Speaking of the Write Brain, that's my [Mostly] Wordless Wednesday photo. One of the attendees threw a photo up on Facebook and I happened to be in it, so here we are, listening intently (and with amusement) to Aaron Ritchey (also one of the columnists at the Pikes Peak Writers blog, Writing From the Peak).
|Photo by Ron Cree|
As you're reading this, I'm doing laundry and packing for my trip to Illinois. Tomorrow I head out to Great Lakes, IL to attend my baby brother's Navy boot camp graduation. He'll be going from there to more schooling in Connecticut then Florida, which is where his next graduation will be. Woo-hoo!
I'm hoping to come back with some great photos of Chicago and maybe Lake Michigan, so here's hoping I get some good ones to share on [Mostly] Wordless Wednesday!
Nick Wilford, at Scattergun Scribblings, is having The "Overcoming Adversity" Bloghop February 4-5. You can post a piece of flash fiction, flash memoir or poetry, 500 words or less, to be featured in an anthology. Profits from the anthology will go to sending his stepson, Andrew, to college. If you haven't read Andrew's story, please check it out here.
Jolie Du Pre, of Precious Monsters, will be hosting her Vampire Bite Blog Hop February 14. You can write anything you want about vampires. She intends to promote each of the participants' entries, so bear that in mind. Also, she has warned that there may be erotica authors taking part; if you're under 18 or uncomfortable with erotica, you may not want to participate.
Scribblings of an Aspiring Author is introducing a new weekly meme. Held each Friday, Celebrate the Small Things asks you to post about one thing you'd like to celebrate for the week. Can be posted with whatever your usual post is.
Annalisa Crawford will be hosting her first bloghop, the Imaginary Friend Bloghop, February 1. Did you have an imaginary friend? Well, they could win you a $10 (or 10 pound) Amazon GC or a critique.
Big Pulp is accepting submissions for a themed anthology called "The Kennedy Curse" through January 31. Can be fiction or poetry, any genre, as long as it relates to the Kennedy family.
This is a bit different than the usual accepting submissions entry. Collective Presse is launching, expired by famous groups of writers long ago. They're trying to go back to the way writers used to work together by having a collective gathering of writers that will work together. Check out their website for more information.
Pilgrimage Magazine is accepting submissions. Literary non-fiction and poetry are read year-round. Fiction is considered by solicitation only.
Marion Margaret Press is accepting submissions for the anthology Confederation of Steam vs Zombies. Deadline is March 31, or when filled. There is a specific theme to be followed, so read the requirements carefully. $10 payment, plus e-book and print copy of the book.
Rose & Thorn Journal will be putting out their spring issue, then closing down. They are taking submissions for this issue through February 28. Fiction and creative non-fiction.
Still Moments Publishing is accepting submissions for their Unleashed collection. Romance where a dog is responsible for bringing the hero and heroine together. Appears to be open until filled.
Shoreline Scripts Screenwriting Competition is open until January 21, and is open worldwide. They are looking for one submission to put into the competition for free. Cash prizes, as well as possible script optioning.
It's time for the annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. Unpublished authors only. Deadline January 27 or when maximum number of entries have been received. Grand prize is a publishing contract and advance of up to $50,000.
Rough Writers is a new playfest put on by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Write a play script inspired by one of three provided works of art. $10 fee for entry. Unsure whether you should be local.
Other/Just for Fun:
Flavorwire put up a post by Emily Temple about The 10 Grumpiest Living Writers.
Blogger LinkUp is an interesting site where you can sign up and either find positions guest blogging for someone or request guest bloggers. Free site; no charge for either seeking guest bloggers or writing gigs.
That's it for this week's links! Don't forget that there is an ongoing Rafflecopter giveaway for an e-book copy of Forever Girl in this post about Rebecca Hamilton's Forever Girl Anniversary Tour and Character Giveaway. You can also visit other blogs on the tour, as listed in that post, to win various other spectacular girly goodies. Guys, you can always enter to win for the ladies in your life.
Finally, I am still playing catch up on some blog comments on here. I've had some turmoil in my life lately, and it has caused me to get behind on some things. Responding to comments is one of those things. As always, I WILL get around to everyone, and I always read through comments when they come in, and I appreciate your comments, each and every one. I will reply to you if you've left me a comment.
Anything on here catch your attention? Attended any interesting writing-related events lately? Feeling inspired or feeling winter blahs (or both)?
May you find your Muse.