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Doubt it. My overwhelming lack of confidence precludes it, lol...



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Just saw this tonight so have to think of a topic and see.

You?

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Are you planning an entry, Lou?



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From "The Writer" magazine:

Show us something new this spring. Submit your very best fictional short story in 2,000 words or less. Any theme, subject, or genre is fair game, as long as it falls under 2,000 words.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine
Word count: 2,000 words or less
Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on writermag.com as well.

www.writermag.com/contests/?fbclid=I
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I am not sure if you would like, but did not think posting would hurt.

gcswriters.blogspot.com/

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Thanx for posting this, Lou! :-)



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Seeking short stories about "fall."

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thanks

The pain passes ~ only the beauty remains...


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July 15 deadline. 1,000 words max. Cash prizes and publication.

www.writermag.com/writing-resources/
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I don't know if you have to join this group to view the list, but joining is free (as is the list), so you might want to check it out:

www.thewritelife.com/writing-contest
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Would $1,000 "change" your life?

Then enter this short story contest:

www.writermag.com/writing-resources/
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Are you up for a creative challenge?

www.writersdigest.com/your-story-com
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Have you received your free download of 2018 writing contests from The Writer magazine yet?

If not, what are you waiting for? Even if you are not ready to submit, at least learn what contests are out there and what type of writing is being sought.

www.writermag.com/winter-writing-con
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Free downloadable source for winter contests and tips on how to enter them:

www.writermag.com/winter-writing-con
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From The Writer magazine, $1,000 + publication:

writermag.submittable.com/submit/989
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Why writing contests -- for books or articles -- are important to enter:

Writing Contests Ė Winning Canít Be Duplicated

by Cyle Young -- Almost An Author.

When it comes to entering writing contests, itís important to remember that winning canít be duplicated.

Many childrenís sports leagues contain participation awards. Writing is very different form childrenís sports. Publishers and agents arenít looking for authors who have received participation awards. They are looking for authors who can write well enough to sell books.

Contests often help speed up an agents or publishers search process. They help separate the wheat from the chaff. Award recognition is a healthy sign of writing ability.

If you arenít entering writing contests, you need to be. Contests help your writing career is various ways.

Contests require you to meet deadlines

Any writer, worth their salt, is capable of meeting a publisher or agents deadline. Contest deadlines push you to write well in a tight time frame.

Contests build your writing resume/bio

Winning awards helps you pad your writing resume or bio. This is essential early in your writing career, as most beginning writers donít have a lot of published work to include in their author bio.

Contests help you find an agent/publisher

Many agents and publishers serve as judges in contests. It gives them opportunities to discover new talent, find new clients, and see how your work stacks up against similar competition.

Contests stretch your writing ability

Competition drives us to improve. When you know your work will be judged against others, you strive to create your best manuscript, applying learned skills and strengthening your writing.

Contests allow you to gain perspective

Sometimes we need a reality check. You may think your manuscript is amazing, but in reality it needs some work. Many contest offer constructive feedback, which can give you critical insight into improving your writing.

Contests encourage you to step outside the box

Entering contests in various genres and writing styles helps you become a more well rounded writer. You may not be the best novelist, or best poet, but entering in various contests encourages you to grow as a writer, which can improve all of your writing.

Contests help you get published

Many contests offer publishing opportunities to winners and/or finalists. If you enter these contests and win, you may also find yourself become published in a magazine or anthology. Or better yet, you may land that all important book contract.

Writing contests are an important and necessary part of the writing lifestyle. Take time to search for contests that have deadlines within the next few months and begin writing and editing. Donít wait for your writing to be perfect before you enter. No writerís ever is.

Lou

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May 31 deadline:

hourglassonline.org/

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thank you!!!



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Fantastic, Abbey!

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Woot woot, I'm a finalist in the last contest I entered. Now my pages get sent to the agent final judge along with the other four finalists.

Out of 100, my judges gave me 90, 91, and 97. sweeeeeeeeeeeet.
Some had Ideas that didn't fit for my MS, but one of them caught extra spaces and missing words. Yay. I get to polish up the pages before sending it on.



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Okay - I entered a romance contest yesterday for unpublished manuscripts. I use this as my check to make sure the beginning is ready for agent queries. Wish me luck!



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Metamorph Publishing

Readers and authors alike! Join us for the first annual summer Indie Book Awards! Please feel free to post any book by an independent author, and tell your friends to do the same!

Nominations are now through August 31. Voting will begin September 1 and end September 10! Voting will begin in September!

Use this form to submit your book. Use a new form for each genre if your book falls into more than one: goo.gl/forms/Yf0CCFSpSD

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Good luck to you!

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I was able to add 700+ words to a short story I had written about Halloween, changed it to have a winter background, and submitted it Saturday night. Round one of judging is underway. A long list will be culled from all entries then those stories will be turned over to another set of judges who will compile a short list of finalists from which the stories selected for publication will be made.

Hoping Night of The Halloween Moon makes it.

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Accepting submissions:

Short Story Writing Contest Opens

Submissions for the 2015 Savannah Authors Anthology are now being accepted. The competition is open to all legal residents of the states of Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina. There is no age limit.

The deadline for entries is December 31, 2014. Additional details may be found on the writing groupís web site Ė . savannahauthors.org

For further information, please contact:

Alice Vantrease
912/308-3208
savannahanthology@gmail.com

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For mystery writers:

mwaflorida.org/contest/

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emoticon I'll post whenever I run across one. Contests are a good way to have a piece of our manuscript evaluated by professional judges. Some may charge a small fee; others don't. Keep writing! -- Lou

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Love this topic. Please keep posting.

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For unpublished work:

mwaflorida.org/contest/

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A 200-word short story contest:

www.writerspoliceacademy.com/short-s
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A short story writing contest:

www.nycmidnight.com/Competitions/FFC
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ATTN WRITERS!

Call for submissions! The Wordsmith Journal Magazine

TWJM is now accepting short story submissions. Guidelines: Open to all genres in Christian fiction, sweet level stories, or stories with a strong moral message. NO explicit content. Word count 1,000 - 1,800 (slight leeway). Writing credit only (non-paying) publication. Send submissions to Shawna Williams, twjmsubmissions@gmail.com. Include genre and word count in the body of the email. Submission should be sent as an attachment in Microsoft word.doc.

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Check out this writing contest:

whrwa.com/emily/

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