Enter Two New Contests!

I love contests!  Both of the listings below have FREE submissions with the chance of winning money or publication. The Great American Think-Off garners submissions from all over the United States! If your work is selected by the Lake Region Review, you will be able to show off your talents in a quality anthology. Please write something and submit. Put the dates on your calendar and get to work. The Great American Think-Off The deadline for submissions to the Great American Think-Off approaches. This year’s topic: “Which is more ethical: sticking to your principles or being willing to compromise?” How relevant is that? Write an essay of 750 words and win one of four $500 prizes. That’s sixty-six cents a word, better than the New Yorker....

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Talking Stick is Open for Submissions!

The Jackpine Writers’ Bloc of Northern Minnesota has just opened Talking Stick Volume 22 for submissions. They are giving a $300 prize for first place and a $100 prize for second place in the categories of Poetry, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction. It must be unpublished work. Fiction submissions must be less than 1500 words and creative nonfiction must be under 1,000 words. I always tell my students to double space submissions, but their call-out requires single spacing. Follow the directions and be bold with your submissions!! If your piece is chosen, your work will be showcased among some great Minnesota writers. You might even win the big prize. Here’s the link: http://www.jackpinewriters.com/ts22/ Best of luck to everyone!  Remember to submit by...

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October is my favorite time of year. Not only are the bugs finally gone and the leaves a glorious color, but October is also my birthday month. I’ve never been one to celebrate. Often the day goes by without fanfare. But last year I decided it was time to begin celebrating each birthday as a reflection of my thankfulness for another year on this earth. A year ago today I telephoned my oldest and dearest pals from high school and arranged my own birthday party, a tradition we have honored at each of our birthdays. The lunches with my high school friends have been the highlight of my year, reminding each of us to celebrate the milestone instead of moaning about the wrinkles on our faces. So what could I do this year, besides the annual birthday lunch, to...

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October is my favorite time of year. Not only are the bugs finally gone and the leaves a glorious color, but October is also my birthday month. I’ve never been one to celebrate. Often the day goes by without fanfare. But last year I decided it was time to begin celebrating each birthday as a reflection of my thankfulness for another year on this earth. A year ago today I telephoned my oldest and dearest pals from high school and arranged my own birthday party, a tradition we have honored at each of our birthdays. The lunches with my high school friends have been the highlight of my year, reminding each of us to celebrate the milestone instead of moaning about the wrinkles on our faces. So what could I do this year, besides the annual birthday lunch, to...

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New Anthology Seeking Work

http://writeintegrity.blogspot.com/2012/01/call-for-submissions-three-anthologies.html?spref=tw Call for Submissions: Three Anthologies– We are currently seeking submissions for the following: Life Lessons from MOMS To be released May 2012 Life Lessons from DADS To be released June 2012 Life Lessons from TEACHERS To be released August 2012 We learn about life from many different sources, and WIP wants to honor and recognize folks who’ve taught us through the years. The Life Lessons series continues with three more books this year, and we’d love to read your stories. Submit your 1000-word or less story by e-mail – attached to the e-mail as a Word document – by March 30th, 2012. You may include one photo per entry that may or may not...

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Do You Have a Funny Story About Birds or Gardening?

Birds and Bloom is a beautiful magazine. If you have a short story (400 words) about a backyard blunder, you might find a home for it at Birds and Bloom. This is a no fee entry (which is always a plus) and you can submit online.  Note the word funny in the call-out. Thanks again to Hope Clark’s newsletter for this information. BIRDS AND BLOOM BACKYARD BLUNDER CONTEST http://www.birdsandblooms.com/Contests/Backyard-Blunder-Contest NO ENTRY FEE Do you have a funny birding or gardening story to share from your backyard? We want to hear it! Send us your best “backyard blunder,” and the winning story will receive $500. To enter, email your true story (no more than 400 words) to...

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