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The Writers Circle’s 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Finalists

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE…. Here they are: The Writers Circle’s 2016 finalists in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!  We have a lot of key winners this year in practically every writing category!  And the … Continue reading

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February 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Writers Circle’s New Cast of Crazy Characters – and the chance to publish a story about them!

It’s time to spruce a few things up here at The Writers Circle. We’ve been using our authentic antique images since 2010. Now it’s time to move into the 21st … Continue reading

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October 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

I’m Gonna Be on TV!!!

Don’t all authors dream of being interviewed on TV? Ideally, the topic should be their sweat-and-blood books, but if not that, then maybe their knowledge of the topic about which … Continue reading

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November 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

Contest Opportunities for Young and Old

Here are a couple of contests that should be of interest to all The Writers Circle. First, for adults, the latest round of NPR’s Three Minute Fiction contest has begun. … Continue reading

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September 13, 2010 · Leave a comment

Three-Minute Fiction

While we’re at it, check out NPR’s Three-Minute Fiction contest. Here are the basics: “We want you to tell us a story about this photo: “The premise of our contest … Continue reading

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February 19, 2010 · Leave a comment

Vote for The Writers Circle

The Writers Circle blog is in the running for in the “Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll” honoring print and electronic publications published during 2009. If you like The Writers Circle, … Continue reading

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January 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School Short Story Contest

In the past few years, The Writers Circle has been honored to see several of its writers win or place in the annual South Orange-Maplewood Adult School Short Story Contest. … Continue reading

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November 16, 2009 · Leave a comment

Writing Contests and Opportunities – Addendum

Just a quick note as some of you have asked about paying fees for entering literary contests. Yes, in the old days, paying fees to enter would’ve been a sure … Continue reading

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September 29, 2009 · Leave a comment

Writing Contests and Opportunities

I came across several writing contests that look really intriguing: Narrative’s FALL CONTEST is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. They’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, … Continue reading

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September 23, 2009 · Leave a comment

Other Beginnings

As an inverse response to my June 16 post, “Beginnings”, Chris Harder just sent me the 2009 winners in the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest to write the worst opening sentence. … Continue reading

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July 3, 2009 · Leave a comment
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