Here's a compilation of publication opportunities, writing competitions and more for the month of April:
Creative Nonfiction: The Weather
Seeking true, well-crafted essays about the weather, up to 4,500 words. $20 submission fee, $25 fee includes reading and one-year subscription to CNF (US only). Submissions close April 13th.
Writers Bloc Review Team
Writers Bloc is after a couple of new voices for our Reviews team. You'll get some dollars, free review copies, and an opportunity to review new words (usually once every couple of months). Applications close April 14th.
Pilcrow & Dagger: Travel Stories/Open Call
Pilcrow & Dagger is accepting submissions for their May/June issue with the theme of Travel Stories/Open Call. Submissions close April 15th.
Brevity is seeking submissions which consider and explore gender. They are looking for essays as well as flash nonfiction (up to 750 words). Submissions close April 20th.
Interstellar Award for Speculative Poetry
The Interstellar Award for Speculative Poetry is open internationally for submissions. The award offers a First Prize of $1000 and Second Prize of $300. Entry is $12. Applications close May 1st.
Elizabeth Jolley Prize
Australian Book Review is seeking short story entries for the 2015 Elizabeth Jolley Prize. Works should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words, and previously unpublished. $5,000 first prize. $2,000 and $1,000 prizes will also be awarded. There is a $15 entry fee (for ABR subscribers; non-subscribers $20). Entries close on May 1st.
Griffith Review: The Novella Project III
Submissions are now open for Griffith Review's The Novella Project III competition. Winning novellas will share in a $25,000 prize pool and will be published in Griffith REVIEW 50: The Novella Project III (November 2015). Work must be fictional, and between 10-25,000 words. Submissions close May 29th.
2016 Vogel Award
Entries are now open for the 2016 The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award. Open to writers under the age of thirty-five the award offers publication with Allen & Unwin with an advance against royalties and prize money totalling $20,000. Entries close May 31st.
2015 Bridport Prize
The Bridport Prize is one of the richest writing prizes in the UK, awarding over £16,000 in prize money. It's open to writers from all over the world. Entries are now open for the 2015 prize. Categories include poems, short stories, flash fiction, and more. Entries close May 31st.
The Big Issue: Fiction Edition
The Big Issue is seeking submissions of fiction for their annual fiction edition. They're looking for work between 300-2500 words, and submissions need to be hard copy. No theme. Entries close June 1st.
Writers Bloc is always looking for fresh writing and new voices to contribute to our regular columns. We’d also love to hear your ideas for stand-alone articles about writing, publishing, and the writer’s life. Ongoing.
Hell Yeah Writers Bloc
Submissions for art, text, or a combination of both are welcome. Ongoing.
Ginosko Literary Journal
Accepting short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice and literary insights. Ongoing.
Tenderness is a forthcoming curated print media project (zine) which examines the changes within the arena of intimacy enforced by the proliferation of contemporary digital communications platforms. Seeking submissions from artists, photographers, writers and designers. Ongoing.
Right Now is committed to covering human rights issues in Australia through free, accessible, creative and engaging online, print and radio media. Creative writing is a great way to explore human rights in Australia: from poetry to flash fiction to long and short pieces. Ongoing.
Uneven Floor, an independent poetry publication based in Perth, Western Australia, is seeking poetry submissions for its online magazine. Unpaid, editors ask that writers read their website thoroughly to get a feel for their tone before submitting. Ongoing.
[untitled] is the Busybird Publishing anthology, published annually. They are now seeking submissions of fiction. Work can be maximum 8,000 words (they prefer 3-5k), and submissions are only open to writers who haven't been published in [untitled] before. Submissions via Submittable. No advertised closing date.
Stereo Stories are looking for well-written, evocative, concise stories about songs. Work can be up to 800 words. No advertised closing date.
The Wrong Quarterly
The Wrong Quarterly are a London-based journal who publish "inventive" works of nonfiction, life writing and essays up to 5,000 words and fiction up to 6,000 words. Submissions are accepted from both British and international writers. No advertised closing date.
Melbourne Spoken Word
This spoken word community website are seeking events coverage, interviews and reviews. Ongoing.
One Teen Story
One Teen Story publishes Young Adult writing, providing opportunities to established adult authors and emerging teen authors of YA. Offering $500 (US) to twelve accepted submissions, rights revert to the author upon publication. Simultaneous submissions allowed. Allow 16 weeks between submission and notification before you panic. No advertised closing date.
For regular updates on opportunities, or to post one, be sure to check out our Opportunities forum.
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