Category Archives: Contests

THE BIRTHDAY JINX for The Writer’s Voice

Another day, another contest, and The Writer’s Voice is a dandy hosted by four coaches, sixteen agents, and covers three weeks. I was randomly drawn to enter my story, The Birthday Jinx, so here is the query and the first … Continue reading

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The Most Important Slush Pile of All

I taught creative writing (among other things) to 11-12 year old students for 20 years. I’d go home weekends with a pile of stories to read. The range of abilities was tremendous. Most could put a 1-3 page story together, … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

1. Great pitch contest going on right now at SC WRITE. A wide variety of genres are accepted and the requirements are easy to master. Give it a try! 2. Colorado Humanities Book Awards Finalists Announced. You can find all … Continue reading

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