There’s nothing quite as exciting for an emerging writer as getting a piece of work published. There are plenty of opportunities around. Here are four that have caught my eye recently.
- Mardibooks have partnered with Ideas Tap to launch a poetry competition. The themes are: Water; Time; Hoarding; Authority. No longer than 1250 words and 40 lines per page. You’ll need to sign up to be a member of Ideas Tap, but that’s free and it’s a great resource in any case. There’s still time to get a poem submitted before the deadline of 28th August 2013. Details here.
- Far Off Places are looking for submissions for their 4th edition ‘Between the Leaves’. They are happy to publish short writing in a variety of forms, including poetry, flash fiction, and short-form prose and drama. Poetry should be no more than 40 lines. They accept prose and drama of up to 2000 words. Find out more here.
- New Writing Dundee 8 invites your submissions of poetry (up to 20 lines) or prose (max 2000 words). Deadline is the end of October 2013. Check out the fine print here.
- Hat tip to fellow Binge Inker, Martin Redfern for drawing attention to Flash Fiction World which runs its own competitions and also has advice and a wealth of other opportunities. Submissions there open again on September the 1st 2013.
Go for it and good luck!