Monday, December 27, 2010

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- Last One for 2010!

Song of the Day: Merry Christmas Baby by Hanson

   Hello all! Hope everyone had a great holiday! Just one more Christmas song! It's the last set of opportunities for 2010. Make it count! How's everyone coping with the holidays anyway? I for one am extremely busy! My sister's getting married so in addition to running around with her, I have family coming in from around the US and Trinidad! My family's house is quite noisy! I'll have a little bit of quiet when I get back to my own apartment for a few days, so I intend to take advantage of that and get some writing done before the year is over. That will only be for a few days though. I'll be back at my family's house by the end of the week. Well enough about that, take a look at the opportunities I've found.


1. Boulevard Magazine Short Fiction Contest

    Boulevard Magazine is accepting short stories of up to 8,000 words for it's annual short fiction contest. A prize of $1,500 and publication in Boulevard will be awarded to a writer that hasn't published a nationally distributed book. The deadline is December 31, 2010 and there is an entry fee of $15. (With your entry fee you will receive a year subscription to the magazine.) Please visit their website for official guidelines.

2. Glimmer Train Press- Open Fiction

    Glimmer Train Stories will award a prize of $2,000 and publication in their magazine to one short story. Stories can be 2,000-20,000 words. Submit your story along with an entry fee of $20 by December 31, 2010 for a chance to win. For official rules and guidelines see the link below.

3. Rosebud Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize

    One prize of $1,000 and publication in Rosebud Magazine is given annually to a U.S. poet under the age of 40. Poets may submit up to three poems with a $10 entry fee by December 31, 2010. Please see the Rosebud website for more details.

Also, Don't forget about the Black Fox Fiction Contest going on now. We are also looking for poetry for our new weekly poetry section. Happy Writing! :)



  1. Good opportunities here :) And I hope everything slows down for you soon. Enjoy the rest of December.

  2. Thanks for the links! I really need to stop being shy and enter one of these short story contests. I can't wait to see pics from the wedding! :)