Thursday, 7 August 2014

August - some submission opportunities here                   

Gee, I can't believe it's late summer already. So, what the are the writing opportunities that might tempt you this month? Here are a few ideas and deadlines.

The Stony Thursday Book - a poetry journal published annually, and this year's deadline is 08th August.  For more details see here
Abridged - accepts poetry and art for themed issues, the current call is for 0-37 Torquemada. The deadline is 31st August, see their website  for further details. 

North West Words Magazine - a new magazine of poetry, short story and flash. Deadline for issue 2 01st September, see further details here   To read issue 1 see here

Southword - a journal of the Munster Literature Centre, in the current submission period it seeks poetry in English or Irish, and short stories in Irish. Deadline 15th September, see here

The Irish Literary Review - open to submissions of poetry, flash, and short story. Online journal see details here

RTE Radio Sunday Miscellany - open submission of short essay scripts 700/50 words in length. Podcasts of the past radio shows are available here   For further submission details see here

Irish Independent, New Irish Writing - open submission (open to Irish, or Irish resident writers), publishes a short story and poetry monthly in the Saturday edition of the paper. Publication leads to a Hennessy award nomination. See further details here

The Moth - rolling submission period, takes poetry and short story (2,500 word max.). See here  and for those who write for children, there is the sister publication The Caterpillar. It also accepts both poetry and short story (1,000 word max.), see here

Number Eleven - short story (3,000 word max.) and flash - open submissions see here

The Weary Blues - poetry, short story (3,000 word max.), visual arts and photography - open submission see here

Burning Bush 2 - mostly publishes poetry, and some flash fiction  (max. 500 words). It is published twice a year, see details here

A New Ulster - seeks submissions of poetry, fiction and art, (adult and child) see here

The Bohemyth - an ezine that publishes poetry, short story (2,000 word max), flash fiction, and photography monthly. It issues on 7th of each month and  takes submissions 1st-23rd of the previous month see here  

Spontaneity Magazine - this is a relatively new online arts journal. It relies on writer response to features from past issues, and takes submissions of poetry, prose and visual arts. See submission details here  - rolling deadline. Latest issue for inspiration Issue 03 

The Floor Magazine - is looking for submissions of poetry, prose, photography and other art for its second issue. For more details see here

And for competitions currently taking entries, see our competitions page above. Here are some with deadlines in August and September.

Red Line Poetry Competition - deadline 15th August 2014, free entry, and judged by Nessa O'Mahony. See here 

The Manchester Fiction and Manchester Poetry Prize 2014 - deadline 29th August 2014  short stories of 2,500 words max. for more details see poetry or fiction 

Hysteria Writing Competition 2014 -  women only, short story, flash and poetry categories. Deadline  31st August, for more details see here
Also, on twitter writer in residence (Bridget Whelan) advises monthly here

Dromineer poetry and flash fiction competition 2014. Judge for poetry Mathew Sweeney, and flash Donal Ryan - deadline 08th Sept 2014 see here  

James Plunkett Short Story Award 2014 - deadline 12th September 2014, judge Donal Ryan, word count 1,000-3,000 words. For more details see Irish Writers Union website   

Bailieborough poetry competition 2014. Deadline 26th September 2014, judging chaired by Michael Farry, assisted by Máiréad Donnellan and Paddy Smith. For more details see website 

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