Here's a compilation of publication opportunities, writing competitions and more for the month of February:
Writers Bloc Event Organiser
We're currently on the hunt for an Event Organiser to help in putting on a bunch of fun events for us. This is a paid position (commission).
Melbourne City of Literature Travel Fund
Melbourne's new City of Literature Office is awarding a one-off grant to a Victorian writer or literary sector worker for travel. The fund provides up to $3000 for travel, as part of the development of both the writer's career and Melbourne's status as a City of Literature. Applications close February 2nd.
Tongues will publish its first print edition in 2015, and are seeking submissions of fiction and non-fiction between 1,500 and 3,000 words written in any language. Non-English articles and stories will be published alongside their English translations. Submissions close on Febraury 4th.
Co-edited by Julianne Schultz and Jane Camens, issue 49 of Griffith Review, 'New Asia', 'seeks to identify the region’s new generation of writers who will be the agenda setters and chroniclers of the future, introducing them to readers beyond their national borders'. Seeking fiction, essays, reportage, memoir, poetry and more from Asian writers born in or after 1970. Submissions close February 6th.
Creative Nonfiction's 'Beyond Crazy'
Creative Nonfiction is working on a book which explores the experience of living with mental illness. The book aims to reveal 'the real people beneath labels'. They are looking for essays up to 4,500 words. Submissions close on Febraury 9th.
Josephine Ulrick Prize
This poetry and short story prize offers $10,000 first prize and $5,000 second prize (in two categories). Now open for submissions of short stories up to 2,000 words and poems up to 100 lines. Entries close February 13th.
Canberra-based independent publisher Grapple Publishing are seeking submissions for The Grapple Annual No. 2. The Grapple Annual is their yearly anthology of excellent date-based works. They're seeking your one submission that relates to a date in some way. Submissions close February 17th.
Thiel Grant for Online Writing
New philanthropist Philip Thiel is offering a $5,000 grant for online writing. He is currently accepting pitches for conceptual projects which will result in 50 blog posts across one year, beginning April 1st, 2015. Applications close February 28th.
Pilcrow & Dagger
Pilcrow & Dagger Literary magazine is currently accepting submissions for its April issue. April’s theme is Hometown Stories. Submissions close March 1, 2015.
Becoming a Teacher
In Fact Books are putting together an anthology of essays titled Becoming a Teacher. They're looking for pieces of up to 4,500 words, which represent what it's like to be a teacher. Deadline March 9th.
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.
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.
For regular updates on opportunities, or to post one, be sure to check out our Opportunities forum.
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