Birmingham Words http://www.birminghamwords.co.uk
for writers in the Birmingham (UK) area - news, publications, articles, forums
Chapter One Promotions www.chapteronepromotions.com/
Annual competitions for short stories, poetry, novels, children’s stories; events & workshops; writers’ services; literary agency
WARNING see http://quillersplace.wordpress.com/2009/10/23/writer-beware-chapter-one-promotions/
Fledgeling Press http://www.canyouwrite.com
launch pad for new authors - stories, poems, prize for best rated each month.
Hopwas Writers www.hopwaswriters.co.uk
Ladder Writers http://ladderwriters.com/index.shtml
Earn points by entering and winning monthly short story contests, providing links, information etc, leading to paid opportunity for critiquing, judging etc.
Literary site for Birmingham and West Midlands
Nice Stories http://www.nicestories.com/
Post, receive feedback
Short Story Radio http://www.shortstoryradio.com
Broadcasts short stories on the web; free online magazine; competitions
Site for innovative fiction
online creative writing and poetry community
services to writers (critiquing, editing etc); business services; competitions; book sales & marketing. Membership £25 per annum.
creative writing community, publishing and paying for short stories, poems, articles.
Writer Beware http://www.sfwa.org/for-authors/writer-beware/
Warnings about the Schemes, Scams and Pitfalls that threaten Writers
Creative Competitor www.creative-competitor.co.uk
runs own competitions for writers, artists, photographers, designers worldwide
Leaf Books http://www.leafbooks.co.uk/New/For%20Writers/CurrentCompetitions.html
runs competitions: short stories, poetry, non-fiction
General competitions site with useful Writing Competitons section, covering mostly UK competitions. Run by Michael Shenton, author of Stiff Competition, which won the Peter Pook Humorous Novel Comptition.
Sally Quilford's Writing Calender www.writingcalendar.com/
writing competition listings
Writing Contests http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm
list of contests - mostly USA
Alma Books www.almabooks.com/index.php
Publishes literary fiction and some non-fiction (literary or historical). No children's books, poetry, academic works or genre fiction. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Postal submissions only.
Looking for novels & short story collections (minimum length 50,000 words)
Electronic submission only. Send whole manuscript; of those chosen, first chapter/2500 words will be posted online and voted on by readers. Winner published as e-book (royalties 50%).
Garden Gnome Publications
Publishes anthologies of fantasy, light & dark, satire, horror. Looking for novelettes (12000-17000 words), short stories, flash fiction, narrative poems.
Pewter Rose Press www.pewter-rose-press.com/index.html
Welcomes submissions by established and emerging authors. Send one-page synopsis and first 3 chapters/3000 words. Electronic submission (see website).
Wild Wolf Publishing wildwolfpublishing.com/submissions.aspx
Full length fiction of a dark nature - thrillers, horror, SF. Accepts submissions without a literary agent. Email submissions only, send cover letter, first 3 chapters and synopsis to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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