Song of the Day: Takin' Care of Business by BTO
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 Writermag.com, 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 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!