Wednesday, January 26, 2011


People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.
Author, Unknown

I've found another paying market to share. For those of you who would like to be a part of an anthology, Dream of Things is looking for your creative non-fiction story.

I submitted to the Advice You'd Like to Pass On To Others topic and since the submission deadline stays open until they have enough to publish, the purpose of this post is twofold.

But if advice isn't your forte, the "Workshop" tab at the top of the page will bring you to a list of 14 different topics. There's sure to be one that will spark your creative writing muse.

While you're on the site be sure to sign up for John Rember's MFA in a Box newsletter. His free newsletter is both witty and informative and has some great tips about creative writing.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

2011 First Lines

Just a quick post. Going through my e-mails and wanted to share this.

2011 First Lines

Spring 2011: Sam was a loyal employee.
(Submissions due February 1, 2011.)

Summer 2011: “We need to talk.”
(Submissions due May 1, 2011.)

Fall 2011: Edwin spotted them the moment he stepped off the train.
(Submissions due August 1, 2011.)

Winter 2011: It had been a long year.
(Submissions due November 1, 2011.)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sharing--Six Words On Happiness

Smith Magazine, the home of the Six Word Memoir is looking for your secrets to a happy life. 

"Play like dogs, nap like cats." "Outer order contributes to inner calm." "Wanting what I have, plus chocolate." Happy words, all. And SMITH Magazine is very happy to team up with Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project to seek your "Six Words on the Secrets to Happiness."

Who knows?  Your six words just may end up in a future book.