Writing Competitions & Opportunities – January 2019

January. How very dare you.

2019 is upon us and some brand new deadlines are fast approaching… TIME FOR A BRAND NEW LISTINGS BLOG, WOOOOO!

Join us in our #Submit2019 challenge and beat your personal best on submissions this year, like a frickin’ boss. We’ll start you off with a bumper list of new year opportunities, calls for submission and writing competitions. Just pick one (or two, or three, or ten) and get subbing.

Broken Silence Theatre Young Writer in Residence

Deadline: 1st Jan 2019
Word Limit: 
8-12 page play script/extract and 200 words on why this opportunity would help your writing career
Prize:
One regional writer from the South East will be chosen to receive tailored career support, including a minimum of 2 x mentoring/feedback sessions, 1 x script workshop and 1 x rehearsed reading, culminating in the development of a new full-length play over a 12-month period.
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Open to writers aged 18-30. Writers must currently live, or originally come from, one of the following counties: Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey or Sussex.

More details and submissions info HERE

James Knudsen Prize for Fiction

Deadline: 1st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
7500 words
Prize:
$1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Notes:
 Fee includes a copy of the contest issue. The winner also receives a year’s subscription to Bayou Magazine.

More details and submissions info HERE

pacificREVIEW

Deadline: 1st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Fiction & non fiction: 4500 words, Poetry: 2-3 poems, max 2 pages
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
 Theme: ‘hallucination

More details and submissions info HERE

Steam and Lace (Steampunk) Anthology

Deadline: 1st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
1000-10,000 words
Payment:
 $0.01/word
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
The story must have a fantasy/speculative element and address the ‘steam and lace’ theme in some way.

More details and submissions info HERE

Teignmouth Poetry Festival Competition

Deadline: 1st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
35 lines
Prize:
1st prize: £500, 2nd prize: £250, 3rd prize: £100
Entry Fee: 1 poem: £4.50, subsequent poems: £3.50
Notes:
 There is also a local competition for residents within post codes TQ12, TQ14, EX7.

More details and submissions info HERE

Ellipsis Zine Five: ‘Love/Pride’

Deadline: 3rd Jan 2019
Word Limit:
800 words (excluding title)
Prize:
All published authors are entitled to a free copy, a discount of issues and a share in the royalties
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
This zine will be a celebration of LGBTQ writers and writing.

More details and submissions info HERE

SAND Journal Issue #19

Deadline: 5th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Poetry: up to 5 pages, Prose: 5000 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
 SAND is particularly interested in work by women, people from the LGBTQ+ community, people of colour, and people from marginalised locations.

More details and submissions info HERE

Liar’s League London

Deadline: 6th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
800-2,000 words
Prize:
Public reading of your story + mp3 & YouTube recording + free drinks all night at the Liar’s League event (or a free book if you can’t attend)
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
 Theme: Love & Lust – accepted stories will be read by a professional actor on the 12th of February

More details and submissions info HERE

BBC Writersroom DRAMA Script Room 2019

Deadline: 7th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Drama scripts of up to 30 minutes
Prize: 
Winners will join the 2018 drama writing development scheme
Entry Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

Great Eighty Challenge (RECURRING)

Deadline: 7th & 28th Jan 2019 
Word Limit:
Exactly 80 words
Payment:
Royalties on collection sales
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Recurring contest – 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month

More details and submissions info HERE

Mogford Food & Drink Short Story Prize

Deadline: 7th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
2500 words
Prize:
£10,000
Entry Fee: £10
Notes: Food and drink must be at the heart of your story.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Fresher Writing Prize

Deadline: 9th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Fiction: 3000 words, Poetry: 42 lines
Prize:
£200 in each category
Entry Fee: £7
Notes:
Optional theme: ‘peace

More details and submissions info HERE

The Stinging Fly Issue 40 – Poetry

Deadline: 9th Jan 2019
Word Limit: 
1-3 poems – submissions should be ‘just as long (or as short) as they need to be’
Payment:
€40 for single poem/magazine page
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Special interest in publishing new writers. This issue will be guest edited by Danny Denton. Read Danny’s editorial statement here.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Disquiet Prize

Deadline: 10th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Fiction/non-fiction up to 25 pages, or up to 6 poems (10 pages total)
Prize:
Full fellowship (airfare stipend, tuition, and housing included) to the 2019 DISQUIET International Program in Lisbon, Portugal
Entry Fee: $15

More details and submissions info HERE

Full Bleed

Deadline: 10th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Essays: 7500 words, Columns: 1000-2000 words, Fiction & poetry: not stated
Payment: 
All contributors will receive a modest honorarium for their work
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘machines

More details and submissions info HERE

St Martin’s Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

Deadline: 11th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Full book-length crime novel manuscripts (min 60,000 words)
Prize:
$10,000 advance + publishing contract with Minotaur Books
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Murder or another serious crime/s must be at the heart of the story.

More details and submissions info HERE

Cahoodaloodaling Issue #28

Deadline: 12th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Fiction and poetry: 1-3 pieces per submission
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘witness

More details and submissions info HERE

Magma Poetry Competition

Deadline: 12th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Judge’s prize: 11-50 lines, Editors’ prize: 10 lines
Prize:
1st: £1,000, 2nd: £300, 3rd: £150 (in each category)
Entry Fee: £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for subsequent poems
Notes:
The six prize-winning poems will be published in Magma and there will also be five special mentions for the Judge’s Prize and for the Editors’ Prize. Winning and commended poets will be invited to read their poems at a Magma Competition Event in Spring 2019.

More details and submissions info HERE

Make it Write New Play Writing Competition

Deadline: 12th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
30 minute plays
Prize:
Four plays will be performed at the new Hope Street Theatre in Liverpool during the Liverpool Fringe Festival (14-15th June 2019)
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Theme ‘monsters‘.There are four categories: Rookie, Underrepresented, Women, and Open. Authors must be a current resident of the North West of England.

More details and submissions info HERE

London Independent Story Prize

Deadline: 13th Jan 2019 (early bird entry*)
Word Limit:
300 words
Prize:
£200
Entry Fee: 1 entry: £5, 2 entries: £9, 3 entries: £14
Notes:
*Deadline extends until 5th May 2019 with increased submission fees.

More details and submissions info HERE

Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival Poetry Competition

Deadline: 13th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
30 lines
Prize:
£200 (over 18s), £70 (12-17), £50 (up to 11)
Entry Fee: £4 (free for under 18s)
Notes: 
Competitors may submit up to 5 entries. There are three age groups: up to 11, 12-17, and 18+.

More details and submissions info HERE

Colorado Prize for Poetry

Deadline: 13th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
A book-length collection of poems (48-100 pages)
Prize:
$2,000
Entry Fee: $28
Notes:
All entrants receive a one-year subscription to Colorado Review

More details and submissions info HERE

Calibre Essay Prize

Deadline: 14th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
A non-fiction essay of 2000-5000 words
Prize:
1st prize: AU$5,000, 2nd prize: AU$2,500
Entry Fee: AU$25 (discounts for subscribers and students)
Notes:
Non-subscribers will receive access to ABR Online free of charge for four months.

More details and submissions info HERE

Writers in the Forest

Deadline: 14th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
CV + 750 word (or 3 minute video/Soundcloud) pitch
Prize:
£2,500 + unique access to UK forests + development opportunities + promotional support
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Forestry Commission England is looking for two writers to tell the story of our nation’s forests

More details and submissions info HERE

Blink-Ink Robots/AI Issue

Deadline: 15th Jan 2019
Word Limit: 
50 words
Entry Fee:
FREE
Notes:
Theme: ‘robots & AI

More details and submissions info HERE

Fifth Estate

Deadline: 15th Jan 2019
Word Limit: 
800-1200 words (Fifth Estate recommend sending a proposal before submitting articles)
Entry Fee:
FREE
Notes:
Theme: ‘I will NOT obey!‘ Fifth Estate is seeking analytical articles, news reports, essays, poetry, and fiction on acts of refusal and resistance, either individually or collectively.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Short Story Project: New Beginnings

Deadline: 15th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
2500 words
Prize: 1st prize: $5,000, 2nd prize: $1,900, 3rd prize: $950
Entry Fee:
$17
Notes:
Other runner-up cash prizes are available

More details and submissions info HERE

Slice Magazine

Deadline: 15th Jan 2019
Word Limit: 
5000 words (max 5 poems, 2 stories, 5 flash fiction pieces, 2 essays)
Payment: $250 for stories, $75 for poems
Entry Fee:
FREE
Notes:
Theme: ‘birth

More details and submissions info HERE

Vassar Review

Deadline: 15th Jan 2019
Word Limit: 
Fiction/Literary nonfiction: 30 pages, Poetry: 6 poems or 10 pages, Reviews: 2 works
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Theme: ‘Fact, Fiction, Fabrication: Truth or Lies in Art and Literature‘.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Wild Word

Deadline: 15th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
3500 words
Entry Fee:
FREE
Notes:
Theme: ‘Let it snow

More details and submissions info HERE

Wizards in Space

Deadline: 15th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Fiction & non fiction: 5000 words, Poetry: up to 4 poems
Payment:
$30
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
For Issue 04, Wizards in Space is looking for impactful work that “orbits the charged and current conversations of our world and tell authentic stories just waiting to lift off …  themes of space and place, things that change and things that don’t, the spots we share and the ones we keep to ourselves.

More details and submissions info HERE

Zimbell House Publishing: 1929

Deadline: 15th Jan 2019
Word Limit: 
3500-15,000 words
Prize: All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover. Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories that take place in 1929.

More details and submissions info HERE

Ellipsis Flash Collection Competition

Deadline: 17th Jan 2019
Word Limit: 
A flash collection of 7000-17,000 words (each individual piece should be no longer than 1000 words) + contents page
Prize: The published author will receive 10 complimentary copies and a royalty payment of 25% of each collection sold, in line with Ellipsis’ standard royalty payments.
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: All collections must include at least 50% content that is unpublished online or in print, this also includes self-published pieces.

More details and submissions info HERE

Fiction War Winter 2019Q1

Deadline: 18th-21st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
1,000 words
Prize:
1st: $1,000, 14 x finalists: $100
Entry Fee: $33.46
Notes:
Themed prompts released over 3 days

More details and submissions info HERE

Local Nomad: Temp Nation

Deadline: 19th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Short fiction: 1500 words, Flash fiction: 150 words, Poetry: up to 5 poems
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
The Spring 2019 issue will be all about temporary and contract work, work without “benefits” or with only part-time benefits, adjunct teaching, substitute teaching, freelancing, “seasonal” work, on-call work, sex work, telecommuting; in short — life & struggles in the gig economy.  

More details and submissions info HERE

Enchanted Conversation

Deadline: 20th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Fiction: 700-2000 words, poetry: any length, sequential art/comics: 1-5 pages
Payment:
$10
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Theme: The Love Issue.  Enchanted Conversation is looking for stories and sequential art (aka comics) that explore the different aspects of love set within the fairy tale, folktale, or mythic templatesNo poetry, sci-fi, dystopian, erotica, high fantasy, excessive world building, time-travel, futuristic, or space travel.

More details and submissions info HERE

Three Rock Writers’ Resort Residency Programme

Deadline: 20th Jan 2019
Word Limit: 
Up to 3 first chapters (for novels), 3 stories (for short stories collection) or 12 poems (for poetry books) + 200-word bio + 300-word summary of your proposed project
Prize: A 1-week stay at the Three Rock Writers’ Resort in Crete. A full stipend will be offered to one project and half stipends (50% discount) to 20 other projects for 1-2 week stays.
Entry Fee: €10
Notes: 
Writers who are be accepted can submit their text to Strange Days Books publishing for a chance to win a publication contract. SDB will publish one book per year from writers who follow and complete the Three Rock Resort Residency.

More details and submissions info HERE

War of the Worlds: Absolute War

Deadline: 20th Jan 2019
Word Limit: 
4000-20,000 words
Payment: 5% of the gross profit will be paid for each accepted story
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: 
War of the Worlds: Absolute War is a collection of short stories expanding on H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds and seeking to show the entire world’s response to the Invasion.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Nine Dots Prize

Deadline: 21st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
A 3,000-word response to the contest question + an outline structure for a proposed book on the subject + a justification statement of your ability to complete the book in seven months 
Prize:
$100,000
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Question: ‘Is there still no place like home?

More details and submissions info HERE

Best Winter Tale Competition

Deadline: 22nd Jan 2019
Word Limit:
300-5000 words
Prize:
$200
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Write a fairy tale or folk tale themed around winter and its elements, such as snow, ice, frost, blizzards, etc.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Poetry Kit Winter Competition

Deadline: 22nd Jan 2019
Word Limit:
No length or style restrictions
Prize:
1st prize: £100, 2nd prize: £50
Entry Fee: 1 poem: £3.50, 3 poems: £8, 5 poems: £10

More details and submissions info HERE

The Writer’s Cafe Magazine

Deadline: 22nd Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Fiction: 1000 words, Poetry: up to 5 poems
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘letters

More details and submissions info HERE

Nonbinary Review Issue #20

Deadline: 23rd Jan 2018
Word Limit:
Fiction/creative nonfiction: up to 5,000 words, flash fiction: 1-5 pieces of up to 1000 words each, poetry: up to 3 pages 
Payment: 
1 cent per word for fiction and nonfiction, and a flat fee of $10 per poem and $25 per piece of visual art
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Theme: Books of Blood – all entries should include a cover letter + 50 word bio

More details and submissions info HERE

Sixfold Spring 2019

Deadline: 24th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
5,000 words of fiction, 1-5 poems
Prize:
$1,000
Entry Fee: $5
Notes:
Stories are submitted into 3 rounds of voting by participating writers (more on how it works here).

More details and submissions info HERE

A3 Review (RECURRING)

Deadline: 26th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
150 words (not incl title)
Prize:
1st prize: £175, 2nd prize: £100, 3rd prize: £75
Entry Fee: $5/£3
Notes:
Theme: ‘top‘ – optional critique for an extra $10

More details and submissions info HERE

Well Review Poetry Prize

Deadline: 26th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
No restriction on style, theme or length
Prize:
1st Prize: €1,000 2nd Prize: €500 3rd Prize: €250
Entry Fee: 1 poem: €8.00, 2 poems: €16.00, 3 poems: €20.00
Notes: 
The winning entries and three additional shortlistees will be published in Issue Three of The Well Review

More details and submissions info HERE

Every Day Fiction

Deadline: 27th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
1000 words
Payment:
$3 per story
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Every Day Fiction are looking for stories on the following subjects for February 2019: Groundhog Day, The Day the Music Died, The Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, getting tired of winter/cabin fever. 

More details and submissions info HERE

Retreat West First Chapter Competition

Deadline: 27th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
First chapter up to 3500 words
Prize:
Submission package reviews and feedback from Sarah Manning and Amanda Saint
Entry Fee: £10

More details and submissions info HERE

OWS Ink Fiction Anthology

Deadline: 28th Jan 2019
Word Limit: 
3500-10,000 words
Payment:
Selected authors will receive a gratis e-copy and a portion of royalties to be determined after the deadline.
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Stories must be within the steampunk genre

More details and submissions info HERE

Fiction Factory Short Story Competition

Deadline: 30th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
3,000 words
Prize:
1st: £150, 2nd: £50, 3rd: £25
Entry Fee: £6
Notes:
No YA or children’s fiction. Optional critique: £8.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Writer’s Retreat UK Short, Short Story Competition

Deadline: 30th Jan 2019
Word Limit:
250-1000 words
Prize:
1st: £200 + a free Writer’s Retreat UK Lake district retreat, 2nd: £100 + 50% retreat discount, 3rd: £50 + 50% retreat discount, 16x merit prizes: £15 each + 50% retreat discount
Entry Fee: £15
Notes:
All winning and shortlisted stories will be published on the Writer’s Retreat UK website and included in the first Writer’s Retreat UK Short Story Anthology that will be published in 2020.

More details and submissions info HERE

3Elements Review

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Fiction & non-fiction: 3500 words, Poetry: up to 2 pages
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
The three elements for the spring issue are: Gaslight, Slip, Metronome. All three must be included in your story or poem for your work to be considered for publication.

More details and submissions info HERE

47th New Millennium Awards

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Fiction & non-fiction: 6000 words, flash fiction: 1000 words, poetry: up to 3 poems (5 pages in total)
Prize:
$1,000 for winner of each category
Entry Fee: $20 (discounts for multiple entries)
Notes:
Categories in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, flash fiction

More details and submissions info HERE

Amsterdam Quarterly

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Fiction & non-fiction: 3000 words, Poetry: 2 pages max
Payment:
Contributors will be paid in two copies of the AQ yearbook.
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Theme: ‘media

More details and submissions info HERE

Autumn House Rising Writer Contest

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
full-length book of poetry, approx 50-70 pages
Prize:
$500 advance + $500 travel expenses + publicity grant
Entry Fee: $25
Notes:
Entrants must be 33 years or younger in 2019. Submissions must be the author’s first full-length collection.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Big Moose Prize

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
full novel manuscript (90-1,000 pages)
Prize: $1000 + book publication + 10 copies
Entry Fee: $25

More details and submissions info HERE

The Fantastica Prize

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Science fiction manuscripts of at least 30,000 words
Prize: 
$2,000 + print and digital publication + royalties
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Science fiction, not fantasy. Anything high-tech, low-tech or even no-tech. Entrants must normally be residents of Australia or New Zealand.

More details and submissions info HERE

Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
4,000 words
Prize:
1st prize: €1,000, 2nd prize: A week’s writing retreat in Spain + €300, 3rd prize: €200
Entry Fee: €17 (€11 for subsequent entries)
Notes:
The best 10 memoirs will be published in the FISH ANTHOLOGY 2019.

More details and submissions info HERE

Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellowship

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
A literary CV + a cover letter + a course outline for a short story masterclass
Prize:
A 12-week fellowship + a monthly stipend of €2500 (total €7,500) + self-catering  accommodation + economy flights between the author’s country of residence and Cork
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
The Short Story Fellow must have at least two full-length  works of fiction published, of which at least one must be a short story collection.

More details and submissions info HERE

Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
A selection of 15 poems up to 36 lines (including breaks)
Prize:
Two winners will have a poetry collection published and receive 20 copies
Entry Fee: £15
Notes: Winning collections will be up to 52 pages in length and published June 2019

More details and submissions info HERE

The Kent and Sussex Poetry Society Open Competition

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
40 lines
Prize:
1st: £1,000, 2nd: £300, 3rd: £100, 4 x £50 runners-up
Entry Fee: 1 poem: £5, 3 or more poems: £4 each

More details and submissions info HERE

Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
1,200 words
Prize:
Scholarship to the 2019 Writers Workshop in Gambier, Ohio
Entry Fee: $24
Notes:
Entrants must not have had a book of fiction already published

More details and submissions info HERE

Lamar York Prizes

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Fiction and non-fiction up to 6,000 words
Prize:
Two prizes of $1,000
Entry Fee: $18

More details and submissions info HERE

Lancashire Authors’ Association Open Competition

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Exactly 100 words (excludes title)
Prize:
£100
Entry Fee: £2 each, or 3 for £5

More details and submissions info HERE

The Masters Review Winter Short Story Award for New Writers

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
7000 words
Prize: 
1st prize: $3000 + publication + agency review, 2nd prize: $300, 3rd prize: $200
Entry Fee: $20
Notes: Emerging writers only (includes self-published writers and writers with story collections and novels with a small circulation of fewer than 5000).

More details and submissions info HERE

Neon Magazine Open Submissions

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
No word limit
Prize:
Accepted authors receive a contributor copy and a small royalty payment
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘futurism‘. Neon prefer darker pieces, especially those with an element of the surreal or speculative, but are open to reading anything and like to be surprised.

More details and submissions info HERE

Prole Laureate Poetry Competition

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Open to any style, content or length
Prize:
1st prize: £200, 2x runners up: £50
Entry Fee: 1st entry: £3, subsequent entries: £2

More details and submissions info HERE

Puchi Award

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Book-length manuscripts + 2000 word summary
Prize:
€8,000 + publication by Fulgencio Pimentel
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Contestants may submit works-in-progress or finished works that have never been published

More details and submissions info HERE

Pure Slush: Envy

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
1000 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘envy

More details and submissions info HERE

St Petrocs Poetry Competition

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019 
Word Limit:
40 lines (max 3 poem per entry)
Prize: 1st prize: £50, 5x runners-up: £25
Entry Fee: 1 poem: £5, 2 poems: £8.00, 3 poems: £9.00 (entry is free for under 19s and St Petrocs clients)
Notes: Theme: ‘homeless‘. All proceeds will go towards supporting street homeless people in Cornwall. Winning entries will be published in a poetry collection in Spring 2019.

More details and submissions info HERE

Room Magazine

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019 
Word Limit:
3500 words of fiction or non-fiction, or up to 5 poems
Payment: $50 CAD for one page, $60 for two pages, $90 for three pages, $120 for four pages, $150 for five or more page
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘sports culture and athletics‘. Room publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art by women (cisgender and transgender), transgender men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary people.

More details and submissions info HERE

Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019 (regular deadline*)
Word Limit:
Feature and TV scripts
Prize: Ongoing professional support and a special trip to Los Angeles for meetings and introductions to key entertainment studio executives, producers, literary managers and agents.
Entry Fee: $69 ($138 with feedback)
Notes: *Deadlines extend until 28th Feb 2019 with increased fees

More details and submissions info HERE

The Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
250-1000
Prize: 1st prize: $500, 2x runners up: $100
Entry Fee: $10
Notes: Paranormal or supernatural theme, including magic realism.

More details and submissions info HERE

Tigershark

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Fiction & non-fiction: 5000 words, Poetry: any length
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘Love & hate

More details and submissions info HERE

Txtlit (RECURRING)

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
160 characters
Entry Fee: Submissions are made by text message. You will be charged for one standard text by your network operator.
Notes: Check website for this month’s theme.

More details and submissions info HERE

WriteMentor Children’s Novel Award

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
The first 3000 words of a children’s novel + 1 page synopsis
Prize: 1st prize: £500, Shortlist: a place on the #WriteMentor programme
Entry Fee: £5 (or free for low income entrants)
Notes: Open to YA/MG entries of any genre. Self-published novels eligible.

More details and submissions info HERE

Writing West Midlands Room 204 Writer Development Programme

Deadline: 31st Jan 2019
Word Limit:
Writing example of up to 3 pieces (total 3000 words) + 2-year writing history + personal statement
Prize: Mentoring and career development worth over £1,000
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Room 204 is for emerging writers living, working or studying in the West Midlands who are looking for career development.

More details and submissions info HERE

Ad Hoc Fiction (RECURRING)

Deadline: Various (weekly)
Word Limit:
150 words
Prize:
Free entry to the Bath Flash Fiction Award
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: 
Entries must include the prompt word (see website for latest deadline). Once submissions are closed, entries are published for public voting on the Ad Hoc site.

More details and submissions info HERE

Writers’ Forum Short Story Contest (RECURRING)

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
1000-3000 words
Prize:
1st prize: £300, 2nd prize: £150, 3rd prize: £100
Entry Fee: £6 (£3 for subscribers) 
Notes:
Optional feedback for £5. This is a rolling competition which means that entries received after one issue’s cut-off point are simply placed in the next contest.

More details and submissions info HERE

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