San Francisco-based publishing company McSweeny's is looking for new columnists. For the third year in a row, the job will go to talent sourced through an online competition.
McSweeny's are looking for writing that is engaging and interesting, in a “we know it when we see it” way. The contest organisers caution against trying to replicate existing columns.
There is no word limit, though articles over 2000 words tend not to work online in this contest.
Submissions should contain:
With a chance to win up to £2,500, poets are encouraged to enter this prestigious poetry prize, which is this year judged by Susan Wicks and David Harsent.
Poems must be in English, must each be no longer than 45 lines, and must not have been previously broadcast or published (in print or online).
The Age Short Story Competition is now accepting entries from Australian writers.
Entries must be no longer than 3000 words and should not have been previously published. No more than three stories per person should be submitted.
Stories for children are not eligible. Manuscripts must be typed: double-spaced and on A4 paper.
The Nottingham Open Poetry Competition is accepting entries up to 6 September 2011. The prizes range from £300 for the winner down to merit prizes of a year's subscription to their magazine, Assent.
The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over. Poems should be no longer than 40 lines, in English, unpublished, not accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere, and must be original work.
The entry fee is £3.00 per poem or £10.00 for four poems.
Nemesis Publishing is holding its first debut novel competition. The contest for unpublished writers will see the winning novel published in 2012.
The closing date for entries is 14 August 2011 and there is no entry fee. Entrants must be aged 16 or older and have never had a novel published under a valid ISBN number, excluding self published writers.
Now in its 34th year, the Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious poetry competitions.
The Prolitzer Prize is run by Prole magazine. It is a prose competition which looks for writing that exemplifies the editorial ambition of Prole
The Manchester Fiction Prize is accepting entries up to 12 August 2011.
The prize is open internationally and comes with a cash prize of £10,000 to the writer of the best short story submitted. The competition is to entrants aged 16 or over.
All entrants are asked to submit a complete short story of up to 3,000 words in length. The story can be on any subject, and written in any style, but must be fiction and new work, not previously published, or submitted for consideration elsewhere.
The entry fee is £15.