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Contest Results

Remember when I told you about those limericks I composed recently for a contest? Well, the winners were announced last week. None of my limericks made the cut (alas!), but I thought I’d share the ones that did.

Newsletters Galore

This has been a busy newsletter week for me. The October issue of The Practicing Writer will be going out to subscribers at some point today (Wednesday). Meantime, a few days ago we sent out the latest newsletter from Fig Tree Books.

Fee-Based Litmag Submissions

Ah, the perennially popular minefield. A few days ago, I ran across a post on this topic that I liked a lot–I agreed with much of what the writer had to say. NB: I’m not interested in a big “debate” here that essentially regurgitates what we all shared the last time this topic came up on this blog. I simply want to share a new (to me) voice on the subject.

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  1. I entered two short story contests you posted one Monday. Both stories were not winners. They will be added to some stories that met a similar fate years ago. My ultimate plan is to sell them as e-books on Amazon for 99 cents each. Later, when there are enough stories, they will be accumulated in a short story collection called “The Rejects” selling at a lower per story price. Perhaps you could save your limericks for a similar project?


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