Here's a compilation of publication opportunities, writing competitions and more for the month of March:
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: Speculative Fiction
We're looking to hear about your experiences of writing speculative fiction, your advice for writers looking to get started speculating, and spec-fic books you loved but didn't expect to. Pitches close March 13th.
2015 HARDCOPY Development Program (Nonfiction)
HARDCOPY is a professional development program that builds the capacities, resources and aptitudes committed emerging Australian writers need to reach their potential. HARDCOPY is open to all emerging Australian writers of nonfiction who are serious about their practice and have a project in development. Applications close March 13th.
For those based in SA and under 26, the SA Writers Centre's Dubnium is looking for fiction, non-fiction, microfiction and poetry. Submissions close March 15th.
2015 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship
The Australian Government is offering a fellowship which sends artists and humanities professionals (by ship or by plane) to work there. Deadline for applications is March 30th.
CSU Poetry Centre 2015 Essay Collection Competition
The Cleveland State University Poetry Centre is seeking essay collections 100-300 pages in length. The competition will be judged by Wayne Koestenbaum. First prize is $1000, publication and a standard royalty contract. A $28(US) reading fee applies. Submissions close March 31st.
CutBank Chapbook Prize
CutBank is a Montana-based literary magazine founded in 1973 by the University of Montana. They are currently accepting submissions of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction manuscripts for their chapbook contest. $1000 (USD) prize money and 25 contributor copies up for grabs. $20 (USD) reading fee applies for submission. Submissions close March 31st.
Granta are now seeking fiction, memoir, poetry and more. Deadline April 1st.
Text Prize 2015
The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing is now open for entries. Seeking manuscripts of work for YA & Children. Prize money of $10,000 and a publishing contract with Text are on offer. Submissions close April 2nd.
The Lifted Brow + Cordite: Umami
The Lifted Brow and Cordite have come together to present Umami, which will feature poetry and flash fiction. Edited by Luke Davies, this project will be presented in two parts. Submissions close April 5th.
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.
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.
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.
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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