The Aurora Prize for Writing is a national competition run by our fellow Region Literature Development Agency Writing East Midlands, in partnership with the Society of Authors. The prize was first awarded in 2016 and seeks outstanding new writing in short fiction (of up to 2,000 words) and poetry (of up to 60 lines). With its heart firmly in the East Midlands, there are also prizes for the best writing from the region, in both categories.

The prize is now open for submissions, and the deadline for entries is Monday 8th June 2020 at midnight.

To read last year’s entries and for full submission guidelines please visit the Writing East Midlands website