Creative Future for writers who lack opportunities

Copied and pasted: We showcase talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance. Prizes are awarded for both poetry and short fiction, including £7,500 of cash & professional writing development prizes. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts. Deadline: 18 June 2018 at noon. Full details here.

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Valley Press Submission Window

Indie publisher Valley Press is open to manuscript submissions until 31 July 2018. You must buy a book from their shop before submitting – but after that, there are no costs. Full details here.

Mental Health Anthology/-ies

Ignore the 2017 deadline – submissions are still wanted for the Bhor Anthology Project from the Bhor Foundation (a not-for-profit which provides mental health support). If enough poetry and prose are received, there may be 2 separate anthologies. The following text is copied from the website: “We are curating and editing a book of stories, non-fiction narratives, poetry and art around mental health. We are looking for original, anonymous work if you want to protect your identity; we hope to help create awareness around this important area and help people realise they are not alone. We will have a section around the trials and tribulations of being a caregiver, so if you are a caregiver or want to write about one, please write.” More info here.

The Suburban Review

If you live in Australia and identify as female, femme or gender non-conforming, get your submission in quickly for the ‘stellar edition’ of the above: deadline is 18 February 2018. The following is copied from the website: “The stellar edition is back! We are such huge fans of the Stella Prize that we’ve decided #10 of The Suburban Reviewwill celebrate art and writing by Australian women, femmes, and gender non-conforming folx. And $1 from every sale will be donated to The Stella Prize!We want narratives rooted in the writer’s understanding of femininity.

All contributors will be paid. Click the link for details.