Category Archives: Competitions

  • Ugandan Writer Shortlisted for Caine Prize


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    Ugandan writer Beatrice Lamwaka has been shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing – one of the leading prizes open to African writers. Beatrice has participated in both the British Council ‘Crossing Borders’ programme, directed by Professor Graham Mort from Lancaster. and the recent ‘Lancaster/Uganda Friends Writing Project’ organised by the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research and funded Continue Reading

  • Stepping Stones Nigeria: Short Story Competition


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    This short story competition for amateur writers is part of an effort to raise £5000 for Stepping Stones Nigeria. A panel of judges including award winning novelist Goretti Kyomuhendo will select the three winning short stories. Short stories of no more than 1000 words are invited with the opening or closing line: ‘In the distance Continue Reading

  • International Radio Playwriting Competition 2011


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    The biennial International Radio Playwriting Competition is run bythe BBC World Service and the British Council and is now in its twenty second year. It is a competition for anyone resident outside Britain, to write a 60-minute radio drama for up to six characters. There are two categories: one for writers with English as their first language and one for Continue Reading

  • The Wasafiri New Writing Prize


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    The Wasafiri New Writing Prize is now open for entries. Now in its second year the Wasafiri New Writing Prize is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book. We are looking for creative submissions in one of three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing. To enter simply fill in the entry form Continue Reading

  • International Student Writing Competition


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    The Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts (NCLA) is pleased to announce the inaugural International Student Writing Competition. The competition, the first of its kind to be sponsored by NCLA, aims to attract outstanding work which captures the day-to-day lives of international students living and studying in the UK (1st Prize: £1000; 2nd Prize: £500; Continue Reading