Wyldblood Press – From the Depths Fantasy stories of between 1,000-12,000 words: ‘Monsters and mermaids, sea serpents and sailors, the deep dank dark and the glistening coral; if you’ve got a fantasy story that reeks of seaweed and intrigue, we want to see it.’. Deadline: 31 August.
Adventures in Fiction New Voices Novel Competition Enter a one-page synopsis and the first page of your novel to win a start-up mentoring package. Entry fee: £10. Deadline: 14 September.
Flight of the Dragonfly Journal – Flights Submissions of poetry (no more than 50 lines), flash fiction (under 250 words), and prose (under 2,500 words) for Issue Six. Deadline: 29 August.
The Berlin Writing Prize Fiction and non-fiction on the theme of escape. The winner will get a three-month residency at Berlin’s The Circus Hotel. Entry fee: 10 euros. Deadline: 15 August.
Seaside Gothic For writing that, ‘expresses the sense of border living that is shared between the coast and the ocean, where language is pushed to the horizon and words take on new form as they find their home where the sea meets the sky’. Fiction or non-fiction of up to 1,000 words or a single poem. Submissions open between 11-17 July and 10-16 October.
The Dread Machine Futuristic dark fiction, speculative fiction, cyberpunk, slipstream, and science fiction. Up to 5,500 words of prose or 50 lines of poetry. No deadline.
Feed Lit Mag October Series Short poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (max 750 words) that, ’bewitches and captivates readers—writing that sends shivers down our spines or takes us to another realm, finds unexpected beauty in shadowed lands and healing in the macabre’. Submit between 1 September-15 October.
Cranked Anvil Stories of between 700-1000 words which only contain dialogue. Fees: £5 for first entry + £3 for second + £2 for third and fourth. Deadline: 1 October.
Tarot Literary – The Hermit Poetry, fiction, and non-fiction (max 1,200 words) about seclusion, self-reflection, and introspection. Deadline: 15 September.
Shorts Magazine 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge Stories of 100 words or less on any theme. Deadline: 15 August.
The Ekphrastic Review Poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction (max 1,000 words) on The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali. Deadline: 5 August.