Monday, March 11: Writing Opportunities (Free-Entry Contests)

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Welcome back to The Daily Word!

Subscribers, thank you for sticking with us through our brief hiatus.
Our new schedule is as follows:

Monday: Writing Opportunities
Tuesday: Writing Process
Wednesday: Publishing Process
Thursday: Marketing/Social Media
Friday: Free Stuff
Saturday: Humor
Select Sundays: Special Edition

We’ll be making some improvements to the blog in the coming weeks, namely organizing our massive number of links into a handful of painless-to-navigate page headers. If you have suggestions or requests for additions to the site, please feel free to drop us a line.

Note: Contest details are copied here truthfully with the best of intentions, but always verify said details through the original website before entering any contest. Please let us know if you notice any discrepancies so we may fix the error here.

Who: Follow responses to stories on Twitter @damiengwalter
What: The Great Sci-Fi Hunt (“the search is on for the best sci-fi, fantasy, horror – or just plain weird – books that might otherwise go unseen and unloved”)
When: ASAP
Entry requirements: Already (independently) published sci-fi, fantasy, horror, or weird novels
Note: Nominate stories, spread the word, give your opinion on stories nominated

Who: musings of mistress of the dark path
What: March 2013 Writing Contest – St. Patrick’s Day Theme
When: Due March 29th at midnight
 place: $20 Amazon gift card (and eligibility to have your book, if already published, advertised on blog’s front page)
2nd place: $10 Amazon gift card
Entry requirements: 800-2200 words, plus a few creative stipulations

Who: Southern Pacific Review
What: 2013 South American Short Story Writing Contest
When: Online submission deadline March 30th
Prizes: Winning prize $100 USD and publication in Southern Pacific Review
Entrant Requirements: Must have previous writing experience either in print publication or online in a blog
Note: Submit previously published work with entries

Who: Smokelong Quarterly
What: 2013-14 Kathy Fish Fellowship Application
When: March 31st, 2013
Prizes: Winner will be considered “writer in residence” at SmokeLong for four quarterly issues (June, Sept, Dec ’13; Mar ’14), each issue will include one flash by Fellowship winner; winner will also receive $500: $100 upon announcement, $100 upon publication of each of the four issues

Who: TL Publishing Group
What: 2013 2nd Annual Romancing the Craft of Poetry & Fiction Contest
When: March 1st-June 30th
Prizes: All winners will receive recognition in Torrid Literature Journal and on website
1st place: $100 USD Visa gift card and 1 year print subscription to Torrid Literature Journal
2nd place: $50 USD Visa Gift Card and 1 print copy of TLJ
3rd place: $25 USD Visa Gift Card and 1 print copy of TLJ
Entry Requirements: Fiction story of any genre, 3000 words or less

November Blog Schedule

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Because of the time commitment that NaNoWriMo demands, November will not follow the site’s regular programming. Instead, I will only be making weekend posts comprised of read-worthy blogs I stumbled across during the week (like the Writerly Reading feature, but without a theme). December will resume our usual schedule.

Happy November, dear writing friends! If you’re Nanoing, I wish you the best of luck, and I hope to see you in the winners’ circle. (If you want to follow my NaNo progress, find me on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+, and if you have a blog you’d like me to check out, let me know.)

P.S. You can find lists of NaNo bloggers at the links below:
Participants’ Blogs (thread at the official site forums)
NaNoWriMo ’11 Blog Directory (unofficial blogspot)

Announcement: No Posts Until Monday 10/24


I’m taking a 5-day hiatus to work on an overhaul of the site and do some intense NaNoWriMo planning. (Who’s excited, by the way?)

Have a marvelous week and end, dear writing friends.