Song of the Day: Little Dreamer by Van Halen
Hello all! How was the weekend? I had another busy one. And I think I'll have packed weekends for the next couple of weeks! Everyone is getting married! Two other good friends got married this weekend and my sister and I helped with the wedding. It turned out to be really beautiful.
I also bought my domain! Look up top--yup, that says racquelhenry.com! It was a huge hurdle getting everything squared away. I had so many technical issues with Google/Blogger. I'm glad it worked out because I spent A LOT of time trying to sort things out.
Needless to say, this weekend I barely got any reading or writing done. I was just too tired. I think I'm going to have to manage my time a little better. I believe it is possible to do everything you want, as long as you know how to manage your time. I've obviously been failing in that department. That's probably something common for most writers. This week, I'm GOING to get some writing/editing done and I'm GOING to submit my work to at least one magazine. I've already started planning for the week. I hope you'll take the time to look at the opportunities and get some of your work out there also.
1. Tony Hillerman Prize
The Tony Hillerman Prize is awarded annually for the best first mystery set in the Southwest. The contest is open to any professional or non-professional writer who has never been the author of a published mystery. Murder or another serious crime or crimes must be at the heart of the story, with the emphasis on the solution rather than the details of the crime. St. Martin's Press will publish the winning manuscript by offering to enter into its standard form author's agreement with the contestant. The winner will receive an advance against future royalties of $10,000. There is no mention of an entry fee and the contest closes June 1, 2012.
2. Seven Hills Literary Contest
The Seven Hills Literary Contest is in its seventeenth year. The contest is sponsored by the Tallahassee Writers Association. The contest is open to all, and over the years they have had winners from nearly every state and even some international entries. First place will receive $100, second place will receive $75 and third place will receive $50. All winning entries will be published in Seven Hills Review. The contest categories are: short story, creative non-fiction, children's chapter books and flash fiction. Entry fee depends on the category. Deadline is August 31, 2012.
3. 2012 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize
This prize is offered annually to a poet who has not previously published a full-length collection of poems. The prize awards the winner with $2,500 and publication of his or her first full-length book of poetry by the Kent State University Press. The winner and the competition's judge will give a reading together on the Kent State campus. There is a $25 reading fee and the contest ends on May 1, 2012.
Calls for Submissions:
1. The Meadowland Review
The Meadowland Review is considering submissions of poetry, fiction, photography and art pieces until June 1, 2012.
2. Empirical Magazine
Empirical Magazine accepts non-fiction, fiction, poetry, art and photography. Contributors will receive payment and two copies of the issue in which the author's work appears.
As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and art. We are also looking for a regular blog contributor. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Be on the lookout for issue #4, out later this month! Happy Writing!
***Today is also the 22 anniversary of my sorority, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. Happy Anniversary to all of my sisters!***