Whether you’re a new or established writer I hope that you’ll find something of interest in these weekly round-ups of hints, tips, markets and competitions. As always, it’s advisable to check all the small print before submitting an entry or pitch.
Competitions The Chudleigh Short Story Competition
£5 entry fee
Stories must be a maximum of 1500 words, with an open theme and in English. Deadline January 31, 2012. First Prize £100; Second Prize £50; Third Prize £25. An additional £25 prize will be awarded to the best entry from a local writer. (TQ13 postcode). http://www.chudleighphoenix.co.uk/2012comp.html
Franklin-Christoph Poetry Prize
No entry fee. Total prize fund: including the $1,000 cash grand prize. Deadline December 31, 2011. Original, unpublished poem on any subject. Limit
of two entries per contestant. Entries should not exceed 100 lines each.
Markets No UK listings this week, however here are some from overseas:
USA Writer’s Digest magazine
Writers Digest acccepts email queries at email@example.com Payment is in the range 30 to 50 cents per word. http://www.writersdigest.com/contact-us
Wines and Vines
Pays $500 on acceptance for articles of 1,500 words. Looking for info, how-to, opinion pieces and more. Columns are up to 1,000 words.
And finally……more useful websites: This website is a “simple guide to understanding basic statistics, for journalists and other writers who might not know maths.” It covers things like mean, median, percent, data analysis and sample sizes etc. www.robertniles.com/stats