A post on a Friday? How did that happen?
There’s only one reason – I care!
I care deeply that you, my dear readers and ambitious writers, should not miss any submission opportunities ever!
We’re just starting out on this final month of the year (where did the year go? Don’t ask, even I don’t know!).
The Practicing Writer 2.0: December 2022
Cathy’s Comps and Calls has gone way ahead of time, with Comps and calls for December 2023
The ever-reliable and resourceful Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity has rolled out the usual trio of useful posts:
115 Calls for Submissions in December 2022
66 Writing Contests in December 2022
5 Distinctive Writing Conferences and Workshops in December 2022
I am happy to share that I have a story out in this anthology: Trees: Haaf, Beverly, Leacock, Dina: 9781948899192: Amazon.com: Books
As if that’s not enough, I’ve also stitched together a series of links to useful articles that should inspire your reading AND your writing! Here they are:
I didn’t know there were ways to read a poem, but The Atlantic shares 20 Strategies
The Cincinnati Review has a new series on Writers’ Day Jobs which I find quite fascinating and serves as a major source of inspiration to me!
This article holds a lot of thought-provoking information and commentary: Good News For African Writers – by Audrey Simango. I think it’s highly relevant for Asian writers too.
If you are looking for some Literary Magazines That Pay Writers: Pitch These 20 Markets
These poems at Rattle really affected me: “A Little Flower” by Ting Li and
“The Dramatic Cashier” by Alisha N. Wright
I’ve written one, now I’ve got to read more of them: The 60 Best Campus Novels from the Last 100 Years ‹ Literary Hub
A killer post on How to Write Your First Paragraph
By the same author: #5onFri: Ways Movies Sabotage Writing Skills – John Matthew Fox
I have so many thoughts on this – I’ll probably write up a separate blog post on it: Do writers read lit mags? – by Becky Tuch
Looking for Twitter alternatives? Seek no further! Writers Wrestle with Twitter: Do I Stay or Go (and Where?) over at Literary Hub
Still loving the Duolingo blog! Check out these Creative Ways to Practice Your New Language
One might think that the first draft is the toughest part of writing, but I believe that honour lies with Editing. This post shares some great advice: Dire Necessities: Editing and Revision
So glad this never materialized: How Jane Austen Almost Walked Away From Writing
Reflections on writing and publishing your novels: Is That All There Is? at BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog
If you’re struggling to begin the writing process, this should help you: Where Do I Start?
And that, my scribbler friends, is all I have for now, while I go rehearse my interview questions for the PIL Sessions tomorrow! Wish me luck!