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Poetry competition - click here to enter online in seconds The International Poetry Competition ran for 15 years, from 2001 to 2016. To view the past winners, click here.
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Short story contest - click here to enter online in seconds The International Short Story Contest ran for 13 years, from 2004 to 2017. To view the past winners, click here.
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