Opportunity Knocks: Calls for Submissions and Competitions

“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” W.H. Auden, The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose, Volume II: 1939-1948



CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

WEST BRANCH, a literary journal of Bucknell University, has an open call for submissions of poetry, fiction, essays and reviews. No submissions fees. Cash payment. Details HERE.

THE MUNSTER LITERATURE CENTRE is open for unsolicited submissions of English poetry and fiction through March 15. No submission fees. Cash payment. Details HERE.

THEMA LITERARY SOCIETY, many plots / one premise is open for submissions of short stories, poems, photographs, and art to themed issues of its publication: The Clumsy Gardener [July 1, 2019]; What a Strange Question! [November 1, 2019]; Not of this World [March 1, 2020]. Previously published work is considered. No submission fee. Payment. Details HERE.


COMPETITIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE GREGORY O’DONOGHUE INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION   is open to English language writers from anywhere in the world. Entries may be up to 3,000 words.  Entry fee. Cash awards. (Residency at Anam Cara Retreat is part of the first prize.) Entry fee. Cash award and publication. (Residency at Tyrone Guthrie Centre is part of the first prize.) DEADLINE: 30 November, midnight. Details HERE.

PALETTE POETRY PRIZE FOR 2019 offers $4000 in awards is open through April 15. No entry fee. Details HERE.

THE SEÁN Ó FAOLÁIN INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY PRIZE is open to English language writers from anywhere in the world. Entries may be up to 3,000 words.  Entry fee. Cash awards. (Residency at Anam Cara Retreat is part of the first prize.) DEADLINE: 31 July, midnight. Details HERE.

WRITER’S DIGEST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARD is open through April 1, 2019. Entry fee. Cash and other awards. Details HERE.

Note:  Events from around the world, more contests, and links to features of interest to poets and writers are available through The Poet by Day, Arts and Humanities Facebook Page.


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