Here’s a quick rundown of some opportunities for members and non-members alike, with links:
On-line Photo contest deadline extended
Our technical consultant (who donates his time to us!) is working out some kinks in the photo contest software, so the deadline will be extended to February 28, 2013. This contest is open to members and non-members. To see the write-up of the previous on line art contest, and the winning works in print, you can order the latest issue of the Pen Woman magazine on www.nlapw.org.
Short Short Story Contest
350 words or less. Sponsored by the Boca Raton NLAPW branch, FL. Click here for more info.
Sandy book relief and Pennies for Pen Arts
Cash for creativity. See www.nlapw.org home page for the latest on our fundraising and outreach efforts.
Opportunity passed on through the Manhattan Branch, NY (unverified):
Ballot Press is a book publisher that provides a monthly contest along with interactions with other writers.
Each month, a new winner is chosen for a $2,000 prize and a chance to be published based on votes from readers and Ballot Press judges.
This is a good deal for your writers at a time mainstream publishers have lowered percentages to authors of eBooks while offering less marketing. Ballot Press contest winners who are chosen for publishing are provided professional editing and unique and aggressive marketing that includes selling through other online eBook retailers. Ballot Press authors earn 50 percent of the net proceeds from the sale of their work.
In addition, through our monthly contest, writers are provided critiques from other authors.
Go to ballotpress.com for contest rules and more information.
We are currently introducing Season of the Beast by Robert Jacobs.
Author Ray Bradbury gave advice on several rewrites and had this to say about Jacob’s Season of the Beast: “The characters are all well drawn… and the atmosphere works and chills one. You scared me a couple of times. Bravo!”
If you or any of your members have questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.