Opportunities: February 2017

Creative Nonfiction 'Adaptation' Competition

Creative Nonfiction magazine seeks submissions for its summer 2017 issue on the theme of 'adaptation'. Original essays, personal stories and profiles are all welcome. $3500 will be awarded for the best essay, and all submissions will be considered for publication. 4000 word limit. Open internationally. $20 reading fee. Submissions close 6th February.

Faber Writing Academy 2017 Scholarships

Allen & Unwin's Faber Writing Academy is offering one Sydney and one Melbourne resident a free place in its three-month 'Writing A Novel: Stage 1' course, beginning in March. Scholarship applications close 7th February.

Bath Flash Fiction Award

The annual Bath Flash Fiction Awards are currently open to entries of 300 words or fewer. £1000 prize for the winner, £300 for second, £100 for third, and two commendations of £30 each. 50 longlisted entrants will be offered publication in anthology. Open internationally. £9 entry fee. Entries close 12th February.

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook Short Story Competition

Writers and Artists invites short story submissions up to 2000 words, on any theme, for its 2017 competition. Prizes include an Arvon residential writing course worth £1000 and publication on the Writers and Artists website. Open internationally. Entries close 13th February.

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The American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship

This fellowship offers writers the opportunity to work on a creative project for a one-month period at the American Library in Paris. The selected applicants will also receive a $5000 stipend. Open internationally. Applications close 14th February.

Vermont Studio Centre Fellowships

A number of fellowships for writers are currently offered by the Vermont Studio Centre. Each fellowship recipient receives a private room, private studio space, all meals, and full access to evening programs and events at the VSC. Applications close 15th February.

Granta Unsolicited Fiction Submissions

One of the most prestigious literary magazines in the world, Granta is currently accepting unsolicited fiction submissions. Recommended piece length is between 3000 and 6000 words. Open internationally. Submissions close 16th February.

Kindle Storyteller Award

Amazon UK invites entries to its new literary prize, the Kindle Storyteller Award. The award is open to books published through Kindle Direct Publishing between 20th February and 19th May 2017. The winning author will receive £20,000, a marketing campaign on Amazon and the opportunity to have their book translated for international sales. Entries open 20th February.

Flash 500 Short Story Competition

Flash 500 welcomes short fiction between 1000 and 3000 words for its annual competition. Open theme. First prize £500, second prize £200 and third prize £100. Open internationally. Entry fees apply. Entries close 28th February.

Jane Austen 200 Short Story Competition

In honour of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, writers are invited to submit short stories of 2017 words or fewer based on a quote from Mansfield Park: 'Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure'. First prize is £1000; second prize is £500. Open internationally. £5 entry fee. Entries close 28th February.

Wundor Editions Short Fiction Contest

Wundor Editions invites entries of flash fiction, short stories and novellas for its 2017 contest. The winner will receive £500 and the winner and two runners-up will be published on the Wundor website. Entries must be between 5000 and 45,000 words. Open internationally. £10 entry fee. Entries close 28th February.

Tethered By Letters F(r)iction Winter Literary Competition

Tethered By Letters welcomes entries to its 2017 Winter Literary Competition. Categories include creative non-fiction, short stories, flash fiction and poetry. Winners receive cash prizes, professional edits and publication. Open internationally. Entry fees apply. Entries close 1st March.