The Society of Women Writers and Journalists have launched an international life writing competition. length - 3000 words deadline - September 30 2011 entry fee £7
prizes: there are two age categories (which is unusual in an adult competition): 20 to 40 year old and over 40s and three very decent cash prizes for each category: 1st - £3,000, 2nd - £1,000, 3rd - £500.
Judges are Katie Fforde and Sophie King - both big in romantic novelist association.
(ps Open to men too - check out all the conditions by clicking on the title of this post.)