Competitions and Submission Calls - Spring 2019


Here’s my latest round up of themed competitions and submission calls:

The Purple Breakfast Review, Issue 8. Poetry (maximum six pages) and prose (maximum 2000 words) on the theme of Nightmares and Daydreams. Deadline: 19 April. Full details here.

Beyond Writing Creative Writing Competition 2019. Fiction and non-fiction of 1000 words or less on the theme of Inspirational Women. Deadline: 26 April. Full details here.

The Once and Future Moon Anthology (Eibonvale Press). Short stories of 1000-5000 words ‘set on / dealing with the abiding influence of the Moon’. Deadline: 30 April. Full details here.

Words Magazine Short Story Competition. Short stories of up to 2000 words on the theme of Christmas. Deadline: 30 June. Full details here.

blink-ink, Issue 36. Stories of 50 words (or thereabouts) on the theme of Summer Romance. Deadline 15 April. Full details here.

Scottish Book Trust 50-Word Fiction Competition. Stories of 50 words featuring a bee. Deadline: 20 April. Full details here.

The Writers’ Café Magazine, Issue 16. Poetry (up to 5 poems, previously unpublished) or prose (maximum 1000 words) on the theme of Landscape and Maps. Deadline: 18 April. Full details here.

Lies, Dreaming Podcast, Theme 19. Spoken word recordings of up to five minutes in length inspired by the theme ‘A Piano, Falling’. Deadline: 30 April. Full details here.

Shooter Literary Magazine Issue #10. Literary fiction, creative non-fiction and narrative journalism of between 2000-7500 words on the theme of Identity (“anything to do with the sense of self whether personal or cultural”). Deadline: 21 April. Full details here.

Three Drops from a Cauldron. Poetry (no line limit) and flash fiction (maximum 1000 words) involving myths, legends, folklore, or fairy tales. No deadline. Full details here.

Good luck!