Writer Advice Announces An Experiment in Contests for 2016
In 2016 Writer Advice, www.writeradvice.com, is offering four contests, one per issue: (Flash Memoir; Flash Fiction; Openings of MG, YA, or NA; and Openings of other prose genres).
New due dates
Same detailed responses.
Whether you’re writing fiction or memoir, entice us. Grab our attention. Make us want to know more. Give us reasons to care. Specific directions for each genre are below. Please note the new submission deadlines.
Your cover letter must include your contact information, but we don’t need either a summary or your publishing history. We’re looking at the manuscript, not the query, and we’ll ask for your bio if your work is selected for publication.
Send your work to us through Submittable
I’ll tell you what’s working and identify anything that trips me up. You’ll get perspective and insight. The prizewinners will be published.
Starting on January 2 and due by March 1 for Spring: (Apr- June) Flash Memoir –a story or vignette from life, told as you remember it. 750 words or less. Fee: $12. First prize: $125. Second prize. $50. Visit www.writeradvice.com for additional information.
Starting on March 2 and due by June 1 for Summer: (July-Sept) Flash Fiction – a story that is fiction. It may have begun with an event you remember, or it may be the way you’d like to see something happen. 750 words or less. Fee: $12. First prize: $125. Second prize. $50. Reimbursed fee for any other pieces shared.
Starting on June 2 and due by September 1 for Fall: (Oct-Dec) Scintillating Starts of MG, YA, or NA novels. Grab and hold your reader. 1000 words or less. Fee: $15. First prize: $160. Second prize. $50. Reimbursed fee for any other pieces shared.
Starting on September 2 and due by December 1 for Winter: (Jan-Mar) Scintillating Starts for fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction. Grab and hold your reader. 1000 words or less. Fee: $15. First prize: $160. Second prize. $50. Reimbursed fee for any other pieces shared.
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