Beth, from Beth's Banter She also contributes to Sleuth's Ink, a mystery writers' group out of Springfield, Missouri.
Karen Fisher-Alaniz has a blog called Write Now. Karen lives in Washington State.
I hope Beth and Karen visit often and join the conversations. They have pretty cool blogs of their own, so check them out when you get a chance.
Next, I want to share an e-mail reminder I received from one of the editors of the Voices Anthology of Short Stories Contest (Volume IV). The deadline is fast approaching--July 1--so I need to get busy and submit.
Here are the Contest Guidelines:
Unpublished short stories only to 3,000 words.
No essays or poetry.
Standard manuscript format, with cover sheet attached.
Times New Roman, 12-point fontMail two copies of each entry, along with entry fee of $10 (check or money order). Make check out to Delois McGrew.
Mail to: Voices, P.O. Box 9076, Fayetteville, AR 72703.
Submissions not following the guidelines may be rejected.
You may enter as many times as you like, but each entry must be accompanied by a $10 entry fee. No SASE required, manuscripts will be destroyed after the contest.
First North American Rights. Rights revert to author 30 days after publication.
No simultaneous entries.
Include a cover letter with all contact information, including e-mail address, and a 50-word bio, attached to each of the two copies of your entry.
Accept all genres, except erotica. No gratuitous sex or violence in your entries.
Winner receives $200 and publication for Best Short Story. Possible nomination for the Pushcart Prize.
Other winners will be published in the anthology and receive one contributor’s copy.
All winners may make a one-time purchase of the anthology at a discount price.
By submitting your manuscript to this contest, you are allowing it to be edited and considered for publication. If your work is chosen, you understand and agree with the conditions for publication. By submitting to this contest, you are giving permission to publish your work in Voices, An Anthology of Short Stories, Volume Four. No other contract will be required.
Deadline for entries: July 1, 2011.
Winners will be notified 60 days after submissions close.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Good luck if you enter!