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Writing Contests for January

International Publication Opportunity Fish Publishing Short Memoir Contest–Cork, Ireland Domestic Publication Opportunities Wednesday Club of St. Louis – Poetry Contest Ohio State University Press Prize in Short Fiction North Carolina Writers Network Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize The Madison Review plus the Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry and the Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction The Iowa…

Feature Writing Tips

Feature Writing Tips By Jenny Beatrice, Walrus Contributor Writing for the sake of the craft is a fulfilling endeavor, but sometimes a girl needs to eat! The fine art of feature writing can partner your passion with a paycheck. As opposed to the “5 W’s” of a just-the-facts news item, a feature allows you to…

Writing Contests For December

  Are you seeking international publication? The top four contests fit that bill! International The Stringybark Short Story Award 2011 Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition Meridan Writing Winter Short Story Award 2011 Canadian Tales of the Mysterious Short Story Competition Domestic Colonnade Writing Contest Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest The Gemini Magazine…

Poet’s Tips from Faye Adams

Poet’s Tips Much of my writing ideas is done by inspiration. I read a lot. If you want to be inspired, read, read and read. Read what you write. I write poetry often because it is short and to the point. When I read poetry, it always inspires me to write. If I spend an…

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month by Tif Sweeney Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo)? People all over the world begin writing a novel on November 1 with the intent of getting 50,000 words on paper by midnight on November 30. Aspiring authors receive encouragement from both the online…

Character Development

Character Development by Mary Troy & Diana Davis Part I: Pink Body Suit by Mary Troy When my first book came out, my sister-in-law was upset. She thought writers used their family and friends for their characters, but she did not see herself in any story. Sure, she admitted, she recognized her body type in…