Dear Writer: New Submissions Open.

Hi fellow writers, I am about to update my Open Submissions page with the following gems.

Calling All Australian YA Authors:

Hachette Australia wants your manuscript!

You can submit your full manuscript to them between October 1st and October 31st 2014.

Find out all the details HERE.


*Avon Books has the following call-out at the moment: (International)
Always a Bridesmaid

They say when you marry in June, you’re a bride all your life… but what about the bridesmaids? They may be holding their friend’s bouquet, but that doesn’t mean they’re standing around waiting for love to find them. Send us your novella about a bridesmaid and the moment she realizes she’s found the one. It can be fun, sexy, romantic, or even outrageous — the best love stories combine all four! Make us believe in summer love!


25,000–40,000 words
Sensuality level: from Moderate to super-sexy
Must be received by December 1, 2014 Full details HERE.

*Margaret River Short Story Writing Comp 2014 – Australia only.

Open theme. Max 3000 words.

$12 entry fee.

Prizes: 1st valued at $1,500/ 2nd valued at $750 / 3rd valued at $350

Entries close October 18th 2014. Full details HERE.


*Sci-fi Romance Quarterly – International.

Romantic spec-fic stories. 2000-7000 words.

Pays 2 cents a word plus a promotional biography with two links, and a complimentary quarter-page advertisement.

Closes 1st December 2014. Full details HERE.


*Rose Metal Press – International.

Submit 25-40 page double-spaced manuscript of short stories under 1000 words.

$10 reading fee.

The winner will have his/her chapbook published in summer 2015,

Closes December 1st 2014. Full detail go HERE.


8 thoughts on “Dear Writer: New Submissions Open.

  1. Thank you for listing these! I go through stages of searching for applicable competitions I could enter my work into, but find it pretty difficult (age group, country, pricing), but here there seems to be potential for at least one, which is exciting! If you enter any, best of luck with your own work, Rochelle! xx

    1. Thank you, Romi. I go through stages too, depending on whether I have a story ready to submit or not. I prefer submitting to magazines rather than comps as it’s harder to take a rejection for a comp when you’ve paid money to enter. There is a great tumblr site that shows a lot of opportunities for writers you could check out called
      I also just google something like ‘open submissions’ sometimes adding ‘anthology’ ‘Australia’

  2. I really want to apply to Hachette but they state that you can’t be in submission. In two weeks, I can almost consider myself out of submission lol. Surely that will be ok…

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