Opportunities: August 2017

Indiana Review 2017 1/2 K Prize

Indiana Review invites submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction under 500 words for the 1/2 K Prize. Winner receives $1000USD and publication in Indiana Review. Up to 3 pieces accepted per submission. $20 reading fee. Submissions close 1st August.

PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship

The PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship is a seven-month literary mentorship based in Los Angeles. The fellowship aims to provide new writers who are isolated from the literary establishment with the tools, skills and knowledge they need to launch a professional writing career. Applications close 1st August.

Best New Fairy Tale Competition

Writers are invited to submit an original fairy tale story to Fairytalez.com's Best New Fairy Tale competition. The winner will receive a $300 gift certificate to Amazon.com, promotion on social networks and a digital winner badge for your blog or website. Stories must be between 300 and 5000 words. Entries close 15th August.

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UNO Press Lab Publishing Prize

The UNO Press Lab is accepting previously unpublished submissions of book-length fiction (novels or short story collections). The winning author will receive a $1000USD advance and a contract to publish with UNO Press. $18 submission fee. Entries close 15th August.

The Epoch Times Inspiring the World Writing Competition

The Epoch Times, part of a New York City-based nonprofit, is open for entries to its Inspiring the World Writing Competition. Submissions should be nonfiction articles between 500-1000 words, and should highlight any of the following themes: compassion, redemption, triumph of the human spirit, and life's surprises. The prize pool is worth $10,000USD ($5000 for first place). Entries close 21st August.

The Writer Magazine 'Let There Be Light' Competition

The Writer magazine invites entries to its 'Let There Be Light' competition. Short stories up to 2000 words using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word 'light' will be accepted. Grand prize is $1000USD and publication in the magazine. Second place and third place receive publication on writermag.com as well as $500 and $250 respectively. Entries close 21st August.

Scotland Writing Residency

The Scotland Writing Residency awards a free one-week stay in a cottage in the Scottish village of Brora. Applicants must submit 20 pages of fiction, creative non-fiction or playwriting; a CV, including a publication list; two references; and a $22USD fee. Applications close 25th August.

The Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize 2017/18

The Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize is open for submissions up to 6000 words. Winner chooses between a cash prize of £1000 or 12 months of editorial support for a writing project and will also be profiled and interviewed in The Bookseller. Shortlisted authors each receive a cash prize of £150; longlisted authors receive £50 of bookshop vouchers and a 4-book subscription to Galley Beggar Press. £10 entry fee per story. Entries close 27th August.

Grindstone 2017 Summer Novel Opening Competition

Grindstone Literary Services is open for entries to its 2017 Summer Novel Opening Competition. Enter the first 1000 words of your novel. First prize £250; second £100; third £50. Fourth and fifth prize winners receive a free critical overview on a piece of writing. £6 entry fee. Entries close 28th August.

Hammond House Publishing International Short Story Prize

Hammond House Publishing invites entries for its International Literary Prize. Short stories between 2000-7000 words will be accepted. The theme is 'eternal'. Winner receives £600; second place £100; third place £50. 25 shortlisted entries will receive worldwide publication. Prizes are presented at a televised award ceremony held in December. £10 entry fee. Entries close 31st August.

The London Magazine Essay Competition 2017

The London Magazine invites entries for its inaugural essay competition. All essays submitted must be non-academic, previously unpublished and no longer than 1500 words. No set theme or subject. First prize is £500 and publication in the magazine; second and third prize receive publication on thelondonmagazine.org, as well as £300 and £200 respectively. Entry fee: £10 per essay. Entries close 31st August.

The Matador Review Fall 2017 submissions

Online literature and art journal, The Matador Review, seeks submissions for its next issue, the Fall 2017 publication. Fiction and creative non-fiction under 10,000 words, flash fiction under 1000 words, and poetry (up to 6 poems) are accepted. Call for submissions ends 31st August.

Baum Book Prize 2017

Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts to the Baum Book Prize for the chance to win a $3000 ebook deal with Kwill Books. Fiction or non-fiction books of any genre, including poetry and children's books, will be considered. The winner will receive an ISBN, book formatting and proofreading, cover design and a marketing promotions package. All finalists receive a content edit and editorial notes on their manuscript. Submissions close 10th September.

Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize

The 2017 Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize is now open for entries. International entries welcome. The theme is 'World-Changing Words' and entries must be under 2500 words. First prize is $1000AUD and publication in Mascara Literary Review; a highly commended entry receives $200. Entry fee is $15. Entries close 15th September.

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