BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

International flash fiction Competition has big prizes for small stories

This competition is truly international as entries are accepted in four languages: English, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew. The winner of the contest administered by the Museum of Words in Madrid … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · 4 Comments

Make a beeline for this cliché short story competition

I’ve just heard from the organisors of The Stringybark Dog Eat Dog Short Story Award 2017, an Australian competition that welcomes international entries. They are looking for stories that have … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · 8 Comments

International Short Story Competition

Short FICTION is a high-quality British print and online journal, publishing some of the finest short stories from around the world. General submissions (up to 5000 words) can only be sent … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 3 Comments

Write a radio drama – international writing competition

A Playwriting Competition run by the Sussex Playwrights Club is now open. They are looking for a 30 minute thriller or mystery radio drama for two to six actors . … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · 3 Comments

International Poetry competition – one of the biggest and best

One of the world’s biggest and most prestigious poetry contests, the National Poetry Competition is now open for previously unpublished poems of up to 40 lines on any subject. (Publication … Continue reading

July 16, 2016 · 9 Comments

An international Poetry Competition for young people

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is free to enter and open to poets aged 11-17 from across the world. Poems can be on any theme or length. … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

International humour competition

In honour of the man beloved by quotation compilers, Mark Twain House and Musuem are running the third annual writing competition. You don’t have to write in the style of … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · 19 Comments

Write a Short Story for Radio

Carried in Waves is a short story competition for radio organised by University College Cork. The brief is wide: the story can be on any subject, written in any style, … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · 10 Comments

I’m not a poet, but I’ve read enough bad poetry to recognise what poets shouldn’t do…

I’m not a poet. In fact, one of the exercises in my guide to creative writing* is called the I-don’t-want-to-wrie-a-poem poetry exercise. The fact that I’m not a poet makes … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

News flash! Six months until you can enter this international writing competition – but you may need the time

I only became aware of Erma Bombeck a couple of years ago and I regret that I never read any of her newspaper columns. She must, though, be a very … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 1 Comment