Volume 22 Number 1

"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened.”

Ernest Hemingway
Oct - December 2018

Submission Guidelines


Writer Advice Contests for 2018


Always look for the tan box on the home page to find out the latest information about our contests.


We just finished our Flash Memoir Contest. Go to the Flash page to see the results.

We’re accepting submissions to the Flash Fiction Contest through June 1.

We’re accepting submissions of any piece on the subject of TRAVEL (real or imaginary) starting July 1 and ending September 1.

Our final contest of the year will be our increasingly popular Scintillating Starts Contest.

Fees and due dates are on the home page.

Please direct all questions, but not submissions, to Lgood67334 at Comcast dot net. Submissions come through Submittable and the link is in the tan box on the home page.




Query first.

Only review books you recommend.
While balance is good in a review, the ones for Writer Advice should be at least 80% positive.
Honor the thought, effort, and creativity of authors.
Make at least one positive comment about the author's style.
Write about what makes the book appealing, different, unique, and worth the time it takes to read it.
Use plot points to illustrate what you say, but do not summarize the plot.
Reviews should run only 200-300 words since it is 25% harder to read online.
The editor reserves the right to cut your work or ask you to cut it if it is longer.
Thank you for sharing your reviews with Writer Advice. You earn a credit for your writing resume, good karma, and a boost to your ego when your work appears in WriterAdvice.