Standing Opinion writing competition 2019


How To Submit

We receive a large number of submissions. Please fill out your details below with a short synopsis of your work. Categories our as follows:



True Story


Deadlines for all Submissions are November 2019.

You will receive an entry form and invitation to our drop box. Note; It is important all files are marked as instructed by the entry form rules otherwise they will be deleted. Please read T&C's before entering.

Please pay your submission fee beforet uploading your work. 

No more than two entries per person.

Entry Fee

Your entry fee covers the cost of our experts who work very hard reading and evaluating all submissions. Current entry fee is payed on time of submission is $50 for one submission or $90 for a double submission. Early submissions before March 2019 $40 each. After payment a code and invite to drop box will be issues to you. Please use the code as your file name for uploading. 


This Years Board 2019 ( we our currently growing our competition boards and will update site accordingly)

Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers. She's the co-founder of The Hot Sheet, the essential industry newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for F+W Media and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Jane's newest book is The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press); Publishers Weekly said that it is "destined to become a staple reference book for writers and those interested in publishing careers." Also, in collaboration with The Authors Guild, she wrote The Authors Guild Guide to E-Publishing.

In addition to being a columnist with Publishers Weekly and a professor with The Great Courses, Jane maintains an award-winning blog for writers at; her expertise has been featured by NPR, PBS, CBS, The Washington Post, the National Press Club and many other outlets.

Jane has delivered keynotes and workshops on the digital era of authorship at worldwide industry events, including the Writer's Digest annual conference, San Miguel Writers Conference, The Muse & The Marketplace, Frankfurt Book Fair, BookExpo America, LitFlow Berlin, and Digital Book World. She's also served on grant panels for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund, and has held positions as a professor of writing, media, and publishing at the University of Cincinnati and University of Virginia. 


Mary Mitchell

Mary Mitchell is the founder, director and lead agent of Mary Mitchell Management and she accepts quality commercial fiction and non-fiction for adult and children's market.

A key feature of her work is helping to develop her clients' manuscripts and proposals by working closely with them and only make submissions to publishers when the work has great commercial potential.

Jacinta worked for more than 20 years in the book industry before establishing her own agency in 2004. She worked for 10 years in two of Australia's premier literary agencies: Australian Literary Management (ALM), and Jenny Darling & Associates.

A graduate of the RMIT Graduate Diploma of Editing & Publishing in 1996, she also studied Copyright Law at Melbourne University. Jacinta has been a member, representative and President of several literary and publishing boards.