Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- April 12, 2011

Song of the Day: Climbing to the Top by Lionel Richie

  Hello all! Confession time. I haven't submitted any of my work lately. I know this is bad, but I've been a little busy with other things (hence the reason the opportunities are late this week) such as re-designing the Black Fox website, working on a project for The Florida Writer's Association, and the most important of them all: MY THESIS. I'm trying hard to balance them all, but my thesis comes first. I've already submitted my entire  creative thesis (27,000 words) and my professor responded with comments within two days! If he's going to be that quick, then I'll have to step it up. I'm still going to make time to submit something this week, though. I was thinking of the Our Stories contest. LOVE the flash fiction! What about you? Are you balancing life and writing? Will you be submitting your work this week?


1. Seven Hills Literary Contest

Seven Hills Review is a literary publication produced by The Tallahassee Writer's Association. Seven Hills is looking for manuscripts for their annual contest. The categories are Short, Story, Creative non-fiction, children's picture books, and flash fiction. First place will receive a prize of $100; Second place receives $75 and third place will receive $50. Winners will also be published in Seven Hills Review. The contest entry fee is $17 for non TWA members and $12 for members of TWA. The deadline is August 31, 2011.


2. Our Stories- The Gordon Award for Flash Fiction

Our Stories is pleased to announce The Gordon Award for Flash fiction Contest. One first place winner will receive $200 plus publication and 3-5 runners up will have their submission fee waived. Submissions should be 1,000 words or less. They review all stories, so with your submission fee of $10 you will receive feedback on your work. Deadline is April 15, 2011.


3. Glimmer Train Press Family Matters Short Story Contest

Glimmer Train announces its annual Family Matters Short Story Contest. They are seeking original, unpublished short stories about family ranging from 3,000-12,000 words. First place wins $1,200, publication in Glimmer Train Stories and 20 copies of of the issue in which their work appears. Second place will win $500 and third place will win $300. Entry fee is $15 and the contest closes on April 30, 2011.


As always, the Black Fox Fiction Contest is going on now. Enter for a chance to win a prize of $100. We are also looking for flash fiction and poetry for our weekly web features. Look out for our new website where we'll start featuring author interviews and help for writers! Happy Writing!


  1. I never enter contests. Between the day job and my WIP, I can't seem to wrap my head around fine-tuning something for a contest. Maybe you can supply tips on how to do that? (Once you recover from thesis insanity.)

  2. Good luck with your thesis! I in thesis hell this time last year. ;)

  3. Good luck with your thesis! I just emailed mine, but I'm dreading more about revising the craft and form paper. Blech!