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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in the craft of poetry writing and to provide a platform for publication, it is open to original and previously unpublished poems in the English language.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  • To enter, submit an original, unpublished poem, written in English on the topic of ‘Expectations’ with a maximum of 40 lines.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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Gollancz and Ben Aaranovitch launch a writing prize for BAME authors

Gollancz and author Ben Aaronovitch are launching a writing prize championing under-represented voices in science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Read more about the initiative at The Bookseller:

https://www.thebookseller.com/news/gollancz-and-aaronovitch-launch-writing-prize-bame-authors-1088156

It will be launched on 1st October at https://www.gollancz.co.uk/


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Middleground: looking for submissions from mixed race creatives

Received from Middleground:

We’re Middleground, an online magazine focused on publishing the stories and experiences of writers and artists of mixed ethnic backgrounds. It was born from a desire to achieve better understanding of mixed identities and offer a community to those who identify as part of this group.

Here’s more information if you need it:

Who can submit work?
Middleground focuses on the voices of mixed race people. If you identify as such, and have a desire to tell or explore your racial identity and its meanings, ambivalences, and beauty, we’d love to hear from you.

What are we looking for?
Exploration of one’s identity is a diverse and fluid journey, and Middleground wants to honour that.

We accept:

  • Non-fiction up to 2,500 words
  • Fiction up to 2,500 words
  • Up to three poems per submission
  • Illustrations, photography, digital artwork, etc.

Please note that all contributors will be paid a small fee.

Our submission guidelines can be found here: https://www.middlegroundmagazine.co.uk/submissions

For further information, please contact contact@middlegroundmagazine.co.uk or visit https://www.middlegroundmagazine.co.uk


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Digbeth at Midnight

Digbeth at Midnight will be an interactive storytelling experience spread across Digbeth.

See https://www.facebook.com/DigbethAtMidnight/ for details on how to enter your story


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A Poem for Europe Open Poetry Competition

A Poem for Europe Open Poetry Competition

Deadline: 31 July 2019
Judge: Gillian Clarke
Prize: £500
Entry fee: £6

A Poem for Europe Young Poets Competition

Open to all those aged 16 – 25 on 31 July 2019
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Judge: tbc
Prize: £500
Entry fee: £3

For further details, rules and how to enter visit www.apoemforeurope.org


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2019 Harper’s Bazaar short story competition

Harper’s Bazaar has a proud tradition of publishing the very best in original literary fiction, including stories by Virginia Woolf, Thomas Hardy, Ali Smith and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Continuing this legacy, we are happy to launch our annual short-story competition once again, inviting published and non-published writers to follow in the footsteps of these literary greats.

To enter, submit up to 2,500 words on the theme of ‘Liberty’, the title of a story by Vita Sackville-West published in the October 1930 issue, to shortstory@harpersbazaar.co.uk by midnight on 15 March. The winner will receive a two-night stay at Brownber Hall, Yorkshire, and the chance to see their work published.

See website for full details


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