If you're British but live or have lived abroad, this could be one for you.
Writers' Abroad have put out a call for submissions for their next anthology.
Closing date: 31 July 2012.
Entrants: Only for expat and former expat writers.
Fiction: 1700 words max (flash fiction welcome).
Non-fiction: 1000 words max.
Poems: 30 lines max. Theme: ‘Relationships around the world’.
Free to enter, all profits from the anthology will be donated to the Book Bus charity, and a foreword will be written by the prize-winning novelist, Julia Gregson.
Full guidelines available at www.writersabroad.com
If you're not an ex-pat, here's a couple of competitions for you instead.
First one is in aid of British Thyroid Foundation, the prize kindly supplied by Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate.
Closing date 30 June, short stories 2000 words max, theme "Go for the throat!" and the winner will receive two tickets to the VIP Festival Launch Party Crime Novel of the Year and accommodation at the sumptuous Cairn Hotel.
More details and full T and Cs here.
And the other one is run by Playingbingo.co.uk
Short story 1,500-3,000 words, theme, as you can probably guess, is "Bingo".
First prize £300, second prize £100, and two runners up prizes of £50.
Closing date 28th Feb 2013. No entry fee.
More information here.
Hope one of these appeals to you. I've been head down writing my novel, hence the lack of recent posts. Sorry about that!