Friday, February 4, 2011

Dead of Winter Contests

Looking for a way to stay warm in the dead of winter? How about heating up the keyboard and entering a writing contest or two?


My friend Amy Harke-Moore from The Write Helper has not one, but two, contests going on right now that you might want to check out.

Amy is an award-winning writer and an editor who has won over sixty awards to date. Her work has appeared in The Writer, Chicago Quarterly Review, The MacGuffin, Permafrost, Grit, Writers’ Journal, Spring Hill Review, Echoes of the Ozarks, Cuivre River Anthology, and Bellowing Ark.

Not only is Amy an acclaimed writer and editor, her contests are a bit differnt from most others. How?

Feedback: Amy offers a free critique if entrants request it.

Money--and fame: The winning entry is posted and the winner profiled on Amy's website.

For the Winter Flash Fiction Contest, she is accepting entries of: Short fiction, open theme (no porn or gore) 500 words or fewer. Free critique upon request. Enter online or by mail. Fee: $7 per entry or 3 for $20 (limit 3 entries). Prizes: First - $100, second - $50, and third - $25. Winning entry posted, winner profiled on website. Deadline: postmarked Feb. 10.


For the Dead of Winter Nonfiction Contest,
Amy wants m
emoirs, essays, articles, prose. Must be nonfiction of 2,500 words or fewer. Free critique upon request. Enter online or by mail. Fee: $10 per entry, limit 3 entries. Prizes: First - $150, second - $75, and third - $50. Winning entry posted, winner profiled on website. Deadline: postmarked Feb. 10.

For complete deadlines, check out The Write Helper website.

I have it on good authority that Amy hasn't received a lot of submissions for either contest, so your chance to win could be improved! Hmm. I might enter one myself.

But act fast, the deadline for both contests is Feb 10. Don't be left out in the cold!

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the reminder...I am going to test the waters for a ditty I have done in the snow!

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  2. Hi Bookie (Claudia),
    I'm glad to hear all this snow is good for something.
    Good luck if you enter.
    Donna

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  3. OOOOOO! Cool! I haven't done a contest for awhile! What a great way to get back into the swing of things.

    THANKS, Donna!

    Chynna
    www.lilywolfwords.ca
    www.the-gift-blog.com
    www.seethewhiteelephants.com

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  4. Hi Chynna,
    You are welcome. Good luck!
    Donna

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  5. Hi Donna, I put a note and posted your blog link at the top of my blog so people will come and check out these contests. Thanks for the information.
    Melissa
    http://writeryogini.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi Melissa,
    Thanks. I'm sure Amy will appreciate it.
    Donna

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  7. Good idea - thanks for the links! :)

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  8. Hi Jemi,
    You are welcome. Good luck!
    Donna

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  9. Something else to keep me busy! Thanks for the info. :)

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  10. Hi Lisa,
    Thanks! Good luck if you enter.
    Have a great weekend.
    Donna

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  11. Thanks for the links! Have a great weekend! :)

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  12. Hi Karen,
    You are welcome.
    Hope you have a great one too!
    Donna

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  13. Hmmmm...the question I must ask is, "Do I feel lucky?" :-)

    (Thanks, Donna!)

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  14. Hi Cathy,
    You're not only lucky, you're good!
    Donna

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