Song of the Day: All I Do Is Win (Remix) by DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Fabolous, et al.
1. The Write of Spring Tweet Writing Contest
Writing.com has teamed up with Gotham Writers' Workshop for a tweet contest. They ask that you dazzle them with a piece of writing in 140 characters or less on any subject you choose. The piece can be poetry, fiction, or non-fiction. The winning tweet will be published in the next Gotham catalog and online at writingclasses.com The winner will also receive a free 10-week writing workshop and a writing.com membership. Some of the leading entries will be posted on Gotham Writers twitter page. Entry is free and the deadline is April 24, 2011. Click the link below for more information.
2. National Grammar Day Short Story Contest
That's right! The Grammar Girl is hosting a short story contest. The winner will have their short story read on the Grammar Girl podcast on National Grammar Day. The story will also appear on the Grammar Girl website. This is a fiction contest and stories should be 1000 words or less and somehow incorporate National Grammar Day or some other grammar theme. The contest is free and the deadline is February 28, 2011 (today!) I just found out about it but hey, the word count is low. Make it happen! Check out the website for official details.
3. The 33rd Nimrod Literary Awards
Two contests: The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. The first place winner will receive a prize of $2,000 and publication and second place will receive a prize of $1,000 and publication. Poetry can be 3-10 pages (one long poem or several short) and fiction submissions should be 7,500 words or less. Entry fee is $20 and the deadline is April 30, 2011. All entrants will receive a one year subscription to the magazine. Click the link below for official guidelines.
The Black Fox Fiction Contest is still going on. We are also looking for flash fiction and poetry for weekly segments. Visit out website for more information. http://www.blackfoxlit.com/
And alas, my 100 Follower EXTRAVAGANZA winners! I just want to let everyone know how much I really appreciate your support. Thank you for reading my blog and entering my contest. I really wish I could give a prize to each of you, but sadly I'm no Oprah Winfrey! If I ever do become as rich as Oprah, you have my word that all of you will receive a prize! ;) The winners....
Amazon Gift Cards
$50 to Erinn from Something Else to Distract Me
$30 to Jolene Perry from Been Writing
$10 to Janet Johnson from Musings of a Children's Writer
Cupcakes in a Jar to be delivered:
Jenna Wallace from Writing in a Dreamstate
Pam Harris and Marquita Hockaday from Y(A)? Cuz We Write!
I considered how you responded to the question asked, your tweets and your blog posts/sidebar additions. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your addresses. Thanks to everyone who entered, and I'll be hosting more giveaways frequently so stay tuned! ;-)