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Open Competitions 2018

Opening Date: 1st August

Closing Date: 31st October


  • Short Story
  • Poetry
  • Novella Now in its 3rd year!


Short Story & Poetry
Big Money Prizes (both categories)
  • 1st prize: £ 200.
  • 2nd prize: £ 100.
  • 3rd prize: £ 50.

Winning entries may also be published in our anthology, The Write Path 2018.

The Write Path 2017

Last year's anthologies are available to buy, just click on the picture for details.

Fantastic Prizes of Book Print Deals
  • 1st prize to the value of £ 300.
  • 2nd prize to the value of £ 200.
  • 3rd prize to the value of £ 100.
The Book Print Deal Explained

Printed books to the value of the prizes given above, will be awarded.

According to our printer, you would be looking at 200 mono books, Royal size (234mm × 157mm), containing 144pp for £300; 125 books for £200 and 50 books for £100.

You do not have to use the prize on the entered work. Indeed how you use your prize with the printer is very flexible. Maybe you have a collection of short stories or poems ready for publication?

But, please note, there is no cash alternative available.


More details on these competitions will become available nearer to the starting date on 1st August.


Results for the open competitions 2018 will be available. You can also see results and awarded entries from previous years and other competitions.

Further Information

For enquiries and further information:

Email: comp-open@nawg.co.uk

Phone: +44 173 331 1680

Our Link Magazine, anthologies and all of NAWG

print jobs are printed by CMP (UK) Ltd.

NAWG endorses their work for speed and quality.

For book printing enquiries contact:


NAWG would like to thank CMP (UK) Ltd for giving these generous prizes

making these competitions possible, and for their continued support.

Book Printing • Self-Publishing • Anthologies •

Hard and Soft Back Book Production • Free guide and sample book

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