Personal Journals

Writer Advice’s 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest

Entice us. Submit the opening (up to 1500 words) of your book (any genre) to Writer Advice’s 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest. All finalists are winners (small cash award) & can say that to prospective publishers. Deadline: 10/18/13. Details at www.writeradvice.com.

Published: August 13, 2013

Florida Literary Arts Coalition Other Words Conference

Theme: Writing Florida: The First 500 Years Fountains of youth, conquistadors and missionaries, robber barons, land scams, mosquitoes, hurricanes, hanging chads, spring break, retirement villages—the stuff of life. OUR GOAL: To bring together writers, editors, agents, publishers, book sellers, grant administrators, directors of writers’ colonies and retreats, and other interested folk in one place. We’ll …

Published: August 8, 2013

Cayova Sponsorship Program

A new social network called Cayova hosts a sponsorship competition for aspiring writers with a prize of $10,000. Blogging, biography, literary criticism, poetry, drama, screenplay, history, fact or fiction, everything and anything using the written word qualifies. Cayova wants to allow writers across all genres to be able to concentrate on their creativity and reward …

Published: July 29, 2013

Elephant Rock Summer Solstice Retreat for Writing and Yoga

Breathe ~ Create ~ Transform Elephant Rock Summer Solstice Retreat for Writing and Yoga June 16 – June 21, 2013 Beautiful and Secluded Stout’s Island Lodge, Wisconsin Be ignited by summer’s fiery muse. Be challenged and inspired … and laugh – a lot! – while becoming a fertile ground for creativity as you tap into …

Published: June 21, 2013