Opportunities for Writers

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The opportunities listed are not directly associated with Scottish Book Trust. Please check submission deadlines and guidelines carefully before submitting your work. 

At Scottish Book Trust we get lots of people telling us about different opportunities for writers in Scotland. Here's the current crop, organised by the month of deadline:

 

2014 

 

October

 

IDEASTAP EDITOR'S BRIEF: ROAD TRIP 


Ideas Tap want your artistic work – whether that's writing, visual art/photography, audio or video – about road trips. 

As always, the quarterly Editor’s Brief is open to all ages and disciplines, and there are three categories for you to apply to. 

There will be a first (£250), second (£100) and third (£50) prize in EACH of the following categories: 

Audio and video (no longer than two minutes) 
Writing (no longer than 1,000 words) 
Visual art/photographs (no more than two) 


All first-prize winners will become part of our alumni. Please note that you can only apply with one entry to one category.

Deadline: Thursday 30 October 2014

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NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION 2014

The National Poetry Competition is now open for entries.  

The judges of the 2014 National Poetry Competition are: Roddy Lumsden, Glyn Maxwell and Zoë Skoulding. The National Poetry Competition is an award for individual poems that are previously unpublished. Each entry remains anonymous throughout the judging process. 

Prizes

First Prize: £5000
Second Prize: £2000
Third Prize: £1000
Seven Commendations: £100

The top-three winning poems are published in the Spring issue of The Poetry Review. The winners will be invited to appear at various events and festivals around the country, including Ledbury Poetry Festival. Up to 150 longlisted entrants are also offered a discount on selected activities from the Poetry School. Winning and commended poems will are published on the Poetry Society website.

Deadline: Friday 31 October 2014

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SOLSTICE SHORTS: CALL FOR SHORT STORY WRITERS

Please register an expression of interest for an upcoming competition to choose stories to be read at:

Solstice Shorts Festival
A literature and music festival on the theme of TIME
for Short Story Day on the shortest day of the year
21st December 2014
from sunrise (8.04) to sunset (15.53).

You are invited to start thinking about what you might write, and to let us know that you are thinking. As soon as we know that we have the funds we will contact you, so that you can get your story to us in the nick of time! (there’s another thematic trope.)

What we are looking for:

Stories (not poems, not memoir, not other kinds of non-fiction – just short fiction) on the theme of TIME – in any way that the writers choose to interpret it.

All your own work
Written in English
unpublished in print or on-line, and
unbroadcast in any medium
between 1700 and 2200 words long.

Deadline: Friday 31 October 2014

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NEW WRITING SCOTLAND: ISSUE 33

New Writing Scotland publishes works by writers resident in Scotland or Scots by birth, upbringing or inclination. All forms of writing are invited: autobiography and memoirs; creative responses to events and experiences; drama; graphic artwork (monochrome only); poetry; political and cultural commentary and satire; screenplays; short fiction; travel writing or any other creative prose may be submitted. We have a maximum recommended length of 3,500 words in total. Please do not send complete novels or other long works, although self-contained extracts are acceptable. The work must be neither previously published nor accepted for publication and may be in any of the languages of Scotland.

Entry: Free

Deadline: Friday 31 October 2014

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November

 

PUSHING OUT THE BOAT: CALL FOR ENTRIES

Submissions of writing and artwork are invited to Issue 13 of Pushing Out the Boat, North-East Scotland’s acclaimed magazine of prose, poetry and visual arts. Issue 13 will be published in April 2015.

Deadline: Saturday 1 November 2014

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NEON LITERARY MAGAZINE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

UK-based literary magazine Neon is looking for short stories and poetry to publish in an upcoming issue. Simultaneous submissions and reprints are accepted, and our response time is less than one month. Accepted contributors receive a copy of the magazine and a small royalty.

Deadline: Saturday 1 November 2014

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THE CALEDONIA NOVEL AWARD

Judge: Hellie Ogden, Literary Agent at Janklow & Nesbit

Prize: £1,000 | Entry fee: £20

Submit thefirst twenty pages plus 200 word synopsis and cover sheet.

Deadline: 02 November 2014 (winner announced: February 2015)

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LOVE THY PIGEON: SUBMISSIONS FOR ISSUE TWO

There are no themes or requirements to be considered for Love Thy Pigeon. All submissions are considered, from visual art to text (and everything in between). If you have submitted before feel free to submit different work!

Deadline: Monday 3 November 2014

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THE TREACLE WELL: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Treacle Well aims to promote and showcase new writing talent. 

Submissions for currently open for the third issue. The theme is 'Transformation' which can be interpreted as loosely and creatively as you wish.

Submissions should be no more than 2000 words.

Deadline: Friday 7 November 2014

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TALKFEST ON TOUR: STARTING YOUR FIRST PLAY WITH KATE DAVIDSON- FIFE

TalkFest events are ideal for writers at the start of their playwriting career or those interested in writing a play for pleasure. Playwrights' Studio staff will lead post-workshop discussions. Writers involved in the workshops will be invited to share their thoughts about playwriting support in the local area.

Playwright and screenwriter Kate Davidson (Ostrich, Hanging on by a Thread) leads an interactive workshop for aspiring playwrights looking to make a start on their first play.

Date: Monday 10 November 2014

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TALKFEST ON TOUR: INTRODUCTION TO PLAYWRITING WITH ISABEL WRIGHT

TalkFest events are ideal for writers at the start of their playwriting career or those interested in writing a play for pleasure. Playwrights' Studio staff will lead post-workshop discussions. Writers involved in the workshops will be invited to share their thoughts about playwriting support in the local area.

'Introduction to Playwriting' with Isabel Wright
Thursday 13 November 2014, 11am - 3.30pm, FREE but ticketed
Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee

Scottish playwright and screenwriter Isabel Wright (Blooded, Peepshow) leads an interactive workshop for aspiring playwrights looking to make a start on their first play.

Date: Thursday 13 November 2014

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2015 COMMONWEALTH SHORT STORY PRIZE

Each year, five winning writers from five different Commonwealth regions are selected to share a total prize money of £15,000. The overall winner receives £5,000, one of the highest amounts for an international short story prize open to unpublished writers. Regional winners receive £2,500. 

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize brings stories from new and emerging voices, often from countries with little or no publishing infrastructure, to the attention of an international audience. You don’t need an agent, just an internet connection to submit your unpublished story of 2000-5000 words. 

Entry is free. Stories translated into English are also eligible. 

Deadline: Saturday 15 November 2014

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BOOKS AND THE CITY: CREATIVE WRITING MASTERCLASS

Books and the City, part of Simon & Schuster UK publishers, have launched a commercial women’s fiction-focused creative writing masterclass, which will take place on Saturday 15th November 2015 in London. 

Aimed at as-yet-unpublished writers, Books and the City’s brand-new Creative Writing Masterclass will consist of two sections: there will be a morning of one-to-one sessions with literary agent Lizzy Kremer and S&S editors Jo Dickinson and Clare Hey, and afternoon panels for a wider audience with bestselling author Milly Johnson, Waterstones insider Peter Saxton and Isabelle Broom – Book Reviewer at Heat Magazine.

 

Cost: £120 (full day)

Date: Saturday 15 November 2014

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WORDS FOR WELLBEING WITH LAPIDUS SCOTLAND

Are you interested in using creative words for health and wellbeing in your work or for your personal development? Would you like to connect up with other like-minded people? Do you live in the Highlands and Islands?

Join Lapidus Scotland for a stimulating and enjoyable morning of creative writing led by Margot Henderson and find out how you might be involved in setting up a regional words and wellbeing group in the Highlands and Islands.

 

Cost: Free, but a £5 donation to cover costs is invited

Date: Saturday 15 November 2014

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TALKFEST ON TOUR: INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP WITH LEWIS HETHERINGTON- ABERDEEN

TalkFest events are ideal for writers at the start of their playwriting career or those interested in writing a play for pleasure. Playwrights' Studio staff will lead post-workshop discussions. Writers involved in the workshops will be invited to share their thoughts about playwriting support in the local area.

Playwright and Theatre Maker Lewis Hetherington (The Secret Life of Suitcases, Leaving Planet Earth) leads an interactive workshop for aspiring playwrights looking to make a start on their first play. Also suitable for those with some experience of playwriting.

Date: Sunday 16 November 2014

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SELF-HYPNOSIS TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING CREATIVELY

Hypnosis is a normal and natural state of mind like daydreaming. Your attention turns inwards & the mind settles. It’s much easier in this state to notice the drift of your thoughts. These can be consciously constructed or you can ‘just sit & watch’ images arising spontaneously from the subconscious part of the mind, where the roots of our creativity lie. Self-hypnosis can be quickly & easily learned & is profoundly relaxing. More importantly, it allows access to the subconscious & our amazing resources of memory and imagination.

The course includes:

- Overview of how creativity can be developed when the conscious & subconscious parts of the mind work together. 
- Explanation of what hypnosis is, how it can be used therapeutically (brief discussion of hypnotherapy) & how learning the skill of self-hypnosis can benefit writers.
- Relaxation sessions where you experience the state of hypnosis. 

Deadline: Sunday 16 November 2014

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UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH GUEST WRITERS SERIES: TONY O'NEILL

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH presents GUEST WRITERS SERIES where authors read & engage in CONVERSATION with WRITER IN RESIDENCE and novelist JENNI FAGAN, followed by Q&A from audience. Events are taking place at Looking Glass Books in Edinburgh. Events are taking place at Looking Glass Books in Edinburgh. 

New York based counter culture author Tony O’Neill reads for the first time in the UK. One time musician with Marc Almond, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Kenickie and founding member of the Brutalists, he has published four novels including Digging The Vein,
Down & Out on Murder Mile, Sick City and his most recent novel Black Neon. He also wrote the memoir Hero of The Underground for NFL player Jason Peter. Tony O’Neill has been based in New York for decades and has never read in the UK, he will be reading from his new novel, in conversation with Jenni Fagan and taking Q&A from audience. 

Date: Tuesday 18 November 2014

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PLAYWRIGHTS' STUDIO SCOTLAND: WRITERS PROJECTS

Writers Projects are an opportunity for professional playwrights to develop their work in a way that suits their creative process. This is part of Playwrights' Studio, Scotland's commitment to a flexible, accessible process where the playwright's needs are at the heart of the activity.

Professional playwrights can apply for up to £3,250 to support any aspect of their writing development. In addition, Playwrights' Studio will manage the project on the playwright's behalf, providing administrative support and handling all the financial management. 

Deadline: Friday 28 November 2014

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CREATIVE WRITING WEEKEND

Creative Writing Weekends in Ullapool are designed for those who want to write more, who may have written in the past, or who have an idea or a project which needs a little time, space and encouragement.

Tutor: Stephen Keeler.

Dates: Friday 28-Sunday 30 November 2014

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December

 

COVE PARK LITERATURE RESIDENCIES 2015

In 2015 Cove Park will award a minimum of three Literature Residencies, of between one and three months each to take place take place during May to September 2015. UK-based and International writers may apply. Applications are invited from established writers of short and long fiction; poetry; creative non-fiction and memoir; work that crosses these genres and also writers who have made their reputation in one field and wish to develop in another. To be eligible for consideration, writers must have published (not self-published) at least one full-length book in their field.

We will also offer a residency of up to one month for an Emerging Writer in Scotland. Applicants for this residency need not have published a full length book, but must be able to show exceptional promise.

Deadline: Monday 1 December 2014

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AN LUCHT LONRACH: STRANGE PHENOMENA SUBMISSIONS

We are searching for articles, stories and artwork around the subject of Strange Phenomena.

For written contributions the style is easy reading – pretend you are telling your story to a close friend over a cuppa. The subject matter - strange but true.

For artwork we are looking for watercolour images to complement written contributions that are accepted for the Annual. In the first instance please contact us with a brief writeup about your contribution through our website.

Deadline: Monday 1 December 2014

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POETRY WORKSHOP WITH ROBIN VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS

Group poetry improvisation is a method of producing poetry that involves spontaneous, collaborative, and oral composition. Poets work in groups on a series of games, scenarios, and exercises that encourage them to leave their desks behind, come together, and see where their voices lead them. Improvisation can be a powerful way of building confidence in one’s voice, tapping one’s creativity, developing ideas, and generating material for performance or audio recording. It involves creating a supportive environment where writers are able to lower their inhibitions, follow their creative instincts, and open up to others.

Robin Vaughan-Williams is a poet, workshop facilitator, and literature producer, with experience in literature development, festivals, and radio production. His poetry has been published by Happenstance Press, Candlestick
press, and various publications and websites, and he enjoys performing my work and collaborating with artists and musicians.

Date: Tuesday 9 December 2014

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UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH GUEST WRITERS SERIES: HELEN OYEYMI

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH presents GUEST WRITERS SERIES where authors read & engage in CONVERSATION with WRITER IN RESIDENCE and novelist JENNI FAGAN, followed by Q&A from audience. Events are taking place at Looking Glass Books in Edinburgh. 

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of five novels including White Is For Witching which won the Somerset Maugham Award. Oyeyemi was recently included on the acclaimed Granta Best of Young British Novelists list. Her most recent novel is Boy,Snow, Bird her work is globally acclaimed — a rare chance to see Oyeyemi, please arrive early!

Date: Friday 12 December 2014

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SCI-FI FEST PLAY SUBMISSIONS

The 2nd Annual Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival is now accepting submissions for their next festival scheduled for May, 2015. Sci-Fest only accepts one-act stage plays with sci-fi themes and a running time of 20 minutes or less. There is no fee to submit to SCI-FEST LA. Sci-Fest welcomes international submissions from outside the U.S.A and all submissions must be written in English. 

Deadline: Sunday 14 December 2014

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NEON SEEKS CHAPBOOK PROPOSALS

Neon chapbooks will be booklets of up to forty pages in length, each containing the work of a single author or poet. They might contain a series of thematically-linked poems, a single long story, or a collection of linked short stories. Pamphlets will be much shorter booklets, containing just a few poems or a short piece of prose by a single author. They will be distributed for free along with chapbooks and issues of Neon. 

Deadline: Wednesday 31 December 2014

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NEON SEEKS GRAPHIC SHORT STORY SUBMISSIONS

Literary magazine Neon is looking to publish some graphic short stories or comics in future issues.  Submissions are open all year, and can be made by email (to subs@neonmagazine.co.uk) with low-resolution attachments or weblinks. Comics or graphic short stories must be readable in black and white and when printed on an A5-size page. They can be up to twenty pages in length, but shorter is better. In terms of tone, feel, setting, etc – the best thing to do is read the magazine and see if you think your work would fit.

Deadline: Wednesday 31 December 2014

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2015

 

January

 

THE SCOTLAND SHORT PLAY AWARD

Cumbernauld Theatre announces the launch of the inaugural Scotland Short Play Award for 2015, a professional writing development award designed to engage both first-time and experienced writers across all literary forms to engage with writing for contemporary Theatre and Performance.

Cumbernauld Theatre welcomes submissions of new short plays (up to 15 minutes) from writers from all literary backgrounds and at all stages of their professional careers. The Award encourages submissions from playwrights and from writers who currently work in other literary forms and who may not yet have had the opportunity to engage with Theatre and Performance.

To be eligible writers must be 18+ and ordinarily resident in Scotland. 

Deadline: Friday 16 January 2015

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'IN PROCESS' MASTERCLASS WITH CHRIS AGEE

Chris Agee was born in 1956 in San Francisco and grew up in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. He is the author of two books of poems, In the New Hampshire Woods (The Dedalus Press, 1992) and First Light (The Dedalus Press, 2003). 

Tickets: £6

Date: Tuesday 20 January 2015

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ONE YEAR NOVEL WRITING COURSE WITH JANIS MACKAY

We will start off with looking at how to generate ideas then from month to month will focus on different elements of the novel writing craft. The aim is to support, encourage and challenge writers. The workshops will run from 10am - 5pm. Students taking part do not need to have a work in progress, or even an idea - as finding ideas that work will be our first workshop. Further workshops will cover crafting skills such as plotting, character development, setting, action and dialogue, use of time in fiction, sub-plots, strands, splicing, voice, story arc etc. Participants wanting to join this course should be able to give at least ten hours per week writing time - in addition to the workshops. Assignments will be set each month.

Course fee: £550.

Course begins: Saturday 24 January 2015

To reserve a place please email janis716@btinternet.com. Please include some information about yourself and your wish to write a novel.

 

February

'IN PROCESS' MASTERCLASS WITH CARO RAMSAY

Glasgow born crime writer Caro Ramsey burst onto the crime fiction scene in 2007 with her first novel, Absolution. Released on the 31st July this year, her latest novel The Night Hunter is now the fifth of the hugely popular Anderson & Costello series.

Tickets: £6

Date: Tuesday 3 February 2015

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March

 

NEIL GUNN WRITING COMPETITION

Following its launch on 11th September by author James Robertson, the 13th Neil Gunn Writing Competition is open for entries until 02 March 2015. There are two sections open to writers worldwide – short story and poetry.  This year there is a choice of three themes, all of which are quotes from Neil Gunn’s writing.

  • “For love is the creator and cruelty is that which destroys”
  • “The secret loveliness and laughter in things”
  • “The extra magic of distance”

Deadline: Monday 2 March 2015

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THE BATH NOVEL AWARD

The Bath Novel Award is an international prize for aspiring and self-published writers

£1000 Prize. 

Writers are invited to submit the first 5,000 words plus a one page synopsis.

Our 2015 judge is Mildred Yuan Literary Agent at United Agents. Mildred is particularly  interested in a great story, unique talent or a fresh perspective that will appeal to a broad audience. 

Deadline: Tuesday 31 March 2015

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SCOTTISH ARTS CLUB SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2015

Author Alexander McCall Smith is the chairman of judges in the 2015 Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition. The competition is open to all published and unpublished writers over 16 years. Stories should be no more than 1,500 words and can be on any topic.

All funds raised through the competition will be channelled through the Scottish Arts Club Charitable Trust to benefit the arts in Scotland.

Entry fee: £10.

Deadline: Tuesday 31 March 2015

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Ongoing opportunities

 

1000 WORDS: SUBMISSIONS OPEN

1000words is looking for previously unpublished flash-fiction of up to 1000 words in length. The stories may be in any genre, but must have been written in response to one of the images from our Pinterest Boards. We do not accept poetry.

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POETRY SUBMISSIONS WELCOME FOR AN GUTH

Poems in Irish and/or Scottish Gaelic are sought for the annual anthology An Guth. Consideration will also be given, for inclusion in Gaelic translation, to unpublished work in English by poets with a collection profile.

For more information, please email Editor Rody Gorman: anguth@btinternet.com

 

THE WOMENTORING PROJECT

The WoMentoring Project exists to offer free mentoring by professional literary women to talented up and coming female writers who would otherwise find it difficult to access similar opportunities.

The mission of The WoMentoring Project is simple: to introduce successful literary women to other women writers at the beginning of their careers who would benefit from some insight, knowledge and support. The hope is that we’ll see new, talented and diverse female voices emerging as a result of time and guidance received from our mentors.

There is no application deadline and mentors will keep receiving applications until they have selected their mentee. This is a pilot project and will begin in April 2014 and finish in April 2015 initially – with potential to make it an ongoing permanent project.

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DUNDEE WRITES: SUBMISSIONS WELCOME

Dundee Writes is a little magazine of creative writing from students, staff and recent graduates of the University of Dundee.  It is produced and edited by postgraduates on the MLitt in Writing Practice and Study, part of the University of Dundee’s Creative Writing Programme in the School of Humanities.

All kinds of creative writing will be considered, with a limit of 1000 words (prose) or 40 lines (poetry). Please send your work (in word doc format) to dundeewrites@dundee.ac.uk including a separate cover page with name, department and contact details. All pieces will be judged anonymously.

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THE HAWICK NEWS- POETRY CORNER

Regional newspaper The Hawick News is looking for poems to feature in its weekly Poetry Corner. Submissions of up to 4 poems (in English or Scots) of up to 16 lines each are welcomed, and should be sent to poetry editor Thomas Clark at tommy.clark@btinternet.com, either in the body of the e-mail or attached as a PDF, RTF or Word document. Previously published poems are accepted, but please let us know in the body of your e-mail where and when the poem has been published! The submission window is open all year round.

Responses can normally be expected within 2-3 weeks of submission.

 

HARPER COLLINS- THE WEDNESDAY POST

HarperCollins is inviting unsolicited manuscripts from aspiring authors in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. Whether or not you’ve been previously published, this is the perfect opportunity to submit your work and have a chance to be published by an award-winning, international publishing house.

Our online submissions scheme, The Wednesday Post, is ready to uncover the best voices writing today. All entries will be considered for both print and ebook publication as well as digital-only publication.

Every Wednesday, we will accept submissions through the website. Submissions must be sent through the online portal and should meet all the guidelines outlined below. Please note that submissions sent by post or email will NOT be considered for publication.

If we are interested in seeing more of your work, we will contact you within three weeks. Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to provide feedback for unsuccessful submissions.

We are currently looking for: adult fiction and non-fiction including novels (all genres), memoirs, biographies, narrative histories, young adult, popular science and illustrated non-fiction.

We are not currently accepting: plays, poetry, mind body spirit, religious titles, health and fitness, children’s books and educational texts.

Submissions open from: Wednesday 26 February 2014

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SALT PUBLISHING- 'MODERN DREAMS' CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

In their fifteenth year of publishing, Salt are seeking submissions for their new digital-only initiative. Salt is calling for submissions for a new series of digital-only novellas as an extension of its 'SALT MODERN FICTION' list. Submissions must deal with 18 to 24 year olds living in contemporary inner-city Britain.

Manuscripts are currently being accepted on an ongoing basis. Please check the Salt website for the latest details before submitting your work.

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THE NEW CURIOSITY SHOP: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The New Curiosity are seeking informative and entertaining ebooks on topics writers know and love well. The ebook will be between 13,000 to 17,000 words in length, just right for someone with a Kindle tucked into their travel bag.

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BLOOMSBURY SPARK: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Bloomsbury Spark is a one-of-a-kind, global, digital imprint from Bloomsbury Publishing dedicated to publishing a wide array of exciting fiction eBooks to teen, YA and new adult readers. 

If you have a manuscript between 25 and 60k words long, then send it to: BloomsburySparkUK@bloomsbury.com

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THE BOOK THAT MADE ME...

Books are powerful things. They can introduce us to new ideas. Give us the courage to do what we couldn't do before.
Even transform our lives completely.

The Book That Made Me... is an ongoing collection of stories about lives that have been changed by books.

Whatever the story (and whatever the book), anyone can submit their own story online or in any Waterstones bookshop.

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PUFFIN REVIEW: SUBMISSIONS WELCOME

The Puffin Review welcomes submissions of fiction, poetry or journalism. 

Fiction submissions should be flash fiction of up to 500 words, short stories or stand-alone novel extracts of up to 3,000 words. Poetry submissions should consist of three poems, with a maximum total of 150 lines. Articles can be a range of essays, reviews and opinion pieces of a maximum of 1,500 words.

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THI WURD MAGAZINE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Thi Wurd, a fiction magazine based in Glasgow, are seeking submissions of short fiction and illustrations. Submissions should be no more than 4,000 words and there is no minimum amount.

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NEW EDINBURGH WRITERS

New Edinburgh Writers meet every Wednesday from 6-8pm in Fountainbridge Library, near the leisure centre. The format can vary from week to week, but meetings usually involve members reading their own material and/or writing exercises with the occasional visiting professional writer.

The group welcomes all writers, including children's literature, drama, short stories and poetry.

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STRANGER THAN FICTION WRITERS' GROUP

Stranger Than Fiction is a very informal and friendly writers' group for Edinburgh folk who are interested in writing non fiction. It’s open to anyone who is serious about non-fiction writing, whatever their level of publication/aspiration/activity. Most months the group will discuss a chapter or two of a member's current project and there will occasionally be guest speakers asked along. On the whole, it's a largely social event for non fiction writers including general chat and jokes about the use of the semi-colon.

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THE FICTION DESK: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Fiction Desk welcome submissions of short fiction on a rolling basis. They seek stories about people and places, rather than about writing itself. Stories should be between 2,000 and 11,000 words in length. 

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EDINBURGH CREATIVE WRITERS CLUB

Edinburgh Creative Writers Club meets every Monday in Pulp Fiction Books, located at 43 Bread Street. Most people bring something to read and the range of style and form is wide. Further discussions have ranged from submitting to agents/publishers and dealing with writer's block.

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THE BOHEMYTH: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Bohemyth Literary Journal is open for submissions of previously unpublished works of short fiction and personal essay. They are looking for contemporary short fiction with a literary bent, with ideas that affect, engage, move and entertain. The word count is less than 3,000 words for short stories and personal essays, and under 700 words for flash fiction pieces.

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NAWE: THE WRITER'S COMPASS

The Writer’s Compass is the name for all NAWE’s professional development services for writers. It brings together NAWE’s professional development programme with the free information and advice services for all writers formerly offered by literaturetraining.  

Our aim is to help writers in all genres, and at all stages in their development, to steer a course through the complexities of the writing life and build and sustain their careers.

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HIGHLAND LITERARY SALON 

Created in the tradition of the literary salons of Paris and New York, and based on the successes of similar gatherings in Edinburgh and Glasgow, the HLS brings together those with an interest in literature to discuss writing, ideas, projects, publishing, and all things literary.

The Salon will be on the third Tuesday of each month at Maverick's, 5 Young Street, Inverness, IV3 5BL.

Salons may feature writers, agents, and other literary professionals as guest speakers. More details can be found on the website

For more information, contact: info@highlandlitsalon.com 

 

WEEGIE WEDNESDAY

Weegie Wednesday began in January 2007, inspired by Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature’s salon night (last Tuesday of every month at the Wash Bar, upstairs). Writers, booksellers, publishers, librarians, or anyone who wishes to network and talk books is welcome. Please pass the word. The meetings take place once a month at the following venue:

CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD. Telephone : 0141 352 4900

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