Verbivoracious Press, based in Glasgow and Singapore, is seeking submissions for two projects – essays and manuscript submissions and the closing date is 31 May 2016.
Describing itself as a publisher of “exploratory fiction from around the world”, the essays can be scholarly or creative non-fiction.
The manuscript submission is for publication in Verbivoracious Press’s new fiction series and they state their preference for “ambitious, off-beat playful fiction informed or inspired by the avant garde”.
See the Verbivoracious website for more information.
Carers UK – the national organisation for unpaid family carers – is also organising a writing competition with a first prize of £150 in high street vouchers. The charity is seeking poems and short stores on all aspects of caring – the joys, challenges and complex emotions that come with looking after a loved one.
The closing date is 31 July and the charity will be producing an anthology of the winning and commended poems and stories.
See the Carers UK website for further details.