Thursday, August 13, 2015

Writing Opportunities

Build Your Author Resume

Here are a few writing opportunities for aspiring authors:

Good Housekeeping Silver Linings Writing Contest

·       Word Count: 1,500 to 2,500 words
·       Deadline: September 1, 2015
·       Theme: non-fiction story about a time in your life when something good came from a seemingly bad situation
·       You'll be entered for a chance to win $2,000 and possible publication of the winning story in a future issue or on

Splickety Magazine

·       Word Count: 1,000 or less
·       Deadline: 9/25/15
·       Theme: Merry Everything
·       Sub-genres: Winter, Seasonal holidays, snowmen, Christmas, etc.
·       Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and we want stories that warm the heart like hot cocoa after a snowstorm. This Christmas list is by no means complete, but here are a few of my favorite things: Silver bells, sleigh rides, snowball fights, surfer Santas, blizzards, the perfect gift, a Christmas card stamped “returned to sender.” Our wish list is for stories that makes us feel the Christmas spirit, alive and well.
·       Website:

Blue Mountain Greeting Cards
·       Poetry for Valentine’s Day Cards
·       Written from personal experience, the prose or poetry piece must be topical, based on real-life, and express genuine feelings.
·       Submission Deadline: September 12, 2015
·       Payment: $300

Christina Weeks is author of—quick reads posted on the first and fifteenth of the month. In addition, she’s published in short fiction and commercial publications. She’s also worked at Walt Disney World, flown in a stunt plane, and raced a stock car. 

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