Saturday, November 13, 2010

* This 'n That on a Saturday Morning *

Good morning! First of all, welcome to my two newest followers: The Quintessential Magpie & Rosemills! Thank you both for taking the time to stop and comment, and also become a follower. I truly appreciate it!

Blog friend, TK Richardson over at My Writing Masquerade just listed 13 great links to various writer and publishing sites. She also has a contest that ends late Sunday, November 14th. Be sure and stop by!

Writing Contest: The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Non-Fiction. I wanted to enter this last year and just got busy and missed the deadline. Here's part of what Brad Schreiber says: "Humor is subjective. Uniqueness is suggested. Weirdness is encouraged." So, I know some of you out there definitely fit those categories! It's a "snail mail" entry and must be postmarked by December 1st.

Writing Contest: Fine Lines 55 Word Writing Contest. Fiction only. E-mail or snail-mail. Deadline December 31st. I don't know anything about this one, but it sure looks like a fun challenge! Come on, you microfiction writers out there!

Writing Contest: Windmill Women Writers. Fiction, 1000 word limit, Deadline December 3rd. Here's the story must have the word "Christmas" in it. It doesn't have to be ABOUT Christmas, though! Hmmm, interesting! Also, it doesn't mention that little bit of very important information on the Contest Guidelines page...only on the Home Page! Again, I don't know anything about this, other than it looked interesting and challenging!

I'm curious as to how many of you have entered any of the contests I've mentioned in the last few months. Please let me know, and obviously, I certainly want to hear the fantastic news of any winners or honorable mentions, etc.!! It's just for my own curiousity. I don't get paid anything for mentioning any of the contests or calls for submissions I post. I just like to share whatever information I come across that looks like it's worth sharing!

Have a beautiful, blissful Saturday!

"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship." Louisa May Alcott  (Little Women)


  1. Hi Becky, thanks for mentioning my blog contest and the writing links!

    I haven't entered any of these writing contests, yet, but I might. I really enjoy writing short stories, so maybe one of mine will fit the guidelines.

    We'll see... :)

  2. Congrats on becoming the Saturday Writers' President! Looking forward to many interesting meetings and workshops. With your creativity I know there will always be something new. WriterBeaSiros

  3. Good morning Becky - just wanted to stop by and say hello.


  4. Hi Becky,

    Thanks for all of the information.

    I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your Saturday.


  5. I always appreciate the information you so generously post. I haven't written for a contest yet (except yours), but if I ever stop procrastinating I will. I've seen at least two that sounded appealing to me. I'll let you know if I do.

    Thanks always, and have a great weekend.

  6. You've always got the low-down on the good links for writers!



  7. I am not a writer but I do think that it is very considerate of you to list various contests in which writers might be interested.

    I saw your picture in the post before this one. When you enlarge the picture you can even see his ears!

    Fall is my favorite season...enjoyed looking at the beautiful trees you see from your porch.

  8. Becky I hope you are having a really great weekend. It is gorgeous here and I'm really enjoying the warm temps and sunshine!

  9. Hi, Becky -- wish I could say I've entered some of these contests, but 3+ jobs keep me hopping! One of these days, though, I'm going to have "just the right story." Hope you're having a great week! (And thanks for the edit/delete tip.)

  10. Becky, you are always so supportive and encouraging to other writers. Thank you for your cheerfulness and positive outlook. You are always such a day brightener. :-)

  11. Wow. I haven't had time to run over lately, but I love that you're telling about writing contests. I always plan to do these things (and have done a few this year) but the time always gets away from me. I think it's just my time to write...

  12. I know where to look for contests, (thank you) but haven't entered any. Been busy writing... you know... that NaNo thing. Not sure what my excuse was before November 1st!

  13. I love all the fun links you include. Haven't entered any contests yet -- got to get through crazy fall, but winter is coming.

    My verification word is "Sequen" -- The "sequen"ce of events in my life is glitter and "sequen"s in the fall; reading, writing and thought in the winter!


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