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Writing Competitions in February 2023

Writing Competitions February 2023

Writing Competitions in February 2023

In this list, we’ve compiled writing competitions, fellowships and magazines that are currently accepting submissions this February.

Kindly go through the guidelines for entering each one you’re interested in. Also, be sure to bookmark this page and check back for updates throughout this month.

 

 

 

Habitats Magazine

This is a new magazine, and they want “optimistic and uplifting short science-fiction stories on any subject” of between 1000 and 6000 words.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $0.10/word.

Deadline: Open now.

 

 

Sci Phi Journal

They’re accepting Campbellian hard science fiction, fictional nonfiction, and speculative philosophy. They also accept translations.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: €0.03/word | €0.01/word for translations.

Deadline: 2 February, 2023.

 

 

Sylvia

This fiction, nonfiction, and poetry magazine is looking for nature-inspired pieces.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: £1.75 per line for poetry | £0.25 per word for prose.

Deadline: 3 February, 2023.

 

 

Golden Haiku Poetry Contest

They’re accepting haikus from poets around the world, with the theme of ‘Notes to Nature’.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $500, $200, $100 for adults | $150 for high school winner | $75 for elementary/middle school winner.

Deadline: 5 February, 2023.

 

 

BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition

This radio playwriting competition is for those outside the UK.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: £2,500, and other non-cash prizes.

Deadline: 12 February, 2023.

 

 

Cast of Wonders

They publish young adult fantasy, science fiction, and horror in podcast and online format. The theme for the current submissions is on Seasonal Holidays (e.g. Christmas, Halloween, Valentines, etc.)

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $0.08/word.

Deadline: 14 February, 2023.

 

 

Orange Blossom Review

They’re currently accepting poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic literature, artwork, and photography.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Deadline: February 15, 2023.

 

 

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The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics Book Prize

This University of Pittsburg prize is for a poetry manuscript, of 48-168 pages, awarded to a first or second book by a writer of African descent.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $3,000.

Deadline: 15 February, 2023.

 

 

Ambroggio Prize

They’re accepting a book-length poetry manuscript originally written in Spanish and with an English translation.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $1,000, and publication.

Deadline: 15 February, 2023.

 

 

Electric Lit

They’re currently open for The Commuter – poetry, flash, graphic, and experimental narratives and Recommended Reading; and always open for detailed essay pitches.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $100 for The Commuter | $300 for Recommended Reading.

Deadline: 12 February, 2023 (Recommended Reading) | 19 February, 2023(The Commuter) | Always open for essay pitches.

 

 

NYU Journalism Reporting Award

This award is “for a significant work of journalism, in any medium, on an under-reported subject in the public interest.”

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $12,500.

Deadline: 21 February, 2023.

 

 

Southword

They’re currently accepting poetry and fiction of up to 5,000 words.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Deadline: 28 February, 2023 (poetry).

Prize: €250 per short story | €40 per poem.

 

 

Diana Woods Award in Creative Nonfiction

This award is for a creative non-fiction piece of up to 3,500 words on any subject.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $250

Deadline: 28 February, 2023.

 

 

Seven-Day Weekend Anthology

This is a fiction and poetry anthology, looking for outstanding fantasy, science fiction, weird fiction, and speculative horror.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $0.03/word for fiction | $0.25/line for poetry.

Deadline: 28 February, 2023.

 

 

The First Five Minutes of the Apocalypse Anthology

They’re seeking horror, weird, and dark fiction that deals with a fictional apocalypse.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $0.03/word.

Deadline: 28 February, 2023.

 

 

The Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts

This prize is for translators and authors of multilingual texts.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $200

Deadline: 28 February, 2023.

 

 

Graywolf Press African Fiction Prize

The prize will be awarded for a first novel by an African author primarily residing in Africa.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $12,000 advance, and publication.

Deadline: 28 February, 2023.

 

 

The Welkin Writing Prize

This prize is open to all forms of narrative prose of up to 400 words; “be that flash fiction, short-short, vignette, haibun, hermit crab, prose poem or work that sits outside such labels.”

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prizes: 1st– £150 | 2nd – £75 | 3rd – £50 | £25 each for special categories.

Deadline: 28 February, 2023.

 

 

Alpine Fellowship Prizes

The prizes are in different categories of poetry, writing, and theatre. The theme for this year is ‘Flourishing’ and the work must address that theme.

Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: Up to £3,000 for winners in creative writing categories (poetry, writing, theatre) | £1,000 travel stipend to attend the symposium for runners-up.

Deadline: 1 March, 2023.

 

 

 

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