Last evening, five of us met at Symposium Restaurant for our monthly dinner meeting. We discussed our respective writing journeys and covered a variety of topics, among them Twitter, Facebook and tattooing. We ended with a Twitter exercise. Each of us composed a tweet pitch for our upcoming novels.
I left inspired to continue writing and editing my work.
Writers Digest Competition--Enter
your best fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more in this annual contest
hosted by Writer's Digest. You could win $3,000 in cash, get an agent
and a paid trip to the Writer's Digest Conference in New York City. The
contest fee is $25. Save $5 and take advantage of the early bird
Peter Hinchliffe Fiction Award--The
$1000 top prize will be awarded for a work of short fiction by a
Canadian writer who has not yet published a first novel or short story
collection. All submissions will be considered for paid publication
($250) in The New Quarterly. Entry fee is $40.
Poetry Anthology Contest--The
Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association is holding its
Poetry Anthology Contest for Ontario residents. The entry fee is $15 for
up to three poems and $4 for each additional poem.
Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize--Sponsored by Antigonish Press.
Submit stories on any subject. Total entry must not exceed 20 pages.
Entry fee is $25 in Canada, $30 in the United States. All other
countries: $40 (U.S. Funds)
Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest--Sponsored by Antigonish Press.
Submit poems on any subject. Total entry must not exceed four pages.
Maximum length: 150 lines. Entries could be one longer poem or several
shorter ones. Entry fee is $25 in Canada, $30 in the United States. All
other countries: $40 (U.S. Funds)
Writers of the Future Contest --There is no entry fee. They welcome all types of science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy up to 17,000 words.
Written by Joanne Guidoccio