reedsy's Writing Prompts Inspired Short Story contest Details: Sign up for reedsy's weekly writing prompts newsletter, and respond to one of their prompts with a short story for the chance to win 50 and get featured on the reedsy-medium Blog! Deadline: Ongoing, weekly contest. Fee: Free - abridged Submission Call deadline : etails : you can submit up to four poems on ms word or similar or pieces of artwork. Artwork should be up to A4 landscaped sized and 300 dpi or above. The deadline is 15th June 2018. Please put your name on submissions.
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Details: Anyone can submit a response to the prompt, as long as it is between 100 and 500 words. Please remember to check your word count; any piece that is significantly over the limit will not be posted. If beshara you have a writing website or blog youd like linked to your piece, please include it in your submission email. Send submissions to: - poetry submissions Visions International deadline: Ongoing Details: Send 3-6 unpublished poems or translations (of modern poets) in a single word or Doc. No poems longer than 3 normal pages. Please include mailing address and e-mail on first page of submission. No simultaneous submissions as they respond quickly. No cover letter needed. stories From the community deadline : Ongoing. Details : The International ocd foundation welcomes essay submissions from writers all over the world to tell their personal stories about ocd and bdd boldly, honestly, and creatively. Submissions should be 1000 words or less.
Prose submissions should be about 2,000 words maximum. Poems make their own rules. Submissions should be as a word or similar attachment, and not pdf format. Idler is happy to link to the writer's own online space or other information such as a biography and/or details of published work. crossways an online literary gender magazine seeks Submissions deadline : Ongoing. Details : Although they will read anything (almost they especially want to hear from new and emerging writers who are looking to break into the world of published authors. Their aim is to publish lots of poetry with some short fiction. palm-sized Press deadline: Monthly/Ongoing Prizes: Publication on the website's page.
Details : Flight Writing is a new Irish venture word publishing innovative short stories of up to 3000 words and poetry of max. 50 lines in English, Irish, spanish and German. They want to pump fresh blood into the Irish literary scene and publish unconventional voices. Expressing the Irish experience is important to them, but if youve lived in Ireland or feel an affinity with Ireland, by all means submit at - hennessy new Irish Writing: weekly deadline: Ongoing Details : you can email your entry to or post it (with. Submissions are margaret open to writers who are Irish or resident in Ireland. All accepted stories will be printed in the Irish Times, as well as being considered for the hennessy literary Awards, with prizes of 15, as well as a trophy. tctw: Monthly deadline: Ongoing Prize : 100 per month to the winner and a place in the Christmas Super Slam for a chance to win another 150. Details : Submission details to this on-line slam competition can be found on the group facebook page in the link above. idler deadline: Ongoing Details: Idler accepts submissions for short -form creative writing, including essays, poems and stories, from writers in Ireland and internationally.
Short Fiction- Up to two stories of 3,000 words each per submission. If it's 3,500 words and amazing, they're open to talks. Flash Fiction- Up to three pieces of 700 words each per submission. Poetry- up to five poems per submission (Note: "Up to five" isn't "five or none". They'd rather read one great poem than half a dozen you half-like). Visual Art- Up to five pieces, preferably with a brief ( 200 words) brief on their overarching thematic connection. flight Writing deadline : Ongoing.
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We are looking for novels or collections of short stories from new and established authors. As our name alludes to, we are looking for work which is of this time, period, era and has a timeless quality. We are looking for new voices, works which are imbued with a strong sense of character or place and works which make us think about what it means to be alive today. The writing will be bold and not shy away from its subject matter. Please email submission to, call for novella submissions - fairlight Moderns.
Details : Currently seeking submissions of novella-length works in English from authors based anywhere in the world. Particularly keen to publish work by new and emerging writers, and would love to publish some. Irish writers in the series., skein Press, deadline: Ongoing, details: skein Press is seeking submissions of fiction pieces, short stories and novel extracts, from emerging or established authors to be published in a multi-author collection. These pieces should reflect under-represented voices experiences and themes not widely explored. Please email your story or a chapter from your novel as an attachment. cold Coffee stand- submission Call deadline: Ongoing Details: Cold Coffee stand is a new Irish site dedicated to publishing and publicizing plan cutting edge fiction, poetry, and art.
Adam Marek last, but not least, the uks Adam Marek, author of two collections (Instruction Manual For Swallowing (2007) and The Stone Thrower (2012) is definitely a writer on the. He does sci-fi, ghost stories, realistic parent-and-child tales and more quirky, yes, fantastical, yes, but throwaway, never. His story fewer Things was shortlisted for the sunday times efg short Story Prize in 2010, and thats a good start if you like your fiction more straightforward check out Tamagotchi if you want something more offbeat. Thats our ten, but we know theres more out there who deserve some love. If youve got any recommendations, which make even the most hardened short story hater fall head over heels in love, please let us know down below. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more stonking stories joel Willans is the Editor of Ink tank and co-founder of Ink tank media.
Author of the short story collection, spellbound: Stories of Womens Magic over Men, his prize-winning fiction has been broadcast on bbc radio and published in dozens of magazines and anthologies worldwide. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram. Call for Creative writing Facilitators at the. Irish, writers, centre, deadline: Ongoing, details: The iwc is always looking for professional creative writers and industry professional with a strong public profile and/or experience teaching to deliver creative writing courses or seminars, poets writers : tools for, writers. This resource, though based in America, provides invaluable information on literary journals magazines accepting submissions, residencies, conferences, grants and more. The majority of these opportunities are open to those outside of the States., entropy mag: Where to submit in March, April, and may. Deadline: Various, details: Discover a wealth of information on submission opportunities, from presses accepting full-length manuscripts, to chapbooks, to journals and anthologies., epoque press: a new independent publisher open to submissions. Deadline: Ongoing, details : Epoque press is a new independent publisher established to promote the very best in literary talent.
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A chinese author living in the us, she writes brilliantly about modern China in a really understated, elegant way: we recommend Kindness the opening story of the second collection its long, but its excellent. Philip ó ceallaigh ó ceallaigh is an Irish -born writer whos based in Bucharest and is the author of two collections: Notes From a turkish Whorehouse (2006) and The Pleasant Light of day (2009). You could probably argue that he writes more about men than women, and his stories are rarely set in his native ireland. Hes an editor of short stories as business well as a writer, and as an advocate of the form, he once told a journalist for the Irish magazine hot Press that if youve got something to say and you can say it for less, thats the. Were with him on that have a look at Walking Away, one of Anne Enrights selections for the Granta book of the Irish Short Story (2012). Claire keegan keegans first collection, Antarctica, came out in 1999, just skimming the cusp of the millennium, but it was her second, walk The Blue fields (2007) that made everyone sit up and pay attention. Keegans won just about every prize that Irish literature has to offer, and some of them twice; she writes about rural Irish life with a degree of delicacy and empathy that make that age-old ground seem newly fertile. Try The forresters daughter for a start, and we guarantee youll be back for more.
The second story, ;The gold Cure, is one of our faves, but check out Great Rock and Roll pauses if you want to see a short story told entirely in PowerPoint. Links got stories in anthologies all over the place, but check out Stranger Things Happen (2o01 magic tukaram for Beginners (2006) and Pretty monsters (2008) to get the full effect. Shes generally classified as fantasy or slipstream writer, but her work is truly cross-genre in fact, shes one of those writers that makes the whole idea of the genre seem nothing more than a ridiculously juvenile marketing scheme. Her stories are crazy and magical and devastating and witty theyre contemporary and timeless and mix urban realism with a demented fairytale horror aesthetic. Your life aint worth living if you havent read Kelly link. The title story of Magic for Beginners is superb, but sos the sort-of-zombie story, the hortlak which shes made available here as a sampler. Yiyun li with two collections a thousand years of good Prayers (2005) and Gold boy, emerald Girl (2010) under her belt, the first of which won the Frank oconnor International Short Story Award and the second of which was shortlisted for the same prize, not.
everything Burned (2009) and its lassoed him a reputation as one of the foremost up-and-comers in short story land. The books funny and harsh and diverse; its great o contemporary America and its also a pretty good example of how a writer can take a series of influences (Hemingway, for one, is in evidence here) and twist them into something unique. Check out On The Show as a sampler its set in a fairground and who doesnt like that? Jennifer Egan, again, Egans first collection, Emerald City, came out in 1993, but its her second, a visit from the goon Squad (2010, pulitzer Prize-winner) that brought her all the accolades. More accurately a short story cycle rather than a collection, this et of interlinked narratives follows a group of people loosely connected to the music industry in the usa from the mid twentieth-century until the near future; its all about time and memory and how. Its witty and imaginative and brutal and very clever.
Barrys prose, his local idiolect, his use of imagery and his peerless dialogue hes a superstar. If you want a sampler, try to find his story, beer Trip to Llandudno if you ever read a better tale of middle-aged male friendship than this, well buy you a pint. Sarah Hall, hall, a pretty prolific novelist, has only to date release one story collection, The beautiful Indifference (2011), but, man, will it blow you away shes just about the best writer about the cumbrian landscape in the north of England that weve ever encountered. One of our favourite stories, butchers Perfume, was shortlisted for the bbc national. Short, story prize in 20e snagged the top prize with another gem, Mrs Fox. George saunders, sauders first collection, civilWarLand In Bad Decline, came out in 1996, but the rest of his work has emerged this century, so well forgive him his early immersion. Pastoralia (2000 In Persuasion Nation (2006) and Tenth of December shredder (2013) have cemented his reputation as the guy that does weirdly compelling sort-of-sci-fi, satirical work thats still tender and funny and eminently readable. In fact, contrary to the prevalent notion that the short story is on its last legs, tenth of December was shortlisted for the 2014 Folio prize and selected as one of the ten best books of 2013 by the editors of the new York times.
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September 9, 2014 / 26 comments /. Joel Willans, the ten greatest short story writers of the twenty-first century? What, we scoff, only ten? After all, the centurys fourteen already thats enough time to compile a list twice as long as this one! However, were going to restrict ourselves to ten because were also interested in your input: which story writers have blown your mind since the big Y2K? Leave your comments below! And in the meantime, please, please, please check out these authors if youre not already familiar with their works theyre so good it hurts! Kevin Barry, barry is our Number One: this. Irish writer has two collections, There are little kingdoms (2007) and Dark lies the Island (2012 both of which are outstanding: hilarious, poignant, bizarre, frightening and, above all, inventive.