Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project



Please also read these Frequently Asked Questions before applying.

Applications for the 2018-2019 writer-in-residence positions may be submitted from Monday, January 1, 2018, to Monday, April 16, 2018. Results will be announced in late May 2018.
About the Residencies

The Kerouac Project provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. In the past we have accepted writers with no formal writing education alongside those with MFA’s and impressive résumés. You will be judged on the quality of the writing sample you submit. Each residency consists of approximately a three month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of $1,000 are included. As writer-in-residence, all you are required to do is live in the Kerouac House during your residency, work on your writing project, and participate in two events—a Welcome Potluck dinner for you, and a Final Reading of your work at the Kerouac House at the end of your residency. Should you desire them, the Kerouac Project can also offer opportunities for you to participate in other readings, lead workshops, and interact in other ways with the vibrant Central Florida literary community.
Residency Slots

Fall 2018: September 1 through November 22, 2018
Winter 2018–2019: December 1, 2018, through February 21, 2019
Spring 2018: March 1 through May 23, 2018
Summer 2018: June 1 through August 22, 2018

At the time you submit your application you will be asked which residency time slot(s) you prefer or are available for. Or you can just indicate ‘any’ if you have no specific time slot preference.
The Application Process:

You will be required to select a category into which your submission fits. The categories are: Poetry, Play, Screenplay, Fiction/Short Story, and Nonfiction. Your writing sample must match the category. So, for example, if you’re applying in the fiction category, your writing sample must only be a fiction sample. You cannot include some fiction and some poems you may have written. You are allowed one submission per category. This means you can submit to more than one category if you wish to do so. However, each submission is separate and you must complete the whole application process again for each submission. This includes the payment of the $30 application fee for each submission.

All applications/submissions are received electronically and a $30 application fee is required at the time you submit, and for each subsequent application, should you decide to submit in more than one category.

We require a standard format for all prose submissions, fiction and nonfiction. The format is:
10 pages in length.
1-inch page margins.
1.5 line spacing.
Text must be in a 12-point serif font, (preferably Times New Roman as its compact structure allows you the maximum number of words per page).

Those submitting poetry, a play, or screenplay, may continue to follow the genre conventions in their submissions, though your writing sample must also be limited to 10-pages in length.

The residency submission/application period opens on Monday, January 1, 2018, and remains open for fifteen weeks, closing at midnight (Eastern Time) on Monday, April 16, 2018. We encourage applicants to apply early rather than waiting until the end to submit.

Please read all of the Frequently Asked Questions related to residency applications before submitting your application and writing sample.

When you are ready, click the button below to initiate the application/submission process.


Margery Allingham Short Story CWA - 2018

Our mission is to find the best unpublished short story – one that fits into legendary crime writer Margery’s definition of what makes a great story:

“The Mystery remains box-shaped, at once a prison and a refuge. Its four walls are, roughly, a Crime, a Mystery, an Enquiry and a Conclusion with an Element of Satisfaction in it.”

The international competition is open to all – both published and unpublished authors from all over the world – and is for short stories of up to 3,500 words. All that we ask is that the story has not been previously published, so whether you polish off a dusty draft or craft a brand new idea is totally up to you.

Box Clever by SAM HEPBURN
Box-Shaped Heart by MARY KENDRICK
The Case of the Burned Wires by J J WHITE
The Case of the Unrepentant Killer by BRUCE GASTON
Division by RYAN BRUCE
Lady Suliena by MARSALI TAYLOR
Life Gave Me Lemons by METTE BERG
The Perfect Hike by LOUISE MANGOS
The Silenced Witness by SAM CUNNINGHAM
The Thought of You by CHRIS CURRAN
The Margery Allingham Society, the CWA and the judges would like to thank everyone who entered.

Congratulations to all who were longlisted in a competition where the quality of entries was exceptionally high. Commiserations to those who didn’t make it.

The winner receives a generous cash prize of £500 plus two weekend passes to CrimeFest 2019 and a selection of Margery Allingham-related books.

The winner is announced at CrimeFest 2018 in Bristol and shortlisted writers can buy tickets just to the ceremony if they prefer, when the CWA Dagger longlists are also announced. Email secretary[at symbol] thecwa.co.uk.

More info Here

A3 Review Monthly Contest - BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

The A3 Review is an international magazine that behaves like a map. Its themed monthly contests are brought to you by the folks who make Writing Maps. We believe in words and images, and love a combination of the two. We're looking for prose, poetry, graphic stories, photography, paintings, drawings, and other visual and word-based creations and various combinations of the above.

We welcome submissions from everywhere in the world.

Each month's two winning entries will appear in The A3 Review, a fold-out literary and art magazine published every six months. The current issue is Issue 7 (The Silver Issue), which came out in October 2017.

Issue 8 (The Gold Issue): Edited by KM Elkes and Shaun Levin. The two winning entries from each month, September 2017 till February 2018, will make up the list of contributors to Issue 8. From this list, three overall winning entries will be chosen in February 2018. These three ultimate winners will receive cash prizes: 1st = £175, 2nd = £100, 3rd = £75 (approx $230, $130, $95). Issue 8 will appear in early April 2018.

Issue 9 (The Circle Issue): Edited by KM Elkes and Shaun Levin. The two winning entries from each month, March till August 2018, will make up the list of contributors to Issue 9. From this list, three overall winning entries will be chosen in August 2018. These three ultimate winners will receive cash prizes: 1st = £175, 2nd = £100, 3rd = £75 (approx $230, $130, $95). Issue 9 will appear in early October 2018.

Writing: No more than 150 words (title not included). Poems no longer than 30 lines.

Art: Must fit into an A6 panel. That's about 4 x 6 inches or 10 x 15cm. Send as low-res in the first instance. If your work is accepted, we'll ask for a hi-res image.

There is a small fee of $5 (approx £3.50) per entry to help us cover admin and printing costs and to make sure we can keep offering cash prizes.

Follow us on Twitter for conversation, updates and inspiration. Sign up to The A3 Review newsletter here.

These are The Rules:

1. Entry fee is $5 (approx £3.50) per submission. Multiple entries are welcome, though each must be uploaded as a separate submission.

2. Enter online through Submittable.

3. Each contest closes on the 4th Saturday of the month.

4. Any entries submitted after the deadline will not be eligible.

5. The A3 Review's Monthly Contest is open to all writers and artists over 16.

6. We encourage prose, poems, prose poems, graphic stories, hybrid forms, photography, illustration, painting.

7. Maximum number of words is 150. Poems must be no longer than 30 lines.

8. Artwork, graphic and comics stories must fit into an A6 panel.

9. Two winning entries from each month with appear in The A3 Review to be published every 6 months. From this shortlist of winners, 3 will be chosen to win cash prizes: 1st = £175, 2nd = £100, 3rd = £70 (approx: 1st = US$230, 2nd = US$130, 3rd = US$95).

10. Entries must be available for The A3 Review, and must not have been previously published.

11. The judges' verdict is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

12. Entries cannot be substituted once they have been submitted.

13. Judging is anonymous.

14. Name and contact details must not appear on the entries.

15. Submission of entry is taken to be an unqualified acceptance of these rules.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Killer Fiction – Crime & Thriller Competition

Writers & Artists are excited to announce a new competition dedicated exclusively to crime and thriller writing. Whether you have a polished manuscript sitting at home, have just completed your first draft or are only a few thousand words in, we want you to submit up to the first 2,000 words of your page-turner. This is your chance to get your work in front of a literary agent and receive expert feedback to help you on your journey towards publication.

To enter the competition and be in with the chance of winning our brilliant prizes, all you have to do is enter up to the first 2,000 words of a crime/thriller manuscript (for adults) and email it to crimecomp@bloomsbury.comwith "Killer fiction competition" as the subject line.

We’re offering you the chance to win a pair of tickets to our upcoming Writing Crime & Thriller Fiction event on Saturday 19th September – with talks from literary agents, bestselling authors and creative writing tutors – the latest edition of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook and a book bundle including all four of Thomas Mogford’s Spike Sanguinetti mysteries, Close Call by Stella Rimington, the W&A Companion Guide to Novel Writing and the W&A Companion Guide to Crime and Thriller Writing. Most importantly, you’ll receive direct feedback from a literary agent on your work. Two runners-up will receive a copy of the W&A Companion Guide to Novel Writing and the W&A Companion Guide to Crime and Thriller Writing.

The closing date is midnight on Friday 31st July 2018. The winners of the competition will be announced on this site in August 2015.

Don't forget to read the full details, terms and conditions (below) before you enter. Please remember to register on www.writersandartists.co.uk before submitting your entry, or it will not be valid.
Good luck!

This year's competition will be judged by literary agent Diana Beaumont. Diana has recently joined The Agency Group. She started agenting with Rupert Heath Literary Agency in 2011. Prior to this she was a senior commissioning editor at Transworld where she published numerous bestselling authors, after studying English at Oxford. Diana was chosen as one of The Bookseller’s Rising Stars of 2012. Books she’s represented range from ground-breaking cookbook THE MEATLIQUOR CHRONICLES by Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins to Man Booker longlisted THE MARRYING OF CHANI KAUFMAN by Eve Harris. She is actively looking to build her crime list – especially psychological thrillers, thrillers and police procedurals with a strong protagonist and hook. Her clients in this area include Claire McGowan and Angela Clarke.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Short Grain Contest

Short Grain Contest

We thank Cheryl & Henry Kloppenburg, Barristers and Solicitors, Saskatoon, for their ongoing support ofGrain and the Short Grain Writing Contest.

Grain and the Short Grain Writing Contest have featured the work of such literary luminaries as Lorna Crozier, Xi Chua, Tim Lilburn, Guy Maddin, Patrick Lane, Miriam Toews, Zsuzsi Gartner, and Eleanor Wachtel. You could join them in the pages of Grain.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

BBC National Short Story Award 2018

The BBC National Short Story Award 2018 with Cambridge University

Award of £15,000 for the winner
£600 for four (4) further shortlisted stories

Entry Dates:

Submissions for the BBC National Short Story Award 2018 with Cambridge University will be accepted from 9am (GMT) Monday 11 December 2017.

The deadline for receipt of entries is 9am (GMT) Monday 12 March 2018.

How to Enter:

Applicants are encouraged to make their submission using the online Entry Formas early as possible before the deadline. If applicants are unable to access the online Entry Form, entries can be submitted by post.
Instructions for Entering Online (Preferable Method)

1. Read the Entry Terms and Conditions thoroughly to check the author whose work is due to be submitted and their short story are eligible for the Award. Submission of an entry is taken as acceptance of all the Terms and Conditions.

2. Format the short story as per the following instructions:
One entry per author
Written in English
A maximum of 8,000 words
Font: any font, 12pt, black
Double spaced
No page numbers
Include a front page which details the Title of Story and the Word Count
No author’s name included anywhere on the story (unless you are submitting a typeset file and it is unavoidable)

3. Save the short story as an Adobe PDF or a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) with the Title of Story in the file name. (N.B. if the short story has already been published you can submit a typeset PDF file, but you must remove the author name or title from any headers or footers).

4. Complete the Entry Form online at https://bbc.lvis.io/bbcnssa/ including uploading your short story document.
Instructions for Entering by Post

1. Read the Entry Terms and Conditions thoroughly to check the author whose work is due to be submitted and their short story are eligible for the Award. Submission of an entry is taken as acceptance of all the Terms and Conditions.

2. Type and format the short story as per the following instructions:
One entry per author
Written in English
A maximum of 8,000 words
Font: any font, 12pt, black
Double spaced
No page numbers
Include a front page which details the Title of Story and the Word Count
No author’s name included anywhere on the story (unless you are submitting a typeset file and it is unavoidable).

3. Print eight (8) copies of the typed short story (single or double-sided on white A4 paper).

4. Request a Postal Entry Form by sending a Stamp Addressed Envelope to Entry Form Request, The BBC National Short Story Award 2018 with Cambridge University, The London Readings Unit, Room 8015 Radio Drama, BBC Broadcasting House, W1A 1AA We will endeavour to send you a form within two working days of receipt of your SAE.

5. Complete the Entry Form in and send it with eight (8) copies of the short story in the post to:
The BBC National Short Story Award 2018 with Cambridge University, The London Readings Unit, Room 8015 Radio Drama, BBC Broadcasting House, W1A 1AA.
Please note

Entries not submitted in accordance with the Entry Instructions and Entry Terms and Conditions will not be eligible for consideration.
No entries can be returned.
Due to the volume of entries for the Award, there will be no acknowledgement of receipt for entries submitted by post. Entries submitted online will receive an automated acknowledgement.
Any queries about entering the Award should be emailed tobbcnssa@bbc.co.uk. The Award administrators will respond as soon as possible.

Saturday, 6 January 2018



2018 Guidelines

The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Submissions must be 1,200 words or fewer. Melinda Moustakis, author of Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award and was a 5 Under 35 selection by the National Book Foundation, and who is currently the Rona Jaffe Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, will be the final judge. The Kenyon Review will publish the winning short story in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2018 Writers Workshop in Gambier, Ohio. Additional info on the Writers Workshop is available here.

Submission Guidelines
Writers must not have published a book of fiction at the time of submission. (We define a “published book of fiction” as a novel, novella or short story collection written by you and published by someone other than you in print, on the web, or in ebook format.)
Stories must be no more than 1,200 words in length.
One submission per entrant.
Please do not simultaneously submit your contest entry to another magazine or contest.
Please do not submit work that has been previously published.
All entries will be read blind. Before you submit, please remove your name and any other identifying information from your manuscript.
The submissions link will be active January 1st to 31st. All work must be submitted through our electronic system. We cannot accept paper submissions.
A $24 entry fee will be collected at the time of submission. Each entrant will receive a one-year subscription to the Kenyon Review which will start with the Mar/Apr 2018 issue. Current subscribers will receive a one-year extension on their current subscription. Please note: we are only able to offer domestic print subscriptions for this special contest rate. If you live abroad (including Canada), we will happily provide you with a digital-only one-year subscription to the magazine.
Winners will be announced in the late spring. You will receive an e-mail notifying you of any decisions regarding your work.



The White Review Short Story Prize is an annual short story competition for emerging writers. This year, we are excited that United Agents are supporting the prize.

The White Review Short Story Prize was established with support from a Jerwood Charitable Foundation Small Grant in 2013. The prize awards £2,500 to the best piece of short fiction by a writer resident in Britain & Ireland who has yet to secure a publishing deal. Previous winners are Claire-Louise Bennett, Ruby Cowling, Owen Booth, Sophie Mackintosh and Nicole Flattery. They have gone on to secure publishing deals with Hamish Hamilton, Fitzcarraldo Editions, Fourth Estate and The Stinging Fly.

THE WHITE REVIEW will offer 50 free entries to writers on low-incomes. If you are a low-income writer and would like to apply for free entry, please read the additional low-income entry guidelines below.

The judges will be looking for short stories that explore and expand the possibilities of the form. We encourage submissions from all literary genres, and there are no restrictions on theme or subject matter. We would only emphasise that the prize was founded to reward ambitious, imaginative and innovative approaches to creative writing.

The winning story will be published in a quarterly print issue of THE WHITE REVIEW. Shortlisted writers will have their work published online and receive feedback from the editors of THE WHITE REVIEW.

In 2013, the inaugural White Review Short Story Prize was judged by novelist Deborah Levy, agent Karolina Sutton and editor Alex Bowler and won by Claire-Louise Bennett for ‘The Lady of the House’.

In 2014, the second White Review Short Story Prize was judged by novelist Kevin Barry, agent Anna Webber and editor Max Porter and won by Ruby Cowling for ‘Biophile’.

In 2015, the prize was judged by novelist Ned Beauman, agent Lucy Luck and editor Hannah Westland and won by Owen Booth for ‘I Told You I’d Buy You Anything You Wanted So You Asked For A Submarine Fleet’.

In 2016, the prize was judged by novelist Eimear McBride, agent Imogen Pelham and editor Simon Prosser and won by Sophie Mackintosh for ‘Grace’.

In 2017, the prize was judged by editor Mitzi Angel, novelist Joe Dunthorne, and writer and critic Jon Day, and won by Nicole Flattery for ‘Track’.


The deadline for submissions is: 17:00 1st March 2018. No entries will be considered if submitted after 17:00 on 1st March 2018 (GMT/EST).

Please read these eligibility and entry rules carefully before beginning the online entry process. Submission of an entry is taken as acceptance of the entry rules.

To enter the Prize, you must first buy an entry from The White Review Shop.


You must then enter your payment reference number, contained in the payment receipt, into the form below, along with your entry.


The shortlist will be announced in April 2018. The winner will be announced at a party in London that month. For any queries not covered below, please email:editors@thewhitereview.org.


THE WHITE REVIEW is offering free entry to the Prize for up to 50 low-income writers. If you are a low-income writer and would like to apply for free entry, please follow the below application guidelines. We will receive applications for free entries until 24 January 2018. THE WHITE REVIEW will grant eligible applicants free entry on a first come first-served basis.

Low-income writers applying for free entry should also read the additional guidelines, below the general Terms and Conditions.



CHLOE ARIDJIS is a Mexican writer based in London. Her first novel, BOOK OF CLOUDS, won the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger in France and her second novel, ASUNDER, is set in the National Gallery. Her third novel, SEA MONSTERS, will come out in early 2019. She also writes for art journals and was co-curator of the Leonora Carrington exhibition at Tate Liverpool. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014.

SAM BYERS is the author of IDIOPATHY, which was published in 2013. His work has been translated into ten languages and his writing has appeared in GRANTA, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE SPECTATOR, and THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT. IDIOPATHY was included on the Waterstones 11 list of debut novels to watch out for; shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Prize and the Desmond Elliot Prize; and won a Betty Trask Award. His next novel, PERFIDIOUS ALBION, will be published in 2018.

ZELJKA MAROSEVIC is Co-Editor of  THE WHITE REVIEW, and Co-Publisher of Daunt Books.

ANNE MEADOWS is commissioning editor at Granta and Portobello Books.

SOPHIE SCARD is an Associate Agent at United Agents.



The competition is open to unpublished writers residing in Great Britain and Ireland. Writers of any nationality may enter so long as they are residents of Great Britain and Ireland.
There is an entry fee of £15.00. All proceeds go to THE WHITE REVIEW (Charity Number: 1148690), which ‘specialises in the publication of artistically or educationally meritorious works of new or emerging artists and writers’, and will help to ensure the future viability of the short story prize.
Entrants, discounting successful low-income applicants, must pay the entry fee of £15 in order to be eligible.
Only submissions received and paid for by 17:00PM on 1 March 2018 (GMT/EST) will be considered.
Entries that are not paid for, incomplete, are corrupted or submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
The entry must be the entrant’s own original creation and must not infringe upon the right or copyright of any person or entity.
Writers who have existing contracts, or who have previously held contracts, with publishers for works of fiction are not eligible to enter.
Writers who have published work in magazines and journals are eligible to enter.
Writers who have published books of non-fiction are eligible to enter.
Entries must be 2,000 words minimum, 7,000 words maximum.
Writers may submit one story only.
The story must be written in English (no translations).
Submissions from literary agents on behalf of their authors are allowed, so long as all the criteria for eligibility are met.
There are no age restrictions.
When submitting, please include a short covering letter including your contact details, your name and the title of your story. The covering letter should be in the same document as your submission.
Submissions from writers residing outside of Great Britain and Ireland will not be considered.

The first page should include the title of the story and the number of words.
All submissions should include page numbers.
Entries will only be accepted via the online entry form. Submissions must be in one of the following formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt.
The story must be original and should not have been previously published anywhere in full or in part. Published work is taken to mean published in any printed, publicly accessible form, e.g. anthology, magazine, newspaper. It is also taken to mean published online, with the exception of personal blogs and personal websites.
Longlisted and shortlisted entrants will be notified by email when they have made the list.
Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
No editorial feedback will be provided to unsuccessful entrants.
The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the judging process.
THE WHITE REVIEW will have the exclusive right to publish the winning and shortlisted stories for six months from first publication in THE WHITE REVIEW. After six months, the rights will revert to the authors, who may publish the stories elsewhere so long as they appropriately credit THE WHITE REVIEW.
Submission to the short story prize is not a condition for publication in THE WHITE REVIEW. Writers can still submit their work for consideration via the usual routes.
Submissions should in all cases where it is possible be submitted through the online registration process. If it necessary to submit a paper copy, please enclose proof of payment and contact details with your submission and send it to the editors at: 243 Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1DN.
Only submissions which meet all Terms and Conditions will be considered.
By entering this competition, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.


Free entry to the Prize is offered to writers who are on a low-income – for example, receiving benefits such as Job Seeker’s Allowance, Working Tax Credits, Universal Credit, Disability Living Allowance, Carer’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance or those who are earning less than the London Living Wage of £9.45 per hour.

To apply, email editors@thewhitereview.org, with the email subject line ‘Short Story Prize Free Entry Application’. In the body of the email, please include:

Your full name
Your email address
Your postal address
A short written statement describing how you are eligible

Applications for free entries will be open until 24 January 2018. Eligible applicants will be granted free entry on a first-come first-served basis; all applicants will be informed whether or not their applications are successful by 31 January 2018. Any application submitted after the closing date will not be read. Only one free entry will be granted per applicant. Applicants must wait to see if their application is successful before entering the Short Story Prize; if your application is successful you will be invited to submit your entry via email, not via the form below. THE WHITE REVIEW will not grant refunds on already paid-for entries.

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook Short Story Competition

For published and aspiring writers alike - enter our free annual short story competition and be in with a chance of winning a place on one of Arvon's four- or six-day Clockhouse writing retreats, as well as seeing your story published on www.writersandartists.co.uk.

To enter, all you have to do is submit a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words. And that's it. Unlike previous years, there's no theme for you to base your story on; all you have to do is make sure you're registered with the website, the subject line of your email reads 'W&A Short Story Competition 2018' and you send it to competition@bloomsbury.com.

The closing date for entries is midnight on Tuesday 13th February, 2018. The winner of the competition - along with two runners-up - will be announced on the blog pages of this site in March 2018.

Don't forget to read the terms and conditions in full (below) before you enter. Please remember to register onwww.writersandartists.co.uk before submitting your entry.

Good luck!

This year's judge

Alysoun Owen is a publisher with over 20 years' experience as a commissioning editor and running her own publishing consultancy business. She has been the Editor of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook and theChildren's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook for five years and is a regular speaker on how to get published at literary festivals and writer events.

About Arvon

Arvon run week-long creative writing courses and retreats in countryside locations. Covering a diverse range of genres, from poetry and fiction to screenwriting and comedy, Arvon courses have provided inspiration to thousands of people at all stages of their writing lives. Grants are available to help with course fees. Find out more and book a course online at www.arvon.org

Terms and conditions

These are the full terms and conditions for Writers' & Artists' Yearbook Short Story Competition 2018.

1. No purchase necessary, but entrants must be registered on www.writersandartists.co.uk.

2. The competition is open to all ages, professions and nationalities, and you don’t have to reside in the UK to enter.

3. All entries must be original and unpublished.

4. Writers may submit one entry only.

5. Winners will be notified at the email address stated in their entry. Sign-up for our newsletter here if you want to be notified about the winner or check back on www.writersandartists.co.uk. You can also follow us onTwitter and Facebook, where competition updates will also be posted.

6. Entries must be submitted via email to competition@bloomsbury.com with the subject heading: "W&A Short Story Competition 2018"

Please include your email address and other contact details in the body of the email. Your entry can appear in the body of the email or as a Word/PDF attachment. As long as it’s clear and easy to read, we have no other formatting requirements.

7. Your entry must be submitted before midnight on Tuesday 13th February, 2018. Entries will not be accepted after this date.

8. By submitting, all entrants thereby grant The Bloomsbury Publishing Group the right to publish their entry onwww.writersandartists.co.uk in the event of their work being shortlisted and/or winning the competition.

9. The Bloomsbury Publishing Group cannot accept responsibility for entries which are not received or which are received after the closing date due to technical failure or for any other reason.

10. Winners agree to participate in publicity events in connection with the competition.

11. The Bloomsbury Publishing Group and the winners may enter into agreements which will grant The Bloomsbury Publishing Group the publishing, broadcasting, serial and electronic rights in the shortlisted and winning entries.

12. The Bloomsbury Publishing Group reserves the right to change the rules of this competition without notice.

13. The winners of the competition will be notified in March 2018 and the winning entries published onwww.writersandartists.co.uk.

14. Prizes must be taken by 31st December 2018 and are subject to availability.

15. Bloomsbury are not responsible for travel costs to and from the writing retreat, so if you live outside of the UK, you will be responsible for your own travel costs.

16. The winning prize cannot be exchanged for the monetary equivalent.

17. The decision of the competition judges will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

18. Employees of The Bloomsbury Publishing Group, and members of their immediate family, are excluded from participating in the competition.

19. We may, from time to time, inform you of new books and special offers that we think will be of interest.

20. Please send direct competition queries to waybcustomerservices@bloomsbury.com. Any sent tocompetition@bloomsbury.com will not be answered.


The 2018 DISQUIET Prize is now open for entries! Contest winners in the categories of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction will have their winning work published in North America’s leading publications. Additionally, one grand prize winner will receive a full fellowship (airfare stipend, tuition, and housing included) to the 2018 DISQUIET International Program in Lisbon, Portugal. Runners-up and other outstanding entrants will be considered for financial aid.

The complete guidelines for the 2018 contest are as follows:

Deadline: January 31, 2018
Eligibility: Only previously unpublished work in English can be submitted. We accept entries from all ages and countries.
All entries should be in a standard typeface and 12pt font and in .pdf, .doc or .odt format.
For fiction: ONE short story or novel excerpt, maximum 25 (double-spaced) pages per entry.
For non fiction: ONE piece of non fiction, maximum 25 (double-spaced) pages per entry.
For poetry: No more than SIX poems per entry, up to 10 pages total.
Entrants may submit to any or all categories more than once; however, each entry must be accompanied by its own entry fee.
In your subject line, please include your name and type of submission (short story, novel excerpt, poetry, non fiction, etc.) e.g. Jane Smith – Poetry
Include your complete contact information (name, address, telephone, email address) on a cover page of the manuscript.
Winners will be notified by late March 2018.
Previous first place winners may not re-enter in the same genre.

Visit our Submittable page to enter and pay the fee via Paypal. A $15 US reading fee must accompany each entry.

Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project