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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 2:17 PM

:new:Last updated 29th June 2013

:new: We would love to hear feedback from people if they are using this! Have you entered something listed here? Have you won something? Are you actively using this? We want to ensure we are giving the community something worthwhile here- and please don't forget to add opportunities you find to the list too- the more people adding things, the better! 



Hello all!

As writers, we always talk about “getting that piece published sometime” or “maybe submitting to a few places”, but how many of us actually eat our words and get on with it?

It was suggested that perhaps we could help nudge you guys by sharing with you the opportunities we know of. Personally, I'm not well explored, but what I do know is that the community is! Therefore this journal is a chance to share the opportunities you find.


How this is going to work?


:star: If you find an opportunity, add a comment into this journal containing the following information:

- Opportunity brief (i.e. 50 word fiction contest)
- Direct link
- Location (i.e. UK only)
- Deadline

REMINDER TO EVERYONE: Make sure you're including all of the information requested above! And please make sure the link is offsite, ideally to a custom domain. It's a legitimacy thing.

:star:  People can scan through the comments and find opportunities that they can submit to.

:star: When the deadline has passed, we will hide the comment.

:star: More permanent/regular places to submit will be linked below and we will try update this on a regular basis (see below)

:bulletgreen: TIP: Make use of social networking in the professional sense. Follow writing groups, ezines and writers you admire on twitter for a start- you will be amazed how many opportunities appear on a twitter feed.  


WARNING!

:bulletred: This is just a sharing of opportunities; you are responsible for your own taking up of them.

:bulletred: Remember that most contests, zines and such have strict guidelines and you need to take their rules into account (READ AND RESPECT THEM- if you don’t they won’t even consider you!).  

:bulletred: Some may also contain entry or subscriber fees, be prepared that sometimes you will need to pay.

:bulletred: This is NOT a place for advertising contests and groups on deviantART, this is about external opportunities for publication only. If you wish to advertise your contest/group, contact IrrevocableFate and ask for promotion via her love lit series. Any posts relating to dA stuff will be hidden away

:bulletred: If you suspect something is a scam- please reply to the comment posted with the opportunity in.


Places to start:


Feel free to suggest!

Useful sites to frequently visit

:bulletblack: Duotrope ($5 monthly subscribers fee)
:bulletblack: Newpages
:bulletblack: Ralan
:bulletblack: Ideastap 
:bulletblack: Writers Digest
:bulletblack: Querytracker
:bulletblack: Agentquery



Thank you to BloodshotInk for sending in the suggestion that we needed this and a huge thanks to PinkyMcCoversong for kick starting the resource list!




A community initiative to share opportunities for literature publication.
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
UPGRADED - neil-clarke.com/books/submissi… - cyborg anthology! Open til October 31 to all. They are allowing one submission at a time, obviously it has to be cyborg themed though :B
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Writer
Remind me tonight to update this journal! Or should we start a new one and turn it into a monthly thing?
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neurotype Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think we should start a new one, but mostly so that it's not sent to your personal and anyone who's a group admin can update it :B
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Braxton-T-Rutledge Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
How did [link] not get included on this list?
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013   Writer
Beacuse if people don't tell us, we can't add them :)
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Braxton-T-Rutledge Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Lol. I mean P+W is older and bigger than duotrope. I thought everyone knew about both of them. And by "everyone" I mean all the late 20's early 30's type people that have been writing for ten years or so. So, you know, a really very specific everyone that I forget doesn't cover every demographic.
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Solarune Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   Writer
(Not that I'm saying non-paying markets are useless, BTW, but just that Duotrope may have struck most of them off the Twitter feed b/c of the subscription thing.)
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Solarune Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   Writer
This is really awesome, and I do use it – I think I've only submitted to one thing, but that's because I'm lazy. :XD:
This isn't an opportunity as such, but a possibly useless tip – as in, I imagine die-hard Twitter/pub op people already know it, but it might be worth including: although Duotrope charges a subscription fee now, their Twitter feed still posts links to new listings. Most of these seem to be non-paying or fee-based markets, but I have found a couple that offer payment and don't ask a fee through them, so it's definitely worth keeping an eye on. :)
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lightspeed is open, they take SF/F. [link] - no deadline, and they reject super super fast so that compensates for no simsubs.
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   Writer
Popshot is now open for literary submissions for its tenth issue. We're looking for original, thought-provoking writing that will address the theme, and fascinate and engage our readers.

* The theme is ‘Wild’.

* Poems must be up to 25 lines.

* Short fiction must be up to 2,000 words.

* Send up to 3 poems/short stories per submission.

www.popshotpopshot.com/submit....
- No limit on location
- Deadline- July 25th 2013
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   Writer
- Untitled, with passengers poetry blog looking for poets!
untitledwithpassengers.wordpre...
- No limit on location
- Deadline- Rolling
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013   Writer
Quirk Books (the lovely people who brought you Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) are seeking novels that can fit into the theme "looking for love." Winner gets $10,000 and publication. The deadline is October 1. More info here: [link]
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   Writer
Thank you :D
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tmpst24myst Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Writer
Kudos lady's - and best of wishes to everyone who reaches out and gives themselves the opportunity to make their dream come true.

Becca, I believe it was you who gave me a kick in the arse a few years back, maybe it's time I get serious about it again. Or rather, I now have more time since the monsters are in school everyday, all day. :hug: Thank you.
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RomanceProductions Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was amazing! I have gone through `PinkyMcCoversong 's journal as well and I am getting my writings together and taking the advice from the community.

Thanks so much. :) This is an awesome resource for everyone in the community.
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner May 10, 2013   Photographer
I don't know if this info fits here, but I'll give it a try:
We publish your books electronically (e-book) at a very low cost
at the pre-press bureau I own, in Athens-Greece.
More info here: E-books publishers
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Writer
- 247 tales contest from Bloomsbury publsihing- FOR ANYONE AGED 10-16. Write short stories using 247 words or fewer.
- [link]
- UK only
- Deadline- Rolling every month, but the theme does change each time!
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Writer
- Telegraph "Just Back" travel writing contest- 500 words.
- [link]
- No location restrictions
- Deadline- Rolling contest
You can read previous winners on the website to get an idea what they want
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Writer
-Cinnamonpress Sonnet competition. " Your piece can be any theme, but should be sonnet of some form (including creative interpretations of the form)"
-[link]
- No location restrictions
- Deadline June 30th 2013
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Writer
- Poetry contest form Writers forum, winning prize 100
- [link]
- UK Based but no limitations set, there is however an entry fee with critique offerd at additional price!
- Deadline- Rolling contest!
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:iconbeccajs:
BeccaJS Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Writer
- Short Story contest form Writers forum, winning prize 300
- [link]
- UK Based but no limitations set, there is however an entry fee with critique offerd at additional price!
- Deadline- Rolling contest!
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Writer
The Saturday Evening Post is hosting a fiction contest: [link] $10 entry fee, with a first prize of $500, and five runners-up get $100 each (plus publication on their website and their Jan./Feb. 2014 print issue). Deadline is July 1.
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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vespera Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:bulletgreen: TIP: Make use of social networking in the professional sense. Follow writing groups, ezines and writers you admire on twitter for a start- you will be amazed how many opportunities appear on a twitter feed.

-> I also suggest facebook, especially for the smaller presses.
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Braxton-T-Rutledge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I don't have twitter and wouldn't keep up with it if I did.

In other news.

I MADE A BLOG WIF PICTURES! I DID!
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vespera Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It haz pics?
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Braxton-T-Rutledge Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
You didn't look?
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vespera Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
pft, yes, with all my spare time this morning :p
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Braxton-T-Rutledge Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
You are given to great swaths of dawdling.
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neurotype Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Twitter is awesome for catching news of new anthologies, and even asking questions if you can't find another means of communication :nod:

/this response is not extremely late at all/
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You community minded folk are :squee: wonderful. :heart:
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