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The Hideaway is a cross genre magazine. We're looking for all kinds of speculative fiction that contain at least some element of horror, sci-fi, or fantasy. Stories that combine horror/sci-fi or dark fantasy go to the top of the list. Most accepted works will be between 3,000 to 5,000 words, but occasional flash fiction will be considered especially if it includes art.

The basics for submitting:

1. Read some of our stories so you know what we're looking for.
2. Read William Shunn's short story manuscript.
3. Go through the entire writing process. This includes things like brainstorming, free writing, editing multiple drafts... etc...
4. Submit in .rtf or .doc format

Payment is exposure in the form of a short bio, we're also looking for art and poetry, check out our submissions page here:


25 May 2009 @ 01:04 pm
Verandah Literary Journal (Deakin University)

Guidelines: Short stories (350 - 2,000 words), poetry (fewer than 100 lines), creative non-fiction, scripts (under 5 - 7 minutes) and photography/artwork (full, half and quarter page)
Deadline: June 1st 2009
Entry fee: All submissions must be accompanied by a $5 fee or $10 for up to 3 submissions. Current Deakin students have free entry.

Full details here.
04 May 2009 @ 12:56 pm
Going Down Swinging (Australian literary anthology)
Non-themed submissions of short-fiction, poetry and non-fiction accepted until May 31st, 2009 (to be released Nov/Dec 2009)
Cover sheet required (on website)
Short fiction/non-fiction should be no longer than 5,000 words

More information here
Katherine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction Award
Open to all Australian residents

Word Count: 1,500 - 3,000 words
Deadline: Friday May 29th 2009
Entry requirements: Two categories - Open awards and Mundaring National Young Writers Awards (20 years and under)
No entry form required. $7.50 per story (cheque or money order) for Open awards. No entry fee for Mundaring National Young Writers Awards.
Prizes: Open Awards: 1st $200, 2nd $50
Mundaring National Young Writers Awards: 1st $75, 2nd $25
Under-13's: $25

More details here.
03 May 2009 @ 04:15 pm

(image credit littlecigars)

The purpose of this community is to help you find information about upcoming writing opportunities (this does not include fanfiction). Anyone can post. Hopefully, this will prove a useful resource and help you along with your writing career.

Posts will be tagged by country/region, deadline (may, june, etc), and the following:

-short story


-online journal

In the interest of organisation, please only include one submission per post. In your post you might want to include information about word count, conditions of entry (age, region, etc), theme, and any other relevent guidelines. Have fun and spread the word! Good luck!