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Boston Review

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Deadline: October 1, 2017
Entry Fee: $20
Cash Prize: $1,500
E-mail address:
Website: http://bostonreview.net/contests
A prize of $1,500 and publication in Boston Review
is given annually for a short story. Viet Thanh
Nguyen will judge. Submit a story of up to 5,000
words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of
Boston Review's 2017 special literary supplement,
Global Dystopias, by October 1.
Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Boston Review, Aura Estrada Short Story Contest,
P.O. Box 425786, Cambridge, MA 02142.
(617) 324-1360.

Zoetrope: All-Story

Short Fiction Contest
October 2, 2017
Entry Fee: $20
Cash Prize: $1,000
E-mail address:
A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Zoetrope:
All-Story website is given annually for a short story.
The winner and finalists are considered for representation
by several literary agencies, including the Georges Borchardt
Literary Agency, the Gernert Company, International Creative
Management, Sterling Lord Literistic, and William Morris
Endeavor. Using the online submission system, submit a
story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee by October 2.
Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Zoetrope: All-Story, Short Fiction Contest,
916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.

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--->>Please Note: Submission Dates: Book of Poetry by authors 33 or under-opening date
for submissions: November, 2017. All other first-book general submissions: 2018. Check dates
with Autumn House

5530 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15206

Christine Stroud, Editor in Chief
Ryan Kaune, Managing Editor
Alison Taverna, Assitant Editor

The annual Autumn House Press Contests award publication of full-length
manuscripts in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Each winner also receives
$2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant
to promote the book). The submission period opens January 1, 2018 and
closes June 30, 2018 (Eastern Time. To submit online, please visit our
online submission manager.

The Rising Writer Contest is for a first full-length book of poetry by an author
33 years old or younger.
In addition to publication the winner also receives
$1,000 ($500 advance against royalties and a $500 travel/publicity grant to
promote the book). The submission period opens November 1, 2017 and
closes January 31, 2018 (Eastern Time). To submit online please visit our
online submission manager.

If you don’t yet have a full-length poetry manuscript, please consider
submitting a chapbook to our imprint, Coal Hill Review.


---->Autumn House accepts full-length manuscripts in all genres for publication
consideration from-->>August 1, 2018 to November 1, 2018
(or we reach 300 manuscripts). For more information.

"Though we are open to all styles of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, we suggest
you familiarize yourself with previous Autumn House publications before
submitting. We are committed not just to publishing the prominent voices
of our age, but also to publishing first books and lesser-known authors. Many of our
past winners have been first-book authors. We encourage writers from
all backgrounds to submit; it is our goal at Autumn House to develop a
rich and varied literary tradition."

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As always, Gabs
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A *Star**Star**Star**Star**Star* five-star salute to our
wonderful friends and writing buddies who time-and-again stop
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For those of you who are WRITING NOVELS, I visited Dee's portfolio and found these excellent profiles of each of her characters. This is really impressive. Lets
thank Dee for letting us share this *ThumbsUpL*

The Lost Legend   (13+)
A young British royal receives a plea for help from a 12th-century Knight captive in time.
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The Middle of the Night

A warm autumn breeze slips through the chattering blinds,

Spiriting about my room, its lazy song penetrating and sublime.

Sitting atop my writer's table, a lazy moth checks his wings,

Joined by a tiny transparent spider, skating about in rings.

An odd gathering of migratory beings in the stillness of the night,

Convening to offer inspiration to my pen's nocturnal flight.

The distant voice of a night owl swooning with mournful repetition,

Soothes the flight of my fingers penning my nightly mission.

.*Smile* *PenB* *Bug*.

Love this, Gab. Beautiful descriptions.
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Excellent, Gabriella! Wonderful imagery. Peaceful thoughts. Quiet observations. Nicely done. *Smile*
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Thank you so much for rallying around
my small poem *Heart* You guys are
really wonderful !
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Washington Post's Annual Neologism Contest Winners:
(neologism: a newly coined word or expression)

This year's winners: *Laugh**Laugh**Laugh*

Petuna: A flower that’s a bit too fragrant
Iguano: The zookeeper’s least favorite reptile cage

Past winners:
1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.
3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.
5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.
6. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.
8. Gargoyle (n.), gross olive-flavored mouthwash.
9. Flatulance (n.), emergency vehichle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline
11. Rectitude (n.), a formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists
12. Pokemon (n.), a Rastafarian proctologist
13. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts
14. Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): The belief that, when you
die, your Soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

We'll give a badge for the 1st 3 really good ones you plant here ! *Laugh*
Season - the male offspring of Poseidon
Syntax - the tariff on immorality
Egotist - a person who is me-deep in conversation
Defile - to remove from alphabetical order
Infantry - a sapling
Writing - the opposite of wronging
Poem - Edgar Allen's heretofore unknown middle initial.
Evening - Adam's Chinese mail order bride

*FacePalm* That's enough, you're hurting my head *Rolling*
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*Smile* Badges to go to thank:
Jay for his knee-slapping contributions, especially diatribe, bamboozle, and lambaste *Thumbsup*
Sorji for this perfect/witty contribution: blunderbus *Thumbsup*
Ken for his humdingers, especially egotist, season, and syntax *Thumbsup*
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WOO! *Delight*
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Thanks for being so special
providing these how to
advice to all on W D C Smile
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*Star**Star**Star*THREE STARS ARE BORN !

All 3 of us who entered poems in "Support a Fellow Poet" Contest, are
thrilled for our nominees. *Smile* Take a minute to
welcome and congratulate these talented NEW writers
on W.Com.

*StarfishY* falselyyours (1st prize),
*StarfishY* D. Thomas Quinn (2nd prize)
*StarfishY* mislaidmermaid (3rd prize)

--->These prize winners have been here for just 2 months !

Thank you River McKenna for hosting this glorious
opportunity for promising writers to shine on W.Com. *Thumbsup*!

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A poem about... well more of a vivid description. All reviews very much appreciated!
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Nominated by Fyn
City Life  (13+)
A take on the busy city life.
#2126212 by D. Thomas Quinn

Nominated by Gab

Medical Model  (E)
A tongue-in-cheek poem looking at mental health from an anti-psychiatry perspective.
#2126201 by mislaidmermaid

Nominated by Brian

Congratulations to falselyyours, D. Thomas Quinn, and mislaidmermaid!

Welcome to WDC, and well done!! *ThumbsUpL*
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All great entries! Thank you for supporting 😀
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Well done and great work welcome to WDC
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By: Northern Lights

A soft glow at daybreak...
A hurried passage across the sky...
An abbreviated hurrah as night falls...
The summer sun succumbs to autumn.

Branches shudder loose their colors
as night's chill defeats day's warmth.
The ground becomes a stained glass fresco
of red, orange, and yellow panes.

Chilled tendrils of fog waft over still ponds
stubbornly clutching the last of their heat.
The shoreside choir has been silenced;
croaks muted 'til spring taps its baton.

Contented sighs escape as vapor clouds...
Eyes droop with drowsy submission...
Life slows in the season of contemplation...

Autumn falls.

Thanks for this poem, Northern Lights.
And, congratulations on your 10th
year on W.Com ! *Smile*

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing it, Gabriella. *Smile*
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This poem is stunning. I love the idea of branches shuddering loose their colors, and the leaves creating a stained glass fresco on the ground. I can visualize both. Diane
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All has been said of
the captures you wrote
be they not only a note ..
Thanks Gab

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Thanks for your info, it's great to know. Smile
For writers who write period pieces, the American Heritage Dictionary, provides a free online dictionary. This dictionary also tracks word roots and tells us approximately when each word was 1st used. American Heritage provides background info on every word in the dictionary.


Writers who already have an excellent dictionary may be interested in purchasing a publication that focuses entirely on researching word origins: Chambers Dictionary of Etymology by Robert K. Barnhart, Sol Steinmetz (Editor). This is an excellent resource and it is also highly rated. It can be purchased on AMAZON.

Another Gem:
Writer's Online Research Guides  (18+)
web links for writers doing research for their stories (a 2015 Quill Award Nominee)
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Does anyone here remember Fahrenheit 451 ?

This book is a long-time favorite of mine.
Ray Bradbury, the author, would be 96 now.

In the 50s, when Ray Bradbury wrote this book, dissent was more than
frowned upon. It was dangerous. Congress spent an insane amount of
time on hearings and witch hunts, focused on exposing communists in
the government and in the arts. When the national hysteria waned,
Ray Bradbury stepped forward with Fahrenheit 451 to show us what
an unchecked totalitarian society could look like- a timely piece of literature.

One of W.Com's newest members, a student in the 10th grade,
wrote a "Continuation on Fahrenheit451." Take a look
& give this piece a review if you have a few minutes:

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