Comps & Pubs

This is a scribble pad and details may not be up-to-date.

Competitions

Closing in…

January

Fish Short Memoir (@) (4k) // The Masters Review (@) short story award for new writers (to mid Jan)

February

Writers and Artists (@) // BBC NSSA (s/s can be recently published) — mid Dec to Feb // Fish Flash (@) — to Feb

March

The White Review (@) — cd 1 Mar // Mslexia (@, f) — Dec/Jan? to mid Mar // Bath Short Story (@) — Nov to Mar/Apr // Short Fiction Journal (@) — Jan to Mar

April

Bristol Prize (@) 4,000w — late Oct to Apr

May

Bridport (@) — mid Nov to May

June

Asham — Jun biennially? // Flashback Fiction 2019 (moon anniversary) — to 16 Jun // VS Pritchard – cd mid Jun // Moth Magazine (@f) — to Jun

July

Brighton Prize — cd 1 Jul (short story / flash) 2019 – is this site working, is the comp still running? // Wasafiri — to late Jul // HISSAC — to Jul // Seán Ó Faoláin — May to 31 Jul // Wells — to Jul // Ink Tears (flash) — Feb to Jul

August

Costa — Jul to early Aug // Manchester — to late Aug // Willesden Herald (Submittable) — to Aug // Aesthetica — to Aug

September

Sunday Times EFG (@, f) (s/s can be recently published) — late Jul to late Sep

October

Prole — Apr to early Oct // Chicken House — Jun to Oct // The Fiction Desk (@) (newcomers, s/s) — to Oct // Bare Fiction Mag (flash, s/s) — to Oct // The London Magazine — Sep to Oct

November & December

Ambit (@) — Sep to 1 Nov // Ink Tears (@) (short story) — Sep to Nov // Commonwealth Prize — mid Sep to mid Nov // Fish (@) (short story) — to Nov

Ongoing writing competitions — rolling deadline

Bath flash fiction award (@) (flash 300w, 4-month rounds, mid Feb 18) also novella-in-flash cd 29 Jan 18 // Flash 500 (@) (flash 500w, quarterly) // FlashBack Fiction (@) (500w, historical flash fiction) // Reflex fiction  3/year (schedule) 180-360 words // Scottish Booktrust 50-word competition // Writers Forum Magazine (flash, s/s, poetry, monthly)

Publications

Various

Cinnamon Press // Ellipsis Zine (@) // Fictive Dream (@) // Flash and Cinder // Flash Back // Former Cactus // Hypertrophic // Ink, Sweat and Tears (@, f) // Jellyfish Review // L’ Ephemere Review // Longleaf Review // Lost Balloon // Maudlin House (@) // MIR Online // Moon Park Review // Moth (@f) // New Flash Fiction Review // New South Journal // Pank Magazine (@) // Paragraph Planet // Reflex Fiction // Retreat West // Spontaneity (@) // Synaesthesia (@) // The Bangor Literary Journal // The Penny Dreadful  (@, f) // The White Review (@) // Tongues and Grooves // Words of the Wild // Words With Jam

Paying publications

AGNI // Ambit (@) // Battered Suitcase — Apr to Oct (pay nominal) // BBC Writers’ Room (@, blog) //  Crannóg — Mar, Jul, Nov // Lockjaw Magazine (@) (pay nominal) // Matchbook Lit Mag (@) // Mslexia (@, f) // Short Fiction Journal (@, f) — gen subs Sep-Dec // Smokelong Quarterly (@) // The Antioch Review (@, f) // The Fiction Desk (@) (1k-20k, usually 2-7k) // The Forge (@) // The New Yorker (@) // The Kenyon Review (@) // The Stinging Fly (@, f) — Feb, Jun, Oct // 

On hiatus (as of Sep 2019 – keep checking)

Blue Five Notebook (@) — Nov-Dec and May-Jun // Boinkzine (@) last published 2018? // Losslit till Jan 2020 //

If you can recommend any new writing opportunities, please include them in the comments below.

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