June is coming to a close and I still haven't taken the swimsuit out of mothballs. I want to remind everyone that WriteOnCon is fast approaching. I attended this online conference last year and was frankly blown away. Just from posting on their query forum board, I got a full request from a fab agent. While it didn't pan out with that agent, it was a great experience and I made a heap of awesome friends.
Check out our WriteOnCon widget (right) and get ready for August awesome.
Here are some cool writing links to entertain you in the dog days of summer.
Jim Butcher is one of my favorite modern writers. His Dresden Files series releases tend to be highlights of my reading lists. He doesn't update his livejournal often, but if you read back through his posts, he gives great tips and insights into the workings of a successful writer. Check it out.
And in honor of Ray Bradbury's passing, here is a Daily Science Fiction website. It's not all great, but there are some fun stories here, that are updated regularly and can be good inspiration for those slow writing days.
Glimmer Train Literary Journal
- Fiction Open Award (all themes): 2,000-20,000 words
o First Place Prize: $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue
o Deadline: June 30, 2012
o Details here http://www.glimmertrain.com/fictionopen.html
- Very Short Fiction Award: up to 3,000 words
o First Place Prize: $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue
o Deadline: July 31, 2012
o Details here http://www.glimmertrain.com/veryshort.html
Writer’s Digest Magazine
- 13th Annual Short Short Story Competition
o Summer Tales or Summer-Themed Fictional Stories 1,200 words or less
o First Place Prize: $3,000, publication and a trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference
o Deadline: November 15, 2012
- Write It Your Way Competition
o Open (any style; any genre): 1,500 words or less
o First Place Prize: $25 to spend at Writer’s Digest Shop, FREE entry into next month’s contest and promotion on WritersDigest.com.
o Deadline: July 15, 2012
o Details here http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/write-it-your-way
- Spring 2012 Story Contest
o Fiction & Literary Nonfiction: 15,000 words or less
o First Place Prize: $2,500 and considered for publication
o Deadline: July 31, 2012
o Details here http://narrativemagazine.com/node/172227
- 4th Annual Poetry Contest
o All poetic forms and genres: up to 5 poems
o First Place Prize: $1,500 and considered for publication
o Deadline: July 17, 2012
o Details here http://narrativemagazine.com/node/172228
WOW! Women On Writing
- Summer 2012 Flash Fiction Contest
o Open (any style; any genre): 250-750 words
o First Place Prize: $350, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, publication on WOW! Women On Writing and an interview on the WOW! Women On Writing Blog.
o Deadline: August 31, 2012
o Details here http://wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php