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March 20, 2014

Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 38

by limebirdvanessa

Welcome to the 38th Edition of our weekly writing competitions and opportunities digest. If you missed the last edition, you can see it here.

This week we take you on a journey from erotic romance to the future of humanity, and from the ultra-short story to one that tingles the spine. Curious? Read on…

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Opportunity type – Publisher looking for erotic romance.
Theme – See website for guidelines on what they do and don’t want.
Word count – 15,000 to 40,000 words for novellas, 40,000 to 85,000 for full length.
Organiser/publisher – Amira Press.
Reward – 40% of cover price on e-book sales from their site, 30% of cover price from 3rd party sites, 8.5% of cover price on print book sales.
Eligibility – Not specified.
Deadline – Ongoing.
Link for info – Amira Press submissions.
Notes – Submissions need to include a promotional plan.

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Opportunity type – Essay contest.
Theme – How should humanity steer the future?
Word count – Maximum 9 pages or 25,000 characters.
Organiser/publisher – FQXi Community.
Reward – First Prize (top ranked essay): US$10,000. Second Prize (ranks 2-3): US$5000 each. Third Prize (ranks 4-8): US$2000 each. Fourth Prize (ranks 9-18): US$1000 each. Judging Panel Discretionary Prize (at its discretion, the panel can decide to award up to 2 special commendation prizes for non-professional and/or non-academic entrants): US$1000.
Eligibility – Any.
Deadline – April 18, 2014.
Link for info – Humanity essay contest.
Notes – The essays need to be “Accessible to a diverse, well-educated but non-specialist audience”. See link for full guidelines.

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