The Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation’s fifth international flash fiction contest is now accepting entries. Administered by the Museo de las Palabras (Museum of Words) in Madrid, the competition is for very short fiction pieces of up to a maximum of 100 words. The winner will receive a prize of US$20,000, with three runners-up each receiving $1000.

This contest is open to writers from all countries and entries are accepted in four languages: English, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew. The slogan for the 2017 contest is ‘The Word, bridging the gap between different cultures and religion’ but there are no subject or genre restrictions. All stories entered must be original and unpublished.

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Writers from around the world are invited to enter the 2018 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. The winner will receive £30,000 (approx US$40,000), making this the most valuable prize in the world for a single short story.

The prize is for stories up to 6000 words in length and there is no entry fee. Stories can be either unpublished or published. If published, the work must have first appeared after 31 December 2016.

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A Short Update . . .

26 June 2017

As you may have already noticed, the Aerogramme Writers’ Studio website and social media pages have not been updated since early May. We apologise for the unexplained absence. This has been due to illness, and some other unexpected challenges.

We do hope to relaunch the site very soon. In the meantime, you can visit some of our most popular posts via the links below

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Rattle’s 12th annual poetry prize is currently accepting entries. The winner will receive US$10,000 and publication in the winter 2017 issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will each receive $200 and be in the running for a $2000 Reader’s Choice Award.

The competition is open to writers worldwide and all entries must be previously unpublished. Poems may be any length, any style, or any subject and there is no line limit.

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The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-Fiction is open to writers worldwide. According to the organisers “This prize seeks work that is unlike any other. We want to hear from writers we’ve never read before, and we want writers we already know and love to challenge themselves to create work unlike any they’ve previously produced.”

The winner will receive AUD$5000 (US$3750) and publication in issue 35 of The Lifted Bow. There are also two runners-up prizes. All entries must be under 5000 words and multiple entries are permitted.

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Applications have opened for the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop for 2017-2018. The ten writers selected for the program will participate in a three-part training program, all aimed at preparing them for a successful career in television writing.

Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop describes itself as the premier writing program for new writers looking to start and further their career in the world of television. Graduates of the program include Terrance Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) and Felicia Henderson (Soul Food).

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Apologies for the long delay between posts and the absence of an Opportunities for Writers post in April. Running this site is a part-time gig, and balancing it and life’s other challenges can get a little overwhelming sometimes.

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Our Opportunities for Writers list for May and June is below. As always, don’t forget that deadlines and details do sometimes change, so please check the relevant websites (linked in bold) for all the latest details.

For more opportunities and regular updates follow Aerogramme Writers’ Studio on Facebook and Twitter.

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Electric Literature
is open to submissions of personal and critical essays, as well as humour that reflects on the world of reading, writing, literature, and storytelling in all its forms. The editors are particularly interested in pieces that examine the intersection of the literary world and other creative disciplines: film, fine art, music, video games, architecture etc. Closes 1 May.

The O. Henry Prize Stories
is an annual collection of the year’s twenty best stories published in American and Canadian magazines. Entries must be submitted by the magazine’s editors and should reach the series editor, Laura Furman, by 1 May. The 20 stories selected for the 2016 O. Henry Prize collection are available here.

Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting 
is an international screenwriting competition awards up to five fellowships of US$35,000 each year. The final entry deadline for the 2017 competition is 1 May.

Jack Jones Literary Arts
is hosting its first annual writing retreat at SMU-in-Taos in Taos, New Mexico. This two-week retreat will be held from 12 to 26 October and is open exclusively to women of color writing in any genre. Eleven fully-funded fellowships are available. Applications close 1 May.

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