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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Southern Writer's Short Story Contest

FIRST PLACE WINNER 

$250.00 Cash Prize
Plus
Cover of 5th Short Story bonus issue
Story published in bonus issue
Showcased in Southern Writers Magazine
Year's online subscription to Southern Writers
_______________

SECOND PLACE

$100.00 Cash Prize
Plus
Photo insert on cover 5th Short Story bonus issue
Story published in bonus issue
Year's online subscription to Southern Writers
_______________

THIRD PLACE

$50.00 Cash Prize
Plus
Photo insert on cover 5th short story bonus issue
Story published in bonus issue
Year's online subscription to Southern Writers
________________

10 RUNNERS UP

Story published in 5th short story bonus issue
Year's online subscription to Southern Writers

ENTER BELOW

SHORT STORY FICTION CONTEST

ENTRY FEE:  $15.00

DEADLINE:  June 30, 2016

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

1. Entry must be original, unpublished (in any form). Must not be accepted by other publishers at time of submission.

2. Manuscript word count––1500 words maximum, 12 pt Times New Roman, double spaced.

3. Your name, phone number, email address, mailing address and word count must be on page 1 ONLY with title and story beginning on page 2.

4. No Erotica

Submit your story document online (see contact form below). 

Send your $15.00 entry fee via PayPal (PayPal will appear once you have submitted your story.)

To submit by regular mail,  your check must be attached to story,  made out to Southern Writers Magazine.  
Mail to Southern Writers Magazine, 1016 W Poplar Ave., Ste. 106-177, Collierville, TN 38017

For more information on rules and submission: http://www.southernwritersmagazine.com/shorts.html

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

And the Winner is...

Today we are announcing the winner of last weeks game on Crystal Collier's blog.

Game - I shared two truths and a lie. Today, we tell you which was the lie. Everyone who got the answer correct over the course of the week was put into a drawing for the prize.

Giveaway - One winner has been selected to receive a FREE ebook copy of my western short story "Broken Angel".

Click the link above to see which choice was the lie, and who won the prize.

Crystal actually hosts this same game every Wednesday on her blog. It's a great way to meet new authors, and show some blog support/love. So, if you have time, come play the game and then check back each week for the correct answer, the announced prize winner, and a chance to play with a new writer.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Guest, Game, and Giveaway

Today I'm a guest on Crystal Collier's blog.

Game - I have shared two truths and a lie. Leave a comment guessing which one is the lie. Everyone who gets the answer correct over the course of the next week will be put into a drawing for the prize.

Giveaway - One winner will be selected next Wednesday to receive a FREE ebook copy of my western short story "Broken Angel".

Crystal actually hosts this same game every Wednesday on her blog. It's a great way to meet new authors, and show some blog support/love. So, if you have time, come play the game and then check back each week for the correct answer, the announced prize winner, and a chance to play with a new writer.

Monday, May 9, 2016

A to Z Challenge Reflection

This was the seventh year for this challenge and my sixth time participating. 

I want to thank the Challenge Team and anyone else who participates or helps to make this happen each year. The blogging community has been a great confidence boost to so many of us, and this challenge has led to some great friends and connections. 

I enjoyed this year as much as I have in the past. While I didn't meet as many new bloggers (most people have been participating for several years now) I did have the chance to reconnect with a few who had fallen by the wayside. 


My theme each year is always related to my reading, writing, or publishing in some way, but this years challenge gave me a reason to remember some great times, organize some files, and plan several future projects. So, as usual, I would call this challenge a complete success on several levels.

I would definitely participate again in the future.

If you'd like to learn more, visit other participants, or share your own reflections, please visit: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

Friday, May 6, 2016

FREE Comic Books!



2nd&Charles is celebrating comic books this Saturday. Stop by to pick out a FREE comic book. They are also offering a buy five and get five FREE opportunity. So check out your nearest location if you love comics!





Wednesday, May 4, 2016

IWSG: Take a Chance

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs. You can also join us on twitter using the hashtag #IWSG, or on the Facebook page.

It doesn't matter how long you've been writing, how many publications you've appeared in, or how much success you've achieved - inevitably you will still struggle with confidence from time to time.

Writer's block pops up, life interferes, old doubts resurface - don't let them. When you feel yourself wanting to retreat it's okay to allow yourself time, but eventually you must








And if you're very lucky, you'll have days where you


What chances are you taking?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Parallels Release Day and Winner

I'm so excited! Today is the release day of our science fiction anthology! Ten authors are sharing tales of an alternate earth. Isn't the cover super cool?

If you've been visiting our group blog during the "A to Z" challenge then you know each author was selecting a winner to receive a FREE copy of this amazing book. 

The winner from my drawing is Lynn Proctor! Congratulations Lynn - just let me know your preferred ebook format and I'll send that to you.

If you'd like to learn more about the other winners, the authors of the anthology, or the stories themselves, visit: http://parallelsanthology.blogspot.com/

Parallels: Felix Was Here
Anthology
Print ISBN 9781939844200
eBook ISBN 9781939844118
Science Fiction/Alternate History
Enter the realm of parallel universes!

Synopsis: What if the government tried to create the perfect utopia? Could a society linked to a supercomputer survive on its own? Do our reflections control secret lives on the other side of the mirror? Can one moment split a person’s world forever?

Exploring the fantastic, ten authors offer incredible visions and captivating tales of diverse reality. Featuring the talents of L. G. Keltner, Crystal Collier, Hart Johnson, Cherie Reich, Sandra Cox, Yolanda Renee, Melanie Schulz, Sylvia Ney, Michael Abayomi, and Tamara Narayan.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will expand your imagination and twist the tropes of science fiction. Step through the portal and enter another dimension!

Releasing May 3, 2016 from Freedom Fox Press, A division of Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. 

Available from most retailers in both ebook ($4.99) and print ($14.95) format.