Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- February 8, 2011

Song of the Day: Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

    Hello all! If you know me at all, then you know that Valentines Day is my favorite holiday! I think like it because I'm a hopeless romantic, and I believe that you should celebrate all types of love, not just romantic love. Until the 15th the song of the day will be a love song (my favorite kind).
    I'm still coming down from the high of the 2011 AWP conference, but I'm so excited to be back home and I'm ready to get back to work (writing work that is!) Later this week, and next, I'll be sharing some of the things I learned at the conference. For now, here are the opportunities for this week.


1. Bellingham Review 2011 Short Forms Submissions

    The Bellingham Review seeks electronic submissions of flash fiction, prose poetry, and brief essays. There is no submission fee. I repeat, THERE IS NO SUBMISSION FEE! Writers are asked to submit no more than three pieces. The contest will run from January 1, 2011- April 15, 2011. For more information please click the link below.


 2. Vestal Review's Ten Years in Flash Fiction Contest

    Vestal Review is looking for Flash Fiction pieces for its flash fiction contest. First place will be awarded $100, Second place, $50, and third place will receive a signed copy of My Life At First Try by Mark Budman. All winners will be published in Vestal Review. The contest has an entry fee of $4 and a deadline of February 28, 2011. Visit their website for more information.


3. Diagram Innovative Fiction Contest

    One prize of 1,000 and publication in Diagram is given annually for an innovative short story. All entries are considered for publication. Writers may submit a story of up to 10,000 words with an entry fee of $15. The contest deadline is February 28, 2011. Click the link below for official details.

DON'T FORGET my 100 Follower Extravaganza is going on now! Enter to win 1 of 3 Amazon Gift Cards!

PLUS The Black Fox Fiction Contest is going on. Enter for your chance to win a prize of $100!

Happy Writing!


  1. I haven't written flash fiction since I was an undergraduate. I think it may be fun to give it another shot--though I doubt it would be good enough to enter into a contest! :)