A couple of recent interesting writing prospects I'm eyeing. Of course, Glimmer Train is on my list of life success stories. Sent off for a sample copy about four years ago and still haven't submitted. Worth a try, especially as I'm developing a lot of stories now. A lot of their winning entries are stories that could easily be fictionalized memoir. Why do I love literary so much?
If I can just keep the energy pumping... And not spend so much time in the kitchen!
Memoirs Ink is looking for original, well-written personal essays, memoirs, or stories that are based on autobiographical experiences. The narrative must be in first person, other than that, the contest is open to any type, genre or style of story. Stories can be funny or sad, serious, artsy or fragmented. We are interested in pushing the boundaries of memoir and also in just regular memoir that doesn't try too hard--so long as it moves us. This contest is open to any writer, any age, writing in English--that means Canadians, Brits, Australians, Ugandans and anyone else anywhere can enter.
Glimmer Train Bulletin 55 - The August Short Story Award for New Writers closes August 31. Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Word count: Most submissions run 1,500 to 6,000 words, but can go up to 12,000. See writing guidelines. First place wins $1,200 and publication in Issue 85 of Glimmer Train Stories. Second- and third-place winners receive $500/$300 (or, if chosen for publication, $700).