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Every other Tuesday we will be compiling a list of competitions, courses and opportunities on offer for wannabe writers and those of you who might want to work in publishing. If you have a competition, course or opportunity you would like us to shout about send info to: email@example.com. If you can't see your comp here we might be saving it for a later date.
And please Novelicious readers let us know how you get on! We'd love to hear your success stories…
There are some BRILLIANT writing competitions, particularly if you're writing women's commercial fiction or chick lit. Here are just a few…
**Wattpad have launched a Chick Lit Competition. Write a 15,000 word chick lit story on Wattpad and upload it by the deadline.
Deadline: 11th March
**You've got less than 3 weeks now to enter the fantastic Sunlounger Competition run by Belinda Jones.
Prize: You will have YOUR story published in the Sunlounger Anthology and win a suitcase full of travel-related goodies. The winning story will be published alongside some fabulous female writers (including our very own editor – Kirsty Greenwood!) in a book out this Summer.
If you want to enter and receive guidelines simply email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 31st March 2013
**The Yeovil Short Story Prize is always an annual goodie in the short story world. There are novel, short story and poetry sections. Great prizes.
**The Bath Short Story also closes this month! This new international competition welcomes both published and unpublished writers. Entries of up to 2,200 words on any theme or subject.
First prize is £500 with other prizes of £100, £50 plus an additional local prize. Entry fee: £5
Deadline: March 30th
Jessica Ruston is running a 6 week online course for writers that sounds fantastic. You don't need bags of experience – just enthusiasm. Sounds excellent if you are just starting out.
Start Date: Saturday 24th March
All Information is here
**There are some brilliant courses based in London at the Faber Academy. From beginner courses to courses aimed at simply getting the words on the page, or plotting out your next book (sign me up!) You need a bit of dollar in your pocket but they offer you support and focus over a good length of time.
All info here
**"A great idea from the good people at Writing.ie…Click here and get hold of 3 DVD's that show you how to write. You get them FOR FREE from a local library. Amazing. A great idea from the good people at Writing.ie (who you should all follow on Twitter – they're great).
**Sue Moorcroft is a busy bee. Here are more of her courses running later this year.
15-21 JUNE 2013, Chez Castillon, teaching a writing course in SW France: tutorials, feedback, writing time, excursions … and relaxing time.
29 JUNE 2013, 10.00am-3.45pm – Write to Win! Workshop on writing short stories for competitions, Mackworth Library Derby.
If you have any internships, writing opportunities, jobs, competitions or courses you want to highlight, email email@example.com with the details!