Awards and Contests Updates

Here are some updates on awards and contests: Amazon Breakthrough Novel Can you believe it?  It’s February already.  The submission period opened up on the 2nd and ends on the 8th.  If you’re a writer you still have time to send in your entry.  It can be done here. Micro Award The trend analysis Robert… Continue reading Awards and Contests Updates

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More Awards and Nominations

I’ve just found out about a relatively new award for prose fiction under 1000 words written in English.  It is called the Micro Award.  The nominations for the 2nd Annual Micro Award are due by December 31st, 2008.  Only short stories (no poems, non-fiction pieces, or translations) are accepted.  The author of the winning story… Continue reading More Awards and Nominations

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2008 Weblog Awards

I have to thank Natasha of Maw Books Blog for the 411 on the Weblog Awards! The nominations for the 2008 Weblog Awards have begun pouring in with actual voting for the 48 categories set to begin on December 1st, 2008.  It’s always neat when bloggers find out people like their blogs enough to tell other… Continue reading 2008 Weblog Awards

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storySouth’s Million Writers Award Winner

Congratulations to Matt Bell for his winning story “Alex Trebek Never Eats Fried Chicken“!  You can read the story on STORYGLOSSIA’s site.  Congratulations should also be extended to Sruthi Thekkiam for getting second place with her story “Friday Afternoons on Bush Number 51“. Current plans include running the award next year.  If you’re an editor you… Continue reading storySouth’s Million Writers Award Winner

storySouth’s Million Writers Award Update

Back in March I noted that nominations were open for storySouth’s Million Writers Award for best online short story.  The notable stories have been chosen and are being narrowed down to the top ten at the moment.  Some excellent online reading can be found there if you’re interested.

storySouth Million Writers 2008

Nominations begin today for the 2008 storySouth Million Writers best short story award and ends March 31st.  Editors can nominate up to three short stories of 1000 words or more that have appeared in their online publication during 2007.  Readers can nominate one short story of 1000 words or more.  Again, the story had to be published… Continue reading storySouth Million Writers 2008

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

About three years ago I met Elmore Hammes at a local NaNoWriMo kickoff party.  He’s impressed me with the number of novels he can churn out each year and with the quality of his writing.  Elmore’s been published in The First Line and submitted one of his novels for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.  I received… Continue reading Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

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