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On the 7th & 8th Day of Writing: Chicken Soup for the Soul and Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Card Contest

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December 7th

Hi everyone! My apologies for missing yesterday’s submission post. Today, I have two opportunities to make up for the missed blog from yesterday.

Chicken Soup for the Soul is publishing stories about Running/Walking. They are due December 15th.ย 

Blue Mountain Arts seek poems for a poetry card contest due December 31st.

Keep reading to learn more about both!

Running for Good – and Walking Too!

Chicken Soup for the Soul is teaming up with Dean Karnazes. He is the Ultramarathoner. This book will be about walking, running, and how steps toward taking care of the body have many benefits.

Guidelines

The upcoming book title refers to how running and walking are good for one’s health. You can also run or walk for an important cause or issue, to raise awareness.

They seek true poems or stories of 1200 words or less. It can be about all aspects of running, walking, and raising awareness for a cause. Stories can be serious, heartwarming, or funny and quirky.

Read more about potential topics here! You can submit your story here. Remember, stories are due December 15th.

Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Card Contest

Want to write a poem for Blue Mountain Arts 33rd biannual poetry card contest? First prize is $350, second prize is $200, and third prize is $100. The winning poems will be displayed on their website.

Guidelines

Poems can be non-rhyming or rhyming. Blue Mountain Arts noted that non-rhyming poems read better. They suggest writing about real feelings or emotions and think about a particular person while you write.

Poems are judged based on uniqueness and originality. They seek English only entries, and you can submit as many poems as you’d like!

Poetry Contest Rules

Poems must be an original creation. The rights to the entries will remain the property of the author. You’ll give permission to Blue Mountain Arts, Inc. to display and publish your entry on the Web, electronically, if you win.

Winners will be contacted within 45 days of the deadline date ๐Ÿ™‚ Remember, they are due December 31st.ย Read more here.

Have Fun

Hope you enjoy these two submission opportunities, friends โค

Until next time,

Loie xo

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On the 4th Day of Writing: Zizzle Lit

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December 4th

Hi everyone! Today, I found a fun spot to submit your flash fictions. Zizzle is an international short story magazine. It’s devoted to publishing innovative and quality fiction for young minds.

They would love for the stories to engage mature readers as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Submission Guidelines

They seek stories that will amuse, move, and surprise mature and young readers. Fiction that has meaning and new perspectives will be embraced. They love strong voices and tasteful humor.

Also, they pay professional rates for stories! Woohoo ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Fictionย Submissions

  • Flash fiction should appeal to children as young as ten years old and grown-ups ๐Ÿ™‚
  • It’s okay to submit your stories elsewhere. Notify Zizzle as soon as your stories been accepted elsewhere.
  • Stories are welcomed from all around the world but must be written in English.
  • Length: 500-1,200 words and previously unpublished.
  • You can only submit one story per submission. Wait for thirty days after you’ve received a decision from Zizzle before sending a new story.
  • Submit double-spaced stories with 1″ margins in 12 pt font. Make sure you include your name and story title in the header on every page.
  • On the first page of your submission, include your full name and email address. Include your word count and a third-person bio (under 70 words) that is print-ready.
  • They only accept electronic submissions.
  • Submit for free until December 31st, 2018.
  • They pay a flat rate of $100 American for each flash fiction piece.

Scroll to the bottom of this page, and submit your story!

Have fun!!! I’m so excited to work on a flash fiction for this magazine later today โค ๐Ÿ™‚

How are you all doing with your stories this month? I would love to hear below.

Until next time,

Loie xo

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On the 1st Day of Writing: Weird Christmas Flash Fiction Contest

December 1st – Weird Christmas

Hello, my dear friends.

For those writing, check out this submission you could work on today.

Do you have a strange Christmas flash fiction story somewhere? Want to write one?! Well, I have the contest for you.

Weird Christmas is looking for 350 word flash fictions. Deadline is December 10th.

Things to Note

You want to write something that is odd, strange, or weird. It can be off-kilter and genres are fine (science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc).

If you write something sentimental, make sure it’s a little bizarre ๐Ÿ˜‰

Secondly, it can be related to any winter holiday. Kwanza, winter solstice celebrations, “Yule”, Christmas, and Hanukkah, for example.

If you choose to include another holiday like Easter or Halloween, keep a strong connection to winter celebrations.

How to Submit

Email the story to: weirdxmas@gmail.com

Find out more detailsย here!

Have Fun

Let’s have fun with this first story submission ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m already thinking of some strange scenarios.

My First Line

The silver stag hated Christmas lights.

Until next time, friends ๐Ÿ™‚ย Tomorrow I’ll post a new submission! What are you working on today? Share a line below โค

xoxo

Loie