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Writing Opportunities (Publishing)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 2:17 PM

:new:Last updated 29th June 2013

:new: 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! 

Hello all!

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?

:star: 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)
- Deadline

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.

:star:  People can scan through the comments and find opportunities that they can submit to.

:star: When the deadline has passed, we will hide the comment.

:star: More permanent/regular places to submit will be linked below and we will try update this on a regular basis (see below)

:bulletgreen: 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.  


:bulletred: This is just a sharing of opportunities; you are responsible for your own taking up of them.

:bulletred: 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!).  

:bulletred: Some may also contain entry or subscriber fees, be prepared that sometimes you will need to pay.

:bulletred: 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

:bulletred: 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

:bulletblack: Duotrope ($5 monthly subscribers fee)
:bulletblack: Newpages
:bulletblack: Ralan
:bulletblack: Ideastap 
:bulletblack: Writers Digest
:bulletblack: Querytracker
:bulletblack: Agentquery

Thank you to BloodshotInk for sending in the suggestion that we needed this and a huge thanks to PinkyMcCoversong for kick starting the resource list!

A community initiative to share opportunities for literature publication.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
UPGRADED -… - cyborg anthology! Open til October 31 to all. They are allowing one submission at a time, obviously it has to be cyborg themed though :B
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Writer
Remind me tonight to update this journal! Or should we start a new one and turn it into a monthly thing?
neurotype Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think we should start a new one, but mostly so that it's not sent to your personal and anyone who's a group admin can update it :B
Braxton-T-Rutledge Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
How did [link] not get included on this list?
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013   Writer
Beacuse if people don't tell us, we can't add them :)
Braxton-T-Rutledge Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Lol. I mean P+W is older and bigger than duotrope. I thought everyone knew about both of them. And by "everyone" I mean all the late 20's early 30's type people that have been writing for ten years or so. So, you know, a really very specific everyone that I forget doesn't cover every demographic.
Solarune Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   Writer
(Not that I'm saying non-paying markets are useless, BTW, but just that Duotrope may have struck most of them off the Twitter feed b/c of the subscription thing.)
Solarune Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   Writer
This is really awesome, and I do use it – I think I've only submitted to one thing, but that's because I'm lazy. :XD:
This isn't an opportunity as such, but a possibly useless tip – as in, I imagine die-hard Twitter/pub op people already know it, but it might be worth including: although Duotrope charges a subscription fee now, their Twitter feed still posts links to new listings. Most of these seem to be non-paying or fee-based markets, but I have found a couple that offer payment and don't ask a fee through them, so it's definitely worth keeping an eye on. :)
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lightspeed is open, they take SF/F. [link] - no deadline, and they reject super super fast so that compensates for no simsubs.
Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013   Writer
Popshot is now open for literary submissions for its tenth issue. We're looking for original, thought-provoking writing that will address the theme, and fascinate and engage our readers.

* The theme is ‘Wild’.

* Poems must be up to 25 lines.

* Short fiction must be up to 2,000 words.

* Send up to 3 poems/short stories per submission.
- No limit on location
- Deadline- July 25th 2013
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