Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 12

by limebirdvanessa

Welcome to the 12th edition of our weekly selection of writing competitions and opportunities.

How would you like to be published in a magazine that has previously published original fiction by the likes of Thomas Hardy and F Scott Fitzgerald? You would? Then have a look at the first one below for details.

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


Opportunity type – Short story competition.
Theme – Spring.
Word count – Up to 3,000 words.
Organiser/publisher – Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
Reward – “The winning entry will appear in the May 2014 issue. Its author will be able to choose a first-edition book from Asprey’s Fine and Rare Books Department to the value of £3,000 and enjoy a week-long retreat at Eilean Shona House, on the 2,000-acre private island off the west coast of Scotland where JM Barrie wrote his screenplay for Peter Pan”.
Eligibility – not specified.
Deadline – December 13, 2013.
Link for infoHarper’s Bazaar.
Notes – Harper’s Bazaar magazine dates back to 1867.


Opportunity type – Literary agency seeking new clients.
Theme – Currently accepting clients for juvenile fiction (children and YA), and adult non-fiction.
Word count – Not specified.
Organiser/publisher – Heacock Hill Literary Agency LLC.
Reward – Not specified.
Eligibility – Not specified (they are based in Burbank, California).
Deadline – Ongoing.
Link for info – Heacock Hill.
Notes – They say that they generally respond to queries within a week.


Opportunity type – Short fiction contest.
Theme – Speculative fiction.
Word count – Up to 10,000 words.
Organiser/publisher – Albedo One magazine. The contest is called the Aeon Award.
Reward – First prize 1,000 euros, plus publication in magazine .
Eligibility – Open to international entries from all nationalities.
Deadline – November 30, 2013.
Link for info – Aeon Award 2013.
Notes – There is an entry fee of 7.50 euros. This is the eighth year of this contest.


Opportunity type – Book publisher accepting unsolicited manuscripts.
Theme – Range of fiction and nonfiction, including memoirs/biographies.
Word count – Not specified.
Organiser/publisher – Book Guild Publishing Ltd.
Reward – Royalties, various percentages.
Eligibility – Not specified (they are based in Sussex, UK).
Deadline – Ongoing.
Link for info – Book Guild Publishing Ltd.
Notes – They offer four different publishing options: partnership publishing, conventional publishing, production only, and sponsored books.


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.


18 Responses to “Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 12”

  1. I like how varied these are, so many interests are represented. I hope others are finding them useful too!

  2. Thank you for posting these!

  3. Thank you for posting these, Vanessa. Harpers. Wouldn’t that know anyone’s socks off. Sigh.

  4. Reblogged this on To write is to write is to write and commented:
    Limebird Writers post a list of contest and opportunities for writers. Search the archives for previous editions. Thanks, Limebird Writers.

  5. Yes, Limebird Writers, I did reblog your post with the introduction in the comment above. I have since corrected it. I would delete it from your blog if I could. Please accept my apologies. I don’t set a good example for others, but I serve as an excellent warning.

  6. Some nice opportunities here! Thanks, Vanessa! 🙂


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