Writing Contests & Writing Boot Camp

This year I've decided to concentrate on writing short as well as long. I've been writing a crazy number of new stories, not all of which will see a polished draft. Many of them are the usual 2000 word length but I've been writing some very short ones as well.

If you are interested in short short stories, I recommend Holly Lisle's method to get the creative juices flowing. Hers is not the only way, but if you like to plan out your stories, this may work for you: How to Write Short Fiction That Doesn't Suck.

So far I've entered four contests in the past two months.

Zoetrope All-Story, Oct 1 
Writer's Digest Pop Fiction Awards, Oct 15 
CBC Canada Writes, Nov. 1
Writer's Digest Short Short Story Contest, Nov 15

I've included the links for your information.

For poets and poetry fans, I've also posted a couple of my poems recently on Wattpad which you can read here. 

The titles are:

When Johnny Mars Turns Five 
(Short listed by the Science Fiction Poetry Association Contest)

Coming Second (After W.B. Yeats)
(About plastic and the marine garbage patch)

Happy reading, and writing.


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