Monday Roundup!

The Monday Roundup is quiet this week! The literary world has gone on holidays but that’s okay because we still have loads of competitions to keep you going until they arrive back with their lovely tans!

Submission Calls
Flash Fiction Competitions
Short Story Competitions
Poetry Competitions
Playwriting Competitions
Novel Writing Competitions
Novella Submissions and Competitions

As always, contact us with anything you feel should be included!

Submission Calls

Litro Magazine

Deadlines: Missed Connections (September 2015), Whodunit (October 2015), Space (November 2015), Going Home (December 2015), Love (February 2016), Britishness (March 2016)
Notes: Accept short fiction, flash/micro fiction, nonfiction (memoir, literary journalism, travel narratives, etc), and original artwork (photographs, illustrations, paintings, etc) based on the designated monthly theme.

The Poetry Bus

Deadline: 31 Aug 2015
Looking for: The magazine is looking for international submissions of poetry, flash fiction, short stories, graphic short stories, opinion pieces about the poetry world and the art world.Send 3 or 4 poems, (flash fiction, short stories, opinion pieces, graphic shorts), along with a short biography, to to buspoems@gmail.com.

“After Heaney” (Vol 9, No 1)

Deadline: 31 Aug 2015
Looking for: Submissions of poetry, fiction, creative-non-fiction, memoir and reminiscence, they welcome non-specialist scholarly essays of literary distinction.

Writer Igniter

The current theme is ORIGINS, must use a prompt from www.writerigniter.com
Deadline: August 31, 2015
Looking for: fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction 2000,Fiction 2000, Poetry up to 5 poems

Cicada

Deadline: September 9, 2015.
Notes: YA lit/comics magazine, poetry, fic, nonfic, satire, and comics on WITCHES.
Fiction; Realism, SF/fantasy, historical fiction: Yes, yes, and yes
Length: flash fic to novellas; up to 9,000 words
Nonfiction; Narrative nonfic (especially teen-written); essays on lit/culture/arts; hybrid forms
Length: up to 5,000 words
Poetry; Length: no length limits.
Alternative Comics; Cicada seeks talented artists who are making thoughtful (or flippant), beautiful (or unsettling), exuberant (or quiet) comics, zines, visual poems, sequential graphic narratives, or any other work in image and/or text.
Art Submissions; We’re always looking for new artists! If you’re interested in sharing your portfolio with us, email cicada@cicadamag.com.

Anthology of Quitters

Deadline: Early-September 2015
Prizes: 25 by check upon acceptance and a copy of the finished book upon publication, e-book or paperback
Notes: Opening chapters from novels that were abandoned by their authors, 2000-5000 words

Hunger Mountain

Deadline: October 1
Notes: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and children’s literature, entry fee is $3.

Prole

Deadline: Ongoing
Notes: Poetry and Prose, short stories upper word limit of 7500 words, small collection of up to five pieces,

The New York Times

Deadline: Ongoing
Notes: Modern Love are interested in receiving deeply personal essays about contemporary relationships, marriage, dating, parenthood…any subject that might reasonably fit under the heading “Modern Love.” 1500-1700 words

Unbuild Walls
Deadline: Ongoing
Notes: Speculative literary fiction up to 5,000 words.

Sixteen magazine

On the 16th of every month leading up to the 16 months before April 2016, they will publish an issue of their magazine online.
Deadline: Different prompts with different closing dates
Looking for: Submissions that relate to their prompts.

Hamburgers n’ Heroin
Deadline: Ongoing
Looking for: If interested in submitting a story or writing for them encouraged to get in touch, get back to you within 24hrs

The Flexible Persona

Deadline: ongoing
Notes: Open to all genres, Simultaneous Submissions between 1200 – 6500 words accepted.

The Future Fire

Deadline: Ongoing
Looking for: social-political elements of imaginary, futuristic, fantastic, horrifying, surreal or otherwise speculative universes. We are particularly interested in feminist, queer, postcolonial and ecological themes, writing by under-represented voices, and stories from outside the Anglophone world.

Headstuff
Deadline: Ongoing
Looking for: PoetryStuff including literature and poetry (see submission guidelines)

Anomaly

Deadline: Ongoing
Looking for: For poetry submissions, we ask that you send a cover letter with a brief bio, with no more than five poems, For fiction, commentary & narrative non-fiction no more than five pieces per submission (as an attachment) and include a cover letter, and a short bio, 2,000-3,000 words per piece.

Poetry Ireland Review

Deadline: Ongoing
Looking for:Send a maximum of six poems, Keep a hard copy / digital copy of each submission, Poems should be original, and previously unpublished, Editor, currently Vona Groarke, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Ireland,
32 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Flash Fiction Competitions

Bath Flash Fiction Award

Deadline: Each award ends at 1000 entries
Prizes: £1000 prize for the winner, £300 second and £100 third. Two commendations.
Notes: 300 word limit, Entry £4.00 for members, or £6.00 as part of a group entry, or £9.00 standard.

2015 Dromineer Literary Festival Flash Fiction Competition

Deadline: August 25 2015
Prizes: 1st. Prize €500.00, 2nd. Prize €350.00, 3rd. Prize €150.00
Notes: Number of entries: Unlimited, maximum Number of words per story: 500, entry Fee is €10 per entry

Tethered By Letters

Deadline: August 31st, 2015. Midnight PST
Prizes: 1st $150.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication.
Notes: Any genre with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words, entry fees is $7.00 per entry, or three entries for $15.00.

The Allingham Festival 2015

Deadline: September 15th, 2015
Prizes: €300 for Flash Fiction; invitation to read at the Allingham Festival on Saturday November 7th.
Notes: Flash Fiction must not exceed 800 words, entry fee is €5 for 1 entry, €8 for 2 entries, €12 for 3 entries, €15 for 4 entries.

Bite-sized Enlightenment Flash fiction competition

Deadline: 19 September 2015
Prizes: The winner will have the opportunity to perform his or her story live on the evening of Saturday 24 October at The Baum in Rochdale.
Notes: Between 250 and 500 words in length

MASH competition

Deadline: 15th October 2015
Prizes: $100 for the winning story
Notes: Every three months, three random objects are selected from a randomly gathered list. Max. 500 words, excluding the title, no submission fee

Short Story Competitions

The Irish Times Amateur Travel Writer Competition

Deadline: 26 August 2015
Prize: An assignment for one person to go on a press trip to a destination abroad as commissioned by the editor of The Irish Times Magazine. This will include flights, accommodation and meals.
Notes: Articles should be 600 words or under

The 2015 To Hull & Back Competition

Deadline: 31st August 2015
Prizes: 1st Prize: £200, 2nd Prize: £100, 3rd Prize: £50
Notes: No longer than 4,000 (four-thousand) words in length. This includes the title, no set theme, but stories must contain some element of humour, There is a £5 (five pounds GBP) entry fee for 1 (one) entry, an £8 (eight pounds GBP) entry fee for 2 (two) entries and a £10 (ten pounds GBP) entry fee for 3 (three) entries.

The SaveAs Writers International Competition

Deadline: 31st August 2015
Prizes: £100, £50, £25 and publication in an anthology.
Notes: short stories with a strong sense of city as a setting. Maria C. McCarthy, the short stories, entry fee is £4 per short story.

Tethered By Letters

Deadline: August 31st, 2015. Midnight PST
Prizes: The winner of our short story contest will be awarded $500.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication.
Notes: Any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, entry fees is $15.00 USD entry fee for each submission.

The International Hysteria Writing Competition

Deadline: August 31st 2015
Prizes: The winner of the short story category will receive £400. The winners of the poetry and flash fiction categories will receive £200 each. Nine runners up in each category will also be published in Hysteria 4, an anthology published in November each year.
Notes: Submit short stories, up to 2,000 words, flash fiction up to 250 words, Any theme of interest to women. Open to women only.

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Deadline: 31st August 2015
Prizes: £500 prize money for the Short Fiction winner, Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology, A selection of books from Vintage and Bloodaxe Books, One year print subscription to Granta, A complimentary copy of the Anthology
Notes: 2,000 words, One £15 entry fee allows you to submit up to two poems or one short story.

Timothy Corsellis Prize

Deadline: 6th September 2015
Prizes: First prize winner £100 book tokens, runners up £50 book tokens, plus poetry books and posters, and publication on Young Poets Network. The first prize essay will be published on the Poetry Society website.
Notes: Aged 14-25, Young Critics Prize, for short essays of 500-1500 words exploring which three poets, out of the six, are most likely to be read in twenty years’ time and why.small selection of Second World War poets: Keith Douglas, Sidney Keyes, Alun Lewis, John Jarmain, Henry Reed and Timothy Corsellis.

The Short Story competition 2015
Deadline: 15th September 2015.
Prizes: First is £300, second is £150, third is £50
Notes: Word limit is 1,000-5,000, entry fee is £5

OPEN SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2015 with Simon Whaley

Deadline: September 24th 2015
Prizes: £100 First, £50 Second, £25 Third, £25 Fourth two ‘Highly Commended’ each win 2016 comp free entry
and a charitable donation will be made as chosen by entrants
Notes: 2,000 words maximum, entry fee is £3.00 for one entry, £5.00 for two, £2.50 thereon

Manchester Writing Competition 2015

Deadline: Friday 25th September 2015
Prize: £10,000
Notes: Entry fee is £17.50, judges are Nicholas Royle, Stuart Kelly,Leone Ross, 2,500 words, open internationally to new and established writers aged 16 or over

Alfie Dog Fiction International Short Story Competition

Deadline: 30th September 2015
Prizes: 1st Prize: £200 AND Publication of a short story collection of 35,000 – 40,000 words with editorial support for completion, 2nd Prize: full critique of stories to a total maximum word count of 10,000 words
Notes: Entry fee is the download of 5 paid short stories by different authors, between 1000 and 2000 words excluding title

The “Aestas” Short Story Contest 2015

Deadline:Sep 30, 2015
Prizes: First Prize is US$150 and 2 copies of the anthology, second Prize is US$100 and 2 copies of the anthology, third Prize is US$100
Notes: US$10 entry fee, not less than 2000 words and no more than 7,000 words

Glimmer Family Matters

Deadline: September 30th
Prizes: 1st place wins $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue, 2nd place wins $500 (or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies), 3rd place wins $300 (or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies).
Notes: Stories about families of all configurations. It’s fine to draw heavily on real life experiences, but the work must read like fiction. Most entries run from 1,500 – 6,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 words are welcome.

Caterpillar Short Story Prize

Deadline: 30 SEPTEMBER 2015
Prizes: The winning story will feature in the winter 2015 issue of The Caterpillar
Notes: Open to anyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished,entry fee is €12 per story, 2,000 words written by an adult for children (aged 7–11)

Carried in Waves

Deadline: September 30th
Prizes: 1ST PRIZE €300, 2ND prize €200, 3RD prize €100
Notes: English language of 3,000 words or less. Entries can be sent to carriedinwaves@ucc.ie
The themes explored may be of any nature but the shortlist of forty stories will be recorded for broadcast, entry fee is €10

Nineteeth Annual Zoetrope: All-story Short Fiction Contest

Deadline: October 1, 2015
Prizes: First is $1,000, second is $500, third is $250
Notes: Strictly 5,000 words or fewer; and accompanied by an entry fee of $20 per story

Prolitzer Prize for prose writing 2015

Deadline: October 1st 2015
Prizes: £200, Publication in Prole 18 in December 2015, Publication on the Prole website, 2 x runner up prizes of £50, possible publication in Prole 18, Publication on the Prole website
Notes: £4.00 for first entry, £3.00 for any subsequent entries, Word limit 2500, Winners will be announced in issue 18 of Prole in December 2015 and on website by December 15th 2015.

Reading Room Cafe Publishing Short Story Competition

Deadline: October 20th, 1pm UK time.
Prizes: Top prize of £50, publication and 5 copies of the book, Top 10 stories will be published, ​ Runners-up receive 5 copies each of the published book
Notes: Unpublished stories up to 2,000 words, £3 per entry or £10 for 4.

The Aeon Award

Deadline: November 30th
Prizes: Grand Prize: €1000, Second Prize: €200, Third Prize: €100
Notes: If your story is science fiction, fantasy or horror, is less than 10,000 words in length and has not been previously published, €7.50 entry fee

Glimmer Fiction open

Deadline: January 2, 2016
Prizes: 1st place wins $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue, 2nd place wins $1,000 (and 10 copies, if accepted for publication),3rd place wins $600 (or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies).
Notes: Open to all subjects, all themes, and all writers.Most entries run from 2,000 to 8,000 words, but stories from 2,000 to 20,000 words are fine.

Fish Publishing International Short Memoir Contest

Deadline: 31st January 2016
Prizes: First – €1,000, Second – Fish online writing course, the ten published authors will each receive five copies of the Anthology and will be invited to read at the launch during the West Cork Literary Festival in July.
Notes: There is no restriction on theme or style, Maximum number of words is 4,000. Entry fee for online- 16, subsequent 10 and postal 18, subsequent 12

Poetry Competitions

3rd Ó Bhéal Five Words Poetry Competition

Deadline: The competition runs for 41 weeks, until the last week of January 2016.
Prizes: The winner will receive 500 euros and an invitation to read at Ó Bhéal’s ninth anniversary event in April, 2016. The shortlisted poems and winning entry will also be published in their next annual anthology of five word poems.
Notes: They will post five words every Tuesday at noon (GMT). Entrants then have one week to submit poems (not exceeding 50 lines) that include all five words given for that week. It’s open to writers around the world and costs 5 euro to enter.

2015 Dromineer Literary Festival Poetry Competition

Deadline: August 25 2015
Prizes: 1st. Prize €500.00, 2nd. Prize €350.00, 3rd. Prize €150.00
Notes: Number of entries: Unlimited, maximum Number of lines per poem: 40, entry fee is €5 per poem

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition

Deadline: 31st August, 2015
Prizes: First: £200.00, Second: £100.00, Third: £50.00, highly Commended: £20 x 3, Commended: £10 x 3.
Notes: 50 lines per poem, entry fee is £4/1 poem, £7/2 poems, £9/3 poems, £11/4 poems, £12.00/5 poems.

The Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition

Deadline: 31st of August 2015.
Prizes: First prize is £1000, second prize is £200 in each category.
Notes: Open category, open to poets over 18 years of age, ESL category, open to poets over 18 who speak English as a second language, Judges: Bernard O’Donoghue and Hannah Lowe, entry fee is £5 per poem or £4 per poem for more than three entries. Max 10 poems per entrant.

The SaveAs Writers International Competition

Deadline: 31st August 2015
Prizes: £100, £50, £25 and publication in an anthology.
Notes: Poems with a strong sense of city as a setting, Gillian Laker will judge the poetry entries, entry fee is £3 per poem.

Tethered By Letters

Deadline: August 31st, 2015. Midnight PST
Prize: The winner of our poetry contest will be awarded $150.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication.
Notes: Any genre or form, three pages or less per poem, Fees: $7.00 per entry, or three entries for $15.00.

The International Hysteria Writing Competition

Deadline: August 31st 2015
Prizes: The winner of the short story category will receive £400. The winners of the poetry and flash fiction categories will receive £200 each. Nine runners up in each category will also be published in Hysteria 4, an anthology published in November each year.
Notes: Submit poetry up to 20 lines, Any theme of interest to women. Open to women only.

International Poetry Competition

Deadline: 31 August 2015
Prizes: First prize – £1000, second prize – £200
Notes: Entry fee is £5 to submit a poem or £4 per poem for more than three entries. You may enter up to ten poems, providing they are unpublished.

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Deadline: 31 August 2015
Prizes: £500 prize money for the Poetry winner, publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology, a selection of books from Vintage and Bloodaxe Books, one year print subscription to Granta, a complimentary copy of the Anthology
Notes: One £15 entry fee allows you to submit up to two poems, no more than 40 lines

Poetry Prize 2015 from Bloomsbury Publishing and the National Literacy Trust

Deadline: Midnight on 31 August 2015
Prizes: First: A brand new iPad, £250 of Bloomsbury titles, A framed copy of the finished poster featuring your poem, Exclusive celebration event to reveal the prize-winner. Two runners-up will also be chosen, and all short-listed poets will be invited to the celebration event.
Notes: Entrants must submit a 2 to 16 line poem aimed at children and young people, on the themes of reading and/or literature, entry fee is £8 for the first Entry per Entrant, and £4 for each subsequent Entry by the same Entrant.

The Flambard Poetry Prize 2015

Deadline: 1st September 2015
Prizes: First prize is £1000, second prize is £250
Notes: Entry is £5 per group of five poems.

Timothy Corsellis Prize

Deadline: 6th September 2015.
Prizes: first prize winner and two runners-up in each category, who will receive £100 book tokens and £50 book tokens respectively, plus poetry books and posters, and publication on Young Poets Network. The first prize poem will be published in the Poetry Society’s quarterly paper Poetry News.
Notes: Aged 14-25, to write a poem in response to the life and/or work of a small selection of Second World War poets: Keith Douglas, Sidney Keyes, Alun Lewis, John Jarmain, Henry Reed and Timothy Corsellis.

The Allingham Festival 2015

Deadline: September 15th, 2015
Prize: €300 for Poetry; invitation to read at the Allingham Festival on Saturday November 7th.
Notes: Poems must not exceed 40 lines, entry fee is €5 for 1 entry, €8 for 2 entries, €12 for 3 entries, €15 for 4 entries.

Manchester Writing Competition: The Manchester Poetry Prize

Deadline: Friday 25th September 2015
Prize: £10,000
Notes: Entry fee is £17.50, judges are Adam O’Riordan, Olivia Cole and Kei Miller, best portfolio of three to five poems (maximum combined length: 120 lines)

The Bard of Armagh Humorous Verse Competition

Deadline: 1 Oct 2015
Prizes: Over £3000 in prizes will be awarded.
Notes: The poem should be no more than 650 words and should not exceed 9 minutes performance time. Finals will take place in the Armagh City Hotel on Friday 20 November 2015, entry fee is £2.00 for each poem.

Maine Review’s Annual Poetry Contest

Deadline: October 10th, 2015
Prize: Grand Prize of $100 for the best poem, a Second Prize of $50, and a Third Prize of $25. Honorable Mention winners will each receive a free one-year electronic subscription to the Review.
Notes: 90 lines per poem, $10 per entry

Troubadour International Poetry Prize

Deadline: 19 Oct 2015
prizes: First is £5,000, second is £1,000, third is £500
Notes: Entry fees of £5/€6/$8 per poem

Reading Room Cafe Publishing Poetry Competition

Deadline: October 20th, 1pm UK time
Prize: Top prize of £50, publication and 2 copies of the book. Runners-up receive 2 copies each of the published book.
Notes: Unpublished poems up to 30 lines, £2 per entry or £10 for 5-8.

The Poetry Society’s annual National Poetry Competition

Deadline: 31 October 2015
Prizes:£5,000 for the overall winner, £2,000 for the second, £1,000 for the third, with seven commendations of £200. The top three winners are also published in the Poetry Society’s leading international journal, The Poetry Review, as well as having the possibility of reading at some of the UK’s top literature festivals.
Notes: All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title). Entries can be on any subject, The first poem submitted costs £6.50. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £3.50 per poem

The Poetry Society: The National Poetry Competition 2015

Deadline: 31 Oct 2015
Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000, 2nd Prize: £2,000, 3rd Prize: £1,000, Seven commendations of £200
Notes: The judges this year are David Wheatley, Esther Morgan and Sarah Howe, all poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title).The first poem submitted costs £6.50. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £3.50 per poem.

The Resurgence Poetry Prize

Deadline:1st November 2015
Prizes: £5,000 for the best single poem embracing ecological themes. Second prize is £2,000 and third prize is £1,000.
Notes: ‘Ecopoetry’ award. Entry fee is £7 for the first poem. Each additional poem after that: £3

The Plough Prize 2015

Deadline: November 30th 2015
Prize: 1st Prize: £1,000, 2nd Prize: £500, 3rd Prize: £250
Notes: Entry fee is £5 per poem, Forty lines or under, no theme, Long and short lists published, Online and postal entry available

IHS International Haiku Competition 2015

Deadline: November 30th, 2015.
Prizes: €150, €50 and €30
Notes: Submit unpublished haiku/senryu of 17 syllables or fewer, entry fees are €3 each or €20 with each seven haiku.Judge: Anatoly Kudryavitsky, editor of Shamrock Haiku Journal and the current President of the Irish Haiku Society.

The Enfield Poets: International Poetry Competition 2015

Deadline: 1 Dec 2015
Prizes: 1st – £500, 2nd – £200, 3rd – £100. Prizewinners and commended poets will be invited to read their poems at a special prize reading, featuring our Judge, Anne-Marie Fyfe, at the Dugdale Theatre in Enfield Town on 6th February 2016.
Notes: Open to anyone aged 17 or over at the time of entering. Entries from outside the U.K. are welcome, but must be written in English. There is no limit to the number of entires. All poems must have a title and must not exceed 50 lines in length (excluding the title). Entries can be on any subject. The entry fee is £4 per poem, or £10 for 3 poems.

Playwriting Competitions

The Brave New Ending Writing Challenge

Deadline: 31st of December 2015.
Prizes: All submissions will be published online and the ten top submissions will be invited to a playwriting workshop with Nigel Planer.
Notes: Open to writers of all ages, write a final scene for your own imagined version of Brave New World, judges are Dawn King and Jenny King.

Novel Writing Competitions

Women’s Novel Competition 2015

Deadline: 21st Sept 2015
Prizes: 1st prize: £5,000
The winner and four other finalists will receive manuscript feedback from The Literary Consultancy and and an invitation to a special networking event with literary agents.
Notes: Entry fee: £25 per novel, novel can be in any genre, but must be for adult or young adult readers, at least 50,000 words.

The Bath Children’s novel award

Deadline: midnight GMT on October 11th 2015
Prize: £1,000 plus Minerva trophy
Notes: Novels can be in any genre for children who are able to read for themselves or young adult readers
There are no minimum or maximum word count restrictions, however as a guide, they recommend 6-10,000 for a chapter book, 40-60,000 for middle grade and 50-70,000 words for YA, entrants should not have had a novel, for any age group, accepted for publication by a traditional publishing house, independently published novelists are eligible.

Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair

Deadline: 16 October 2015
Prizes: Twelve shortlisted entrants will be anonymously selected by a judged to take part in the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair on 20 February, 2016. Each writer will have a stand at the Fair where they will present the synopsis of their novel, the finished novel itself and biographical material. Top Irish publishers and agents will be invited to the Irish Writers Centre to meet these writers in person. The winners also receive a place on a seminar on ‘How to Pitch Your Novel’, two weeks in advance of the Fair (6 February, 2016). This year we are extending the prize to those who make the longlist. Applicants who are longlisted and who do not proceed to make the shortlist of twelve will have their work evaluated and critiqued by the judging panel.
Notes: Open to previously unpublished aspiring novelists only, entry fee is €4, you will need to send a synopsis and up to 10,000 words of a novel.

Reading Room Cafe Publishing Novel Competition

Deadline: October 20th, 1pm UK time.
Prizes: 25 copies of your work, publication and £100.
Notes: Unpublished novel 30,000-60,000 words, £10 per entry., First 2,000 words, 400 word synopsis, Shortlisted entrants will be asked to submit whole novel.

Fish Publishing Young-Adult Novel Prize

Deadline: 30 Oct 2015
Prize: The winning novel will be published by Fish Publishing and the launch of the novel will be held as part of a literary festival.They hope to launch the novel during the West Cork literary Festival (July 2016).
Notes: The first chapter OR 5,000 words. (Shortlisted authors will be requested to submit their entire novel for final selection.), Online entry €20, postal entry €22, Judge Louise O’Neill.

The Caledonia Novel Award

Deadline: 1st November, 2015
Prizes: The winner will receive £1,000 and a trophy
Notes: entry fee is £20. Novels can be any genre for adults or Y/A, but must be original and at least 50,000 words long. Entrants must not have had a novel published, including self-published, or have entered into a contract for future publication of their novel.

Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition

Deadline: Friday 18th December 2015
Prizes: Worldwide publishing deal with Chicken House, with an advance of £10,000 (subject to contract).
All longlisted entrants will receive a reader’s report of their work.
Notes: Full-length novel suitable for children aged somewhere between 7 and 18 years; minimum of 30,000 words and ask that manuscripts entered do not exceed 80,000 words in length. Entry fee is £15.00 (incl. VAT)

Novella Submissions and Competitions

Penny Dreadful Novella Prize

Deadline: 30th of September.
Prize: €2,000 for the winning author and publication of their novella by The Dreadful Press.
Notes: between 15,000 and 35,000 words, entry fee is €10 per manuscript at a maximum of two manuscripts per entry. Entries are open to residents of Ireland and the UK only

L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest

Deadline: September 30, 2015
Prizes: Every three months: $1,000, $750, $500, Annual Grand Prize: $5,000 additional!
Notes: L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new and amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy. No entry fee is required. Entrants retain all publication rights. All awards are adjudicated by professional writers only. entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length

The Miami University Novella Prize

Deadline: Thursday, October 15, 2015.
Prizes: The winner receives $750 against royalties, a standard contract, publication and 10 copies of the book.
Notes: 18,000–40,000 words, Entry fee is $25

Novella-T

Deadline: ongoing
Notes: Pay contributors half of what we make in subscriptions, publishes novellas through a serialized format. Each week we send out a 2,000-5,000 word section of the story to subscribers, 13,000 and 40,000 words

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