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The Practicing Writer 2.0 announces current competitions and calls for submissions with no fees to enter/submit and payment for winning/published work. The current issue profiles opportunities with deadlines of Oct 11-Nov 8: erikadreifus.substack.com/p/the-practici… @erikadreifus HT @BeckyLTuch
Authors, show your support to your fellow writers! Here are some ideas: 👍 Recommend their titles 📅 Run events together 🎁 Give away their books 🗣️ Provide writing and marketing advice Check out more hebit.ly/2Pr9E1TkyTK @BookBubPartnersn#PubTipsTmcB8
A Weekend Guide to 12 Places in Massachusetts Where Literature Comes to Life for the Curious Traveler | atlasobscura.com/itineraries/li… via @atlasobscura #travel
DL 10/20: Eyelands Book Awards, an intl contest sponsored by Eyelands.gr and Strange Days Books; published books can win a five-day holiday in Athens, unpublished books can win translation into Greek and pub; entry fee: $30 eyelandsawards.com/2021/09/24/eye… @paraxenes_meres
Deadline Feb 1: @GannonU's National High School Poetry Contest; no fee; US high school students (including home-schooled) may submit 1-2 unpublished poems up to 40 lines to win $100, publication, and a signed book by poet Sean Dougherty | gannon.edu/Academic-Offer…
Deadline Oct 18: The Love & Eros Prize; enter 1-3 poems per submission to win $3,000 and publication; guest judge: Kaveh Akbar. "We encourage love poems beyond the confines of what’s traditionally 'romantic'." Fee: $20. palettepoetry.com/current-contes… @PalettePoetry with @submittable
Universities Are Shunning Their Responsibility to Democracy: Institutions of higher education have remained, at best, bit players in the project of educating the citizenry. theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/… via @TheAtlantic
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Deadline Oct 31: @RaleighReview Flash Fiction Prize; submit unpublished fiction up to 1,000 words to win $300 and publication; fee: $5 for 1-2 stories | raleighreview.org/fall-flash-fic… with @submittable
Attn Contest Sponsors: We'll be announcing the results of our 29th Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest in our October 15 newsletter. That's a great place to book an ad now for $150 ($25 off the regular price). Design help is free as always. createsend.com/t/d-3D0374D482…
Inkitt books $59M investment, wants to turn its data-driven, self-publishing platform into a multimedia powerhouse | tcrn.ch/3l8Yg8o via @TechCrunch HT @IndieAuthorALLI #publishing
Deadline Nov 30: The George Garrett Fiction Prize; submit unpublished novels or short story collections (40,000-120,000 words) to win $1,000 and publication; judge: @SSaterstrom | texasreviewpress.org/submissions/ge… via @TxReviewPress with @submittable
"Upon Researching Lung Fung, the Much Maligned Local Takeout Joint, I Stumble on the Meaning of My Mother’s Maiden Name", a poem by Jennifer Perrine | poems.com/poem/upon-rese… via @Poetry_Daily and @new_letters
DL Nov 30: Better Than Starbucks 2021 Sonnet Contest; no fee, win $500; winners published on Feb 1 along with up to 7 HM sonnets; "This contest is for a metrical sonnet. Your sonnet can be shakespearean, petrarchan, spenserian, rhymed, or slant-rhymed" | betterthanstarbucks.org/sonnet-contest
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How to Make a Zine: A Guide to Self-Publishing Your Own Miniature Magazine | mymodernmet.com/how-to-make-a-… via @mymodernmet HT @firstwritercom #selfpublishing
Deadline Nov 19: Lambda Literary Awards celebrate the best LGBTQ books published in a given year. Submissions are judged principally on literary merit and content relevant to LGBTQ lives. Fee: $55-75 | lambdaliterary.org/awards/lammys-… @LambdaLiterary HT @poetswritersinc
New psychological research suggests that trigger warnings do not reduce negative reactions to disturbing material—and may even increase them. newyorker.com/news/our-colum… @JeannieSGersen via @NewYorker
Agent Pet Peeves: Review These 34 Submission No-No's Before You Query | writersdigest.com/publishing-ins… @ChuckSambuchino via @WritersDigest #PubTips
Deadline Oct 5: 100-Word Contest; submit fiction or nonfiction up to 100 words to win $1,000 and publication in @TheWriterMag | writermag.com/contests/ with @submittable
"Rango", a Sunday Short Read by Jarrett G. Ziemer | mailchi.mp/creativenonfic… via @cnfonline #cnf
National Novel Writing Month is a free event that "helps you track your progress, set milestones, connect with other writers in a vast community, and participate in events that are designed to make sure you finish your novel." Learn more: nanowrimo.org @NaNoWriMo
Deadline 10/25: The Arkansas International Emerging Writer's Prize in Fiction; writers who haven’t yet published a book may submit unpublished fiction up to 7,500 words to win $1,000 & publication; fee: $20 arkint.org/prize @thearkint with @submittable HT @poetswritersinc
LB Sedlacek offers reasonably priced poem critiques starting at $5 at thepoetrymarket.wordpress.com/28-2/ @frugalpoet
These Autumn Poems Will Make You Appreciate Fall Even More | oprahdaily.com/entertainment/… via @OprahDaily
DL 3/4: The Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize is sponsored by the stage and radio series @SelectedShorts; win $1,000, publication on @ElectricLit, and a free 10-week course with @gothamwriters; judge: @minjinlee11; fee $25 | symphonyspace.org/selected-short… via @SymphonySpace
Thanks for your 4,500+ entries to our 19th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest just concluded. Our judges @SomaMeiSheng and Vernon Keeve III will be busy reading your poems! We'll announce the results on April 15, 2022. winningwriters.com/our-contests/t…
Deadline Nov 30: @NarrativeMag Fall Story Contest seeks unpublished short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works up to 15,000 words; win $2,500; fee: $27 | narrativemagazine.com/fall-2021-stor…
Our 19th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest CLOSES TONIGHT at 11:59pm Hawaii Time. Submit online now via @submittable at winningwriters.com/our-contests/t… to win $3,000. Fee: $15 for 1-2 poems. Both published & unpublished work welcome!
Fifty-Seven Writing Contests to Enter Now, curated by @poetswritersinc | pw.org/grants
10 Literary Contests with Deadlines in October, curated by @MastersReview | mastersreview.com/october-deadli…
Deadline Oct 15: Silverfish Review Press sponsors the Gerald Cable Book Award for a book-length manuscript of original poetry by an author who has not yet published a full-length collection; win $1,000 and publication; fee: $25 | silverfishreviewpress.com/submission-gui…
FINAL DAY! Submit your poems to our Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. $8,000 in prizes, including two top awards of $3,000 each. Top 12 poems published online. Co-sponsored by @Duotrope and recommended by @ReedsyHQ | winningwriters.com/our-contests/t… with @submittable
MT @FresnoStateMFA: Jump onto @submittable and send us your best manuscript for the 2021 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry contest. Judge is Carmen Giménez Smith. Publication by @Anhinga_Press and a $2,000 prize. Deadline: Sep 30. Submit: bit.ly/FS-lpsubmit2021
35 Outstanding Writing Conferences in October 2021. "You can attend workshops, presentations, readings, discussions, lectures, and critiques via Zoom. Some are also offering workshops in person." Curated by @EricaVerrillo | ericaverrillo.com/blog/35-outsta…
ONE MORE DAY to enter our 19th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest, final judge @SomaMeiSheng. Win $3,000 for a poem, published or unpublished. Fee: $15 for 1-2 poems. Enter online via @submittable at winningwriters.com/our-contests/t…
Deadline Dec 31: Acacia Fiction Prize; submit an unpublished collection of any combination of short stories, flash fiction, or novellas (up to 40,000-75,000 words) to win $1,200 & publication by Kallisto Gaia Press; fee: $25 | kallistogaiapress.org/acacia-fiction… @PressGaia with @submittable
Sponsored > CLOSING SOON! Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize: Win $5,000 & pub for poems, stories, and essays. All entrants receive: 1-year @Missouri_Review digital sub + digital copy of TMR Books' latest anthology. All entries considered for publication. missourireview.com/contests/jeffr…
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