Submissions around town: November



Online Canadian journal Lackington’s is looking for speculative prose between 1,500 and 5,000 words. Works slotting into the fantasy, post-apocalyptic, magical realism and cyber punk genres are all welcome. Read their submissions guidelines carefully.

Seizure is looking for four 20,000–50,000 word novellas by Monday December 2. The winning works will be edited by a professional editorial team, and the authors will receive $1,000, in addition to an Australian publishing contract.

Under 25s can submit fiction, poetry, non-fiction and art to Voiceworks until Sunday January 5. The theme: Perspective.

Australian Love Stories 2014, an anthology to be edited by short story stalwart Cate Kennedy, is seeking stories that explore all aspects of ‘amatory love’ until February 28, 2014. Works should be no longer than 3,600 words. For inspiration, think Shakespeare, Emily Bronte, Jane Austen, Annie Proux.


Writers from around the world can enter the Atlantis Short Story Competition until Saturday November 30 with works of no more than 2,500 words. The top three authors will win a cash prize and in-depth feedback, the top 15 will receive in-depth feedback, and the top 40 will have their name and story title posted on the website.

Entries to the Hal Porter Short Story Competition are open until Saturday December 14. Works should not exceed 2,500 words and must not be previously published. First prize is $1,000.


Kill Your Darlings is looking for two new team members: a Sales and Marketing Manager and an Editorial Assistant. The Sales and Marketing Manager will need experience in marketing and bookselling (this is a commission based role) while the voluntary Editorial Assistant will need experience in editing and design. Positions close Friday November 8 and Monday November 4 respectively.

Momentum, the digital-first imprint of Pan Macmillan Australia, is looking for a Sydney-based marketing intern for six weeks.

Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships are open to candidates who show great promise in the arts and literature. Scholarship categories include poetry and prose. To apply, you must be aged between 21-35. Each scholarship is worth $20,000, to be paid over two years in $5,000 installments. Scholarship funds can be used to assist with study programs, professional training courses and/or mentor programs. Applications close Monday December 2.


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