The George Floyd Short Story Comeptition

Full details Opens: Monday 15th June 2020
Closes: Monday 31st August 2020* (Midnight)
Judge: Yvvette Edwards, the author of ‘A Cupboard Full of Coats’ and ‘The Mother.’
Winners announced: Monday 19th October 2020
Anthology details: Due for release in winter of 2020/21 with the book launch celebration date TBA.
FREE ENTRY (Limited to one short story submission per entrant)

* We’ve been so encouraged by the quality of submissions and how far the competition has reached globally, we’ve decided to extend the submission deadline to August 31st. We want to continue to reach out to as many brilliant writers as possible, both nationally and internationally, and make their voices heard!
– 1st Prize £250, 2nd Prize £125, 3rd Prize £75
– Submissions deemed Highly Recommended will be printed alongside the top prize winners in a new anthology and receive a cash prize of £30
– All those printed in the anthology are entitled to a year’s free membership at the Nottingham Writers’ Studio…

Pop Malt

Full details Want to get paid to write articles? Can you move people with your words? We want to pay you for your writing! We’re constantly looking for quality writers who can contribute funny, uplifting, or other articles related to pop culture. The ideal candidates can produce engaging content that appeals to a wide demographic. Our readership is roughly 50/50 male and female, with 18-44 being our largest demographic. Our readers are single, dating, married, divorced, have kids, don’t have kids, etc, and are from a variety of walks of life.
We reserve the right to edit submissions for spelling/grammar, tone, length, etc. Please take a moment to browse our site and get a feel for our style. We prefer pieces that are down-to-earth, witty, and full of personality.
What to submit: Please keep first-time submissions between 750 and 1,500 words in length. Only content that has not previously been published will be considered.
COMEDY: Are people always telling you how funny yo…

After Dinner Conversations

Full details How do I submit? Read the instructions below to make sure are submitting the type of writing we are looking for. The best short story in the world will get turned down if it isn’t the kind of thing we are looking for. Basically, we are looking for The Trolley Problem in short story form. “Rainbow People Of The Glittering Glade” is a bit long for what we typically publish, but is a GREAT example of the kind of thoughtful, well written, story we love. As You Wish is a good example of the type of children’s story we publish. Proofread your work. We stop reading at the 3rd glaring typo. We aren’t kidding. We get a surprising number of submissions with typos and random font changes. Email your submission to submissions@afterdinnerconversation.comwith “After Dinner Conversation - Submission” in the Subject Line. Attach your story as .pdf document. If we can’t open it, it will be deleted. Put in the body of the email the following sentence, “I hate it when people spam submiss…

McNeese Review

Full details We are open for submissions of poetry and fiction for our Spring 2021 print issue from May 1-August 31, 2020. We are open to submissions of all types to Boudin, our online home, from July 15-March 31 each year. We also are occasionally open for Boudin mini-issues. We're accepting work (fiction, poetry, CNF, hybrid work) for our mini-issue on football until July 31.
Please note that we do not accept multiple submissions from the same writer within a reading period. Multiple submissions will be rejected immediately unless our editors have specifically requested that the writer submit again.
No material published in The McNeese Review or in Boudin may be reprinted or reproduced, in whole or in part, without the permission of the authors. We ask for ourselves only that The McNeese Review be credited with first publication. All print contributors receive one contributor copy. We are pleased to also offer a $50 honorarium to print contributors within the U.S. Con…

Cast of Wonders

Full details SubmissionsPlease check our schedule for detailed submission window timing. We do not accept submissions year-round.
Cast of Wonders is a young adult short fiction market, open to stories up to 6,000 words in length.
We’re dedicated to publishing fiction that reflects the entire spectrum of the human experience. We acknowledge the realities of unconscious bias and make our best effort to account for it during our review process. Read our full statement in support of lowering publishing’s barriers to entry for authors from historically underrepresented backgrounds below.
All submissions must be anonymous. Non-anonymous manuscripts will be rejected unread, and no permission granted to resubmit. Further detail is provided below.
One of our goals is to further the education of new writers of any age. These submission guidelines are lengthy and extensive. They aim to explain what we’re looking for, what we’ll do with your story, and where you can find further informat…

Aberdeen Arts Centre

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SCRIPTS & SKETCHES FOR OUR BRAND NEW PAGE TO STAGE EVENING Ages 18+ Have you ever fancied yourself as a playwright? Do you have a blank word document calling your name but you need a nudge in the right direction? A script in a drawer collecting dust that just needs a sprinkle of magic? We’re looking for scripts featuring up tothree characters (under 10 minutes in length) for our Page To Stage Evening in December 2020! The theme is MAGIC - will we see a tale of witches and warlocks or will you take us on a journey about the magic of freedom, love or lies?  The selected pieces will be performed ‘script in hand’ by a group of professional actors, and our bar will be open to serve a range of drinks including special edition magic potion cocktails to your friends, family and fan club!  WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR Submissions can include: A stand alone 10 minute piece featuring up to three characters. A sketch/several sketches up to 10 minutes in length feat…

Pank Magazine

Full details We hope you’ll share your writing with PANK. Since we are not a paying venue, we understand if you cannot, but we hope you will. We’re invested in sharp, honest, beautiful writing. Strangeness is a smallgod. We’re particularly interested in reading creative non-fiction and fiction, but please send poems, too. You may send (some combination of) 3 to 5 poems, a piece of fiction, or a piece non-fiction prose up to 7500 words. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please do us the courtesy of informing us right away if your work is accepted elsewhere. We are now accepting submissions for our Future Fridays – Artists 18 and Under. [].