Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 16 – And a Chance to Win Some Chocolate!

by limebirdvanessa

Welcome to the 16th edition of our weekly selection of writing competitions and opportunities.

This week Limebird celebrates its 2nd Birthday! Yay! Happy birthday to us, and to all of you lovely Limebird followers. To start off the celebrations, we’re giving away a box of Celebrations chocolates in our own mini writing competition, see the first on this week’s list for details.


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


Opportunity type – Limebird 2nd Birthday celebration!
Theme – Chocolate.
Word count – One sentence.
Organiser/publisher – Limebird Writers.
Reward – A box of Celebrations chocolates, posted to you, to celebrate our second birthday.
Eligibility – International.
Deadline – October 7, 2013.
Notes – To enter, simply complete this sentence “Chocolate is…”. Write your sentence in the comments section below. We will allow up to 3 entries per person. After the deadline, the Limebirds will decide on which sentence is the most creative, and that person will win a yummy box of Celebrations chocolates!


Opportunity type – Book publisher accepting unsolicited manuscripts.
Theme – A range of different book types; see website for details (no long acquiring adult fiction).
Word count – Varies.
Organiser/publisher – Chronicle Books.
Reward – Rates vary.
Eligibility – Not specified (they are based in San Francisco).
Deadline – Ongoing.
Link for info – Chronicle Books submissions guidelines.
Notes – The company was established in 1967. They accept digital or paper submissions, but prefer digital.


Opportunity type – Micro-fiction contest.
Theme – Not specified.
Word count – Up to 500 words. Up to 3 stories per entry.
Organiser/publisher – River Styx magazine.
Reward – $1500 First Prize plus one case of micro-brewed Schlafly Beer. Publication in their magazine.
Eligibility – Not specified.
Deadline – December 31, 2013.
Link for info – River Styx contest.
Notes – Entry is either $20 which includes a year’s subscription to the magazine (3 issues), or $10 which just includes the edition containing the winning entries. Your choice.


Opportunity type – Magazine looking for article submissions.
Theme – British nostalgia.
Word count – Up to 1,200 words, but preferably 1,000.
Organiser/publisher – Best of British magazine, part of The Metropolis Group.
Reward – Site mentions payment at their “normal rates”, but not sure what that is.
Eligibility –  Not specified, but you are clearly expected to have genuine British nostalgic memories to write about!
Deadline – Ongoing.
Link for info – Best of British submissions.
Notes – They say that articles which are accompanied by pictures stand a greater chance of publication.


Good luck everyone! Don’t forget to give us your chocolate sentence below to be in with a chance of winning a box of Celebrations chocolates to help us celebrate our 2nd Birthday!

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.


37 Responses to “Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 16 – And a Chance to Win Some Chocolate!”

  1. Ok, I know I’m not eligible, but this is tooo much fun!

    Chocolate is… one of my five a day.. cocoa beans are vegetables right… right?

  2. Chocolate is… the ambrosia of every day mortals

  3. Chocolate is… a smear on the corner of my mouth as I smile and lean in the steal the sweetest kiss.

  4. Chocolate is… something I enjoy but could live without.

    Hm. I lost this one, didn’t I?

  5. Chocolate is…a sweet kiss upon the tongue, sending delight to our very core.

  6. Well, I already can’t compete with some of these, and I’m drawing a complete blank about describing my favorite indulgence. So I’ll just say “congratulations” right now to the future winner! 🙂

  7. I love that first competition in the list! 😀

  8. Chocolate is as chocolate was, as ever shall it be: as sweet, as bitter, as slow and melting as a kiss from you to me.

  9. A case of beer for the River Styx contest winner. Now, that’s a prize! 😀

  10. Chocolate is…ahem, it’s not, actually, it was: gone; done with; shut for the day; closed for business; no more (or more?); not a noun but a verb…in the past tense!
    x ofglassandbooks

  11. Great opportunities! I can’t wait to see the winning chocolate sentence, honestly. 🙂

  12. How did I miss this last week?! Better get to it.. So, chocolate is a favourite Limebird staple it would seem. What about…

    Chocolate is… her tongue’s lover, her hips’ nemesis and all too often a comforting friend.

    Happy Monday everyone!

  13. I couldn’t write a sentence about chocolate…I hate the stuff! 😉

  14. chocolate is…..as chocolate does. What will chocolate do exactly? – Well, it’ll do for now…….!


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