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

2021 JAN-MAR Contests

RESOURCES-TIPS, Writing Contests

Hello Writing Corner Contest Group Member.  Below are the Costests for JAN 2021- MAR 2021

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ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA

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.

Adding the Unexpected: Subverting Readers Expectations
Sponsor: OIRWA
Fee: $25, members; $35, non-members
January 4–29, 2021
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/.

Pre Writing for Authors (Craft)
Sponsor: OIRWA
Fee: $25, members; $35, non-members
January 4–29, 2021
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/.

Researching & Writing Historical Fiction (Craft)
Sponsor: OIRWA
Fee: $25, members; $35, non-members
January 4–29, 2021
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/.

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 

Writer’s Block Is NOT a Disease
Sponsor: OIRWA
Fee: $25, members; $35, non-members
January 4–29, 2021
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/.

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

Master Class – Growth Hacking a Bestseller by Liz Pelletier, Publisher & CEO of Entangled Publishing
Sponsor: OIRWA
Fee: $25, members; $35, non-members
Date: January 16, 2021
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/.

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 2021
https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/
Several contests for 2021 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

No 2021 contests listed


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/


2021 ABR ELIZABETH JOLLEY SHORT STORY PRIZE
Entries are opening soon on 21 January 2021 for the Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. The Jolley Prize is worth a total of AU$12,500 – first place will receive $6,000, second place will receive $4,000, and third place will receive $2,500.  The Jolley Prize is open to all short story writers writing in English. We seek original short stories of between 2,000 and 5,000 words.

https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/prizes-programs/elizabeth-jolley-story-prize/current-jolley?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjY-spf3q5wIVjZ6fCh2OqAlYEAAYASAAEgKEpfD_BwE


THE WRITER MAGAZINE
The Writer encourages all of our readers to practice their craft and put their stories in front of the eyes of as many people as possible. Writing contests have always been a vital part of the writing world, giving writers the chance to have their work reviewed by editors and possibly published. Literary journals, universities and even The Writer regularly host writing competitions, helping authors gain exposure and hone their craft.  Choose your inspiration, submit before the deadline, and, as always, keep writing.  Submit your very best essay in 2,000 words or less. Any theme, subject, or genre is fair game, as long as it is nonfiction and falls under 2,000 words.
Deadline March 10, 2021

https://www.writermag.com/contests/


PUBLISHING… AND ORTHER FORMS OF INSANITY
This January there are more than three dozen writing contests calling for every genre and form, from poetry, to creative nonfiction, to completed novels. Prizes range from $100,000 to publication. None charge entry fees.

https://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/2020/12/42-writing-contests-in-january-2021-no.html


GIRLS WRITE NOW
Girls Write Now is a dynamic, multi-generational community of writers on a mission. For more than 20 years, our nationally award-winning programs have provided creative, critical and digital writing training, college and career readiness, personalized mentoring, and massive opportunities for the next generation of leaders.

https://www.girlswritenow.org/contests/


THE WRITERS COLLEGE
If you are looking to take your writing to the next level, then entering a writing competition often provides that extra impetus to refine your work.  This is by no means a full list of competitions. Some writing competitions require an entry fee. Others don’t. This seems to be the norm these days and there are credible competitions that require an entry fee. Always check that you are comfortable with sending money to the organizers if this is the case.

https://www.thewriterscollege.com/short-story-writing-competitions


BLUE FIRE
Welcome aspiring young authors, and thank you for your interest in the $1000 for 1000 Words Creative Writing Contest! We’re looking for an outstanding piece of short fiction that consists of exactly 1000 words. While there are no specific guidelines beyond that, we encourage you to tell a story that matters. Write something you believe in. Tell a story that only you can tell. Our judges have no specific criteria in mind other than to look for excellence. In other words, write something that moves you, that dazzles you, that says precisely what you want to say in precisely the way you want to say it. As long as you do so in precisely 1000 words.


NEWS PAGES
Where young writers can find print and online literary magazines to read, places to publish their own works, and legitimate contests. Some publish only young writers, some publish all ages for young readers. For specific submission guidelines, visit the publication’s website. Ages can include elementary, teen, or early college. This is an ad-free resource: publications and writing contests listed here have not paid to be included. This guide is maintained by Editor Denise Hill, a teacher who loves to encourage young writers.

https://www.newpages.com/writers-resources/young-writers-guide-to-contests


NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
STUFF FOR THE TEEN AGE, FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS, FOR TEACHERS
25 Writing Contests and Publication Opportunities for Teens

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2020/10/26/writing-competitions-young-adults


NYC MIDNIGHT
Since 2002, NYC Midnight has hosted hundreds of inspiring competitions for storytellers around the world.  Participants are challenged to create original stories, screenplays, or films using assigned elements under time constraints.  If you enjoy a creative challenge, check out our upcoming competitions.
•  Short Story Challenge
•  Screenwriting Challenge
• Flash Fiction Challenge
• Microfiction Challenge
• Short Screenplay Challenge
http://www.nycmidnight.com/?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=106707908&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–UW3EsizdEPS7cypAOwCT2KGNyrWBP_NmglbdpH7EHV_hwfR1PD-CPUL_kIMGA-VOXtTUBNacp4orbOQTLqciHc6GUoYnpIpeSLjlc2Qbs5LDwSmk&utm_content=106707908&utm_source=hs_email


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