April 30, 2014

6 Literary Award Competitions

The big debate ranging right now is whether or not book awards and award contests actually do what they promise – give you added publicity and help you sell your books. The short answer is it depends. Just like anything else in the writing and publishing industry, if you’re considering submitting your book for a…

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Fifth Wednesday: Now Accepting Submissions

Fifth Wednesday is a print journal of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and black-and-white photography. It is published by Fifth Wednesday Books, Inc., a nonprofit press based in Lisle, Illinois. Their goal is to make contemporary literary and photographic arts available to the public through publications, readings, and workshops, in an effort to sustain the vibrancy of…

Endeavor Press: Open to Queries

Endeavor is an ebook publisher based out of the UK, although they accept books from authors of any nationality. They claim to be the largest ebook publisher in the UK, although it is hard to determine if that precise statement is true, it is clear by looking at their competitors that Endeavor is one of the largest…

Announcing The Winners of the Ten Word Book Review Contest

Congratulations to the winners of this week’s writing contest! They are listed below. But first, a bit about our contest series. Every week we are going to have a contest on our Facebook Page. The contests will change from week to week but the winners will always be published in the magazine. The contest winner…

April 24, 2014

Writing Prompt: James Bond Attends Cooking School

James Bond is one of the most famous characters in modern fiction and cinema. He is iconic, but he is also frequently re-imagined. He went from a polished brown haired machine to a blond with a lot of baggage and a lot fewer quips. Even if you have never read one James Bond book or…

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6 Things Writers Can Learn From Elvis

To many admirers and fans, Elvis Presley was an anomaly, a one-of-a-kind show business performer and personality who touched several generations with his work and music. Isn’t this what many newer writers want to accomplish in the publishing world? Through all of his accomplishments in music, the King can be a mentor of sorts to…

The Best Original Novel Title

Congratulations to the winners of this week’s writing contest! They are listed below. But first, a bit about our contest series. Every week we are going to have a contest on our Facebook Page. The contests will change from week to week but the winners will always be published in the magazine. The contest winner…

April 18, 2014

Writing Prompt: Meet Cute

A “Meet Cute” is the moment in fiction when two characters that will have a relationship meet for the first time. Most romantic comedies have a “meet cute,” as do most young adult novels. You know that moment when the women drops her books and the man picks them up? That is one of millions…