Monthly Humour Competition

  Full details  Send us skillfully written stories that are brief, humorous and engaging, with the emphasis on wit, word play, absurdity and inspired nonsense. Submissions close December 15, 2023. Word limits: 200-1000. First prize A$50, second prize A$20, third prize A$10, payable via Paypal only. Note: All general submissions between November 9 and December 15 will be automatically included in the monthly competition. Witcraft monthly humour competition Free Open Closes on Friday, December 15, 2023 11:59 PM Cen. Australia Daylight Time (in 17 days) We’re looking for prose that is founded on wit, humour, puns, absurdity and irony. Put away the sledgehammer, the cliches, the tired tropes and the nastiness. What we won’t publish are: stories that are gratuitously offensive. You know exactly what we mean, so don’t try us. jokes and/or comedy routines. This is a site dedicated to longer written humour. Hard sells will include the list below, which will no doubt grow longer with

Down East Books

 Full details  Trade Submission Guidelines Submissions are accepted by mail or email, but we do prefer email. We will not be responsible for materials sent in the mail. Do not include materials on CDs or USB drives; these will not be viewed. Anything received in the mail will be recycled after it is considered. Below are email links by imprint. Please submit your proposal to just one editor. If your project is not a fit for him/her, it will be forwarded internally to the appropriate editor. Because we receive so many unsolicited manuscripts, we aren’t able to respond to all submissions. Please give us three months to review before following up and remember to include your email address with your submission. Please include the following in your proposal: A description of the book. A table of contents, a sample chapter, and sample photographs or art if applicable. An overview of your platform, experience, and online presence (tell us how you will help promote the book). A mark

Fire and ice

 Full details  Submissions Fire & Ice, an imprint of Melange Books, LLC, is a royalty-paying company publishing e-books (digital formats) and print books. We pay authors 40% net royalties on digital formats and 25% on print. Fire and Ice acquires for most genres of UPPER YA (teen-15 years and above) and New Adult novels and novellas. NOTE: We are not currently accepting submissions for middle grade fiction. We are currently OPEN for submissions. • Novella length from 20k – 39,999k (ebook only, not available in print) • Novels from 40k and up (full length novels, available in print and ebook)   CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Contemporary Fiction OR Contemporary Romance Fire & Ice is seeking full length contemporary fiction OR contemporary romance novels, both New Adult and YA (ages 15 and above content) are desired. YOUNG ADUL

Red Hen Press

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The Other Stories

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Three Lobed Mag

 Full details  Submission Guidelines Three-Lobed Burning Eye ( 3LBE ) is a speculative fiction magazine published online (thrice per year) and print anthology (every other year). Each issue features four original stories, some with audio readings. 3LBE was founded by Editor-in-Chief Andrew S. Fuller in 1999. We recommend reading an issue or two to obtain a feel for the kinds of fiction we publish before submitting. Guidelines What We Publish: Original speculative fiction stories up to 7,500 words, including horror, fantasy, and science-fiction. Simultaneous or multiple submissions: These are not permitted. Reprints: We are not currently publishing reprints. Translations: We welcome translations. Stories published in another language and translated into English are considered original. Payment: is $100 for short story (1,001 – 7,500 words), $30 for flash fiction (500 – 1,000 words); plus one copy of print

Nature And Place Poetry Competition 2024

 Full details  Nature And Place Poetry Competition 2024 The Rialto working in association with the RSPB , BirdLife International , Cambridge Conservation Initiative and The University of Leeds Poetry Centre. Poems are invited that deal with any aspect of nature and place – these terms will be given a wide interpretation by the judge Zaffar Kunial. Closing Date April 1st 2024. Prizes 1st prize – £1000 2nd prize – £500 3rd prize – £250   Judge Zaffar Kunial was born in Birmingham and lives in Hebden Bridge. He is a recipient of Yale University’s Windham-Campbell Prize and his first poetry collection,  Us , published by Faber & Faber in 2018 appeared on a number of shortlists including the Costa Poetry Award and the T. S. Eliot Prize. His second collection,  England’s Green , was The Times Poetry Book of the Year and was placed 2nd in the Laurel Prize for environmental or nature poetry.       Submitting y