Friday, March 27, 2015

Ryga pays $100 for entries; also wanted: short stories wanted for Bristol Prize, soft erotica, and punkabilly

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The 2015 Bristol Short Story Prize is open to all published and unpublished writers over 16. First prize: £1000 (about $1800 CAD) plus £150 Waterstone’s gift card (usable online worldwide); additional prizes available. All 20 shortlisted stories published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 8. Any theme or subject. Length: 4000 words max. Entry fee: £8 per story ($15).
Deadline: April 30, 2015. Guidelines here.

Newly UK publisher, Red Ribbon Press, is looking for talented writers for a short story collection with a romance/erotica twist. First prize: $100. No reading fee; free entry. Length: 3000-5000 words. No purple prose. All short-listed entries will be collected and published in a collection.
Deadline: May 1. Guidelines here.

Ricky’s Back Yard is an online magazine with four print specials per year. Open to graphic short stories and verbal text entries, flash fiction to longer short stories (12,000 words). Looking for work that says, “Jesus, that gave me a nightmare.” Prefers writing that is strong, punk, dark, humorous, and just strange enough to be true. Theme: Cult.
Deadline: May 4, 2015. Guidelines here.

Ryga: A Journal of Provocations showcases the work that explores social issues. Seeking short stories, poem suites (of 3 – 6 poems), and plays. Pays $100.
Deadline: Ongoing. Guidelines here.

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