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September 16, 2020

Writing project host extraordinaire Jami Attenberg has revamped 1000 Words of Summer into Craft Talk! Sign up for a free or paid subscription, because:

"Every Friday I will talk about writing sentences and essays and chapters and entire books and editing all of these ki...

September 9, 2020

Sliced Up Press is hungry for cake horror for inclusion into a curated anthology of... you guessed it -- cake horror. Note: these will be fiction horror stories involving cake (not pizza). Got it? Good! Read the ingredients list, mixing and baking specs, and delivery d...

September 3, 2020

Would you love to get paid to do your art? And in a foreign country, even? Fiction or non, literary or genre, textual or otherwise, this list of writerly-related funding has something for everyone, with many opportunities to travel and live abroad! Read the specs to fi...

August 26, 2020

This short story magazine wants your "creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which either a specific scent, or the sense of smell in general, is important to the story." Guidelines: "No children’s fiction, no exploitative sex, no...

August 19, 2020

Below are the words I've written for days 1 - 3 of another 1000 Words of Summer.

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"There must be a significance to the June bugs jumping off the cliff," I said, pausing on the trail. Larry kept walking ahead. "This means something!" I called out.

Larry turned around....

August 13, 2020

Below are the words I've written for days 1 - 3 of another 1000 Words of Summer.

Early the next morning, Larry and I woke up cheerful and relaxed. A fresh start for our second honeymoon. We picked up some coffee and a few vegan muffins at the snack shop, then took a dri...

August 5, 2020

Again, calling all writers, wordsmiths, and sentence-scrawlers! Jump into this supportive summer writing group in which you will write 1000 words per day from August 10 through August 16. Again, hosted by the mosted Jami Attenberg.

July 29, 2020

Legendary Tales, a magazine of speculative fiction, is seeking the same in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal, and Supernatural. They're a wham-bam brand new website, so you have a great chance of getting your story online here. X-nay on the "explicit sex or...

July 22, 2020

The Book Doctors are back again with advice on an oft neglected detail of being a published author -- your author photos! You say you don't care to have author photos, because you're presenting your words and not your countenance? I agree. But consider that readers may...

July 15, 2020

After the cover, the brilliant title of a book is what sells it, at least for writers who haven't yet developed a following. So you want the title of your book to be catchy, mysterious, and intriguing, to pique the interest of the potential readers... but at the same t...

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