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2020 Competition Schedule

Updated: Jul 1

We'll be opening all of the competitions at the end of January, but for now, you can see what we've got planned below, including the revised prize pools, lowered entry fees, and addition of early bird entries along with savings and advanced announcements. For any queries, please get in touch!


2020 Novel Prize

Grand Prize: £1,000 + 15% CBCreative Course Discount + Atmos Invitation

Runner Up Prize: £500 + 15% CBCreative Course Discount + Atmos Invitation

Shortlist: 4x £100 + 15% CBCreative Course Discount + Atmos Invitation


Super Early Bird

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Announces: RESULTS ANNOUNCED


Early Bird

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Announces: 28/08/2020


Regular Submission

Opens: 28/06/2019

Closes: 28/09/2020

Announces: 16/12/2020

Entry Cost: £20.00

Optional Feedback Add-On: £8.00



2020 Flash Fiction Prize

Grand Prize: £500 + Atmos Invitation

Runner Up Prize: £200 + Atmos Invitation

Shortlist: 4x £50 + Atmos Invitation


Early Bird

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Announces: RESULTS ANNOUNCED


Regular Submission

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Announces: 16/09/2020



2020 Short Story Prize

Grand Prize: £500 + Atmos Invitation

Runner Up Prize: £200 + Atmos Invitation

Shortlist: 4x £50 + Atmos Invitation


Early Bird

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Announces: 28th June 2020


Regular Submission

Opens: 28/04/2020

Closes: 28/07/2020

Announces: 16/10/2020

Entry Cost: £10.00

Optional Feedback Add-On: £8.00



2020 Poetry Prize

Grand Prize: £500 + Atmos Invitation

Runner Up Prize: £200 + Atmos Invitation

Shortlist: 4x £50 + Atmos Collection


Early Bird

Closes: 28/05/2020

Announces: 28/07/2020

Entry Cost: £8.00 (£2.00 Saving)

Optional Feedback Add-On: £8.00


Regular Submission

Opens: 28/05/2020

Closes: 28/08/2020

Announces: 16/11/2020

Entry Cost: £10.00

Optional Feedback Add-On: £8.00


2020 Micro Fiction Prize: 'Grindstone's Apostles'

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Announces: 16/09/2020

Entry Cost: £2.00

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Please note that the above dates may be subject to change, and that further information will follow on how to submit your work to us. Thank you for your patience.

Grindstone Literary Ltd is a privately run company providing literary competitions and opportunities to aspiring authors.

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