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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


Disney | ABC Writing Program The Disney | ABC Writing Program is one of the entertainment industry's most successful writer programs. Successful applicants become employees of Disney│ABC Television Group (DATG) and will be paid a weekly salary of $961.54USD. Applications must include an original pilot script, a spec script, a resume and an essay. Applicants must […]

The Writer Magazine Spring Cleaning Contest The Writer magazine is open to entries for its Spring Cleaning short story contest, encouraging writers to clean out their 'draft' folders, choose a draft a

Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize Australian Book Review welcomes entries to its annual Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. Entries are open to writers worldwide and should be between 2000 and 5000

Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction The Colorado Review invites entries for the 2017 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction. USD$2000 and publication will be awarded for the best short story. Stories must be at least 10 pages (or 2500 words) but no more than 50 pages (12,500 words). USD$15 entry fee. Entries close 14th March. Australian Book […]

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

James Knudsen Prize for Fiction Bayou Magazine invites entries to its annual James Knudsen Prize for Fiction. Submissions must be original, previously unpublished work of fiction up to 7500 words. F

Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards Writer's Digest is open for entries to its Popular Fiction Awards. Entrants may submit short fiction up to 4000 words in one of the following genres: mystery/crime, horror, romance, science fiction/fantasy, and young adult. One Grand Prize winner and one First Prize winner in each category will receive prize packages including […]

Writer's Digest Poetry Awards Writer's Digest is open for entries of any poem 32 lines or less. Twenty-five winners and runners-up will receive cash, publication and other prizes. Entries close 3rd

Writer's Digest Self-Published eBook Awards Entries are open for the fourth annual Writer's Digest Self-Published eBook Awards. Self-published works may be submitted in the following categories: Main

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