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WRITER OPPORTUNITY ALERTS

November 23, 2016

I rarely enter contests, but I thought these might be some good choices. This is from the  November 20, 2016 blog By Anne R. Allen  ~ Connie

Mid-American Review Story and Poetry Contests. $10 fee $1000 prize each contest. Prestigious. Story up to 6000 words. Up to 3 poems for poetry contest. Deadline November 30.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE SHORT STORY CONTEST FREE $1500 in prizes. 2500 words or less. Deadline December 11.
GEMINI MAGAZINE POETRY OPEN $5 ENTRY FEE.  Grand prize $1,000. Second $100. Hon. mention $25.  Publication in the March issue of Gemini. Open to any form of poetry. Poems must be unpublished, but work displayed on personal blogs is eligible. Deadline January 3, 2017
Write Vignettes? Vine Leaves Journal is looking for vignettes as well as poetry, artwork and photography. Paying Market. Publishes twice a year. Submission fee $5.
LitMag pays up to $1000 for short stories! $250 for poetry and short-shorts. They don’t consider work that’s previously been published either in print or online (including personal blogs.)
Grey Matter Press is looking for exceptional dark, speculative fiction for anthologies. Stories may be 3000-10,000 words.
MYSTERY AUTHORS! Here’s a list of 15 small presses that specialize in mysteries and do not require an agent for submissions. It’s compiled by Authors Publish Newsletter.
ROMANCE AUTHORS! And a list of 31 small presses that specialize in romance and do not require an agent for submissions. Also compiled by the Authors Publish Newsletter.
25 PUBLISHERS YOU CAN SUBMIT TO WITHOUT AN AGENT. These are respected, mostly independent publishing houses–vetted by the great people at Authors Publish. Do check out their newsletter
The Wanderer: A Paying Market for poetry, book reviews and more: The Wanderer is a new monthly literary magazine.

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