Friday writing opportunities

Friday Writing Opportunities

Here are some writing opportunities I’ve come across this week. A competition, a literary event and magazine submissions wanted.

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Writing Opportunities

If you’re looking for places to submit short stories, I’ve got just the thing. Competitions are good because they give you a target and a deadline; both things that help smother the procrastinator who lurks within us all. And when you click ‘send’ on that email, you feel all good inside because you’ve written something…

What is Published?

There are a few creative writers who genuinely write for themselves alone: they don’t want to be published and they don’t care if no one else reads what they write. When I say a few, if a writer is honest with themselves that is really a very small few. Most people write because they love…

2015 Bristol Short Story Prize Open for Entries

Another opportunity for writers, as the Bristol Short Story Prize opens its doors for 2015 entries. The key facts: It costs £8 for each story entered Open to published and unpublished authors First prize £1,000 plus a £150 Waterstones gift card, 2nd prize £700 plus £100 Waterstones gift card and 3rd prize £400, plus £100…

Bare Fiction Prize 2014 Taking Entries in October

The Bare Fiction Prize is open for entries, until 31 October. Calling all poetry (max 40 lines), flash fiction (max 500 words) and short stories (max 3,000) for a chance to win £500 (1st), £200 (2nd) and £100 (3rd) for each category with 4 commendations of £25 each. The prize also includes publication in the…

Writing Competition for Children’s Authors

Bloomsbury Children’s Books is looking for new authors, writing for children up to 12 year’s old. The Prize: A publishing contract with Bloomsbury, including advance payment of £5,000 – not to be sniffed at. Plus all shortlisted authors receive signed book bundles and are invited to attend the prize ceremony with agents present. How to Enter:…