Opportunities: July 2018

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 and two runners-up receive £100 each. Winning flash fiction receives £500 and two runners-up receive £50 each. Short story entry fee is £8; flash fiction entry fee is £6. Entries close 1st July.

The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers

The 2018 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers welcomes entries from Australian writers of adult fiction and adult narrative non-fiction. Winner receives $10,000AUD in prize money and a year’s mentoring with one of Hachette Australia’s publishers. Entries close 9th July.

F(r)iction's Summer 2018 Literary Contests

F(r)iction is open for entries to its 2018 Summer Literary Contests. Categories include Short Story (1000 to 7500 words, $1000USD prize), Flash Fiction (up to 750 words, $300 prize) and Poetry (three pages or less per poem, $300 prize). Five finalists in each category will receive free professional edits on their submission and will be considered for publication. Entries close 15th July.

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Room Magazine Fiction Competition

Short stories up to 3500 words will be accepted for entry into Room magazine's Fiction Competition. First prize is $1000CAD and publication; second prize $250 and publication; honourable mention $50 and online publication. Entry fee for those residing in Canada is $35; for residents outside of Canada the fee is $42USD. Entry fees include 12-month subscription to Room. Entries close 15th July.

William Faulkner Literary Competition

The William Faulkner Literary Competition is open for 2018 in several categories, including Novel and Adult Short Story (other categories are One Act Play, Poetry and Student Short Story). Winner in the Novel category receives $2000USD and Adult Short Story winners receive $600 (first), $300 (second) and $200 (third). Entry fee is $50 for Novel category and $20 for Adult Short Story. Entries close 15th July for the Novel category and 31st July for the Adult Short Story category.

HG Wells Short Story Competition

The annual HG Wells Short Story Competition offers a £250 Senior (authors aged 22 and over) and £1000 Junior (authors aged 21 and under) prize and publication of all shortlisted entries in an anthology. Short stories between 1500 and 5000 words are accepted. The theme for this year's competition is 'peace'. Entry fee for Senior category is £10 or £5 for those with student ID. Entries close 23rd July.

Cinnamon Press Annual Debut Fiction Prize

Cinnamon Press is open for entries of novels, novellas and short story collections from those who have not had a novel or full-length short story collection previously published through a press. Winner receives one  year's free mentoring worth £1000 or (for those who have completed mentoring with us) 100 copies of the novel/collection + publishing contract. Adult and crossover novels only. Entry fee is £12. Entries close 31st July.




InkTears Flash Fiction Competition

InkTears welcomes entries of flash fiction 500 words or fewer for its 2018 competition. Winner receives £250, runner-up £50 and eight Highly Commended entries £25 each. All winning entries will be published. £3.50 entry fee per story. Entries close 31st July.

The Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Prize

Entries are open for original, unpublished and unbroadcast short stories of 3000 words or fewer. First prize is €2,000, a week-long residency at Anam Cara Retreat and publication. Second prize is €500 and publication. Four shortlisted entries will be selected for publication and receive a fee of €120. Entry fee is €15 per story. Entries close 31st July.

Writer’s Digest’s 6th Annual Self-Published Ebook Awards

These awards honours the best self-published ebook(s) in eight categories with $5000USD in cash, a featured interview in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City. First prize and honourable mention prizes available as well as grand prize in each category (Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Memoir, Young Adult, Nonfiction). Entries close 1st August.

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