Sunday, 22 of January 2017

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Tamworth Writing Competition

Entries are now open for The Tamworth and District Civic Society and Tamworth Writers Group Tamworth writing competition.
Entries must  be set in and around Tamworth Staffordshire.
Closing date 31st January 2017
Three age categories:

    16+ – 1,500 words limit – £4 per entry
    11-16 – 1,000 words limit – £2 per entry
    Under 11’s – 500 words limit – £1 per entry (Proof of age will be required prior to the awarding of prizes)

Prizes

    16+ – 1st prize £100, 2nd – £50, 3rd – £25
    11-16 – 1 st – £50, 2nd – £25, 3rd – £15
    Under 11’s – 1st – £20, 2nd – £15, 3rd – £10

Full details here

Note that the above document states 2016 as the deadline. I believe that it’s a typo – there is a new competition


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Essay competition

Whichisthebetter.com believes deeply among the value of education and giving back.This contest aims to recognise and reward talented writers.

You can write on any of the topics below:

  1. How Movies Affect Our Lives
  2. How Android Changed The World

Deadline : The final date for submission is March 31st, 2017
Categories: Movies , Android , Mobile ,Technology
Entry Fees: No submission fees
Prizes:

    1st Prize (1 winner) :  Cash $300 + 1 year Premium Movie and Music  Subscription (Worth 250$)
    2nd Prize (3 winner) : Cash $100 + 1 year Premium Movie and Music  Subscription (Worth 250$)
     

    3rd Prize (5 winner):  Premium Android apps (worth 150$)

Eligibility needs: The competition is open to all writers.

To apply , check the website

 

 


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New literary agency taking submissions

Caskie Mushens is a new literary agency, although the agents themselves have an impressive track record.

They are actively seeking submissions.

https://www.caskiemushens.com/


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Commissions for Adrian Mole’s 50th birthday

There are some paid commissions to celebrate Adrian Mole’s 50th birthday.

There will be three five-minute radio plays or monologues which will be performed at Adrian Mole’s birthday party, hosted by Literary Leicester on 2 April 2017 in partnership with Penguin.

See the instructions here


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Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Open Poetry Competition

First Prize: £1000,  2nd: £300,  3rd: £100,  4th: 4 x £50

Judge: Catherine Smith

Entry fee: £5 per poem. 3 or more poems: £4 each

Closing date: 31 January 2017

Entries to: The Competition Organiser, 13 Ruscombe Close, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 0SG

Put name and address on separate sheet – not on poem

or enter on-line and pay by Paypal

For more details, go to:

www.kentandsussexpoetry.com


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Tor.com Publishing Opening to Fantasy Novellas on October 12th

Tor.com Publishing will soon be reopening to unsolicited novella submissions!

Starting October 12, Lee Harris and Carl Engle-Laird will be reading and evaluating original novellas submitted by hopeful authors to http://submissions.tor.com/tornovellas/.

You can find full guidelines here.

Be sure to read the guidelines, as they are on the lookout for a specific type of novella.


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Hometown Tales

Weidenfeld & Nicolson (part of Orion group) is launching a series of short books – Hometown Tales – featuring new voices from regions that are under-represented in the UK book market.

Each book will include a work by an unpublished writer and one by a high-profile author, both writing about the same place.

The series will promote greater inclusivity and provide a platform for new writers, helping them to launch the first step of their careers, edited and mentored by editors at W&N.

Find out about the submission process at their web page


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Penguin Random House seek writers from under-represented communities

In an initiative called Write Now, Penguin Random House are looking for writers from under-represented communities.

This might mean you’re from BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) or LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) communities, or have a disability.

They are hosting a series of insight days (one of which is in Birmingham).

Find out more at the website


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Verve – A Birmingham Festival of Poetry and Spoken Word

Poetry Competitions now open:
Verve is Birmingham’s first Festival of Poetry and Spoken Word, launching in February 2017. In the run up to Verve, we’re launching a poetry competition for both adults and children. Entries are welcome from anywhere, both in the UK and abroad, as long as they relate to Birmingham, UK.

Dates for your diary:
Submissions open: 11th July
Submissions close (Adults): 11th September
Submissions close (Children): 30th September

See website for details


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August Open House at United Agents

A series of specific days are open for submissions of:

  • Children’s and YA
  • Crime & thrillers
  • Commercial fiction
  • Literary fiction

See website for details


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