01/28 Navigating Writing Contests with Midge Raymond

Date: Monday, January 28, 2013 Time: 6:30 pm-9 pm Number of sessions: 1--1 Day Class Members: $38 Nonmembers: $45 Location: Ink Spot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

You May Already Be a Winner: Navigating the High-Stakes Seas of Writing Contests

This workshop is for all writers, emerging and published, who have wondered what goes on behind the scenes of writing contests, from literary magazines to small presses. This session will address such questions from how to tell whether a contest is reputable to what a writer’s odds of winning might be. Learn how to decide when it’s worthwhile to enter a contest, how to increase your odds of earning awards, and how to make the most of the opportunities contests offer.

We’ll go over submission guidelines as well as tips and resources for finding the best contests.

Midge Raymond has been a writer, editor, and teacher for more than twenty years. Her short story collection, Forgetting English, received the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. Originally published by Eastern Washington University Press, the book has been reissued in an expanded edition by Press 53. Her stories have appeared in numerous literary journals and magazines, from American Literary Review to the Los Angeles Timesmagazine, and she writes for such publications as The Writer as well as on her blog, Remembering English (www.midgeraymond. com/blog), which features a new writing prompt every week. Her new book, Everyday Writing: Tips and Prompts to Fit Your Regularly Scheduled Life will be published in May, 2012. Visit Midge online at www.MidgeRaymond.com.

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