Showing posts from October, 2021

The Paul Torday Memorial Prize

  Full submissions  Deadline for entries: Monday 30 November 2021 The novel must have been first published in the UK and Republic of Ireland between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021. The novel must be a full length work by a living author.  The book must be in the English language and cannot be a translated work.  The novel 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 past. The author(s) must be aged 60 or over at the date of first print publication of the novel and living at the date of submission. In the event that the author is shortlisted, they will be asked to provide proof of age.  There are no residence or nationality restrictions. We cannot accept books that are only available in e-format or that are self-published or where the author has contributed or paid for the costs of publishing. Submissions must be made by the print publisher.  2021 Paul Torday Prize Winner Kath

Aeon Award

 Full details  Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest – Full Rules & Guidelines Welcome! Scroll down to find the rules and guidelines for entering your short story in the International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest . The Aeon Award is a prestigious fiction writing competition for short stories in any speculative fiction genre , i.e. fantasy , science fiction , horror or anything in-between or unclassifiable . The contest has been running since 2004 and has a Grand Prize of €1000 and publication in Albedo One ! Second and third place contest prizes are €200 and €100 as well as guaranteed publication in Albedo One , the leading Irish magazine of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Each year the contest opens on January 1st and closes on November 30th . Rules & Guidelines in Brief (1) If your story is science fiction, fantasy or horror, is less than 10,000 words in length and has not been previously published, simply paste it into the body of an email with your conta

Head Press

  Full details  Submitting material to Headpress If you have a nonfiction book proposal or ideas that you think we may be interested in, please get in touch via the General & Editorial email below . At this stage submit a brief outline of the propsal plus other relevant info, and a short text sample within the body of the email. Do not include attachments . Allow four weeks for a reply (send a gentle reminder if you haven’t heard from us in that time). Note: Headpress isn’t publishing fiction, prose or poetry. Check out our FAQs Translation rights and film, TV & media options Press enquiries

Dark Peninsula Press

 Full details  See site for open calls. 

Susnspot Literary Journal

  Full details Sunspot Literary Journal offers an Editor's Prize of $35 for each digital edition (four times per year), and an Editor's Prize of $50 for the annual print edition (published once per year). Artwork selected for a digital or print cover will be paid $20. Visit to download digital editions for free. We welcome prose from flash fiction and poetry to stories and essays, including scripts and screenplays, up to 49,000 words. Genre categories are accepted along with literary works. Poetry can be up to 1,250 lines. Translations welcome. Please note the word count in your cover letter.  One piece per prose submission (except poetry). Use the correct form according to the length of your prose and poetry. Works longer than allowed by the form used will be declined unread. Artists can submit one or two items using different forms. The Fast Flux options offer a one-week turnaround for prose and art. Poets receive a two-week turnaround, with most

Saudi Historical Fiction Awards

  Full details  The Historical Novel Society (HNS) and The King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (DARAH) are proud to announce the inaugural Saudi Historical Fiction Awards. £30,000 in prizes are to be offered annually to writers of English language historical fiction with Saudi settings . The Saudi Historical Short Story Award has a first prize of £10,000 and 5 runners up prizes of £1,000. The Saudi Historical Novel Award has a first prize of £10,000, a runner up prize of £3,000 and a 3rd prize of £2,000. Here is a brief bibliography and introduction to key incidents in Saudi history. A partnership between HNS and DARAH serves one of the founding principles of HNS, to promote historical fiction in all its forms, and one of the founding principles of DARAH, to serve the history and heritage of Saudi Arabia by helping research, access to scholarship and publication. HNS and DARAH agree that the judging the AWARDS will be without prejudice to any concern excep