December/January Writing Contests

Author Rachel Poli took the time once again to provide us with December and January writing contests. Thank you Rachel!! Your effort is greatly appreciated!

Rachel Poli

December January ContestsDecember 2015:

Type: Fiction (based on quote)
Hosted by: The Writer
Deadline: December 6, 2015
Entry Fee: $25

Type: The Power of Graditude
Hosted by: Chicken Soup
Deadline: December 15, 2015
Entry Fee: None

Type: Fiction, Poetry
Hosted by: Magic Oxygen
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Entry Fee: $5

Type: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry (Theme: Portraits)
Hosted by: Art Ascent
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Entry Fee: $10

January 2016:

Type: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Hosted by: Hourglass Literary Magazine
Deadline: January 1, 2016
Entry Fee: $8

Type: Fiction
Hosted by: Glimmer Train
Deadline: January 2, 2016
Entry Fee: $22

Type: Fiction
Hosted by: Dream Quest One
Deadline: January 31, 2016
Entry Fee: $10

*Please note that any contests are subject to change their deadlines or fees at any time. Please check their websites often to make sure I’m not giving you the wrong information. Remember, a lot can change in one month. Thank…

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The 79-Word-Challenge

Yesterday I read on The Story Reading Ape’s blog about the 79-word challenge. The idea was actually brought up by Andrew Joyce who says he didn’t come up with it himself. If you’d like to read the entire post, please go to The Story Reading Ape’s blog and read the entire post.

I was thinking about this challenge for a while during further exploring Chris Graham’s blog. He had posted continued 79-word-stories by so many different, excellent authors.

They can be found here:

October 8, 2015: The first 7 79-word stories

October 9, 2015: 10 more 79-word-stories

October 10, 2015: 12 more 79-word-stories

 

By the time I had read them all, I definitely felt challenged. About 2 hours later I had entered my share to The Story Reading Ape’s Email address and the wait started.

Today I got word that my entry was accepted and published together with 5 other stories tonight at 6 pm London time.

I’m so excited!! – Oh yes, of course: my entry can be found here:

 

http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2015/10/11/38946/

 

Thank you, Andrew Joyce and Chris Graham for this wonderful challenge and all your efforts!!

 

Picture courtesy of: https://keepingupwiththedarkos.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/3-month-challenge-to-build-a-1000-starter-emergency-fund/
Picture courtesy of: https://keepingupwiththedarkos.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/3-month-challenge-to-build-a-1000-starter-emergency-fund/