March/April Opportunities For Writers

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Here’s some upcoming competition and publication opportunities for the next couple of months. Happy submitting!

March 3: Bryan MacMahon Short Story Competition — Up to 3,000 words. First prize =€2,000.

March 11: Molly Keane Creative Writing Award — Up to 2,000 words. A prize of €500 will be awarded to the winner at a special ceremony during the IMMRAMA Literary Festival in Lismore, Co. Waterford in June 2016.

March 12: The Penny Dreadful, issue 7 — Stories of up to 3,000 words.

March 14: Mslexia Women’s Short Story Competition — Up to 2,200 words. First prize = £2,000 + publication in the June 2016 issue of Mslexia.

Now – April 1: Granta Magazine — No set maximum length or minimum length, though most submissions are between 3,000-6,000 words. 

April 1: Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award — First prize = €1,000. Stories of between 1,800 – 2,000 words only.

April 29: The Novella Award 2016 — First prize = £1,000 + publication by Sandstone Press. 20,000 to 40,000 words.

April 30: Glimmer Train: Very Short Fiction — Stories of up to 3,000 words. First prize = $2,000 + publication in Glimmer Train.

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