Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 33

by limebirdvanessa

Welcome to the 33rd Edition of our weekly writing competitions and opportunities digest. If you missed the last edition, you can see it here.

How’s February going for everyone? Here in the UK, it’s all about the rain. This week we have opportunities ranging from zombie stories to poems about trees to brighten up your February. Happy writing everyone!


Opportunity type – Stories wanted for a zombie anthology.
Theme – Zombies.
Word count – 2,000 to 6,000 words.
Organiser/publisher – Spooky Isles and Red Rattle Books.
Reward – Publication in the book to be called “Zombie Bites”. Remuneration to be agreed with the author.
Eligibility – Not specified.
Deadline – March 31, 2014.
Link for info – Zombie anthology callout.
Notes – This book follows their previous Dracula story anthology.


Opportunity type – Writing prompt competition.
Theme – A different picture prompt every Thursday.
Word count – Any.
Organiser/publisher – Creative Writing Ink.
Reward – Links to entries are posted on their site. One winner every two months (from all the weekly prompt entries) receives a €25.00 Creative Writing Ink Gift Voucher which may be used for an of their creative writing courses OR a copy of “The Testament of Mary” by Colm.
Eligibility – Not specified.
Deadline – Every two months, current one ends March 31, 2014.
Link for info – Writing prompts.
Notes – Ideally they like you to post your entry on your own blog and then add a link to it from their site, but you can email the entry to them if you prefer.


Opportunity type – Poetry contest.
Theme – Trees (the poems need to contain a reference to a tree or trees, but don’t have to actually be about trees)
Word count – Up to 2 poems, maximum 40 lines each.
Organiser/publisher – Carriage House Poetry Series.
Reward – First Prize $250.00 and Publication in the Autumn 2014 Print Issue of TIFERET: Literature, Art, & The Creative Spirit. Selected Finalists Will Receive Certificates.
Eligibility – Not specified.
Deadline – March 1, 2014.
Link for info – Carriage House Poetry Series contest.
Notes – Submissions are by snail mail, so do allow enough posting time to meet the deadline.


Opportunity type – Children’s book publisher accepting unsolicited submissions.
Theme – Children’s books; see link for detail of their preferred types.
Word count – Not specified.
Organiser/publisher – Phoenix Yard Books.
Reward – Royalty rates not specified.
Eligibility –  Not specified (they are based in London).
Deadline – Ongoing.
Link for info – Phonix Yard Books submissions.
Notes – They recommend getting a literary agent, but will still accept submissions without one.


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.


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