Monday, March 21, 2011

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- March 21, 2011

Song of the Day:  9-5 by Dolly Parton

    Hello all! Hope your weekend was a wonderful one. It's Monday again (thumbs down.) I usually don't have the Monday Blues because I don't work on Mondays, but today, I'm working. I have a side job where I'm a pretend patient for medical students. So, I'll be there today. The Good news is that it's only until 1:30. For you, the good news is I've got tons of opportunities! Check them out and pick something!


1. Susan Mallery's $100 Blogger Giveaway

If you have a blog, this contest is simple. Author, Susan Mallery is giving away $100 to a bookstore of your choice as the grand prize. All you have to do is add the Already Home Widget to your sidebar and email with the link to your blog. Already Home is Susan's new book which will hit stores on March 29, 2011. A winner will be randomly chosen on April 26, 2011. You can find the widget and more information at the link below.

2. Pitch2Win Writing Contest

For this contest you pitch your book on twitter by March 27, 2011 for a chance to have your writing reviewed by Writer's Digest and for a chance to win a publishing contract and marketing package from Abbott Press. The contest involves following @AbbottPress on Twitter. For official rules please visit the link below.

3.Sixth Annual Flash Prose Contest

WriterAdvice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction that "grabs, surprises, and mesmerizes" readers in less than 750 words. First Place will receive a prize of $150; Second Place a prize of $75; Third Place a prize of $50; Fourth Place a prize of $25; Honorable Mentions will also be published. The contest entry fee is $10 and the deadline is April 15, 2011. Click the link below for more information.

4. StoryBoard TV's Pilot Script Contest

StoryBoard TV is hosting a contest for scripts. If you've written a script for a TV show they want to read it, help you make it better and maybe even give you $2,000. To enter the contest you must become a StoryBoard member, upload your script and/or read others online, offer feedback to other writers using the comments section, and vote for the winning script when the time comes. Ten finalists will receive a notes session with SBTV and the Grand Prize winner will receive a check for $2,000. The contest entry fee is $20 and the contest closes on April 25, 2011. For official contest rules visit their website.

5. Pam and Quita's 200 Follower Giveaway

My lovely adopted sisters over at Y(A)? Cuz We Write! have reached 200+ followers. In honor of that they will give away two prizes. One will be a reader's prize pack containing a copy of The Duff by Kody Keplinger and Delirium by Lauren Oliver. The second will be a writer's prize pack containing a moleskin notebook and cool pens. For more information on how to enter click the link below. And if you don't already follow them, do so ASAP, they're AWESOME!

Call for Submissions:

1. Work Magazine

Work Magazine is looking for submissions of previously unpublished poetry, short fiction and non-fiction (2500 words or less), flash fiction (750 words or less), photography, artwork, and interviews. At the moment they offer no compensation, but authors selected for their anthology will receive a complimentary copy. See the link below for more information.

2.Verbal Pyrotechnics

This is an awesome new literary magazine I found it over on Ghenet's blog (All About Them Words). It's a magazine featuring short stories for teens. The first issue was released last week. Go check them out for information on how to submit.

As always, The Black Fox Literary Magazine is hosting a fiction contest. First Prize wins $100! We are also accepting submissions of flash fiction and poetry for weekly web features. Happy Writing!


  1. What a lot of great information. Thanks!

  2. Thanks for including the Verbal Pyrotechnics link and spreading the word! :)

  3. Hi Racquel,
    Thank you for sharing this list with us. It's great! :)
    There's so many to choose from!

  4. Yay! Thanks so much for the linkage, sis! :) And that TV pilot contest sounds so cool--I actually may look more into that.

  5. Hi Racquel,

    Remember the giveaway you had a little while ago, for your followers--the amazon gift cards, etc.? Did you ever announce the winners to that? :)

    Just wondering, as I never saw any post about it..


  6. Hi Lucia! I did post the winners on the February 28, 2011 post! Thanks for the comments everyone! :)

  7. Hi, Racquel,
    There's an award for you on my blog. Will be back with you on Monday with that other information.