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Catherine Cho

Full details Catherine is a Literary Agent specialising in adult fiction and non-fiction. She is also the Digital Rights Manager overseeing digital strategy at the Agency.
Catherine studied English at New York University and received a JD from the University of Hong Kong. After leaving a career in law and public affairs, Catherine began her publishing career at Folio Literary Management in New York as a contracts manager and literary assistant. She then moved to Curtis Brown in London, as an assistant to Jonny Geller, where she worked with clients such as John le Carré, Nigella Lawson and David Nicholls. She was promoted to Associate Agent in 2018, building a list of reading group fiction and non-fiction authors.
She joined Madeleine Milburn Ltd in 2019.
A believer in the power of story, Catherine is passionate about discovering new voices.
Actively looking for: upmarket and literary novels in the vein of Elizabeth Strout, Chimamanda Adichie and Ann Patchett; fascinating …

West Sussex Mind Competiton

Full details Open for entries until the end of September, our short story competition has been launched as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.
West Sussex Mind’s community fundraising programme lead Sarah Palmer - who is also a creative writing tutor at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (MET, Worthing) - said, ‘I can’t wait to get reading the entries, especially given that the final judge is the wonderful Rosanna Ley. I really can’t think of a finer way to raise funds for the amazing work West Sussex Mind does, particularly at this time, than to encourage creative activities.’
Word limit: 2,500 maximum, no minimum Entry fee: £7 for the first entry, and £5 for subsequent entries Closing date: midnight, 30 September 2020 Prizes: £100; £50; £25 plus an additional £25 prize for the best submission from a West Sussex resident. Rosanna Ley (rosannaley.com) is the best-selling author of The Lemon Tree Hotel, Her Mother’s Secret, The Little Theatre by the Sea, Last Danc…

TA Translation Prize

Full detailso, it’s recognising new talent in the translation profession, but also those editors who take a chance on a debut and then work with them to make them better – a role we all depend on, but don’t acknowledge often enough.’
Daniel Hahn The TA First Translation Prize is an annual £2,000 prize for a debut literary translation into English published in the UK and Ireland. The Prize is shared between the translator and their editor.
It was established in 2017 and generously endowed by Daniel Hahn, with support from the British Council.
The 2019 TA First Translation Prize, for translations published between April 2018 and March 2019, went to Morgan Giles for a translation of Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri, edited by Saba Ahmed (Tilted Axis Press). 
Entry to the 2020 TA First Translation Prize is now open.
The deadline for entries is SATURDAY 1 AUGUST, 12PM (GMT)
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Imison Radio Script

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Full details The 2021 Imison Award is now open for entries, celebrating new talent and outstanding achievement in UK audio drama.Awarding £3,000 to the best original script by a writer new to audio drama, the Imison Award is calling for entries that are 'fresh, combative, provocative, diverse' – with entries judged by the Society of Authors’ Scriptwriters Group (SWG) committee.
This year's Imison Award was won by Vicky Foster for Bathwater, awarded at the BBC Audio Drama Awards in February 2020.
Scriptwriters Group chair David Morley said:
“Drama has never needed new voices more than today. The Imison Award celebrates writers new to audio productions and we want to read your scripts. The BBC is no longer the only platform in town, and if you have had an original dramatic work published via podcast this year, then enter the competition. Surprise us. We don’t want to read yet another dull Radio 4 Afternoon play, or anything that sounds like The Archers. We want …

Post Apoclypse

Full details Post ApocalypseTo commemorate the 40th anniversary of the publication of Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban, we are looking for poems and short stories which respond to the themes of this novel. Write about an area, a society, a world before, during or after a nuclear disaster, a pandemic, a deluge or any other disaster. You might narrow the scope to write about an individual’s personal disaster. The mood can be negative or positive. Your work might even reflect Hoban’s interest in the distortion of historical memory and of language. It’s not necessary to read the novel but we hope you do! More information about the novel PrizesPoetry First: The Canterbury Christ Church University Poetry Prize of £200 Second: £100 Third: £50
Judged by Dorothy Lehane Max word count: 60 lines Prose First: The SaveAs Writers’ International Prose Prize sponsored by Professor Geralyn Pinto of £200 Second: £100 Third: £50
Judged by Sonia Overall Max word count: 3500 Entry fees £3 per poem £8 f…

Poetry Space Competition

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Full details his year’s judge will be Bobby Parker Bobby Parker is a working class writer and visual artist currently based in the West Midlands. He has written articles and a poetry column for The Quietus, who also published a long piece about him called ‘Stalking Bobby Parker’ by Faber poet Richard Scott in 2013. He received a grant from The Society of Authors in 2015 and tutored for The Poetry School in 2017. Bobby tours regularly, with poetry readings and talks about mental illness, addiction and class issues. His published poetry collections include the critically-acclaimed ‘Blue Movie’ (Nine Arches Press, 2014) and ‘Working Class Voodoo’ (Offord Road Books, 2018).
Bobby is looking forward to reading all your poems.
Prizes this year:
£500 for the winner
£250 for 2nd place
£100 for 3rd
Book prizes for seventeen shortlisted poets and for the top three prize winners. Complimentary copies of the prizewinners anthology for the top 20.

Rules for entering:
Poems must be your …

Eric Gregory Trust Fund Awards

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Full details he Eric Gregory Awards, for a collection by poets under the age of 30, were founded in 1960 by the late Dr Eric Gregory for the encouragement of young poets.



Susannah Dickey for Bloodthirsty for MarriageNatalie Linh Bolderston for Divinations on SurvivalRoseanne Watt for Moder DyKadish Morris for Poor but SexyAmina Jama for A Warning to the House That Holds MeThe 2021 Awards will open for submissions on 4 August and the deadline for entries will be 31 October 2020 at 5pm (GMT).
Important informationApplicants must be under the age of 30 on the 31 March 2021Applications must be a British National, or resident in Great Britain and Northern Ireland of the Commonwealth for three years prior to the date of submission for the awardSubmissions must be in EnglishSubmissions may be a published or unpublished volume of poetry, drama-poems or belles-lettresSubmissions must be no more than 30 poemsSubmissions must not have been previously submitted for the Eric Gregory AwardsFor …

Earlyworks Short Story Comeptition

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Full details Competition Judge Lynne Walsh For more information please visit the editor's blog here
RULES AND CONDITIONSThe competition is open to anyone over 16.Closing date 31 October 2020. Winners will be notified in January 2021.Entry fee £5 per story up to 4000 words. £10 for over 4000. Maximum 8000 words.Stories must be the work of the entrant, previously unpublished, and not simultaneously entered for other competitions.The judges’ decision is final. No discussion will be entered into.Entries are not returnable and cannot be acknowledged without SAE marked for that purpose.Copyright remains with the author although Earlyworks Press reserves the right to publish winning entries in an anthology or online during 2021.Submission of work will be taken as acceptance of rules and conditions. Privacy When you enter a competition, you send us your contact details. Name and email address are essential – you may also wish to include alternative contact details, such as a postal ad…

Cosmic Robots

Full details See site for details.

Constellary

Full detailsConstellary Tales is a pro market for science fiction and fantasy. 
Read our welcome editorial for an idea about the kind of stories we wantWe welcome stories from authors — and about characters — of all backgroundsWe will consider stories from 1,000 to 3,500 words in lengthPlease wait two months before queryingWe pay US $0.08 per word upon publication for first publication rights (print and audio) and nonexclusive reprint rightsSubmit stories in William Shunn manuscript format And a short list of no’s
No simultaneous or multiple submissionsNo stories published elsewhere (including anywhere online)No stories without a necessary speculative elementNo horror storiesNo stories set in someone else’s intellectual property (i.e., no fan fiction)No email submissions; if the submission form is not available on this page, then submissions are currently closed

Clarkesworld Magazine

Full details Clarkesworld Magazine is a Hugo, World Fantasy, and British Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine that publishes short stories, interviews, articles, and audio fiction. Issues are published monthly and available on our website, for purchase in ebook format, and via electronic subscription. All original fiction is also published in our annual anthology series from Wyrm Publishing. We are currently open for art, non-fiction, and short story submissions.
Fiction Guideliness Non-Fiction Guidelines Art Guidelines Fiction Guidelines Word Limit:1000-22000 words, no exceptions
Pay Rate:10¢ per word. Payment via PayPal or check. (International authors may request wire transfers.)
Genres:Science fiction and fantasy. No horror, but dark SF/F is permitted.
Language:English (We accept stories from all over the world. Translations are welcome and encouraged.)
Rights:We claim first world electronic rights (text and audio), first print rights, and non-exclusive single …

The Centropic Oracle

Full submissionsThe Centropic Oracle is looking for science fiction and fantasy stories that make you feel and think. In our opinion good fiction – particularly SF and Fantasy – should challenge us to examine our own lives and beliefs. It should force us to reflect on how we fit into the world and what it takes to make the world a better place by our being in it. We aren’t looking for things that will give us answers to those questions, but that doesn’t mean your story shouldn’t have a resolution (good, bad, or indifferent!) to its conflict.

What we do not accept:

- erotica of any description;- gratuitous graphic violence;- profanity - we want to be family friendly. We hope our content inspires dinner table talks;- anything to do with zombies;- pieces that are nothing but proselytization of a religious or political perspective;- racist, homophobic, misogynistic, or misandrist works;- fan fiction – it must be an original story that you own all the…

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

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Full details What We Want Beneath Ceaseless Skies publishes “literary adventure fantasy”: stories with a secondary-world setting and some fantasy feel, but written with a literary approach.
Secondary-World Setting: We want stories set in what Tolkien called a “secondary world”: some other world that is different from our own primary world in some way. It could be different in terms of zoology (non-human creatures), ecology (climate), or physical laws (the presence of magic).
It could be set on Earth but an Earth different from our modern-day primary world in terms of time (the pre-modern historical past of our real-world Earth) or history (alternate history from our Earth’s history). It could have a “pre-tech” level of technology, or steampunk technology, or magic as technology, or anything else that’s not advanced or modern technology. However, the setting should contain some element that is in some way fantastical, and the qualities of the setting should have some bearin…

Baen

Full details See web-site for rolling competitions

Evernight

Full details We're looking for new and established authors to join Evernight Publishing!

Evernight has been a popular indie publisher since 2010. We are not a vanity publisher. You never pay to have your book published with us.  Upon final acceptance, your book will be edited, assigned an ISBN, and one of our cover artists will create an eye-catching cover.  It will be available for sale through our site and also sold at many popular third-party distributors.

Books that meet word count and sales requirements, either alone or in an anthology, will also be considered for POD publication for book signings and events.
Authors earn 45% gross royalties from sales off our website and  45% net royalties from our distributors.  Anthology authors earn 50% gross royalties from sales off our website and 50% net royalties from our distributors.We are currently accepting completed manuscripts of 10,000 up to 100,000 words in all sub-genres of romance and erotic romance. Regular Submissio…

Harlequin

Full details Harlequin is always on the lookout for talented writers—from established authors to those just starting their writing careers.
We publish a wide range of content and welcome writers from all backgrounds, cultures and communities to submit to the romance series or trade imprint best suited to their unique voice and story. We want to ensure all readers will see themselves reflected in the books we publish, and as such, are committed to publishing diverse and inclusive voices and stories. Get to know our various imprints and editorial lines to find out where you might fit into Harlequin's extensive publishing program.


Harlequin Series (sometimes known as "Category Romance") and Carina Press accept unagented submissions from authors. To submit to a romance series, click on the links below. Please submit to only one series at a time, with only one submission at a time. We accept submissions in English only. For writing tips and advice from our edito…

Boroughs

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Full details Are you an author? Fantastic. We adore authors. We’re seeking submissions from writers who can deliver the emotional punch readers crave. Space cowboys, gargoyles, the hunk next-door and crusty cops are welcome. Boroughs Publishing Group will not limit your imagination; we encourage creative freedom. Stick to the tropes of the genre or push the envelope, as long as you’re providing well written incredible story-telling we’re game.
We are seeking ROMANCE & WOMEN'S fiction
in the following sub-genres:Contemporary DystopianEroticaFantasyHistoricalLGBTQ+Multi-culturalNew AdultParanormalRegencySuspense/ThrillersUrban FantasyYoung Adult In general:We are a Romance and Women's Fiction publishing house with digital and print on demand distribution.We accept non-agented and agented submissions.Unpublished authors please submit your entire completed MS. Published authors may submit the first three chapters of completed works.Standard word counts are: 40,000 - 60…

Hoot

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Full details We accept fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry, and book reviews year-round. Graphic fiction/non-fiction also welcome, but it must fit on a postcard.  We publish only one (1!) piece in print form each month– we publish 1-4 pieces in our online issue. We accept work on a rolling basis–you can expect to hear from us within a month to six months if we’re on schedule, which we are about 50% of the time. Even though it might take us a short spell to get back to you, we try to offer personal feedback – especially upon request.
ALL PROSE: <150 words. We’re not going to count them, but…we mean it.ALL POETRY: <10 lines (if it’s more, be open to “creative reformatting”), but still <150 words.  Remember, it has to fit on a postcard!BOOK REVIEWS: These will be published online, or on the back of a postcard when possible. Still <150 words. Must be of a recently published book (within the last year). The book must be published by an independent or small press. Yo…

VQR

Full details Editorial Philosophy VQR strives to publish the best writing we can find. While we have a long history of publishing accomplished and award-winning authors, we also seek and support emerging writers. A look at one of our latest issues will show you the diversity of voices we publish.
GenresPoetry: All types and length.Short Fiction: Length is from 3,500–8,000 words. We are generally not interested in genre fiction (such as romance, science fiction, or fantasy).Nonfiction: Length is 3,500–9,000 words. We publish literary, art, and cultural criticism; reportage; historical and political analysis; and travel essays. We publish few author interviews or memoirs. In general, we are looking for nonfiction that looks out on the world, rather than within the self. General GuidelinesWe only consider unpublished work. Please do not submit previously published material, including work published in anthologies, chapbooks, or online.We only accept submissions online via S…

Triquarterly

Full details hank you for your interest in TriQuarterly, the literary journal of Northwestern University. TriQuarterly is edited by students in the Litowitz MFA+MA Graduate Creative Writing Program and the MA in Creative Writing in the School of Professional Studies. Alumni of these programs and other readers also serve as editorial staff. We welcome submissions in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, video essay, short drama, and hybrid work from established as well as emerging writers. We are especially interested in work that embraces the world and continues, however subtly, the ongoing global conversation about culture and society that TriQuarterly pursued from its beginning in 1964. We also accept craft essays and interviews, which we publish throughout the year.
How to Submit:
We accept all submissions through Submittable, an online submissions system. There is no charge to create a Submittable account, but please note that we do charge a small reading fee to help cover …

The Five Two

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Full details  Guidelines by Gerald So

Each Monday, I post the Five-Two Poem of the Week, an original poem in text and audio/video. I reprint each year's total fifty-two poems in annual ebooks.

Submissions always open: Honest, powerful reactions to what you see as crime. 60 lines or fewer per poem. Open to any form or style, including free verse and prose poem. Open to any tone (dark, light, serious, humorous) that rings true.

The Five-Two's purpose is to bear witness to current and historical crime poetically, so the feeling behind the poem reaches countless readers, mirroring the tragic impact of any crime. With a new sense of this impact, may we go forward working peacefully to prevent crime.

Original, unpublished work only. No simultaneous submissions. No work that has appeared anywhere in print or online—including personal blogs, critique groups, message boards, and anything similar.

Before submitting, you may want to read some archived poems, writing advice posts

Tears in the Fence

Full details an independent, international literary magazine HomeAdvertisingFestivalLinksMentoringOnline WorkshopsAboutFrom Recent IssuesNotesSubmissionsSubscribe/DonateBlogContact Submissions We invite submissions of poetry, prose poems, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, translations, interviews and reviews. We do not accept simultaneous submissions or previously published material. There is no set theme. However, we are looking for the unusual, perceptive, risk-taking as well as the imagistic, lived and visionary. Some linkage between language use and more than one event in any line would grab the editor’s attention. We receive more than 1200 poems per month and aim to respond to every submission within two months. This could be longer if a poem is shortlisted. We recommend buying the latest issue of the magazine to obtain a stronger sense of our requirements. We publish a diversity of styles and approaches in the belief that there is more than one or two ways …