"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Sunday, January 13, 2013

* Calling All Writers *

Recently I've come across various Calls for Submissions and Contests for Writers. You don't have to be a professional, published writer, either. That's the best part. So, come on everyone, give it a try, especially the ones that are free to enter. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain!


Chicken Soup for the Soul:  (You'll find all the info you need when you click this link) *As always, Chicken Soup does not charge a fee to submit your stories, and below are their current anthologies with deadlines approaching.

Devotional Stories for Wives 
The deadline date for submissions is February 28, 2013.

Holiday Stories 
The deadline date for story submissions is February 28, 2013.

Lemons to Lemonade 
The deadline date for story and poem submissions is February 28, 2013.

Messages from Heaven: Love Never Dies 
The deadline date for story and poem submissions is March 31, 2013.

Multitasking Mom's Survival Guide 
The deadline for story and poem submissions is June 30, 2013.

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These next ones came from Lynda Schab's blog On The Write Track. I asked Lynda's permission to share these and she "Sure, Becky!" One of the things I like about these is that they're wholesome places to submit. Example: the Romance Short Stories is for an anthology and says they're looking for: "Clean, sweet, wholesome romances. No steamy love scenes, no erotica. We want clean, sweet, beautiful stories. (and) If it has a natural Christian element to the story, that's great, but it is not a requirement."    Go to Lynda's blog for complete information!

*Romance Short Stories
*The "JOY" Contest
*ACFW Genesis Contest 
*FaithWriters Page Turner Contest 
*FaithWriters Paid Blogging Contest
*FaithWriters Writing Challenge 

*Highlights for Children


(some of these have fees, others are free)


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How many of you get the weekly Writer Gazette E-Newsletter? It's loaded with all kinds of info, and there's a complete list of contests and calls for submissions on their website. 
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Okay, here's a really cool anthology for us women who grew up in the 60s and/or 70s. Times They Were A Changing I've been reading about this for MONTHS, and still have not submitted anything. Well...it's now or never for me...and all of you, because the deadlines is THIS TUESDAY! THE 15TH!  They're accepting poetry and prose. Click on the link for full details. 
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* Welcome to my newest follower Teresa Coltrin of Journaling Woman. I hope you'll stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! *

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One more thing, since I  haven't had a give-away in a long, long time.... (Didn't I at one time, have a give-away once every month??)

I'll have one today! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post.


Don't have to be a follower or any other rules. I'll choose a winner by random drawing, and the winner will receive.....a copy of the new anthology, "Not Your Mother's Book...On Dogs." A story of mine is included, titled, "Rocky Loses by a TKO."


Everyone is eligible.....Even my around the world blog friends!!  

I'll draw the winning name on Tuesday the 15th at midnight. 

Winner will be posted on Wednesday, the 16th. 







"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." -- C.S. Lewis

19 comments:

  1. Already, I spot a couple of links of interest ... what a wealth of information you've capsuled for us ... thank you! (I guess this means, I'm running out of excuses, doesn't it?)
    Have yourself a wonderful new week, Becky!

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  2. Just stopping by and saying HELLO!

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  3. Hey congrats on NYMB on Dogs! YAY. Thanks for the info on writing.

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  4. Thank you for sharing these opportunities with us. And also for your positive attitude which is so inspiriring to the rest of us!

    Have a wonderful 2013. x

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  5. You are such a generous soul - sharing these links is a truly lovely thing to do. And, if I haven't said so before (and even if I did) congratulations on your latest publication.

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  6. Thanks for including my list, Becky! I've always wanted to submit to Chicken Soup for the Soul, and have many friends who have stories included, but I haven't done it yet. Maybe now is the time. Great post! Oh....and I'd love to be included in your giveaway! :-)

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  7. Thanks for the tips and leads,Becky. It takes a lot of eyes not to miss anything! And thanks for the comment on my own blog. January is almost half over...so hard to realize! Have a successful Monday!

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  8. Thank you for all the leads and links, Becky! The giveaway sounds fun too. Hope you have a good week ahead.

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  9. Becky, thank you so much. As usual you give so much. I think we all want to win the book.

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  10. Hi Myra! Thanks! I'm so glad you saw something that may prompt you to submit your writing! Go for it!

    Hi Miss Chatty! Hello to you, too! I know I "owe" many blog stops and comments. I've just GOT to make time to do some of that today.

    Hey Lynn! Thank you!.and..You're welcome! :)

    Hi Joanne! You are very welcome!

    Hey Ms. EC! Thank you,thank you!

    Hi Lynda! Thanks for allowing me to share your links, too. I CANNOT believe you've NEVER submitted to Chicken Soup!! You really should!!

    Hey Claudia! Thank you, and you're welcome, too! :)

    Hi Daisy! Thanks! I hope to have a really good "writerly" kind of week!

    Hey Karen! You're so welcome!

    Hi Myrna! You're welcome and thank you for always being so supportive!

    **I hope y'all know how much I appreciate your comments, and friendship! **

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  11. Some great leads here, Becky!

    =)

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  12. Great post. Will Tweet. Also, I loved the Christmas card. The most unique one ever!

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  13. Hi Sue! Thank you m'dear!

    Hey Patricia...thank you! And also for Tweeting. And so glad you liked the card. You were one of a very few that I got around to mailing a card to this year!

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  14. Thanks for sharing these links, Becky! I hadn't heard of the Writer's Gazette before, I'm definitely going to sign up for that. It's funny, every time I think I have signed up for all the resources available, I learn of another one!

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  15. Looks like I need to get myself in gear and write! Thanks for the heads up, Becky.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  16. Thanks for all those links. I'm a little bit late to the party for that 60s and 70s one, but I'll check out the rest.

    Leave me out of the drawing, because I already have that book. Haven't read it yet! But I have it, ready for when I have time!

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  17. Hi Becky ... pick me! Thanks for putting together all of this info for us. These kinds of posts take a lot of work.

    Kathy M.

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  18. Thanks for the list with the open submission, Becky! Though I probably won't have enough time to get my "stuff" together, I'm bookmarking the link anyway :)

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I love comments, especially because I know the time it takes to stop and type one, even a short one! Thanks very much!