The following are ways I'm staying engaged with my local literary community this Spring. Events range from casual and free to more professional and paid. But you never know where inspiration will strike.
26 opportunities to share your writing with reason to submit to each for Writer Unboxed.
Accomplishments come with costs. These were mine for 2017.
A curated batch of writing contests from December 2017 through February 2018.
Speaking of sharing rejections, check out this anti-resumé.
Within an hour of our IndieGogo campaign meeting its goal, I got a call telling me I’d been awarded a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship. It’s a huge, huge honor. It’s also the fourth time I’ve applied for it, and to me, that’s part of why it’s an honor.
A couple years ago I was having dinner with a playwright, Bekah Brunstetter, and her director David Shmidt Chapman. We talked about how rejection is just part of the landscape for all beginning artists, no matter how talented or hardworking they might be or how successful they might appear. David said he’d love to publish his “anti-résumé” someday—a list of all the things he didn’t get.
Ever since, I’ve wanted to publish my own. So I’ve gone through the last six years’ worth of spreadsheets in both prose and playwriting, to literary journals, workshops, conferences, theaters, graduate schools, play…
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What it took to get to my first published piece of fiction.
Where will you submit your fiction from now through Thanksgiving? See my latest contest roundup for Writer Unboxed. I love that my reasons to submit criteria is growing. These helps evaluate any particular opportunity beyond the surface level of who am I submitting to, do they accept simultaneous submissions, and how expensive is it? Reasons… Continue reading Fall 2017 Writing Contest Roundup for Writer Unboxed
My Spring roundup of fiction contests for Writer Unboxed was well-received and now I'm excited to be a regular contributor! Here's the Summer 2017 edition of writing contests worth your time to see you through Labor Day. I found the majority of these opportunities through Poets & Writers and Submittable's Discover. In the past I've also… Continue reading Summer 2017 Writing Contest Roundup for Writer Unboxed
I'm excited to share my recent guest post for Writer Unboxed: Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (April, May, June Edition) It includes upcoming opportunities for flash, short stories, and novels for emerging and established writers. If you enjoy it, let me know and this could become a regular thing!
Lumina rejection for Spring 2017 Flash Prose contest.
Rejection 5 on my journey to 50 submissions in 2017 came from Glimmer Train's Family Matters Contest. 50 day response time. All four of my rejections from Glimmer Train are in the 50-60 day range so I appreciate their consistency and responsiveness! Dear Arthur, We really like reading November/December Family Matters contest submissions because of the many views they… Continue reading Rejection from Glimmer Train