Opportunities: July 2017

Gem Street International Short Story Competition

Labello Press is currently open for submissions to its next Gem Street anthology, themed 'dystopia'. Short stories up to 3500 words will be accepted. First, second and third place stories will receive €500, €200 and €100 respectively. Entry fee is €7 per story. Entries close 14th July.

Best Australian Writing 2017

Submissions are now open for the 2017 editions of Best Australian Essays, Stories and Poems. Essay and story submissions can be unpublished or published after 1st August 2016, poem submissions must be previously published. Poems can be emailed but essays and stories must be sent via mail. Deadline for submissions is 15th July.

Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry is open for entries to the Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers. Fiction up to 5000 words and poetry up to 5 pages will be accepted. A $500USD prize and publication in Nimrod will be awarded in both the fiction and poetry categories. Entry fee is $12. Entries close 15th July.

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Rattle Poetry Prize

Rattle poetry magazine is open to entries for its annual Poetry Prize. First prize is $10,000USD and publication in the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2000 Readers’ Choice Award. Entry fee is $20, which includes a subscription to Rattle. Up to four poems per entry. Entries close 15th July.

Vallum Award for Poetry

Vallum: Contemporary Poetry is accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry 2017. One to three poems of maximum 60 lines each will be accepted. First prize is $750CAD; second prize is $250; both receive publication in Vallum. Entry fee is $25CAD for Canadian residents and $25USD for US/international entrants. Entries close 15th July.

William Faulkner Literary Competition

The William Faulkner Literary Competition is open for entries in five categories: Novel, One Act Play, Poetry, Adult Short Story, and Student Short Story. Prizes range from $100 to $2000USD. Entry fees are applicable for each category. The Novel category deadline is 15th July; deadlines for One Act Play, Poetry and Adult Short Story are 31st July; and the deadline for Student Short Story is 31st August.

Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition

The Norwich Writers' Circle welcomes international entries to its 2017 Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition. Entries must explore the theme of ‘strangers’. Short stories up to 2000 words will be accepted. First place receives £400, second place £250, and third place £100. Entry fee: £8. Entries close 31st July.

Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition

The annual Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition is currently open to international entries for its 2017 contest. Stories up to 3000 words will be accepted. First prize is  €2,000, publication in the literary journal Southword, and a week-long residency at Anam Cara Retreat. Second prize is €500 and publication in Southword, and four shortlisted entries will receive €120 and publication in Southword. Entry fee is €15/$20USD/£15. Entries close 31st July.

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.

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