RESOURCES-TIPS: For writers of all genre who want to write, and the readers who love them.

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write.
- Somerset Maugham

All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary -- it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
- Somerset Maugham

Anecdotes don't make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.
- Alice Munro

If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil -- but there is no way around them.
Isaac Asimov

To write fiction, one need a whole series of inspirations about people in an actual environment, and then a whole lot of work on the basis of those inspirations.
- Aldus Huxley

Get it down.  Take changes.  It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner

Books aren't written, they're rewritten.  Including our own.  It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
- Michael Crichton

Any man who keeps working is not a failure.  He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer.
- Ray Bradbury

2020 DEC-JAN Writing Contests

RESOURCES-TIPS, Writing Contests

Hello Writing Corner Contest Group Member.  Below are the Costests for Dec 2020 – Jan 2021

SOME SITES MAY REQUIRE YOU TO JOIN.

Enjoy, and stay safe.


MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA
ST. MARTIN’S MINOTAUR/ MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA FIRST CRIME NOVEL COMPETITION

Rules for the 2021 St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition


ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA

DECEMBER – NO CONTESTS

JANUARY 2021 CONTESTS

*Booksellers’ Best Award

Sponsor: Greater Detroit RWA
Fee: $25 for RWA members; $35 for non-RWA members; add’l $7 to enter Patti Shenberger First Book Award.
Deadline: January 8, 2021
Entry: Get your published book in front of booksellers and librarians. Enter your published book with copyright or first US printing date between December 2019 – December 2020. Each title may only be entered in one category (plus the First Book category).
Judges: Booksellers and librarians.
FMI, visit http://www.gdrwa.org/contest/

*HOLT Medallion

Sponsor: Virginia Romance Writers (VRW)
Fee: $30
Deadline: January 15, 2021
Entry: Published fiction in one of the established categories.
Judges: Romance readers. Each book will be judged by at least three judges.
For more information, please visit our website at http://virginiaromancewriters.com/holt-medallion/ or contact our coordinators at HOLTMedallion@gmail.com.

JANUARY 2021 ONLINE WORKSHOPS

The Book Writing Checklist Class
Sponsor: Central Ohio Fiction Writers
Fee: $25, COFW members; $30, RWA members; $35 for all others
Dates: January 1–31, 2021
Presenters: Linnea Sinclair and Stacey Kade
FMI, http://cofwevents.org.

The Book Marketing Audit
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $15, KOD members; $20, RWA members; $30, non-members
Date: January 4–15, 2021
Presenter: Kilby Blades
FMI, https://www.rwakissofdeath.org/coffin.

Researching for Authors
Sponsor: RWA Online Chapter
Fee: $15
Date: January 4–29, 2021
Presenter: Margaret Bates
FMI: https://rwaonlinechapter.org/

What You Need to Know About Forensic Science
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $20, KOD members; $25, RWA members; $35, non-members
Date: January 4–29, 2021
Presenter: Elise Lehman
FMI, https://www.rwakissofdeath.org/coffin

How to Get Your Novel “Pitch” Perfect
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $15, KOD members; $20, RWA members; $30, non-members
Date: January 11–22, 2021
Presenter: Mia P. Manansala
FMI, https://www.rwakissofdeath.org/coffin

Using Newsletter Magnets to Grow Your Business
Sponsor: Western New York Romance Writers
Fee: $10
Date: January 16, 2021, 2:00–3:30 p.m. (EST) via Zoom
Presenter: Lucy Lennox
FMI, http://www.wnyrw.org/workshops/.


CHANTICLEER CONTESTS
https://www.chantireviews.com/category/contests/

The Mystery & Mayhem Awards ~ Cozy Mystery Novel Writing Contest ~2021
The search for 2021’s best Cozy & Not-So-Cozy Mystery Fiction Books
Deadline April 30th, 2021
ENTER TO WIN the 2021 CIBA Overall Grand Prize of $1,000 USD for Best Book
https://www.chantireviews.com/services/Cozy-Mystery-Writing-Contests-Chanticleer-Book-Reviews-p21521076


THE WRITE LIFE CONTESTS LIST
https://thewritelife.com/writing-contests/


JERRY JENKINS ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WRITING CONTESTS THROUGH 2021
https://jerryjenkins.com/writing-contests/


REEDSY BEST WRTING CONTESTS OF 2020
https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/
Several contests for 2020 listed.


POETS & WRITERS WRITING CONTESTS, GRANTS & AWARDS
https://www.pw.org/grants?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_Y29xan-5QIVGKSzCh3cQwAmEAMYAiAAEgJXqvD_BwE


ARIZONA MYSTERY WRITERS
Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest
http://www.arizonamysterywriters.com/?page_id=1449

The annual story contest is open for submissions from February to June.  Anyone can enter – and anyone can win! Send in your short story in mystery, suspense, or thriller style. Entries may be up to 2500 words (about 10 double-spaced pages). It’s loads of fun and a good exercise of your writing skills.


PAGE INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING AWARDS
Each year some of Hollywood’s most influential producers, agents, managers, and development executives judge the contest and read our winning scripts. As a result, dozens of our past winners have secured representation, landed script assignments, signed option agreements on their work, and many now have movies and television shows in production, on the air, and in theaters.

https://pageawards.com/the-contest/how-to-enter/


ALMOND PRESS
Welcome to the most comprehensive list of creative writing competitions, short story competitions, and various events for writers.
Each item on our list includes basic information about max word count, associated fees, submission deadlines, and the maximum prize that can be won. Clicking on an item opens a new page featuring a more detailed description and a link to the organizer’s submission page. Events that are free to enter are highlighted.

https://dystopianstories.com/writing-competitions-contests/


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