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What is a plot in a novel? Let’s start there so that we’re on the same page. The plot is the backbone of a novel, providing structure, direction, and momentum to the story. The plot is what keeps readers engaged and interested in the story. A well-crafted plot will haveMore

For writers who are looking for new opportunities and projects to commit to, here’s a list of awards with March 2023 deadlines. The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2023 Deadline: March 1, 2023 Awarded for the best piece of writing on the theme of the Alpine Fellowship 2023 – Flourishing. TheMore

February 2023 Opportunities for writers

Are you a writer looking for your next opportunity? Look no further! Here’s a list of eight calls for writers with deadlines in February 2023. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Read on to find out more about these great writing opportunities. The International Radio Playwriting CompetitionMore

Calls for writers - fiction, poetry and essays, December 2022

As part of our Valley of Writers opportunities for writers section, we regularly publish calls for submission for various writing contests, awards and publications. Here is a list of free and paid opportunities to submit your fiction, poetry and essays in December 2022. Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize Deadline: December 1,More