How’s your week gone? This week was my first as a self-employed freelance writer. I’ve spent it at my husband’s family’s farm in western Massachusetts.
I learned that in self-employment, the days go quickly. Even without the distractions of home and a schedule devoted to working, I rarely completed all that I wanted to each day. But that’s OK because I did enough.
May we all get done today what we must. Let us relish anything more that we accomplish, and accept that we’ll always have something to do tomorrow.
Have a great weekend,
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This Week I
Read how memoir writing can be transformative.
Liked this piece on what it’s like to be fired from a comedy writing job.
Published an interview with Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne.
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The Masters Review Winter Short Story Award (Deadline: Jan. 31)
William Saroyan International Prize for Writing (Deadline: Jan. 31)
Open Submissions, Juniper Poetry Journal (Deadline: Jan. 31)
Belmont Story Review, Volume 5 (Deadline: Feb. 1)
The Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry Contest for Michigan high school students (Deadline: Feb. 1)
Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award (Deadline: Feb. 1)
2020 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices (Deadline: Feb. 2)
Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize (Deadline: Feb. 3)
Spread the Word Life Writing Prize; U.K.-based poets over 18 (Deadline: Feb. 3)
Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry 2020; Poets living in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, or Michigan (Deadline: Feb. 15)
Cash Prizes for LGBTQ Writers (Deadline: Feb. 17)
Western Australian Premier's Book Awards; Western Australian writers, illustrators (Deadline: Feb. 17)
Jewish Book Council Open Call for Short Story Submissions (Deadline March 1)