We have compiled a small list of some exciting opportunities with upcoming deadlines for writers and literary organisations alike. Keep up to date with opportunities for writers by signing up to our newsletter and following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Mslexia Themed Writing – 4 June
Mslexia are look for stories of up to 2,200 words, poems of up to 40 lines, and short scripts of up to 1,000 words on the theme of cooking.
For further information, visit: www.mslexia.co.uk
LUMIN Journal – 5 June
Lumin are always looking for creative pieces of any art form. We consider them for online, our print issues, and sometimes for potential artist chapbooks and collaborations.
For further information, visit: https://luminjournal.com/submissions/
Vacancy: Health and Wellbeing Manager – 6 June
Literature Wales are looking for a committed individual to lead on the Reading Friends project and contribute to our wellbeing policy. One year fixed-term contract,£23,000 – £28,000 pro rata. Based in Cardiff. Welsh language skills essential
For further information, visit: http://www.literaturewales.org/about/vacancies/
Young Writer of the Year – 8 June
Both published and self-published books by writers aged 18-35 may be entered for the award, and may be sent by post or via email.
For further information, visit: www.youngwriteraward.com
Commonword Diversity Young Adult Fiction Prize 2018 – June 29
Submissions welcomed from unpublished UK authors writing Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction, whose writing embraces ethnic diversity either through their own ethnicity and culture and/or in their writing.
For further information, visit: https://commonwordcultureword.submittable.com/submit/102384/commonword-diversity-young-adult-fiction-prize-2018
V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize – 29 June
Stories must be written in English and between 2,000 and 4,000 words. Entrants must be resident in the UK, Republic of Ireland or the Commonwealth.
For further information visit: http://rsliterature.org/award/v-s-pritchett-memorial-prize/
Residencies at Heathrow Airport & Alton Towers – 1 July
A series of alternative writers’ retreats which take place in neglected and unusual spaces. The Liminal Residency depends on lived experience, random chance and shared adventure.
For further information, visit: https://www.liminalresidency.co.uk
Oxford Brookes University International Poetry Competition – 6 August
The competition is open to both new and established poets aged 18 and over from across the globe and has two categories. This year’s judge is the much celebrated and award-winning poet Kayo Chingonyi.
For further information, visit: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/poetry-centre/international-poetry-competition/