Friday, 7 of May 2021

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Manuscript submission to Bluemoose Books

Bluemoose Books is an award winning independent publisher based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Kevin and Hetha Duffy started Bluemoose in 2006 and as a ‘family’ of readers and writers we’re passionate about the written word and stories. Stories are transformative and as publishers we delight in finding great new talent. We don’t have the heft of a London publishing house with the millions of pounds to promote our writers but we do manage through innovative marketing to get our books into high street bookstores and reviewed in the national press.

Submissions

We do not publish children’s books, YA or poetry. Please send the first three chapters and a synopsis. Unfortunately we can’t get back to you straightaway but will do our best to let you know if we want to see the full manuscript hopefully within sixteen weeks. Thanks for your patience.

Submissions should be sent electronically to kevin [at] bluemoosebooks [dot] com.

 


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Harper’s Bazaar short-story competition 2021

Bazaar has celebrated original fiction within its pages since its foundation, having published the work of everyone from Virginia Woolf and Thomas Hardy to, more recently, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Ali Smith. Continuing this literary legacy, we are once again launching our short-story competition in celebration of original fiction, this year adjudicated by a panel that includes the author and former Man Booker International Prize judge Tahmima Anam, who is renowned for her Bengal trilogy of novels. Joining her on the panel are the editor-in-chief of Bloomsbury Publishing Alexandra Pringle, the literary agent Caroline Michel, our contributing literary editor Erica Wagner and our editor-in-chief Lydia Slater.

To enter, submit up to 2,200 words on the theme of ‘Threads’ to shortstory@harpersbazaar.co.uk by midnight on 15 March. If possible, please submit as a Word document attachment, titled with your own name, and please provide a wordcount.

The winner will receive a two-night stay at The Mitre in Hampton Court, plus the chance to see their work published.

For full details please see the competition page.

 


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Sky Blue Theatre invites entries to its British Theatre Challenge

2021 will see five winning plays produced by a professional cast & crew for a one week run of performances in London. Moreover, this opportunity will also see the winning works filmed in performance, given full written assessments by theatre professionals and considered for publication by our partnered publishers!

With over 50 of our previous winning plays having received offers of publication don’t miss the chance to see your work in motion!

Furthermore, we have been working hard over the last few months to future proof the Challenge against Covid-19 related disruption. If Covid-19 restricts live audience at the
time of performance, plays will be live-streamed (with live editing by Mini Mammoth Films).

https://skybluetheatre.com/playwriting-competition/#play-latest-news


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Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition

Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition

Writers of short fiction are invited to enter the Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition.  Established to recognise and encourage creative writing and provide a platform for publication, it is open to original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Stories submitted must be on the theme of ‘Memories’ and not exceed the maximum of 1,500 words. Writers can submit as many entries as they wish.

It is not a requirement, but is advisable to refer to Anthology Magazine or purchase a copy before submitting your work, so that you can see the type of material we publish. Subscriptions and single copies are available to purchase through our online shop.

The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology.

The winner will also receive a one year subscription to Anthology Magazine

Submission Deadline & Entry Fees:
Early Bird: 30 April 2021 – €10 per story
Deadline: 31 July 2021 – €15 per story

Website for detailshttps://anthology-magazine.com/short-story/

 


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Socially conscious small press seeks submissions

Fly on the Wall are a socially-conscious small press based in Manchester.
They are currently seeking submissions of poetry and short story manuscripts with a strong voice and style and elements of social engagement.
At the moment, they are particularly seeking submissions of single short stories (5,000 – 11,000 words) for ‘shorts’ season where they will publish a series of limited edition political short fiction pamphlets.

  • The deadline is 23rd October.
  • Submission guidelines can be found at: https://www.flyonthewallpoetry.co.uk/manuscript-submissions

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    Wenlock Olympian Society Flash Fiction Competition

    Wenlock Olympian Society

    (providing access to sport and the arts since 1850)

    Flash Fiction Competition
    2020/2021

    • Prizes: £150, £50 and £25 plus a Gold, Silver or Bronze Wenlock Olympian Society (WOS) medal
    • Deadline for entries: 31 October 2020
    • Length of story: max 1,000 words
    • We are looking for flair and creativity on any one of the following themes:
      • Five Rings
      • Winning
      • Gold is Only a Colour
    • All genres of stories are welcome (excluding Children’s and Young Adult Fiction)
      • Entry Fee: £5 (£8 for 2 entries,  £12 for three entries)

    Winning stories will be published on the WOS website

    First prize to be read at a WOS social evening in March 2021

    The competition is UK based but International entries are welcome

    To enter, please go to: Wenlock Olympian Society

     


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    Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize

    Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize

    Entries are now invited for the Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize. Established to recognise and encourage excellence in the craft of poetry writing and to provide a platform for publication, it is open to original and previously unpublished poems in the English language. Entries are invited from poets of all nationalities, living anywhere in the world. Poems submitted must be on the theme of ‘Expectations’ and should not exceed 40 lines. There is no limit to entries per person.

    It is not a requirement, but is advisable to refer to Anthology Magazine or purchase a copy before submitting your work, so that you can see the type of material we publish. Subscriptions and single copies are available to purchase through our online shop.

    The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology Magazine.

    The winner will also receive a one year subscription to Anthology Magazine

    Submission Deadline & Entry Fees:
    Early Bird: 30 September 2020 – €10 per poem
    Deadline: 30 November 2020 – €15 per poem

     

    Terms and Conditions

    • To enter, submit an original, unpublished poem, written in English on the topic of ‘Expectations’ with a maximum of 40 lines.
    • Entry fee: €10 per poem if you enter by midnight on 30 September 2020, or €15 per poem if you enter by midnight on 30 November 2020.
    • There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit.
    • There is no age limit.
    • The closing date for receipt of entries is 30 November 2020 at midnight.
    • Once selected, the winner will be contacted by email or telephone.
    • Copyright remains with the author but Anthology Magazine reserves the right to be the first to publish or arrange a broadcast of selected works. The right to use the poems to further publicise this award is also retained.
    • Submission of a written piece implies the author’s acceptance of the terms and conditions.
    • Anthology Magazine reserves the right to change the prizes in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

     


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    Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition

    Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition

    Writers of short fiction are invited to enter the Anthology Magazine Short Story Competition.  Established to recognise and encourage creative writing and provide a platform for publication, it is open to original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Stories submitted must be on the theme of ‘Friendship’ and not exceed the maximum of 1,500 words. Writers can submit as many entries as they wish.

     

    The winner will receive a €300 cash prize and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology Magazine.

     

    The winner will also receive:

    • A two-night stay with one dinner at the iconic Montenotte Hotel in Cork City
    • A limited edition pen created to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Weir & Sons
    • Waterford Crystal engraved trophy
    • A one year subscription to Anthology Magazine

    Word limit: 1,500 words

    Submission Deadlines & Entry Fees:
    Early Bird: 31 May 2020 – €10 per story
    Final Deadline: 31 July 2020 – €15 per story

    Full details: https://anthology-magazine.com/awards/

     


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    Aesthetica Creative Writing Award (entry fee payable)

    The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. Now in its 14th year, the Prize supports both emerging and established writers. By entering, writers can showcase their work to key industry figures and organisations including The Poetry Society, Granta, VINTAGE and more.

    Winners are selected for both categories and awarded with £1,000. Publication within the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology, is also awarded to a further 60 writers whose works are highly commended.

    Aesthetica is proud to champion new writing talent and supports its writing alumni beyond the Prize, offering print and digital publicity and continued exposure across our channels.

    Poetry £12 | Short Fiction £18

    Submissions close 31 August 2020

    Website: https://aestheticamagazine.com/creative-writing-award/


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    The Emma Press launches biennial call for poetry pamphlet submissions

    The Emma Press has announced that it is accepting poetry manuscripts submissions until 24th January 2020. There are two categories – pamphlets for adults and collections for children – which will be judged by publisher Emma Dai’an Wright and poet Edward van de Vendel.

    The Birmingham-based publisher is inviting poets to submit 6 pages of poems for either or both categories. There is a £10 submission fee, which is limited to one per poet and allows the poet to submit a manuscript to one or both of the categories. The selected manuscripts will be published in 2021.

    See more details on their website


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