Get Your Writing Published This Winter
23rd Nov 2015
- Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Contest – for short stories of up to 7,000 words. Deadline 30th November 2015. Prize: $1,500, publication, and VIP pass and accommodations to attend the festival.
- Fish Publishing Short Story Prize – for short stories of up to 5,000 words. Deadline 30th November 2015. Prize: 1st: €3,000, 2nd: a week at Anam Cara Writers’ & Artists’ Retreat, 3rd: €300, top ten stories published in anthology.
- Mslexia – ‘Monster’ themed short stories and poems for issue 69. Deadline 7th December 2015. Publication, £25/poem, £15/thousand words of prose.
- The Emma Press Poetry & Prose call for pamphlets – for collections of poems and prose of up to 9,000 words. Deadline 13th December 2015.
- The 2016 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition – for unpublished full-length novels for 7-18 year olds. Deadline 18th December 2015. Prize: a royalty advance of £10,000 and a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House.
- The Stephen King – The Bazaar of Bad Dreams writing competition – short stories of up to 4,000 words inspired by a brief from Stephen King. Deadline 18th December 2015. Prize: publication and a place on a Guardian Masterclass.
- The Sunday Business Post/Penguin Ireland Short Story Prize – short stories of up to 5,000 words by Irish citizens and/or residents. Deadline 23rd December 2015. Prize: Publication for top 3 stories. 1st: €2,000, 2nd: €500, 3rd: €250.
- The Kenyon Review “The Poetics of Science” Issue – for poetry, fiction, essays, and drama that respond to issues in science, ecology, and the environment. Deadline 31st December 2015. Publication.
- Boulevard Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers – for short stories up to 8,000 words. Deadline 31st December 2015. Prize: $1,500 and publication.
- Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award – for first-time writers with a work in progress who need financial support to complete their work. Deadline 31st January 2016. Prize: £10,000.
- Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize – for the opening of a novel by unpublished women writers aged 21 and over “that marries literary merit with unputdownability.” Deadline 5th February 2016. Prize: £1,500 and a consultation from a literary agent for the 5 shortlistees.
- Writers & Artists’ Yearbook 2016 Short Story Competition – for short stories of up to 2,000 words on the theme of ‘ageing’. Deadline 15th February 2016. Prize: £500, publication, and a place on an Arvon residential writing course.
- Exeter Short Story Prize – for short stories of up to 3,000 words. Deadline 28th February 2016. Prize: 1st: £500, 2nd: £250, 3rd: £100.
- The Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award – for short stories between 1,800 and 2,000 words. Deadline 1st April 2016. Prize: 1st: €1,000, 2nd: €500, 3rd: €350.
- The Bath Short Story Award – short stories of up to 2,200 words. Deadline 25th April 2016. Prize: Publication for 20 shortlisted stories, 1st: £1000, 2nd: £200, 3rd: £100.
- Bristol Short Story Prize – short stories up to 4,000 words. Deadline 30th April 2016. Prize: Publication for shortlisted stories, 1st: £1000, 2nd: £700, 3rd: £400.
Want even more opportunities to get your writing published? Don’t forget that the Weekend Read also has open submissions for short stories of 2,000-6,000 words. We welcome all genres and subjects from self-identifying women over sixteen years old.
And if you’re looking to improve your writing or kick-start your writing practice why not join one of our Write Like a Grrrl courses where you can revolutionise your writing, tackle self-doubt, and gain new skills and a sense of community.