Each month we aim to provide a helpful round-up of writing competitions, fellowships, publication opportunities and more for writers at all stages of their careers.
For new writers, or for anyone seeking a refresher, we highly recommend reading How to Submit Your Writing to Literary Magazines.
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Two Cities Review
is seeking fiction, non-fiction and poetry on the theme ‘Dystopia’ for its fall issue. General submissions are also being considered and there are no reading fees throughout the (norther hemisphere) summer.
is an online literary magazine founded by husband and wife team Loran Smith and Leesa Cross-Smith. WhiskeyPaper had nine mentions on the 2014 Wigleaf Top 50 & Longlist which highlights the best short fiction online. The magazine publishes short fiction up to 1000 words and submissions reopen in late June.
Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award
is designed to motivate non-American novice writers under the age of 30, and offer them the recognition and encouragement that might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting. Entrants are asked to create a completed half-hour to one-hour English-language television drama script. The award winner receives $2500, a trip to New York City, and an invitation to the International Emmy® Awards Gala in November. Closes 1 July.
publishes twice yearly and accepts unsolicited poetry, fiction, nonfiction, short plays and monologues and visual art submissions. Submissions for the Summer issue open on 1 July.
is open to previously unpublished works of fiction of 300 words or fewer. The contest will be judged by Kellie Wells and the winner will receive publication and $1000. Entries close 1 July.
is tri-annual, international publication, with two online issues and one print issue published each year. Submissions of poetry, prose and art are open until 1 July.
is accepting submissions for its first volume. The editors are looking for creative non-fiction including short stories, personal essays and memoirs up to 2000 words.
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
founded in 1949, was the original publisher of classics like Stephen King’s Dark Tower, Daniel Keyes’s Flowers for Algernon, and Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz. It features short fiction, reviews and humour pieces by writers and cartoonists. Submissions reopen 4 July.
Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition
offers a first prize of £1000 cash and a course at Ty Newydd, The National Writers’ Centre for Wales. There are also prizes on offer for children and entries are invited for local and international poets. Closes 7 July.