Five No-Fee Writing Contests

I love a good contest.  Even more than a good contest, I love a good contest without a reading fee.  Back when I was in college, one of my teachers advised us to stay away from fee-based contests.  “You’re writers,” he pointed out.  (He also pointed out that we were college students, which was painfully obvious by our ratty sweatshirts and … Read More

I Won! Wait, He Won! We…Won?

So a while ago I entered a timed flash fiction contest for the Las Vegas Book Festival.  I entered it with my writer’s group, and believe me, we were talking smack!  Who would beat who, yadda yadda yadda.  The friendly fur was particularly flying between Mason (@AtlasTakesAim) and I.  We were each going to place higher than each other and … Read More