Monday Roundup!!

Poetry, short stories and some new submissions call are the focus of this weeks Monday Roundup!

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

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.

Skylight 47
Deadline: 1 Oct 2015
Notes: poems and original artwork from Ireland and abroad, Please send up to four poems, along with a short biographical note (max 60 words), unpublished, poems to be no longer than 40 lines, Contributors will receive one copy of the magazine and an invitation to read at the launch

ABRIDGED 0 – 43: LETHE: Submission Call
Deadline: 1 Oct 2015
Notes: Abridged is exploring memory and oblivion in its 0 – 43: Lethe issue, poetry (up to three poems) and art (up to A4 size and 300dpi or above)

Hunger Mountain

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

The Stockholm Review of Literature

Deadline: October 31st
Notes: Looking for short stories, poetry, essays

Long Story, Short

Deadline:31 October
Notes: Over 4000 words long, although a few hundred words less is welcome. There is no upper word limit, so long as the author considers the work a short story,

Dublin Inquirer
Deadline: 14 November
Notes: Between 3,000 and 5,000 words, Dublin superheroes that we can publish in the Christmas fiction issue,
Feel free to interpret the theme as loosely as you’d like.

Mslexia

Deadline: 9 December 2015
Notes: 1-2 short stories of up to 2,200 words and 1-4 poems of up to 40 lines

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.

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

The 2015 Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize

Deadline: 1st of December 2015.
Notes: The winner will receive $200 and publication in the magazine, Fiction Southeast. The runners-up will also be published in Fiction Southeast. Submit flash fiction, up to 1,500 words. Entry fee is $10.

Short Story Competitions

Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

Deadline: September 24
Prizes: Winner receives £30,000
Notes: Open to stories of 6,000 words or fewer, previous record of publication in creative writing

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

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.

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

Cross Pens Writing.ie ‘Make Your Mark’ Short Story Competition

Deadline: 1st October 2015
Prize: Cross Pen up to the value of €250 from their extensive collection, but they will get a chance to talk publishing with both Simon Trewin and Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin over lunch in Dublin on Saturday 17th October
Notes: 1000 words maximum, no minimum, the title is not included in the word count, the theme of the competition is ‘Make Your Mark’, this does not have to be your title, but your story should reflect the theme.

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.

MASH Competition

Deadline: 15th October 2015
Prizes: $100 for the winning story! All shortlisted stories are published on our website, and narrated by professional voice actors and broadcast in MASH podcast.
Notes: Every three months, three random objects are selected from a randomly gathered list. Writers are invited to incorporate them into a short, sensible and convincing story. Max. 500 words, excluding the title

The KISHBOO Magazine short story competition
Deadline: 20th of October 2015
Prizes: First- £50. Runner-up – £25.
Notes: Entry fee is £3 per story, no longer than 2,000 words.

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.

2016 WOW! Awards
Deadline: October 31st 2015
Prize: €750 1st Prize plus publication in the 2016 WOW! Anthology, €150 2nd Prize plus publication in the 2016 WOW! Anthology.
The 10 short-listed entrants (5 fiction and 5 poetry) will be published in the 2016 WOW! Anthology and receive a publication fee of €30.
Notes: No more than 3000 words, entry fee is €15 Story, Subsequent stories €12.

The London Magazine Short Story Competition 2015
Deadline: 31st October 2015
Prizes: 1st Prize: £500, 2nd Prize: £300, 3rd Prize: £200. The winners will also be announced at a champagne reception
Notes: Entry fee is £10 per short story, entries must be 4,000 words or under and there is no limit to the number of stories you can submit.

The SWC Annual Short Story Competition

Deadline: 31st of October 2015
Prizes: £150, £80, £30
Notes: Submit stories of up to 2,000 words on any theme, entry fee is £3 to enter or £10 for 4.

Swansea and District Writers’ Circle Short Story Competition 2015

Deadline: 31 October 2015
Prizes: First Prize £100, 2 x runners up prizes of £25 each. All winners have the chance of publication in a forthcoming e-Anthology and one-year’s free membership of Swansea and District Writers’ Circle (SDWC).
Notes: Entry fees is £5 for a single entry or £7.50 for two stories (maximum), length is 1,500 to 2,500 words

The Fiction Desk Newcomer Prize for Short Stories

Deadline: 6th November 2015, midnight.
Prizes: £500, £250.
Notes: The entry fee is £8.

The Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize 2015

Deadline: 15th of November 2015
Prize: The winner will be invited to choose from a cash prize of £500 or year-long editorial support from the directors of Galley Beggar Press. The stories of the long-listed, short-listed and winning authors will also be anthologised in an ebook. They will also be invited to read their work at an event on the 10th of March at Waterstones Piccadilly in London.
Notes: No longer than 6,000 words, entry fee is £10 per short story, Judges are Sam Jordison and Eloise Millar (the directors of Galley Beggar Press) and authors Paul Ewen and Benjamin Myers.

1000 word challenge
Deadline:30th of November 2015
Prizes: £100, £50, £25. The winning stories will also be published on their website.
Notes:The current theme is: Fresh, submit short stories of up to 1000 words, entry fee is £5.

The Fish Short Story Competition

Deadline: 30th November 2015
Prizes: 1st prize is 3,000 euros, 1,000 of which is for travel expenses to the anthology launch. Second prize is a week at the Anam Cara Writers & Artists’ Retreat in Cork with 300 euros travel expenses. Third prize is 300 euros. Ten stories will be published in the 2016 Fish Anthology and the authors will receive five free copies and an invitation to read at the launch during the West Cork Literary Festival in July.
Notes: Short stories of up to 5,000 words on any subject, Judge: Kevin Barry, entry fee is 20 euro for the first entry, 10 euro for each subsequent entry.

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.

Celtic Mythology Short Story competition

Deadline: 10 December 2015
Prizes: First Prize is $500 and story published in Irish Imbas Celtic Mythology Collection, second prize is
$250 and story published in Irish Imbas Celtic Mythology Collection, third prize is $100 and story published in Irish Imbas Celtic Mythology Collection
Notes: Any kind of fiction short story will be considered (action, romance, drama, humour etc.) as long as they meet the following criteria: 1. Celtic mythology or folklore forms a fundamental element of the story (i.e. the characters can be characters from Celtic mythology, the action can take place in a mythological location, mythological concepts can be used etc.). 2. Any Celtic folklore or mythological reference used should be as authentic as you can make it (for example; no dedicated pantheon of Irish Gods, no werewolves or vampires etc.)
3. A compelling story/theme, engaging characters. You’re a writer – you know what we mean.

The Cro Magnon Short Story

Deadline: 30th September
Prizes: £100 and have your short story published by The Cro Magnon
Notes:No more than 3000 words
Unpublished stories only, theme is Primitive Humanity

The Boulevard Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers

Deadline: December 31st, 2015
Prizes: $1,500 and publication in Boulevard for the winning story.
Notes: Entry fee is $15 for each story and includes a one-year subscription, eligibility: a writer who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press, submit stories up to 8,000 words.

The Travel & Water Writing Competition

Deadline: 31st of December 2015.
Prize: £100
Notes: Submit articles (max 750 words), theme is Travel and Water, it can be fact or fiction, anyone 16 years old and above is invited to submit an entry.

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

The Cultured Vultures competition

Deadline: midnight every Saturday.
Prize: The winning poem will be published every Monday on their website, along with the second and third place winners.
Notes: Free to enter poetry competition, submit three poems of your choice (should be previously unpublished, apart from social media or your personal blog) and a small bio.

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.

The Bailieborough Poetry Prize

Deadline: 25th of September 2015
Prizes: First prize is €250, with a second prize also to be awarded.
Notes: Submit poems up to 50 lines each, entry fee is €5 each or 3 for €10, Judges: Michael Farry and Honor Duff

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 Crewe & District Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition

Deadline:30th of September 2015
Prizes: £100, £50, £25. The winning entries will also be published on their website.
Notes: Submit poems of up to 40 lines. Poet and novelist Mary Williams will judge the competition entries, entry fee is £4 each or £10 for three.

The Salopian Poetry Society Open Poetry Competition

Deadline: September 30th, 2015.
Prizes: £150, £100, £50. 10 runner-up prizes of £20 each. The winning entries will also be published in the magazine Salopeot.
Notes: Submit poems of up to 42 lines, Judge: Alison Chisholm, entry fee is £3 , or £10 for four.

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.

2016 WOW! Awards

Deadline: October 31st 2015
Prize: €750 1st Prize plus publication in the 2016 WOW! Anthology, €150 2nd Prize plus publication in the 2016 WOW! Anthology. The 10 short-listed entrants (5 fiction and 5 poetry) will be published in the 2016 WOW! Anthology and receive a publication fee of €30.
Notes: Poems may be up to 100 lines, entry fee is €10 a poem, Subsequent poems €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 Earlyworks Press Poetry Competition

Deadline: 1st of December 2015.
Prizes : £100 for first prize, £25 for the runner-up, £5 for any published on their website. The best entries will also have the option of publication in their next anthology.
Notes: poems of up to 40 lines, entry fee is £3 each, or £15 for six.

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.

The Magma Poetry Competition

Deadline: 18th of January 2016
Prizes: Magma Judge’s Prize – Prizes: £1,000, £300, £150. Magma Editors’ Prize- First prize is £1,000, second is £300, plus 10 Special Mentions (£15 each). The winners will also be invited to read at Magma’s prize-giving event in Spring 2016 and five prize winning entries will be published in the magazine.
Notes:Magma Judge’s Prize (poems of 11-50 lines, Magma Editors’ Prize (Submit poems of up to 10 lines), entry fee is £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem.

The Caterpillar Poetry Prize
Deadline: 30 March 2016
Prizes: First Prize is €1,000 plus publication in the summer 2016 issue of The Caterpillar.
Notes: Entry fee is €12, single unpublished poem written for children aged 7-11 years.

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.

Twenty7 books

Deadline: September 1st 2015, close midnight on Sunday 27th September.
Prizes: Five winners will receive editorial feedback as well as the chance to have their finished manuscript considered for publication
Notes: One page pitch and first 5,000 words, novel itself does not have to be finished at the point of submission and all fiction genres will be considered, although the winning manuscripts will all have the potential to be a mass-market bestseller for adults. debut novel, with the entrant having never been published in print before, or had a deal with a traditional publisher.

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 Search for a Star Writing Competition

Deadline: 31st of October 2015
Prize: publication
Notes: Submit completed romantic fiction (60,000-100,000 words), debut author or a published author with less than 15 reviews on Amazon, note that they hold options on the next work of romantic fiction, so please do not enter if this is not for you.

The Virginia Prize 2015

Deadline:31st of October 2015
Prizes: The winner will receive £1,000 and a conditional offer of publication by Aurora Metro Press.
Notes: The prize is open to any woman, including non-UK residents, over 18 years of age, writing in English, only manuscripts in the form of a completed novel can be accepted, entry fee is £10 per manuscript

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.

The St. Martin’s Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition
Deadline: 14th of December 2015
Prize: Publication by Minotaur Books, with a $10,000 advance.
Notes: Submit a crime story of not less than 200 pages (approx. 60,000 words). You should be previously unpublished, it’s free to enter and limited to one entry per person.

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

Grants and Scholarships

New Writer Scholarship 2015

Deadline: Nov 29, 2015
Prize: The scholarship award is $4,000
Notes: Anyone at least 16 years of age, your submitted work (Short story/Poem/Blog post/Any written material you are proud of) cannot be published and your submission has not been submitted to any other printed material that may publish this same work, work must be in English but your country of residence can be anywhere.

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