Monday Roundup!

Even though it’s rainy and dull outside, there are still many lovely things about today. The Monday Roundup is just one of them!

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

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


Submission Calls

Ninth Letter
Deadline: April 15
Notes: accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry from immigrant writers

Tender
Deadline: April 22nd 2016
Looking for: essays, poetry, translations, fiction and visual art from female-identified contributors for our eighth issue

Banshee
Deadline: 30 April 2016
Looking for: Stories and essays should be 1500-5000 words. Flash fiction should be less than 1000 words, poems no more than 40 lines

Flash Fiction Online
Deadline: Ongoing
Looking for: Publish stories from 500 to 1,000 words, not concerned about genre, pay $60 per story

The Atlantic
Deadline: ongoing
Looking for: nonfiction, fiction, and poetry

The Grind
Deadline: Ongoing
Notes: Audio recordings of poetry, prose, or music.

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.

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

Ad Hoc Fiction
Deadline: Weekly ongoing
Prizes: Free entry into the Bath Flash Fiction award.
Notes: Weekly, free to enter, flash fiction competition

99 words
Deadline: Monthly ongoing
Prizes: The winning entry will be published on the website.
Notes: 99 words or less on the monthly theme.

1000 Word Challenge
Deadline:31 May 2016
Prizes: 1st prize is £100, 2nd prize is £50, 3rd prize is £25.
Notes: A new competition with a different theme every three months. Current Theme is Lift.

The Bridport Prize
Deadline: Tue 31st May 2016
Prizes: 1st prize £1,000, 2nd prize £500, 3rd prize £250, Highly Commended 3 x £100
Notes: Flash fiction: 250 words maximum, no minimum, the title is not included in the word count, entry fee is £8 for each submitted flash fiction

Bath Flash Fiction Award
Deadline: June 12th 2016
Prizes: £1000 first , £300 second, and £100 third
Notes: 300 word limit. £7.50 for one entry (until Midnight UTC 10th April 2016, £9 thereafter), £12 for two entries (until Midnight UTC 10th April 2016, £15 thereafter), £18 for three entries (effectively £6 each, price held throughout competition).

The Artificium Short Stories & Poetry prizes
Deadline:31st July 2016
Prizes: Winner – £150, Prize pot of min. £100, to be shared between 1-4 runners up
Notes: For writing between 500-1,000 words, in English. Entry fee is £5 per single entry, £9 for two (any category)


Short Story Competitions

Hour of Writes – Weekly Writing Competition
Deadline: Ongoing
Prizes: First Prize: Usually min £50 (increases with more participants)
Notes:Word Limit: 2000 words
Theme: New title every week, check website for latest theme. Entry Fee is £3
Closing date: 11pm (GMT) every Friday

Hennessy New Irish Writing
Deadline: Ongoing
Prizes: Hennessy trophy and €1,500. Writers whose work is selected for publication will receive €130 for fiction and €65 for poetry.
Notes:Looking for First Fiction, for writers publishing their first story, Emerging Fiction, for writers still to publish their first book; and Emerging Poetry, for first-time poets or poets still to publish their first collection. 2,200 words. Up to six poems may be submitted. There is no entry fee.

The Limnisa Short Story Competition
Deadline: 15th April 2016
Prizes: The winner will receive a place on a one-week writers’ retreat on the Greek island of Methana. Accommodation and yoga sessions are included. Travel expenses aren’t included.
Notes: free to enter, Submit stories up to 3,000 words.

RTÉ Guide/Puffin Children’s Short Story Competition
Deadline: 5pm on Friday April 22, 2016.
Prizes: Each Category Winner will have their story published in an issue of the RTÉ Guide, receive a Kindle E- Reader and a hamper of books worth €50. The two Runners-up in each category will receive their own hamper of books.
The Winners and Runners-up in each category will receive a free annual subscription to the RTÉ Guide.The Winners and Runners-up, along with their parents, will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in RTÉ and take a tour of some of our sets.
Notes: Wordcount for 7-10 yrs old – up to 400 words, 11-14 yrs old – up to 750 words, 15-18 yrs old – up to 1,000 words.

The Crediton Short Story Competition
Deadline: 24th April 2016
Prizes: First prize in the adult category is £50 and a night at the Lamb Inn in Sandford, publication in Riptide and free copes of Riptide. 2nd: £20 in cash. First prize in the young adult category is £30 and Riptide Volume 6.
Notes: Entry Fee is £5, or £3 for the young adult category, topic of Food, two categories, adult and young adult.

The Bath Short Story Award
Deadline: Monday, April 25th, 2016
Prizes:1st £1000
2nd £200, 3rd £100
Notes: Short stories of up to 2200 words in all genres, styles welcome. No lower word limit.Entry fee is £8.

Momaya Press Short Story Competition
Deadline: 30 April 2016
Prizes: First Prize: $200 (£110) and one copy of the Momaya Press Annual Review 2016, second Prize: $100 (£55) and one copy of the Momaya Press Annual Review 2016, third Prize: $50 (£30) and one copy of the Momaya Press Annual Review 2016
Notes:Entries may be up to 3,000 words long. Any subject or style is welcome, The 2016 theme is “Ambition”. Entry fee is £8.

The International Short Story Conference
Deadline: April 30th, 2016.
Prizes: $1000, $500, $250
Notes: Suggested theme: The Short Story – Influence and Confluence, East and West. Word count: 2,000 to 3,000 words. Max two stories per writer. Entry fee: $15

Luna Contest
Deadline: 30th of April 2016
Prizes: Writers will be shortlisted from this round, with one winner selected out of this (£50 prize).
All shortlisted entries will be published in that year’s anthology.
Notes: Open to all writers of unpublished short stories (through any medium), in the science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy categories and their subgenres.

The Bristol Short Story Prize
Deadline: 30th of April 2016.
Prizes: £1,000, £700, £400. There will also be 17 runner-up prizes of £100 each. Twenty stories will be published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 9.
Notes: Submit stories of up to 4,000 words. Any theme, entry fee is £8

2016 Bristol Short Story Prize
Deadline: 30th April 2016
Prizes: 1st prize is £1,000, 2nd prize is £700, 3rd prize is £400, the 17 remaining shortlisted writers will receive £100.
Notes: The competition is open to all published and unpublished writers, maximum length of submissions is 4,000 words, there is no minimum length, any theme or subject, entry fee is £8

The 2016 Exeter Story Prize
Deadline: April 30th
Prizes: £500 + trophy, £150, £100. In addition, the winner of The Trisha Ashley Award for the best humorous story will receive £200 and a trophy. The winning and shortlisted stories will be published in an anthology.
Notes: Entry fee is £10​

The Luna Press Short Story and Illustration Competition
Deadline: April 30th, 2016
Prizes: £50. Shortlisted entries will be published in the anthology.
Notes: Entry Fee is £5, looking for short stories in the science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy categories and their sub-genres.

2016 Bristol Short Story Prize
Deadline:30th April 2016
Prizes: 1st Prize is £1,000, 2nd Prize £700, 3rd Prize £400. 17 further prizes of £100 will be presented to the writers whose stories appear on the shortlist.
Notes: Entries must be previously unpublished with a maximum length of 4,000 words. There is no minimum length. There is an entry fee of £8 per story.

The Oxford Festival of the Arts
Deadline: 2nd May 2016
Prizes: Selected winners will be invited to read their stories alongside published children’s authors, during a special evening of stories by and for young people at Oxford Festival of the Arts in June 2016.
Notes: Submit stories written by or for children (max 1,000 words). Any theme.
Free to enter.

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition
Deadline: May 15, 2016
Prizes: The first-place winner will receive $1,500 and publication of his or her winning story in Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. The second – and third-place winners will receive $500 each. Honorable mentions will also be awarded to entrants whose work demonstrates promise.
Notes: Must not exceed 3,500 words in length. There are no theme or genre restrictions. The entry fee is $15 for each story postmarked by May 1, 2016. The late entry fee is $20 for each story postmarked by May 15, 2016.

Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2016
Deadline: Friday 27th May 2016
Prizes: Winner will receive €3,000 and prizes of €2,000 and €1,000 will be awarded to the second and third prize winners.Each of the 25 short-listed stories is recorded being read by a professional reader.
Notes: Stories must be between 1,800 and 2,000 words.

Short Story Competition 2016
Deadline: 31st May 2016.
Prizes: 1st Prize £100, 2nd Prize £50, 3rd Prize £25
Notes: Genre: The story can be written on any theme or in any genre.
Word count: Maximum 1000 words. Entry fee is £5 per entry.

Yeovil Literary Prize
Deadline: 31st May
Prizes:1st £500, 2nd £200, 3rd £100
Notes: Maximum 2,000 words. Entry fee is £6

Short Story Competition 2016.
Deadline: 31st May 2016.
Prizes: 1st Prize £100, 2nd Prize £50, 3rd Prize £25. The winning entries will win cash prizes and will be published on this blog and Greenacre Writers. The winners will be announced at the Finchley Literary Festival, 25th June 2016.
Notes: The story can be written on any theme or in any genre. Maximum Word count is 1000 words
Entry fee is £5 per entry

The Bridport Prize
Deadline: Tue 31st May 2016
Prizes: 1st prize £5,000, 2nd prize £1,000, 3rd prize £500, Highly Commended 10 x £100
Notes: Short stories: 5000 words maximum, no minimum, the title is not included in the word count, entry fee is £10 for each submitted short story.

The Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere Writing Competition
Deadline: May 31st, 2016
Prizes: The first prize is £350 and the runner up £150.
Notes: Free to enter. Submit a short story, max 3,000 words set in Elgin and surrounding area during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Twisted Tax Tales Short Story Competition
Deadline: 30th June, 2016
Prizes: Winner will receive $10,000
Notes: Maximum of 5000 words, one of the main characters must be an accountant.

The 2016 Doris Gooderson Short Story Competition
Deadline: 11th July 2016
Prizes: 1st is £200, 2nd is £100 and 3rd is £50.
Notes: Entries must not exceed 1200 words. Entries should be in the form of a short story, on any theme, and written in English. Entry fee is £5.Open to anyone, of any age, from anywhere in the world.

Christopher Fielden’s Annual Short Story Competition “To Hull & Back”
Deadline: 31st July 2016
Prizes: 1st Prize: £1,000, 2nd Prize: £150, 3rd Prize: £75
Notes: Stories must be no longer than 4,000 (four-thousand) words in length. This includes the title. This is an open competition and there is no set theme, but stories must contain some element of humour.

The Artificium Short Stories & Poetry prizes
Deadline:31st July 2016
Prizes: Winner – £300.
Prize pot of min. £100, to be shared between 1-4 runners up.
Notes: For stories between 2,000-8,000 words, in English. Any style or genre. Any theme. Entry fee is £5 per single entry, £9 for two (any category)

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award
Deadline: 31 August 2016
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: Entry fee is £15 + VAT, you may enter one work of up to 2,000 words in length.

Manchester Writing Competition
Deadline: Friday 23rd September 2016
Prizes: Fiction Prize: £10,000
Notes: Entry fee: £17.50, £10,000 prize for the best short story of up to 2,500 words. Open internationally to new and established writers aged 16 or over (no upper age limit).


Poetry Competitions

Hennessy New Irish Writing
Deadline: Ongoing
Prizes: Hennessy trophy and €1,500. 2,200 words. Writers whose work is selected for publication will receive €130 for fiction and €65 for poetry.
Notes:Emerging Poetry, for first-time poets or poets still to publish their first collection. Up to six poems may be submitted. There is no entry fee.

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.

Poetry Ireland and Butlers Chocolate Cafés Poetry Competition
Deadline: 5pm on Thursday 14 April 2016
Prizes: The winning poet will: Have their poem printed on a Pocket Poem card, which will be distributed in all 18 Butlers Chocolate Café branches, a guaranteed place in an activist poetry masterclass with Rafeef Ziadah, a ticket to every poetry event in either the International Literature Festival Dublin (21-29 May 2016), or Cúirt International Festival of Literature (17-24 April), or to West Cork Literary Festival (17-23 July 2016). Be invited to read their work as part of a public reading on Poetry Day Ireland (28 April 2016). Receive a 2-year subscription to Poetry Ireland Review, a pass for 4 people to the Butlers Chocolate Experience.
The runner up poet will: Have their poem printed on a Pocket Poem card, which will be distributed in all 18 Butlers Chocolate Café branches. Be invited to read their work as part of a public reading on Poetry Day, a box of Butlers Chocolates.
Notes: The competition is free to enter, and poets are welcome to submit up to four suitable poems. Poems should be no longer than sixteen lines.

The Binsted Arts Poetry Competition
Deadline: April 17th
Prizes: £100, £50, £25.
Notes: Entry Fee is £5 for the first poem, £3 for subsequent poems. Submit poems of up to 40 lines. Theme: A Way Through The Woods.

The Ware Poets Poetry Competition
Deadline: 30th of April 2016
Prizes: £600, £300, £150. Ware Sonnet Prize – £150. They will also publish an anthology of the winning and shortlisted poems.
Notes: Submit poems of up to 50 lines on any subject, entry fee is £4, or £12 for four, £3 each thereafter.

The 2016 Melita Hume Poetry Prize
Deadline: May 1st 2016
Prizes: publication by Eyewear Publishing Ltd and an honorarium of £1,500.
Notes: Entry Fee is £10, Manuscripts must be original work, between 48 and 100 pages in length, original, first full-length collection

Poetry London‘s 2016 competition
Deadline: 2 May 2016
Prizes: 1st prize: £1000, 2nd prize: £500, 3rd prize: £200. Four commendations: £75
Notes: Maximum length is 80 lines, entry fee is £3 per poem; for non-subscribers £7

Welsh Poetry Competition
Deadline: Sunday 29th May 2016
Prizes: 1st Prize is £500, 2nd Prize is £250, 3rd Prize is £100
Notes: No more than 50 lines in length, entry fee is £5.

Yeovil Literary Prize
Deadline: 31st May
Prizes: 1st £500, 2nd £200 , 3rd £100
Notes: Maximum of 40 Lines. Entry fee is £6 one poem; £9 for two; £11 for three

The David Burland Poetry Prize 2016
Deadline: 31st May 2016
Prizes: £500, £200, £100- in each language (English and French). There are also special mention prizes of £25 (3 Mentions for English and 3 Mentions for French). They will all be featured in a special anthology.
Notes: Open to both English and French speaking poets aged 16 years and over, entry fees are £9 for the first poem, £5 for each additional poem.

The Bridport Prize
Deadline: Tue 31st May 2016
Prizes:: 1st prize £5,000, 2nd prize £1,000, 3rd prize £500, Highly Commended 10 x £100
Notes: 42 lines maximum, no minimum, the title is not included in the line count. Lines between text/stanzas are not counted, entry fee is £9 for each submitted poem

Women’s Pamphlet Competition 2016
Deadline: June 13th
Prizes: 1st prize is publication of the pamphlet by Seren Books in 2016. Plus £250, 25 complimentary copies of the pamphlet, and a ten per cent royalty on sales. One or more poems from the pamphlet will be published in Mslexia magazine.
Notes: Entry fee is £20 per pamphlet. The pamphlet competition is separate from the single poem competition and is for short collections of 20-24 pages of 18-20 poems.

Women’s Poetry Competition 2016
Deadline: June 13th
Prizes: 1st prize: £2,000 plus two optional extras: a week’s writing retreat at Cove Park and a mentoring session with the Editor of premier magazine The Poetry Review. 2nd prize £400, 3rd prize £200, and 17 other finalists each win £25. Special prize: £500 for the best poem by a previously-unpublished woman poet
Notes: Entry fee is £7 for up to three poems. Poems may be in any style, of any length, on any subject.

Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition
Deadline: 17 June
Prizes: £200 and the title of Poet of the Year, second prize is £100 and third £50. Best Read Poem receives a bottle of Sparkling Wine, and the People’s Choice receives £25.
Notes: Poems may be on any subject but not more that 60 lines long. Entry fee is £5.00.

The Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2016
Deadline: June 21st
Prizes: £5,000, £1,000, £500
Notes: Poems shouldn’t be longer than 45 lines. Entry Fee per poem is 6 euro.

Winchester Poetry Prize 2016
Deadline: 31 July 2016
Prizes: First Prize: £1,000, 2nd Prize: £500 , 3rd Prize: £250
Notes: Entry fee: £5 for first poem, £4 for subsequent poems.

The Artificium Short Stories & Poetry prizes
Deadline:31st July 2016
Prizes: Winner – £150, Prize pot of min. £100, to be shared between 1-4 runners up
Notes: For writing between 500-1,000 words, in English. Entry fee is £5 per single entry, £9 for two (any category)

The Poetry & Politics Competition
Deadline: 31st August 2016
Prizes: £200 and publication in their online magazine.
Notes: Free to enter. Submit poetry about any aspect of politics.

The Manchester Poetry Prize
Deadline: 23rd September 2016
Prizes: £10,000
Notes: Entry fee is £17.50, £10,000 prize for the best portfolio of three to five poems (maximum combined length: 120 lines). Open internationally to new and established writers aged 16 or over (no upper age limit).

World Book of Poetry
Deadline: 31 Oct 2016
Prizes: world-wide audience for their work
Notes: maximum of five complete poems. Poems may involve any subject, theme, or style, no entry fee


Playwriting Competitions

The Soundwork Audio Playscript Competition
Deadline: April 30th, 2016.
Prizes: The winner, in collaboration with Soundwork, will have their play recorded and posted on the website.
Notes: Submit a play of up to 45 minutes in length, any theme. Free to enter. No limit on number of entries.

The Sitcom Mission
Deadline:May 15th 2016
Prizes: Four finalists will through to an industry showcase.
Notes: Looking for 15-minute sitcoms. Entry fee is £10

The Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2016
Deadline: Monday 30 May 2016.
Prizes: £6,000 Award provides the time to write that financial support facilitates.
Notes: Open to all national and international writers aged 16 or over. This year’s category is stage play.

Pint Sized Plays
Deadline: May 31st
Prizes: The six winning scripts will be performed in pubs in Tenby, Pembrokshire and other yet to be named venues. The scripts will also be performed at a script slam in Fishguard, along with four runners-up.
Notes: Entry Fee is £5.50. Submit plays with a running time of between five & ten minutes. Scripts should be capable of being staged in a pub and should require two or three characters only.


Novel Writing Competitions

Richard & Judy’s “Search for a Bestseller”
Deadline: 31st May 2016
Prizes: The Winner will receive a publishing contract worth at least £50,000
Notes: Submit 10,000 word extract (plus a plot synopsis and short author biography within the same document)

Yeovil Literary Prize
Deadline: 31st May
Prizes: 1st £1000, 2nd £250, 3rd £100
Notes: Synopsis and Opening Chapters (combined maximum 15,000 words). Entry fee is £11.

The Big Five Competition
Deadline: 6 June 2016
Prizes: A year’s mentorship – from manuscript to publication
Notes: Entry fee is £10.00. The competition is open to any writer, anywhere in the world, with a complete UNPUBLISHED manuscript of up to 100,000 words.

The Impress Prize for New Writers
Deadline: 1st July 2016
Prizes: Publication
Notes: £15 per entry, accept fiction and non-fiction, no poetry. Submit a book proposal and a sample chapter of no more than 6,000 words

First Page Competition 2016
Deadline: 31st May 2016
Prizes: 1st Prize – £500, 2nd Prize – £100, 3rd Prize – £5
Notes: Looking for the most captivating first page (up to 400 words) of a story. Entries can be from a novel published, unpublished, a part written novel, or simply a first page written purely for the competition. First entry submitted is £6, and £4 per entry thereafter.

Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition
Deadline: 31st October
Prizes: First: £500, runner up: £200
Notes: Opening chapter up to 3,000 words, plus a one page synopsis outlining the balance of the story. Entry fee is £10.

KillerReads
Deadline: Ongoing
Prizes: Publication
Notes: Looking for commercial crime and thrillers ranging from police procedurals, to psychological thrillers, to high-concept thrillers


Novella Submissions and Competitions

The Novella Award 2016
Deadline: April 29th
Prizes: 1st Prize: £1,000 and publication by Sandstone Press
Runner Up: £500 and a reader’s report
Notes: Work must be fiction written in English between 20,000 and 40, 000 words, entry fee is £17.

10th Annual Black Orchid Novella Award.
Deadline: 31st May 2016
Prizes: First prize is $1,000 and publication in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
Notes: Each entry must be an original unpublished work of fiction that conforms to the tradition of the Nero Wolfe series, entries must be 15,000 to 20,000 words in length, no entry fee.

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

Red Line Book Festival 12-16 October Call for Authors
Deadline: 27th April
Prizes: If successful, the applicant will be expected to facilitate/host an event during the Red Line Book Festival 12th-16th October 2016.
Notes: The submission process is open to everyone living on the island of Ireland. There is no fee to submit proposals.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Writer in residence
Deadline: 12 noon on Wednesday 27th April 2016
Prizes: access, at agreed times, to a room on the top floor of dlr LexIcon. It is a requirement of the residency that the writer spend at least 10 hours a week working in dlr LexIcon.
Notes: The residency is open to writers working in any genre (e.g. fiction, non-fiction, poetry, script-writing, etc). The residency this year will focus on the theme of Creativity and will have a particular emphasis on writing for 8-18 year olds.

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