Deadline for the White Review Short Story Prize is approaching. Entries close on 4 March 2019. The Prize is an annual short story competition for emerging writers, and was established in 2011. It awards £2,500 to the best piece of short fiction by a writer resident in Britain and Ireland who has yet to secure a publishing deal.
Creative Future, Myriad Editions and New Writing South seek the best poets and fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds—those who face barriers due to mental health, disability, identity or social circumstance. We’re looking for manuscripts of fiction (8-10,000 words) and poetry (40-45 pp. at 20 lines/page). Six writers will be selected, supported to polish their manuscripts and further their careers, and be published in individual short books.
The Emerging Writers Programme is open to anyone who is committed to pursuing a career in writing (for publication or performance) and wants to develop their work. The initiative offers writers at the start of their writing career one year’s membership to The London Library alongside writing development masterclasses, literary networking opportunities, peer support and guidance in use of the Library’s resources. The Programme runs from 2 May 2019 – 1 May 2020, applications open today and close in early March.
New nonfiction mini-magazine seeks submissions. Each issue of True Story will feature one exceptional work of creative nonfiction, and is distributed in print and digitally. Submissions should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words long, on any subject, in any style. ]The only rules are that all work submitted must be nonfiction and original to the author, and we will not consider previously published work. $300 on publication and 10 free copies of “your” issue.
The Comedy Women In Print (CWIP) prize is a new literary award to bring female comedy writing the exposure and recognition it deserves. Prize for the Unpublished Category Winner will be publishing contract for their novel and £5,000 advance. The runner up will be awarded a free place on the University of Hertfordshire’s MA in Creative Writing. Prize for the Published Category Winner is a cash prize of £2,000.
The prestigious award, which has a first prize of £15,000 for a single short story, is open for entries. Four shortlisted authors will each win £600, and all the winning stories are broadcast on Radio 4 and published in an anthology. .
Creative Nonfiction is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to memoir. They're looking for stories that are honest, accurate, informative, intimate, and—most importantly—true. Creative Nonfiction editors will award $2,500 for Best Essay and two $500 prizes for runner-up. All essays will be considered for publication in a special "Memoir" issue of the magazine to be published in 2020.
Mothership Writers is a free year-long programme of writing workshops for new mothers in Bristol, starting in April 2019. Over the course of 25 fortnightly sessions held at two city venues, we’ll work towards creating an anthology: a frontline dispatch of new motherhood. No writing experience? No worries! Workshops will be led by Bristol-based novelist and creator of Mothership Writers Emylia Hall.