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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...

April 29, 2020

Need some sentences to jumpstart your writing? Artificial intelligence to the rescue; presto some sentences here!

Here are mine (after several trial runs):

  1. Italy is my favorite country; in fact, I plan to spend two weeks there next year.

  2. He always wore his sungl...

April 22, 2020

Polis Books wants to read (and possibly publish!) your unagented fiction masterpiece in one or more of the following genres:

Fantasy

Horror

Literary

Mystery

Procedural*

Romance

Science Fiction

Supernatural

Suspense

Thriller

Traditional Crime / Cozies

Women's

YA

*The only difference...

April 15, 2020

This fellowship seeks essays of fiction (and nonfiction and several other categories) on the theme "Utopia." Word count maximum is 2,500. Winning prize is €8,000. The winner will also be invited to the fellowship symposium where they will be presented with the prize. F...

April 8, 2020

Ludvic had not always lived underground.

He had once been a respected member of the community: attended church with his family, valued a hard day’s work. People waved to him in town, and he waved back.

It was from one of these workdays he returned home to a short note fr...

April 1, 2020

Hands-up: For writers who could use a financial helping hands-up, click here for a list of resources.

Humor: Wanna chance to win up to $1,000 with your comedy-writing skills? Then play by the rules and follow Slackjaw on Medium, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Check...

March 25, 2020

Gotta a way to save the world from catastrophic global climate change in short fiction form (up to 5,000 words)? Arizona State University wants to read it. Open to all genres. One $1,000 prize and nine $100 prizes. Read up on the rules and regs and submit your tall tal...

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