OPPORTUNITIES

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Check out this month’s opportunities below

AUGUST

  • Harvill Secker-Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Award open to entries for writers of colour – deadline 4th August
  • For 24 hours, United Agents Books Department will be holding an Open House submissions window to encourage submissions from under-represented groups – 9th August to 10th August – 10am to 10am
  • Bad Form Magazine are looking for submissions from BLACK, ASIAN, AND RACIALISED COMMUNITY WRITERS IN THE UK – PAID. Deadline 18th August 2021
  •  Morley Prize for Unpublished Writers of Colourdeadline 22nd August 2021
  • Southbank Centre’s New Poets Collective programme free bursary places and travel stipends are available. They especially welcome applications from Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse poets, LGBTQI+ poets, disabled or neuro-diverse poets and working-class poets. Deadline 29th August 2021
  • Jericho Prize Celebrating Black-British new writing for children opens 2nd August deadline 2 September 2021
  • Streetcake Prize is aimed at writers based in the UK and EU who are responding creatively & experimenting with we seek to identify and develop writers’ careers in the genres of short fiction and poetry – deadline 20th Sept 2021
  • Sunspot Literary Journal call for submissions (international, paid) – deadline October 2021
  • HQ Creative Inclusion Lab. Created with a mission to increase representation and inclusivity, and led by June Sarpong OBE, our purpose is to discover and nurture debut authors from underrepresented communities – ongoing
  • The Black Ballad X Influx First Novel Award will be open in September for Black British women writers who have completed their first (unpublished) novel. (We’ll inlcude links once available)

SEPTEMEBER

  • Riptide literary journal is calling for short story submissions 15 September
  • Morland African Writing Scholarships 2021 Scholarships are open to anyone writing in the English language who was born in Africa, or both of whose parents were born in Africa 18 September
  • Mslexia Women’s Fiction Competition 2021 – Novel for Adults 20 September
  • JOFFE BOOKS PRIZE FOR CRIME FICTION WRITERS OF COLOUR 30 September
  • Nan Shepherd Prize A biennial literary prize for underrepresented voices in nature writing – 6 AUGUST–6 OCTOBER
  • Guts Publishing We accept submissions in these genres: memoir, creative nonfiction, autobiography and adult literary fiction – ongoing
  • Scotland’s Creators’ Fund are now live. The fund aims to provide practical funding opportunities for Black and POC artists and creatives across Scotland – ongoing
  • Peggy Ramsay Foundation We give money to theatre writers giving them the time and the space to write – ongoing
  • The John Byrne Award is a creative competition, open to anyone living or studying in Scotland

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