Monday Roundup!

After a brief hiatus, the Monday Roundup is back with all your competition and submissions needs! As always: get writing, get editing and get entering!

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 or for with any questions you have about our upcoming writing classes!


Submission Calls

Matador Review
Deadline: November 30th
Looking for: Poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art.

(un) titled
Deadline: December 1st.
Looking for: Theme is Human. Submission fee is €7 per entry. 13+ entry accepted.

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.

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

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.

Picaroon

Deadline: 5th February 2017

Looking for: Submit up to 4 unpublished poems about music, inspired by music, as tributes to music – the interpretation of the theme is up to you. Payment will be a contributor copy of the paperback.


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.

 

The Flash Fiction Competition
Deadline: 31st December 2016
Prizes: £300, £200 and £10
Notes: Entry fee is €6.50 for one story or €10 for two stories. Submit up to 500 words.

Doolin Writers’ Competition

Deadline: 13th January 2017

Prizes: 1st Prize €500

Notes: No more than 500 words, €10 fee


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 11th International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest
Deadline: November 30th
Prizes: Prizes: €1000, €200, €100 and publication in Albedo One.
Notes: Short stories in any speculative fiction genre. Entry Fee is €7.50

Fish Publishing Short Story Competition
Deadline: 30 November ’16
Prizes: Top ten stories will be published in the 2017 FISH ANTHOLOGY. 1st: €3,000 plus 5 day Short Story Workshop at the West Cork Literary Festival. 2nd: A week at Anam Cara Writers’ Retreat and €300. 3rd: €300
Notes: Word Limit is 5,000 words. Entry Fees is €20 and €10 subsequent entries.

The Celtic Mythology Short Story Competition
Deadline: 10 December 2016
Prizes: $500, $250, $100. All winners will be published in the Irish Imbas Celtic Mythology Collection.
Notes: Celtic mythology or folklore must form a fundamental element of the story. Entry Fee is $7.

The Mearns Writers New Beginnings Short Story Competition
Deadline: December 31st.
Prizes: First prize is £250. Three runner-up prizes of £50 each.
Notes: Theme is New Beginnings. Entry Fee is £7 for the first, £5 for subsequent entries.

Doolin Writers’ Competition

Deadline: January 13th 2017

Prizes: First prize €1,000

Notes: 1000-3000 words, €10 fee

 


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.

Cafe Writers Poetry Competition

Deadline: 30th November

Prizes: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £300, 3rd Prize £200, 6 commended prize of £50 and funnest prize £100

Notes: Entry fee £4 per poem, 3 for £10, £2 thereafter, Max. 40 lines.

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.

Doolin Writers’ Competition

Deadline: 13th January 2017

Prizes: €1,000 first prize

Notes: No longer than 40 lines, €10 fee

The Plough Poetry Prize
Deadline: January 31st.
Prizes: £1,000, £500, £250
Notes:. Maximum length, excluding title and any blank lines, 40 lines. Entry Fee is £5


Playwriting Competitions

None this week! Come back next Monday while we go hunt for some!


Novel Writing Competitions

 

Bath Children’s Novel Award
Deadline: 20th November 2016
Prizes: Winners Prize: £2,000
Shortlist Prize: £500 Cornerstones Literary Consultancy vouchers
Notes: Entry fee is £22 per novel. Submit 3,000 words plus one page synopsis of novels written for children or young adults

Minotaur Books First Crime Novel Competition
Deadline: December 12, 2016
Prizes: The winner will receive an advance against future royalties of $10,000
Notes: Novel must be at least 65,000 words. Free to enter.

The Exeter Novel Competition
Deadline: January 1st 2017
Prizes: First prize is £500 and a trophy. There are five runner-up prizes of £75 each and a trophy.
Notes: Entry Fee is £18. All genres excluding children’s, but including Young Adult and New Adult, are acceptable.

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

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

(un) titled
Deadline: December 1st.
Looking for: Theme is Human. Submission fee is €7 per entry. 13+ entry accepted.

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