Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Happy August!

Last evening, six of us met for our monthly dinner. A special welcome to newcomers Erica, Bev and Trina. The conversation was an animated one as we discussed a variety of topics, among them our respective writing journeys, epublishing, stalkers, and British vs Canadian schools. We also listened to Bev's latest poem and encouraged her to enter it in a contest.

Contest update...

August 31
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)
The 1812 Essay Writing Contest–Open to residents (all ages and abilities)  of Canada and the U.S. Write an essay on one of the following topics: The War of 1812: Who Really Won or Our Canada: Rocks & Roots.
Chicken Soup for the Soul–The editors have many books in development and are adding new titles on a regular basis. Check this site for 2012/2013 deadlines.

September 14
SiWC Writing Contest–Open to all writers 18 years and older. Four categories: Storyteller’s, Non-fiction, Writing for Young People, Poetry. Entry fee is $15

September 30
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 in length.