Tuesday, 4 November 2014

November - some submission opportunities

For a variety of reasons, mostly work related, I couldn't manage my usual round up of submission opportunities last month. I noticed too that my fiction writing slipped far into the background of my life. These little postings help to motivate me; they keep me thinking about what might come next. And, it's nice to share them. So, I'm back with another one. Maybe it will motivate me, as much as anyone, to write and send out work soon.

Here's a list of what I've found to be open currently.

North West Words Magazine - they have just released Issue 2 and are seeking submissions for Issue 3.  Send up to three poems, or up to 2000 words of fiction, or up to 800 words of memoir to editornww@yahoo.ie For further details see inside the magazine.

Crannog - open in November for the February 2015 issue. They are looking for stories (under 2,000 words) and poetry. See here for more details.

The Penny Dreadful - seeking submissions for Issue 5, deadline 06th December. Stories up to 3,000 words and poetry - further submission 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

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 04 

And, here are some competition deadlines in November.

Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Award 2014 - deadline 5th November 2014. Further details at Poetry Ireland Competitions  

Donegal Creameries NWW Poetry Prize 2014 - deadline 14th November 2014, entry fee €5 for a maximum of 3 poems. First prize €250 - judge Kate Newman on Summer Palace Press. See NWW website for more details.

Fish Short Story Contest - deadline 30th November 2014, see full details here  Judge Jennifer Johnston, entry fee €20 online, maximum word length 5,000. The first prize is €3,000 and the top 10 listed stories will be published in an anthology.  

Happy writing.

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