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Category: International Submission

Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize

Deadline: March 15. An annual award, the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize awards best-published adventure novel and best-unpublished adventure manuscript. The winner of the published novel prize receives £10,000. While the winner of the unpublished novel prize receives £5,000. In addition, the winner also receives guidance from Wilbur’s literary agents at Tibor Jones & Associates. The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation allows you to submit multiple works. And include [ … ]

Submit to Ninth Letter’s Print Edition

Deadline: Feb. 28. Ninth Letter will accept fiction, essays and poetry submissions for its print edition. It seeks works that “experiment with form, narrative, and nontraditional subject matter, as well as more traditional literary work.” So, submit 3-6 poems, with a maximum of 10 pages. You can also submit up to 8,000 words fiction or non-fiction piece. Hence, you can only send two [ … ]

Submit to Margins by Ninth Letter

Deadline: April 1. Submit to Margins by Ninth Letter, which was opened its submission on Jan. 20. It currently accepts fiction, non-fiction, and poetry entries for the special online edition. According to Ninth Letter: Physical spaces have margins, as does the social world. In fact, anything that can be contained or has limits might have margins of some kind. This issue will feature [ … ]

Lethe Press Short Story Submissions

Deadline: March 15, April 30, and Jan. 2018. Lethe Press seeks short story submissions for its anthologies: Speculative Fiction(no queer content), Gay Fiction, and Lesbian Fiction. Please check LP’s anthologies page for detailed information. All submissions should adhere to the following guidelines: Submit a manuscript with a minimum of 45,000 words but no more than 135,000 words. Lethe Press’s preferred maximum length is [ … ]

Asymptote’s Close Approximations Contest

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017. Asymptote’s Close Approximations is an international translation contest in its third year. Emerging translators can submit fiction and poetry entries. The winner wins $1,000. While two runners-up will walk away with 250 USD each. Asymptote will publish the winning entries in its April issue, as well as in The Guardian’s Translation Tuesday. Submit 5 to 10 pages of translated [ … ]

Closed: IWPA Award Call for Entries

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017. IWPA, the International Women Photographers Association, calls for entries to its 2017 IWPA Award. The Award creates a unique opportunity to increase women photographers’ visibility to a wide and diverse audience. So, IWPA seeks to raise awareness and help women photographers achieve their aspirations, promote their careers, and gain global recognition. The award is open to all female photographers, 18 [ … ]

The Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multi-Lingual Texts

Deadline: Aug. 31. Lunch Ticket, a twice-yearly literary and art journal,  hosts the Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multi-Lingual Texts. Submit previously unpublished translated works through Lunch Ticket’s Submittable. You can submit a 5000-word prose or up to 10 pages of poetry. Please note that you can submit only one piece, once per genre, once per submission period. Gabo Prize [ … ]

Desi Writers’ Lounge (DWL) Short Story Contest

Deadline: Aug. 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (Pakistan Standard Time). Desi Writers’ Lounge (DWL), a peer reviewed online South Asian literary magazine, opens  its short story contest submissions. You can submit up to 5,000 words previously unpublished short stories for the contest. Submit only entries written in English. Send your Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) attachments entry to info(at)desiwriterslounge(dot)net. Include the title of [ … ]

2016 RL Poetry Award

Deadline: Aug 15. Submit to The Poetry Mail‘s 2016 RL Poetry Award for a chance to publish your poetry manuscript. You should submit eight to 10 poems from your currently working on or completed manuscript. Your manuscript can consist of only unpublished poems, or it can be a mix of both published and unpublished poems. Your entry would be just one single [ … ]

Closed: 2016 African Writer’s Residency Award (AWRA)

Deadline: June 30, 2016 (6 p.m. CET) The African Writer’s Residency Award is awarded by the Sylt Foundation and the Goethe-Institut. The award offers a two-month residency to contemporary African lit. writers. Also, the winner will receive a stipend of €1,500, return travel tickets and visa fees. The Award is open to published writers of fiction, poetry, prose, and plays. Applicants must be African writers, whether living in [ … ]

ANTiC Magazine

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016. ANTiC is currently accepting previously unpublished submission for its second issue. It accepts fiction, review and non-fiction. It also accepts poetry; however its submission for poems is currently closed. ANTiC is an online literary magazine of new writing in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and criticism, featuring the works of new, emerging and established Australian writers, as well as [ … ]

€2,000 Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition

Deadline: July 31, 2016 The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition is an annual short story competition open to writers from around the world, submissions accepted from May to July annually. The competition is open to every writer, ages 16+, of any nationality. Furthermore, submitted stories can be on any subject, in any style. The prize for winning the competition is €2,000 (approx [ … ]

2016 £5,000 Troubadour International Poetry Prize

Deadline: Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 Put together by the Coffee-House Poetry, the 2016 Troubadour International Poetry Prize is open for entry. Poets of any nationality, from any country, aged over 18 years may apply. Judges’ decision is final. The judges are Glyn Maxwell (b. Welwyn Garden City) and Jane Yeh (b. New Jersey, ed. Harvard University). Troubadour International Poetry Prize Submission Guideline Poems must be written in English. Also, they [ … ]

£5000 National Poetry Competition

The Poetry Society’s annual National Poetry Competition is for previously unpublished single poems. The competition is open to anyone aged 17 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome. There is no limit on the number of entries a single entrant can make. All entries will be considered anonymously by the judges. Entries must not have been published, self-published, published [ … ]

Uncanny Magazine Reopens Fiction Submission

Uncanny Magazine is currently OPEN to all short story submissions. Uncanny Magazine seeks original, unpublished speculative fiction stories between 750-6000 words from writers from every conceivable background. It wants intricate, experimental stories with gorgeous prose, verve, and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs. It believes there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel. Payment is $.08 per word [ … ]

Let Us In |Horror Anthology| pays 6 cents p/w

Time Alone Press is working on its first horror anthology: Let Us In. Time Alone Press seeks stories of approx. 4,000 words (but, let the story decide). Poetry that keeps to the theme may have a chance, as well. The anthology has no set theme. So, basically, write about horrors that we invite into our lives, whether willingly or with reluctance. These [ … ]

The Felt Is Accepting Radical/Experimental Persuasion Submissions

An online journal of poetry and prose produced by Pratt Institute’s MFA in Writing, The Felt  is interested in the creation and cultivation of emancipatory poetic spaces for felt sentiments that have been marginalized, displaced, or estranged from the dominant culture. The Felt is an intricate entanglement unlimited in every direction. It strives to publish disobedient and daring work that invites departure, resistance, [ … ]

Write for Electric Literature

I’m looking for essays for @ElectricLit! Send reflections on storytelling, the arts, your lights & darknesses: kelly@electricliterature.com — Kelly Luce (@lucekel) December 14, 2015 Electric Literature is a non-profit dedicated to amplifying the power of storytelling through digital innovation. It works to ensure that literature remains a vibrant presence in popular culture by fostering digital innovation, supporting writers, building community, and broadening [ … ]

Asymptote’s Close Approximations Translation Contest

Asymptote’s hugely popular translation contest, ‘Close Approximations,’ is now open to translators at the beginning of their careers. This contest accepts poetry, fiction and literary nonfiction translations of works in public domain or which translators have statement from the holder of the copyright verifying that the rights are available. To apply, submit 5 to 10 pages of translated poetry or 10 to 25 pages of translated fiction [ … ]

Prairie Schooner Book Prize Contest

Submissions to the Prairie Schooner Book Prize Contest are open annually, from January 15 through March 15. Winners receive $3,000, with their work published through the University of Nebraska Press. The Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series welcomes manuscripts from all living writers, including non-US citizens, writing in English. Both unpublished and published writers are welcome to submit manuscripts. However, does not consider [ … ]