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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Wednesday January 22, 2020

Publishes: Fiction;
Areas include: Fantasy; Sci-Fi; Short Stories;
Markets: Adult

Publishes science fiction, cyberpunk, alternative histories, post apocalyptic and fantasy of novel length. Will consider exceptional works in other genres of fiction, or short story compilations of the above topics. Send query by email with 300-500 word summary and first 1,000 words as a text attachment. See website for full guidelines.

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22nd Annual Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition

digitaljournal.com – Tuesday January 21, 2020

Is your script ready? Are you ready? Is it time to finally let your writing be shown to others?

Everyone has a story to tell and your screenplay can win $10,000 and be promoted for a year! The 22nd Annual Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition is accepting screenplays.

Since all the judging is done, without knowing any details about the writer, it truly levels the playing field.  There are over 90 judges (producers, managers, and literary agents) who read your script and don’t know if you are a wine grower in France, a stay at home mom, or a hot shot film student from NYU.  

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UK and Europe writing award with £6,000 prize opens for submissions

falmouthpacket.co.uk – Tuesday January 21, 2020

Falmouth University is welcoming submissions for a writing award with a prize of £6,000.

The 2020 Nick Darke Writers' Award is now open for submissions.

Funded by the university's Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) and School of Communication, the award is open to all writers in the UK and Europe aged 16 and over.

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New Literary Agent Listing: Jonny Geller

firstwriter.com – Tuesday January 21, 2020

"I am lucky enough to work with a fantastic range of writers - from authors of first class literary fiction to best selling thriller writers, from ground-breaking journalists to the very best writers in the field of women’s commercial fiction - my focus is original fiction from writers who have a distinctive voice."

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A MONSTER CALLS Inspires 'The Monster Challenge' Creative Writing Challenge

broadwayworld.com – Monday January 20, 2020

Calling young aspiring writers! This spring, Sally Cookson's critically acclaimed stage production of A Monster Calls heads to Coventry as part of a brand new UK tour, and to celebrate, the company has launched a creative writing competition open to young people aged 10-25.

Based on the award-winning children's novel by Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd, A Monster Calls tells the story of 13-year-old Conor O'Malley, who is visited by a monster while struggling to cope with his mother's illness. Over the course of several nights, the monster tells Conor stories that help him to face up to his fears.

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Monday January 20, 2020

Publishes: Poetry;
Markets: Adult;
Preferred styles: Experimental; Literary

An independent micro publisher focusing on poetry of an experimental / weird / surreal / cerebral nature. See website for current submission opportunities.

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Monday January 20, 2020

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry;
Markets: Adult;
Preferred styles: Literary

Nonprofit literary press championing poetry, fiction, and essays. Accepts submissions through its annual competitions, for which an entry fee must be paid.

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Which best-selling book series are penned by more than one writer?

news.sky.com – Sunday January 19, 2020

Lee Child has quit the Jack Reacher series and asked his brother to write them - so which other authors have done a similar thing?

The author of the best-selling Jack Reacher novels has revealed he is stepping aside and letting his brother write them.

After the move by Lee Child - whose real name is James Grant - Sky News takes a look at authors who have used other writers to take over their bestselling series.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Friday January 17, 2020

Publishes: Poetry;
Markets: Adult;
Preferred styles: Literary

Electronic journal, published quarterly. Submit 3-5 original, previously unpublished poems through online submission system. Accepts submissions between October 1 and June 1 annually.

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New Literary Agent Listing: Sheila Crowley

firstwriter.com – Friday January 17, 2020

"My list is primarily quality fiction, psychological suspense thrillers and books in the personal development and mindfulness area. Narrative memoir, especially Irish ones, are also on my wish list."

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