Writing Competitions & Opportunities – September 2018

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September is upon us! Autumn approaches! A new academic term begins! So ring in the changes, start something new, and make a fresh commitment to submit a story or two (or more) this month. Take a look at our massive list of writing contests and opportunities below and join us in our quest to send out 100 Submissions in 2018!

The Aleph Writing Prize

Deadline: 1st September 2018
Word Limit:
10,000 words
Prize:
The winning piece will be published in a limited number of handmade booklets and all copies/proceeds will go to the winner.
Entry Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

Colm Tóibín Short Story Award

Deadline: 1st September 2018
Word Limit:
1800-2000 words
Prize:
1st prize: €1,000, 2nd prize: €500, 3rd prize: €300
Entry Fee: €10

More details and submissions info HERE

Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest

Deadline: 1st September 2018
Word Limit:
Shakespearean or Petrarchan sonnet
Prize:
1st prize: $50, 2nd prize: $35, 3rd prize: $15
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Two hard copies of your sonnet must be sent the postal address on the website. 

More details and submissions info HERE

The Woolf Poetry Competition

Deadline: 1st September 2018
Word Limit:
500 words (not including title)
Prize:
1st prize: 150 CHF, 2nd prize: 100 CHF, 3rd prize: 50 CHF
Entry Fee: 10 CHF
Notes: Theme:’snowflake’. All three winning entries will be published in The Woolf December 2018 issue.

More details and submissions info HERE

Writers Online Timely Topic Competition

Deadline: 1st September 2018
Word Limit:
500 words 
Prize:
£100 or a writing critique
Entry Fee: £5
Notes: Theme:’drying up’. You can handle the theme literally or figuratively, and in any style or genre, poetry or prose, so feel free to submit any writing that fits the theme. 

More details and submissions info HERE

Zoetrope Screenplay Competition

Deadline: 1st September 2018
Word Limit:
Film scripts should be between 70 and 130 pages long; one-hour television pilot scripts should be between 45 and 65 pages long; half-hour television scripts should be between 22 and 34 pages long.
Prize:
$5,000
Entry Fee: $50
Notes: The winner and nine honorable-mentions will be considered for representation and their scripts will be considered for film option and development by leading production companies

More details and submissions info HERE

Fence Modern Prize in Prose

Deadline: 2nd September 2018
Word Limit:
The Fence prize welcomes open-form prose projects of any length 
Prize:
The winning entry will be awarded to a prose memoir to be published in 2020.
Entry Fee: $29
Notes: All entrants receive a subscription or renewal to Fence

More details and submissions info HERE

Liar’s League London

Deadline: 2nd September 2018
Word Limit:
800-2000 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: Trick & Treat. ‘Chill our bones, tingle our spines and give us a nasty little surprise … We’re looking for spooky stories with a sweet or scary twist for our pre-Hallowe’en event this October.’ Accepted stories will be read by a professional actor at the September Liar’s League event

More details and submissions info HERE

Hubert Butler Essay Prize

Deadline: 3rd September 2018
Word Limit:
3000 words
Prize:
1st prize: £1000, 2x runners up: £500 each
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
 Theme: ‘What happened to “Europe without frontiers”?’ An awards ceremony will be held at the Irish Embassy in London on 24 October 2018.

More details and submissions info HERE

Write To Play

Deadline: 3rd September 2018
Word Limit:
5-10 pages of text for performance or a video link of your work + a 200-word story OR 3 minute video story on any subject + statement of interest (400 words)
Prize:
Five writers will receive: 1:1 mentoring, craft-focused writing workshops, specialist master classes led by leading playwrights and practitioners, a two-week placement at one of our partner organisations, and the opportunity to develop two short pieces and a full length play, and to share work-in-progress with an audience.
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
 Applicants must have some previous experience of writing for theatre and be committed to developing a professional career in writing for the stage; live in South West England; and identify as D/deaf or disabled. 

More details and submissions info HERE

Waltham Forest Poetry Competition

Deadline: 7th September 2018
Word Limit:
Up to 4 poems, max 40 lines each (not including title)
Prize: 
Adults: 1st prize: £300, 2nd prize: £200, 3rd prize: £100; Young Poets and Local Prize: 1st: £50, 2nd: £30, 3rd: £20
Entry Fee: £3 for one poem, £1 thereafter (entry for Young Poets is free)
Notes:
Theme: ‘a bright future’. The top three poems in each category, plus a number of Commended poets, will be published in a prize winners’ anthology and on the website. The overall winner of the Adult and Young Poets’ competitions will be offered Poetry Society Membership (if they are not a Member already).

More details and submissions info HERE

Harvill Secker and Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Competition

Deadline: 9th September 2018
Word Limit:
The first 4000-5000 words of a crime novel + full plot outline (600 words)
Prize: 
£5,000 + publishing contract with Harvill Secker + panel appearance at the Bloody Scotland festival in 2019 + three one-to-one mentoring sessions with Abir Mukherjee + an Arvon creative writing retreat
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
The competition is aimed at debut crime writers from a BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) background.

More details and submissions info HERE

Jan Michalski Foundation Residences for Writers

Deadline: 9th September 2018
Word Limit: 
A summary of your project + cover letter + short biography
Prize: 
Two week-, one-, two-, three- or six-month stays are available at a ‘treehouse’ overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps + travel expenses + 1200 CHF monthly allowance
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: 
In 2019, a percentage of the residences will be dedicated to nature writing, a form of fiction or creative non-fiction that raises awareness of nature, prepares for a sustainable way of living, and helps to better understand socio-environmental interconnections and the impact of human actions on nature. There is one treehouse suitable for people with reduced mobility.

More details and submissions info HERE

Great Eighty Challenge (RECURRING)

Deadline: 10th & 24th September 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

Stanza Poetry Competition

Deadline: 10th September 2018
Word Limit:
Up to 2 poems, max 40 lines each (not including title)
Prize:
The top 3 poets will receive books and other poetry goodies, and their poems will be sent to the Forward Prize for consideration in the Best Single Poem category.
Entry Fee: FREE (but you must be a Poetry Society member)
Notes:
Theme: ‘tradition’

More details and submissions info HERE

Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Deadline: 12th September 2018 (regular 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: $60 / Short scripts and resubmissions: $50
Notes: *Late and final deadlines extend until Oct 10th and Nov 7th with increased submission fees

More details and submissions info HERE

Zealous Stories: Poetry

Deadline: 12th September 2018 
Word Limit:
Submit one full poem no longer than 42 lines + a brief explanation of your poem (200 words) + personal statement (500 words)
Prize:
£25 Wordery voucher + Poetry Book Society parcel + a year’s membership for the Poetry Society + annual subscription to Granta magazine
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: You will also need to be available to complete an email interview between Friday 21st – Tuesday 25th September. Every applicant will receive 10% off Poetry Book Society membership.

More details and submissions info HERE

Drama Series Script Competition

Deadline: 14th September 2018
Word Limit:
60 pages of a pilot episode script for a drama series + 1-3 page treatment + elevator pitch 
Prize:
The winning writer will receive a US$10,000 script option and a week in the writers’ room of a major drama series
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: 
Six finalists will be chosen to present their script to to key commissioners from digital platforms including Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, to broadcasters from ABC, BBC and C4 to YLE, and ZDF. Each finalist will also see their script distributed to 2000 delegates attending the event and have the opportunity to connect with key executives in the drama business through Content London’s Content Concierge service. Each finalist receives a complimentary pass to the three-day event.

More details and submissions info HERE

First World War Away From The Western Front

Deadline: 14th September 2018
Word Limit:
Fiction: 1000 words, Poetry: 40 lines
Prize:
There are 3 age categories: under 10, 11-18, over 18. The winner of each category will receive a £50 book token, with additional prizes for runners up.
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Entries must be inspired by the First World War away from the Western Front.

More details and submissions info HERE

Manchester Fiction Prize

Deadline: 14th September 2018
Word Limit:
2500 words
Prize:
£10,000
Entry Fee: £17.50
Notes:
The judges may decide to award The Manchester Fiction Prize jointly and divide the cash sum accordingly. The maximum number of winners will be two. The prize money is generated entirely through entry fees and may be reduced if an insufficient number of entries are received.

More details and submissions info HERE

Poetry & Pamphlet Competition

Deadline: 14th September 2018
Word Limit:
Poetry Competition: single poems of any length / Pamphlet Competition: short collections of 20-24 pages of 18-20 poems, with each page containing no more than 40 lines
Prize:
Poetry Competition: 1st prize: £2,000 + optional mentoring and writer’s retreat, 2nd prize: £400, 3rd prize: £200, 17x runners up: £25, Special prize: £500 (for the best poem by an unpublished woman poet)
Pamphlet Competition: publication by Seren Books
Entry Fee: Poetry Competition: £10 (up to 3 poems) / Pamphlet Competition: £20

More details and submissions info HERE

Bartleby Snopes Dialogue Only Contest

Deadline: 15th September 2018
Word Limit:
2000 words
Prize:
1st prize: $300, 2nd Prize: $100, 3rd Prize: $50 minimum, 4th Prize: $30, 5th Prize: $20 minimum (Prize amounts may increase if there are more than 50 entries)
Entry Fee: $10 
Notes:
Compose a short story entirely of dialogue. You may use as many characters as you want. Your entry does not have to follow standard rules for writing dialogue. Your entry cannot use any narration (this includes tag lines such as he said, she said, etc.). These are the only rules. Manipulate them however you see fit.

More details and submissions info HERE

Coast To Coast To Coast Poetry Competition

Deadline: 15th September 2018
Word Limit:
12 pages of poetry, max 24 lines per page + a 100-word biography
Prize:
The winner will receive 30 handmade copies of their pamphlet and two runners up will have two poems published in the spring issue of Coast to Coast to Coast
Entry Fee: £10 

More details and submissions info HERE

TSS International Flash Fiction Competition

Deadline: 15th September 2018
Word Limit:
400 words
Prize:
1st prize: £400, 2nd prize: £100, 3rd prize: £50
Entry Fee: £5
Notes:
Up to five further flash fictions will be highly commended and published online. They will also receive £25 each. 1st place winners will be nominated for the Best Small Fiction Awards. All winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be published in a chapbook within 12 months of the spring competition). All winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be interviewed, by TSS Publishing, about their flash fiction and their writing more generally.

More details and submissions info HERE

ScreenCraft Drama Feature Screenplay Competition

Deadline: 15th September 2018
Word Limit:
Full-length drama feature screenplays (recommended 100-120 pages)
Prize:
1st prize: $1,000, 2nd prize: $500, top 3 finalists: $100
Entry Fee: $69
Notes: 
Winners will also receive introductions and phone consultations with top Hollywood literary managers, agents, and/or studio executives and producers.

More details and submissions info HERE

Val Wood Prize For Creative Writing: Women’s Writes

Deadline: 15th September 2018
Word Limit:
1500 words
Prize:
1st prize: £100, Runner up: £50, 2x Commendations: £25 each
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
To celebrate 100 years since women won the right to vote, we have decided to focus on strong and formidable women in this year’s competition, hence the title, Women’s Writes. The competition, as always, is open to all genders. Entrants are free to write about whatever they wish but each story must feature a strong female protagonist.’

More details and submissions info HERE

Writers Online Love Story Competition

Deadline: 15th September 2018
Word Limit:
1500-1700 words
Prize:
1st prize: £200, Runner up: £50
Entry Fee: £6 (non subscribers), £4 (subscribers)
Notes:
‘Who loves whom – or even what – is entirely up to you, but we’ll be expecting you to pluck our heartstrings whatever you choose.’

More details and submissions info HERE

London Short Story Prize

Deadline: 17th September 2018
Word Limit:
5000 words
Prize:
1st prize: £1000 + meeting with an agent, 2x runners up: £250 + meeting with an editor
Entry Fee: £8
Notes:
50 free entries are available to low-income writers

More details and submissions info HERE

Mayfesto Resident Artists

Deadline: 17th September 2018
Word Limit:
Resident Writer: submit an unproduced play / Resident Director: submit an idea for a production
Prize:
The resident writer will receive a first draft commission of £4000; the Resident Director will receive a production budget of £20,000 to deliver a new work. Both winners will work together to deliver two Draft performances of the Writer’s script as part of Mayfesto 2019.
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
 Applicants for both positions must also complete a form detailing their experience and personal info

More details and submissions info HERE

Our Past Loves

Deadline: 17th September 2018
Word Limit:
700 words
Prize:
1st prize: $100, 2nd prize: $75, 3rd prize: $50
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words.

More details and submissions info HERE

Next Chapter Award

Deadline: 19th September 2018
Word Limit: 
A sample of your writing (2500 words of fiction or 140 lines of poetry) + a list of your writing experience (500 words) + a personal statement (500 words)
Prize: A £2,000 cash bursary + 9 months of mentoring from a writer or industry professional + a 2-week retreat at Moniack Mhor in February 2019 + training in PR, social media and performance + the opportunity to showcase work to publishers and agents.
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
The award is open to poets, novelists, authors of narrative non-fiction and children’s authors who are 40 years of age or above and are based in Scotland.

More details and submissions info HERE

A3 Review (RECURRING)

Deadline: 21st September 2018
Word Limit:
150 words (not incl title)
Prize:
1st prize: £175, 2nd prize: £100, 3rd prize: £75
Entry Fee: $5/£3
Notes:
Theme: ‘triangles’ – optional critique for an extra $10

More details and submissions info HERE

Mere Literary Festival Timed Flash Fiction Competition

Deadline: 22nd September 2018
Word Limit:
350 words
Prize:
1st prize: £60, 2nd prize: £30, 3rd prize: £15*
Entry Fee: £2 for one entry, £1 thereafter*
Notes:
In one week write an original story which must include the given phrase to be revealed on the Mere Lit Fest website on Friday 14th September. [*For writers aged 16 or under entry is free and 4 prizes of £5 each will be awarded to ‘junior’ winners.]

More details and submissions info HERE

TSS Creative Non Fiction Competition

Deadline: 24th September 2018
Word Limit:
400 words
Prize:
£100
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
General submissions open on 1st October.

More details and submissions info HERE

Magma Open Pamphlet Competition

Deadline: 25th September 2018
Word Limit:
18-24 pages of poems, max 40 lines per page 
Prize:
1st prize: publication of the winning pamphlet + launch reading.
Entry Fee: £22 (£16 for Magma subscribers)
Notes:
Poets on the shortlist of 10 will each get a paragraph of feedback. The winner and 3 others will have a poem published in Magma.All shortlisted poets will have a poem published on the website.

More details and submissions info HERE

BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition

Deadline: 26th September 2018
Word Limit:
10 page extract of a feature or short film script + short synopsis (25 words) + treatment (300 words) + character breakdown (50 words per character) + intro to extract that sets the scene (100 words)
Prize:
Finalists receive a selection of fantastic prizes, have their work read by execs, agents and producers sitting on the selection panel and jury, and have their work showcased at an industry showcase at BAFTA.
Entry Fee: £42
Notes: If you wish to apply for a bursary please complete a bursary form by Wednesday 19 September 2018

More details and submissions info HERE

Erewash Open Short Story Competition

Deadline: 27th September 2018
Word Limit:
2500 words
Prize:
1st prize: £100, 2nd prize: £70, 3rd prize: £30
Entry Fee: £3 for one entry, £5 for two, £2.50 thereafter

More details and submissions info HERE

The Arcanist Ghost Story Competition

Deadline: 28th September 2018
Word Limit:
1000
Prize:
1st prize: $200, 2nd prize: $100, 3rd & 4th prizes: $75
Entry Fee: Standard entry (26th Aug – 16th Sept): $7 (From 17-28th Sept higher ‘last minute’ entry fees will apply)
Notes: 
All winners will also receive special Halloween t-shirts designed by our editors and a copy of The Arcanist: Ghost Stories, a booklet featuring the winning stories as well as notable mentions.

More details and submissions info HERE

Channel 4 Screenwriting Course 2019

Deadline: 28th September 2018
Word Limit
: A writing sample of a screenplay (film or TV), stage play or radio play of 20-130 pages + CV 
Prize:
12 writers will be paid a fee for participating in the course and for completing two drafts of a one hour script. All writers will be required to grant Shelley Productions a first option for Channel 4 to acquire all rights in their script
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes:
Novels, treatments, short stories, unfinished screenplays and “shorts” are not accepted

More details and submissions info HERE

Grindstone International Prizes

Deadline: 28th September 2018
Word Limit:
Poetry: 40 lines, Short Fiction: 3000 words, Novel Excerpt: 3000 words
Prize:
Poetry and Short Fiction: 1st prize: £500, Runner up: £50 / Novel Prize: 1st prize: £1000, Runner up: £100 (plus a winner of the judge’s choice will receive a fully paid place on a Curtis Brown writing course)
Entry Fee: £10 for poetry and short fiction, £20 for novel prize
Notes: 
Every entrant will receive critical feedback on their work. Shortlisted entries will be published in a year-end anthology.

More details and submissions info HERE

Young Person’s Writing Competition

Deadline28th September 2018
Word Limit: 1,000 words
Prize: 1st prize: £150 Attraction World vouchers, 2nd prize: £50 book tokens, 3rd prize: £25 book tokens
Entry Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

Bedford International Writing Competition

Deadline: 30th September 2018
Word Limit:
Poetry: 40 lines, Short Fiction: 3000 words
Prize:
1st prize in both categories: £500, Bedford residents prize (in both categories): £100
Entry Fee: £6 per entry, £12 for 3 entries [Full time students are eligible for a reduced entry fee of £4 or £8 for 3 entries]
Notes:
All proceeds from the competition are donated to charities which aim to encourage reading, literacy and language skills.

More details and submissions info HERE

Children’s Fiction Competition

Deadline: 30th September 2018
Word Limit:
2000 words
Prize: £200 + the opportunity to submit one of your own projects to the judges and receive a 2-3 page critical report + a one-to-one meeting with Annie Eaton and John Lomas-Bullivant to discuss their writing project and the report + the opportunity to discuss collaborating with Kickback Media as a potential writer-author on one of the projects they are developing.
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Working to a brief, your entry must introduce readers to a 12-year-old central character and the world in which they operate (Magical/Fantasy, Dystopian, Futuristic or Exaggerated Reality Comedy). Your character must be presented with or confronted by a significant challenge. Within the 2,000 words there must be at least two dialogue sequences. Your character must engage and speak with at least two other characters, one of whom is a partner, sidekick, companion type character. Your target audience is a 10-year old confident reader.

More details and submissions info HERE

Chorley & District Writers’ Circle Short Story Competition

Deadline: 30th September 2018
Word Limit:
2500 words
Prize: 1st prize: £100, 2nd prize: £50, 3rd prize: £30
Entry Fee: £5
Notes: Theme: ‘natural justice’. Mini-critiques are available for an extra £20

More details and submissions info HERE

Dzanc Books Prizes

Deadline: 30th September 2018
Word Limit:
Previously unpublished novel-length fiction manuscripts, short story collections and non-fiction book-length manuscripts + brief synopsis + author bio
Prize: Fiction: $5,000 advance + publication by Dzanc Books / Short Story Collections:  $2,500 advance + publication by Dzanc Books / Non-fiction: $1,500 advance + publication by Dzanc Books
Entry Fee: $25
Notes: Non-fiction includes but not limited to memoir, essays, polemical writing, historical writing, and biography.

More details and submissions info HERE

Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize

Deadline: 30th September 2018
Word Limit:
6000 words
Prize: 1st prize: £1000 OR 1 year’s editorial support for a project; Shortlist: £150 each; Longlist: £50’s worth of book vouchers + 4-book subscription to Galley Beggar Press
Entry Fee: £10
Notes: In spring 2019 a celebratory event will be held in London, with the longlisted and shortlisted authors invited to record their work. There are also 70 free entries available to those on low-incomes (offered on a first-come, first-serve basis – and after emailing [email protected]).

More details and submissions info HERE

The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award

Deadline: 30th September 2018
Word Limit:
1500-10,000 words
Prize: 1st prize: $1000, 2x honourable mentions: $250
Entry Fee: $20
Notes: Ghost stories are welcome, of course—but your submission may involve any paranormal or supernatural theme, as well as magic realism.

More details and submissions info HERE

Hammond House Short Story Competition

Deadline: 30th September 2018
Word Limit:
2000-5000 words
Prize: 1st prize: £500, 2nd prize: £100, 3rd prize: £50
Entry Fee: £10 (£5 for members)
Notes: Theme: ‘precious’. Optional feedback is available for £10.

More details and submissions info HERE

Henshaw Short Story Competition

Deadline: 30th September 2018
Word Limit:
2000 words
Prize: 1st prize: £100, 2nd prize: £50, 3rd prize: £25
Entry Fee: £5
Notes: An optional critique is available for £10.

More details and submissions info HERE

Indigo First Pamphlet Competition

Deadline: 30th September 2018
Word Limit:
Complete pamphlet up to 30 poems or pages of poetry, 36 lines max (inc. breaks)
Prize: TWO winners will have their debut pamphlet published by award-winning publishers Indigo Dreams Publishing and receive a royalty contract plus 20 free copies
Entry Fee: £14

More details and submissions info HERE

The Master’s Review Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: 30th September 2018
Word Limit:
1000 words
Prize: 1st prize: $3,000, 2nd prize: $300, 3rd prize: $200
Entry Fee: $20 for 2 stories

More details and submissions info HERE

Pendle War Poetry Competition

Deadline: 30th September 2018
Word Limit:
40 lines
Prize: The top poems will be published in the annual “Pendle War Poetry” Selected Poems anthology.
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: The poem should have War as its theme and can relate to any era: Ancient Rome, Crusades, Civil War, Napoleonic, Boer War, First World War, Second World War, Korea, Vietnam, Falklands, Middle East – or any other conflict.  It does NOT have to be about fighting and killing and can also reflect political or social aspects of the theme.

More details and submissions info HERE

Retreat West Quarterly Themed Flash

Deadline: 30th September 2018
Word Limit:
500 words
Prize:
1st prize: £200, 2 x runners up: £100
Entry Fee: £8
Notes: Theme: ‘protest’

More details and submissions info HERE

Short Story Project Contest: My Best Story

Deadline: 30th September 2018
Word Limit:
2500 words
Prize: 1st prize: $5,000, 2nd prize: $1,900, 3rd prize: $950
Entry Fee: $17
Notes: 20 short story writers will be awarded for their works. The top 5 writers will be featured on The Short Story Project.

More details and submissions info HERE

Txtlit (RECURRING)

Deadline: 30th September 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: 30th September 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 Duotrope or The Submission Grinder for wider listings of non-paying markets – or, y’know, google “list of literary magazines” and you should be busy for the next zillion years…

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