These annual contests offer great opportunities!

2012 Family Circle Fiction Contest

seeking original short story fiction up to 2500 words

deadline Sept. 7 2012



Fifth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

sponsored by Real Simple Magazine

this year’s topic: If you could change one decision that you made in the past, what would it be?

accepting essays with word limit maximum 1500/double spaced entries

deadline Sept. 13, 2012



Third Annual Rogue Bud Writing Competition

submit an “800 word essay on why I should select your novel or memoir to be considered for publication. Include a one page synopsis of your novel with the entry essay…”

deadline September 15, 2012



Glamour’s Ninth Essay Writing Contest

submit nonfiction essay of 2500-3500 words describing “an inspiring story about a life changing event, an obstacle overcome, a relationship or passion that’s defined you”

deadline November 15, 2012



I share “no fee” writing opportunities and contests: gathering this information from various sources. I advise “caveat emptor” or in this case, let the writer beware when a venue is unknown to you.

If you know of a venue open to subs contact me: roxiewillbe(at)live(dot)com. In the subject line please state: “writing opportunity”

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  1. Hi Roxie. It’s great all the contacts and information to help us Thank you. Also Thank you for liking my poems ‘The Bell and The Monk’. I have some children’s stories on my Blog I wrote some years ago and thought about getting them published. I was wandering if could you have a look at them and see what you think. They are The Adventurous Youngsters (4) and Daniels freind. I know you’re very busy but it would be great for a Professional opinion and advise if you can’t that’s Ok. Best Wishes, Malctg The Foureyed Poet.

    1. Aw, hey, I’m so glad to be a source, thanks for reading, Marylin!
      Yes, isn’t that fab? Diana entered on a whim and won!!!
      good luck if you enter 🙂

    1. oh my no, the other is true, I thank all of you, and you, and especially you Ron, for hanging out with me and reading, leaving cool thoughts, plus entertaining poetry! 😉

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