Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Happy February

Last evening, nine of us met at Symposium Restaurant for our monthly dinner. A special welcome to newcomers Lise, Rachel, Matt, Jen and Steve. The conversation was an animated one as we discussed our WIPs, writing journeys, epublishing vs traditional publishing (always on the agenda), editing, zombies, home improvement projects, writing contests, books and movies.

Congratulations to Dennis Fitter

His novel, City of Promises, is now available on Amazon. Kindle and paperback versions are available.

Contest Update...

February 8, 2013

8th Annual Accenti Writing Contest–Open to all prose works. Entries can be fiction, non-fiction or creative non-fiction. Maximum length is 2000 words. Entry fee is $20.

February 15, 2013

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2013 Short Story Award–Submit a “Winter’s Tale” or “Spring Story” (broadly interpreted).  Entries must be no more than 2000 words in length. Entry Fee is $10.

February 24, 2013

Toronto Star Short Story Contest–Entries must be written in English and not exceed 2500 words. The winner will receive $5000 plus tuition for Humber’s 30-week writing correspondence program. Second and third runners-up will receive $2000 and $1000. No entry fee.

February 28, 2013

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 2013 deadlines.

March 15, 2013

The Binnacle Annual Ultra-Short Competition–Looking for prose works of 150 words or less and poetry of 16 lines or less. All works must have a narrative element to them. No entry fee.

March 31, 2013

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.

April 1, 2013

25th Annual Short Grain Writing Contest–$4500 in prizes to be won. Categories: Poetry (to a max of 100 lines) and Fiction (to a max of 2500 words). Entry fee is $35 (Canadian) $40 (International).