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With apologies for this having somehow gone missing yesterday. Please remember to double-check details on the appropriate website in case of any errors on the part of ninevoices. We wouldn’t want you to miss a deadline or get the entry details wrong.

To Hull and Back Writing Competition. Humorous stories up to 4,000 words. Prizes: £200, £100, £50, anthology publication. Entry fee: £5 (£8 for two, £10 for three). Closing date 31 August. Website: http://www.christopherfielden.com

Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition. Short stories up to 2,000 words, poetry up to 40 lines. Any theme. Prizes: £500, publication in Creative Writing Annual, a year’s subscription to Granta books courtesy of Bloodaxe Books and Vintage. Entry fee: £10 for two pieces of one kind. Closing date: 31 August. Website: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com. (They also have a children’s competition – see website for details)

With the Manchester Fiction and Poetry Prize being put back from end August to 25 September, August competitions are few. But maybe the change to the Manchester deadline date means they’re short of entries. With a £10,000 prize this would be surprising, but it’s worth thinking about…

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