Volume 20 Number 3

"Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.”

William Shakespeare
April - June 2017


Do you have a contest or market to recommend? Are you an e-zine seeking submissions?  If so, please e-mail brief information, including a URL to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 For detailed information on all opportunities identified below, visit the website or e-mail the contest organizer.

  Contests and Markets 

Seeking Your Submissions

Each of the links will take you to a page with many submissions opportunities. What are your waiting for? Go for it, and remember that if you write Flash Fiction you have until June 1, 2017 to submit it to Writer Advice. The Submittable link is on the home page.

1. In mid-March 70 writing contests were listed at https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests. Check by genre or peruse the whole list.

2. “Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years.” Admittedly I’m quoting from the website, but there are lots of opportunities for exposure here. http://www.writersdigest.com/writers-digest-competitions/annual-writing-competition

3. There are lots of contests and categories at Poets & Writers, https://www.pw.org/grants. There is also lots of competition, so send your best work.

4. Twenty-nine free contests with cash prizes are listed at https://thewritelife.com/27-free-writing-contests/. I don’t know that you get any feedback like you do in the Writer Advice Contest, but some of the prizes look good, and these are valid contests with specific requirements.

5. Find lots of short story contests here: http://www.aerogrammestudio.com/2016/12/13/short-story-contests-2017/

6. After a free trial period here, there is a $5 per month charge. Try it and see if it’s right for you. https://duotrope.com/

7. You might be a fan of this Fan Story page. http://www.fanstory.com/contests.jsp

8. I know we’ve written about New Pages before, but they belong in this list. https://www.newpages.com/classifieds/calls-for-submissions

9. Here are some excellent magazines that publish creative nonfiction. http://www.unm.edu/~gmartin/handouts/litmagsCNF.htm

10. Journalists should check this site out. http://www.hearstawards.org/



  • Talent

    Sandee Mason wants to find her talent, get her driver’s license, and stop living in the shadow of her big brother, Bri, who disappeared while serving in Afghanistan. Copies of B. Lynn Goodwin’s Talent on Amazon, BN, and elsewhere on 11/01.

  • Shorts And Briefs

    Shorts and Briefs by Gregory Fletcher is a collection of short plays and brief principles of playwriting, with cover blurb support from Christopher Durang, Tina Howe, and Charles Busch. A craft book that entertains and applies to all of creative writing.

  • Manuscript Consultation

    Is Writer Advice's Manuscript Consultation Service right for you? Let's find out. Email the first 750 words of your work. I'll answer questions, say what I love, and make suggestions. Send to Lgood67334@comcast.net. Put Manuscript Consultation Request in the subject box.

  • Journaling

    Journaling: Gateway to Self Discovery is available by special arrangement. Contact Lgood67334@comcast.net for information.

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  • Writing Heals

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  • Writing After Retirement

    Writing after Retirement paints a realistic portrayal of what it takes to get started in the industry. Learn about: • Linking one's writing to current activities • The nuts and bolts of writing • Planning one's estate • New career paths • Writing opportunities • Practical advice on how to take that first step

  • On The Rim Of Wonder

    One reviewer’s thoughts: “Juliana Lightle empowers people in her poetry collection, On the Rim of Wonder. ‘Choose. Be who you want to be; do what you want to do.’ … My only response can be, ‘I will!’

  • Poetry Resource Guide

    The Ultimate Poetry Resource Guide.

  • The Pinata-Maker's Daughter

    Scholarly Carmen Principia jumps into college socially unprepared in The Pinata-Maker’s Daughter. First, there's her weird roommate. And the men! Radical protester, Franco, who shares her Hispanic heritage, or frat rat Joe, who makes her laugh? Follow her hilarious, heartbreaking adventures. Buy at Amazon.

  • Unlikely Teachers

    Unlikely Teachers: Finding the Hidden Gifts in Daily Conflict by Judy Ringer A practical tool to generate clarity, power, and flow in your life, Unlikely Teachers offers stories, reflection, and practice. Click on Unlikely Teachers to order or visit www.Amazon.com.

  • The Frugal Editor

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  • Jan McDaniel

    Take the next step in your writing career with me, Jan McDaniel. My editing services include a free initial consultation, line edits, plot and character feedback (for fiction), and follow up discussion. Visit janmcdaniel.weebly.com or email

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