Publisher’s Spotlight: Deadline Round-Up

Have you been keeping track of all the publishing deadlines coming up this summer?  No?  Well, let’s see if I can make that a touch easier for you.  Below is a list of all the Publishers featured on our Publisher’s Spotlight with links to the original posts AND the deadlines for their current calls.

Also, here’s a link to all publishers with rolling submissions, meaning they do not have a deadline (but they might close for the holidays; check individual pages for details.)

Freeze Frame Fiction is currently CLOSED for submissions.

As always, don’t forget to check out their individual sites as it will have all updated info.

Happy Submitting!


Publisher’s Spotlight: Ad Hoc Fiction

How quickly can you tell your story?  If you’ve been following my Micro Fiction posts on Monday, you’ll notice a lot of them are under 150 words.  That’s because I regularly submit to the Ad Hoc challenge of the week and end up posting the stories here if they don’t win.  What is Ad Hoc?  Well…

  • In their own words: “Ad Hoc Fiction is a weekly free to enter flash/micro fiction competition run by Bath Flash Fiction Award… Our project aims to be a fun way to promote the reading and writing of very short fiction. The competition is a winner takes all deal. You write and submit, we longlist and publish, then the public reads and votes.”
  • Genres they accept: Any.
  • Word count limit: 150 words max.
  • Payment: “Winning Ad Hoc Fiction will earn you a free entry to Bath Flash, giving you a shot at winning a 300 word piece to win a £1000 first prize.”
  • Schedule: Open weekly, with contests closing every Wednesday.  Each contest has a prompt word that MUST be included with your entry.

This is more of a fun exercise than anything.  It’s a great writing warm up to practice writing these short pieces and it’s fun to read through them all at the end of the week.  You can even vote on which one you like the best – all entries are anonymous so you can be sure that they’re being judged blindly.

Happy submitting!