What is the Big Whoooopie Deal???

Big Whoopie Deal is an online publisher specialising in fiction, non-fiction and poetry and some other things too, including this small press that we have for novels, novellas, memoirs, poetry collections and anything else that contains words that might tickle our literary fancies into making something tangible that feels nice in your hands and softens the boundaries.


Suzanne Pearl, CEO: A graduate of the The Boston University Creative Writing Program with 3-years editorial experience.

Tim Tompson: Literature graduate with 7-years here and there as an editor.

Interns: Ray Parlour, Gus Cairn and Penelope Smith.


Submissions are all made on our submittable page. All guidelines can be found there. 

The 2021 Big Whoopie Prizes

Entries for The 2021 Big Whoopie Prizes are open, on a rolling basis, until June 15th 2021, when The Shortlist will be announced.

The Non-Boring Things You’ll Want To Know:

The categories are Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Art.

The Prize Money is $200.

Entries are made on submittable. You’ll need to check a box for $5 on the appropriate page to be considered.

The Judges are Tim Tompson and Suzanne Pearl, the editors of Big Whoopie Deal.

The Boring Things You’ll Want To Know:

The entry must be the entrant’s own original creation and must not infringe upon the right or copyright of any person or entity. Co-authored entries will not be accepted. Multiple entries per person will be accepted.

The Big Whoopie Deal Editors will make final decisions on eligibility. Our decisions will be final and no communication will be entered into on the subject.

Entries that are incomplete, are corrupted, and/or insight hate will not be considered.

The Short List will be announced by June 15th 2021.

Big Whoopie Deal will have the exclusive world rights to publish the winning pieces in online form and to represent foreign rights on the author’s behalf. The author will be contracted with a standard agreement.

Big Whoopie Deal reserves the right not to award the prize, as well as to make multiple offers of publication.

Big Whoopie Deal reserves the right to vary the rules and conditions of entry and to make any amendments to the published schedule as deemed necessary.

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