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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18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. malctg
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 13:24:34

    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.


    • Roxie
      Sep 12, 2012 @ 23:36:32

      My pleasure Foureyed! thank you for sticking with all my posts, you are AWESOME!! Yes, I’ll be right over and peek at those works!🙂


  2. philosophermouseofthehedge
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 22:52:34

    Diana is very inspiring. Thanks for the infor


  3. Joan Y. Edwards
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 21:29:09

    Great information about contests, as usual. You’re great at sharing your resources with other writers. Thanks very much.

    Do something fun to celebrate you today.
    Joan Y. Edwards


  4. Marylin Warner
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 16:55:14

    Thanks so much for this list of contests, Roxie. You’re doing us all a great favor.
    And congratulations to Diana for winning last year’s Family Circle Contest–WOW!


    • Roxie
      Aug 16, 2012 @ 21:35:02

      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🙂


  5. Sword-chinned bitch
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 14:54:52

    Thanks again Roxie for this. When I’m finished with all my book promotion, I’m considering submitting my work again, so your information will come in handy.


  6. Ron
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 14:54:26

    Thanks for all you do for us.


  7. lindamartinandersen
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 13:25:39

    Keep ’em coming, Roxie. You’re so good about keeping us informed. Thanks!


  8. dianabletter
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 13:19:12

    Hi Roxie, I have to share that last year on a whim I decided to enter the Family Circle Contest…and I won First Prize!! So, to everyone out there, go for it! Give it a shot! If I can do it, then you have a chance, too. Just a little message of encouragement to spread around.


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