Category Archives: #MakeItLocal

5th Annual Book Pipeline Competition

The 5th Annual Book Pipeline Competition seeks material for film or television adaptation. Open to writers worldwide, the contest accepts any genre, fiction or non-fiction. Published or unpublished. Visit Book Pipeline here. One Grand Prize Winner receives $10,000 and circulation … Continue reading

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$400 Prize for Poetry in Pain

Who doesn’t have some angst-y verse laying around? Go find your old notebooks because your painful poems may net you a $400 cash prize. Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2018 for RealisticPoetry.com‘s Poetry in Pain contest. Poems can be … Continue reading

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The Giver

I’m finding myself worn out from work stress this week and not too creative with blog posts… so I’m cheating again and posting my homework assignment for this week from the HWA online writing group. The assignment was to take … Continue reading

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Massive Paying Markets, No-Fee Submission List

Erica Verrillo just published another extensive list of submission calls for the next month on her blog, Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity. There are requests for flash fiction, speculative fiction and poetry, creative nonfiction, children’s stories, along with themed … Continue reading

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Madness Muse Seeks Poetry

Madness Muse Press is now accepting submissions of poetry with a political/sociological edge. They seek stories on addiction and recovery including poetry, personal accounts of growth or stories of family with addiction. Please send up to five poems or stories to MadnessMusePress@gmail.com. Submissions … Continue reading

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2018 ukiaHaiku Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the of the 2018 ukiaHaiku Festival Contest—A celebration and competition devoted to the haiku form of poetry in Ukiah, California. Congrats to Christina Sng (Singapore) for first place, Iqra Raza (India) for second place, Debbie Strange … Continue reading

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Train Going Down, Down

Remember my “train going down, down” from my short story on Amazon,  The Heaven Grift? This month I pulled from that story to write my prompt for the Ladies of Horror flash prompt. In my story, the train is just … Continue reading

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Celebrating “Sleep Tight”

Hurry over to BJ Hyman’s Sleep Tight release party. I was there hosting the Nightcaps and Coffee segment. The party will be going on all day. Find it on Facebook here. Here’s the line up: 9—10 a.m. Patricia Preston 10—11 … Continue reading

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Play Exquisite Corpse Again?

I loved creating the Exquisite Corpse poem last month and want to create another one… and this time there is a prize! The last exquisite corpse was created through a Facebook post, so all the contributors could see the previous … Continue reading

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The Pickling Poet Pickle Tasting

A few weeks ago we purchased pickles from The Pickling Poet, artisan crafters of homemade pickles and jams. Based out of Queens, New York, they sell their products, which includes honey and jams as well as pickles, online and through local … Continue reading

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