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Have you been busy writing over the break? Here are a few options for you to submit your work. Get writing and get pitching. Good luck!

Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Prize

Among the richest poetry and short story prize in the world, the Griffith University Josephine Ulrick prize in 2014 are worth $30,000 in prize money. Deadline for submissions is Friday February 14. 

Opening Lines BBC Radio 4

The BBC Radio Drama Readings Unit welcomes submissions from writers new to radio* for their annual series, Opening Lines which is broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

The time allotted for each story is up to 14 minutes, which means submissions must be between 1,900 and 2,000 words in length. We are unable to consider stories which fall outside these parameters.

The next window for sending in material is January 6th – February 14th 2014

The Bath Novel Award

An international competition for unpublished or self-published novels with a £1,000 prize.The Bath Novel Award 2014 competition is open for entries until 00:00 GMT on 28th February 2014. Submissions should include up to the first five thousand words of a novel plus a one page synopsis.

The Guardian Film Series

Pick a topic, any topic (as long as it’s not been done already) - and then find five film clips that relate to the topic in some way.

Cine-files - Readers’ celebrate the cinemas they love. Each week one person writes about the place they most love to go to watch films.

HarperCollins – The Wednesday Post

Calling all writers – do you want to be published? HarperCollins wants to hear from you!

HarperCollins is inviting unsolicited manuscripts from aspiring authors in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. Whether or not you’ve been previously published, this is the perfect opportunity to submit your work and have a chance to be published by an award-winning, international publishing house.

New Frontier Publishing - Little Rockets Series

New Frontier is accepting submissions for their popular Little Rockets series for children. Submissions are open until February 28 2013.

Allen & Unwin - THE FRIDAY PITCH

Allen & Unwin know how difficult it can be for writers to get their work in front of publishers, which is why we’ve been running our innovative and pioneering Friday Pitch service for the last 6 years. Through Friday Pitch we have given new and emerging writers a chance to have their work read by our publishers within a reasonable time.



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