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Moniack Mhor Writers' Awards

Full details   We run a number of Awards and Residencies designed to support writers at all stages of their career. The Jessie Kesson Fellowship This award was established in 2009 by Moniack Mhor to honour Jessie Kesson’s inspirational life and work. The successful candidate receives ... The Emerging Writer Award Winner of the 2020 Emerging Writer Award Rebecca Ferrier Rebecca Ferrier is a ghost-writer, editor and journalist. Her work has ... Travel Writing Award The Travel Writing Award was established to give a writer, living and working in Scotland, the opportunity to develop skills ... The Highland Book Prize The Highland Book Prize, established in 2017, celebrates the finest published work that recognises the rich landscape and cultural heritage ... Previous Awards and Fellowships Information about awards and fellowships that have been run at Moniack Mhor in the past ... Katharine Stewart Award Now Closed In recognition of the life and work of Katharine Ste

Gotham Book Prize

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Confingo Publishing

  Full details  CŌNFINGŌ MAGAZINE   Twice a year we publish a collection of new short fiction, poetry and art from around the world in a beautifully produced, print-only magazine.   We welcome the submission of original, unpublished work. Stories may be in any style or genre but should not exceed 5,000 words in length. Poems (maximum of three) should be no longer than 50 lines. Artwork must be available in high-res suitable for printing to A5.    If we intend to use a piece of submitted work, we will respond within three months of receiving it.   Authors/artists whose work is accepted for publication receive a payment of £20. We may feature excerpts from accepted work on our website and/or social media channels with full credit + links to artist/author website.   Fiction/Poetry Please  email your submission as an attachment to: Please  email your submission as an attachment to:        

Annick Press

  Full details  Annick Press is currently accepting submissions of picture books, middle grade fiction, YA fiction, and non-fiction for kids of all ages. Our stories feature contemporary themes (even if the setting is historical) and aim to instill kids with the joy of reading. We are committed to publishing diverse authors and illustrators and believe strongly in producing books that reflect our readers' own experiences while broadening their perspectives. In considering submissions, we prioritize #ownvoices representation of underrepresented and marginalized communities and identities. We encourage creators who identify as LGBTQ2SIA+, Indigenous, Black, and people of color to submit their work. We also encourage submissions from creators living with disabilities. In addition to reading our guidelines, we encourage all prospective authors to take a look at our current catalog to see if your manuscript might be a fit for us. P

Open Pen

  Full details We’re after short fiction with something to say. We publish three times a year and thus our it could take up to 4 months for us to read your review. Everyone reading your story is a volunteer, and it’s important that we all read submissions at the same time. One thing we’d suggest, before you submit, is that you take a look at some of the stories we’ve published here at Open Pen. It’s always good to know the sort of fiction a publication enjoys. Of course, we’re willing to take a look at anything. It’s important to remember that we are not confining submissions to a theme or specific type or style of prose. As long as it is between 1 and 3,000 words , it’s suitable for submission. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Perhaps check our FAQ section below first, though. Please note, we’re currently receiving between 400-500 submissions per period, and generally around 5 of those submissions will make it in. Submissions can come from

Bluemoose Books

  More details  We do not publish children's books, YA or poetry. Please send the first three chapters and a synopsis. Unfortunately we can’t get back to you straightaway but will do our best to let you know if we want to see the full manuscript hopefully within twelve weeks. Thanks for your patience. Submissions should be sent electronically to kevin [at] bluemoosebooks [dot] com.   Bluemoose Books is an independent publisher based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Kevin and Hetha Duffy started Bluemoose in 2006 and as a ‘family’ of readers and writers we’re passionate about the written word and stories. Stories are transformative and as publishers we delight in finding great new talent. We don’t have the heft of a London publishing house with the millions of pounds to promote our writers but we do manage through innovative marketing to get our books into high street bookstores and reviewed in the national press. If you’re looking for orange headed celebrity books, yo

Wyldblood Press

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  Full details  Brevity publishes well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or fewer) essay form. We have featured work from two Pulitzer prize finalists, numerous NEA fellows, Pushcart winners, Best American authors, and writers from India, Egypt, Ireland, Spain, Malaysia, Qatar, and Japan. We have also featured numerous previously-unpublished authors, and take a special joy in helping to launch a new literary career. Over the past year  Brevity  has averaged 10,000 unique visitors per month. Authors are paid a $45 honorarium for featured essays and craft essays. We are not currently able to pay for book reviews. If you would like to read an interview with our founder and editor-in-chief explaining his view of what makes a piece of flash nonfiction successful, you may do so here at River Teeth . Here is the link for submitting flash essays. For information on submitting Craft Essays, Book Reviews, and items for the Brevit

The Gravity of the Thing

  Full details  Short:  tell us a story in 3,000 words or less; we are interested in fiction, creative nonfiction, self-contained excerpts, and genre-bending forms. Flash:  a fiction, creative nonfiction, or genre-bending story under 500 words. Poetry:  share one or more poems, prose poems, or multimedia works for a combined count of 500 words or less. Six Words:  a story in six words; you may share up to five stories per submission, but only one will be chosen. Baring the Device:  essays for our Baring the Device column;  click here  to learn more. The Gravity of the Thing  publishes work on a rolling basis throughout its quarterly reading periods. A majority of submissions are read during the months of February, May, August, and November, so you can expect to hear back from us then—for updates, please  subscribe to our newsletter . We only accept previously unpublished work, and although simultaneous submissions are welcome you must notify us if your piece is accepte

Mistake House

  Full details  We accept the following as Word documents or PDFs only: Fiction: one story, maximum 5,000 words Poetry: up to three poems, maximum 40 lines per poem Mistake House welcomes fiction and poetry by writers currently enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs from around the world, including work by previously unpublished writers. We seek diverse voices that address the complex social concerns of our time as well as work that speaks to individual experience. We accept all submissions in English, and we particularly appreciate pieces that present new perspectives to the reader. Please provide a cover letter—no longer than one page—including: a brief bio; the name of the college or university you attend and your degree program or major; your contact info: and a brief statement about why your submitted work is a good fit for Mistake House . Mistake House acquires first North American publication rights. All rights revert to the author after publicati

Calyx Journal

 Full details  CALYX Journal CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women,  accepts submissions of poetry, short fiction, visual art, essays, reviews, and interviews annually from  October 1 – December 31 . We are always open for submissions of art and book reviews. PLEASE NOTE: In order to remain independent CALYX Journal has made the difficult decision to charge a submission/reading fee beginning in the fall of 2012. This fee is necessary to offset our costs and to allow us to maintain the exceptional quality of work that CALYX Journal is known for. Fees are $5.00 general and $3.00 student/low income per submission . Our online submission manager will automatically direct you to our PayPal account; if you are submitting via mail please include the fee with your submission. Submissions without payment will not be considered. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to reading your work.   The writer/artist guidelines are as follows: Prose  (i