Upcoming Deadlines for Deadline Centric Writers

I’m a fan of deadlines. If you have to set your own hours and organize your own day, you might be a fan of deadlines as well. Lately, I’ve been using calls for themed anthologies as deadlines for producing short stories. I don’t enter a lot of contests (other than my publisher sending my published books out). I prefer to put my energies toward submitting for publication. But this Writer’s Digest contest seems like a no-brainer to me: Writer’s Digest “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest First off, I love that they call it “lucky agent” instead of lucky writer. 🙂 Second off, it’s completely free to enter. And easy. This is a recurring online contest with agent judges. The details of each contest are essentially the...

The New Agent Paradigm and Summer Reruns

After having been late or absent for my last several blog posts, it has come to my attention that I might need a blog break! I will be fantastically busy through July, but I dislike stagnant blogs, so I have decided to put myself into syndication. That’s right. Summer reruns. Starting Monday I will be doing blog REposts for the next few months (think of it as a “best of” The Accidental Novelist), although you probably won’t even notice, since most of you have only joined me in the last several months, and I can pull from years of bloggy goodness. I will still post news every once in a while and will definitely respond to comments. Just trying to stay mentally healthy and balanced. But, before I turn myself over to other life duties, I wanted to write...