Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 32

by limebirdvanessa

Welcome to the 32nd Edition of our weekly writing competitions and opportunities digest. If you missed the last edition, you can see it here.

The first on today’s list is an essay callout for an anthology about mental health. Or perhaps you’d prefer to write a piece of speculative fiction set in a post-apocalyptic world? If so, then the second one might appeal. Along similar lines is a dystopian short story contest at number three. We finish up with an open Haiku competition.


Opportunity type – Essays required for an anthology.
Theme – Mental health.
Word count – Maximum 4,500 words.
Organiser/publisher – Creative Nonfiction.
Reward – They say: “We typically pay a $50 flat fee + $10/printed page, plus a copy of the magazine.”
Eligibility – Open internationally.
Deadline – March 1, 2014.
Link for info – Mental health anthology .
Notes – It is free to submit if you send your submission by hard copy post (needs to be postmarked by the deadline of March 1), or if you prefer to submit online there is a $3 convenience fee.


Opportunity type – Short story contest.
Theme – Speculative fiction set in a post-apocalyptic world.
Word count – 1,000 to 10,000 words.
Organiser/publisher – Stone Thread Publishing LLC.
Reward – Publication in the anthlogy and one copy of it in each format for all winning entries and honorable mentions. Additionally, 1st place $60, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $40, 4th place $30, 5th place $20.
Eligibility – Not specified.
Deadline – March 31, 2014.
Link for info – Stone Thread short story contest.
Notes – Must be written in the past tense.


Opportunity type – Short story contest for an anthology.
Theme – Dystopia; anthology will be called “Broken Worlds”.
Word count – Maximum 5,000 words.
Organiser/publisher – Almond Press.
Reward – Publication in an anthology for all shortlisted entrants. £100 for first prize.
Eligibility – 18 years or over from any country.
Deadline – May 1, 2014.
Link for info – Dystopian short story contest.
Notes – This anthology will be a sequel to two previous anthologies they have published entitled “Fall” and “After the Fall”.


Opportunity type – Open Haiku Competition.
Theme – Any.
Word count – Standard Haiku format.
Organiser/publisher – Librasia.
Reward – “The winner and runners up, as well as those receiving commendation from the jury, will be published as a limited edition monograph. The winner and one runner up will receive a book of poetry, and if present in Osaka at the time of the conference, will be invited to the conference to receive their prize”.
Eligibility –  Not specified.
Deadline – March 1, 2014.
Link for info – 4th Vladimir Devide Haiku Award.
Notes – Previous winning entries are featured on the site.


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 32”

  1. Reblogged this on paddypicasso and commented:
    new ideas needed

  2. I submitted a Haiku poem to the last one, wish me luck!

  3. Thanks once more! Great resource!


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