Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Link Corral: I'm a Kindle & No-Fee Short-Short Contests

Link Corral:  No Fee Short-Short Contests & I’m a Kindle!

Esquire Magazine is holding a short-short fiction contest to celebrate its 78th year of publication.  And they do mean short—each entry must be exactly 78 words! 

“Ten winners will be flown to New York for a fiction workshop, taught by Colum McCann, and literary party. Grand Prize winner receives a full scholarship for the advanced fiction workshop at Aspen Summer Words (June 17 to 22, 2012). All entries due by October 7, 2011. Must be submitted electronically at esquiresubmissions.com.

Be sure to check out Colum McCann’s intimidating example of a 78-word sotry that packs a wallop.  Details here.


NPR is holding another round of its three-minute fiction contest:  “For Round 7 of the writing contest, submissions must have a character come to town and someone leave town. Each piece of writing has to be read in less than three minutes, so no longer than 600 words. This round will be judged by author Danielle Evans.”


You can subscribe to Redux: A Literary Journal on your Kindle!  There’s a monthly small fee (which I am powerless over; it simply appeared), but how brave new world to subscribe on a Kindle.  Of course, heading over to check out the great new story that was posted yesterday is always free…as is an email subscription.

Redux: A Literary Journalwww.reduxlitjournal.blogspot.com

And, ahem, you can also subscribe to Work in Progress on your Kindle:  http://www.amazon.com/Work-in-Progress/dp/B005LJD1MY/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315924071&sr=1-2

Now all I need is a Kindle!


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.