Monday Roundup!

It’s Monday again and time to enter some competitions!

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

Boyne Berries 20 Submission Call
Deadline: Sunday 24th July
Looking for: Send up to 3 poems per poetry submission. Poems should be no more than 40 lines long. Fiction and prose submissions should be no more than 1500 words.
Dedalus Press invites online poetry submissions

Dedalus Press
Deadline: 31 Jul 2016
Looking for: Irish poets, as well as those born elsewhere but currently resident in Ireland, may submit a book-length work (or a significant part of same) between now and 31 July 2016.
Matador Review

The Ogham Stone
Deadline: 5pm on Sunday, 29 August 2016
Looking for: Fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, poetry, short graphic novels, visual arts and photography. Individuals may submit up to 3 pieces, in any category or cross-category. Prose must not exceed 2,000 words in length. Short graphic novels in double page spread format.
Poetry should be submitted the way in which you wish it to appear on the page and no longer than 50 lines.

Matador Review
Deadline: 31 Aug 2016
Looking for: Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction: We accept all work that is under 10,000 words. Please submit only one piece per submission.
Flash Fiction Guidelines: For fiction that is under 1,000 words, you may submit up to three pieces. Please include all pieces within one document.
Poetry Guidelines: Please submit 1-6 poems within one document.

Mslexia Themed Writing
Deadline: 5 September 2016
Looking for: Stories up to 2,200 words and poems up to 40 lines on the theme of erotic passion. Requited or unrequited, chaste or salacious, enacted or just dreamed about, take us on a walk to the wild side of your romantic imagination.

Mslexia Themed Writing
Deadline:5 December 2016
Looking for: Stories up to 2,200 words and poems up to 40 lines about the commission, planning and/or consequences of a heinous or illegal act. Appal yourself, or simply have fun, exploring the darker impulses of the human psyche.

Blue Marble Review
Deadline: Ongoing
Looking for: Blue Marble Review is published four times a year and accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and art on a rolling basis. Accept submissions from writers ages 13-20.

Electric Literature
Deadline: Ongoing
Looking for: Payment for essays & humor pieces is $50. Length is between between 1500-5000 words. personal and critical essays, as well as humor, that reflect on the world of reading, writing, literature, and storytelling in all its forms.

The Galway Review
Deadline: Ongoing
Looking for: Submissions from all countries, as long as they are written in English or Irish. Send your piece of writing, a bio in third person with 60-70 words and your photo, along with your phone number and address.

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.

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.

Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: Various
Prizes: Publish your story or poem, you will be paid $200 ($100 for devotionals) one month after publication of the book and you will receive ten free copies of the book your story or poem appears in. You will also become part of the Chicken Soup for the Soul family, you will receive our exclusive contributors’ communiqué and you will be entitled to buy cases of books from us at a discount.
Notes: A Chicken Soup for the Soul story is an inspirational, true story about ordinary people having extraordinary experiences.

Words Magazine Short Story Competition
Deadline: June 30th
1st – £50, 2nd – £25.
All entries will be considered for publication in either future issues of WORDS Magazine
or in online anthologies.
Notes: Entry is free, theme is Christmas, max. Length 2000 words

2016 NANO Prize
Deadline: July 1, 2016
Prizes: Publication and $1,000
Notes: All entries must be unpublished and 300 words or fewer. While there will be only one winner of the contest, all submitted pieces will be considered for publication. The entry fee is $10 for domestic entries and $15 for international entrants for up to three shorts

The Giant Sequins Flash Fiction & Poetry Contests
Deadline: July 15th
Prizes: $100, Publication in GS 8.1 & Factory Hollow Press gifts
Notes: You may submit up to three works of flash fiction per entry. Flash fiction is any work of fiction 1000 words or less.The entry fee is $5.00–if you would like to get a copy of the issue in which the winners’ work will be published, the fee is $15.00

The Central Coast Writers Contest
Deadline: July 15, 2016
Prizes: First place is $500, second place is $100, third place is $50
Notes: Entry Fees is flash fiction $15.00.
The theme is THE FINAL WORD. All entries must depict this theme, originally interpreted. Flash Fiction is up to 500 words

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 InkTears Flash Fiction Competition 2016
Deadline: 31 JULY 2016
Prizes: Winner: £250, Runner-up: £50, 4x Highly Commended: £25. All prize winners will get their will get their story published to the InkTears Readership. Bio published on InkTears site
Notes: Submissions must be 500 words or less in length. Entry fee is £3.50,

Print Express Flash Fiction Competition
Deadline: July 31st 2016
Prizes: The winner will get a £100 Amazon voucher
Notes: Free to enter. The story has to be family friendly. It can be no longer than 150 words.


Short Story Competitions

Hour of Writes – Weekly Writing Competition
Deadline: 11pm (GMT) every Friday
Prizes: Min £50 (increases with more participants)
Notes: Word Limit is 2000 words. Theme: New title every week. Entry Fee is £3

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.

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 Henshaw Short Story Competition
Deadline: 30th June
Prizes: 1st Prize £100, 2nd Prize £50, 3rd Prize £25
Notes: Entries must be a fictional short story of up to 2000 words on any theme. Entry fee is £5

The Moth Short Story Prize 2016
Deadline: 30th June 2016
Prizes: A 1st prize of €3,000, a 2nd prize of a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France (including €250 for travel) and a 3rd prize of €1,000.
Notes: The Prize is for a single unpublished story of no more than 6,000 words. The competition is open to anyone, and you can enter as many stories as you like. The entry fee is €12 per story.

Mark Twain House & Museum’s Humor Writing Contest
Deadline: July 10, 2016
Prizes: 1st Prize: $1,000 (Adult), $1,000 (Young Author), 2nd Prize: $500 (Adult), $500 (Young Author), 3rd Prize: $250 (Adult), $250 (Young Author)
Notes: Submit 7,000 words (or fewer) of any original work of humor writing. Entry fee is $23.00 USD for the adult catagory and $13.00 USD for young adult

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.

Short Story Award For New Writers
Deadline: July 15th 2016
Prizes: $2000 and publication to the winner. $200, $100 and publication to second and third place stories, respectively. All three stories will earn publication on the site and agency review.
Notes: 6000 word limit, fiction only, $20 to enter

The Central Coast Writers Contest
Deadline: July 15, 2016
Prizes: Short fiction,screenwriting and poetry: First place $1,000, second place $500, third place $100
Notes: Entry Fees is short fiction $20.00. The theme is THE FINAL WORD. All entries must depict this theme, originally interpreted. Short fiction: 1,000 to 1,200 words

The 2016 Wasafiri New Writing Prize
Deadline: 15 July 2016
Prizes: £300 will be awarded to the winner of each category and the work will be published in Wasafiri.
Notes: Fiction and Life Writing submissions welcome. Entry fee is £6.00 if entering one category, £10.00 for two and £15.00 for three categories. Entrants who are visually impaired or who are prevented from typing through disability can enter their work on audio CD.

The HG Wells Short Story Competition
Deadline: Tuesday 19th July 2016
Prizes: Adult category is £250. Junior category is £1,000. Shortlisted entries will be published in an anthology.
Notes: Aged over 21 on 17/07/16: £10 per entry (£5 students accompanied with copy of student id) Under 21 on 17/07/16: no entry fee. The theme is space. The length is 1500 to 5000 words.

The Stringybark Times Past Short Story Award 2016
Deadline: 31 July 2016
Prizes: First Prize – A$400 cash + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Short Story Award anthology) (Value $450). Second Prize – A$175 cash + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Short Story Award anthology) (Value $225). Third Prize – A$100 cash + publication + e-book + paperback + choice of any two Stringybark anthologies (other than the Stringybark Short Story Award anthology) (Value $150)
Authors of highly commended stories may also be invited to have their stories published and if so receive a free copy of the e-book (estimated total value of e-books $125)
Notes: 1500 word limit. Entry Fees for one story – A$12.00, Two stories – A$22.00 ($11 each), Three stories – A$30.00 ($10 each). The story must have a connection, no matter how incidental, to a real historical event that occurred in Australia or had a big impact upon Australian history.

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)

Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition
Deadline: July 31st
Prizes: First Prize: €2,000, publication in the literary journal Southword, and a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat.Second Prize: €500 and publication in Southword. Four more shortlisted entries will be selected for publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120.
Notes: 3,000 words or fewer. Entry fee is €15.

The Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize
Deadline: August 1 2016
Prizes: First prize is $1000
Notes: The entry must be between 2,000 and 3,000 words. $45 US for entries from Mexico and outside North America. $15 CAD for each additional entry (from anywhere)

The Can’t Lit Without It CanLit Short Story Contest
Deadline: August 1st 2016
Prizes: First Prize: $500 Second Prize: $250 Third Prize: $150
Notes: Generate a CanLit premise and use the premise as the basis for a story. 500 words or less, any genre. ENTRY FEE is $20 with a one-year subscription to Geist, Canada’s favourite literary magazine.

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.

The SaveAs Writers Competition
Deadline: August 31st 2016
Prizes: 1st place – £100, 2nd place – £50, 3rd place – £25
Notes: The theme of REBELLION. Short stories: 3000 words max. Entry Fees is £4.00 per short story / £10.00 for three

Arkbound Annual Competition 2016
Deadline: September 5th 2016
Prizes: 1st Prize is £100, with a feature in Boundless magazine. 2nd Prize is £50, with a feature on the website and possibly Boundless (space permitting).
3rd Prize is £25
Each category will also have 3 runner-up places, each of which will receive £5. All prizes, including runner-ups, will also be accompanied by a special embossed certificate.
Notes: There are three categories-short story, article and visual art. Entry fee is £2.50. Theme for short story is something that has inspired you, or will inspire other people

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).

Bedford International Writing Competition
Deadline: 30th September 2016
Prizes: The winner of first prize will receive £200, second prize £100 and third prize £50.
Notes: Entry fee is £5 per story. Stories must be no more than 3000 words

The Ouen Press Short Story Competition
Deadline: 31st October 2016
Prizes: First prize £300, 2 x Runners up £100 each, Highly Commended entries recognised
Notes: The short story must be true. It should be based around a journey – at any time, of any distance, in any setting. The length of the submission should be no less than 3000 words and no more than 10000 words excluding the title and word count. No entry fee but only one entry is permitted per author.

2017 Open Season Awards
Deadline: November 1, 2016
Prizes: Open Season bestows a prize of$1500 in each of three marquee categories: poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Notes:Short fiction and creative nonfiction: one story or article per entry; with a maximum length of 2500 words. Please indicate word count on the first page. Entry fee is $45. And $15 for each additional entry


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.

Boyle Arts Festival Poetry Competition 2016
Deadline: June 30th
Prizes:  €250 first prize plus 2 x €50 highly commended  
Notes: Entry €5 per poem. Poems, in English must be the unpublished, original work of the author. Poems must be printed on one side of A4 paper, maximum length 40 lines

The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2016
Deadline: June 30th, 2016
Prizes: First Prize: £300, second Prize: £200, Third Prize: £150
Notes: All poems submitted must be previously unpublished and no longer than 40 lines. There is no criteria as to theme, form or style. First entry: £7
Subsequent entries: £5 (per poem)

The iYeats Poetry Competition 2016
Deadline: July 1st 2016
Prizes: General category: First Prize €500
Emerging category: €300 (aged 16 – 25 years)
Notes: Word Limit of 40 lines. Entry Fees is €5 per poem or €12 for three

Elmet Poetry Prize 2016
Deadline: July 8th
Prizes: First Prize: £400; Second Prize: £100; Third Prize: £50
Notes: Enter up to 3 poems, at a fee of £5 per poem.

Rattle’s Poetry Prize 2016
Deadline: July 15, 2016
Prizes: Winner: $10,000 & published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.
Notes: The entry fee is a one-year subscription to Rattle (or a one-year extension for subscribers) at our regular $20 rate.

The Giant Sequins Flash Fiction & Poetry Contests
Deadline: July 15th
Prizes: $100, Publication in GS 8.1 & Factory Hollow Press gifts
Notes: You may submit up to three poems. Poems of any length will be considered.The entry fee is $5.00–if you would like to get a copy of the issue in which the winners’ work will be published, the fee is $15.00

The Central Coast Writers Contest
Deadline: July 15, 2016
Prizes: Short fiction,screenwriting and poetry: First place $1,000, second place $500, third place $100
Notes: Entry Fees is poetry $20.00. The theme is THE FINAL WORD. All entries must depict this theme, originally interpreted. Poetry: Up to 40 lines

The 2016 Wasafiri New Writing Prize
Deadline: 15 July 2016
Prizes: £300 will be awarded to the winner of each category and the work will be published in Wasafiri.
Notes: Entry fee is £6.00 if entering one category, £10.00 for two and £15.00 for three categories. Entrants who are visually impaired or who are prevented from typing through disability can enter their work on audio CD.

The Seattle Review Chapbook Contest
Deadline:July 15
Prizes: 1st Place receives $1000 and 20 copies of the chapbook.
The Top 2 Finalists receive $100 each and publication in the Seattle Review. All submissions, not just the finalists, are eligible for publication in the Seattle Review.
Notes: Entry fee has two options: $20 or $25. The $20 option includes a 1-year subscription to the Seattle Review. The $25 option includes the 1-year subscription and a copy of the winning chapbook.

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)

PENfro Open Poetry Competition 2016
Deadline: Sunday, July 31st
Prizes: Prizes: 1st – £300; 2nd – £125; 3rd-£75.
Notes: Maximum length: 40 lines. Subject: open. Entry fee: £4 per poem.

The Poetry Book Fair Competition 2016
Deadline: August 1st 2016
Prizes: 1 x WINNER will receive: £200 to spend at the fair, A short reading at the fair. Your poem displayed to hundreds of visitors on the day. 3 x RUNNERS UP will receive: £20 to spend at the fair.
A short reading at the fair. Your poem displayed to hundreds of visitors on the day
Notes: Short poem (14 lines max.) about love – any kind of love – to welcome visitors to this year’s Poetry Book Fair at Conway Hall, London, on Saturday 17th September 2016

Dermot Healy International Poetry Award 2016
Deadline: August 3rd 2016
Prizes: €1,000 and perpetual trophy
Notes: Entry fee is €5 per poem.

Buzzwords Poetry Competition
Deadline: August 7th
Prizes: 1st prize-£600. Runner-up- £300. 5 x commended-£50 each.
Notes: Entry fees: Postal entries; £4 per poem or 3 poems for £10. Poems should be no longer than 70 lines.

Buxton Poetry Competition
Deadline: August 26
Prizes: Prizes: £500, £250, £100, book tokens.
Notes: Open Poetry — ages 18 and over
Young People’s Poetry — aged between 12 and 17
Children’s Poetry — aged up to 11 years old. Theme is Hidden. Entry fee: £5 per poem, free to under 18’s.

Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition
Deadline: August 31st.
Prizes: First prize, £1000, second prize, £200 in both categories.
Notes: Two categories: English as a second language and an open category.Entry Fee is £5, or £4 per poem for more than three entries. All entries must be unpublished work.

The SaveAs Writers Competition
Deadline: August 31st 2016
Prizes: 1st place – £100, 2nd place – £50, 3rd place – £25
Notes: The theme of REBELLION. Poems: 60 lines max
Entry Fees is £3.00 per poem / £8.00 for three

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).

Bedford International Writing Competition
Deadline: 30th September 2016
Prizes: The winner of first prize will receive £200, second prize £100 and third prize £50
Notes: Entry fee is £5 per poem. Poems must be no more than 40 lines

The Fire River Poets Open Poetry Competition
Deadline: 1st October 2016
Prizes:1st Prize £200, 2nd Prize £100, 3rd Prize £75
Notes: Entry Fee is £4 for one, £7 for two, £10 for three, £3 for each additional poem. Poems may be in any style and on any subject. Maximum of 40 lines per poem excluding the title

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

Fire River Poets Open Poetry Competition 2016
Deadline: 31st October 2016
Prizes: 1st Prize £200, 2nd Prize £100, 3rd Prize £75
Notes: Entry fee are £4 for one poem, £7 for two, £10 for three, £3 for each additional poem. Poems may be in any style and on any subject.

2017 Open Season Awards
Deadline: November 1, 2016
Prizes: Open Season bestows a prize of$1500 in each of three marquee categories: poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Notes: Poetry: up to three poems per entry; maximum length for each poem is 100 lines.Entry fee is $45. And $15 for each additional entry


Playwriting Competitions

SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival POP-UP PLAY Challenge
Deadline:Details will be shared on Sunday 3 July. Playwrights will have 24 hours to submit a play.
Prizes: The winners of the challenge will have their plays performed as ‘Pop Up Plays’ in various locations in Birr throughout the festival.
Notes: given a set of “artistic parameters” around which to base a 5 minute script. Those who register from out of town will be e-mailed the info at the appointed time.

The Central Coast Writers Contest
Deadline: July 15, 2016
Prizes: Short fiction,screenwriting and poetry: First place is $1,000 second place is $500, third place is $100.
Notes: Entry Fee is $20.00. The theme is THE FINAL WORD. All entries must depict this theme, originally interpreted. Screenwriting: Up to 20 pages

Soundwork Monologue Competition
Deadline: 31st. August 2016
Prizes: The winner, in collaboration with Soundwork, will have the monologue recorded and posted on the website, along with a photo and details.
Notes: Your monologue may be any length up to fifteen minutes and may be on any theme. There is no fee to enter the competition

The Terence Rattigan Society Award
Deadline: 31st August 2016.
Prizes: The award winner will receive £2,500 and the play will be guaranteed a professional production of no less than six performances at the Sarah Thorne Theatre in Kent in the Summer of 2017. The second prize is £1,000 and a guaranteed rehearsed reading.
Notes: The play shall have a running time of not less than 75 minutes, preferably with an interval.It shall be performable by no more than six actors with doubling allowed


Novel Writing Competitions

The Greenhouse Funny Prize 2016
Deadline: Midnight on 1 July 2016
Prizes: The winner will receive an hour-long face-to-face meeting in London (or a phone conversation, if more convenient) with Polly Nolan (Greenhouse) and Leah Thaxton (Publishing Director, Faber & Faber Children’s Books). He or she will also win a selection of books published by Faber & Faber Children’s.
Up to a maximum of two runners-up will receive a book token each.
Notes: Entry is free. Send first chapter (this will be judged for prize) or whole book depending on what is written.

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

Children’s Novel Competition 2016
Deadline: 19 September 2016
Prizes: 1st prize: £5,000
Five finalists will receive an invitation to a special networking event with literary agents.
Notes: Entry fee is £25.Submit up to 3,000 words, which must be the first 3,000 words of the novel. Your novel can be in any genre, but must be for children who are able to read for themselves or for young adults.

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

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

A&L Goodbody Writer-in-Residence
Deadline: 7th July 2016.
Prizes: The Writer Fee for this project is €6,000 (inclusive of all taxes/VAT or other income related taxes). There will be a small budget for expenses, and there is also a budget fee of €500 if you would like a visiting artist with whom you work to take part in some aspect of the residency (eg as a writer you may like your illustrator, or publishing partner or other collaborator to share their story with the children).
Notes: Experience of working and interacting with children in a school environment. Open to the children’s words influencing you and your practice, as much as yours will help them to enjoy the spoken and written word. Available to have regular contact time with a class group throughout the school year from September 2016 to May 2017.

Book Riot
Deadline: Ongoing
Prizes: Book Riot and Panels run an ad network called the Riot Ad Network, and we’re seeking awesome website publishers and bloggers to join us.
Notes: First, you’ll answer a few basic questions about your site. Then we’ll take a quick look at its content, appearance, and traffic, and reply within a few days to let you know if we’re a good match.

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