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Category: Opportunities

Welcome to our writing opportunities page.

Here, we list:

  • competitions
  • contests
  • awards
  • prizes
  • literary events
  • publisher submission deadlines

If you’re a website or publication running competitions/events, feel free to get in touch and we’ll be happy to list them for our readers.


Opportunities for writers page


Owl Canyon Press Short Story Hackathon Owl Canyon Press invites entries to its second Short Story Hackathon. Entries must consist of a short story with 50 paragraphs – the contest provides the first and twenty-fifth paragraphs, and the writer crafts the rest. First prize is $3000USD, second prize $2000 and third prize $1000. The winning short […]

28th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize The Missouri Review welcomes entries of fiction, nonfiction and poetry to its Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize. One piece of fiction or nonfiction up to 850

Foreshadow YA Anthology Submissions Submissions are now open for FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology, which will be published monthly online from January–December 2019. Each issue will feature three original young adult stories. Submissions must be previously unpublished, run between 2000–7000 words and feature a single-word title that offers a suggestion of what to expect. Submissions for first […]

UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize The UNO Press Lab is accepting previously unpublished submissions of book-length fiction. The winning author will receive a $1000USD advance and a contract to publish wi

The Brighton Prize The 2018 Brighton Prize is now open for entries in two categories: short story (between 1000 and 2000 words) and flash fiction (up to 350 words). Winning short story receives £1000

VU Short Story Prize for New Writers Victoria University and Overland seek short fiction by new Australian/New Zealand writers of up to 3000 words in length. First prize is $6000AUD; two runners-up will receive $1000. All three winners will be published in Overland. $20 entry fee. Entries close 11th June. Richard & Judy's Search For A Bestseller The […]

Bristol Short Story Prize The Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries of short fiction up to 4000 words. Open internationally. First prize is £1000; second prize £700; third prize £400. Seven

Killer Nashville Annual Claymore Award The Killer Nashville Claymore Award assists new and rebranding authors in getting published. Manuscripts with thriller, mystery, crime or suspense elements are

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