All posts tagged: The Writer

Wknd Updates…Calling All Writers!

7.13.19 As the title suggests…CALLING ALL WRITERS!…Found three contest submissions courtesy of The Writer.  Credit: The Writer 2019 Summer Flash Contest Ends on August 15, 2019  Multiple price options   Summer seems like the right time to write short. Show us your very best work in any genre, fiction or nonfiction. The catch? We’ll only accept works that are 1,000 words or less.  Deadline: August 15th, 2019 Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine  Word count: 1,000 words or less  Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website, writermag.com; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on writermag.com as well.      Lune Spark Young Writers’ Short Story Contest Deadline Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Categories Children’s, Fiction, Young Adult Entry Fees $15 Prizes $1,700 Cash prizes; Publishing (and professional editing) of top 25 stories in each category; Book cover contest; Description Do you happen to know a talented child writer (10 – 16 years)? If yes, here is a great opportunity for him/her to get published! Deadline to register and submit stories is July 31, 2019. We publish 25 top stories …

Creative Close-Up: Sharing Some Writing Gems…

5.29.19 Hello, my creative pretties. It’s that time again for Creative Close-Up. Writers, there are times when we need to keep in touch with our craft. In other words, sharpening our skills. It doesn’t matter if your a biography, fiction, or non-fiction writer, we all need to hone our craft. I found an article from The Writer website titled Setting the tone: How to Handle Voice In Your Fiction by Jack Smith. Give it a good read, you just might learn something! Setting the tone: How to handle voice in your fiction Authors share tips for finding a voice that will suit your work and resonate with readers. BY JACK SMITH PUBLISHED MAY 16, 2019UPDATED MAY 17, 2019 In real life, we often speak of tone of voice: “What’s with that tone of voice?” Perhaps because it sounded impertinent or disrespectful; we picked up on an attitude we didn’t appreciate. At any rate, we know that the way words are said matters just as much – if not more – as the words themselves. In fiction, as in real life, …

MidWeek Updates: Calling All Writers!

5.22.19 Hello! For those who love to create and write, there are two contests to enter. Thanks to The Writer. The Writer Share Your Story Writing Contest Deadline Thursday, June 6, 2019 Categories Nonfiction Entry Fees $9.95 to enter this and all contests at FanStory.com Prizes $100 Cash Prize Description Share your story to enter this writing contest. Write about a moment in your life that stands out such as the birth of a child, wedding or a traumatic event. Write your story for a chance at the cash prize. Contact Information FanStory.com Website https://www.fanstory.com/contestdetails.jsp?id=105548     Minute Poetry Contest Deadline Monday, June 3, 2019 Categories Fiction, Poetry Entry Fees $9.95 to enter this and all contests at FanStory.com Prizes $100 Cash Prize Description Share a Minute Poem to enter this poetry contest. A Minute is a three-stanza poem that has a specific syllable count. Each stanza follows the “8,4,4,4” syllable count. So the first line has 8 syllables and every line that follows has 4 syllables. Cash prize to the winner. Contact Information FanStory.com Website …

Wknd Updates: Writing Contests from The Writer

3.16.19 It’s been a while that I posted anything in the literature department, but with these contests from The Writer, that’s about to change… Credit source: The Writer SPR BOOK AWARDS 2018 Deadline Monday, April 1, 2019 Categories Children’s, Crime/Thriller, Fantasy, Fiction, General, Horror, Mystery, Nonfiction, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Entry Fees $25 Early Bird until Jan 2019, then $30. (You may buy an entry and submit your book later.) Prizes WINNER SPR ASTRO Promo Package worth $1899 (150 Sales, 15-20 Amazon Verified Reviews, Best Seller Category Analysis, and an SPR Lead Story Review, Author Interview on site)WINNER e-badge for use on ebook, website, stickers, and paperback book SILVER 4- 5 Amazon Verified Reviews worth $199A Best Seller Category Analysis worth $69An SPR Lead Story Review worth $309SILVER e-badge for use on ebook, website, and paperback book BRONZE A Classic SPR Review worth $219BRONZE e-badge for use on ebook, website, and paperback bookAuthor Interview on the website Description Anyone of any age, gender, or background, from anywhere in the world, who has published a book with an indie publisher, or self-published their book in …

MidWeek Updates: The Writer 2019 Essay Contest

1.9.19 Hello…Have something for writers who want to show people their talented works. The Writer Magazine is having their 2019 Essay Contest. Below are details on how you can enter… Credit source: The Writer   2019 Essay Contest Write a 2,000-word essay about any aspect of the writing life. Any topic is fair game, so long as it pertains to some aspect of writing.  Deadline: March 1st, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine. However, every essay we receive will be considered for paid publication in The Writer. Word count: 2,000 words or less To learn more click right here.   Featured & other images: unknown and The Writer

MidWeek Update: Writing Contests…

10.8.18 It’s Hump Day Wednesday and this is for the writers. You have not one, not two, but three contests that I like to pass along to you. All thanks to The Writer. Credit source: The Writer Our latest short story contest: Fall in love Fall from grace Fall apart A falling out The harder they fall… Write a 2,000-word fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “fall.”           ServiceScape Short Story Award Deadline Friday, November 30, 2018 Categories Crime/Thriller, Drama, Fantasy, Fiction, General, Horror, Mystery, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Prizes $1,000.00 USD Description For this writing award, any genre or theme of the short story is accepted. All applicants should submit their original unpublished work of short fiction or nonfiction, up to 5,000 words. Along with receiving an award for $1,000.00 USD, the winner will have his or her short story featured within our blog, which reaches thousands of readers per month. You can find more information on our short story writing contest at https://www.servicescape.com/short-story-award. Contact Information StephanieServiceScape Incorporatedsupport@ServiceScape.com Website https://www.servicescape.com/short-story-award       Third …

MidWeek Update: NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops & Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference 2018

6. 6. 18 Hey! Literature peeps this is just for you… Credit source: The Writer   NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops Date Thursday, July 19, 2018 – Sunday, July 22, 2018 Categories Children’s, Essay, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Journalism, Mystery, Nonfiction, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Location North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Admission Fees Varies Description The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels, readings, and open mics. The faculty includes fiction writer Elaine Neil Orr, nonfiction writer Paul Cuadros, and editor Rob Greene (Raleigh Review). Attendees will study one genre with one instructor over the course of the weekend. Registrants should be ready to handle the intense atmosphere of the workshops. Contact Information Charles Fiore Charles@ncwriters.org Website http://www.ncwriters.org       Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference 2018 Date Thursday, August 23, 2018 – Sunday, August 26, 2018 Categories Children’s, Crime/Thriller, Drama, Essay, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Journalism, Mystery, Nonfiction, Personal Journals, Plays, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Screenwriting, Young Adult Location Franklin Tennessee – just south of Nashville Admission Fees $379 for Early Registration (deadline June 1, 2018) →$399 Regular Registration (deadline August 23, 2018) ← Discounts and scholarships are available. Please see website for details. …

Wknd Scene: Writing Contest…

May 12 / 18 Don’t get mad, but this just came into my radar. Are you able to write a short story in let’s say in two days?  The Writer has another contest for those who can throw down a short story. Read below for details… Credit source: The Writer   Write a 2,000-word fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “change.” Deadline: May 15th, 2018 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, writermag.com; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on writermag.com as well. I know, I know…it’s short notice, but if you can write 2,000 words with the understanding of the word “change”, you may want to enter!   Image source: The Writer & Tweed Editing