Thursday, 21 February 2019

The White Review Short Story




THE WHITE REVIEW SHORT STORY PRIZE 2019

SUPPORTED BY UNITED AGENTS



The White Review Short Story Prize is an annual short story competition for emerging writers. 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 2018 winner Julia Armfield recently secured a book deal with Picador to publish her first collection of short stories, SALT SLOW, in May 2019.



This year, the prize will be judged by Chris Power, Sophie Scard and Michal Shavit. 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.



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.




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’.




In 2018, the prize was judged by by novelist Chloe Aridjis, novelist Sam Byers, editor Anne Meadows, agent Sophie Scard, and The White Review editor Željka Marošević. It was won by Julia Armfield for ‘The Great Awake’.



JUDGES




Chris Power lives and works in London. His ‘Brief Survey of the Short Story’ has appeared in the GUARDIAN since 2007. His fiction has been published in THE STINGING FLY, THE DUBLIN REVIEW and THE WHITE REVIEW. His first book,MOTHERS, was published by Faber in 2018.



Sophie Scard is an agent at United Agents.



Michal Shavit is Publishing Director at Jonathan Cape.



ENTRY



The deadline for submissions is: 17:00 4 March 2019. No entries will be considered if submitted after 17:00 on 4 March 2019 (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.



STEP ONE – PRIZE PAYMENT ENTRY



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



STEP TWO – SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY



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



FREE ENTRY TO LOW-INCOME WRITERS



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 2019. 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.




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Listowel Writers’ Week announce 2019 Competitions



Listowel Writers’ Week

The Bryan Macmahon Short Story Award

Prize: €2,000 for a short story.
Maximum word count is 3,000 words
Please include the word count at the end of your entry.
NO Application Form Required.
This Competition may be entered online.
Online entries must be either a Word or PDF Document
Please ensure that your identification does not appear anywhere on the entry or it may result in disqualification.
For Competition Rules click HERE.

Single Poem Award


Prize: €700
Maximum number of lines is 70 lines
NO Application Form Required.
This Competition may be entered online.
Online entries must be either a Word or PDF Document
Please ensure that your identification does not appear anywhere on the entry or it may result in disqualification.
For Competition Rules click HERE.

Poetry Collection Award

Prize: €2,500 for the best collection of poetry
6-12 individual poems or an equivalent long single poem which may be in sections or form a sequence.
The competition is open only to those who have not published a complete collection of poetry.
Individual pieces from the submitted collection may have received prior publication but not received an award.
This Competition may be entered online.
Online entries must be either a Word or PDF Document
Please ensure that your identification does not appear anywhere on the entry or it may result in disqualification.
NO Application Form Required.
For Competition Rules click HERE.

Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award

Prize:€1,000, plus a Professional Reading in Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
This Competition CANNOT be entered online, all entries must be submitted by post to Listowel Writers’ Week, 24 The Square, Listowel Co Kerry V31 RD93
Plays submitted should be for stage presentation only.
They must NOT have been previously staged.
The professional rehearsed reading is subject to certain criteria and conditions. For further information contact Listowel Writers’ Week on 00 353 +68 21074
One-Act Plays are NOT eligible
Plays can be submitted only once for this competition.
Re-submissions will be disqualified.
NO Application Form Required.
For Competition Rules click HERE.

Duais Foras Na Gaeilge


Duais: €1,200

Catagóir: Dán gearr (níos lú ná 70 líne)

Moltóir: Louis de Paor

Táille: €10.00 ar gach iontráil

Urraitheoir: Foras na Gaeilge

General Competition Rules HERE.

Listowel Writers’ Week Originals Humorous Essay Award

Prize: €750
Humorous Essay (maximum word count 750)
Please include the word count at the end of the Humorous Essay entries.
NO Application Form Required.
This Competition may be entered online.
Online entries must be either a Word or PDF Document
Please ensure that your identification does not appear anywhere on the entry or it may result in disqualification.
For Competition Rules click HERE.

Full details of all competitions available here.

The Neil Gunn Writing Competition 2018/19



Following its launch by Scottish Makar Jackie Kay on 14th September 2018, the 2018/19 competition is now open for entries. The lead judge for the 2018/19 competition is the distinguished columnist and broadcaster Ruth Wishart.

The competitions for short story and poetry are open to writers worldwide writing in either English or Scots. All sections of the competition ask writers to base their writing on a theme, which is usually a quote from a work by Neil Gunn.

Terms and Conditions

The competition will be judged in 2 separate sections:
Adult short story (1st prize £500, 2nd prize £300, 3rd prize £200)
Adult poetry (1st prize £500, 2nd prize £300, 3rd prize £200)
The adult competition is open to all writers
You may submit only one entry per
Entry fee for the adult sections is £8 per entry.
The writing must be previously unpublished, and can be in any variety of English or Scots or a combination of
The writing must be one of the themes specified on the entry
The length of entries is limited as follows:
Poetry, up to 40 lines
Short story, up to 2500 words
Copyright will remain with the The organisers reserve the right to publish a collection of winning and commended entries. Winners will be required to supply an electronic copy (in pdf format) of their entries for publication on the High Life Highland websitewww.highlifehighland.com.
Entrants who use real people under their real names as characters in their story or poem are advised that they should ensure they have permission to do so, as winning entries will appear on the High Life Highland

About submission of entries
Early submission is The last date for acceptance of entries is Friday 08 March 2019.
Entries by post: Three copies of each entry must be submitted, typed on A4 Entrants should NOT put their names on the manuscript but should send one completed entry form plus the 3 copies. Please send entries in an envelope clearly marked “Neil Gunn Writing Competition” to: The Library Support Unit, High Life Highland, 31a Harbour Road, Inverness, IV1 1UA. If an email address is supplied, receipt will be acknowledged by email. (For a posted acknowledgement of receipt of the envelope, enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope marked “Receipt”.)
Entries by email: Entries may be sent in pdf format, with entry forms in Word or pdf format to charlotteemacarthur@gmail.com . Receipt will be acknowledged by
Entry fees can be paid in one of the following ways:
by cheque or postal order made out to The Neil Gunn Trust
by direct bank transfer to Clydesdale Bank plc, Park House, Dingwall, Scotland, IV15 9HA Within UK: to account name:The Neil Gunn Trust, sort code:82-62-07, account number:40441247

Further details available  here.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Keats-Shelley Prize

THE ANNUAL POETRY PRIZE FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN IN ROME CELEBRATES ITS 28TH YEAR

The Keats-Shelley House is proud to present the twenty-eighth annual Poetry Prize for schools.

The poem, together with the entry form, must reach the Keats-Shelley House by the 4th of May 2019.

To read the rules of entry and this year's themes please click here.

Read the winning entries from 2018's competition here. The winning poets are pictured, left, along with Giuseppe Albano, Curator of Keats-Shelley House. 

More info Here



Friday, 4 January 2019

LITERARY TAXIDERMY MENU SHORT STORY COMPETITION


DATES VARIOUS

Regulus Press extends a tremendous Thank You to all who participated in the 2018 LITERARY TAXIDERMY SHORT STORY COMPETITION, stitching together a heterogeneity of stories, poems, and epistles. Writers came from around the globe — including the United States, Canada, Germany, Belgium, France, China, India, New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. They took the opening and closing lines from The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett, Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, and "A Telephone Call" by Dorothy Parker, and fashioned nearly a thousand original stories, spanning more than a dozen genres, including horror, mystery, science fiction, meta-fiction, erotica, poetry, and satire.

Are you a Dorothy Parker fan? Check out TELEPHONE ME NOW to see what our finalists did with the opening line "Please, God, let him telephone me now." Or perhaps Lewis Carroll is more to your liking? Then pick up a copy of ONE THING WAS CERTAIN: every story in the Carroll anthology starts with "One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it: — it was the black kitten’s fault entirely." Of course maybe you're feeling a bit more hard-boiled these days, in which case the stories inspired by Dashiell Hammett may be more suitable — and every one with the same last line: "That may be, Nora said, but it’s all pretty unsatisfactory." You can read them all in AGAINST THE BAR.

If you missed this year's contest, don't despair. We'll be back again if there's sufficient interest. So please show your support for literary taxidermy and your desire for future competitions by purchasing one, two, or all three anthologies today. We're certain you'll enjoy these incredible writers, many of whom are published for the first time, and you'll be amazed by the unpredictable paths they take from first line to last.

Oh, and while you're waiting for your copies of the anthologies to arrive (you did order them, didn't you?), why not subscribe to our mailing list for the most up-to-the-minute news about the Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition, including future contests and publications related to literary taxidermy. (And NO SPAM — we promise!)

We can't wait to see what future taxidermists stitch together


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The BBC National Short Story Award 2019 with Cambridge University


How to enter

The BBC National Short Story Award 2019 with Cambridge University



The British Broadcasting Corporation with Cambridge University




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

Entry Instructions

Entry Dates
• Submissions for the BBC National Short Story Award 2019 with Cambridge University will be accepted from 9am (GMT) Thursday 13 December 2018.


• The deadline for receipt of entries is 9am (GMT) Monday 11 March 2019.

How to Enter

Applicants are encouraged to make their submission using the online Entry Form as 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 here 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
• Typed
• 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.

Please note: Entries submitted successfully online will receive an automated acknowledgement on-screen; entrants will not receive an automated message to the email address provided.

Instructions for Entering by Post

1. Read the Entry Terms and Conditions here 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
• Typed
• 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 2019 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 2019 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 successfully online will receive an automated acknowledgement on-screen; entrants will not receive an automated message to the email address provided.
• Any queries about entering the Award should be emailed to bbcnssa@bbc.co.uk. The Award administrators will respond as soon as possible. Please note that for any email correspondence to bbcnssa@bbc.co.uk, an automated reply will only be sent to the first email.

Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize



Awarded for an original work of short fiction under 2000 words






The aim of the Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize is both to celebrate the best of new short fiction and to give winners the most visibility possible for their writing. That’s why we’ve teamed up with ten different literary and artistic institutions to make sure that the winners and runners-up receive not only a cash prize and a writing retreat but that all our shortlisters have the opportunity to be published in multiple print and online locations, have their work put in front of literary agents and perform in multiple countries.

Last year we received over 450 entries from 36 countries and produced the beautiful booklet Eleven Stories, which you can see below.

This year we’ve just added more to the kitty.

The Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize adheres to CLMP’s Contest Code of Ethics

First Prize:

– €1000
– A week’s residency at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation
– A consultation with a US Literary Agent from Foundry Literary + Media.

Runner-up Prizes:

– €250 (two prizes available).

All Shortlisted Writers:

– Will be published in a truly smashing, limited edition Risograph booklet published by ourselves truly and launched at the Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize Salon, Madrid
– Publication in 3:AM, Structo Magazine, Helter Skelter, The London Magazine, and The Second Shelf (women only)
– Participation in Desperate Literature Prize Salons (Salons, no less) at Desperate Literature, Madrid; Shakespeare and Company, Paris; Burley Fisher, London; and The Second Shelf, London (women only)
– Limited edition prints by Ruda Studio
– Participation in the Rizoma Film Festival.



One Shortlisted Winner:
– Will be selected for a week’s residency at Casa Ana, Andalusia, as part of their Creative Writing Programme.*



*before entering, please read our eligibility and conditions to see how the prize is funded, prize details, entry conditions and to assess your eligibility.

THE SUNDAY TIMES AUDIBLE SHORT STORY AWARD 2019


WRITERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ARE INVITED TO ENTER THE SUNDAY TIMES AUDIBLE SHORT STORY AWARD 2019. THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE £30,000 (APPROXIMATELY US$38,000), MAKING THIS THE MOST VALUABLE PRIZE IN THE WORLD FOR A SINGLE SHORT STORY.

The prize is for stories up to 6000 words in length and there is no entry fee. Stories can be either unpublished or published. If published, the work must not have appeared before 1 January 2018.

Writers can enter regardless of their nationality or residency but they must have a track record of published creative writing in the UK or Ireland. In 2018 the Award attracted over 1100 entries from 38 countries. The judges read the entries ‘blind’, without knowing the author’s identity.

The 2018 Sunday Times Short Award was won by Courtney Zoffness for her story Peanuts Aren’t Nuts. Previous winners include Bret Anthony Johnston (2017), Jonathan Tel (2016), Yiyun Li (2015), Adam Johnson (2014) and Junot Díaz (2013).

This is the first year that Audible has been the prize’s major sponsor. A feature of the 2019 award will be an Audible audiobook anthology of the shortlisted stories which aims to “dramatically broaden the audience for the short story”. Shortlisted authors will receive an extra £1000 fee, on top of a prize payment of £1000, for being included in the anthology.

Entries for the 2019 award close at 6pm GMT on Friday 15 February 2019. A longlist of up to twenty entries will be published in July and the winner will be announced on 12 September. Full terms and conditions for the prize can be found here and writers can access the entry form via the Short Story Award website.

Watch a round-up of the highlights from the 2017 Sunday Times Short Story Award, with readings by Simon Callow and Fiona Shaw.




Monday, 10 December 2018

Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize


How to enter


Thank you for your interest in the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2019.

The Prize is for a novel by a woman over the age of 21 that marries literary merit with unputdownability. The work can be on any subject at all. We welcome submissions of literary fiction and genre fiction equally. Novels for young adults or children are acceptable if they are mainly word-based; picture books are excluded.

The work you submit must be unpublished, and must not have been accepted for future publication or self-published. In addition, anyone who has previously had a full-length novel accepted for publication is not eligible to enter. Entrants must be resident in the UK or Ireland.

To be considered, you need to supply us with your entry fee of £12, and submit the first 40-50 pages of the novel via the online form and a synopsis (5-10 pages long) of the remainder.

For full details, please read and follow the competition Terms and Conditions carefully – unfortunately we cannot take entries forward if they do not comply with the rules!

The closing date for the competition is 12 noon Friday 8 February 2019.



The White Review Short Story

THE WHITE REVIEW SHORT STORY PRIZE 2019 SUPPORTED BY UNITED AGENTS The White Review Short Story Prize is an annual short story competit...