Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 21

by limebirdvanessa

Welcome to the 21st Edition of our weekly writing competitions and opportunities digest! If you missed the last edition, you can see it here

This week we feature a literary magazine accepting submissions, a romance short story competition, a humorous poetry contest and a publisher of fiction and non fiction accepting unsolicited submissions and book proposals. Hopefully something for (almost) everyone!


Opportunity type – Literary magazine accepting submissions.
Theme – Wide selection of fiction and non fiction submission types accepted, ranging from classical to experimental styles, see website.
Word count – Various.
Organiser/publisher – Literal Latte journal (Published in New York. Est. 1994)
Reward – Not specified.
Eligibility – Not specified.
Deadline – Ongoing, they accept submissions all year.
Link for info – Literal Latte journal submissions.
Notes – They also run several writing contests each year – link to their contests.


Opportunity type – Short story competition.
Theme – Romance.
Word count – Between 1,500 and 2,500 words.
Organiser/publisher – Corazon Books (Competition is called The Sophie King Prize).
Reward – Winning story will be recorded by a professional actor, and broadcast online. The winner will also receive a pair of Silver-Plated Life Long Champagne Chalices + a £50 voucher (= approx. $79) from The Handpicked Collection. Runner up will receive a £25 voucher (= approx. $39) from The Handpicked Collection. Vouchers will be issued in £ sterling but can be redeemed worldwide.
Eligibility – International.
Deadline – January 10, 2014.
Link for info – The Sophie King Prize.
Notes – The competition is judged by Sophie King, best selling novelist, journalist, and magazine short story writer.


Opportunity type – Poetry contest.
Theme – Funny poems.
Word count – Not specified.
Organiser/publisher – Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest / Winning Writers Inc.
Reward – First prize $1,000 plus publication on their website. 10 honorable mentions receive $100 plus publication on their website.
Eligibility – International.
Deadline – April 1, 2014.
Link for info – Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest.
Notes – There is no entry fee. This is the 13th year the contest has run.


Opportunity type – Publisher accepting unsolicited manuscripts and book proposals.
Theme – Range of fiction and non fiction books, see website.
Word count – Not specified.
Organiser/publisher – Oneworld Publications.
Reward – Not specified.
Eligibility –  They are based in London, they say “We work with authors, literary agents and publishing partners throughout the world.”
Deadline – Ongoing.
Link for info – Oneworld submissions.
Notes – They were founded in 1986, initially only publishing non fiction books, with fiction added in 2009.


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.


9 Responses to “Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 21”

  1. Once again, a great digest of different opportunities.

    Have just entered http://dennislanebooks.com/#/embarrassment-through-the-ages/4544752603 from my first collection “8 Million Stories” into the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest.

  2. Once again, thank you, Vanessa. Week 21 already? I haven’t noticed the numbers of weeks lately.

  3. Wow! This does look like something for everyone! I hope you and your fellow Limebirds are able to take advantage of these, as well, Vanessa. 🙂


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