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Clare Wallace

 Full details  Literary Agent Clare joined the Darley Anderson Agency in January 2011. Clare is building both the Darley Anderson Children’s Agency and the Darley Anderson Illustration Agency lists and is scouting for new authors of picture books, middle grade, teenage, YA and illustrators. Clare also represents a boutique list of commercial and accessible literary women’s fiction but is closed to new submissions. At the Agency Clare represents authors in adult fiction both in the UK and the US including Sophie Cousens, Kerry Fisher, Pat Sowa, Phaedra Patrick, Polly Ho-Yen, Martyn Ford, Tom Ellen, Honor Cargill-Martin, Deirdre Sullivan and Beth Reekles. For a list of Clare's children's clients, please go to our children's website. Clare formerly assisted the Luxton Harris Ltd literary agency. Graduating with a first from a BA in Creative Writing and Cultural Studies at Bath Spa University, Clare went on to gain a distinction on the MA in Creative

Farnham Flash Competition

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Full details   The Farnham Flash Fiction Competition is co-ordinated and facilitated by Creative Catalogues and Sally Dickson. Have you a 500-word-story waiting to be written?  How to enter: 1. Format your story as a Word doc, font 12px Times New   Roman, double spaced. Add word count. 2. Please do not include your name, pen name or identifier on your competition submission 3. Pay £5 competition entry fee using Paypal  4. Forward your PayPal receipt by email to competition@FarnhamFlashFestival.org.uk and attach your document 5. Please put : FLASH FICTION SUBMISSION together with the title and author in the subject line 6. In the body of the email include:     a. Your name  ​    b. Name of

The Dark Magazine

  Full details  Submission Guidelines Submission Procedures All submissions should follow proper manuscript format ( modern edition, preferably). Submissions should be emailed to submissions@thedarkmagazine.com  Please attach all submissions in .doc or rtf format—we will not accept submissions embedded in the body of email. Include your bio in your cover letter.  Guidelines for Fiction The Dark  is an online magazine published monthly. We are seeking fiction 2,000 – 6,000 words. What we publish : • Horror • Dark Fantasy Don’t be afraid to experiment or to deviate from the ordinary; be different—try us with fiction that may fall out of “regular” categories. However, it is also important to understand that despite the name, The Dark is not a market for graphic, violent horror.  We will not consider multiple submissions. Submit once and wait for a response before sending anything else. There is no wait period after a rejection. We will not consi

Vriginia Quarterly Review

 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. Genres Poetry: 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 Guidelines We only consider unpublished work. Please do not submit previously published material, including work published in anthologies, chapbooks, or online. We only accept submissions online

New Walk Magazine

  Full details   Please see site

The Whte Review

  Full submissions  What we’re looking for    We publish reviews, essays, long-form interviews with artists and writers, fiction, poetry and series of artworks. The print issue  is published three times a year, and new online content is published weekly.   Please take a look at our website and previous issues to familiarise yourself with the kind of work we publish.    We consider all submissions for print and online, bearing in mind our print features are a minimum of 1,500 words, with the exception of poetry.   How to submit to  THE WHITE REVIEW    All submissions, both fiction and non-fiction, must be in English and previously unpublished. Submissions should include a short author’s bio. Translations are welcome and should be accompanied by a copy of the original text.   We accept pitches for essays, reviews and interviews, in addition to drafts. If you wish to pitch, please include an outline of your idea in no more than 300 words, and, if relevant, links to pr

London Poetry Prize

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Prize Rules The competition is open to poets anywhere in the world. Entries must be in English, your own unaided work, and not a translation of another poet. Entries must not have been previously published or self-published, in print or online, or have won a prize in another competition. The maximum length is 80 lines, not including titles or blank lines.  Entry is via Submittable only. If you have access requirements which mean you cannot access the online form, please email the office at admin@poetrylondon.co.uk . Postal entries will not be accepted unless required for personal access reasons, in agreement with Poetry London staff. Entrants may not be current team members or trustees of Poetry London . Contributors and former staff and trustees are eligible.  You may enter as many poems as you wish, accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. For Poetry London subscribers the entry fee is £4 per poem; for non-subscribers it is £8. You can take out a subscription at the same

Raconteur Litmag

Full details  Monthly Writing Contests We like paying writers . Each month we host writing contests for our members. Submit your words for a chance to win cash. See each individual contest page for details. Become A Member

Theatre Ariel

  Full submissions LAY SUBMISSIONS Theatre Ariel is always seeking the next great Jewish play to present to our audiences. Anyone may submit through the process outlined below. Theatre Ariel is looking for plays that engage with the rich world of Jewish life, thought and practice; plays where Judaism, Jewish identity or Jewish perspectives are significant or driving factors in the story (In other words, not plays where the characters ‘happen’ to be Jewish or that have a few yiddishisms or “Jewish jokes” in them, but plays where Jewish life/thought/history is integral or particularly relevant to the story.). Theatre Ariel seeks plays with casts of five actors or less. You do not have to be Jewish to have your work considered by Theatre Ariel.  All our performances are presented as salon-style theatre readings in people’s homes, following a long tradition of Jewish theatre. For the foreseeable future, we will be presenting in a hybrid model of both in-person and virtual performances.  To

Shooter Lit Mag

  Full details  See site for individual calls.  

Stories Rule Press

 Full details  See the site for open calls. 

Interstellar Flight Press

  Full details  Essay Submissions - OPEN Interstellar Flight Magazine is seeking essays on pop culture, movies, geekery, and scifi/fantasy related topics. ​ Submissions are open year-round. (Please note: We close to submissions briefly at the end of each year from 12/15-1/15 to work on our anthology. Submissions sent during this time will be read after the break.)  We want essays on popular culture, movies, books, video games, SFF culture, conventions, and anything else geeky. We love reviews but believe that the goal of criticism should be to know and understand not to like or dislike. The tone of our essays are conversational and accessible, but we do enjoy a good academic debate. We're always interested in hearing from underrepresented and marginalized voices. How you define that is up to you. Guidelines:  Essays should be 250-1500 words. Please submit in .doc, .docx, or .rtf form. Essays should be timely, i.e. that movie you just saw and loved/hated, a book that

Book XI

  Full details  We will consider only previously unpublished  and philosophically informed creative work (though our understanding of “philosophically informed” is capacious). Please submit only one prose manuscript or up to five poems for each issue. Please submit poems in one document. All submissions should be made through Submittable. There is no submission fee.  We pay $200 for each piece that we publish (or $50 for each poem we publish).  We are generally looking for pieces that are between 2,000 and 7,000 words, though we will happily consider submissions that are shorter or longer than this. However, please do not submit any work that is more than 10,000 words. We realize that you might also want to submit the same manuscript to other literary journals. If you do, please include a note to that effect in the cover letter you include with your submission and notify us immediately if the piece(s) you sent to us is(are) accepted for publication by another magazine or journal. Pleas

The Other Stories

  Full details  If you think you’ve got what it takes to terrify, scar and haunt our audience of ~150k monthly listeners, then we want your stories! If accepted, we'll get our fantastic narration team to lend their voices, our editor will sprinkle some magic pixie dust on the track, and you could have your story heard by thousands of listeners each week. See site for monthly themes.  

Tall Tale TV

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  Full details  Interested in getting your story read by Tall Tale TV? Check out these links to learn more.     This page goes into how Tall Tale TV works. It’s kind of a FAQ for authors thinking about submitting a story. It will go into detail about what Tall Tale TV can and can’t do with your writing. It talks about what to expect when submitting. That kind of thing     This page talks about what I am looking for in stories. Genres, word length, things that are and aren’t allowed. And tips to help increase your chances of getting on the show. Follow these guidelines to help your story get selected.     All ready? Submit your story here!  

Ortac Press

 Full details Submissions are currently open.   We are particularly interested in writing on music, film and pop culture right now. We would also like to see writing on the social sciences that is sophisticated, but engaging and accessible. Philosophy , Psychology, Politics... that sort of thing. Writing that blends art or culture with social science is especially desirable.   For the time being, Ortac Press is also accepting submissions of fiction. Please only submit genre fiction if it has a literary or experimental edge. HOW TO SUBMIT Please send 50 pages of your manuscript along with a synopsis, or a detailed book proposal, to hello@ortacpress.com . ​ Please include details of the target audience for your book and information about any previously published work.   We will do our very best to respond to all enquiries. ​ We're looking forward to hearing from you!  

Strange Attractor Press

  Full details  Submission Guidelines We welcome proposals and manuscript submissions but please read these guidelines before contacting us: What you should know about us: – Before sending us your proposal or manuscript, if you are not familiar with our existing titles, please take a few minutes to browse our existing list and consider how your work might, or might not, sit alongside our already published books. – We don’t deal with agents. If you are an author, please contact us directly. Publishing your book will be a collaborative process – we want to work with you, and not an intermediary. – We are predominantly a non-fiction publisher, our key interests being previously neglected or rejected areas of research and investigation. Ideally your research will be breaking new ground, or presenting new perspectives on a story that has been told previously. We look for books that present their author’s depth of research through engaging and accessible writing. We

The Quinn Alexandra Scholarship

  Full details  Wide Open Writing recognizes the need many writers have to escape their rooms, their jobs, their families, their cities, their states, and sometimes their countries to immerse themselves inside a creative space. And to do so within a safe community of other writers exploring new vistas. It is in recognition of this need that Wide Open Writing has established the Quinn Alexandra Scholarship. It will be given once a year to a recipient who otherwise might not have the opportunity to experience the wonder and “wow” a Wide Open Writing retreat gives to the soul. Click HERE to read the testimonial from the 2021 scholarship recipient. The QA Scholarship will allow one womxn per year to choose from any of the upcoming retreats listed on the WOW website. A letter stating how receiving this scholarship would benefit your art, your mental health, your desire to travel and write, and the way in which you will pay it forward in your community once home (i.e., set up a writing gro

My Writing Journey

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  Full details  Write us a 600-word piece on the theme:  The best writing tip I’ve ever received. We’ll publish the best piece in our newsletter and on our blog, plus the winner receives $200 (R2 000 or £100). Send your entries to Nichola Meyer at nichola@nzwriterscollege.co.nz . CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2022   Rules and Guidelines for Entries Send in your entry in the body of the email, not as an attachment. Use the subject line ‘My Writing Journey Competition’ in your email. Entries must be no more than 600 words and must be the author’s original work. Use Times New Roman size 12 or Arial size 11. Read our January 2022 Winner here: Write About Things You Can Drop – by Kelly Eden: https://www.thewriterscollege.com/best-writing-advice-write-about-things-you-can-drop/ Read our September 2021 Winner here: Don’t Wait for The Muse – by Terri Mulholland: https://www.thewriterscollege.com/best-writing-tip-dont-wait-for-the-muse/

Creative Writing Ink Short Story Competition 2022

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  Full details  he Creative Writing Ink Short Story Competition 2022 is open for entries from February 25, 2022! The deadline for receipt of all entries is September 30, 2022 at 4pm (GMT) . Entries will only be accepted through Submittable. Entries can be on any subject, theme or genre. Entry fee: £9 per entry. You can submit multiple entries as long as each entry is paid for individually and includes a separate entry form. Maximum word count is 3,000 words. All entries are judged anonymously. Please do not include your name, address, phone number, email, website, social media details , etc. on the short story document or in the file name as this will result in disqualification. Formatting your short story: Your story must be written in English. A maximum of 3,000 words. No minimum. Title not included in the word count. Please submit a typed story in Arial or Times New Roman, 12pt, black. Double spaced. Include a front page which details the title of story and the word count

Poetry London Prize

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  Full Details    The competition is open to poets anywhere in the world. Entries must be in English, your own unaided work, and not a translation of another poet. Entries must not have been previously published or self-published, in print or online, or have won a prize in another competition. The maximum length is 80 lines, not including titles or blank lines.  Entry is via Submittable only. If you have access requirements which mean you cannot access the online form, please email the office at admin@poetrylondon.co.uk . Postal entries will not be accepted unless required for personal access reasons, in agreement with Poetry London staff. Entrants may not be current team members or trustees of Poetry London . Contributors and former staff and trustees are eligible.  You may enter as many poems as you wish, accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. For Poetry London subscribers the entry fee is £4 per poem; for non-subscribers it is £8. You can take out a subscription at the

New Writing North

  Full details  See vacancies for freelance work on this site.