Thought I’d share some markets and contests today, as well as a conference I attended last year.
Killer Nashville is a great little conference for mystery writers and it’s coming up in August. They hold a contest too but the deadline is fast approaching–June 1st. If you place or win, your book will be considered by Five Star. The editor is the finalist judge. One of the perks of this contest is that you don’t have to attend the conference to enter the contest, but certainly you’ll want to if you learn you final. The Killer Nashville conference is small, intimate and has great sessions. Even if you don’t write mysteries it’s a fun conference. They stage a crime for you to solve and they have some interesting speakers–some of them REAL law enforcement officers. Take a look at their blog HERE. To learn more about Killer Nashville, go HERE and tour the site carefully. I hope I see you there!
Here’s a novel contest I learned about from friend Linda F. Todd. The 2012 prizewinner will receive a publishing contract with a $7,500 advance and a $5,000 marketing budget. The winning novel will be published in the Spring of 2013 in a hardcover or trade paperback edition by Counterpoint/Softskull Press and distributed to the book trade by Publishers Group West. The deadline is June 15th and there are no fees to enter.
Pill Hill Press has a lot going on these days. Check out their website. They’re inviting recipes for a cookbook and some stories for anthologies. Look at their opportunities for publication HERE.
Do you write essays or creative nonfiction? Consider contributing to the Easy to Love series of books. CURRENT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Easy to Love but Hard to Teach and Easy to Love but Hard to Treat
Here’s a market for women writers over 60.
There are markets, contests and conferences everywhere. Do you have any favorites?