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 Full details Saturnalia Books Awards for Collections of Poetry Interested in working with Saturnalia Books? We award four annual prizes for poetry manuscripts. Poetry Prize & Alma Book Awards Opens annually on February 15 Learn More The Malinda A. Markham Translation Prize Opens annually on September 25 Learn More  

ChipLit fest

 Full details  HIPLITFEST in 2024 Chipping Norton Literary Festival is taking a moment to reset. This means that in 2024 we will not be running our full four-day programme of events in April. We will continue to run our schools outreach programme, in line with our core charitable mission to promote literacy to school-age children, and inspire a love of books. We’ll also hold one-off events such as author talks and writing workshops over the course of the year, as well as our immensely popular short story competition, due to open for entries very shortly. We’ll be dedicating our efforts to fundraising, so that in April 2025 we will be able to come back stronger than ever for a full festival weekend. In the meantime, we will do all we can to retain the immense goodwill that ChipLitFest has generated among authors, audiences, volunteers and throughout the town, which we appreciate hugely. Look out for news of events and initiatives, and ke

Moonstruck Books

 Full details  Moonstruck Books publishes the highest quality speculative fiction, science fiction, horror, fairy tales, gritty and gothic fiction, and experimental fiction. Please read the full guidelines before sending your manuscript to us. Any and all submissions that do not align with our guidelines will receive a rejection. We value transparency throughout the submission process, including quick response times. Unagented and simultaneous submissions, especially from non-traditional authors (as defined below), are welcome and encouraged. In an effort to lower barriers and support non-traditional writers, we only accept submissions by email. There are no fees for submitting to the press. Please send your manuscript to . Put the title of your work, your name, the word count, and your genre in the subject line of your email. For example: CARRIE Stephen King 60K horror Attach the full manuscript as a PDF. We do not accept any other format; due to the

Rising Action Review

  Full details  We aim to make submissions as easy and stress free as possible. We know all too well how nerve wracking it can be to share your work with a literary journal and a complicated submission process doesn't help. We only have a few things to keep in mind when submitting, please check them out below and then send us that work! ​ We proudly select some of the best pieces we receive annually to submit to Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize! Fiction Length: While we would love to read your novel someday we must ask that you limit submissions to no more than 8,000 words. This can be one story or multiple flash fiction pieces as long as they stay under the word limit.  ​ What we want:  Your best work! Any genre and any style are welcome here. Simultaneous submissions are accepted but we request that you notify us as soon as possible if your work has been accepted elsewhere. At this time we only accept submissions in English but welcome translated works.

Roored in Rgits

 Full details  Hello Rooted in Rights bloggers and readers! We have a couple submission guideline updates and reminders for those interested in pitching to the blog. We are still open for submissions for publication later in 2024. Word counts are now capped at 500 words We want to reemphasize needing a strong connection to disability rights and/or disability justice in every piece pitched. We have some longer pieces that were submitted prior to this change that will be published soon. We are excited for you to read them! Thank you to all our fantastic writers and loyal readers. Allexa Laycock (she/they) Director, Rooted in Rights  

Orbit Works

 Full details  Orbit Works is currently open to submissions from both agented and unagented authors. We do not require submissions to be exclusive to us. Orbit Works is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of our publishing. We accept submissions from writers from all backgrounds and welcome submissions from authors belonging to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in publishing. However, we only accept submissions that have been written by humans. Before submitting your novel to us, please check that it meets the following criteria. Your novel must be science fiction or fantasy. Your novel must be an original work of fiction. Your novel must be at least 70K words. Your novel must be finished. If your novel is part of a series, you must include a series outline at the end of your manuscript (estimated number of books and a short synopsis for each). Your novel must be uploaded in an acceptable file format (we do not accept paper manuscrip

Anthology Nature Writing Competition

 Full details  The Anthology Nature Writing Competition is created to celebrate the beauty of the natural world, inspire literary excellence and encourage Anthology ’s readers to explore the great outdoors. Whether it’s the wonder of life right in your own garden, an encounter with wildlife, the serenity of a forest, a reflection on environmental challenges, or the healing power of nature, we welcome your stories. The Anthology Nature Writing Competition is open to original and previously unpublished works in the English language by writers of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Essays entered must not exceed a maximum of 1,500 words. Writers can submit as many entries as they wish. Each submission will require a separate entry form and is subject to a separate entry fee. It is not a requirement, but is advisable to refer to  Anthology  magazine or purchase a copy before submitting your work, so that you can see the type of material we publish. Subscrip

Anthology Flash Fiction Competition

  Full details  Established to inspire creativity, great writing and to provide a platform for publication. The Anthology  Flash Fiction Competition is open to original and previously unpublished flash fiction pieces on any theme or genre in the English language by writers of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. We are looking for writing that is clever and unique, inspires us, and crafts a compelling story.  Open to both new and established writers, articles submitted must not exceed 250 words. Writers can submit as many entries as they wish. Each submission will require a separate entry form and is subject to a separate entry fee.  It is not a requirement but is advisable to refer to  Anthology  magazine or purchase a copy, before submitting your work so that you can see the type of material we publish. Subscriptions and single copies are available to purchase through our  online shop . Prizes The winner will receive a €300 cash prize  an

Toes in the Sand

Full details  Top Steamy Romance Story and Top Sweet Romance Story will win: Last Chapter Press will publish the story in the summer of 2025 in paperback, eBook, and audio formats! $300 Cash Prize (Awarded via PayPal) A $300 gift certificate to Successful Writer Marketplace to use for book or business coaching, an advertising package, graphics, or whatever your heart desires and your authorship needs. Check out for examples. A collection of Last Chapter Press merch to show off to your friends and family! And up to five other authors will win: Your story published by Last Chapter Press in summer of 2025 in paperback, eBook, and audio formats! A collection of Last Chapter Press merch to show off to your friends and family! Come learn how to write a 25,000-50,000 word romance! Whether you're a seasoned romance writer or just beginning your love-filled story journey, we'll be sharing several writing lessons that include skil

Inspiring Fiction Short Story Contest

 Full details  SPECIAL ISSUE CONTEST prompt Freedom   Embrace the power of imagination and creativity in our special short story contest, ‘Freedom’. We invite you to explore the theme of freedom through the genres of crime, speculative, and fantasy fiction. Whether you delve into the depths of a dystopian cityscape, uncover the secrets of a magical realm, or navigate the intricacies of a criminal underworld, let your imagination run wild as you craft a tale that explores the timeless quest for liberation and the pursuit of freedom.   Submit your most thrilling and thought-provoking short stories to our special contest, with the winner and shortlisted entries published in our special bumper issue coming out this autumn. This will be a crossover of Tangled Web Magazine and Mirk Fantasy Magazine, and it will showcase the very best of Inspiring Fiction.    The quest for freedom awaits—are you ready to answer the call?   Entries must be received by  31st July ,

Bournemouth Writing Festival

 Full details  We are planning a whole range of events to help you on your writing journey. These range from talks, masterclasses and practical workshops to networking and inspirational activities to aid your prose and to get published. ​ Happening across the weekend of 26th, 27th and 28th April 2024 in Bournemouth Town Centre, the Bournemouth Writing Festival inspires writers to write - the problem will be choosing which events to go to! ​ Click here for our At A Glance programme. Talks and Workshops Interactive and practical to spur your writing on. ​ See all talks Evening Events Networking, live music/spoken word and a special showcase of our community groups. Evening Events Networking and Activities Meet local writers in events to get your creative juices flowing. ​ See all activities Poetry Hub - The Avenue Talks about poetry and free activities for everyone to try. Poetry Activities 1-2-1 sessions Get feedback on your writing from literary agents and writing p