Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy November!

Last evening, ten of us gathered to celebrate our writing journeys at Symposium Restaurant. The conversation was lively as we discussed traditional vs self-publishing (many of us are still sitting on that fence), memoir writing, contests, religion, politics and social media.

Congratulations to Cindy Carroll on her engagement! She is planning a destination wedding in November 2013.

Contest update...

November 30

Dorothy Shoemaker Literary Awards–Prizes are awarded in two categories, Poetry and Prose, and in two age divisions, youth (17 and under) and adult (18 and over).  The 2012 contest will be open from October 1st to November 30th.

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.

Motherhood Adventure–Parenthood Stories is accepting entries for their first contest. Submit fiction or non-fiction stories about motherhood, 400 to 4000 words. No entry fee.

December 31

Canadian Tales of the Heart Short Story Competition–Submissions must be between 1500 and 5000 words and contain an element of the heart. That is, the story must elicit a strong emotion such as lost love or profound sacrifice. Also the story must be identifiably Canadian. Entry fee is $15.

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.

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