Monday, May 16, 2011

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- May 16, 2011

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    Hello all! It's a  busy day today! How was the weekend? Mine was great. I was able to get a good amount of editing done on my novel. Though editing this novel is my most important task at hand, I have all these story ideas in my head plus two ideas for novels. It's SO hard to concentrate! I'm hoping after this week I'll get some time to sit down and start fleshing them out. Today, one of the items on my very long to-do list is to mark off on my calendar the deadlines of a couple contests. Have you done this for the month? Have you at least submitted your work at least once this month? The month is not over, don't let May get away without submitting something! Here are the opportunities for this week.


1. Wow (Women on Writing) Spring Flash Fiction Contest

A quarterly contest open to writers globally. The first place winner will receive a cash prize of $300, $25 Amazon gift card, an e-book pack, an interview with WOW and publication on the WOW website. Second place will receive a prize of $200, a $25 Amazon gift card, an e-book pack, an interview with WOW and publication on the WOW website. Third place receives $100, a $25 Amazon gift card, an e-book pack, an interview with WOW and publication on the WOW website. Seven runners up will also each win $25 Amazon gift card, an e-book pack, entry published on WOW website, and an interview with WOW. Ten honorable mentions will win a $20 Amazon gift card, an e-book pack, and their name, state and the title of their story published to the WOW website. (Tons of prizes!) I had to mention this contest because my big sis Pam Harris' agent Sarah Lapolla of Curtis Brown, LTD is guest judging! The entry fee is $10 and the contest deadline is May 31, 2011.

2. Lori M. Lee's 100 Followers Contest

There is an awesome contest happening over at Lori M. Lee's blog. The first place winner will be able to choose one of three prizes: a bust sketch, ten page critique or $30 Borders gift card. The Second place winner will be able choose one of two prizes: a five page critique and a $15 Borders gift card. For details visit her blog.

3. Twin Feather Publishing- Soaring Above Essay Contest

According to the contest site:

"Have you dreamed of being a published writer? Do you have an inspiring story of recovery or overcoming obstacles to share? We want to hear your story! The first prize winner will receive a hot air balloon ride for two, as well as publication in Twin Feather’s upcoming book. All entries will be considered for publication."

Entries should be between 1,000 and 5,000 words. There is no entry fee and the contest closes on May 31, 2011.

Call for Submissions:

1. Heavy Feather Review

A new literary magazine seeks short fiction, poetry, original photography/art, short comics, creative non-fiction, and hybrid for their first issue. They are also looking for people willing to write reviews and conduct interviews.

2. NthWord Magazine

Nth Word is an online magazine currently accepting original interviews, articles on culture, social media and entertainment, flash fiction, short stories and visual art.

As always don't forget about Black Fox Literary Magazine's Fiction Contest! We are also accepting submissions for our inaugural issue. Submit by June 1, 2011. Happy Writing! :)


  1. I should really use my calendar more. Doh.

  2. So many great opportunities. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Don't you just hate it when story ideas cram your head?? I wish I had more hours in the day so that I can write everything! :)

  4. YES, Pam--so hate when I have too many ideas. I have to revise three difft. things right now but there is another idea trying to push it's way out of my head right now. Thanks for the opportunities!