Notes for Writers for Feb. 14, 2020
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|Nicholas Barron||Feb 14|
Happy Valentine’s Day, Writers,
Do you celebrate it? Growing up, mom made my brother and me heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast every Valentine’s Day. She did this even if the holiday fell on a weekday. I do not know how you mothers do it.
So this Valentine’s Day to all you writing moms. Being a mother and a writer may be the most challenging, but hopefully rewarding, things you do.
Thanks for being both,
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Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry 2020; Poets living in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, or Michigan (Deadline: Feb. 15)
Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction (Deadline: Feb. 15)
Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry (Deadline: Feb. 15)
Pigeon Pages Poetry Contest (Deadline: Feb. 15)
Cash Prizes for LGBTQ Writers (Deadline: Feb. 17)
Western Australian Premier's Book Awards; Western Australian writers, illustrators (Deadline: Feb. 17)
2020 Nelson Algren Literary Award (Deadline: Feb. 17)
RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers; Canadian citizens who’ve been published in a literary magazine or anthology but not in book form (Deadline: Feb. 25)
Quantum Shorts Flash Fiction Competition (Deadline: Feb. 29)
The Fountain Essay Contest (Deadline: March 1)
Jewish Book Council Open Call for Short Story Submissions (Deadline: March 1)
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (Deadline: April 1)
The Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction; Book must be set in the U.S. states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia (Deadline: May 1)