Competitions and Submission Calls - November 2018

26/11/2018

At the end of term, I share a selection of upcoming publication opportunities with my students. They are mostly themed as this makes for a good writing prompt in the lesson. Here’s November’s list – I hope you’ll also find it inspiring:

Write Festival 2019 Short Story Festival – uplifting short stories of up to 3000 words. FREE to enter. Deadline – 14 December 2018. More details here.

Writing Magazine Twist Short Story Competition – short stories of between 1500-1700 words featuring a twist. Entry fee £6 (£4 for subscribers). Deadline – 15 December 2018. More details here.

Unlit Press Curse the Darkness Anthology – stories of between 3000-10,000 words on the theme of ‘darkness’. Deadline – 31 December 2018. More details here.

Wolverhampton Literary Festival Poetry Competition 2019 – poems of no more than 40 lines in length on the theme of ‘wanderer’. Entry fee £4 (or £10 for three poems). Deadline – 31 December 2018. More details here.

Brexit in Poetry Competition – poems of no more than 50 lines on any aspect of the Brexit process. FREE to enter. Deadline – 31 December 2018. More details here.

Bradt Travel Guides Travelling with Kids Anthology Competition – travel writing between 1000-2000 words about out-of-the-ordinary travel experiences with children. FREE to enter. Deadline – 14 January 2018. More details here.

Arundel Festival Theatre Trail Writers’ Competition – short plays between 30-40 minutes and a maximum of four performers. FREE to enter. Deadline – 31 January 2018.  More details here.

Spread the Word Life Writing Prize 2019 – life writing (defined as ‘intended to be true’ and based on the author’s own personal experience) of no more than 5000 words. These can be self-contained pieces or the first 5000 words of a longer piece of work. For emerging writers (defined as unagented and who haven’t yet published a full-length work). FREE to enter. Deadline – 1 February 2019. More details here.