Monday, March 14, 2011

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- March 14, 2011

Song of the Day: Takin' Care of Business by BTO

    Hello all! How was the weekend? I had a very productive one. I haven't been taking as much time as I should with my own blog because some opportunities to guest blog came up! It's actually been fun. This weekend I was asked to do my first guest vlog! I've never vlogged, so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm actually really nervous because I have no idea what I'm doing! My guest vlog will appear on Five Foreign Friends Youtube channel tomorrow. I'll post a link here tomorrow so you all can check it out. We'll see how this turns out!
     Have you all taken a look at your monthly submissions? Time to get the ball rolling if you haven't already! I've got the opportunities and today we've got some variety! GO!


1. Erinn's Life is Awesome Blog Contest

To celebrate the awesome things going on in her life, Erinn is hosting a contest over at her blog, Something Else to Distract Me. She has some amazing prizes! She'll give away a total of three prizes: A $25 gift card to Amazon, A pre-order of Where She Went, the sequel to If I Stay, and a FULL manuscript critique! What are you waiting for? Get over there NOW!

2. Writer Magazine 2011 Short Story Contest

The Writer Magazine is hosting their annual  short story contest. First prize is $1,000, a free 10-week workshop with Gotham Writers' Workshop, Publication in The Writer and, and a one year subscription to The Writer. A second and third prize will also be awarded. Submissions should be no more than 2,000 words. The entry fee is $10 and the contest closes on April 30, 2011. Click the link below for official guidelines.


Southern Kentucky Book Fest/Kentucky Writers Conference

Guess what folks? This conference is free, free, FREE! The conference is supported by donations, the main donor being Dollar General. The purpose of the conference is to promote literacy statewide. There will be workshops on memoir writing, finding a literary agent, shaping scenes, writing a query letter, and using humor in writing. Writer's Digest's Chuck Sambuchino will present a workshop on Saturday titled, "How to Get Published: Professional Writing Practices and What Editors Want." The conference is open to anyone who would like to attend and requires no registration. The conference will take place on April 15 & 16, 2011. For more information about the conference visit their website.

Publishers Seeking Submissions

 Avon Books

Avon Books is seeking fiction in all romance genres of all lengths including, (but not limited to): historical, paranormal, contemporary, and erotica. They want stories of emotional complexity, written by authors with unique voices. For more information on how to submit, visit their website.

As always, The Black Fox Fiction Contest is still going on! We are also seeking flash fiction and poetry for weekly web features. Happy Writing!


  1. Thanks for all the great links! And excited to see your vlog. You are one brave woman. :)

  2. Yay! So glad you gave Erinn a shout out. :)

  3. Yes - the KY writers conference promises to be most awesome. All who can attend should!