This August, you have the perfect opportunity to let your creativity flow. It’s a month full of writing opportunities, and as always we’ve compiled a list of ongoing ones and those with August deadlines.

Kindly go through the guidelines for those you may be interested in, and bookmark this page for updates that may be made during the course of the month.

 

 

ergot.

ergot. is currently seeking fiction and hybrid work up to 10,000 words that push out the boundary of what literary horror is and what it might become. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $25.

 

 

The Razor

This magazine publishes two pieces of up to 2,000 each month, one fiction and one non-fiction. Read the details and guidelines for the ongoing submission >>here<<

Prize: $100.

 

 

Scouted Football

This multimedia platform focused on youth football is seeking pitches related to the upcoming season. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: £100.

 

Anime Herald

Anime Herald is seeking news, reviews, interviews, and commentary on anime and anime fandom. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $50.

 

 

Broken Pencil

They’re currently open for works of fiction from diverse writers that conform to no principles, no guidelines, and no preconceptions. “Work that is quirky, surprising, moving, and raw…” Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: CAD 60-120

 

 

Going

They’re currently seeking Pitches about one-of-a-kind experiences around the world. The pitches should highlight one specific activity/experience. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $250.

 

 

IJNet

The International Journalists’ Network (IJNet) is currently seeking pitches about journalism tools or resources. They’re also seeking pitches for fascinating stories from media innovators. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $200 per article.

 

 

Inverse

Inverse is an online magazine currently seeking pitches for deeply reported features about TV, movies, games, science, or tech.

Submit to: jacob@inverse.com

Prize: $1,000.

 

 

Longreads

Longreads is always seeking drafts of longform personal essays and pitches for reported essays. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prizes: From $500.

 

 

Mental Health Tings

Mental Health Tings, a blog about mental health, is currently seeking guest bloggers. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $50.

 

 

Insider

Insider is currently seeking personal essays on parenting, health, sex and relationships (your best or worst dates), and college life. They would love to get more pitches on having younger parents, having older parents, and complex relationships with your family (including siblings).

Submit to: cpreti@insider.com.

Prize: $200 for 600 words.

 

 

Trails

Trails is seeking pitches on the theme of resilience. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: At least $0.50 per word.

Deadline: August 3rd, 2023.

 

 

Narratively

Narratively is seeking pitches on unexpected family businesses. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $1,000.

Deadline: August 4th, 2023.

 

 

Apparition Lit

This is a recurring contest. The challenge is to write a flash fiction of up to 1000 words based on the theme specified on the website. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $30.

Deadline: August 14, 2023.

 

 

Bruce Piasecki and Andrea Masters Award on Business and Society Writing

This is an award for an author between 18–40 years old who has published at least one work prior to the deadline date. It’s for a published work on any theme exploring key business and societal issues. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $5,000.

Deadline: August 15, 2023.

 

 

Yale Drama Series

This contest is for a full-length play in English, of at least 65 pages, and is meant for emerging playwrights. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prizes: $10,000 + publication of the manuscript by Yale University Press, and a celebratory event.

Deadline: August 15, 2023.

 

 

khoreo

They’re seeking fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and any genre in between or around it, as long as there’s a speculative element. They’re also interested in writing and art that explore some aspects of migration. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $0.08/word for stories up to 5,000 words.

Deadline: August 15, 2023.

 

 

Speculative City

This magazine publishes speculative fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, provocative works that are centered within a cityscape. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: Ranging from $20 – $55.

Deadline: August 16, 2023.

 

 

Spectrum

They’re seeking horror prose related to neurodivergency of any sub-genre, genre chimaera, or trope. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $0.10/word for stories up to 4,000 words.

Deadline: August 25, 2023.

 

 

Diana Woods Award in Creative Nonfiction

This award is for a creative non-fiction piece of up to 5,000 words on any subject. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $250

Deadline: August 31, 2023.

 

 

The Val Wood Prize 2023

They want a short story of up to 1,500 words on the theme, “The Hungry Tide.” Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: £100

Deadline: August 31, 2023.

 

 

Storyhouse

They’re seeking biographical nonfiction submissions. Stories must be true, not semi-fictional accounts, and suitable for children. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $200.

Deadline: August 31, 2023.

 

 

Sundog Summer Collaboration Contest

They’re seeking hybrid works written in collaboration with other writers. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $300 and publication.

Deadline: August 31, 2023.

 

 

Nashville Review

They accept submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and translations. Read the deadline and guidelines for submissions >>here<<

Prize: $25/poem | $100 for prose and art

Deadline: August 31, 2023, or until filled.

 

 

Ghoulish Tales

This biannual horror magazine is seeking short stories that fit their personal definition of the word GHOULISH, which is “fun horror that aims to celebrate all things spooky.” Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: $0.10/word.

Deadline: August 31, 2023.

 

 

Kindle Storyteller Award (UK)

This prize is open to all authors who publish their books through Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon.co.uk. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: £20,000.

Deadline: August 31, 2023.

 

 

Poetry Archive NOW! WordView 2023

For this contest, they want you to make a video/film recording of yourself reading or reciting a single poem which you have written in 2022. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: £100.

Deadline: August 31, 2023.

 

 

On the Premises

They’re seeking stories of 1,000-5,000 words based on a visual prompt on their website. Read the details and guidelines for submission >>here<<

Prize: 1st: $250 | 2nd: $200 | 3rd: $150 | 4th: $75

Deadline: September 1, 2023.

 

 

 

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