Friday, November 1, 2013

NaNoWriMo 2013 & Submission Call

It's NaNoWriMo time again! If you don't know what NaNoWriMo is, it's National Novel Writing Month. The goal is fifty thousand words in 30 days, which is about 1667 words per day. Doable, right? And it's not too late to join in the fun.
The official site is, and you can buddy me at Warning: I buddy back. 
A lot of writer's forums do their own NaNoWriMo, so if you're interested in a particular publisher, check out their website. This year I signed up for the Entangled Publishing SmackDown, which is so much fun, unfortunately it's closed for registration now, but you can still sign up for its sister NaNoWriMo that is also featured on the Savvy Authors website here.
Also, you can get some awesome word tracker spreadsheets for NaNoWriMo 2013, including Dean Winchester and Chris Hemsworth themes, at Svenja Liv's blog here.
Because I'm in Australia, it's already day one of NaNoWriMo and instead of adding words to my novel I've been putting together a sub for the What Happens in Vegas Audition. Do you think that gets me a pass? If you'd like to audition too and fancy being published between Jan and July of 2014 check out the details here.  
Happy writing!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Grab Your Keyboard

The elves have told me there are some great writing opportunities coming up, so consider this the first wave.
With as little as 1,000 words you can win the opportunity to pitch your manuscript to a living, breathing editor at Harlequin. That's better than a punch in the face, right?

Entries close March 24 & you can find information on the opportunity here and here.
Also, if you're a YA writer, keep an eye on Liz Pelletier's blog, for her next open call for a spec writer for Entangled Publishing.
Good luck and happy writing!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sneaky Calls for Submissions

Hi all!

I hope you've been doing fanastically well since I last posted, and congratulations to anyone who has entered the So You Think You Can Write competition!

There have been a few sneaky calls for submissions and writing opportunities over the past week that you may have missed. Here's the list:

You can find the link from the previous tweet and further information about Brazen's Halloween 2013 call here.

You can find the link from the previous tweet here and Entangled's official call here.

You can find the link from the previous tweet here.
Thank you to Autumn McArthur for the heads up about this call for winter holiday romance anthlogies with a speculative element by World Weaver Press.
Also, Savvy Authors is hosting an Entangled Publishing Smack Down where editors from each of the lines are giving up their time FREE to tutor you. You can register and check for availabe places here, but there is more information about requirements & prep here.
If the Smack Down isn't for you, Savvy Authors is also running a NaNoWriMo boot camp here.
And finally, don't forget that you can help make a publication dream come true by voting for a So You Think You Can Write entry. You get one vote every day.

Happy writing!


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