The Forward Prizes for Poetry are the most influential awards for new poetry in the UK and Ireland, honouring fresh voices alongside internationally established names. The Forward Prizes for Poetry for book-length collections welcomes submissions from the editors and publishers of books. For Best Single Poem – Written, submissions must come from magazines, online journals and competitions, published in the UK and Ireland, and the Best Single Poem – Performed category will be self submission from poets.
If you fancy a £3,000 cash injection and the chance to spend two months working on your writing in Italy then send in your best proposal for a book-length essay of 25,000 words minimum. Judges will be looking for essays that explore and expand the possibilities of the essay form, with no restrictions on theme or subject matter.
The BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University (NSSA) is open for submissions. The award is one of the most prestigious for a single short story, with the winning author receiving £15,000, and four further shortlisted authors £600 each. The stories are broadcast on Radio 4 and available to listen to on BBC Sounds, and also published in an anthology by Comma Press. Alumni of the award include Zadie Smith, Hilary Mantel, Jon McGregor, Ingrid Persaud, Cynan Jones, Sarah Hall, Saba Sams and Lucy Caldwell.
David Fickling Books are looking for a special new storyteller. Could it be you?Arvon are delighted to be partnering with David Fickling Books in their Search for a Storyteller competition for a limited time, to new, un-agented, un-published authors.For the month of February 2024, DFB will be accepting unsolicited submissions in our Search for a Storyteller.