Showing posts from February, 2024

Grants for works in progress

Full details  The Society of Authors is one of the few organisations to make grants to writers for works in progress, currently awarding over £360,000 each year. The Authors’ Foundation and K Blundell Trust award grants to writers whose book project is for a commercial UK publisher. The Authors’ Foundation Award came at a time when I was finding it difficult funding the research and travel involved. It was also difficult finding the time to write as I needed to hustle to care for my family. Life in Nigeria is difficult at this time, more so for writers/artists as there are no support platforms as this. The grant from the Society of Authors provided me with all the support I needed . I completed the manuscript (127,000 words long) in record time. So, I am indeed indebted and grateful to the Society of Authors for this support without which it would have been difficult and nearly impossible to finish my manuscript in the same year as I started it. Obinna Udenwe (2023 recip

Blossom Spring Publishing

 Full details  Submissions Our  submissions are always open . We aim to break down barriers between publishers, authors and readers. We welcome submissions from everyone – agented or otherwise. We are looking for gripping, commercial fiction, non-fiction, children’s fiction and picture books. Your submission must include at least one sample illustration if you wish us to consider your story for a children’s picture book. We don’t provide illustrations for children’s fiction. Submission Guidelines Please send us your full-length story in a clear font with 1.5 line spacing and a 1 – 2 page synopsis. We ask that you include your name and email address at the top of your manuscript. If you have used track changes to edit your manuscript, please remember to switch it off before you send it to us. We have high regard for good presentation to include a clear layout and work that has been proofread. Primarily, we will consider your manuscript fo

Allegro Poetry Magazine

 Full details  Guidelines  Please read these guidelines carefully as due to the volume of poems received submissions that do not follow them are deleted without being considered. Allegro is open for submissions until 31st January 2023 for poems on any theme.  Only submit during the submissions windows: 1 June - 31 July, 1 December - 31 January. Poems pasted in the body of an email. No attachments. No simultaneous submissions or previously published work. Previously published includes appearance on personal websites or blogs that are visible to the public. Only one submission per poet for each window. Maximum four poems per submission. Maximum length for each poem 40 lines. Include a third person biography maximum 50 words. Email address for submissions allegropoetry at gmail dot com In submitting to Allegro Poetry Magazine you confirm that the work is your own and that you own the copyright. Allegro Poetry Magazine is published twice a year and considers

DLJ Monthly Writrng Competitions

 Full details  Who We Are Want to be a published author? Look no further. Discourse is a journal with the mission of finding the meaning. We know that all art is created with the intention of making sense of this world, and Discourse is a space to celebrate exactly that. We want to see the weird, scary, beautiful, thought-provoking answers to life’s questions through your creations. Currently we are looking for short stories, poetry, and essays. Every month a new collection will be featured based on a given theme. There will be no fee to submit or view any pieces. We know that putting your work out into the wild is a scary process, but we thank everyone brave enough to do it.  

Kirkcudbright Book Week

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Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellow (Fixed Term)

 Full details  The Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellowship is designed to enable practising poets to spend a period as members of the Faculty of English, bringing together the practice of poetry and their academic study. The cost of the Fellowship is met from the Judith E. Wilson Fund, formed from a donation to the Faculty of English by Judith E. Wilson, a life-long friend of Dame Edith Evans. The Fellowship is available for nine months from 15 September 2024. The Fellow is expected to reside in Cambridge during that period and will, it is hoped, be affiliated with a Cambridge College. They will also be invited to take some part in the work of the Faculty, by arranging workshops or readings (including, in term,three hours of formal contact time for students per week), and to pursue their own projects. The role is designed to further the writing of poetry, rather than academic research. The Judith E. Wilson Committee will discuss a possible programme of work with the success

The People's Friend

  Full details  f you’ve always wanted to try your hand at fiction writing, then why not let 2024 be your year? Our new fiction guidelines highlight the opportunities available, and what you should do if you want to write for “The Friend”. Last year “The People’s Friend” published an incredible 769 pieces of fiction! With seven brand-new fiction stories featured in each weekly issue of “The People’s Friend”, plus fiction content for our “Specials”, Annual and bookazine, there are plenty of opportunities for writers. Here’s a few pointers, but please read the full guidelines below before submitting any work. Short Story Submissions We’re looking for stories with a range of themes, tones and genres. The best way to get a feel for our stories is to read the magazine regularly. Our preferred genres include romance, mystery, cosy crime, family and stories from a young person’s point of view. We can accept word counts of 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000, 3500, and 4000 words,