Writing Competitions & Opportunities – October 2018

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All hail Octember, the month of oversized hoodies and soup and pumpkin spice skellington armies. Prepare for hibernation with a story or two, commit to submitting your work to at least one of the huuuuge range of listings below, including calls for submissions for poetry, short stories, flash fiction, novels, novellas, screenplays, writing residencies and funding. Remember to ALWAYS CHECK THE GUIDELINES and join us in our quest to send out 100 Submissions in 2018!

Aphotic Realm

Deadline: 1st October 2018
Word Limit:
Fiction & non fiction: 1000-5000 words / Comics: 12 pages
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: 
Theme: ‘eldritch’ 

More details and submissions info HERE

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Deadline: 1st October 2018
Word Limit:
5000 words
Prize: 
$1,500
Entry Fee: $20
Notes: 
Aura Estrada (1977–2007) was a promising young Mexican writer and student, and the wife of Francisco Goldman. This prize is meant to honour her memory by supporting other burgeoning writers. Aura’s writing, and more about her life, can be found here.

More details and submissions info HERE

Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival Competition

Deadline: 1st October 2018
Word Limit:
40 lines
Prize: 1st prize: £600, 2nd prize: £150, 3rd prize: £50
Entry Fee: £6 for first poem, £3 thereafter
Notes:
Eight finalists will be invited to read their poems at the festival, where the winners will be announced.

More details and submissions info HERE

Drunk Monkeys

Deadline: 1st October 2018
Word Limit:
Flash fiction: 1500 words / Fiction: 4000 words / Essays & creative non fiction: 6000 words / Film essays: 1000-5000 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: 
Theme: ‘horror’

More details and submissions info HERE

The Last Line

Deadline: 1st October 2018
Word Limit:
300-5000 words
Payment: 
$20-40
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: 
All stories must end with the line: ‘I will visit again if I am ever back this way.’

More details and submissions info HERE

Mselxia Women’s Fiction Awards

Deadline: 1st October 2018
Word Limit:
Flash fiction: 500 words / Short fiction: 300-3000 words / Novella: 5000 words / Children’s novel: 5000 words 
Prize: 
Flash fiction: £500 / Short story: £5,000 / Novella: £1,000 / Children’s novel: £5,000
Entry Fee: Flash fiction: £5 / Short story: £10 / Novella: £15 / Children’s novel: £25 
Notes:
See individual categories for more information and runner-up prizes

More details and submissions info HERE

The Remembered Arts Journal

Deadline: 1st October 2018
Word Limit:
Open to poetry, short stories, scripts, and creative non-fiction. There are no limits on length or the number of pieces submitted.
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Theme: ‘wish’

More details and submissions info HERE

Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize

Deadline: 1st October 2018
Word Limit:
Min 64 pages
Prize: 
$1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Notes:
Manuscripts are eligible for the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize if the author has published at least one full-length collection of original poetry in English (of 48 pages or more with a press run of at least 500 copies). 

More details and submissions info HERE

Zoetrope Stories 2018

Deadline: 1st October 2018
Word Limit:
5000 words
Prize: 
1st prize: $1,000, 2nd prize: $500, 3rd prize: $250
Entry Fee: $30
Notes:
The three prizewinners and seven honourable mentions will be considered for representation by a number of literary agents. 

More details and submissions info HERE

ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition

Deadline: 3rd October 2018
Word Limit:
Single-camera comedy pilot should be no longer than 40 pages. For multi-camera comedy pilots (industry standard format has the dialogue double-spaced throughout the script) the page length should be no longer than 60 pages. Page length for a drama pilot should be no longer than 75 pages. For non-traditional formats (mini-series, web series etc) exceptions to page limits will be accepted.
Prize: 
$1,000 in each category (drama, comedy, web series) + professional consultation with the ScreenCraft team + personal introductions to Hollywood executives, agents and producers
Entry Fee: $59
Notes:
Open to writers who have not earned over $20,000 from professional writing

More details and submissions info HERE

Launch Pad Feature Competition

Deadline: Regular deadline: 3rd October / Late deadline: 25th October 2018*
Word Limit:
5000 words
Prize: 
3 x Grand prize winners will be invited the Launch Pad Party to showcase your work and meet with agents, executives and producers
Entry Fee: Regular deadline: $75, Late deadline $85
Notes:
Full details of prizes can be found on the Launch Pad website + various competition add ons. [Final deadline extends to Nov 8th with increased entry fees]

More details and submissions info HERE

Emma Press Children’s Poetry

Deadline: 5th October 2018
Word Limit:
3 poems, no longer than 65 lines each, suitable for children aged 8+
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Theme: ‘insects’. Entrants must be a member of the Emma Press Club, which means you must have bought a book or ebook from the Emma Press website in this calendar year (i.e. since 1st January 2018), or already have been accepted into an Emma Press book.

More details and submissions info HERE

Fosseway Letter Writing Competition

Deadline: 5th October 2018
Word Limit:
1000 words
Prize: 
1st prize: £25, 2nd prize: £15, 3rd prize: £10
Entry Fee: £3 for first entry, £2 for subsequent entries
Notes:
‘Write a letter to a person who influenced you; they could be your hero, nemesis, inspiration or someone behind a life-changing moment.’

More details and submissions info HERE

National Memory Day Poetry Competition

Deadline: 5th October 2018
Word Limit:
1 page
Prize: 
1st prize: £700, 2nd prize: £200, 3rd prize: £100
Entry Fee: £3 for first entry, £2 for subsequent entries
Notes:
Theme: ‘memory’

More details and submissions info HERE

TSS Open Submissions

Deadline: 7th October 2018 (do not submit before 1st Oct)
Word Limit:
2000-4000 words
Payment:
Selected writers will be published on the website (date tbc) and offered the choice of a chapbook subscription or £20.
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: A few writers will also be offered chapbook publication. 

More details and submissions info HERE

Cove Park Subsidised Winter Residencies

Deadline: 8th October 2018
Word Limit:
A statement outlining your current practice and what you would wish to work on while at Cove Park (2 pages max)
Prize: 
Subsidised 1-2 week residencies at Cove Park during December 2018 and January 2019
Cost: £280-602 per week
Notes:
Proposals are invited from UK-based artists (individually or in groups) working in any creative discipline who would benefit from time, space and creative exchange on Scotland’s west coast.

More details and submissions info HERE

Great Eighty Challenge (RECURRING)

Deadline: 8th & 22nd October 2018
Word Limit:
Exactly 80 words
Payment: 
Royalties on publication
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Title not included in word count (but limited to 6 words)

More details and submissions info HERE

Anastamos

Deadline: 10th October 2018 
Word Limit:
Fiction, non fiction and academic papers: 5000 words / Poetry: 5 poems of any length
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘tangible’. Submissions are open to graduate students and professionals.

More details and submissions info HERE

Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Deadline: 10th October 2018 (late deadline*)
Word Limit:
Full length feature screenplays, TV pilots and short scripts
Prize:
Grand prize: $3,000 + industry readings and meetings + screenplay and career consultations, 1st place in each category: $300 + industry readings + screenplay analysis + prize package
Entry Fee: Feature screenplays and TV pilots: $65 / Short scripts and resubmissions: $55
Notes: Final deadline extends until Nov 7th with increased submission fees

More details and submissions info HERE

READ Foundation Writing Competition

Deadline: 10th October 2018 
Word Limit:
Poems, short stories or first person essays, max 500 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘My education helped me….’ Entries should help inspire the next generation of creatives by telling them all about the role education played in their own lives.

More details and submissions info HERE

Pilcrow & Dagger

Deadline: 11th October 2018 
Word Limit:
Fiction, non fiction & essays: 5000 words / Poetry: up to 1 page
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘Do you remember?’ – memoir or memoir-like submissions

More details and submissions info HERE

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

Deadline: 12th October 2018 (late deadline*)
Word Limit:
Feature-length screenplays, short scripts and teleplays
Prize: Features: $5,000, Short films & teleplays: $1,000
Entry Fee: Features: $60 / 60 min teleplays: $55 / Short films & 30 min teleplays: $50
Notes: Extended deadline Nov 2 with increased entry fees

More details and submissions info HERE

Crowvus Christmas Ghost Story Competition

Deadline: 12th October 2018 
Word Limit:
4000 words
Entry Fee: £3 for 1 entry, £5 for 2
Notes: The anthology will include the 1st placed children’s entry, 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the adult section, and 6 highly commended stories. Everyone who has a story in the anthology will receive a free copy when it is published.

More details and submissions info HERE

Futurescapes Writing Contest

Deadline: 12th October 2018 
Word Limit:
8000 words
Prize: 1st prize: $2,000, 5 runners up: $500
Entry Fee: First entry is FREE, second entry is $24
Notes: Theme: ‘cities of promise’. Futurescapes is seeking stories set in a near-future city where significant strides have been made toward addressing the complex intersection of homelessness, mental health, and drug and sex trafficking.

More details and submissions info HERE

NUHA Foundation Blogging Prize

Deadline: 13th October 2018
Word Limit:
Articles of between 600-1500 words on a themed topic (see below)
Prize: 1st Prize: $2,400, 2nd Prize: $1,200, 3rd Prize: $400
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Submissions must be on one of the following topics:

  1. “Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen R. Covey. Do you agree?
  2. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Discuss.
  3. “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” – Victor Hugo. Discuss.
  4. Discuss the following excerpt from Warsan Shire’s poem Home: “you have to understand, / that no one puts their children in a boat / unless the water is safer than the land”

More details and submissions info HERE

At Sea Writing Residency

Deadline: 15th October 2018
Word Limit:
5000 words + synopsis
Prize: A week’s residency in Margate + £250 expenses
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Open to writers under the age of 30 who are working on a novel

More details and submissions info HERE

Blink Ink

Deadline: 15th October 2018
Word Limit:
50 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘uninvited guests’

More details and submissions info HERE

Breve New Stories

Deadline: 15th October 2018
Word Limit:
Short stories: 1500-5000 words / Flash fiction: 600 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Authors can submit a maximum of two pieces at a time (can be two short stories, two flash fictions or one of each)

More details and submissions info HERE

ProjectCanvasBook Handwritten Contest

Deadline: 15th October 2018
Word Limit:
Submit a short poem or piece of prose (think flash fiction) – but in your own handwriting
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Write out your submission then take a picture and email. Feel free to illustrate your piece as well! If you don’t decorate it though, don’t worry – submissions will be judged mostly on the actual writing. A handful of winning submissions will be published on the Project Canvas website/blog.

More details and submissions info HERE

Forge Flash Fiction Competition

Deadline: 18th October 2018
Word Limit:
1000 words
Prize: $500
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Optional $5 donation

More details and submissions info HERE

Hampshire Libraries 100 Words For 100 Years Competition

Deadline: 19th October 2018
Word Limit:
100 words
Prize: 1st prize: £50, 2x runners up: £25 each
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: On a First World War theme, exactly 100 words in length to mark the centenary of the end of the war  Finalists will be published in a commemorative booklet.

More details and submissions info HERE

Jessie Kesson Fellowship 2019

Deadline: 19th October 2018
Word Limit: 2000 word sample of your work + CV + cover letter
Prize:
A month’s residency at Moniack Mhor (March 4-26th 2019) + £350 weekly stipend
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: The fellowship is open to established writers (fiction and non-fiction). To be eligible for the fellowship applicants must have published at least one novel, one short story collection, one poetry pamphlet or had one professional production of their work staged. It is also essential that applicants have experience of delivering workshops or working with children and young people and/or community groups. The Fellowship is open to UK based writers and international writers. The winning writer will have the opportunity to deliver three or four creative writing workshops based on or inspired by Jessie Kesson’s life and work in local schools, libraries or community centres, take a role in hosting a public evening event in the form of a reading or lecture, and have the option to contribute one piece of work to Moniack Mhor at the end of the residency.

More details and submissions info HERE

Litro

Deadline: 19th October 2018
Word Limit:
Short fiction, flash/micro fiction, and nonfiction of up to 4000 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘freedom’

More details and submissions info HERE

Constellate Literary Journal

Deadline: 20th October 2018
Word Limit:
Poetry: up to 5 poems / Short fiction/non fiction: 4000 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Theme: ‘home’

More details and submissions info HERE

Eyelands Book Awards

Deadline: 20th October 2018
Word Limit:
Full-length books of fiction (novels or novellas up to 500 pages), short story collections and poetry collections (up to 250 pages)
Prize: A five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards
Entry Fee:
$30
Notes:
Theme: ‘home’

More details and submissions info HERE

Troubadour International Poetry Prize

Deadline: 22nd October 2018
Word Limit:
45 lines
Prize: 1st prize: £2,000, 2nd prize: £1,000, 3rd prize: a week-long creative writing course at the Arvon centre of your choice
Entry Fee: £6 for first poem, £4 thereafter
Notes:
Further prizes for runners up. All prizewinners will be invited to read at coffee-house poetry on 26 Nov 2018.

More details and submissions info HERE

Nonbinary Review

Deadline: 24th October 2018
Word Limit:
Fiction and creative non fiction: 5000 words / Flash fiction: 1000 words / Poetry: up to 3 pages 
Payment:
NonBinary Review pays 1 cent per word for fiction and non fiction, and a flat fee of $10 per poem
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Theme: ‘Dante’s Inferno

More details and submissions info HERE

Sixfold Winter 2018

Deadline: 24th October 2018
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

Pitch DHH Literary: York

Deadline: 25th October 2018
Word Limit: 
Cover letter + synopsis + the first 3 chapters/5000 words of a novel
Prize: Successful writers will be invited to pitch DHH Literary agents on 1st December in York
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: You may only approach one agent on the team.

More details and submissions info HERE

Hedge Apple

Deadline: 25th October 2018
Word Limit: 
Fiction, poetry, nonfiction (no stated limit)
Payment: Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of their work, if it’s published in print.
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘horror’

More details and submissions info HERE

Screencraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest

Deadline: 25th October 2018
Word Limit: 
Feature-length action and thriller screenplays
Prize: 1st Prize: $1,000, 2nd prize: $500 (prizewinning entries will also receive an introduction to Hollywood producers and executives + meeting with literary agent + WriterDuet Pro screenwriting software)
Entry Fee: $69
Notes: The top 10 submissions will be recommended to a network of over 60 producers, managers, agents and executives.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction

Deadline: 26th October 2018
Word Limit: 
Fiction and non fiction: 2500 words (less than 2000 words is preferred) / Poetry: max 3 poems
Prize: £500
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘scent’. All entries must include a cover letter which states the author’s name, address, email, contact number, and story title. 10 shortlisted authors will be featured in an ebook anthology published by Comma Press.

More details and submissions info HERE

Sum

Deadline: 26th October 2018
Word Limit: 
2000-6000 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘dyad’

More details and submissions info HERE

Retreat West Flash Fiction Prize

Deadline: 28th October 2018
Word Limit: 
500 words (title not included)
Prize: 1st Prize: £350, 2nd prize: £200, 3rd prize: £100, Shortlist: £15
Entry Fee: £8
Notes: All winning and shortlisted stories will be published in the annual anthology.

More details and submissions info HERE

Retreat West Short Story Prize

Deadline: 28th October 2018
Word Limit: 
1500-5000 words (title not included)
Prize: 1st Prize: £400, 2nd prize: £250, 3rd prize: £150, Shortlist: £20
Entry Fee: £10
Notes: All winning and shortlisted stories will be published in the annual anthology.

More details and submissions info HERE

Everything Other World

Deadline: 30th October 2018
Word Limit:
5000 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Stories must begin with this sentence: “Whenever my daughter used to say, ‘It’s okay, Mommy. Go back to sleep,’ I always knew there would be trouble.” Stories must contain an ‘other world’ element.

More details and submissions info HERE

Mags4Dorset Short Story Competition

Deadline: 30th October 2018
Word Limit:
1000 words
Prize: 1st prize: £300, 2nd prize: £100
Entry Fee: First entry: £5, subsequent entry: £3
Notes: Theme: ‘plastic nightmare’. If over 100 short stories are received, mags4dorset will donate £100 to the registered charity, Surfers Against Sewage.

More details and submissions info HERE

Zimbell House Publishing: Temple of Athena

Deadline: 30th October 2018
Word Limit:
3500-20,000 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 celebrate Athena. Your story must be from Athena’s point of view. Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome. Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works – submitted separately.

More details and submissions info HERE

Bare Fiction Prize

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
Flash fiction: 500 words / Short story: 3000 words / Poetry: 40 lines
Prize: In each category: 1st prize: £500, 2nd prize: £200, 3rd prize: £100, 2x highly commended: £25
Entry Fee: Flash fiction: £6 / Short story: £8 / Poetry: £5 (£2 discount on entry fees in each category for subscribers)
Notes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize winners will be published in the Spring 2019 issue of Bare Fiction Magazine and on the Bare Fiction website.

More details and submissions info HERE

Black River Chapbook Competition

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
16-36 pages of short fiction or poetry
Prize: $500 + 10 copies of the book
Entry Fee: $15

More details and submissions info HERE

Cannon Poets Sonnet or Not 2018 Poetry Prize

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
14 lines
Prize: 1st prize: £500, 2nd prize: £250, 3rd prize: £125
Entry Fee: £5 for first entry, £2.50 thereafter
Notes: You may choose any one of the traditional sonnet forms, or experiment with alternative 14 line forms perhaps using half rhyme, metarhyme or blank verse.

More details and submissions info HERE

Eric Gregory Awards

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
Up to 30 poems
Prize: £20,000
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Open to poets under the age of 30 by March 31 2019 and a British resident

More details and submissions info HERE

Flash 500 Novel Opening & Synopsis Competition

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
Opening chapter up to 3000 words + one page synopsis
Prize: 1st prize: £500, runner up: £200
Entry Fee: £10
Notes: Optional critique for £25

More details and submissions info HERE

Film Daily Screenwriting Contest

Deadline: 31st October 2018 (regular deadline*)
Word Limit:
Feature film scripts (max 120 mins), short film scripts (max 30 mins), TV pilot scripts (max 55 mins)
Prize: $300 in each category + professional screenwriting software + one hour facetime with industry professionals
Entry Fee: $20 ($10 for students)
Notes: This competition is dedicated to underrepresented narratives such as disability, mental health, LGBTQI, race, class, religion, and more. [*Final deadline extends until Dec 31st with increased submission fees.]

More details and submissions info HERE

Glimmer Train Short Story Award For New Writers

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
Most entries run from 500 to 4,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome
Prize: 1st prize: $2,500 + publication in Glimmer Train Stories + 10 copies,  2nd place: $500*, 3rd place: $300* [*Or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies of that issue] Entry Fee: $18
Notes: Open only to emerging writers who haven’t had fiction appear in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Previous online publication is fine.)

More details and submissions info HERE

NAWG Open Writing Competition

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
Short stories: 500-2000 words / Poetry: 40 lines
Payment: 1st prize: £200, 2nd prize: £100, 3rd prize: £50
Entry Fee: £5 per entry (or £10 for 3 poems)

More details and submissions info HERE

Our Loss Anthology

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
8000 words
Payment: Net profits will be shared between the final published writers and artists
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: loss/pain. Writers can submit up to 5 pieces.

More details and submissions info HERE

The Plough International Poetry Prize

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
Open Competition for a poem up to 40 lines. The Ronald Duncan Short Poem Competition – maximum length 10 lines
Prize: 1st prize: £1,000, 2nd prize: £500, 3rd prize: £250
Entry Fee: £5

More details and submissions info HERE

Poetry Society 2018 National Poetry Competition

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
40 lines (not including title)
Prize: 1st prize: £5,000, 2nd prize: £2,000, 3rd prize: £1,000, 7x commendations: £200
Entry Fee: £7 for the first poem, £4 thereafter
Notes: Poetry Society members (including those joining at time of submission) get a free second poem, with subsequent poems at £4.

More details and submissions info HERE

Puerto del Sol: The Absence Issue

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
Poetry: up to five poems / Prose: up to 10,000 words 
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: ‘
For Issue 54, Puerto Del Sol is seeking submissions that engage the theme of absence. Engage the fact of its ever-presence and show how it can define and concern. We are interested in negative space, blank maps, ghosts and the partial. We are interested in what cannot always be measured in a world that constantly seeks to count and quantify. Send us formal engagements of absence and accounts of exile. Send us the vanished, the unrecognizable. Answer the question, what’s missing? Show us your ghosts.

More details and submissions info HERE

Solidago

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
Poetry (no limit) / Fiction and non fiction: 10,000 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: ‘initiation’

More details and submissions info HERE

Southword Fiction Chapbook Competition

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
10,000-15,000 – submissions could be a novella, a long short story, several short stories, a collection of flash fiction, or a mix of stories and flash
Prize: €250 advance + 10 copies of the chapbook
Entry Fee: €25

More details and submissions info HERE

Tin House Online

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
Poetry: 30 lines / Flash fiction: 1000 words / Lost & Found essays*: 3000 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: *Lost & Found features short essays (3000 words or fewer) examining under-read, overlooked, or otherwise “lost” books which—for reasons personal, political, artistic, or otherwise—deserve to be found again.

More details and submissions info HERE

Tom-Gallon Trust Award

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
5000 words
Prize: 1st prize: £1000, runner up: £500
Entry Fee:
 FREE
Notes:The winner must have had at least one short story accepted for publication. The winner must have serious writing ambitions. The submission should be traditional, not experimental, in character.

More details and submissions info HERE

Txtlit (RECURRING)

Deadline: 31st October 2018
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: Themed (check website for details) – send your story as a text message from a UK mobile phone to our new number 07537 432 432

More details and submissions info HERE

The Writing District Competition (RECURRING)

Deadline: 31st October 2018
Word Limit:
3000 words
Prize: $50
Entry Fee: FREE

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

Check out our 100 Submissions in 2018 challenge here!

NOTE: We’ve mainly included listings that offer payment or prizes here, as an added impetus, but there are huuuundreds more literary mags and submissions opportunities out there that reward you with publication, which is absolutely nothing to be sniffed at, and is a great way to build your ‘writer’s CV’ and prove your mettle. Check out SubmittableDuotrope or The Submission Grinder for wider listings of more lit mags and calls for submissions – or, y’know, google “list of literary magazines” and you should be busy for the next zillion years…

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