As we don’t want you to rest on your laurels – here are some competitions for you to enter that have a closing date in June:-
British Czech & Slovak Association. Short stories and non-fiction, up to 2,000 words, exploring the links between Britain and the Czech/Slovak Republics. Free Entry. Prizes: £300, £100, publication in the British Czech and Slovak Review. Closing date 30 June. Website for details: http://www.bcsa.co.uk
Writers Bureau Annual Short Story Award for stories up to 2,000 words on any subject. Entry fee £5. Prizes: £300 plus Writers Bureau course worth over £300; £200, £100, plus publication in Freelance Market News. Closing date 30 June. Website for details: http://www.wbcompetition.com
William Soutar Writing Prize for short stories, up to 2,000, ‘in English or Scots’. Free entry. Prizes: first, Arvon writing course,; second £100 book tokens. Additional £50 book tokens for best entry from Perth and Kinross. Closing date 30 June. Website for details: http://www.pkc.gov.uk/library.
British Fantasy Society Short Story, including magic realism and horror – up to 5,000 words. Entry fee £5, free for BFS members.Closing date 30 June. Prizes: £100, £50, £20, plus a year’s membership of BFS. Website for details: http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk
Finally – with only ten days to go – Mslexia Women’s Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions. For poems of any length or style, or collections of 20-24 pages of 18-20 poems. Prizes: £2,000 plus additional prizes to be announced, £400, £200. All winning entries will be published in September 2015 Mslexia. Pamphlet: publication plus complimentary copies and royalties from sales. CLOSING DATE 15 JUNE. Check website for entry date, which may have changed, entry fee and full details: http://www.mslexia.co.uk