Monday, January 17, 2011

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- Jan 17, 2011

Song of the Day: Let Freedom Reign by Chrisette Michelle feat. Talib Kweli & Black Thought

    Hello all! So I figured since it's a new year and I'm making changes, that I should have a new blog design. How do you all like it? I had to get rid of the music player because it was to wide to fit on the side bar. I'm a little sad about that, but I'll still provide a link for the song of the day. If anyone knows of any other music players for blogs please leave a comment and let me know.
    Today we celebrate a man who fought for equality for everyone. I am thankful for the freedom that I have, there are still many that aren't so lucky. Really, I could go on forever about this, but I won't. I hope everyone takes a moment to reflect on the day and on Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are the opportunities for today.


1. Georgetown Review Poetry Manuscript Contest

    One author will be awarded $1,000, 20 author copies, and publication by the Georgetown Review for a poetry collection. Manuscripts submitted should be 48-80 pages and should be accompanied by a $20 entry fee. The deadline is Feb. 1, 2011. Please visit the website for official rules.

2. Madison Review Poetry and Fiction Prizes

    Two prizes are given annually for a group of poems and one short story. Poets should submit three poems totaling no more than ten pages. Fiction writers should submit a story of no more than 35 pages. Entry fee is $10 and the contest deadline is February 1, 2011. See the link below for official guidelines.

3. Potamac Review Annual Contest

    One short story or one essay will be awarded a prize of $1,000 and publication in Potamac Review. All entries will be considered for publication. Writers may submit up to 1,000 words of prose and an entry fee of $20. With entry fee comes a subscription to Potomac Review. Click the link below for more information.

Also, don't forget about the fiction contest going on at The Black Fox Literary Magazine. One more thing, tomorrow I'll be guest blogging over at Julie Lindsey's Blog, so look out for it! :)


  1. Love the new look! Quita and I are thinking about changing things as well. :)

  2. Thanks for the opportunities as always :) And yes, I hope everyone does take a moment to reflect on MLK today. I don't want to think about where we would be without him. BTW- I <3 the new blog design!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be sure to check out some of the links above.