Thursday 29 May 2014

New Voices Writing Competition - Deadline: July 1, 2014 (midnight GMT)

The Missing Slate is proud to announce its first paid writing competition. Following on from the success of our Hallowe’en Writing Contest, they felt a wider competition targeting new voices, irrespective of geography was imminent. They are also charging a small, non-refundable $10 submissions fee and is the first time they are charging for anything. An important aspect of the prize is the greater the number of submissions, the higher the cash prize (with a guaranteed $150 prize).Please note: if you are in a region where PayPal is not supported, please see the box below. They don’t want something like a payment gateway preventing them from reading and discovering your work.

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If you are in Pakistan and interested in submitting pieces, please submit your pieces directly to with a screenshot or picture of your deposit in our bank account. Details are provided below:

Account Title: Low Key/Slate Publications & Consultancy
Account Number: 0105-133925-012
Branch Code: 0801
IBAN: PK05AIIN0000105133925012
Submissions Fee: PKR 1,100/-

They are looking for work that is original, thoughtful, well-articulated and creative, with characters they can care about. Entries must be no longer than 10,000 words, be previously unpublished, and not be selected as a winner, finalist or honorable mention in another competition. These can include novel excerpts. You can submit from anywhere in the world – anything that expands our world view is welcomed.


$150 guaranteed cash prize; the higher the number of entries, the higher the cash prize.
The winner will be published in our print anthology (mailed as a complimentary issue).
The three runners up will be presented with our merchandise (a canvas bag of your choice and postcard packs), and be published in their print anthology.
All entries will be considered for Story of the Week.


Please be sure to include your contact information (email address, mailing address, and contact number).
Please ensure your piece is original i.e. not previously published (or a winner, finalist or honorable mention for another competition). This will be carefully checked. Submissions fees are not refundable, so please ensure that this prerequisite is met.
Label the attached Microsoft Word file as “Your Name – TMS Writing Competition 2014″.
We publish in Georgia 11pt, justified, no indentations with 1.5″-2.0″ line spacing, and it would be helpful if you could format your submission the same way.
You should include a third-person bio of around 50 words.
Pay the non-refundable $10 submissions fee.
Deadline: July 1, 2014 (midnight GMT)

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