Saturday, 2 June 2012

New Writing Opportunities

Writing Contests

Writing contests are a good way to hone your craft, to learn about writing to deadlines and to gain greater exposure and publicity for your work.

A new-to-me  information page from Be a Better Writer lists current creative writing competitions for both fiction and non-fiction. As the page holds details for the rest of the year, scroll down through the creative writing entries to reach the creative non-fiction contests half way down the page.

There is also a handy comments box where you can enter details of a competition you are running--or know about. After checking it out, webmaster and award-winning author Pearl Luke will add it to the listings.

A site well worth exploring and full of helpful advice.
It also hosts  the Page 47 short story submission page offering a flat fee payment for stories accepted for publication.

Read a selection of past stories already accepted and as always, read the guidelines carefully and obey them to the letter. Good luck.

How To Write A Short Story

Brush up your knowledge and technique by reading the fascinating and comprehensive article written specifically for Slow and Steady Writers by Australian novelist and short story writer Wendy Laharnar.

Happiness Guaranteed by Wendy Laharnar
Wendy's sci-fi novella Happiness Guaranteed, was third in the bestseller lists for its category on Amazon, Germany--no mean achievement. And her books and short stories for adults and children constantly garner five star reviews.

Come back on Monday June 4 and read her useful feature length article entitled Kick Start Your Short Story.

More Advice From Top Authors

Randy Ingermanson, creator of the Snowflake Method  and author of the free Advanced Fiction Writing e-zine is offering two novels Oxygen and The Fifth Man in  special ebook versions  containing appendices for writers on writing. 

Written by himself and John B. Olson they are on sale on Amazon and Smashwords for $2.99 each until tomorrow Sunday June 3.

l found the appendices so interesting, l bought a second copy of Oxygen to keep  on my non-Kindle e-reader.

Design Your Own eBook Cover

lf you're looking to save money, put June 22 into your calendar or diary. It's the date of the next free Writers on the Move Webinar.

Karen Cioffi is presenting Design Your Own eBook Cover in Ten Easy Steps. For those of us who find attending too difficult because of the time factor, the webinar is copied to send out later. Just remember to register with Karen to get the link for the event nearer the time.

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