July 8, 2020

Regarding the Rona, Owl Hollow Press states:

"We debated the topic of viruses because this year has been unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. There has been suffering, loss, and devastation to families and businesses and countries. We would never want to exploit that...

July 1, 2020

Ready to throw your writing out the window?

Great! Now you have the momentum to hurl yourself into this website:

"Stories must include an incident of Defenestrationism– the art, or -ism, of throwing people out windows.  This need not be literal."

"Our team defines such...

June 24, 2020

New Directions Publishing is launching The Novel Prize for a novel-length work of literary fiction by authors residing in North, South, or Central America, or Asia and Australasia, including Australia and New Zealand. The winning work will "explore and expand the possi...

June 17, 2020

Below are the words I've written for day 14 of 1000 Words of Summer.


We cheerfully ate the rest of our dinner as a couple on a couples' / vegan / yoga retreat should. My plan was working. I was soaking up all the good vegan karma, and Larry was tasting the delicious...

June 10, 2020

Below are the words I've written for days 7 - 13 of 1000 Words of Summer.


I spent yesterday evening curled up on the back deck swing with a blanket. Larry tended the grill while I stared into the dark forest at the edge of our yard. The cheepers and peepers were in f...

June 3, 2020

Below are the words I've written so far for 1000 Words of Summer:


"Is there something in the fridge, trying to get out?"

I turned my head around and peered into the dark kitchen. Thump... thump... thump. The noise continued.  "Probably not," I said. "Unless it's one...

May 27, 2020

Calling all writers, wordsmiths, and sentence-scrawlers! Jump into this supportive summer writing group in which you will write 1000 words per day, every day, for two weeks, starting May 29. But start writing now, because here is the prerequisite:

"...write a letter to...

May 20, 2020

I believe, as a writer, every now and then you would do well to delve into the thought processes of another writer who does the craft differently than you. While some of the methods Empress Gail uses are similar to my own, other methods are quite different.

The takeaway...

May 13, 2020

Check out these publishing charms for first time, unagented, and (potentially) published authors:

Blue Moon Publishers publishes literary fiction, women’s fiction, YA, middle grade, contemporary, historical, mystery, suspense, thriller, SciFi, fantasy, and humor. Bonus...

May 6, 2020

Writers Alliance of Gainesville wants all the things!

FICTION "Send us the best fiction you can write." (1000-3000 words)

SHORT-SHORT "There is no minimum on word count. We love 25-word hint fiction as much as 750-word stories."

HUMOR "Make us laugh in any literary form u...

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