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Niche Magazines

How can you turn a hobby into a money maker? Niche magazines. Think about it—magazines contain a half dozen or so articles in each issue. Multiply that by the number of years the magazine has been published and you’ll see why editors love pitches with a different angle. Here are some markets you might not have thought about. Continue reading

Writer’s Block Prize

One first-place winner will receive $500, an opportunity to read at the 2017 Writer’s Block Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on October 21, and publication in The Louisville Review, the literary magazine of Spalding University’s nationally distinguished low-residency MFA in writing program. Please submit an original piece of creative nonfiction, such as personal or lyric essay, personal narrative, memoir, or any other form that involves a creative treatment of a nonfiction subject. Entries must be 4,000 words or less.

$12 ENTRY FEE. Deadline August 15, 2017.

https://www.louisvilleliteraryarts.org/writersblockcontest

The BookLife Prize

$5,000 Grand Prize. Each entry receives a brief assessment by a Publishers Weekly Reviewer.

The BookLife Prize is an annual writing contest sponsored by BookLife and Publishers Weekly. The prize seeks to support independent authors and discover great books in seven categories: Romance/Erotica; Mystery/Thriller; Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror; General Fiction; Memoir/Autobiography; YA Fiction; and Middle-Grade Fiction. The prize is judged by PW reviewers, editors, acclaimed authors, and publishing veterans, and awards are given to finalists in each category, with a grand prize going to the most outstanding finalist.

The grand prize winner of the BookLife Prize in Fiction will receive $5,000 as well as an author profile in Publishers Weekly.

All finalists will receive a blurb from a best-selling/award-winning author or professional editor serving as a guest judge for the contest, as well as mention in Publishers Weekly.

All entrants will receive a critic’s report, which includes a score as well as a brief written critical assessment of their novel by a Publishers Weekly reviewer.

There is a $99 non-refundable entry fee.

For all the details, go here: https://booklife.com/about-us/the-booklife-prize.html