The Bath Children’s Novel Competition

This UK competition closes on the December 2nd. It is open to international writers who are yet to be traditionally published. Submit the first 5,000 words and a one page synopsis of your middle grade or YA novel. More details at


Buzz Words Short Story Competition

Submit your story for children 8-11. All entries must be less than 1.500 words. It is open to all Australian permanent residents who are over 18. There is a $10 entry fee and cash prizes. Entries close 31 December 2018. More details at


Jackie’s Spring Poetry/Verse Stories Competition

This competition is for adults writing for children, with two categories; stories in verse and rhyming poetry. Entries close November 30.  More details at