Tuesday, June 28, 2011

* All Things Writerly *

I attended my Coffee & Critique group again today. Most of the time I don't have anything to read, but I always get so much from listening to others read, and then the critiques given as we go around the table. Two of the writers are currently working on stories to submit to Chicken Soup for the Soul, which made me think to remind everyone about all their Calls For Submission. Right now they have 12 books they need stories for. (There are various deadlines.) If they accept yours, you receive $200.00, plus 10 free books! Give it try. You've got nothing to lose!

Then I remembered Thin Threads and the stories they're currently looking for. They pay $100.00 for an accepted story. (Different deadlines here as well.) Wonderful blogger friend, Susan, of Writing Straight from the Heart, recently had TWO stories accepted and published in two different Thin Threads anthologies. Congratulations, Susan!!

And please don't forget about the Joplin, Missouri anthology, Storm Country. This one does not pay its contributors because all money raised will go to Joplin's school libraries to purchase books damaged or destroyed in the horrible May tornado. *Although you won't receive any money if your story is accepted, this is a wonderful opportunity for a beginner to be published in a printed publication, if your story is well written, of course. Be sure and read all the requirements....must be a weather related story. Deadline is July 15th.

A brand new journal I just came across, Adanna Literary Journal is having a love poem contest. There's a $10.00 entry fee and 1st Prize is $100.00

I'm not promoting any particular anthology, website, journal, contest, etc. I just like to let people know some of the things I come across... when I remember them! ☺

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  1. Thanks for the reminders. Now I just have to move them from your blog to my calendar. :)

  2. I have sent my CS stuff off, but can;t come up with anything for weight lossof the older person :)

  3. Linda O'Connell is published in one of the Thin Threads anthology, too (as are you).

  4. Hey, Becky, thanks for the info! I'll check them out soon. Who knows?

    I hope that you have a wonderful week.

    Kathy M.

  5. So many contests, so many ops, so many ideas, so many words in the head!!! What's a gal to do; where does she begin? Ah, I think I will make iced tea, sit down, and think about it! :) Thanks, Becky!

  6. You always keep us abreast of the marketplace.

    Thanks, Becky.


  7. Hi Lisa! You're welcome! I'm so far behind on things, I don't even put these things on my calendar! I'll maybe be published vicariously through one of you gals!

    Hi Linda ~ I hear ya! CS is coming out with some strange books. We just talked about that at C&C yesterday.

    Hi Sioux! Yeah, I remember about Linda O. being in TT, and me, too, but that's old news!! This was about Susan's great news. If I remember correctly, the two stories she submitted were the first things she EVER submitted! Hopefully, she'll stop by and correct me if I'm wrong!

    Hi Kathy! Yes! That's the right attitude! Who Knows?? You just might be a published writer!

    Hey Bookie! I had to laugh at your comment! I feel the same way ALL the time! Whether I'm posting the ops or reading them elsewhere....because I hardly ever get around to actually submitting! Duh! Guess I better start Walkin' the Walk! AND, I'm enjoying a lovely glass of iced tea right now!

    Hi Sue! Just doin' my job, ma'am....just doin' my job!

  8. Well. With this info, and Sioux's kick-in-the-pants post yesterday, I'm having a hard time justifying my slothfulness.

  9. I'm working on a couple things for Chicken Soup. I'll let you know how it goes.

    I have never heard of Thin Threads. Thanks for the heads-up. I'll pop by their site.


  10. Thanks for all the leads. I love the whole Thin Threads thing, just have to think about what might fit.

  11. Thanks for the tips on where to submit! I need to shake off my summer laziness and get writing again!!

  12. Thank you for the links, Becky. You are always so supportive of other writers. You are very sweet. :)

  13. Hi Val ~ You're not alone! I post about 'em, but hardly ever get around to submitting to 'em!

    Hey Patti~ So glad to hear you're working on some CS stories!! And yes, do check out TT, too!

    Hi Melissa! Good luck! I know you can come up with something!

    Hey Janel ~ I think you deserve some summer "laziness" after the writing frenzy you were on recently!

    Hi Daisy! Thanks! Good to hear from you! Are you doing any writing?

  14. Good luck and hope to see you soon!

  15. Thanks for sharing all of these opportunities, so helpful!

  16. Thanks for all the info Becky! Hopefully I'll get something sent out - okay that's right, I did to the Storm Country Anthology. Woot Woot!

  17. Hi Chatty! Thanks!

    Hi Julie! You're welcome! Hope you can submit some things, too

    Hi Lynn! Good for you!! That's the one I'm working on right now!


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