Monday, March 26, 2012

March Round Up

Where the hell did March go? It was February like, a second ago. Anyway. Here's our bunch o' links for the month that was.
I wish I had an extra $200 lying around. I would love to install a little library on my block, especially since there are tons of kids within walking distance.


Laura's monthly list of writerly goings-on.

Glimmer Train Literary Journal
-       Family Stories: 1,500-12,000 words
-       First Place Prize: $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue
-       Deadline: April 30, 2012
-       Details here.

Writer’s Digest Magazine
-       81st Annual Writing Competition
o   10 Categories
o   First Place Prize: $3,000 and a trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference
o   Deadline: May 31, 2012
o   Details here

Narrative Magazine
-       Winter 2012 Story Contest
o   Fiction & Literary Nonfiction: 15,000 words or less
o   First Place Prize: $2,500 and considered for publication
o   Deadline: March 31, 2012
o   Details here. 

Greg's Links

The 55-word story craze started with a contest the New York Times started in the late 80s.  Since, it has become a really fun exercise and game to play with friends.  I’ve had a few friends who I’ve exchanged 55-word stories with.  Check out this site which has a number of really good examples.

A brief review of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way.  It’s a fantastic book encouraging the creative process in everyday practice.  Amazingly useful for any aspiring or practicing artist/writer.

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