"...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



Monday, April 29, 2013

Writerly Advice & Calls for Submission


Two weeks ago, I met online a most amazing, writerly woman. She is very talented, funny and supportive...and I'm extremely grateful for some advice she gave me concerning my memoir. More on that at a later date.......
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*Calls for Submissions for NINE books:

Click on the link above for complete information on each book. Surely at least one of these book titles has your name all over it! 


Miracles 
The deadline for story and poem submissions is July 31, 2013

Multitasking Mom's Survival Guide 
The deadline for story and poem submissions is July 31, 2013

O Canada The Wonders of Winter 
The deadline for story and poem submissions is June 15, 2013

Overcoming Challenges 
The deadline for story and poem submissions is October 31, 2013

Reboot Your Life 
The deadline for story and poem submissions is November 30, 2013

Stories about Cats 
The deadline for story and poem submissions is August 31, 2013

Stories about Dogs 
The deadline for story and poem submissions is August 31, 2013

The Dating Game! 
The deadline for story and poem submissions is July 15, 2013

Think Positive for Kids (Stories to be written by adults about their own childhood, or about a child they know now.)
The deadline for story and poem submissions is June 30, 2013


*Give it a try! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain! If your story (or stories) are chosen, you receive a check for $200, plus 10 free books! (for each story that is accepted)


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Another busy week has flown by and there's always something that still needs to be accomplished.....Hopefully, I'll have photos to share soon.




"The only way to learn to write is to write." -- Peggy Teeters 

32 comments:


  1. Thanks for the head's up, Becky! Hope you are doing well.

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    1. Hi Karen! You're very welcome! And thank you....yes, I'm doing great...especially today, the sun finally came out and we have warm temps! :)

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  2. Have one going for the Chicken Soup calls. So glad you met someone who encourages you-- that's so important!

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    1. Hey Julie! That's great! Want to share which book it's for??
      And you are so right about us writers having people who encourage us. We can never have too many, can we? And everyone seems to provide something new and different!

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  3. Nice to see your blog pop up this morning, Becky. Thanks for Chicken Soup list. I have never had much luck there but maybe I can stir up something again for one of these. Warm today...but they said we would have rain, frost, and maybe snow flakes by Thursday. So what planet am I living on?!?!?!

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    1. Awww, thank you Ms Claudia! I sure am missing all of you....havent' read blogs in toooo long.
      And yes....keep trying for Chicken Soup! Heck, send at least one story for every book possible! It helps your odds! :)
      Talk about another planet! Thank goodness it's gorgeous today. I'm getting out to do errands in just a bit. How about Planet Flip-Flop??

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    1. Hi Christine! Thanks much for stopping and commenting! Maybe you have a story for one or more of these books?

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  5. Thanks for sharing. I'll try to tone myself down and submit. I hope you're all moved in now, and able to get your car out of the garage!

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    1. Hey Val! Yes, you really should submit a few stories. I know you have it in you to "tone" yourself down a bit! :)
      And thanks, yes we can get our cars in and out of the garage, but the rest of the house still needs a lot of work!

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  6. It's hard to find the time to do everything, isn't it? Good luck trying!

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    1. Hi Karen! It sure is...and I've learned it's just not possible!

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  7. I have submitted 5 different articles to Chicken Soup for the Soul, but I never heard a word from them about any of them. It was a discouraging experience, and I'm loathe to try anymore.

    How wonderful that you met someone who has encouraged you with your memoir. Encouragers are such a blessing!!

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    1. Hey Patti! I'm sorry you haven't had any luck with Chicken Soup, but it doesn't mean you can't write, ya know. Maybe try a different venue, like the Not Your Mother's Book On...
      They're great people, too!
      And yes, you are so right: Encouragers are such a blessing!

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  8. Lots of good CS submission opportunities. I just need to get writing.

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    1. Hi Donna! Yes, you are sure to have stories!!

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  9. Maybe I'll dip my foot in the Chicken Soup pool. I'll have to tone down the sarcasm and put on my rose-colored glasses!

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    1. Yes ma'am! You and Val both! I KNOW you can do it!! Just look at your story for LTYM!!

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  10. Good luck to all the talented people who are playing.

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    1. Hi EC! Great to hear from you! How's everything Down Under? I guess you're coming into autumn now, aren't you?

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  11. Thanks Becky! I've recently done some literary magazine submissions. The "decline" is difficult to stomach but the "accept" is glorious! all and all, its worth it.

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    1. Hey Green Monkey Gal! I've missed you! Thank you SO MUCH for stopping and commenting! I just left a comment at your blog, too. You are remarkable!

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  12. I really want to do a couple of these. I hope I don't let the deadline come and go. . . :) I also need to read up on creative essays--this is not my strong point. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to hear about your positive interaction with woman about your memoir. :)

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    1. Hi Margo! Good to hear from you! Don't feel bad if creative essays aren't your strong point....I can't write fiction! And yes, I'll share more info sometime later! :)

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  13. You are always a good resource, Becky!

    =)

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  14. Thanks, Ms. Sue!! Are you going to submit anything?? Let me know!

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  15. Hey Becky - Thought of you today when I tidied up my office and dusted the framed blue chicken. :)

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    1. Awwww, thanks Lisa! I did tell you, didn't I, that I dropped my poor chicken about a year ago and the head broke into a LOT of pieces?! I almost cried! Ron still says he will try to put all the pieces back together! I'm so glad I took the pictures....sent one to you...and I still have them on my laptop! :)

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  16. Great to see you back. I know how busy moving can be. Looking forward to seeing those pictures!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Hi Pat! Thank you! I'll show pictures as soon as I can!

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  17. Thanks for sharing these links, Becky. You are always so positive and encouraging to other writers. I appreciate your upbeat attitude and cheery posts. Hope you are having a good week! :)

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    1. Thank you, Daisy! You're so sweet! I feel terrible that I haven't been to your blog in AGES.... :(
      You're a much better blog-friend than I am!

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