Last updated 9th May 2013
We would love to hear feedback from people if they are using this! Have you entered something listed here? Have you won something? Are you actively using this? We want to ensure we are giving the community something worthwhile here- and please don't forget to add opportunities you find to the list too- the more people adding things, the better!
As writers, we always talk about “getting that piece published sometime” or “maybe submitting to a few places”, but how many of us actually eat our words and get on with it?
It was suggested that perhaps we could help nudge you guys by sharing with you the opportunities we know of. Personally, I'm not well explored, but what I do know is that the community is! Therefore this journal is a chance to share the opportunities you find.
How this is going to work?
If you find an opportunity, add a comment into this journal containing the following information:
- Opportunity brief (i.e. 50 word fiction contest)
- Direct link
- Location (i.e. UK only)
REMINDER TO EVERYONE: Make sure you're including all of the information requested above! And please make sure the link is offsite, ideally to a custom domain. It's a legitimacy thing.
People can scan through the comments and find opportunities that they can submit to.
When the deadline has passed, we will hide the comment.
More permanent/regular places to submit will be linked below and we will try update this on a regular basis (see below)TIP: Make use of social networking in the professional sense. Follow writing groups, ezines and writers you admire on twitter for a start- you will be amazed how many opportunities appear on a twitter feed.
WARNING!This is just a sharing of opportunities; you are responsible for your own taking up of them.
Remember that most contests, zines and such have strict guidelines and you need to take their rules into account (READ AND RESPECT THEM- if you don’t they won’t even consider you!).
Some may also contain entry or subscriber fees, be prepared that sometimes you will need to pay.
This is NOT a place for advertising contests and groups on deviantART, this is about external opportunities for publication only. If you wish to advertise your contest/group, contact `IrrevocableFate and ask for promotion via her love lit series. Any posts relating to dA stuff will be hidden away
If you suspect something is a scam- please reply to the comment posted with the opportunity in.
Places to start:
Feel free to suggest!
Useful sites to frequently visit