Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 11

by limebirdvanessa

Welcome to the 11th edition of our weekly selection of writing competitions and opportunities.

We aim to cover a range of different types of writing opportunities and contests over the weeks, but do let us know if you have particular areas of writing interest that we haven’t covered, and we’ll see what we can do!

If you missed the last edition of our digest, you can view it here.


Opportunity type – Open call for anthology.
Theme – Stories with a sarcastic and bitter take on love and romance.
Word count – 4,000 to 10,000 words.
Organiser/publisher – Sirens Call Publications.
Reward – Royalty sharing.
Eligibility – not specified.
Deadline – December 31, 2013 (or until full).
Link for info – Sirens Call Publications.
Notes – The title of the anthology is “Flowers are Overrated.


Opportunity type – Poetry competition.
Theme – Nature.
Word count – Up to 40 lines per poem.
Organiser/publisher – The Rialto (a poetry magazine), and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
Reward – First prize £1000, see link for other prizes.
Eligibility – Open to international entries.
Deadline – September 30, 2013.
Link for info – Nature poetry competition.
Notes – There is an entry fee of £6 for the first poem, £3 for any subsequent poems.


Opportunity type – Magazine open to freelance article submissions.
Theme – Parenting.
Wordcount – 1,000 to 2,500 words for articles, 100 to 500 words for departments.
Organiser/publisher – Parenting.
Reward – Variable, dependent on length, difficulty, experience.
Eligibility – Not specified.
Deadline – Ongoing.
Link for info – Parenting magazine guidelines.
Notes – All queries must be in writing.


Opportunity type – Monthly flash fiction contest.
Theme – Story must be SciFi, Fantasy or Horror, under a changing monthly theme (e.g. September is ‘Outsiders’, October is ‘Out of Time’).
Word count – 500 to 1,000 words.
Organiser/publisher – Kazka Press.
Reward – $10 plus publication on their website and in their monthly newsletter.
Eligibility – Not specified.
Deadline – 20th of each month.
Link for info – Monthly flash fiction contest.
Notes – They ask for 6 months exclusivity on ePublished stories.


Good luck everyone!

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information given here, but please verify details yourself before submitting anywhere as Limebird Writers cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies. Listing of opportunities here is not necessarily an endorsement of them.

8 Responses to “Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 11”

  1. I’m going to check a couple of these out, thanks!

  2. I am amazed at how hard you work to offer up opportunities to writers. You are an angel, Vanessa!


Limebird Writers Love To Peck At Comments! :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: