The Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

I don’t usually post contests with entry fees, but this one stood out to me…

Barthelme Prize Now Accepting Entries for 2014

Deadline: August 31, 2014… 334 more words

Writing Rip-offs

As in any profession or business, there are writing rip-offs. Here are a few:

Vanity press

You write it, we’ll print it. Then we’ll send you several big boxes with your 500 books inside. 178 more words


What exactly does a literary agent do?

If you’ve read this post or have clicked on that Hire Me link up at the top of the page, you know that my publishing career began at a literary agency where I was the senior assistant to the vice president. 847 more words


It's the Green Thing To Do

I have this dumb rule about submitting work to agents and editors, and applying for grants and awards, and entering pieces in contests; and that rule is: 318 more words

PRISM is now accepting online submissions!

That’s right. You heard it here first.

PRISM international is now accepting online submissions!

But waitdidn’t PRISM accept online submissions before?

We did accept online submissions for our contests this past winter.

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Book Value

When I was young, I borrowed most of the books I read from the local library. My public high school provided dog-eared copies of the classics in my college-prep literature classes. 1,270 more words



Well, I have made an improvement in my word count today. I wrote before class, at the write-in at the Union, and at the unofficial Prairie Margins write-in. 191 more words

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