William Richey Short Fiction Contest

Where: The English Department at the University of South Carolina/Yemassee Journal. Call: A short story or novel excerpt not to exceed 10,000 words; previously unpublished. Entry Fee: $10 Submission Deadline: November 15, 2010 (can be done via the Internet or standard mail) Prizes:$1000 cash prize for the winner; two $100 prizes for runners-up, 10 additional […]

National Novel Writing Month! November 2010

It’s that time again, folks! Or, that time is right around the corner, I should say… From the Official NaNoWriMo Site: “National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance […]

Reading Challenge: R.I.P. Challenge V at Stainless Steel Droppings!

It’s September 1st, which means it’s time for the R.I.P. Challenge over at Stainless Steel Droppings! I’ve been watching how this reading challenge unfolds for the last two years, but am finally taking the plunge and participating this year, despite grad school and other such craziness. The challenge runs from September 1st through October 31st. […]