Archive for June 25th, 2009

Best of the Best Ebook Contest

25 June 2009

Editor Jennifer’s first Best of the Best Ebook Contest is up and running! First Prize: $250

The Basics:

Contest open to all self-published or independent e-press published novels. Your novel must be available to the public for purchase before you enter.

Winner will receive $250 USD.

Each of 30 semi-finalists will have their novels showcased for a day on the Editor Jennifer website – including their book’s image, a 250 word description, and a link to the site where it can be purchased.

The Rules:
1. Deadline for entries: midnight, PST, August 31st, 2009.
2. Entries must be received directly from the author either in print form or as a PDF file.
3. Along with your novel, submit your name, a one-paragraph bio, a 250 word description of your novel and a link to the site where it can be purchased.
4. Thirty semi-finalists will appear, one per day, on the Editor Jennifer website, starting October 1st, 2009.
5. The winner will be announced November 1st, 2009.

Send questions and submissions to: Email

Real Simple’s Life Lessons Essay Contest

25 June 2009

I’m writing today to announce Real Simple’s second annual Life Lessons Essay Contest and to ask that you publicize this opportunity widely within your community. The Life Lessons column, which reaches more than two million readers monthly, has featured noted authors such as Mary Gordon, Jane Smiley, Ann Patchett, and many others. We invite all non-fiction writers to submit their work for consideration and potential publication in Real Simple, in the company of these distinguished authors.

The topic of this year’s essay is: When did you first realize that you had become a grown-up? Whether the experience was difficult, funny, easy, or bittersweet, share your lesson and you could win.

The winning essay is scheduled to appear in the April 2010 issue of Real Simple magazine. The winner will also receive a $3,000 cash prize; roundtrip tickets for two to New York City, hotel accommodations for two nights, and tickets to a Broadway play; and lunch with Real Simple editors.

To enter, please send a typed, double-spaced submission of no more than 1,500 words, preferably as a Microsoft Word attachment, to The contest is open to legal residents of the U.S. who are 19 or older at the time of entry. It began at 12:01AM this past May 1 and runs through 11:50PM on September 7, 2009. For complete contest rules, please visit

Gemini Magazine NO-FEE Flash Fiction Contest

25 June 2009

Gemini Magazine ( is pleased to announce its NO-FEE Flash Fiction Contest. Grand Prize is $100 and publication in the October issue of Gemini. Three (3) Honorable Mentions will also be published in the October issue.

Stories must be 1,000 words or less and may be written in any style or theme as long as they are previously unpublished. Deadline is August 31, 2009.

Send within body of email to One entry per writer. Do not include bio. More info at

Gemini Magazine is an online journal of the arts highlighting a wide variety of fiction, poetry and more. We welcome creative fiction and nonfiction submissions from both new and established writers.

Submissions other than contest entries should be sent to More info at