Forthcoming / ongoing writing competitions and submission opportunities

Below are details of a few more forthcoming / ongoing competitions and submission opportunities…

Coast to Coast runs poetry (50 lines max) and short story (2000 words max) monthly competition with deadline of 25th– the top four stories and eight poems are published in an anthology (presumably yearly). Post to Flat 1, 9 Wellington Street, Liverpool L22 8QL (Contact Maurice James 07780 642086).

Dark Tales Short Story runs quarterly competitions (31st January, 30th April, 31st July and 31st October). See or e-mail queries to lists ongoing competitions of which there are 50 each month! You can submit poetry and/or short stories free of charge for cash prizes! It’s an American site which sounds like fantasy but also have categories of sci-fi, humour, mystery, war, horror, non-fiction, children and ‘others’. They make their money by advertisers and membership (from $2.80 per month). Work listed is reviewed and you can review other people’s work…sounds like fun.

The Writing magazine runs a monthly competition –  see their website for full details. lists Words Magazine short story competitions for 2011 and their guidelines.

Bi-monthly magazine ‘Kudos’ is a great source for competition and submission information. More details from

Write Link also lists forthcoming competitions – click on the following link for more details has a list of a variety of forthcoming competitions.

Should you be a gardener ‘Home Farmer’ magazine is looking for submissions, especially those of a traditional nature. Contact: Home Farmer, The Good Life Press Ltd, PO Box 536, Preston PR2 9ZY (or e-mail Their website is

‘Still Crazy’ has opportunities for writers aged 50+ – see for more details.

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