Welcome to the end of month 2 of 2022! Apparently, the pandemic is over, given the way people are gallivanting around the place maskless. It’s like the movie Face/Off, but instead, its Mask/Off. But not me and my family. If you see a group of people wearing hazmat suits, say hi because that’s my people!
Moving on to the exciting stuff! Today is the last date for many of the submission calls mentioned at the below venues:
The Practicing Writer 2.0: February 2022
Comps and calls for February 2022 – Cathy’s Comps and Calls
61 Calls for Submissions in February 2022 – Paying markets!
64 Writing Contests in February 2022 – No entry fees
Check out these opportunities for March:
84 Calls for Submissions in March 2022 – Paying markets
63 Writing Contests in March 2022 – No entry fees
Do subscribe to Erika Dreifus’ newsletter here, to get the latest paying markets for March. She will dispatch it later today or early tomorrow.
A few other useful submission calls include:
16 Speculative Fiction Magazines Open for Submissions NOW – Paying markets
28 Contests, Grants, & Fellowships for Writers (Up to $75,000)
I treasured the writing advice I found from a variety of sources:
Going from Preparing to Write to Actually Writing – DIY MFA – Lori Walker over at DIY MFA helps you get down the words
This article on how to Improve Your Powers Of Observation To Be A Better Writer and refine your essay or short story
I really liked this piece on Sidequesting: An Antidote to “I Should Be Writing” over at SFWA
And here’s How To Write A Personal Essay Worth Publishing
We all get our essays returned to us, so here’s a handy guide to Why Your Essay Got Rejected over at BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog
My efforts at flash fiction were helped by this piece: Writing Flash Fiction – Finding The Rhythm – CRANKED ANVIL PRESS
Avoid these Publishing Scammers who are Everywhere: How to Stay Safe
Phew! That’s quite a bit! If any of the articles or markets has helped you, please let me know in the comments.
Thanks for sharing Gargi and am slowly getting on my feet. Wil check your links. True, people tend to behave as if the pandemic is long over and we are back into normalcy.
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Glad you’re getting better! Hope the situation improves as well overall