I thought there used to be a thread on non-boards writing competitions? I found it really helpful, so I'm going to try to start the tradition again. Feel free to delete this post if I'm breaking a rule.
Writing competitions are helpful in getting you to sit down and actually write. They're great for motivation. There are so many out there it's hard to keep track, so why don't we help each other out?
Post writing competitions you come across. Irish residents should be eligible for competitions you post. Post criteria, if possible, and closing dates, entry fees (if applicable), etc.
Telegraph Ghost Story Competition
Open to ROI residents. No entry fee.
Brief: Write a ghost story; 2,000 words or less.
Prize: A shortlist of six stories will be selected and published on telegraph.co.uk on December 4, and the winning story will be published in The Daily Telegraph on December 11. The winner will have his or her story published and illustrated in The Daily Telegraph Saturday Review, and will receive a unique specially bound copy of The Small Hand by Susan Hill.
Closing Date: November 20th.
Entry details found on the link above.