Chapbook Contest–Poetry, Fiction, and Non-Fiction

On the ride home from work yesterday I got the germ of a new book idea.  I want it to be a collection of creative non-fiction essays organized around a theme.  Aside from basically everything David Sedaris writes, there aren’t many non-fiction short story collection books for sale in stores.  So I was wondering, howContinue reading “Chapbook Contest–Poetry, Fiction, and Non-Fiction”

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No Labor Day Weekend Plans? Write a Whole Novel in 72-hours and Get Published!

So this morning I was talking with my new coworkers and most people responded to the question “what are you looking forward to” with a list of exciting holiday weekend travel and/or adventure plans.  I was one of those lame (or, if you look at it from another angle, spontaneous) individuals who had nothing specialContinue reading “No Labor Day Weekend Plans? Write a Whole Novel in 72-hours and Get Published!”

Enter NANO’s Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Just a quick link to the 2011 NANO writing prize. What They Want: flash fiction, micro essay, or prose of 300-words or less.  Cannot be previously published. How They Want It: via snail mail or submishmash. When They Want It:  August 31st Entry Fee?  Yes, $15 for 3 shorts. Prize?  Yes, $500   Sorry, forContinue reading “Enter NANO’s Flash Fiction Writing Contest”

What NOT to Do When Submitting to Literary Journals

We’ve been over some of these creative writing submission “don’ts” before, but I think that this article, “The Number One Worst Mistake A Writer Can Make When Submitting,” from Writer’s Relief is pretty valuable in that the quotes are from real life editors working for real life publications.  It even provides the links to theirContinue reading “What NOT to Do When Submitting to Literary Journals”

Submit to Sucker: A Debuting Young Adult Fiction Literary Magazine

Are you a YA writer who’s having trouble finding a place to submit your work, let alone get it published?  I noticed when reading the SCBWI newsletter that most recent YA and middle grade writing has been published by a select group of magazines: Highlights, Cicada, and Cricket being the top three.  Not that theseContinue reading “Submit to Sucker: A Debuting Young Adult Fiction Literary Magazine”

Submit to the Gary Fincke Creative Writing Prize

The competition for The Susquehanna Review’s Gary Fincke Creative Writing Prize is less steep than it is for other literary journals.  Though it’s nationally distributed, it only accepts submissions from current undergraduates.  As I’ve mentioned before, you want to submit to writing contests that narrow down the pool as much as possible, so if you’reContinue reading “Submit to the Gary Fincke Creative Writing Prize”

Win WEAVE Magazine’s 1st Annual Writing Contest

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Weave Magazine is a dark and fabulous literary journal.  Or, as they like to describe it: Weave is dark humor and magical realism. Weave is strange and fantastical. Weave also loves realistic narratives in fiction and poetry. Weave loves honest and simple nonfiction, not confessional for confessions sake. Weave loves strong,Continue reading “Win WEAVE Magazine’s 1st Annual Writing Contest”

Learning the Nuts and Bolts to Getting Your Book Published

This is my understanding of the process and, thus, how I’m going about it personally.  Any disagreements?  Got any suggestions to add? 1.  Write the Book The whole thing.  Agents and publishers are only interested in completed fiction.  They want to know the final word count and they want to start working on the projectContinue reading “Learning the Nuts and Bolts to Getting Your Book Published”

A TINGE of a Publishing Chance

Edited by the students in Temple University’s M.F.A Program in Creative Writing, TINGE magazine is a relatively new online literary journal published twice annually (April and December).  Their first issue came out this Spring.  It’s hard to know what exactly a journal wants before you know what they publish, so the issue’s content will beContinue reading “A TINGE of a Publishing Chance”

R.E.S.P.E.C.T the Scholarly Publishing

First off, I’d just like to apologize for not adhering to my religious posting schedule this Monday.  I’ve been trying to juggle multiple heart attacks every day.  You see, the NYU Publishing Institute is wrapping up this week and it has lead to: a panicked rush to finish the book imprint project, me gaining aContinue reading “R.E.S.P.E.C.T the Scholarly Publishing”