South Loop Review’s 2012 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

South Loop Review’s 2012 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest is open to all nonfiction writers. They encourage submissions in essay, memoir, non-linear narratives and blended genre. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in their September 2012 (Volume 14) issue. There is a $20 submission fee for each entry, which includes a two-year subscription to SLR.

Deadline Date: March 30, 2012, at midnight Central Standard Time.

For more information, please visit their website.

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Publishers – Writer Beware

Valerie Douglas

“Publishers are just middlemen. That’s all. If artists could remember that more often, they’d save themselves a lot of aggravation. ” – Hugh Macleod, How To Be Creative

Ah, the lure of the publisher, the allure of the printed book sitting there in your hands, beckoning to you. Isn’t that the stuff of every author’s dreams? An e-book is great but don’t we all long to hold a book in our hands with our name below the title? I know I did. There’s also the sense of security and the idea that maybe we won’t have to work quite as hard, that they’ll pick up some of the load of marketing. Continue reading “Publishers – Writer Beware”

Writing Exercise Competition Week 5 Voting: The Rendezvous

Once again, the time of choosing is upon us – time to begin voting in this week’s Writing Exercise Competition. On behalf of the IU staff, I want to thank all the entrants for doing such a great job with the writing prompt and the merciless constraints of the exercise.

This week, there are nineteen entries from which to choose. You may review the entries here. Please spread the word and encourage your friends to vote by using the share buttons at the bottom of the post!

The poll will be open until 5:00 PM MST Thursday Continue reading “Writing Exercise Competition Week 5 Voting: The Rendezvous”