Three Publishing Opportunities With Inspiring Prompts For Various Genres

Three Publishing Opportunities With Inspiring Prompts For Various Genres

Many writers never reach their goals because they don’t know what their goals are. More precisely, their goals are too vague.

In order to have quality goals, we really need to quantify what those goals are. That gives you clarity on your own vision for your writing career. With clarity, you can work toward a specific goal every day, meet your writing dreams, and ultimately live the author lifestyle.

 

To keep you on the right track and step closer to your goals, we’ve curated a list of three publishing opportunities with inspiring prompts for various genres.

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Three Publishing Opportunities With Inspiring Prompts For Various Genres

3 Writing Contests With Quick, Inspiring Prompts You Could Finish Today and Win up to $350

Feeling blocked lately? Tired of the long slog of writing a novel? Have a talent for poems or dialogue and want to make a quick buck?

One of the top techniques we use in the Writing Gym to get creative juices flowing is doing short writing exercises apart from your main work in progress.

That’s right, we tell writers to stop working on their novel and write something else for a little while instead. It seems counterproductive, but it can seriously help you get out of your head, let go of expectations, and get into their creative zone. Think of it like doing scrimmages or drills before a real sports game.

Trust us, it works. There’s a reason our writers finish and publish their novels so quickly.

What if I told you that you could take an hour or two today to use this technique, not only to unlock your creativity, but also to get paid and published too?

Sounds too good to be true, right? It’s not.

We’ve curated a list of 3 writing contests with inspiring, fun prompts sure to get your creative juices flowing–and they should only take a few hours to finish. Winners can earn up to $350 PLUS publication.

Here’s a pro-tip on how to win: don’t just write the thing and submit. Talk to a professional who understands what literary journals, publishers, and contests look for in winning pieces. Our experienced writing coaches can work with you on your first 5 pages (which will cover the entire submissions for the poetry contests) to give you tailored feedback so you’re 100% ready to win. Drop yourself into our calendar to reserve your slot.

If these aren’t your thing, no worries. We put out a curated list of the latest publishing opportunities each week. Be sure to check back here in 7 days for 3 more opportunities! Or, you can get on our mailing list to have this list delivered straight to your inbox. Never miss a publishing opportunity again. Click below to sign up.

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Better Than Starbucks Sonnet Contest

Who They Are: Better Than Starbucks is “not your ordinary poetry magazine.” It is run out of Florida and was founded in 1995.

Contest Details: This contest is for a metrical sonnet. Previously published work okay, as long as you own the rights. You may submit up to 2 sonnets

Length: Sonnets are 14 lines long.

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Prize: 1st place: $350. 2nd Place: $100. 3rd Place: $50

Get more information and submit here. 


Dialogue Only Contest by Black Hare Press

Who They Are: Black Hare Press is a small, independent publisher based in Melbourne, Australia. They aim to make opportunities for authors all around the globe to participate in short form story anthologies in various Speculative Fiction and Horror genres.

Contest Details: A story told in dialogue only. At least one character must be from a speculative fiction world (alien, superhero, werewolf, zombie, vampire, faerie, etc). A good example of this is The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy.

Length: About 5,000 words

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Prize: 1st place: $100. 2nd Place: $25. 3rd Place: $10, Plus Publication

Get more information and submit here. 


Ekphrastic Contest: Write a Poem on This Photograph by the Society of Classical Poets

Who They Are: The Society of Classical Poets aims to “preserve humankind’s artistic traditions; to reestablish poetry as one of the most widely appreciated forms of literature, communication, and entertainment; to increase appreciation of centuries of rhyming or metered poetry; to support poets who apply classical techniques in modern poetry through publication and performance opportunities and awards; and to advance language arts in education and culture.” They publish a journal of poetry.

Contest Details:

Above is a recent photograph of Chateau Boswell, a winery, vineyard, and tasting room located in California. It has suffered terribly because of the recent “Glass Fire” in Napa Valley. Write a poem based on the above photo. You may submit up to 2 poems.

Length: Any length

Deadline: November 8, 2020 by midnight EST.

Prize: $100

Get more information and submit here. 


Is your work good enough to win these contests?

Contests are, by nature, highly competitive. Are you 100% confident your work is the best of the best?

We help writers hone their craft so they can feel confident about submitting their work to even the most competitive contests out there. We’ve had many of our writers win contests, like Lauren and Dana.  If you’re serious about publishing and winning writing contests over and over again, you can speak to a member of our team to learn more about our programs. Book a call here. 

 

 

Three Publishing Opportunities With Inspiring Prompts For Various Genres

3 Publishing Opportunities with High Pay and Upcoming March Deadlines

Tired of low pay?

Writing and publishing is hard enough. Finding publishing opportunities that actually pay their writers can seem impossible. Worse still, many publications charge their writers a fee just to submit their work, meaning that trying to get published can mean you lose money.

That’s why we’ve collected a list of upcoming publishing opportunities with no submission fee and high pay. 

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Three Publishing Opportunities With Inspiring Prompts For Various Genres

Beat the Heat With These Three Paying Publishing Opportunities.

Have a talent for poems, art, or speculative stories and want to make a quick buck?

One of the top techniques we use in the Writing Gym to get creative juices flowing is doing short writing exercises apart from your main work in progress.

That’s right – we tell writers to stop working on their novel and write something else for a little while instead. It seems counterproductive, but it can seriously help you get out of your head, let go of expectations, and get into your creative zone.

Trust us, it works. There’s a reason our writers finish and publish their novels so quickly.

What if I told you that you could take an hour or two today to use this technique, not only to unlock your creativity but also to get paid and published too?

Sounds too good to be true, right? It’s not.

 

We’ve curated a list of three publishing opportunities with inspiring prompts sure to get your creative juices flowing.

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Three Publishing Opportunities With Inspiring Prompts For Various Genres

On Fire? Cool Down: Three Paying Publishing Opps.

Ever sit down to write, and nothing seems to flow, no matter what you do?  It sounds like you’ve suffered from writer’s block. If writer’s block is a common obstacle for you, read on to discover how you can get over your block and back into the creative zone.

First off, let’s take a look at what writer’s block can look like. Some blocked writers will sit in front of the keyboard or a blank page, unsure what to write. Others will procrastinate or anything else that fits under the guise of “writing” but isn’t actually writing. When we let writer’s block, procrastination, and life get in the way, manuscripts can take years to get out the door, bringing stress and frustration.

That’s why I work with writers on getting into the creative zone and staying there. Many writers who have worked with me for just one session have gone on to write productively far beyond the time that we were together. This is because I’ve guided them to tap into the way that their brain works to keep their creative juices flowing.

If you’re interested in finding out how kick writer’s block to the curb and optimize your brainpower for the best creativity, schedule a free call with me.

 

In the meantime, we’ve curated a list of three publishing opportunities with inspiring prompts sure to get your creative juices flowing

 

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Three Publishing Opportunities With Inspiring Prompts For Various Genres

Three Great Publishing Opportunities Accepting Submissions Before August Ends.

Publishing– as many of you already know– can be even harder than writing. And what makes it even harder is many major publishers open and close their doors to submissions throughout the year. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s another, even greater obstacle: many publishers require you to have an agent before submitting anything at all.

So many hoops to jump through, none of which allow you to spend time doing what you really want to do: writing.

But publishing doesn’t have to be so hard. If you know where to look for opportunities and support, it can become a relatively straightforward process. That’s what we’re here to do.

 

We’ve curated a list of three publishers that don’t require an agent and are open to August submissions. Submit directly, whenever you’re ready.

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