Submissions Around Town: August
In It For The Long Scrawl, a literary mag created by teens, is keen to publish work by writers aged between 13 and 18. Submissions close August 15.
All the Best, a weekly Aussie radio show, is looking for very short fiction in which your city or home town is destroyed in an apocalypse. An excerpt will be played on the radio and the rest will be published on their website. Send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org before August 16 to be considered.
The Australian Poetry Journal 4.2 is open for unthemed poems, multimedia works and pitches for short articles (reviews, poetic memoirs, etc) until August 31.
The Shoe Alternative, a website designed to help women figure out what they want to do with their lives, is looking for fiction, articles, interviews, reviews, artwork and more based around the theme ‘Dare to Dream.’ Submissions are open until the end of September.
Overland is looking for pitches on several nonfiction topics, including racial discrimination in dating and payment for writers. Accepted pieces will be published on the online magazine. When pitching, you should explain your article in 50 words and come up with a realistic deadline.
The Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers is open to writers 30 and under working on a longform nonfiction work. First prize is $1500, a year-long subscription to Scribe and the opportunity to meet with a publisher or editor.
The Carmel Bird Award – Long Story Competition is accepting short stories between 4,000 and 10,000 words until August 31. An entry fee of $20 applies, and first prize is $500. Winning and shortlisted entrants will be considered for inclusion in a Spineless Wonders publication.
The London Magazine Short Story Competition is seeking entries from emerging literary talent until October 31. First prize is £500 and publication in a future issue of the magazine. Entries are open to writers residing anywhere in the world.
MENTORSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS and OPPORTUNITIES
The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival is filling two roles for the 2015 festival: a Programming Manager and a Marketing and Development Manager. If you’re passionate about film and human rights, and you have experience in arts programming or arts management, apply before August 15.
Victoria University is running a Melbourne Writers Festival blogging project that gives aspiring writers the chance to become a reviewer for a day. Nominate which session you’d like to review before August 20 and you’ll be notified within 48 hours if you’re successful.
Mildred Magazine is looking for freelance creative writers in a variety of genres, from horror to romance. Contributors will be paid an undisclosed amount.
The Lifted Brow is seeking a volunteer Deputy Online Editor to work with the Online Editor and Social Media Manager to select, schedule, mark up and publish non-commissioned web content.