Monday Roundup!

This week is the LAST Monday Roundup of the summer! The Big Smoke Team are going on our holidays and we won’t be back until September! But we’ve made sure to include loads of competitions to keep you busy over the next few weeks! And for those of you still a bit unsure of sending your work out, have a read of this and remember that every no brings you one step closer to your yes!

Have a great summer! Don’t forget to write, write and write some more.

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

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.

Reach out
Deadline: Ongoing
Looking for: Stories that contain a positive message focusing on how you or a friend got through a tough time. Is about people aged 12-25 years-old. The person submitting the story should be 12-25 years-old. Is no more than 800 words.

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

A3 Review’s Monthly Contest
Deadline: Each contest closes on the 4th Saturday of the month.
Prizes: 1st = £150, 2nd = £75, 3rd = £50
Notes: No more than 150 words. The two winning entries each month are published in The A3 Review, a fold-out literary and art magazine that comes out every six months. Entry Fee is £3 per entry.

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.

Hissac Flash Fiction Competition
Deadline: 31st July
Prizes: First Prize £150
Notes: Maximum Word Count is 500. Entry Fee is £3 per entry or 3 for £7. The theme is open, with no link to Scotland needed by either entrant or theme

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.

2016 Dromineer Literary Festival Flash Fiction Competition
Deadline: August 22 2016
Prizes: 1st. Prize €500.00, 2nd. Prize €350.00, 3rd. Prize €150.00
Notes: Entry Fee is €10 per entry. Number of entries is unlimited. Maximum Number of words per story is 500.

2016 The Exeter Flash Competition
Deadline: 31st August 2016
Prizes: 1st Prize is £100, 2nd Prize is £50
Notes: Entry Fee is £4. The title is not included in the 250 words.

Bath Flash Fiction Award
Deadline: 16th October 2016
Prizes: £1000 prize for the winner, £300 second and £100 third. Two commendations.
50 longlisted entrants offered publication in our end of year print and digital anthology. Those accepting receive a free copy.
Notes: 300 words limit.


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.

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.

Hissac Short Story Competition
Deadline: 31st July
Prizes: First Prize of £400
Second & Third Prizes of £50
Notes: Maximum Word Count is 2,500. Entry Fee is £6 per story or 3 stories for £15. The theme is open, with no link to Scotland needed by either entrant or theme.

The Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition 2016
Deadline: July 31st
Prizes: 1st Prize – £400 plus £100 Van-Dal Voucher. 2nd Prize – £175 plus £75 Van-Dal Voucher. 3rd Prize – £50 plus £ 50 Van-Dal Voucher. Winners and runners-up will also receive a signed copy of The Story of the Norwich Boot and Shoe Trade by Frances & Michael Holmes
Notes: Must make reference to ‘shoes’ somewhere within the text. Maximum 2000 words. Entry fee is £8.00.

I Must Be Off! Travel Writing Competition!
Deadline: July 31st
Prizes: First place prize: $200. Second place prize: $50
Readers’ Choice Award ($50) based on unique hits and comments tallied on September 30.
Notes: Looking for travel articles, travel anecdotes and travel reflections. Maximum 1200 words. No entry fee.

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 Elbow Room Prize
Deadline: 14th of August
Prizes: First prize: £200
Second and third prizes: £50 each. All winners will be published in a special competition anthology edition of Elbow Room. All winners will be featured in a London based exhibition and live event.
Notes: The submission fee is £4.00 for a single piece of fiction or £10 for up to three. All prose entry must be no more than 3000 words per story (there is no minimum word limit).

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

The Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest
Deadline: 31st August 2016
Prizes: 1st place: $2,000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories and 10 copies, 2nd place is $500, 3rd place is $300
Notes: Entry fee is $16 per submission. Open to all writers.
Any story that has not appeared in a print publication is welcome.
We invite any length stories from 300 to 3,000 words

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).

The 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
Deadline: 29 September 29 2016
Prizes: First prize is worth £30,000. There will be five runners-up prizes of £1,000 each.
Notes: Open to any story of up to 6,000 words written in English. The Award is open to authors writing in the English language, aged 18 years or over at the time of submission, who must have been previously published in the English language in the UK or Ireland.

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.

A3 Review’s Monthly Contest
Deadline: Each contest closes on the 4th Saturday of the month.
Prizes: 1st = £150, 2nd = £75, 3rd = £50
Notes: No more than 150 words. The two winning entries each month are published in The A3 Review, a fold-out literary and art magazine that comes out every six months. Entry Fee is £3 per entry.

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.

Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition
Deadline: August 12th 2016.
Prizes: 1st Place €300, 2nd Place €200 3rd Place €100
Notes: A maximum number of 2 poems per person may be submitted.
Poems should be a maximum of 40 lines (not including the title and spaces between stanzas). There is no theme – your poem(s) may be on any subject of your choosing.

The Elbow Room Prize
Deadline: 14th of August
Prizes: First prize: £200
Second and third prizes: £50 each. All winners will be published in a special competition anthology edition of Elbow Room. All winners will be featured in a London based exhibition and live event.
Notes:The submission fee is £4.00 for a single poem or £10 for up to three poems.
Poems must be no longer than 40 lines.

2016 Dromineer Literary Festival Poetry Competition​
Deadline: August 22 2016
Prizes: 1st. Prize €500.00, 2nd. Prize €350.00, 3rd. Prize €150.00
Notes: Entry Fee is €5 per poem.Number of entries is unlimited, maximum Number of lines per poem: 40

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.

Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Competition 2016
Deadline: 27 Aug 2016
Prizes: 2 night’s accommodation in a Deluxe Room at the luxurious Savoy Hotel, full Irish breakfast served until noon each day and dinner in Hamptons Bar & Grill on one evening.
Notes: The verse that must contain the following elements:
Five lines; Lines 1, 2, 5 must rhyme; Lines 3 and 4 must rhyme.
A good limerick will have a clever unanticipated punch line as lime 5 will often have puns, word play or a witty feature as part of it.

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 Best New British and Irish Poets
Deadline: September 1, 2016
Prizes: The top fifty poems will be published in The Best New British and Irish Poets in 2017.
Notes: Submit three original poems in the English language for consideration.

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

10th Waterford Film Festival Film and Script Competition
Deadline: Friday 26th August
Prizes: €500 with certificate. 2nd place certificates will also be awarded.
Notes: Entry fee is €20. Screenplay must not be less than 5 pages and n­­­­­o more than 15 pages. All genres will be considered.

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

Periplum Poetry Open Book Competition 2016
Deadline: 1st September 2016
Prizes: £1000 and publication in 2017.
Notes: Entry fee is £15 (all entrants get a copy of the award-winning book).

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

Bath Flash Fiction Novella-in-Flash Award
Deadline: 31st January 2017
Prizes: The first prize for the novella-in-flash award is £300, Two runners up will receive £100 each.The first prize winner and the two runners up will be published together in a print and digital anthology.
Each of the three winners will receive five copies of the anthology.
Notes: The novella-in-flash must be in between 7,000 and 18,000 words long. Entry fee is £16.00. Entries can be on any theme or subject but must be original and written in English. They must also be for adult or young adult readers.

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 Residencies

2017 Kathy Fish Fellowship
Deadline: September 15, 2016
Prizes: The winner of the 2017 Kathy Fish Fellowship will be considered a “writer-in-residence” at SmokeLong (note: position is virtual) for four quarterly issues (March, June, September, and December 2017). Each issue will include one flash by the Fellowship winner.
The winner of the Fellowship will also receive $500.00, to be paid as follows: $100.00 on announcement of the winner, and $100.00 upon publication of each of the four issues in 2017.
Notes: There is no application fee, but a $5 donation is suggested. Writers are eligible who: have not been previously published by SmokeLong, do not have a chapbook or a book-length work published or under contract (in any genre, self-published works included), are 18 years or older

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.


Children and Teenager Competitions

Second annual intercultural writing competition for Irish young people
Deadline: July 31st
Prizes: Age 14-17 winner (€800) and runner-up (€400), Age 18-21 winner (€800) and runner-up (€400), Age 14-21 Spirit of Intercultural Ethics winner (€800)
Notes: No entry fee. Age 14 to 21.Submissions of original fiction that illuminate the ethical challenges of intercultural diversity in Ireland are invited in the following genres a short story (2,000 words maximum), a novel extract (2,000 words maximum), a selection of poetry (5 poems maximum). Two sessions will be held in Dublin on July 9 and 16 between 1-4pm for entrants to work on their writing in a one-on-one setting. Advanced booking is first come, first served.

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