Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 40

by limebirdvanessa

Howdy all! Welcome to the 40th Edition of our weekly writing competitions and opportunities digest. The last edition is available here.

This week’s offering consists of short film scripts, flash fiction, travel writing and a multi-anthology call out.

Hope you have a good writing week…


Opportunity type – Short film script submissions sought for Arts Educational school.
Theme – A contemporary subject matter, with a cast of people mainly in their 20s.
Word count – Equivalent of 10-12 minutes film time (i.e. approx 10-12 pages).
Organiser/publisher – Arts Educational Schools London.
Reward – “Successful scripts will be filmed by a professional director and director of photography and the subsequent film will be edited to broadcast standard. Writers will be fully credited for their work and receive a professional standard showreel of the film.”
Eligibility – Not specified.
Deadline – May 23, 2014.
Link for info – Arts Educational script submissions.
Notes – They plan to produce eight short films.


Opportunity type – Flash fiction competition.
Theme – Seize the day, but don’t be surprised if it bites back.
Word count – Maximum 500 words.
Organiser/publisher – Erewash Writers’ Group.
Reward – First Prize is Maggie Cobbett’s book, Anyone For Murder / Had We But World Enough / Swings & Roundabouts, and one free entry to the Open Short Story Competition. Second prize is one free entry to the Open Short Story Competition. Winners will be published on EWG’s website and blog.
Eligibility – Not specified, other than to say entries must be in English, and entrants can be any age.
Deadline – June 5, 2014.
Link for info – Erewash Writers’ Group flash fiction competition.
Notes – If this is your first time entering one of their competitions, then your entry must be in the body of the email, if you have previously entered then it can be an attachment.


Opportunity type – Travel writing competition.
Theme – Travel: can be fiction / non-fiction / poetry / prose.
Word Count – Maximum 1,500 words.
Organiser/publisher – Travel Expert.
Reward – Publication on the Travel Expert website, plus £50 .
Eligibility – Residents of any country aged 18 or over.
Deadline – May 1, 2014.
Link for info – Travel Expert writing competition.
Notes – They say that some entrants may be contacted and offered the chance to write for the website, irrespective of the outcome of their competition entry.


Opportunity type – Call for submissions to several anthologies.
Theme – Several (there are 6 anthologies being produced).
Word count – Generally 800-7,000 words (Short stories and poetry/prose).
Organiser/publisher – Phoenix Fire Publishing.
Reward – Publication in the anthology (payment terms not specified).
Eligibility – Not specified.
Deadline – They range from April 12 to November 20, 2014.
Link for info – Phoenix Fire anthology submissions.
Notes – General submissions are also accepted, see here.


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. 


3 Comments to “Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 40”

  1. Reblogged this on The Story of Ink and Papyrus and commented:
    Some interesting competitions here, perfect for those looking for a break in novel writing or those between projects. 🙂

  2. Very neat to see some different opportunities, here! I wish I could do the short film script one (might have to pass it along to my students!). The travelogue one sounds cool, too: not the standard fiction fare contest we usually see. Thanks, Vanessa!

    • Thank you, I do try and source a range! Not necessarily the ones with the biggest prizes, and I mainly try and find ones that have no entry fees, although occasionally I include fee ones if they seem like a really good opportunity. I would have a go at the short film script one if I had the time – Arts Educational school was fairly near where I grew up, and I really wanted to go there!

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