Free International Writing Competitions and Publishing Opportunities in November 2022

 

It’s a new month and the best time to participate in writing competitions, and get opportunities to publish your work(s).

 

This article contains many opportunities available this November. Please make sure to read the details for each one carefully before you attempt to submit.

 

Note: This list will get updated throughout the month. Kindly bookmark this page and visit frequently to see new opportunities.

 

 

 

National Geographic Magazine

They are currently accepting pitches on various topics such as travel adventures, experiences involving animals and wildlife, family, history and culture, etc.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here

Pay: Between $1000 and $1200

Deadline: Open now

 

 

Fiction Attic Press

Fiction Attic publishes “weird, wonderful, thought-provoking work online, in print, and occasionally in ebook format.” They are seeking up to three flash fiction or up to five micro-fictions stories submissions from fiction writers.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Prizes: $15 per accepted flash fiction or flash memoir | $10 per accepted group of micro-fictions. | Submit one flash fiction – $2.99 or submit 3 flash fiction -$4.99. | Submit three micro-fictions – $2.99 or submit 5 micro-fictions – $4.99

Deadline: Open now.

 

 

Thrilist Website

They’re currently accepting pitches on food, drinks, travel and entertainment writing.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Pay: $300 upwards.

Deadline: Open now.

 

 

SOLO

The magazine is targeted towards free-spirited, independent-minded travelers in their 30s and 40s.

Their head of content is seeking new people to profile as well as new stories to commission.

Pay: £300 per 1,000-word article.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Deadline: Open now

 

 

Fodor’s Travel

A source for expert travel advice, they love buzzy, zeitgeist-y, and newsworthy stories that are told with a bold voice.

Pay: $250 to $400 per story.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Deadline: Open now

 

 

Passionfruit

They are accepting pitches  “creator economy business news, viral labor stories, investigations into unfair business practices against creators, trend analyses, niche internet subcultures, creator interviews, creator career advice pieces, and more.”

Pay: From $250 to $450.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Deadline: Open now

 

 

ILY

This online love magazine is seeking pitches for “trend or reported stories (not personal essays) on friendship and friendship break ups.”

Pay: $150 to $200.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Deadline: Open now

 

 

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The Ability Toolbox

This is “a lifestyle and self-help community for people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and mental health conditions.”

Pay: $50-$150/article for original content.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Deadline: Open now

 

 

JRNY Travel Magazine

They’re seeking pitches from those who have travelled to Peru this year or have an interest in the country as a whole.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Pay: £250 for 2,000 words or £125 for 1,000 words.

Deadline: 1st November, 2022.

 

 

Weird Christmas Flash Fiction Contest

They want flash fiction or narrative poetry about weird Christmas.

Read the details and guidelines foe submission here.

Prize: $75 first prize for the best overall story, $50 prize for a winner in each prompt, and $5 for every honorable mention.

Deadline: 2 November 2022

 

 

Brittle Paper Festive Anthology

Literary mag, Brittle Paper is launching an anthology which will feature a range of selected poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and essays all centred on festive holidays of any and every kind.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Deadline: 6 November 2022 for general submissions. For newsletter subscribers,13 November 2022.

 

 

Cave Canem: Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize

This Prize is dedicated to the discovery of exceptional chapbook-length manuscripts by Black poets.

Prize: $1,000, residency, a residency at The Writer’s Room at The Betsy Hotel in Miami, and a featured reading at the O, Miami Poetry Festival.

Deadline: 14 November 2022

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

 

 

Old Pal

They’re seeking works of poetry, fiction, critical non-fiction, excerpts, audio, mixed-media, and various mediums of art.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Prize: $50

Deadline: 15 November 2022.

 

 

Word West Revue

They’re seeking works that engages with and reimagines the West.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Prize: $100 for each accepted print piece, $25 for each accepted online piece.

Deadline: 15th November, 2022.

 

 

Thin Air Magazine: The Bird in Your Hands Prize

This is a literary contest that centers and celebrates BIPOC voices; they wantt fiction, poetry, or non-fiction of up to 500 words.

Prize: $500

Deadline: 20 November 2022

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

 

 

Flash Fiction Online

Flash Fiction is seeking “stories with crisp prose, well-developed characters, compelling plots, and satisfying resolutions.”

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Prize: $80

Deadline: 21 November 2022, or until filled.

 

 

Lost Atlantis Short Stories

This folklore, fantasy, and sci-fi anthology is accepting submissions for tales of lost civilisations, perfect societies that withdraw from the world.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Pay: $0.08/word

Deadline: 27 November 2022

 

 

Spirits & Ghouls Ghost Stories

This is a themed horror anthology, looking for explorations of spirits, ghosts and ghouls, from every corner of the world.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Pay: $0.08/word

Deadline: 27 November 2022

 

 

The One Teen Short Story Contest

This contest is open for short fiction by writers around the world ages 13-19.

“We are interested in great short stories of any genre about the teen experience—literary, fantasy, sci-fi, love stories, horror, etc. What’s in a great short story? Interesting teen characters, strong writing, and a beginning, middle, and end.”

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Prize: $500, 25 copies of the magazine featuring their work, and opportunity to work with a One Teen Story editor prior to publication.

Deadline: 27 November 2022.

 

 

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ServiceScape Short Story Award

For this award, any genre or theme of short story is accepted. All applicants should submit a work of short fiction or non-fiction, 5,000 words or fewer.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Prize: $1,000

Deadline: 30 November 2022

 

 

The London Society: Love Letters to London

This is an international, themed contest, about London. “Tell us why you love this city. Write a Love Letter to London of up to 500 words (or poems 40 lines in length) around the theme of ‘making connections’. You can write on any aspect of London’s past, present or future. It might be reportage, an historical essay, a ‘think piece’, a spot of futurology, a work of fiction, a poem. We are open to all forms and styles.”

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Prize: £500, £250, and £100 each for Open and Poetry categories; £500, and 4 runners up prizes of £150 each for 11 and under, and 12-18 categories

Deadline: 30 November 2022

 

 

Dappled Things: The J. F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction

Dappled Things is a space for emerging writers to engage the literary world from a Catholic perspective.

For this contest, they want stories of up to 8,000 words “with vivid characters who encounter grace in everyday settings—we want to see who, in the age we live in, might have one foot in this world and one in the next.”

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Prize: $500, $250

Deadline: 30 November 2022

 

 

Better than Starbucks Sonnet Contest

This is a contest for metrical sonnets. “Your sonnet can be shakespearean, petrarchan, spenserian, rhymed, or slant-rhymed. Blank verse is eligible, as long as the sonnet form is clearly identifiable. We’ll consider tetrameter, hexameter, etc. as well as pentameter. Some metrical variation is fine, but don’t forget the volta!”

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Prize: $500, $100, $50

Deadline: 30 November 2022

 

Short Fiction

This magazine is accepting submissions from writers in every country except the US.

“We publish one story per month as our Featured piece. We will also periodically seek to publish one story in a new section – “Introducing” – which will be a showcase for excellent new writers; that is, writers for whom this is their first published piece.”

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Prize: Up to £100.

Deadline: 30 November 2022.

 

 

Split Lip Magazine

They’re seeking fiction (flash and short stories), memoir, poetry, art, and photography as “a voice-driven literary journal with a pop culture twist.” November is part of their fee-free submission periods.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Prize: $75 for poems, memoirs, flash, fiction, and $50 for interviews/reviews for web issues; $5/page for prints.

Deadline: 30 November 2022, or until filled, for general fee-free submissions.

 

 

Pride Book Cafe: Fable – An Anthology of Horror, Suspense, & the Supernatural

This fiction anthology is accepting submissions from all writers, in categories of horror, mystery, crime, thriller, and/or suspense.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Prize: $0.08/word for the first 1,000 words, and $0.01/word after

Deadline: 30 November 2022.

 

 

Idembeka Creative Writing Workshop

This workshop will be held virtually from the period of 9th to 13th January, 2023. Applications are hereby called from eligible African writers.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Deadline: 30th November, 2022.

 

 

Cast of Wonders

They publish young adult stories in online and audio format. They’re particularly interested in “Stories that evoke a sense of wonder, have deep emotional resonance, and have something unreal about them.”

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Pay: $0.08/word.

Deadline: 30 November 2022

 

 

Sidetracked

They feature personal stories and photography of adventures, expeditions, and exploration, and are currently accepting pitches for Volume 26.

Pay: Between £200 and £450.

Deadline: End of November, 2022.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

 

 

Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry

It is for African poets who have not yet had a full-length poetry book published.

Read the details and guidelines for submission here.

Prize: $1,000, and publication from the University of Nebraska Press.

Deadline: 1 December 2022

 

 

 

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