Deadlines and details do sometimes change. Please don’t forget to check the relevant websites for all the latest details.
Alaska Quarterly Review
was established in 1980 by Ronald Spatz and James Liszka at the University of Alaska Anchorage. AQR is accepting unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, drama and prose until 15 May. The magazine only accepts hard copy submissions via post.
The A3 Review
is seeking contributions under 150 words on the theme ‘Moon.’ The editors welcome submissions of prose, poetry, graphic stories, photography, paintings, drawings, and other visual and word-based creations. Submissions are due by 26 May.
The Ilanot Review
is an international journal based in Israel, publishing a variety of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and genres in between. The editors particularly welcome translations and hybrid work. Submissions for The Ilanot Review’s fiction-only Summer issue close on 31 May. View Post
The Moth Magazine is currently inviting entries from writers around the world to its annual short story prize. The winner will receive €3000.
This prize is open to previously unpublished works of fiction up to 5000 words. In addition to the €3000 (approximately US$3700) first prize, a second prize will be awarded with the winner to receive a writing retreat at Circle of Misse, located in the south of France’s Loire Valley plus €250. The third prize winner receives €1000 and all three winners will have their stories published in the autumn issue of The Moth.
French writer and Oulipo member Georges Perec once wrote a novel, A void, without using the letter ‘e’.
A guest post by Claire Fuller
There’s an exercise I sometimes get members of book groups to do: I ask each of them to draw a picture of the cabin from my first novel, Our Endless Numbered Days (2015). The building is carefully described in the book: one door, single storey, two windows, a stove with a chimney that pokes out through the shingled roof. But each drawing is different. Some have porches, others have back doors and many windows; sometimes even an upstairs. Each reader brings her own imagination, history and knowledge to the cabin she draws, just as each reader brings a different version of the novel to life as she reads it.
An essential round-up of fellowships and opportunities for screenwriters in 2018. Deadlines and conditions can change, so please check the relevant websites for full entry details.
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
were established in 2003 by an alliance of Hollywood producers, agents and development executives. This competition awards a cash prize of $25,000 to a screenwriter who has written the best screenplay in any genre. There are also prizes in ten genre categories. The final date for entries is 16 April.
The Disney | ABC Writing Program
was created in 1990 and is based in Los Angeles. The program aims to place participants as staff writers on Disney/ABC television series and begins with a curriculum designed to better prepare them for this role. Writers become employees and will be paid a weekly salary. Applications open and close in May (dates TBC).
Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
awards up to five fellowships of US$35,000 each year. This international screenwriting competition is open to writers based anywhere in the world, regardless of citizenship. All entrants must be aged over 18. The final entry deadline is 1 May.
Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest is currently accepting entries from writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry who have not yet published or self-published a book.
Literary magazine Ploughshares was established in 1971 and is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious magazines in the United States. Its writers have frequently been recognised by The Pushcart Prize and selected for The Best American Short Stories.
The winning story, essay and poems from the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest will all be published in the Winter 2018-19 issue of the magazine, with each winning author receiving US$2000 and a meeting with literary agency Aragi Inc.