Wednesday, October 18, 2006

American Short Fiction Contest

American Short Fiction Contest

The journal American Short Fiction recently announced a new fiction
contest: first prize receives $1,000 and publication in their Summer
2007 issue. Send entries of 6,000 words or less to: Short Fiction
Contest, American Short Fiction, P.O. Box 301209, Austin, TX 78703.
December 1 deadline.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Erotica Writers Wanted

Cobblestone Press, Online
Contact:Deanna Lee & Sable Grey. Email: admin[at]
Description: An new electronic publisher of sensual and erotic romance seeking creative storytelling and original style.

Looking for authors to set the standard of writing, with ability to weave tales of romance through strong, unforgettable characters, plots that twist and turn with layers of conflict and emotion, and a style that sets them apart from other writers in the market. Seeks stories in 3 categories - 'Wild' (Mainstream romance. Fully realized sexual relationships with no explicit language) 'Wanton' (Fully realized sexual relationships with explicit language) 'Wicked' (Fully realized sexual relationships with explicit language and themes that some readers might find disturbing or objectionable. However, these themes still have limitations, see guidelines.)

Length: Various categories from 10,000 to 100,000 words. See guidelines for details.

Submissions: By e-mail only. Send full manuscript as an attached RTF file (no other format accepted) to: submissions[at] Multiple submissions accepted.

Response: Less than 30 days.

Pay: 35% royalty on sales, paid monthly.

Rights: Electronic rights only.


Rose DesRochers

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

National Will Rogers Writing Contest Announced

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists is sponsoring a Will Rogers Writing Contest, which is open to writers everywhere who are interested in the writings of Will Rogers, the philosopher- humorist whose words are still as alive as when he kept America laughing, and thinking, in the 1920s and `30s.

Prizes will be awarded for entries that best reflect the Rogers style of writing. In addition to national recognition, the first place winner will receive a free registration (worth $250) to the Will Rogers Writers' Workshop, to be held March 15-18, 2007 at the Renaissance Convention Center Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City.

Second place entitles the winner to half-price registration (worth $125) and third place will earn a $50 discount on registration. The awards are not transferable. NSNC is presenting the workshop in partnership with the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop at the University of Dayton.

The program for 300 writers will be hosted by The Oklahoman and To enter the contest, writers will submit an essay of 500 to 750 words written in the style of Will Rogers. Deadline for entries is October 1, 2006. More information may be found at http://www.willroge

For updates on the workshop, writers may subscribe to the Will Rogers Writers' Workshop free email newsletter by sending a request to willrogersok@

Rose DesRochers

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Writers' Guidelines for COBBLESTONE ®

Following are writers' guidelines for COBBLESTONE ®. "COBBLESTONE ® is interested in articles of historical accuracy and lively, original approaches to the subject at hand. Magazine is aimed at youths from ages 8 to 14."

Rose DesRochers

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

You're Hired! Let the carnage begin.

Steve is inviting writers to send in their own description of "The Job From Hell." Each published scribe will recieve a $20.00 honorarium for their piece, along with a copy of 40 Hour Man from Manx Media. More details can be read at The Job From Hell.

Rose DesRochers

Friday, August 04, 2006

Lazy Housewife Inventors & Writers Needed!

Are you the epitome of a lazy housewife? Do you long for an excuse to avoid cleaning? Would you rather share your stories, ideas, tips, confessions, recipes and inventions with other lazy housewives than clean? Great! is in need of lazy housewife writers and inventors just like you! The types of submissions we are seeking can be found at:

Seeking Submissions For Best-Selling Book Series

Reply to:

I have a welcoming opportunity to let you in on. We are putting together the next Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. (You know these books, you have seen them on the bestsellers lists and either read them and gotten something good out of them, or possibly scoffed at them and refuse to read them.) Based on the thousands of letters we get, teenagers love these books and find inspiration, comfort, and strength from them.

So, now you can help our youth and even get some money for it - $200 for each published story. Write something you’ve been meaning to write, or perhaps you already have a story lying around that you would like to submit. The general theme of the book focuses on the tough stuff and difficulties associated with relationships, friendships, family matters and self-image. We are looking for first-person, non-fiction narratives. Stories should be about 1-3 pages long, 400-1200 words, double-spaced, size 12, Times New Roman.

They should be written about something that happened to you and made you learn a bit about something you think might help a teenager who reads the book. It shouldn’t be preachy, but still be something that teens can relate to.

Also, please steer away from pieces that are strictly retrospectives; nostalgia is great, but our readers relate more to the stories from voices at a similar stage in life as themselves. If you are not a teenager, then try writing from the perspective you had when you were that age. It is okay for the wisdom you have gained with age to shine through. Send all of your submissions ASAP to

The submission deadline is August 31, 2006.
Sincerely, Mitch Claspy Author

P.S. know of any writing groups or others you think might be interested in this opportunity? Feel free to cut and paste this for their benefit.

The Writing Fairy Humor-Writing Contest for authors

The Writing Fairy Humor-Writing Contest for authors 18 years of age or older is accepting entries. Submit your story for a chance to win.

Rose DesRochers

Prize for Humorous Fiction and Non-Fiction

The 7th Annual Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction is open. Writers of comedic essays, articles, short stories, poetry, shopping lists and other forms are invited to submit.

Rose DesRochers

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Illustrated Chicken Soup Series for Kids

Illustrated Chicken Soup Series for KIDS!! Chicken Soup for the Soul will continue to inspire young kids through a series of character-building books. This unique series of short reads will feature colorful illustrations of popular animated characters while teaching kids ages 4-7 about positive character through real life stories. We are accepting TRUE stories for publishing consideration from adults written in first person about a childhood experience. Stories must be written for kids ages 4-7 and focus on character-building traits such as Friendship, Accepting Others, Accepting Yourself, Kindness, Honesty and Persistence. Authors of chosen stories will be paid upon publication! Send stories to by November 1, 2006. Email for details and writing guidelines.

Rose DesRochers

Focus on Writers Contest -- deadline 8/15

First Place: $250
Second Place: $150
Third Place $75

See website for rules and categories.

Rose DesRochers

Freelance for ODYSSEY Magazine

ODYSSEY is an award-winning science magazine for kids ages 10 to 15. Nine times a year, ODYSSEY's theme-based issues deliver the latest science news and allow kids to explore the hottest trends in science in detail—everything from robots to rocketry and asteroids to dinosaurs. There’s nothing more exciting to kids than the fascinating journeys that ODYSSEY takes them on each month.

Writers' Guidelines for ODYSSEY TM (Odyssey Magazine) can be read at

Rose DesRochers