Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mini-Scoop! Three Upcoming Writing Deadlines

If you are lucky enough to sneak away from the kitchen or the mall this Holiday-- Be Thankful you can submit your writing to one of these contests. Click on the links for more information.

Deadline 11/30/09
  • Essay contest for Family Caregivers and Home Health Professionals
  • Theme: What makes caregiving rewarding
  • 1 page essay
  • ShieldHealthCare
  • Win up to $1000 worth of AMEX gift cheques
  • No Entry Fee

  • Flash Fiction Contest
  • Open Theme
  • 250-750 words
  • WOW! Flash Fiction Contest
  • 25 total prizes-- Top Prize includes $250 cash
  • $10 entry fee
Deadline 12/1/09
These are 3 contests that could be written and edited over a few days if you really put your mind to it. I plan on submitting to at least one, how about you?

Best Wishes for you and your Writing!

P.S. These listings are just a few that are available in the monthly Scoop. This month's has listings of over 40 contests/markets requesting your writing.

2 comments:

  1. Tina, you said it all...if you put your mind to it. Many writers fear deadlines, get nervous and 'believe' they don't have what it takes to finish a project on time. It takes discipline, I agree, to meet deadlines but they do push your work forward.

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  2. Hi Lea! Having deadlines to shoot for when I started helped me to focus (still does). Otherwise, I had a vauge notion of wanting to write "something, sometime", but I didn't have a goal to shoot for, or even a specific theme! Then I started researching places that were looking for writing, and I had tons of ideas, places to send them to, and a time frame to work on them. Some things on my list (now The Scoop I offer on my site) went out 5 months or more, and I just kept them there, even if I didn't have an idea for it right away.
    I think having a combination is helpful: projects you MUST have completed by a certain date, and those projects that will evolve in their own time. Writers just need to decide what works for them. I want writing to be my main job, so the title reinforces the need for deadlines, etc. But even as a hobby, having deadlines still can give a boost.

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