Cape Open Submissions


From 1–30 June, 2014, Jonathan Cape will be open for fiction submissions from new writers of high calibre and imagination.

Submissions should be an initial 50 pages of prose fiction. 96 more words



Open to worldwide writers.

Here’s a great opportunity for you, the writer, to take time and sharpen up the word-tools in the imagination box to create something unique and wonderful as an entry in this inaugural writing competition. 58 more words


Charlotte Duncan Award 2014

Celapene Press invites entries for the 2014 Charlotte Duncan Award for a short story for young readers aged 9-12 years.
This award was established in 2009 in memory of Charlotte Duncan. 23 more words


Bristol Short Story Prize

Writers you have two months to get your short story to the guys at Bristol. You don’t have to be from the UK to enter, anyone over the age of 16 can submit. 871 more words


Entangled Embrace, Short story markets and more

One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. 465 more words

Short Fiction Markets

This and That reblogged this on Life, Love and Writing and commented:

Great info from Cindi Myers Market News blog

Writing Inspiration: Advice from Ira Glass

The advice below is very timely. I was talking to a friend the other day about my latest work. I’d reread it and didn’t think it was very good and couldn’t get inspired to finish it. 320 more words


PolicyMic listed six female writers who have (had)  a cause and champion(ed) it. Spotlight on Nawal El Saadawi, an Egyptian activist today in spite of tumultuous controversy and repression. 24 more words