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The London Magazine have extended their deadline to 14 Nov. for a short story under 4,000 words. Prizes: £500, £300, £200. Entry fee £10. Website http://www.thelondonmagazine.org.

Caledonia Novel Award. The first 20 pages, plus a 200-word synopsis of a novel by an unpublished writer. Prize: £1,000, plus online publication of the winning extract. Entry fee: £20. Deadline 1 Nov. Website: http://www.caledoniannovelaward.

Scribble Annual Short Story Competition. Stories with the first line ‘The white envelope fluttered down to the carpet/’ Up to 3,000 words. Prizes: £100. £50, £25. plus publication in Scribble. Entry fee: £4. Closing date: 1 Nov. Website: http://www.parkpublications.co.uk

Fish Prize for Short Stories, up to 5,000 words. Prizes: 3,000 Euros for the first; a week at Anam Cara Writer’s Retreat in West Cork plus 300 Euros expenses for the second; 300 Euros for the third. Entry fee: 22 Euros online, 20 Euros via post. Closing date: 30 Nov. Website: http://www.fishpublishing.com

H E Bates Short Story Competition. 2000 words. Fee £6 or two for £10. Prizes: £500, £100, £50. Deadline: 30 Nov. Website http://www.hebatescompetition.org.uk

Ink Tears Short Story Competition. 1,000 to 3,500 words. Prizes: £1,000, £100, 4x£25. Entry fee: £6. Deadline 30 Nov. Website: http://www.inktears.com

Why wait for January to make that resolution to enter more writing competitions?