WRITING COMPETITIONS AND SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES

Writers’ HQ will now only be accepting listings from organisations offering accessible submission opportunities for low-income writers. If you run a literary journal or writing competition and would like to be listed on this page, please read our rules on accessible submission fees here.

January

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March

Tipping the Scales
  • Deadline:4th March 2021

  • Word Limit: 1,500 words / 3-5 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking submissions from lesbians on the theme of “Snapshot: Zoom in”

Jane Martin Poetry Prize
  • Deadline:5th March 2021

  • Word Limit:two sides of A4

  • Prizes:1st: £700 / 2nd: £300

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to UK residents aged 18-30

The London Library Emerging Writers Programme
  • Deadline:5th March 2021

  • Prizes:1 year’s free membership to the library, plus writing development

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Requirements – Project synopsis, 1,200 writing sample

Continue the Voice Magazine
  • Deadline:7th March 2021

  • Word Limit:1,500 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – Health

Liar’s League
  • Deadline:7th March 2021

  • Word Limit:800-2,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – Fools & Sages

Lightspeed
  • Deadline:8th March 2021

  • Word Limit:1,500-10,000 words

  • Payment:$0.08 per word

  • Submission Fees:free

  • Notes:Seeking submissions of sci-fi and fantasy. Open to BIPIC only

Mslexia
  • Deadline:8th March 2021

  • Word Limit:2,200 Words / 40 Lines

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking submissions on the theme of artists and their subjects, about seeing and being seen, about paint, pencil and film

Paper Dragon
  • Deadline:8th March 2021

  • Word Limit:1,500 words / 50 lines

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – Rebirth

Macabre Ladies
  • Deadline:10th March 2021

  • Word Limit:3,000-8,000 words

  • Payment:$10

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – Dark Carnival

Camas
  • Deadline:12th March 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000 words / 5 poems

  • Payment:FREE

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – Ramble

David Nobbs Memorial Trust Comedy Writing Competition
  • Deadline:12th March 2021

  • Payment:£750

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Requirements – 10-page radio or television sitcom script
    Entrants must have at least one broadcast comedy writing credit

Derailleur Press
  • Deadline:12th March 2021

  • Line Limit:30 lines

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry on the theme of mundane joys

Caustic Frolic
  • Deadline:13th March 2021

  • Word Limit:6,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – Retrospect

Bombay Gin
  • Deadline:14th March 2021

  • Word Limit:10 pages of prose / 5 pages of poetry

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – Pandemonium

BBC National Short Story Award
  • Deadline:15th March 2021

  • Word Limit:8,000 words

  • Prizes:1st: £15,000 / 4 x £600

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Capsule Stories
  • Deadline:15th March 2021

  • Word Limit:3,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme -Starry nights

Harpers Bazaar Short Story Competition
  • Deadline:15th March 2021

  • Word Limit:2,200 words

  • Prizes:A 2-night stay at The Mitre Hotel in Hampton Court, plus publication

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open tot UK residents aged 18 or over

Hungry Magazine
  • Deadline:15th March 2021

  • Word Limit:1,000 Words

  • Payment:$50

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – Home cooking

Ligeia Magazine
  • Deadline:15th March 2021

  • Word Limit:2,000 words / 5 poems

  • Payment:$50

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Periodical Forlorn
  • Deadline:15th March 2021

  • Word Limit:6,000 words

  • Payment:$15

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – Lost at sea

Skirting Around
  • Deadline:5th March 2021

  • Word Limit:2,000 Words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking writing on the theme of women’s clothing from writers who have worn women’s clothing

Stars and Staffs
  • Deadline:15th March 2021

  • Word Limit:500-1500 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking sci-fi and fantasy on the theme of “intelligences”

Unbound Edition Press
  • Deadline:15th March 2021

  • Word Limit:500 – 1,500 Words

  • Payment:$20 Per Page

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking experimental American writing

BBC Radio 4 Extra – Newsjack
  • Deadline:16th March 2021 (weekly deadlines Mondays and Tuesdays at midday)

  • Payment: £45.50 per minute / £22.75 per 30 seconds / £22.75 per one-liner

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking topical sketches and one-liners

The Dead Cat Poetry Prize
  • Deadline:17tht March 2021

  • Word Limit:None

  • Prizes:1st: £25 / 2nd: £10 / 3rd: £5

  • Submission Fees:£2.75

  • Notes:Theme – Dead Cats

Never Such Innocence
  • Deadline:19th March 2021

  • Word Limit:750 words / 40 lines

  • Prizes:TBC

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to writers aged 9-18. Theme: The Unheard Voices of Conflict

Untitled Voices
  • Deadline:19th March 2021

  • Word Limit:2,500 words / 50 lines

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Write Up! Script Call-Out
  • Deadline:19th March 2021

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Requirements – Full-length play for 1-3 actors
    Open to Devon and Cornwall based playwrights

BBC Young Writers’ Award
  • Deadline:22nd March 2021

  • Word Limit:1,000 words

  • Prizes:Broadcast on BBC Radio 1 plus publication

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to UK residents aged 14-18

Rhys Davies Short Story Competition
  • Deadline:22nd March 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Prizes:1st: £1,000 / Runners-up: 10 x £100

  • Submission Fees:£8 / FREE for low-income writers

  • Notes:Entrants must have been born in Wales, lived in Wales for 2 years or more or currently be living in Wales

Poetry for Good
  • Deadline:26th March 2021

  • Word Limit:500 words

  • Prizes:1st: £300 / Runners-up: £150

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – Key workers

Young Poets Network
  • Deadline:28th March 2021

  • Word Limit:None

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to poets aged under 25. Theme: “The Weariness, the Fever and the Fret”: Writing Illness, Health and John Keats

Exisle Academy Writing Competition
  • Deadline:30th March 2021

  • Word Limit:1,500 words

  • Prizes:£750 / $1,000

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – ‘When the machine arrived’

Dragon Soul Press
  • Deadline:31st March 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000 – 15,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – spacebound

Julia & Martin Wilson Short Story Prize
  • Deadline:31st March 2021

  • Word Limit:2,000 WORDS

  • Prizes:14-18: £100 / under-13: £50

  • Submission Fees:REE for under-18s (adult entry also available with a fee)

Pressfuls Horror and Fantasy Competition
  • Deadline:31st March 2021

  • Word Limit:2,000 – 10,000 words

  • Prizes:1st – $50

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Pure Slush: Lifespan Vol. 2
  • Deadline:31st March 2021

  • Word Limit:1,000 worrds

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – Grrowing Up

Red Cape Publishing
  • Deadline:31st March 2021

  • Word Limit:4,000-8,000 words

  • Payment:£10

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – I is for Internet

Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing
  • Deadline:31st March 2021

  • Prizes:$10,000

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Requirements – Complete/25,000 words + synopsis of a nonfiction manuscript
    Open to first-generation immigrants. Seeking nonfiction manuscripts written in English

Short Fiction International Short Story Prize
  • Deadline:31st March 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Prizes:1st: £500 / 2nd: £250 / 3rd: £100

  • Submission Fees:Jan/Feb entries: £7 / March entries: £9 / 40 x FREE entries

Speculative Philosophical Fiction Contest
  • Deadline:31st March 2021

  • Word Limit:1,500 Words

  • Prizes:1st: $500 / runners-up: 2 x $50

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – Philosophical, Metaphysical, or Epistemological fiction

Verve Poetry Press
  • Deadline:1st – 31st March 2021

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Reequirements – Full collection-length manuscripts of poetry

Voice of Peace International Short Story and Poetry Competition
  • Deadline:31st March 2021

  • Word Limit:500 words / 14 lines

  • Prizes:physical awards and certificates

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – Peace. See website for entry details by continent

April

Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize
  • Deadline:1st April 2021

  • Word Limit:2,500 Words

  • Prizes: 1st: £10,000 / 2nd: £3,000 / 3rd: £2,000

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme – “Untamed: On Wilderness and Civilization”

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
  • Deadline:1st April 2021

  • Word Limit:250 lines

  • Prizes:1st: $2,000 / 2nd: $500 / honourable mentions: 10 x $100

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Bet Tuppi Press Ancient Near Eastern Historical Fiction Prize
  • Deadline:4th April 2021

  • Word Limit:1,500 words

  • Prizes:£50

  • Submission Fees:£1

  • Notes:Theme – Ancient Near East

Arachne Press: A470 Bilingual Welsh-English Poetry Anthology
  • Deadline:6th April 2021

  • Line Limit:27 Lines

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking petry in Welsh and English from Welsh poets on the theme of the A470

Aesthetic
  • Deadline:10th April 2021

  • Word Limit:1,000-15,000

  • Payment:Royalties

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking YA short stories on the theme of “Dark Academia”

Arachne Press
  • Deadline:14th April 2021

  • Word Limit:2,000 words / 50 lines

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking fiction and poetry from BAME UK residents on the theme of “maps and mapping”

Arachne Press
  • Deadline:14th April 2021

  • Word Limit:15 minutes of signing / 2,000 words / 50 lines

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking fiction and poetry from Deaf UK writers on the theme of “Movement”

Science Me a Story
  • Deadline:18th April 2021

  • Word Limit:1,700 words

  • Prizes: 1st: £200 / 2nd: £150 / 3rd: £100

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poems and short stories for children aged 6-12 in English or Spanish. The topic should be related to science, the scientific method, the research process and scientific discovery, everyday life of a scientist

4thWrite Prize
  • Deadline:30th April 2021

  • Word Limit:6,000 words

  • Prizes:£1,000, publishing workshop and publication on the Guardian website

  • Submission Fees:free

  • Notes:Open to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers only

Quramo Writers Prize
  • Deadline:30th April 2021

  • Word Limit:30,000 minimum

  • Prizes:NGN1,000,000 plus publishing deal

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Wilbur & Niso Smith Author of Tomorrow Competition
  • Deadline:30th April 2021

  • Word Limit: 12-21 years: 1,500-5,000 / under-11s: 500

  • Prizes:16-21 years: £1,000 / 12-15: £100 + £150 book token / under-11s: £100 + £150 book token

  • Submission Fees:FRREE

  • Notes:Seeking adventure stories by writers aged under 21

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
  • Deadline:30th April 2021

  • Line Limit:50 lines

  • Prizes:1st: £250 / 2nd: £125 / 3rd: £75 / highly commended: £30 x 3

  • Submission Fees:£5/1, £8/2, £10/3, £12/4, £14/5, £16/7, £22/10

Glittery Literary
  • Deadline:30th April 2021

  • Word Limit:Flash: 500 / Short fiction: 2,000 / Children’s: 500

  • Payment:Flash/children’s: £20 / Short fiction: £30

  • Submission Fees:Flash: £2 / Short story: £3

Threepenny Review
  • Deadline:31st April

  • Word Limit:4,000 words

  • Line Limit:100 lines

  • Payment:$400/story or article $200/poetry or Table Talk

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Urhi
  • Deadline:30th April 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Payment:Short fiction: £100 plus 2% revenue share / Flash fiction: £50 plus 1% revenue share / Poetry: £15 plus 0.5% revenue share

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking horror writing

May

The Kipling Society John McGivering Poetry Competition
  • Deadline:1st May 2021

  • Word Limit:35 lines

  • Prizes: 1st: £350 / 2nd: £100 / 3rd: £50

  • Submission Fees:£5

  • Notes:Theme – Travel

The Cambridge Flash Fiction Prize
  • Deadline:14th May 2021

  • Word Limit:400 words

  • Line Limit:1st: £1,000 / 2nd: £300 / 3rd: £200 / shortlist: £50

  • Submission Fees:£7.50-£9.50 / 30 FREE entries available for low-income writers on request

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review
  • Deadline:15th May 2021

  • Word Limit:None

  • Line Limit:$5 perr poem

  • Submission Fees:FERE

  • Notes:Theme – Love

Smokelong Grand Micro Competition
  • Deadline:16th May 2021

  • Word Limit:400 words

  • Prizes:1st: $1,500 / 2nd: $500 / 3rd: $300 / Finalists: $100

  • Submission Fees:1 micro: $6 / 2 micros: $10 / up to 4 micros: $16

AGNI
  • Deadline:31st May 2021

  • Word Limit:None but send only one story/essay or up to five poems

  • Payment:$10 per page of prose / $20 per page of poetry

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Comedy Women in Print Prize
  • Deadline:28th May 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000

  • Prizes:£5,000 plus a publishing contract with HarperCollins

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to women only – seeking comedy novels

A Spot of Writing Magazine
  • Deadline:23rd May 2021

  • Word Limit:Flash: 500 / Short fiction: 2,000

  • Line Limit:40 lines

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Our home, planet Earth

One Story Inc.
  • Deadline:31st May 2021

  • Word Limit:3,000 – 8,000 words

  • Payment:$500

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking literary fiction

Painkiller Project
  • Deadline:6th May 2021

  • Word Limit:1500 words

  • Prizes:£200

  • Submission Fees:FREE / Donations

  • Notes:Seeking short audio plays written since 20th March 2020

NAWG 100×100 Microfiction Competition
  • Deadline:1st May 2021

  • Word Limit:Exactly 100 words

  • Prizes:£100

  • Submission Fees:£3

Platform 5 Poetry Competition
  • Deadline:4th May 2021

  • Line Limit:3 lines (haiku)

  • Prizes:Engraved plaque

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking haikus on the subject of “The Hidden Rivers of Sheaf and Porter”

St. John’s College Harper-Wood Creative Writing and Travel Award
  • Deadline:5th May 2021

  • Prizes:up to £15,200

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to graduates of UK and US universities

The London Reader
  • Deadline:9th May 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Payment:Revenue share

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Stories of the moon

Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition
  • Deadline:14th May 2021

  • Word Limit:Covering letter, synopsis and full manuscript

  • Prizes:Publishing contract with £10,000 advance

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking stories for 7-18 year-olds

Nine Pens: Hair Raising
  • Deadline:15th May 2021

  • Line Limit:40 lines

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:. Seeking poetry on the subject of hair. Profits will go to Macmillan Cancer

Prismatic Dreams Anthology
  • Deadline:15th May 2021

  • Word Limit:1,500 – 5,000 words

  • Payment:$20

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking speculative fiction with an LGBT+ protagonist

Mom Egg Review
  • Deadline:15th July 2021

  • Word Limit:1,000 words

  • Submission Fees:1st – 7th May: FREE / 8th May – 15th July: $3

  • Notes:Theme: Mother Figures

Oyster River Pages
  • Deadline:31st May 2021

  • Word Limit:6,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking fiction, CNF and poetry

New Rivers Press
  • Deadline:30th June 2021

  • Word Limit:70 – 120 pages

  • Payment:Publishing contract with royalties

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking book-length creative nonfiction

Bull City Press
  • Deadline:15th June 2021

  • Word Limit:Poetry: 18 – 30 pages / Prose: 30 – 60 pages

  • Payment:Advance plus royalties

  • Submission Fees:Pay what you feel

  • Notes:Seeking poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction chapbooks

Pity Milk Press
  • Deadline:31st May 2021

  • Word Limit:15 – 25 pages

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking chapbooks

Crazyhorse
  • Deadline:31st May 2021

  • Word Limit:2,500 – 8,500

  • Payment:$20 per page

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction

Half Mystic
  • Deadline:18th May 2021

  • Word Limit:3,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking submissions in any format on the theme of music

Kweli Journal
  • Deadline:30th May 2021

  • Word Limit:6,000 words

  • Payment:Paid

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking submissions from writers of colour

The Liminal Review
  • Deadline:31st May 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Line Limit:1 – 5 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry, fiction and nonfiction

Masque and Spectacle
  • Deadline:31st July 2021

  • Word Limit:8,000 words

  • Line Limit:3 – 5 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Orca
  • Deadline:16th May 2021

  • Word Limit:8,000 words

  • Payment:Short stories: $50 / Flash fiction: $25

  • Submission Fees:$3 / FREE

  • Notes:Seeking speculative literary fiction

Parentheses
  • Deadline:10th September 2021

  • Word Limit:2,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Posit Journal
  • Deadline:1st June 2021

  • Word Limit:1,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Santa Fe Writers Project
  • Deadline:31st May 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE / Tip jar

  • Notes:Seeking submissions from writers with disabilities on the theme of Ownership

Santa Fe Writers Project
  • Deadline:2nd August 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking submissions from marginalised writers who have never been published before. Theme: The Body

The Shore Poetry
  • Deadline:1st June 2021

  • Line Limit:3 – 5 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Stillhouse Press Disabled Writers Anthology
  • Deadline:31st May 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Payment:Five author copies plus a swaggy press kit

  • Submission Fees:$5 / FREE on request

  • Notes:Seeking submissions from writers living with invisible, visible, and/or stigmatised disabilities

Variety Pack
  • Deadline:15th May 2021

  • Word Limit:9,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Yalobusha Review
  • Deadline:1st March 2022

  • Word Limit:4,000 words

  • Line Limit:3 – 5 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE / Tip jar

Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People
  • Deadline:15th June 2021

  • Word Limit:700 words

  • Prizes:1st: 100,000 Yen / 2nd: 50,000 Yen

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to under-25s. Theme: What is Life?

Hay Festival: Write for Change
  • Deadline:31st August 2021

  • Word Limit:100 – 500 words

  • Prizes:Green book bundle

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Opportunity for Renewal

Cambridge and Oxford Summer School Essay Competition
  • Deadline:1st September 2021

  • Word Limit:500 words

  • Prizes:100% Scholarship to the Immerse Summer School

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to ages 13-18, essay questions available on the website

Unbroken Journal
  • Deadline:15th June 2021

  • Word Limit:400 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking prose poetry

SaveAs Writers International Writing Competition
  • Deadline:31st August 2021

  • Word Limit:3,500 words

  • Prizes:1st : £200 / 2nd: £100 / 3rd: £50

  • Submission Fees:£3 per poem £8 for three / £4 per short story £10 for three

  • Notes:Theme: Horizons

Hags on Fire
  • Deadline:15th May 2021

  • Word Limit:2,000 words

  • Line Limit:100 lines

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking submissions of women’s embodied experiences of perimenopause, menopause, and croning. Theme: Roles

Horse Egg Literary
  • Deadline:15th May 2021

  • Word Limit:500 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry on the theme of “eggshells”

Divination Hollow
  • Deadline:15th May 2021

  • Word Limit:2,500 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Pride in Horror

The Be Zine
  • Deadline:15th May 2021

  • Word Limit:2,500 words

  • Line Limit:60 lines

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Waging Peace

South Child Lit
  • Deadline:15th May 2021

  • Word Limit:6,000 words

  • Notes:Seeking submissions from LGBT writers on the theme of “Technicolour Sunrise”

Please See Me
  • Deadline:16th May 2021

  • Word Limit:4,000 words

  • Payment:Paid

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Rest and Recovery

Songs of Eretz
  • Deadline:15th May 2021

  • Payment:$5 per poem

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Love

Red Cape Publishing
  • Deadline:31st May 2021

  • Word Limit:4,000 – 8,000 words

  • Payment:£10 per story

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: J is for Jack-o-Lantern

The Layer Deeper
  • Deadline:31st July 2021

  • Line Limit:40 lines

  • Prizes:1st: £250 / 2nd: £150 / 3rd: £100 / 4th: £50

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Grace I Ask

Tipping the Scales
  • Deadline:1st June 2021

  • Word Limit:1,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction from lesbians on the theme of Pride

Wildhunt Books
  • Deadline:2nd July

  • Word Limit:17,500 – 40,000 words

  • Payment:Publishing contract

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking novellas

The Lamp Theatre
  • Deadline:1st September 2021

  • Submission Fees:£6 / email for fee waiver

  • Notes:Seeking plays in all genres

Young Poets Network: Erasure Poems
  • Deadline:16th May 2021

  • Prizes:Publication

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to writers under 25

Monnath Books
  • Deadline:1st July 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Notes:Seeking fiction from the point of view of the dead

Borrowed Solace
  • Deadline:30th June 2021

  • Word Limit:15 pages

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Tamed

The Shore Poetry
  • Deadline:1st June 2021

  • Line Limit:3-5 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE

The Greek Bicentennial Poetry Pamphlet Prizes
  • Deadline:18th June 2021

  • Line Limit:150

  • Prizes:£10,000 plus translation and publication

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry portfolios on the theme of Greece and the Greek people

Crabbe Poetry Competition
  • Deadline:15th June 2021

  • Line Limit:50 lines

  • Prizes:1st: £600 / 2nd: £300 / 3rd: £150

  • Submission Fees:£3

  • Notes:Open to poets who were born, educated, work or be resident in Suffolk, or be a member of Suffolk Poetry Society

Poetry Kit Spring Competition
  • Deadline:21st June 2021

  • Prizes:1st: £100 / 2nd: £50

  • Submission Fees:1 poem: £3.50 / 3 poems: £8 / 5 poems: £10

Sweet Talk Productions: The Time Being
  • Deadline:21st June 2021

  • Word Limit:450-550 / 900-1,100 words

  • Prizes:Broadcast on BBC Radio 4

  • Notes:Seeking short stories by writers aged 16-21

ALCS Educational Writers’ Award
  • Deadline:10th June 2021

  • Prizes:£2,000

  • Notes:Seeking submissions of outstanding examples of traditionally published non-fiction that stimulate and enhance learning in the 5-11 age group

Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award
  • Deadline:22nd June 2021

  • Prizes:1st: £5,000 / 3 x runners-up: £500

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking fiction, nonfiction and poetry books by British or Irish authors aged 18-35, published between 23rd June 2020 and 22nd June 2021

Poetry London Prize
  • Deadline:26th June 2021

  • Prizes:1st: £5,000 / 2nd: £2,000 / 3rd: £1,000

  • Submission Fees:£8 / £4 for subscribers / FREE for low-income writers

Glouscestershire Writers’ Network 2021 Competition
  • Deadline:30th June 2021

  • Word Limit:750 words

  • Line Limit:50 lines

  • Prizes:1st: £200 / 3 x runners-up: £20 book token

  • Submission Fees:1 entry: £3 / 2 entries: £5 / 3 entries: £7

  • Notes:Theme: Signposts

Frogmore Poetry Prize
  • Deadline:4th June 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Prizes:1st: £500 plus a place on a Faber writing course, career development

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking submissions of writing for children by writers from a Black, Asian or non-white minority ethnic background

The Boiler
  • Deadline:20210815

  • Word Limit:3,500 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry, fiction and essays

June

Mslexia
  • Deadline:7th June 2021

  • Payment:Paid

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking various submissions on the theme of “Roots” – see website for details

Creative Future Writers’ Award
  • Deadline:6th June 2021

  • Word Limit:2,000 words

  • Line Limit:42 lines

  • Prizes:Manuscript critique, mentorship plus 1st: £100 / 2nd: £75 / 3rd: £50 / 4th: £25

  • Notes:Theme: Essential

Poetry London Prize
  • Deadline:26th June 2021

  • Prizes:1st: £5,000 / 2nd: £2,000 / 3rd: £1,000

  • Submission Fees:Members: £4 / non-members: £8 / FREE for low-income writers

Sliced Up Press
  • Deadline:1st June 2021

  • Word Limit:1,000 – 4,000 words

  • Payment:$0.01 per word plus author copy

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Menopause

Graeae
  • Deadline:30th June 2021

  • Prizes:Feedback and writer development

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking playwrights who are deaf, disabled or neurodiverse

Pure Slush
  • Deadline:16th June 2021

  • Word Limit:150 – 1,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Friendship

Superpresent
  • Deadline:1st June 2021

  • Word Limit:500 – 2,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: The Mind at Play

New Rivers Press
  • Deadline:30th June 2021

  • Word Limit:70 – 120 pages

  • Payment:Publishing contract with royalties

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking book-length creative nonfiction

Bull City Press
  • Deadline:15th June 2021

  • Word Limit:Poetry: 18 – 30 pages / Prose: 30 – 60 pages

  • Payment:Advance plus royalties

  • Submission Fees:Pay what you feel

  • Notes:Seeking poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction chapbooks

Masque and Spectacle
  • Deadline:31st July 2021

  • Word Limit:8,000 words

  • Line Limit:3 – 5 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Parentheses
  • Deadline:10th September 2021

  • Word Limit:2,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Santa Fe Writers Project
  • Deadline:2nd August 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking submissions from marginalised writers who have never been published before. Theme: The Body

Yalobusha Review
  • Deadline:1st March 2022

  • Word Limit:4,000 words

  • Line Limit:3 – 5 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE / Tip jar

Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People
  • Deadline:15th June 2021

  • Word Limit:700 words

  • Prizes:1st: 100,000 Yen / 2nd: 50,000 Yen

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to under-25s. Theme: What is Life?

Hay Festival: Write for Change
  • Deadline:31st August 2021

  • Word Limit:100 – 500 words

  • Prizes:Green book bundle

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Opportunity for Renewal

Cambridge and Oxford Summer School Essay Competition
  • Deadline:1st September 2021

  • Word Limit:500 words

  • Prizes:100% Scholarship to the Immerse Summer School

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to ages 13-18, essay questions available on the website

Unbroken Journal
  • Deadline:15th June 2021

  • Word Limit:400 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking prose poetry

SaveAs Writers International Writing Competition
  • Deadline:31st August 2021

  • Word Limit:3,500 words

  • Prizes:1st : £200 / 2nd: £100 / 3rd: £50

  • Submission Fees:£3 per poem £8 for three / £4 per short story £10 for three

  • Notes:Theme: Horizons

The Layer Deeper
  • Deadline:31st July 2021

  • Line Limit:40 lines

  • Prizes:1st: £250 / 2nd: £150 / 3rd: £100 / 4th: £50

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Grace I Ask

Wildhunt Books
  • Deadline:2nd July

  • Word Limit:17,500 – 40,000 words

  • Payment:Publishing contract

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking novellas

The Lamp Theatre
  • Deadline:1st September 2021

  • Submission Fees:£6 / email for fee waiver

  • Notes:Seeking plays in all genres

Monnath Books
  • Deadline:1st July 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Notes:Seeking fiction from the point of view of the dead

Borrowed Solace
  • Deadline:30th June 2021

  • Word Limit:15 pages

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Tamed

The Greek Bicentennial Poetry Pamphlet Prizes
  • Deadline:18th June 2021

  • Line Limit:150

  • Prizes:£10,000 plus translation and publication

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry portfolios on the theme of Greece and the Greek people

Crabbe Poetry Competition
  • Deadline:15th June 2021

  • Line Limit:50 lines

  • Prizes:1st: £600 / 2nd: £300 / 3rd: £150

  • Submission Fees:£3

  • Notes:Open to poets who were born, educated, work or be resident in Suffolk, or be a member of Suffolk Poetry Society

Poetry Kit Spring Competition
  • Deadline:21st June 2021

  • Prizes:1st: £100 / 2nd: £50

  • Submission Fees:1 poem: £3.50 / 3 poems: £8 / 5 poems: £10

Sweet Talk Productions: The Time Being
  • Deadline:21st June 2021

  • Word Limit:450-550 / 900-1,100 words

  • Prizes:Broadcast on BBC Radio 4

  • Notes:Seeking short stories by writers aged 16-21

ALCS Educational Writers’ Award
  • Deadline:10th June 2021

  • Prizes:£2,000

  • Notes:Seeking submissions of outstanding examples of traditionally published non-fiction that stimulate and enhance learning in the 5-11 age group

Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award
  • Deadline:22nd June 2021

  • Prizes:1st: £5,000 / 3 x runners-up: £500

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking fiction, nonfiction and poetry books by British or Irish authors aged 18-35, published between 23rd June 2020 and 22nd June 2021

Poetry London Prize
  • Deadline:26th June 2021

  • Prizes:1st: £5,000 / 2nd: £2,000 / 3rd: £1,000

  • Submission Fees:£8 / £4 for subscribers / FREE for low-income writers

Glouscestershire Writers’ Network 2021 Competition
  • Deadline:30th June 2021

  • Word Limit:750 words

  • Line Limit:50 lines

  • Prizes:1st: £200 / 3 x runners-up: £20 book token

  • Submission Fees:1 entry: £3 / 2 entries: £5 / 3 entries: £7

  • Notes:Theme: Signposts

Hole in the Head Review
  • Deadline:11th June 2021

  • Line Limit:Up to three poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry

The Boiler
  • Deadline:20210815

  • Word Limit:3,500 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry, fiction and essays

Netflix Screenwriters’ Fellowship
  • Deadline:18th June 2021

  • Word Limit:27 – 90 pages

  • Prizes:£22,000 bursary plus career development

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to unagented writers who are Black, Asian or from another racial or ethnic group that is under-represented in the high end TV and film industry in the UK

Vivid Dreams Poetry Competition
  • Deadline:1st July 2021

  • Line Limit:30 lines

  • Prizes:Inclusion in exhibition plus 50% of entry fees

  • Submission Fees:£8 / £4 for members of Parkinson’s Art (membership is free for those with Parkinson’s)

  • Notes:Theme: Vivid Dreams

July

Mom Egg Review
  • Deadline:15th July 2021

  • Word Limit:1,000 words

  • Submission Fees:1st – 7th May: FREE / 8th May – 15th July: $3

  • Notes:Theme: Mother Figures

Masque and Spectacle
  • Deadline:31st July 2021

  • Word Limit:8,000 words

  • Line Limit:3 – 5 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Parentheses
  • Deadline:10th September 2021

  • Word Limit:2,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Santa Fe Writers Project
  • Deadline:2nd August 2021

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking submissions from marginalised writers who have never been published before. Theme: The Body

Yalobusha Review
  • Deadline:1st March 2022

  • Word Limit:4,000 words

  • Line Limit:3 – 5 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE / Tip jar

Hay Festival: Write for Change
  • Deadline:31st August 2021

  • Word Limit:100 – 500 words

  • Prizes:Green book bundle

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Opportunity for Renewal

Cambridge and Oxford Summer School Essay Competition
  • Deadline:1st September 2021

  • Word Limit:500 words

  • Prizes:100% Scholarship to the Immerse Summer School

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to ages 13-18, essay questions available on the website

SaveAs Writers International Writing Competition
  • Deadline:31st August 2021

  • Word Limit:3,500 words

  • Prizes:1st : £200 / 2nd: £100 / 3rd: £50

  • Submission Fees:£3 per poem £8 for three / £4 per short story £10 for three

  • Notes:Theme: Horizons

The Layer Deeper
  • Deadline:31st July 2021

  • Line Limit:40 lines

  • Prizes:1st: £250 / 2nd: £150 / 3rd: £100 / 4th: £50

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Grace I Ask

Wildhunt Books
  • Deadline:2nd July

  • Word Limit:17,500 – 40,000 words

  • Payment:Publishing contract

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking novellas

The Lamp Theatre
  • Deadline:1st September 2021

  • Submission Fees:£6 / email for fee waiver

  • Notes:Seeking plays in all genres

The Boiler
  • Deadline:20210815

  • Word Limit:3,500 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry, fiction and essays

August

Green Stories
  • Deadline:26th August 2021

  • Word Limit:45 minutes / 6 x 30 minutes / 5 x 15 minutes

  • Prizes:Script appraisal by the Literary Consultancy

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking radio plays about sustainable societies

Parentheses
  • Deadline:10th September 2021

  • Word Limit:2,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Yalobusha Review
  • Deadline:1st March 2022

  • Word Limit:4,000 words

  • Line Limit:3 – 5 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE / Tip jar

Hay Festival: Write for Change
  • Deadline:31st August 2021

  • Word Limit:100 – 500 words

  • Prizes:Green book bundle

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Opportunity for Renewal

Cambridge and Oxford Summer School Essay Competition
  • Deadline:1st September 2021

  • Word Limit:500 words

  • Prizes:100% Scholarship to the Immerse Summer School

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to ages 13-18, essay questions available on the website

SaveAs Writers International Writing Competition
  • Deadline:31st August 2021

  • Word Limit:3,500 words

  • Prizes:1st : £200 / 2nd: £100 / 3rd: £50

  • Submission Fees:£3 per poem £8 for three / £4 per short story £10 for three

  • Notes:Theme: Horizons

The Lamp Theatre
  • Deadline:1st September 2021

  • Submission Fees:£6 / email for fee waiver

  • Notes:Seeking plays in all genres

The Boiler
  • Deadline:20210815

  • Word Limit:3,500 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry, fiction and essays

Goldsmiths Young Anthropologist Writing Competition
  • Deadline:2nd August 2021

  • Word Limit:1,000 words

  • Prizes:£1,000

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking submissions from writers aged 16-18 on the theme of “What do you hold dear?”

September

October

November

December

Rolling

Murderous Ink Press
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:10,000 words

  • Payment:1,000-5,000 words: £10 / 6,000-10,000 words: £20

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking crime fiction

101 Words
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit: 101 words (exactly)

  • Payment:$10

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Does not accept poetry, children’s fiction or erotica

Asymptote Journal
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Awakenings Review
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking work from writers who have had a personal experience with mental illness

Blue Marble Review
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:poems / Prose: 1,500 words

  • Payment:$25 per piece

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry, fiction, non-fiction, essays, opinion pieces, travel writing, photography and art

Blue Moose Books
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:end the first three chapters of a novel, plus synopsis

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking novels from unpublished writers. No children’s, YA or poetry

Book of Matches
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:2,1000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction and translation

Brevity Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:750 words

  • Payment:$45

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking extremely brief essays

Bust
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:250 – 2,500 words (see website for full details)

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Carve Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:None

  • Payment:$50-$100

  • Submission Fees:FREE

CHILLFILTR
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:3,000 words

  • Payment: $20/1,000 words (up to $60)

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Looking for poetry, memoirs, short stories and personal essays

The Common Tongue Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:600 – 6,000 words

  • Payment:$0.03/word

  • Notes:Seeking submissions of dark fantasy

Creative Nonfiction
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:4,000 words

  • Payment:$125 + $10 per printed page

  • Submission Fees:$3

  • Notes:Seeking all types of creative nonfiction

Daily Science Fiction
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:1500 words

  • Payment:$0.08 per word

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Especially seeking flash sci-fi

The Decolonial Passage
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:3,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:See https://thedecolonialpassage.net/mission/ for guidelines on theme

The Rail
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:7,500 words / 90 lines

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry, fiction and nonfiction

Driftwood Press
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:None

  • Payment:Novellas: $400 plus royalties / Short stories: $100 / Poetry: $15 / Poetry collections: $500 plus royalties / Visual arts, comics and graphic novels: varies

  • Submission Fees:Fiction: £3.99 / Poetry: $2.99 / Novella: $20 / Poetry collection: $20 / Visual arts, comics and graphic novels: free

Fairlight Books
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:Novel: 50,000+ / Novella: 25,000 – 50,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Accepting submissions of literary fiction only. Please send no more than 10,000 words

The Fiction Desk
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:1,000 – 20,000 words

  • Payment:£20 per 1,000 words

  • Submission Fees:£4 / free when you buy an anthology

Fictive Dream
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:500 – 2,500 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking short stories

The Forge
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:5,000 words

  • Payment:$75

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Frontier Poetry
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:5 poems or 10 pages

  • Payment:$50 per poem (up to $150)

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to new and emerging poets only (no more than one full-length published work)

Gasher Journal
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:poems or 500-3,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

The Good Literary Agency
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:None

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking book-length submissions in any genre from writers who are part of groups under-represented in mainstream publishing

Go Havok
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:1,000 Words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking short fiction in the following genres: mystery, science fiction, comedy, thriller, fantasy. Check website for monthly themed calls

Grand Little Things
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:None

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking formal poetry only

Hindsight 2020
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:2,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking personal stories of 2020

Hip Mama Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:None

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking articles on the subject of alternative parenting

HOOT Review
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:150 words

  • Submission Fees:$2

  • Notes:Seeking fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry, and book reviews

i-D
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Payment:Paid

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Pitch required

Inkcap
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Payment:£100-£400

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Pitch Required
    Seeking pitches for journalism on the subject of nature, ecology and conservation in the UK

Kissing Dynamite Poetry
  • Deadline:1st – 10th of each month

  • Word Limit:One poem

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Lavender Review
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:3-6 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to submissions of work by, about and for lesbians

Litro Online
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:Varies

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Various open calls for flash, short stories and essays – see website for details

Lumiere Review
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:2,000 words / 2 pages of poetry

  • Submission Fees:FREE

The Missouri Review
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:Prose: 2,000-9,000 words / Poetry: 8-20 pages

  • Submission Fees:$4

Microverses
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:Poetry: 8 lines / Narrative pieces: 280 characters or fewer

  • Payment:Poetry: $1/line / Other: $2.80/piece

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Experimental and interactive forms welcome

Motherly
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:1,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking personal, first-person insights about motherhood

Motherwell
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:1,200 words

  • Payment:Paid

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking personal essays on a variety of parenting topics

Mutha Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:1,500 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking nonfiction on all aspects of parenthood

National Geographic
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Payment:Paid

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Pitch required

Neon Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:6 poems / Prose: 5,000 words / Chapbook proposals

  • Payment:Prose: 1p per word / Poetry: 10p per line (minimum payment £10)

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Alternate themed issues – see website for details

New Walk Editions
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:12 – 20 pages

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry pamphlets

Nightmares and Phantasms Podcast
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:1,000 – 6,000 words

  • Payment:$5

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:One story per submission and one submission per month

One Hand Clapping
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:None

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Please submit writing as a Word document

The Other Stories Podcast
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:2,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking short themed horror for professional narration and broadcast – see website for themes and deadlines

Painkiller Project
  • Deadline:1st – 4th of each month

  • Word Limit:1,500 words / 1-2 actors

  • Prizes:£150 plus production

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking audio plays written after 20th March 2020

Pidgeonholes
  • Deadline:1st – 10th of each month

  • Word Limit:1,000 words / 5 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Pithead Chapel
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:4,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking short fiction, nonfiction and prose poetry

Pocketfire
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:1-3 poems

  • Submission Fees:Video: $5 / print: $3 / online: $2 (all reimbursed on acceptance)

  • Notes:Seeking submissions of poetry for video performance, print and online publication

Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:Up to 3 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Poetically Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:Poetry: 2 pages / prose: 2,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Poetry Ireland Review
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:6 poems or 10 pages

  • Payment:€40

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Submissions from women and people from diverse ethnic backgrounds are actively encouraged

Post Quarantine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:None

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: Letters to open when all this is over

Poetica Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:None

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Looking for poetry and prose centred on the Jewish experience. Interested in personal stories – not historical or political views

The Rambling
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:500 – 1,500 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking work relating to the eighteenth century

Ruminate Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:1500 words

  • Payment: $20/page for poetry (with a maximum of $80 per poem), $20/400 words for prose

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Various submission windows for each genre – please see website for full details

Sand Hills Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:1,000 words / 3 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking submissions from writers currently residing in the US only

Shirley Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:3,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Smokelong Quarterly
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:1,000 words

  • Payment:$50

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Softblow
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:4-6 poems

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Sonder
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:3-5 pages of poetry or prose

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to submissions from writers who have been published fewer than 5 times

The Spectator
  • Deadline:Wednesdays at midday

  • Word Limit:150 WORDS

  • Payment:£25

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Weekly themed writing competition – see website for latest theme

Split Lip Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:Submit one piece only

  • Payment:$50

  • Submission Fees:February, April, June, October, December: Tip Jar / January, March, May, August, September, November: FREE Notes: Free submissions are available to Black writers for the rest of the year

Stand Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:4-6 poems / Fiction: 3,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Does not accept simultaneous submissions

Stepaway Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:1,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking writing which leads the reader through the streets of a chosen city

Stinger Stories
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:300 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Theme: scifi / fantasy / experimental

Storyhouse
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:10,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Themed rolling contests – see website for details

Trampset
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:None

  • Payment:$25 per accepted piece

  • Submission Fees:3 (50 free entries available per month for economically disadvantaged writers)

  • Notes:Shorter pieces tend to get more love

The Treason Show
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:None

  • Payment:Share of box office

  • Notes:Seeking parody songs, one-liners and topical sketche

Tuna Fish Journal
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:30 lines / 5,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:New theme each calendar month. Visit https://www.tunafishjournal.com/schedule for schedule

Vela Press
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:80,000+ words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking science fiction, technothrillers and fantasy

Wigleaf
  • Deadline:Last day of each month

  • Word Limit:1,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Submissions open in the final week of August, September, October, November, January, February, March and April

Wild Wolf Publishing
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Requirements: Synopsis plus first 3 chapters
    Seeking book-length submissions of thriller, horror and sci-fi

The White Pube Writers Grant
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:None

  • Prizes:£500

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to working-class writers based in the UK

Wyldblood Press
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:Flash: 300 – 1,000 words / Novels: 40,000 – 120,000 words

  • Payment:short fiction: 1p per word / Novels: royalty only

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking speculative and literary fiction

Yours Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:3,200 words

  • Payment:£25 – £125 depending on length

  • Submission Fees:Free

Obsessed with Pipework
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry

The Pomegranate
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:4,000 words

  • Payment:£30

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction

Greatist: What’s in your Freezer? series
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:600 words

  • Payment:$250

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking pitches about the interesting contents of your freezer

John Byrne Award
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:15,000

  • Prizes:£500

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Open to anyone over 16 who is living or studying in Scotland

TYPE!
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:1,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Bridport Prize Bursaries for Under-Represented Writers
  • Deadline:12th of each month

  • Payment:Free entry to the Bridport Prize

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Palm-Sized Press
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:500 words

  • Payment:Paid

  • Submission Fees:$2

Brilliant Flash Fiction
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:1,000 words

  • Payment:$20

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:2,500 – 3,000 words

  • Submission Fees:FREE / Tip jar

  • Notes:All Quarterly issues for 2021 are special issue only. If you submit between October 24, 2020 and August 1, 2021, your submission will NOT be reviewed until October 15, 2021

Smoke Magazine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Line Limit:Six poems

  • Payment:Contributor copy

  • Submission Fees:FREE

Potluck Zine
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Word Limit:500 – 800 words

  • Payment:Royalties

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking writing, recipes and poetry. Check website for current theme.

We Disturb
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Submission Fees:Seeking disturbing stories

Claren Books
  • Deadline:Rolling

  • Payment:$1,000 advance plus 50% net royalties

  • Submission Fees:FREE

  • Notes:Seeking book manuscripts