Song of the Day: Make it Mine by Jason Mraz
Hello all! Hope everyone is feeling rested and refreshed from the weekend! I finally got to eat sushi this weekend, which I'd been craving for weeks! It sounds strange, but I haven't even had time to sit down in a restaurant and have a meal (sad, I know.) Hopefully I'll be able to change that soon.
I'm taking this moment to ask you all a question. Tell me, have you been submitting your work? How many places have you submitted to this year? I read somewhere that you should be submitting your work every month. I haven't been sticking to that philosophy. I do think it is a good one though. Time to light some fire under my behind! And yours too! I provide the opportunities list and all you have to do is the writing. Okay, maybe that's a little harder, but it's what we all love, right? So, Here they are. I urge you to take advantage of one of them.
Tusculum Review awards a biannual prize of $1,000 and publication to one short story. Aimee Bender will judge. Short stories should be no more than 30 pages and should be accompanied by an entry fee of $15. Contest deadline is March 15, 2011. Visit the website for guidelines.
3. University of Nebraska Press Prairie Schooner Book Prizes
Two prizes of $3,000 each and Publication by University of Nebraska Press are given annually for collections of poetry and short fiction. Poetry submissions can be up to 50 pages and fiction submissions can be up to 150 pages. Entry fee is $15 and the contest deadline is March 15, 2011. View the link below for more information.
4. Ploughshares Emerging Fiction Writer's Contest
Ploughshares will award a prize of $500 and publication for one short story. Two runner-ups will also be announced. Submissions should be 5,000 words or less. Entry fee is $20 and a one year subscription to Ploughshares is included. Contest closes on March 15, 2011. Visit the websites for official rules and guidelines.
Folks, don't forget about the Black Fox Fiction Contest. First place winner will be awarded a prize of $100. We are also looking for poetry and flash fiction for weekly web segments. Good luck everyone and Happy Writing!