I know it’s been more than a week since I last checked in. Happy November! November is a month when we are not supposed to shave but we are supposed to write a ton. I am sure you have heard of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
Here’s a pithy article with pointers on how to be most productive. It’s by M.G. Leonards and titled: “How to write a book –top tips for National Novel Writing Month” and it appears in the November 3 issue of The Guardian.
Then on BuzzFeed Lincoln Michel has an article to help you place your writing. It’s called “The Ultimate Guide to Getting Published in Literary Magazines” and was posted November 6 in the Book Section.
I have mentioned before that you can learn about calls for submissions through Creative Writers Opportunities (CRWROPPS), which is moderated by poet Allison Joseph. If you use this site, remember Allison keeps this group page as a service to us out of the goodness of her heart so be kind and appreciative.
Another source is NewPages, which I consult often. This site has tons of great information on journals as well as reviews too. It is an indispensable resource.
Recently I just found another good source of submission info: Entropy Magazine. Just look under “Resources.”
On Galley Cat the other day writer Dianna Dilworth mentioned a new poetry contest in her article “Amazon Kicks Off Poetry Competition.” Get your manuscript in. I tracked down the guidelines, which are linked here.
Silver Birch Press blogspot is now doing a great series called “When I Hear That Song.” Several of the poems have been very compelling. Music is the sound track to our lives. The next call for submissions is “Me, During the Holidays.” Send in your poetry and short fiction.
One more thing, Poetry Ireland is planning for the next Poetry Day Ireland, which will take place April 28, 2016, by assembling a database of poets; here’s the info if you want to add yourself.
Because I do not like to follow rules or share on the Internet anymore than I have to, I have been doing my own version of NaNoWriMo. So I am going to get back to it. (As to it being No-Shave November or Movember, here’s the info on that).
Peace, love, and solace