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Park Publications

ALL ENTRIES TO COMPETITIONS MUST BE PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED (INCLUDING INTERNET) AND THE WRITER’S OWN WORK. POSTAL ENTRIES MUST BE TYPED OR WORD-PROCESSED ON SINGLE SIDES OF A4 PAPER (OR SIMILAR). IF YOU ENTER BY POST AND WISH TO BE ADVISED OF SAFE ARRIVAL PLEASE ENCLOSE A STAMPED, SELF-ADDRESSED POSTCARD. ENTRY FORMS ARE NOT REQUIRED BUT PLEASE ENCLOSE A COVER SHEET WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND TITLE OF ENTRY. AND DON’T FORGET THE USUAL SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE WITH CORRECT POSTAGE FOR RETURN OF UNSUCCESSFUL ENTRIES/CRITIQUE.EMAIL ENTRIES (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY) MUST BE IN THE MAIN BODY OF THE EMAIL AND NOT SENT AS AN ATTACHMENT. PLEASE INCLUDE TITLE OF STORY,APPROXIMATE WORD COUNT AND YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS INCLUDING POSTCODE. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY POST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. RESULTS OF ALL COMPETITIONS WILL APPEAR IN THE RELEVANT ISSUE OF SCRIBBLE. 

Paul Torday Prize

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aul Torday published his first novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen aged 60. The family have decided to set up this new prize in Torday's honour, celebrating first novels by authors aged 60 or over.

The winner will receive £1,000, with a set of Paul Torday's collected works. Runners-up will receive one specially selected Paul Torday novel with a commemorative book plate.
Entry to the 2020 prize is now open.

The deadline for entries is 30 November 2019 at 5pm (GMT).
Enter Now Important Information
Submissions must have been first published in the UK and Republic of Ireland between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019Submissions must be in English and must not be a translationSubmissions must be the author's first published full length fiction work, but they can have had works published of other lengths or other genres in the pastApplicants must be aged 60 or over at the date of first print publication of the novel and must be living at the date of submissionThe prize does not …

The Big Issue

Pitching Your Story Idea We accept unsolicited material, if it is polished and fits the tone and style of the magazine, is clearly targeted at a particular section of the magazine and falls within the word counts relevant to a particular section. (For example 750 words for 'My Word' submissions or 1800 for a four-page feature; see the attached 'Word Counts' information box.)
Alternatively, writers can pitch story ideas by email first. To be considered, your pitch should explain which section of the magazine the story is intended for, be one paragraph long, contain a topic sentence, a sample introductory sentence and explain the story angle, writing tone, suggested word length, a list of possible interviewees (if appropriate) and whether or not photographs and/or illustrative material is available. If your story is linked to a particular event (or date, or anniversary) you must pitch it at least two months before the event takes place. Important note…

Rebels Market

Here at the RebelsMarket blog, we’re always looking for interesting articles told from unique perspectives – which is why we offer $50 for freelance written articles!
We love articles that entertain, educate and inspire. If you have a strong opinion on why tattoos and fishnets are not acceptable office attire, great. Or if you think this is absolute bullshit - that's even better!
We’re looking for strong opinion pieces, written with a fearless tone. But this doesn’t mean we won’t accept well thought out ‘how to’ guides and articles that are a little more neutral. Let’s face it – learning how to style a gothic corset is pretty important!
If you’re interested in submitting a guest post for the RebelsMarket blog, please read on to find out what we’re looking for.

Guest Contributor GuidelinesHere are a few VERY important things to keep in mind before you submit your article to RebelsMarket:
We will not accept articles that have previously been published anywhere, in any format
We do…

New Orleans Review

Queer Issue (Fall 2020, #45) This is an open call for our queer issue, which will be published in fall 2020. We are seeking work in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from writers who identify as queer, and book reviews of queer books. While we are interested in work that directly relates to gender and sexual identity, we are equally interested in work by queer writers that does not directly address queerness. Our interviews will also feature queer artists. Honoraria are $175 per prose piece, and $50 per poem. Fiction (Spring 2021, #46) Submit fiction pieces up to 5,000 words. Flash fiction welcome. No previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Honorarium is $175 per piece, regardless of length.  Nonfiction (Spring 2021, #46) Submit nonfiction pieces up to 5,000 words. Flash nonfiction welcome. No previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Honorarium is $175 per piece, regardless of length.  Poetry (Spring 2021, #46) Submit up to five pages…

Crimson Street

What is Pulp?
According to Wikipedia, the pulp “magazines were best known for their lurid and exploitative stories and sensational cover art. Modern superhero comic books are sometimes considered descendants of ‘hero pulps’; pulp magazines often featured illustrated novel-length stories of heroic characters, such as The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Phantom Detective.”
Pulp magazines and the self-named pulp fiction which appeared in them were often seen as low quality, run of the mill literature. Literature for the masses.
In the context of Crimson Streets, Pulp is not a genre.  It is not to be confused with Hard Boiled Detective fiction or Noir Fiction, although these themselves may be considered pulp.

Fiction
Crimson Streets is looking for fiction with a focus on action and atmosphere over characterization. Stores can fall into the adventure, aviation, detective/mystery, fantasy, hard-boiled, gangster, horror/occult, masked-vigilante, noir, railroad, war, and western/cow…

Contrary

Submissions Form “Turning words into art is unnatural. It begins with a contrary attitude. It says, I am unhappy with the way things are and desire to make things different. Rather than represent the world, I will make something wildly and savagely new. I will defy logic. I will invest in new perceptions. I will combine and recombine and fabricate and juggle until something that I have never experienced is experienced. The process is alchemical. The process is violent. It goes to the heart of creativity. It disrupts and shatters. It is splendid with provocation. It is an aggression against banality. It is sharp and loud like a janitor scraping frost from a window. The hectic bounce of steam on a street after a truck roars by. The anarchy of waters, the comedy of the face, dangerous feelings vented from a cage of skin.” ~ John Olson

Poetry — We believe poetry is contrary by nature, always defying, always tonguing the tang of novelty. We look especially for plurality of mean…

Authors Publish

Submit to Authors Publish MagazinePlease read these guidelines thoroughly before submitting.  Submissions that do not meet these guidelines will not be responded to.
What We Publish
We only publish articles and eBooks about various aspects of writing and publishing. Most of what we publish is specific and focused on a particular aspect of publishing, such as agent or publisher reviews.

We pay between $25 and $50 per article. Most of our articles are between 250-1200 words in length.
We also pay $500 dollars for eBooks around 10,000 words.
What We Don’t Publish
We DO NOT publish creative writing. This means NO poetry, NO memoir, and NO fiction. We will not respond to these submissions.
We are NOT interested in any articles about freelance writing.
We also DO NOT publish reprints. The article you submit to us can not have been previously published on your blog or in another magazine. We ask for exclusive rights to publish your article, but after six months the rights revert to …

Zeno

Zeno Agency Ltd is a London-based literary agency specialising in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror. We are also expanding into other genres, such as crime and thrillers, women’s fiction and young adult fiction. Authors seeking representation should refer to our submission guidelines. We represent a top-drawer range of authors, both as primary agent and in association with a number of well-known agencies abroad. Our list comprises major brand-names, high profile award winners, talented debut authors and prestigious literary estates.

Founded in 2008, the company is solely run by John Berlyne. 2016 saw Louise Buckley join the company and she is currently an Associate Agent.  Zeno is a member of the Association of Author’s Agents and an affiliate member of SFWA. In late 2019, we welcomed Kristina Perez as an Associate Agent.

For Rights and Permissions, please refer to the individual client pages or contact us directly through the usual channels.

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Zoe Plant

Please review our submission guidelines.
Then email: plantqueries@thebentagency.com 

SEND MECommercial fictionCrime/thriller/mysterySpeculative fictionScience fiction and fantasyHorror fictionYAMiddle-grade
About ZoĆ« A Londoner by birth, I studied for my degree in Russian and Spanish at Cambridge and lived in Moscow for a year before making my way back to the UK to start my publishing career. I started out as an intern at the Bent Agency in 2014 and went on to spend five years working as a literary scout, scouring the UK market for the very best children’s and adult books to recommend to international publishers. I was named as one of the ’30 under 30′ publishing professionals to watch on the London Book Fair Trailblazer Awards shortlist in 2018. As an agent, I am delighted to now have the opportunity to work with talented authors to bring their books into the world, and I welcome submissions from authors based anywhere.

I am looking for commercial, exciting middle-grade, y…

PS Literary Agents

Submission Guidelines The P.S. Literary Agency represents both fiction and nonfiction in a variety of categories. Please read each individual agent profile below to help determine who is best suited to your project.
Note: We do not represent poetry or screenplays.
Curtis Russell – President & Principal Agent
Curtis is currently acquiring both fiction and nonfiction. In terms of fiction, he is seeking Literary, Commercial, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Romance, Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Picture Books. In terms of nonfiction, he is looking for Business, History, Politics, Current Affairs, Memoir, Health, Wellness, Sports, Humor, Pop Culture, Pop Science, and Pop Psychology. If you would like to send a query to Curtis, please review our submission guidelines below. If you would like to learn more about him, please click or tap here.
Carly Watters – Senior VP, Senior Literary Agent, and Director of Literary Branding
Carly is currently closed to queries.
Maria Vicente – Liter…

Celie Gore

Like so many of you, we are gravely alarmed by the present administration’s recent broad ban on refugees and immigrants from Muslim countries. Our hearts ache for the innocent people affected. We also fear the message sent by these bans to people within our country and to those outside of our borders. But we are also heartened by the immediate and widespread opposition these bans have met. And we’d like to do our part! Literary agents are in a unique position to help contribute to bringing more empathy, compassion, understanding and tolerance into this world through books. We seek out unheard voices so that others can hear them. We are a group of literary agents having an open call for book submissions by Muslim writers. We all agree that the current political climate demands a need for a greater presence of authors of Muslim heritage in the book marketplace. We are taking action to help make that happen. Here are instructions for submitting writers of Muslim heritage: …

Madeleine Milburn

For All SubmissionsPlease email your submissions, addressed to a specific agent, to one of the following. For ADULT submissions: submissions@madeleinemilburn.com, for CHILDREN'S & YA submissions: childrens@madeleinemilburn.com. We can no longer consider submissions sent by post, or return any that are.Address your submission to the specific agent you feel most suits your work. You can read about what each agent is looking for on the right.Put your name and the title of your manuscript in the subject line of the email, for example Abigail Bond THE FLIGHT.The manuscript and synopsis should be in Word format and 1.5 or double spaced. Please check the spelling before sending.Please do alert us via the submissions email address if other agents have requested your complete manuscript or you have an offer of representation.You should find all information concerning submissions on this page, but if you have any questions please email info@madeleinemilburn.com. It is not necessary…

KT Literary

We’re thrilled to be actively seeking new clients with great writing, unique stories, and complex characters, for middle grade, young adult, and adult.
Kate is looking only at young adult and middle grade fiction and selective nonfiction for those ages.Sara seeks authors in middle grade, young adult, and adult romance, erotica, science fiction, and fantasy.Renee is currently closed to queries.Hannah is interested in speculative fiction in young adult, middle grade, and adult.Hilary is seeking middle grade and young adult fiction. To query us, please select one of the agents at kt literary at a time. If we pass, you can feel free to submit to another. Please email your query letter and the first three pages of your manuscript in the body of the email to either Kate at katequery@ktliterary.com, Sara at saraquery@ktliterary.com, Hannah at hannahquery@ktliterary.com, or Hilary at hilaryquery@ktliterary.com.
The subject line of your email should include the word “Query” along w…

Janklow and Nesbit

hank you for considering Janklow & Nesbit for your submission. We invest a lot of time and effort into reviewing unsolicited manuscripts and particularly in championing first-time authors, and we would be delighted to hear from you.
Please follow the guidelines below to make it easier for us to review your work. If we are interested in reading or hearing more, you will receive a response within eight weeks from submission.

Please note that we do not accept postal submissions, and that we do not consider screenwriters or scripts.
Formatting:
Please title all documents and your email with your full name and the title of your work for ease of reference. Your submission should be double-spaced, size 12 and in a reasonable font.
If you are submitting fiction, you should include a covering letter, synopsis, and either the first three chapters or the first fifty pages, whichever you feel is appropriate. Your covering letter and synopsis should ideally be no longer than a page e…

Holyroyde Cartey

We only accept submissions via email. We really try to respond to every submission, and aim to do so in about six weeks but if you do not hear from us I’m afraid this means that we do not feel that your work is suitable for us and we will delete your personal information from our system. Just because it’s not for us doesn’t mean it’s not for anyone, and you should continue to try other agents.
We haven’t got time to acknowledge receipt of emails, and, sorry, but we won’t take any action when we receive a bounce back so please ensure you’re submitting from a functioning email address.

COVER LETTER We’d like to know who you are and why you’re in touch with us.

AUTHORS Please email a synopsis and the full manuscript as separate attachments formatted in Word. Other formats make us sigh and slow down our response time. Please label your attachment with the title and your name rather than ‘sample’ or ‘first_three_chapters. Picture book authors, we’d ideally like to see up to thre…

Marria Carvainis Agency

Submissions Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc. represents a wide range of fiction and non-fiction with special interest in literary and mainstream fiction, mystery and suspense, thrillers, historicals, contemporary women’s fiction, young adult and middle grade, memoir, biography, history, business, psychology, pop culture and popular science. If you would like to query the agency, please send a query letter, a synopsis of the work, first 5-10 pages, and note of any writing credentials.
Please email queries to mca@mariacarvainisagency.com. All attachments must be either Word documents or PDF files.
We also accept queries by mail:
Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc.
Attention: Query Department
1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2915
New York, NY 10020
If you want your materials returned to you, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Otherwise, please be sure to include your email address. We typically respond to queries within one month, if not earlier.
The agency does not …

Fraser Ross

Like all Literary Agencies, we receive a high volume of submissions of all kinds, so it is important that you give yourself the best chance by preparing well before sending your work.
So before you press the send button, consider the following questions:
Have you researched the market?
Like anybody looking for work in any industry, find out as much as you can. Visit bookshops and libraries, talk to booksellers and librarians. You’ll find more on our Getting Published page.
Are you ready?
Please don’t submit unfinished work; we want to see writing and illustration at a stage at which you consider it publishable.
Avoid wasting your own time
We do not consider poetry, playscripts, screenplays or individual short stories.
Attention to detail
Many writers undermine their own work with undisciplined spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Then consider your potential publisher and readers:
A publisher wants to publish good books that will sell in quantity, and, if possible, internation…

ECLA

Emerald City Literary represents picture books, middle grade, young adult, and children’s nonfiction. We welcome submissions with LGBTQ+ themes and/or diverse characters as well as traditionally underrepresented authors.
Please do not query with screenplays, poetry, short stories, or any projects aimed at an adult audience
Only query one agent at a time, and please make sure they represent what you’re sending. Each ECLA agent specializes in a select few of the above genres. (i.e., we do not ALL represent picture books.)
To find out what each agent represents, please visit their page:
Mandy Hubbard
Linda Epstein
Garrett Alwert

David Black Agency

To query an individual agent, please follow the specific query guidelines outlined in the agent’s profile. Not all agents are currently accepting unsolicited queries.
To query the agency, please send a 1-2 page query letter describing your book, and include information about any previously published works, your audience, and your platform. Remember that this letter is our introduction to your work and who you are as an author and, if applicable, an expert in your field. If someone kindly referred you to us, do please let us know. You must include a self-addressed stamped envelope in order to receive a response.
Helpful reminders:
-Do not forget to include contact information
-Please allow a minimum of 8 weeks for a response
–Do not email your query (unless an agent specifies this preference); NB: Email queries are often held by spam filters and may not be received.
-If you’re not querying a particular agent, you can address your query to David Black/The David Black Agency
-W…

Christine Green

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We are always on the look-out for new talent. We focus on fiction, both adult and YA, literary and commercial, and are happy to consider narrative non-fiction. We are looking for strong voices and stories with narrative drive. We do not handle children's books, genre science-fiction/fantasy, poetry or scripts.
How to Submit We would like to see: 1. a short covering letter
2. a one or two page synopsis
3. the first three chapters of your completed manuscript We prefer to receive submissions by email, addressed to info@christinegreen.co.uk; we do not accept submissions by fax or CD. We cannot return your paper submissions unless you provide a stamped SAE. We prefer exclusive submissions, and if you are submitting your work to every agent in the handbook then we ask that you pass us by. If you are targeting a few select agencies and are made an offer before we have responded, please do us the kindness of lettin…

Andrew Nurnberg

We look at everything we are sent and do not charge a reading fee. We represent fiction, non-fiction and children’s fiction. We do not represent children’s picture books or scripts for film, TV, radio or theatre.

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Henshaw Short Story Prize

1st Prize£200, 2nd Prize£100, 3rd Prize£50
            The entry fee is £6 and the fee for a critique is £12.

Competition Rules

1. Entries must be a fictional short story of up to 2000 words on any theme.

2. Entries must be on A4, double spaced and page numbered with the title on each page..

3. All entries must be the original work of the Author, must not have been published before the date of submission and must be accompanied by a single information page containing the author's name, address and telephone number.
4. The Author's name must not appear as a title or in the body of any page other than the author information page.

5. Entries received after the closing date will not be considered.

6. Do keep a copy of your entry, manuscripts cannot be returned.

7. The judges’ view is final and no correspondence will be entered into in connection with the award of the prizes.

8. Prize Winning Stories will be published on this site.

9. Entries may be made by E mail (preferred), as a…

Flash 500

Ongoing competition for flash fiction up to 500 words


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Retreat West

Retreat West was founded by novelist and short story writer, Amanda Saint, in 2012. So far some of the people that have worked with us include Man-Booker Prize shortlisted author, Alison Moore; multi-award-winning short story writer, Vanessa Gebbie; Polari Prize winning-novelist and founder of the London Short Story Festival, Paul McVeigh; and the head of the Faber Academy’s fiction programme, novelist and poet, Richard Skinner.
We’ve also worked with top literary agents for the First Chapter competitions, including Jo Unwin in association with Rogers, Coleridge & Wright; Susan Armstrong, at Conville & Walsh; Jenny Savill, at Andrew Nurnberg Associates; Laura Williams at Peters, Fraser and Dunlop; Diana Beaumont at Marjacq; and Sarah Hornsley at The Bent Agency.
In 2017 what we do was expanded and Retreat West Books independent press was launched. We’re publishing anthologies of the winning stories in the annual Retreat West Competitions, as well as commissioni…

Wild Lot Press

Now Seeking: Pitches for Essays, Photo Essays, Interviews, and Book Reviews We are currently taking pitches for the following categories of writing to publish online here at wildlotpress.com. Fuller descriptions of these categories, as well as the pay scale, follow.
Essays—illustrated or notPhoto essaysBook reviewsInterviews We prefer pitches over completed pieces (although we will consider completed work). Pitches can (and probably should) be brief. However, they must include specific details called for in the category breakdowns below. Bios, too.
We are not a magazine or literary journal; we publish one piece at a time and there is no schedule. The upshot is, we’re looking for really special pieces of high quality (which is also reflected in the pay scale). Work published here may be subsequently published in print. We are open to publishing previously published work, as long as you can demonstrate you hold the rights and it is not available by click. However the pay …

Fairlight Books

Literary Submissions – How to submit your Novel, Novella or Short Story
Fairlight Books is open to literary submissions of short stories, novellas (between 25,000 and 50,000 words) and novels. We are happy to accept submissions of longer fiction direct from authors.
Literary submissions should be sent to us at: Submissions@FairlightBooks.com
Please mark the submission clearly to state whether it is a literary submission of a short story or longer fiction.  If you are sending longer fiction, please send the first 10,000 words only.
Please include a short letter or email telling us about yourself and your writing (often called a ‘Query Letter’). For longer fiction, please also include a one-page Synopsis of the novella’s or novel’s storyline.
If you are submitting your manuscript directly to us, we would please ask you to take a few minutes to read through the submissions guidelines below, which apply generally, as well as those which apply to submissions of short stories o…

City Owl Press

Submission Requirements Finished manuscripts only.
For novels, manuscripts should have the word count of 50,000 and up. For novellas, manuscripts should have the word count of 20,000-50,000. Please only submit manuscripts that have been through at least two rounds of edits. These do not have to be professional edits (that's our job!), but they should be self-edited, beta read, or partner critiqued.

If the submission is unsolicited, you must send a query and the first ten pages. Manuscripts should be pasted into the body of the email. Do not worry about formatting. All work should be author’s original.

Plagiarism of any type will not be accepted.

III. FAQs 1. My novel does not fall neatly into one category. May I still submit?
Yes, we are open to novels that may be a mix of categories or sub-genres, as long as they fall in some way into the categories above. An example would be Romantic Suspense with Paranormal elements.

2. How do you define New Adult?
Any novel that falls in…

Upstreet Mag

Submitting to upstreet We invite you to submit your fiction and creative nonfiction for the next issue of upstreet. Please read these guidelines carefully. If they are not followed, your submission will not be considered.
upstreet does not consider unsolicited poetry submissions. Only poems submitted by invitation will be read. Queries about poetry may be made to poetry1@upstreet-mag.org.We take submissions only through the upstreet Submission Manager, an online system that will be found here.The submission period for upstreet is from September 1 to March 1. The Submission Manager will take work only within that time period.The Submission Manager provides a form to enter the author’s name, address, phone number, and email. A brief bio and other information may be entered in the comments field.Please do not submit previously published works, or more than two fiction and two nonfiction pieces per issue.Fiction and nonfiction pieces must be 5,000 words or less. Each item should be s…

Hippocampus Magazine

These guidelines were updated and page reorganized a bit on Dec. 10, 2018. Please read them carefully before submitting; there’s a lot covered here. Our guidelines were shorter at one time, but we try to address all of the questions ahead of time. We can’t wait to read your work! (Already read our new guidelines? Go to our Submittable page now.)

NOTE: If you’re not already on our mailing list, please consider subscribing so that you’ll always be up to date on submissions announcement including open reading periods, special calls, etc.
Looking for a literary magazine that accepts personal essays? Hippocampus Magazine enthusiastically considers unsolicited, previously unpublished creative nonfiction submissions in the following categories:
memoir excerpt – a self-contained portion (chapter or selection) of a larger, book-length work – 4,000 words maxpersonal essay – a short narrative reflecting on a particular life experience or observation – 4,000 words maxflash creative nonfiction