Open Submissions, No Excuses

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then you are missing out on opportunity!

Here are just a few of the writing contests and markets from the October edition:

Deadline: 10/5/11, Esquire Short Short Story Contest, No Fee, 78 Words (total), Top Prize Package worth $8000

Deadline: 10/14/11, The Observer Graphic Short Story Prize, No Fee, 4 pages max, £1000 and publication

Paying Market, Boulevard Magazine, word count varies, Fiction, Nonfiction, Interviews, Reviews, Poems, $50-$500 for fiction/non-fiction; $25-$250/poem
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And for all of you novel-ers out there…

Are you ready for November?

Now is the time to brainstorm ideas, outline your writing, and develop your characters.

Looking for something better to write your novel with this year? Check out the special offers over at the NaNoWriMo site. I highly recommend Scrivener (it’s now available for PC, too). And while you are there, don’t forget to add me as your writing buddy!