Writing Genre Series: Becky Kapjon

This is a series focused on showing emerging writers that genre is a personal choice... I’m Becky Kapjon and I am a contemporary romance writer.  Since I am an avid romance reader, I decided why not tell my own stories.  I take my stories one step further, my stories are not a typical romance novel. …

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New Years’ Eve 24-Hour Flash Fiction Horror Contest

While most of the world raise glasses of champagne, we writers are at home putting words to the page. I.P. hosts a flash fiction contest in honor of Mary Shelley and her classic novel Frankenstein. Her novel, written in 1818 London, was the result of a friendly competition in an old castle during a fierce storm. …

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Writing Contests for 2018

As Introvert PRESS becomes a publishing entity we are working on several projects. One project is putting our writers in touch with contests and award programs. Here are a few to research for 2018. Please re-post and re-blog to spread the information. Aeon Award The Aeon Award is a prestigious fiction writing competition for short stories in any speculative …

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31 Writing Contests in September 2017 – No entry fees

Writers in Oxford Competition. Restrictions: Oxfordshire writers aged 18-30.  Genre: Fiction, nonfiction. "Submissions are invited of a piece of writing ‘Inspired by Oxford.’ The work can be fiction or non-fiction, up to 500 words in length, and can have been previously published." Prize: Two prizes of £350 and three prizes of £100. Deadline: September 1, 2017.PEN Prison Writing …

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Something All New Authors Should Read

I'm not the type of person to tell people what to do or what they should read. Two weeks ago, I had come across a blog post by an author I follow had posted relating to new authors.  I thought there were plenty of valid points all new authors should know when they are starting …

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