Greetings, my bookish friends!
Today I received an email letting me know about Goodreads “Best Book” Choice Awards 2019!
I think you may be able to tell where I’m going with this. 😉
Right … So, if you happen to have bought and read my book and think it’s pretty awesome, if you would be so kind, please visit *Goodreads’ site via the link above. Once there, search for the ‘Poetry’ category. You will then be directed to a list of nominated poetry books which you can vote for. However … at the very bottom of the page, you should find a little box where you have the option to “write in” a nomination. There, you can put in my book’s title, irregardless, and cast your vote! Then, please also share your nomination via Facebook and Twitter, to further help spread the word.
Truly, you’ll have my undying gratitude! And maybe there’ll be cookies. But I can’t promise anything. 😛
*(you may need to sign-up for, or sign-in to your Goodreads account, in order to be able to see that little ‘write in’ box)
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As you know, I enjoy entering ‘legit’ writing competitions. While this isn’t something I do all the time, when a writing challenge comes along that I find worthwhile and fun, I go for it.
I happened upon two of these several weeks ago, and have already posted about one of the competitions I’d entered. I’m still waiting to hear back if I’ve won the 2020 Dogwood Literary Award for poetry and the $1000 prize that goes with it (::fingers crossed::), or if any of my entry poems were selected to be included in Dogwood’s journal publication (::toes crossed, too::). 😉
The other competition I just entered a couple days ago, was a contest involving a writing prompt. ‘Prose’ holds a month-long writing challenge every month, along with various other challenges, some created by members of their creative community. The writing prompt for September was – ‘The Tables, Turned. You (or your character) awaken to find your gender has been reversed. Fiction or non-fiction, poetry or Prose.’ $100 prize for this one.
Instead of submitting poetry, this time, I wrote a short-story entitled, “Surprise! You’re a mother, father… uhm…” Even if ‘Prose’ doesn’t choose my submission, I will be including this story in an upcoming book of short-stories I’m slowly, and painstakingly, putting together; as inspiration strikes. 🙂
Something I really enjoy is entering writing competitions. Yesterday, I submitted three poems to, Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose.
From the site: “The best story, poem, and work of nonfiction will each receive $1,000 and publication in Dogwood’s 2020 issue. All finalists are also offered publication. Submissions close September 5th.”
While it would be awesome to win, in all honesty, it’s just fun for me to participate in these types of opportunities; to challenge myself, and at times, try something new.
Still … fingers crossed. 😉