So, it’s the beginning of the Summer term, if not quite feeling summery as yet – or even particularly Spring like. Still, whether you’re writing outdoors on a sunlounger or indoors wearing three jumpers, we’ve collected together competitions with deadlines to take you up to midsummer.
Details: An international contest for stories of up to 2,200 words on any subject, judged this year by Euan Thornycroft from literary agents A M Heath.
Deadline: 23rd April 2018.
Prizes: £1,200, £300, £100. Local Prize – £50 in book vouchers. Acorn Award for an unpublished writer – £100
Details: A free contest for science fiction stories of between 1,000 and 6,000 words, supported by the publishers of Interzone, the UK’s leading science fiction magazine.
Entry Fee: None.
Deadline: 27th April 2018.
Prizes: £200 and publication in ‘Interzone’.
Details: A competition for unpublished or self-published novels in any genre, aimed at adults or young adults. Submit the first 5,000 words plus a one-page synopsis. If longlisted you will be expected to submit the full manuscript in May.
Deadline: 30th April 2018.
Prizes: 1st – £2,500. Shortlisted entrants will receive manuscript feedback and literary agent introductions. The most promising longlisted entrant will receive an online professional editing course from Cornerstones Literary Consultancy.
Details: A contest for poems and stories by writers who have not yet had a full collection published. Poetry – each submission should consist of between 6 and 10 poems, each poem being less than 60 lines each. Stories (one per submission) should be less than 2,000 words.
Entry Fee: £5 for each submission of one story or 6 to 10 poems.
Deadline: 1st May 2018.
Prizes: Winners in each category will receive a six-month professional mentorship with editorial advice, other prizes yet to be announced, and an invitation to read at the awards celebration one evening during the Festival.
Details:Poetry London, a magazine with nationwide and international scope despite its title, is seeking poems of up to 80 lines on any subject and in any style. This year’s judge is award-winning poet Kwame Dawes.
Entry Fee: £7
Deadline: 1st May 2018.
Prizes:£5,000, £2,000, £1,000 and 4 x £500.
Details: A competition for stories of up to 4,000 words on any theme.
Deadline: 1st May 2018.
Prizes: £1,000, £700, £400. Runners-up (17) – £100. Twenty stories will be published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 11.
Details:There are four categories: Short Story, Poetry, Novel and Unrestricted. The stories can be up to 2,000 words, the poems should be no more than 40 lines. Novels have a limit of 15,000 words for the opening chapters and synopsis. The final category can be anything with a ‘wow’ factor.
Entry Fee: Short Story – £7. Poetry – £7 each, £10 for two, £12 for three. Novel – £12 each. Writing Without Restrictions – £5.
Deadline: 31st May 2018.
Prizes: Short Story – £500, £200, £100. Poetry – £500, £200, £100. Novel – £1,000, £250, £100. Writing Without Restrictions – £200, £100, £50.
Details: Run by ‘Poetry Prose and Plays’, this competition is for short stories of between 1,500 and 3,000 words, poems of up to 50 lines, one-act plays with a running time of up to 35 minutes, and vignettes of up to 300 words. Read last year’s winners for all categories on the website.
Entry Fees: Short Stories – £7 each, £13 for two, £19 for three. Vignettes and Poems – £5 each for the first, £2.50 each after that. Plays – £12.
Deadline: 15th June 2018.
Prizes: Short Stories and Poetry – £300, £50, £30. Vignettes – £100. Plays – £100. Winners will be published on the website.
Details: A competition for short stories of up to 2,500 words, this year with the theme of ‘Luggage’.
Entry Fee: 10 euros.
Deadline: 20th June 2018.
Prizes:A week’s holiday for two on the island of Crete (flights not included). The shortlisted stories will be published in an English language anthology available on Amazon, and the top three entries will also be published in Greek.
Details: An annual contest for poems of up to 80 lines on any subject, judged this year by award-winning poet Sinéad Morrissey.
Entry Fee: £6 for the first. £5 for further poems.
Deadline: 21st June 2018
Prizes:£1500, £300, £150, and 6 prizes of £25.
Good luck if you enter any of these competitions, and do tell us how you get on!
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In the early moments of the interview, Le Batard asked Manfred whether he knew prior to the recent sale to the group fronted by Bruce Sherman and Jeter whether the new owners planned to slash payroll. After some prodding (and Le Batard’s saying that the commissioner was lying), Manfred answered, We do not get involved in operating-level decisions in chicago white sox jersers the ownership approval process.
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Here’s a key excerpt from a must-read Barry Jackson piece in the Miami Herald:
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Project Wolverine [the name for Jeter’s plan] called on his group to reduce payroll to $85 million. This was vetted and approved by MLB prior to approval by MLB. Every [Jeter] investor and non investor has the Wolverine financial plan of slashing payroll to $85 million. Widely circulated.
First off, Project Wolverine is ludicrously self-important and sinister-sounding, as budget strategies go. That’s the name of a secret NSA laboratory deep under the Caballo Mountains in New Mexico, not a financial schematic. Do better, Jeets. Anyhow, there’s enough careful phrasing in Manfred’s comments (operating-level decisions, ‘Player X’ or ‘Player Y’) to give him some plausible deniability. However, the idea that he didn’t know about plans to engage in yet another demo job by Marlins owners strains credulity.