Tag Archive | Contest

The Benefit of Contests

The Benefit of Contests

I judge writing contests on a fairly regular basis. Sometimes for smaller, informal contests, like for a classroom, sometimes larger contests for a conference, and, obviously, the annual Havok contest. First of all, kudos to all of you who have ever entered a contest! It is a huge thing to put your work out there […]

The Phoenix Rattler Writing Contest!

The Phoenix Rattler Writing Contest!

The 2012 Phoenix Rattler Writing Contest Opens August 18th thru September 1st 2012 DOES YOUR STORY HAVE BITE? Sponsored by Christian Writers of the West (CWOW) Arizona affiliate of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) CATEGORIES (Note: the Rattler categories have been expanded to match the Genesis contest) Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Romance Historical Fiction Historical Romance […]

The Writer’s Journey Through Judgment

The Writer’s Journey Through Judgment

Last week I submitted the score sheets for the entrants I judged in the Phoenix Rattler writing contest. I’m one of the preliminary judges. That means I got to score the first ten pages of two manuscripts out of many, many entered as part of the first level of competition. The manuscripts that make it […]

Wanted: A Publisher With a Clue

Yep, I’m back on the prowl. And I gotta tell ya, with Google as my witness, there are a ton of options out there. Little presses have been sprouting up all over the place, especially in mainstream Fantasy. With POD technology and e-book sales, writers aren’t the only ones seeing their dreams come true. In […]

Short Story Contest for Speculative Fiction Writers

Absent Willow Review‘s 2nd Annual Short Story Contest! The Absent Willow Review is an online magazine of short speculative fiction, including fantasy, science fiction, and horror. First Prize: $150.00 Second Prize: $75.00 Third prize: $25.00 Plus Honorable Mentions First, Second, Third, and selected Honorable Mention winning stories will be published in future issues of the Absent […]

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Okay, I am so torn. I really want to be published through Jeff at Marcher Lord Press but while I am waiting to hear from him, I thought I would enter Amazon’s 2010 ABNA. If, by some miracle, Jeff loves I Am Ocilla, I can drop out of the contest. I thought I would recommend […]