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February 27, 2014

Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 35

by limebirdvanessa

Welcome to the 35th Edition of our weekly writing competitions and opportunities digest. If you missed the last edition, you can see it here.

Today we have some sci-fi, fantasy, child and teen books, poetry and humour! And all with ongoing deadlines…


Opportunity type – Short story submissions for a magazine.
Theme – Science fiction and fantasy.
Word count – 1,000 to 8,000 words.
Organiser/publisher – Clarkesworld Magazine.
Reward – 10¢ per word for the first 4000 words, 6¢ for each word over 4000.
Eligibility – Not specified.
Deadline – Ongoing.
Link for info – Clarkesworld Magazine submissions.
Notes – Their average response time for submissions is two days.


Opportunity type – Annual poetry contest.
Theme – No particular theme, all styles are permitted.
Word count – Between 10 and 39 lines long.
Organiser/publisher – Best New Poems.
Reward – At the end of the year, they will give 50% of the profit from sales on their site to the winner – they sell tshirts, mugs etc. (There is no fee to enter the contest).
Eligibility – Must be aged over 13.
Deadline – Ongoing over the year (or until they receive 350 qualifying poems).
Link for info – Best New Poems submissions.
Notes – The poems that qualify get featured on their website for 7 days and are judged by any visitors to the site to who want to give opinions on the poems. At the end of the year, they will pick the best poem by assessing which were the most popular while they were featured. Those who judge the poems are also entered into cash prize drawings.


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