Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World

Hello All! I recently received an email from Writer's Digest where the editor talked discussed how writers would ask her questions about their writing. One of the questions was, When should I start submitting my work? The answer was NOW! Don't sit around waiting until you think your writing is perfect. You could be out there marketing your work by blogging, writing articles, entering contests, etc. Don't wait around for your "big break," it may never come if you do. Start writing, start submitting your work (as often as you can), and market yourself. Go Get em' Tiger!

To put you in the mood, I am posting a contest I recently heard about. The perfect Opportunity and the perfect place to start!

79th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Contest

Grand prize is $3,000 and a trip to New York to meet with Editors or Agents! Each Category will also have cash prizes for 2nd-10th place.

They are accepting manuscripts in 10 Categories. They are as follows:

1. Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious)
2. Memoirs/Personal Essay
3. Magazine Feature Article
4. Genre Short Story (Romance, Horror, etc.)
5. Mainstream Literary Short Story
6. Rhyming Poetry
7. Non-Rhyming Poetry
8. Stage Play
9. Television/Movie Script
10. Children's Young Adult Fiction

Entry Fee for poetry: $15 for the first poem and $10 for each poem after that (must be submitted in the same online session)

All other Entries: $20 for each manuscript and $15 for each manuscript after that (must be submmitted in the same online session.)


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  1. are you going to enter something ls?

    HI BY the way lol

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