition is due to be published soon. She's had stories published in magazines worldwide and in three anthologies, including Diamonds and Pearls and 100 Stories for Haiti. She is a member of the RNA New Writers' Scheme.
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Thank you, Francesca! Good luck to anyone entering competitions this month.

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This post was prepared by blog team member, Louisa Heaton.

2 comments:

Natalie Kleinman said...

A great selection here as ever, Francesca. Thank you

Francesca Capaldi Burgess said...

Thanks, Natalie.