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

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Most writers want to focus on writing and dislike the idea of marketing. Inevitably, many of us end up making a lot mistakes with our book marketing campaigns. Don’t do this. Marketing your book is key to achieving any sort of sales.  Here’s a sobering fact for you. There areMore

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From those published by the Big Five, to those who go indie or self-publish, today’s authors increasingly find themselves in the position of marketing their own books. And while there’s lots of advice on getting your title into bookstores, there’s less on approaching libraries. So how do you do it?More

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What are the most popular YouTube Channels for writers? It’s paradoxical to think that advice about writing can best be consumed, not by reading, but by watching.  But it turns out that one of the easiest ways to understand all the different concepts that come together to make a greatMore