Here's a compilation of publication opportunities, writing competitions and more for the month of January:

Pilcrow & Dagger
Pilcrow & Dagger are seeking short stories, poems and essays for their January 2015 issue. Submissions close January 15th.

Prairie Schooner
University of Nebraska publication Prairie Schooner's Winter edition theme will be "Women and the Global Imagination". They are seeking poems, stories, essays and reviews of 500 - 2,000 words. Deadline January 15th.

CutBank Montana Prizes in Fiction & Nonfiction
University of Montana's publication, CutBank are currently running two contests and are seeking submissions of fiction and nonfiction. Both prizes seek to recognise writing which "showcases an authentic voice, a boldness of form, and a rejection of functional fixedness. Entries close January 15th.

Indiana Review Nonfiction Prize
Indiana Review is seeking entries for its 2015 Nonfiction Prize, awarding $1000 and publication in Indiana Review. Nonfiction work must be a maximum of 8000 words long. Deadline January 15th.

Stringybark Short Story Award
An open-themed award for stories up to 1500 words with some link to Australia. International entries welcome. Online submissions only. Entries close January 18th.

Creative Nonfiction
Creative Nonfiction magazine are seeking experimental nonfiction for a new "exploring the boundaires" column.  Submissions close January 20th.

The Lifted Brow Experimental Nonfiction Prize
The Lifted Brow are running an experimental nonfiction prize, which awards $1000 and publication in TLB. Entries should be up to 5,000 words and experimental in any way that you see fit. Entries close January 25th.

Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize for Young Indigenous Writers
This prize awards $5000 prize money and publication in Overland to an outstanding short story (up to 3000 words) by a young indigenous writer. Submissions close January 31st.

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers One-Act Playwriting Competition
This competition is currently seeking entries of one-act plays from writers at all stages of their playwrighting careers. Submissions close January 31st.

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. An information evening will be held on January 15th at the Wheeler Centre. 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.

Writers Bloc
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
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.

[untitled] Seeking Fiction
[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
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.

Open Pitches
This Tumblr site features calls from editors seeking specific pieces of writing. Ongoing.

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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