Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Contests and Writing Opportunities

It's time for the 78th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition! There are several categories and the entry fees are very reasonable. And this year, you can even submit your entries online! Very cool! You can find out more information about this awesome contest here.

Have you purchased your tickets for the LDS Storymakers Writers Conference? If you're an LDS writer (LDS or National Markets), this is the place to be! You get to interact with LDS and National Market authors from a huge variety of genres. There are also agents and editors available for pitch sessions. My favorite part is boot camp! It's awesome! In conjunction with the conference, the Storymakers host a First Chapter Writing Contest. There are several genre categories. I love getting feedback from published authors on my entries. You don't get that from any other contest which makes it totally worth the entry fees!

Do you like to write short stories? Then check out the LDS Humor blog! Authors Nichole Giles and Cindy Beck have posted a call for short stories for the sequel of their humor book, Mirth from the Members. The deadline is August 2009.

5 comments:

Cindy Beck said...

Danyelle,
Thanks so much for mentioning our call for submissions! That was so nice of you.

Oh, and we're offering a $50 prize for the top published submission in the next book in the Mirth from the Members series (the second book is tenatively titled More Mirth From the Members ).

Thanks again for mentioning us! (You are so worthy of the title, "Queen." :)

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm having fun snooping around your blog. Thanks for stopping in to see me! I love meeting fellow members of the church. Having left Utah 8 years ago and moving to New England...I need all the connection to the church I can get! There are so few of us out here lol

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Hi Nikki - I totally know what you mean. I joined the church in PA, but then lived in Utah for almost ten years and got pretty comfy living there. Then we moved to KC two years ago. It's different being away from lots of church members, but at the same time I really enjoy it. I love hearing from all my LDS friends though! Welcome!

Nichole Giles said...

Danyelle, Thanks for mentioning our book and the new call for submissions! That's so nice of you.

I'm so excited for the conference, and I really hope you and John can make it again this year.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Nichole - We'll be there! We're really excited! :)

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