Monday, June 13, 2011

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- June 13, 2011

Song of the Day: We are the Champions by Queen

  Hello all! How was the weekend? I must admit, this weekend wasn't as productive as it should have been. I think I needed a little bit of a break. Friday I submitted my final (official) submission of edits to my thesis mentor. I've been stressed about it for months, so it felt good to relax a little. I still have work to do on my presentation, so I'll be back in the trenches this week. One good thing that did happen was that The Miami Heat lost in the playoffs and the Dallas Mavericks won the championship! I DON'T like Lebron James (think the V.S.Naipaul of basketball) because of his cocky attitude and it's good to know that the good guy/underdog can have the last laugh. I hope that the submissions are going well for everyone. Here's a list of the opportunities for this week. (Lots of blog contests.)

Also, Don't forget I'm giving away a $30 gift card to a bookstore of choice and a book of choice to two lucky followers! Enter my 150 Follower Giveaway!


1. Pam and Quita's Blogoversary Contest

My two adopted sisters over at Y(A)? Cuz We Write are having celebrating their blogoversary by giving away two amazing books. The first is Notes from the Blender by Brendan Halpin and Trish Cook (signed by Brendan Halpin.) The second is Fill in the Blank Plotting by Linda George. Get over there NOW!

2. Alicia Gregoire's Giveaway

Alicia Gregoire over at Slice of Blog Pie is giving away the coolest notebook known to all writers. It's a Circa notebook from Levenger. Check out her blog for details. Deadline is June 19, 2011.

3. Jamie Manning's Giveaway

Jamie Manning over at Writers Write, Right? is giving away three gift cards! A $20, $15, and $10 gift card to the chosen bookstore will be given to one lucky follower of his blog. For rules on how to enter, visit his blog! Deadline is June 15, 2011.

4. Figment's Fable Contest

One winner will be given a prize of $1,000. The challenge is to write a fable story in 1200 words or less, set in a fictional country on the day before the final battle in a devastating war. Paulo Coelho author of The Alchemist will determine the winner. Voting will take place to determine the top ten stories. Contest Deadline is June 19, 2011.

Calls for Submissions:

1. Nano Fiction

Nano publishes flash fiction, prose poems, and micro essays of 300 words or fewer and is accepting submissions all summer.

2. The Fascinating Females Book Project

Len Lambert who blogs over at Conversations with Self, is looking for articles about fascination women for a new book. For more information visit her blog. Deadline is June 30, 2011.

As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is open for fiction and poetry submissions! Happy Writing!


  1. Wow, thanks for all the cool links! Congrats on having sent your submission--that's huge!

    I like your blog. :) Thanks for the follow.

  2. Hi Racquel,
    Congratulations! Indeed, you can rest now. A huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Yaayy! :)
    Now take a break. You deserve it.

  3. Thanks for all the links!

    And congrats on your Thesis. Wow! That is an accomplishment and a half!

  4. Thanks for these opportunities, which I'll look into. :)

    Yay on your thesis.

  5. Thanks for sharing my contest and I'm going to check out the nanofiction website too.