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Beechmore Life Writing Competition 2020

Name: Beechmore Life Writing CompetitionCategory: Short storyWord count: 1000 wordsEntry fee: FreePrize: £200, publication on Beechmore Books website, and a notebook of your choiceClosing date: 31 July

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The Jack Grapes Poetry Prize 2020

Name: Jack Grapes Poetry PrizeCategory: PoetryWord count: Not specifiedEntry fee: FreePrize: $3 winners will get $200 each and 6 finalists will get $50 each  Closing date: 31 August 2020 Cultural Weekly

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2020 Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship

Name: Miles Morland Foundation Writing ScholarshipCategory: Prose (fiction and non-fiction)Word count: proposal of a full-length bookEntry fee: FreePrize: £18,000 in grantClosing date: 18 September 2020

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Poetry Wales – Poetry Submissions

Name: Poetry Wales – Poetry SubmissionsCategory: PoetryWord count: 6 poems (no specific word-count)Entry fee: FreePrize: £20 per pageClosing date: 7/31/2020 for issue 56.2 and 1/1/2021 for issue

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The New Voices Award

Name: The New Voices AwardCategory: Fiction, Non-fiction, PoetryWord count: maximum of 1500 wordsEntry fee: FreePrize: $2000 and publication dealClosing date: August 31, 2020. Lee and Low Books are accepting

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The ArabLit Story Prize

Name: The ArabLit Story PrizeCategory: Short storyWord count: 3000 words or fewerEntry fee: FreePrize: $500Closing date: July 16, 2020. ArabLit Quarterly is a four-times-yearly magazine that brings together

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I was stripped of my rind Then discarded I was a forsaken matter The type you find in the refuse With malodorous neigbours And the songs of the flies   Dampened and depraved I thought that...

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