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EDITOR'S PIECE OF MIND
You are flawed. I want you to embrace the fact you are
flawed. For some reason, our society bashes those with
flaws. It's a shame.
In reality we stumble out of necessity, making mistakes
in order to find the correct path to whatever we seek,
whether it's being a good spouse, great parent, devoted
friend or diligent professional.
But look at it this way . . . if we accept the fact we're
flawed, we continually get excited about self-improvement.
We crave to climb the ladder, not because we have to
maintain some standard, but because we want to get better.
It's a continual rise. If we falter, we have a better
grasp of setback. We don't beat ourselves up for not being
perfect since we have a clear understanding we're not.
Many writers have a fear of not being good. They hide
their work, hold back from submitting, and don't tell friends
and family that writing is their passion. Why? Because
they fear not meeting someone's standard. However, if
we accept the fact we are green, untested and unseasoned,
we face the right direction and grow without reservation.
I may not be good now, but I will be one day. And I'll
keep writing, studying, editing and testing myself through
submissions and contests until I reach a goal. When I
reach that one, I set another.
We never arrive to the point when we don't need to improve.
We will continue to make mistakes or fall short of some
finish line. But being good to ourselves for being in the
race is important. And when we grab a brass ring or meet
some benchmark in our lives, we can be all the more excited,
which motivates us to keep going, keep fighting, keep
learning how to be a better writer.
A backwards logic, but once you think about it, it makes
perfect sense. Pick up your pen or peck the keyboard.
It's okay not to get it right the first time.
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WISE WORDS TO LIVE BY
The world has a way of giving what is demanded of it.
If you are frightened and look for failure and poverty,
you will get them, no matter how hard you may try to succeed.
Lack of faith in yourself, in what life will do for you,
cuts you off from the good things of the world. Expect
victory and you make victory.
EXQUISITE DISARRAY FIRST BOOK POETRY CONTEST http://www.exquisitedisarray.org/First_Book_Poetry_Contest.html
NO ENTRY FEE
Open to all Washington State Poets. Deadline May 15, 2010.
Judges Award: $200 and publication of the winning manuscript;
public reading and workshop to be held in Tacoma in November
2010. Open to Washington State poets who have not yet
published a full-length collection of poetry. Tacoma Poem
Prize: $100 for the best poem about Tacoma, Washington.
TEACHER'S VOICE CHAPBOOK CONTEST http://www.the-teachers-voice.org/page/page.cfm/teachersvoicechapbookcontest
$20 ENTRY FEE
Deadline August 20, 2010. All contestants receive a copy
of the winning chapbook. We will publish literary nonfiction,
short stories, and poems that reflect aspects of the American
educational or teaching experience. All styles and aesthetics
are welcome. Please submit 16-24 pages of any combination of
poetry, short story, or creative nonfiction.
1st Prize: $200 honorarium and 50 copies
2nd Prize: $100 Book Award
3rd Prize: $ 75 Book Award
WEASDALE NURSERY POETRY COMPETITION http://www.weasdale.com/index.php
ENTRY FEE £1.50 INTERMEDIATE AND JUNIOR / £3.50 ADULT.
The competition is to celebrate the nursery's 60th anniversary.
You are invited to submit up to 3 poems, each of not more
than 40 lines, written in English, under the broad theme of
"The Tree"; you are free to entitle it as you wish, but your
poem should reflect the given subject in its content. The
competition is open to writers of all ages and the prizes
awarded for Adult (aged 19 and above on 22nd May 2010)
Intermediate (aged between 12 and 18 on 22nd May 2010) and
Junior (aged 11 and under on 22nd May 2010) classes.
Intermediate and Junior entrants should add their date of
birth at the foot of the last page and the age of the entrant
will be given due consideration during the judging process.
All entries will be submitted to the judges anonymously.
Deadline May 22, 2010.
BRITISH FANTASY SOCIETY SHORT STORY COMPETITION http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/index.php
£5 ENTRY FEE
The competition is open to everyone, regardless of how many
times they have been published. Deadline May 31, 2010.
1st prize: £100, a year's membership of the BFS, and
publication in a BFS journal. 2nd prize: £50, a year's
membership of the BFS, and publication in a BFS journal.
3rd prize: £20. Any kind of fantastical story is welcome.
For example, fantasy, science fiction, horror, supernatural,
fabulation, magic realism, slipstream, etc, or indeed any
combination of those genres. The competition is open to
both members and non-members of the society, but non-members
must pay a £5 entry fee. Stories must not exceed 5,000 words.
Only one story per entrant
SCIENCE IN MY FICTION CONTEST http://crossedgenres.com/simf/contest/
NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline June 30, 2010.
Authors write a science fiction or fantasy short story
which is inspired by a scientific discovery or innovation
made or announced within the past year. It can't be peripherally
added: the science must be integral to the story. Writers must
include a link to a relevant article or study of the applied
science when they submit their stories. The winner will receive
$250 USD, plus a 2-year online subscription to Crossed Genres and
a print copy of the CG anthology, Crossed Genres Year One. Second
place will receive $100, a 1-year online subscription and a copy
of Crossed Genres Year One, and Third place will receive $50,
a 1-year online subscription and a copy of Crossed Genres Year
One. There will also be 3 Honorable Mentions, each of which will
receive a 1-year online subscription and a copy of Crossed
Genres Year One. 2,500-10,000 words.
Welcomes submission of manuscripts that deal with Jewish
life and culture worldwide, past and present, with particular
emphasis on contemporary Jewish affairs, political, social,
and cultural, in America and in Israel. We trust that our four
issues in 2010 will maintain Midstream's reputation as a
leading American Jewish Zionist intellectual journal.
Midstream publishes many articles, at least one short story
(fiction), and from three to ten poems per issue. Articles
normally run from 2,000 to 4,000 words and fiction from
2,000 to 5,000 words. Book reviews on current titles run
from 1,000 to 2,000 words; review essays that are more
extensive in reach and depth from 2,000 to 4,000 words.
Payment for published manuscripts is calculated at 5 cents/word
for prose, $25 for a published poem, and three complimentary
copies of the issue containing the writer's work.
INDIA CURRENTS http://www.indiacurrents.com/news/view_custom.html?custom_page_id=28
India Currents is an important facet of America's emerging
multicultural identity--a monthly publication devoted to the
exploration of the heritage and culture of India as it exists
in the United States. The magazine covers a wide range of
subjects--music, dance, film, literature, travel, recipes,
business--that are of interest to Indian-Americans and
Indophiles. Pays $50 per 1,000 words.
INSIDE OUTSIDE http://www.insideoutsidemag.com/magazine/contribute/
Covers activities and people of the Four Corners, in the
Southwestern US. Feature stories run 750 to 3,000 words
and have a strong photographic component. Also runs shorter,
department pieces about new and developed destinations, books
and music, relevant political events, gear, as well as back-
of-the-book essays on nearly any topic relevant to the region.
Pays roughly ten cents/word.
A LOVE AFFAIR WITH SHOES ANTHOLOGY http://www.princessdominique.com/fashionblog/2010/04/princessdominique-com-shoe-anthology-call-for-submission/
Call for submission of personal accounts of shoe lovers
and their adoration and ultimate obsession with shoes.
Our upcoming anthology, A Love Affair With Shoes (working
title), will explore the journeys of avid shoe lovers through
stories and essays written by women. Please submit your 1,000
-word story (or as close to 1,000 words as you can get) in the
body of an email. Please no attachments to: PrincessChick@Gmail.com .
Each contributor chosen for the anthology will receive $100 (US)
upon publication, a pair of Solemates, and a copy of the book
when it is published in addition to the ability to join other
contributors on a nationwide tour or other places they are able
to make appearances. Deadline June 1, 2010.
INDIAN LIFE http://www.indianlife.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=121&Itemid=32
Indian Life is published bimonthly by Intertribal Christian
Communications (Indian Life Ministries), an international,
evangelical non-profit organization. The newspaper is
designed to help the Native North American church speak to
the social, cultural and spiritual needs of her people and
reaches every province and state of English-speaking North
America. Our stance is non-political as well as non-denominational.
Article length will vary according to type of article or story.
Maximum length is 2,000 words. Accepts fiction, legends, news,
personal experiences, feature articles, photo features, poetry
and seasonal articles. Pays 15 cents/word to a maximum of $150.
Pays $40 per photo; $30 for fillers; $40 for poetry.
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PUBLISHED WRITER WILL EDIT YOUR NOVEL, MEMOIR, POETRY
If you're going to work with an editor, work with the best.
Have your writing edited by an award-winning, professional
writer and editor, someone who actually knows how to help you
prepare your writing for publication. Richard Krawiec has
published novels, biographies, text books, plays, and a story
and poetry collection. He won the 2009 Excellence in Teaching
Award from UNC Chapel Hill for his online writing courses. His
essays, feature articles, and reviews have appeared in major
newspapers and magazines across the US. The NY Times, LA Times,
Publishers Weekly have reviewed his work. His awards include
National Endowment for the Arts and NC Arts Council grants, as
well as nominations for the National Book Award, Best American
Short Stories, and Pushcart Prize.