Worthy Resources for Writers

Wading through the myriad of websites in search of contests and other publication opportunities can be an exhausting chore.

In my recent search for viable contests for my latest book, Just Keep Breathing – Second Edition, I happened across some useful information.  A word to the wise writers:  Before you submit your blood, sweat and tears to any company for a writing contest, check them out carefully to ensure it is a good fit for you and your writing.

I hope you find this helpful.

Glimmer Train Contests

Glimmer Train is a company started in 1990 by two sisters who have done worthy work in short-story compilations.  If your story wins a place in one of their books, you could be paid handsomely for your contribution.   These books are also excellent reads.

Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

In this contest, writers submit only one, single sentence (via email).  You may submit as many entries as you wish.  See website for deadlines and rules.

23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Have you published a book that qualifies as self-published?  This contest offers contest winners excellent exposure, monetary rewards and other notable opportunities.  Authors – see contest rules at website if you wish to submit.

Poetry International

Calling all poets!  Prize and publication for winning entries.

Poets & Writers (Writing Contests, Grants & Awards)

Check out their search tool and database.  This site offers an excellent way to minimize hours spent by authors searching through individual databases for useful information.

Be Well,


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We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are.
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