"...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." - Lisa Hammond

"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

Thursday, July 10, 2014

* LIVING THE WRITER'S LIFE: CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS & CONTESTS *


The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Inaugural "Royal Nonesuch" Humor Writing Contest for writers of all ages from all corners of the globe......THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED! 


Although, I didn't see it listed anywhere on the website except for these small words in the Guidelines: Ends in 4 days, 11 hours, I received an e-mail yesterday, stating that the deadline has been extended to July 14th, 2014

So, there's still time for those interested in submitting a humorous story!

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Blue Mountain Arts is looking for greeting card poetry/prose! The earliest deadline is July 15, 2014 for their "Christmas & General Holiday" cards. Scroll down to the bottom of the Writers Guidelines page to find out about the other upcoming cards.
 
 
Blue Mountain Arts is also having its Twenty-fifth Biannual Poetry Card Contest. Deadline is December 31, 2014.
 
 
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And of course, there's always submissions going on at NYMB...Not Your Mother's Book, which wants "....only hip, fun, modern and very-much-today type stories that will entertain our readers."
 
And at Chicken Soup for the Soul, which most people are familiar with.
 
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A clean corner of my desk...a long time ago!
 

* Welcome to my two newest followers Sherry at The Charm of Home, and Fabby at Fabby's Living. I hope you'll both stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! *


 
"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by." -- Douglas Adams
 
 
"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple." -- Jack Kerouac


24 comments:

  1. Thanks for your contest links. I never submitted to a greeting card company before and this post inspired me so I sent in a poem I wrote to Blue Mountain Arts.

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    1. Terra, that is fantastic! I'm so happy you did that and obviously very pleased the links inspired you! Best wishes!!

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  2. Thanks for the links. I'm going to look at Chicken Soup for the Soul. Blessings. Jo

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    1. Hi Jo! I know you and I have talked a few times about you submitting something to Chicken Soup! You may be the only one, or one of very few, who has entered from South Africa! (Maybe that will get you in!) :-)

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  3. What great links! I'll have to check them out.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth! Thank you and I hope you find something to submit to!

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  4. Good luck to all the talented writers here in the blogosphere. Lots of it.

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    1. Hey EC! It's readers like you who keep us writers writing! Thank you! :)

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  5. Thanks for that Nonesuch update!

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    1. Hey Val ~ I hope you submit a story to that!! Let me know, ok??

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  6. Those are super links, Becky. Thanks so much. Susan

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    1. Hi Susan! You're welcome, and I hope you send something to at least one of them! :)

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  7. Thanks for the links Becky. I spent some time looking at the Blue Mountain Cards. I have something to think about.

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    1. Oh Myrna! Please, please submit a thing or two or three!! :)

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  8. Thanks so much for the links, Becky! There are lots of exciting things going on!

    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie! You're welcome and I hope you submit something(s) too :D

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  9. Nice neat desk corner. How long did that last?

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    1. Ha! You know me too well, River!! Especially since I just posted a photo on June 26th of what my desk REALLY usually looks like...or even worse!! :)

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  10. Those all sound like good contests, especially the one for humor writing. I wish I could participate, but I have to focus on my dissertation, which doesn't make me laugh so much as pull out my hair.

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    1. I wish you could submit something for the Mark Twain contest, too! It doesn't HAVE to be a story with thousands of words. I know because I asked! LOL My stories are usually MUCH shorter, like the chapters in my memoir...little snippets of life. I have one I keep thinking about sending in, but I'm just not sure!

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  11. I need to retire so I have time to write some stories!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Ah, Pat! You don't mean that! You've done lots of writing!! But I know...it would be great to retire, huh?! :)

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  12. How generous of you to tell everyone about deadlines! I keep working my way back to that type of writing.

    It's a slow journey! But, hey, isn't it the tortoise that wins the race?

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    1. Hi Jenny! I've been so happy to see your lovely face in my comment section!! Thanks very much for stopping by. And you are correct...the tortoise wins the race!

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