Jobs and opportunities

Keep checking this page for writers’ jobs, submission calls, and other opportunities

Ledbury Poetry Festival are taking applications for interns. The festival runs for 10 days in July and this is a fantastic opportunity if you are interested in poetry and/or arts/festival management. Applications close April 17th

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Latest Competitions and submissions:

Superlative – The Short Story Literary Journal. 2020 journal submission and short story competition details.

The deadline for submissions on both counts is the 31st August 2020, midnight GMT.

All information can be found at:

By providing free editing services for selected journal submissions, we hope to nurture emerging talent and newly-established writers, and to keep writing alive for future generations.

Submission guidelines for the journal can be found at:

Winners receive £100, publication on our website, in the annual journal and promotion on Superlative’s social media.

Submission guidelines for the annual short story competition can be found at:

Paid writing opportunity for students!

Opportunities for Playwrights!

We recently received this email, offering writing work for students, paid at market rates:

“My name is Tom Parling and I am an alumni of the University Business School – having graduated in 2009. Since then I have established a successful International company (, based out of Cheltenham delivering content and online marketing services to a global client base. To see more: I think I’m still featured on the International Business course page – The reason for my contact is: I currently have demand for writing students who are looking for some extra work alongside their studies. We write a lot of content, across a range of client topics – and have growing demand. This is a great opportunity to gain some practical writing experiences within a commercial setting. I am very keen to receive CVs/covering letters or interest from students to either my email: or phone: 01242 534031 – we can be very flexible around studies and it is a great way to build experience. To be clear it is paid work, at a credible market rate. “

Novel in progress competition for UK writers:

Playwrights! Bristol Old Vic’s Literary Department is on the hunt for new and previously unproduced Plays and Musicals from writers living and working in the South West of England – but you only have to June 30th to get them in:

Tangerine Magazine

Tangerine – a good Belfast-based journal is open for submissions of poetry, short fiction, photography, illustration, and features :

The V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize 2019

The Royal Society of Literature’s annual prize for unpublished stories is open for entries. There is a prize of £1,000, and the winning entry will be published in Prospect online and in the RSL Review. Stories must be written in English and between 2,000 and 4,000 words. Entrants must be resident in the UK, Republic of Ireland or the Commonwealth. The closing date for entries is Friday 28 June 2019. Details at:

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Experimental writing prize for short fiction and poetry, for 18 – 26 year olds, closes June 14th:

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