Monday, 1 October 2018

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Here are the latest Writer's Relief newsletters for my followers to peruse:

October 1, 2018
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Get Your 7-Day Plan To Boost Your Confidence!
PLUS: Bleeds, Blurbs, & More.



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We Just Typed
Your Name In
The Search Bar.

What Will We Find?

We—and your readers—should find your author website! Don’t have a website? Our tech-savvy Web designers know what needs to be included in your author website. View our author website portfolio here.

Already have a website? Our team can evaluate what’s working—and what’s not.

Make sure your website and social media efforts are paying off!


QUESTIONS?
Live Chat OPEN weekdays
from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET



The BEST list of writing markets anywhere on the Web.



Check out our predesigned book covers to find the one that’s perfect for your self-published book!

We can also design a custom book cover for you!


Quote Of The Week

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I’m possible'!

—Audrey Hepburn




It’s the event every writer wants to attend…the “I got published” party! Our clients have received over 915 acceptances so far this year—and the big publishing push is just starting. In fact, our clients have received over 18,000+ acceptances since 1994.

And right now Writer’s Relief is accepting submissions from writers who hope to join our limited client list. Writers who are accepted by our Review Board will be offered the opportunity to secure our submission assistance services.

If you’ve ever wished someone would help you make submissions to editors and literary agents, Writer’s Relief may be for you.

DEADLINE: Thursday, October 18

GENRES: Novels, memoirs, poetry, short creative prose

Visit our submission guidelines today!





Claim Your FREE 7-Day Plan To Boost Your Confidence As A Writer! If you haven’t already received our special gift for subscribers, please click the link below now.

This confidence-building plan is packed with insider tips, must-read motivational quotes, and more, including: 3 Things You Can Do Right Now To Feel Instantly More Self-Confident And Empowered.





ISBN or ASIN? Blurb? Bleed?

If self-publishing terms seem like a foreign language, check out this cheat sheet of the vocabulary you need to know to successfully navigate the process.





It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, so we’re shining the spotlight on our favorite books by Hispanic and Latino authors.

Which will you read first?





Once you choose a URL for your author website, you’re going to be stuck with it for a while.

Make sure you get it right by following these essential tips!



Is Today The Day You Follow Your Dreams?

I love to write. I hate to submit. Then I found Writer’s Relief. They take care of your creations. They find them nice homes. They do all the work while you follow your dreams.

At first I got rejected, but then I got accepted and accepted. And my world changed.

Jon P., Writer


More Articles: Something For Every Writer






Our Writers Classified Listings are another way we help connect writers with great opportunities.

Subscribe now and get access to hundreds of listings and weekly emails featuring top choices.

Here are just a few of our listings:

The Southampton Review
Stops Reading: 10/15/2018
Type: Poetry (5 MAX), Prose (7,500 words MAX)
Admin Fee? Yes
Reads Year-round? No
Categories: Creative Nonfiction, Essays, Poems, Short Stories

Stops Reading: 10/31/2018
Entry Fee: $20
First Prize: $500 cash prize; publication of the poetry chapbook in both print and e-book formats; Amazon distribution for Kindle and print; and 25 free print copies. 
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Page Count Limit: 24-48 pages
Poetry Book Type: Chapbook

BOOM Chapbook Contest
Stops Reading: 11/1/2018
Entry Fee: $14
First Prize: $250 and 25 copies
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Page Count Limit: 20-30 pages
Poetry Book Type: Chapbook

NUNUM
Stops Reading: 11/30/2018
Word count: 500
Admin Fee? Yes
Reads Year-round? No
Category: Flash Fiction

Writer’s Relief, Inc.   |   www.WritersRelief.com   |   (866) 405-3003   |   info@wrelief.com

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September 24, 2018
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Writer: Banned Books Week. PLUS: The best writing prompts!



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We Just Typed
Your Name In
The Search Bar.

What Will We Find?

We—and your readers—should find your author website! Don’t have a website? Our tech-savvy Web designers know what needs to be included in your author website. View our author website portfolio here.

Already have a website? Our team can evaluate what’s working—and what’s not.

Make sure your website and social media efforts are paying off!


QUESTIONS?
Live Chat OPEN weekdays
from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET



Check out our predesigned book covers to find the one that’s perfect for your self-published book!

We can also design a custom book cover for you!



The BEST list of writing markets anywhere on the Web.





We’re Here For You!

I have loved working with Writer’s Relief! They are faithful in helping me have the time to write without worrying about submitting. They are a big support in what can often be a lonely career.

—Shawna E., Writer
Review Board

It’s in the air: Pumpkin spice and hints of an upcoming Review Board! Please see our 

Quote Of The Week

“An absolutely necessary part of a writer’s equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself.”

—Irwin Shaw




It’s Banned Books Week! Some of the books banned or challenged in 2018 are classics, while others are new voices breaking the mold.

Check out this list of books that have inspired controversy!





Gadzooks! Do you have an artistic side that matches your writer talent?

If you’ve written and illustrated your own comic book, self-publishing can work for you too—if you know the right steps.





Motivate your muse with some hot cider and these inspiring writing prompts.

Tell us: What’s happened in the barn…and what exactly is that clown up to?





Boost the chances that search engines like Google will prioritize your author website!

The secret? Choose your words carefully.

Here’s what you need to know.



More Articles: Something For Every Writer






Editors advertise in our Writers Classifieds because they are actively looking for submissions.

They’re looking for writers like YOU.

Subscribe now and get access to hundreds of listings and weekly emails featuring top choices.

Here are just a few of our many listings:

The Wolf Ridge Press Narrative/Poetic Medicine Prize
Stops Reading: 9/30/18
Entry Fee: $25.00
First Prize: $250 and 100 copies
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Theme: Illuminating the life-changing events of illness and recovery
Page Count Limit: 24 – 36 pages
Poetry Book Type: Chapbook

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Stops Reading: 9/30/2018
Entry Fee: $12
First Prize: $1,500
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Theme: Any subject. Special prize for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style
Poem Length: Up to 250 lines

JuxtaProse Fiction Prize
Stops Reading: 9/30/2018
Entry Fee: $15
First Prize: $1,000
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Word Count Limit: 7,000
Category: Short Stories

2018 WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest
Stops Reading: 10/31/2018
Entry Fee: $20
First Prize: $500 cash prize; publication of the poetry chapbook in both print and e-book formats; Amazon distribution for Kindle and print; and 25 free print copies. 
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Page Count Limit: 24-48 pages
Poetry Book Type: Chapbook

BOOM Chapbook Contest
Stops Reading: 11/1/2018
Entry Fee: $14
First Prize: $250 and 25 copies
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Page Count Limit: 20-30 pages
Poetry Book Type: Chapbook

Setebos Anthology Contest
Stops Reading: 11/30/18
Entry Fee: $20
First Prize: $500 and author copies
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Poetry Page Count Limit: Up to 10 pages
Story Word Count Limit: 7,500
Categories: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Writer’s Relief, Inc.   |   www.WritersRelief.com   |   (866) 405-3003   |   info@wrelief.com


September 3, 2018
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We Just Typed
Your Name In
The Search Bar.

What Will We Find?

We—and your readers—should find your author website! Don’t have a website? Our tech-savvy Web designers know what needs to be included in your author website. View our author website portfolio here.

Already have a website? Our team can evaluate what’s working—and what’s not.

Make sure your website and social media efforts are paying off!


QUESTIONS?
Live Chat OPEN weekdays
from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET


The BEST list of writing markets anywhere on the Web.




Check out our predesigned book covers to find the one that’s perfect for your self-published book!
We can also design a custom book cover for you!

A Few More Acceptances In An Ever-Growing Pile!

Thank you all so much for your help! On my first round with you, after my submission had been rejected by over twenty publications, I got four acceptances. I’m thrilled about your service!

—Saramanda S., Writer

Review Board

We’re reading through the many submissions we’ve received. When you’re ready to see how we can help YOU, check out our submission guidelines
Quote Of The Week

“Failure is success if we learn from it.”

—Malcolm Forbes






We all plan to stop procrastinating…eventually…

Read these tips to help you get motivated and back on track with your writing—yes, right now!





Your website should be a powerful generator of sales, buzz, and audience growth.

Especially if you’re an indie author!

Make sure you’re using these eleven tactics to make the most of your online investment!





Some of the world’s most beloved authors didn’t publish their first novels until long after their 20s and 30s.

Find out who the oldest debut author on record is—and what she did with her royalty money!





Whether you are smiling at the camera or answering a written Q&A, your interview could make a big impression on readers.

Convert curious audience members into followers and book-buying fans by using these essential strategies!



More Articles: Something For Every Writer






Making effective submissions takes time.

But it takes LESS time when you use our Writers Classifieds pages!

Subscribe now and get access to hundreds of listings and weekly emails featuring top choices.

Here are just a few of the listings available to you in our
Writers Classifieds:

LAST DAY! Terrain.org 9th Annual Contest in Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction
Stops Reading: 9/3/2018
Contest Judges: Jane Hirshfield, Elizabeth Dodd, Daniel Orozco
Entry Fee: $15
First Prize: $500
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Word Count Limit: 5,000
Title Count: 6 poems (1-2 if poems are long)

Robert Watson Literary Prizes
Stops Reading: 9/15/2018
Entry Fee: $14
First Prize: $1,000
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Page Count Limit: 10
Word Count Limit: 6,250
Categories: Poems, Short Stories, Essays

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Stops Reading: 9/30/2018
Entry Fee: $12
First Prize: $1,500
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Theme: Any subject. Special prize for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style
Poem Length: Up to 250 lines

Setebos Anthology Contest
Stops Reading: 11/30/18
Entry Fee: $20
First Prize: $500 and author copies
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Poetry Page Count Limit: Up to 10 pages
Story Word Count Limit: 7,500
Categories: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Writer’s Relief, Inc.   |   www.WritersRelief.com   |   (866) 405-3003   |   info@wrelief.com



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40 Easy-Peasy Facebook Post Ideas For When Your Well Runs Dry

As an author, you know how important it is to constantly connect with your fans and followers. The social media experts here at Web Design Relief know that making strong connections is the best way to grow your author platform. With all the rapid changes happening with social media, you might think that Facebook has become old news. The fact is that over a billion people use Facebook daily! So it makes sense to maintain an active presence on this social media platform.

But sooner or later, you’ll probably find yourself too busy multitasking or hitting a big wall of writer’s block—and you won’t have any ideas for your next Facebook post. You need inspiration—fast.

Check out these 40 Facebook post ideas to get your creativity flowing again:

1.     Ask for book recommendations.
2.     Post a photo of an early page of your manuscript-in-progress (no spoilers!) as a teaser.
3.     Post a photo of your to-be-read pile and ask others to post theirs.
4.     Post photos of your oddest research books (on poisons, medieval privies, Roman road-building, etc.).
5.     Keep track of your writing progress and post word or page counts every morning or evening.
6.     Share a positive review about your work.
7.     Share a positive review about the work of a colleague.
8.     Recommend a colleague’s book in a short Facebook video.
9.     Post a photo of your favorite reading nook.
10.   Share visual details about one of your books. These could include details of setting, character, costume, or props, either through a Pinterest page or individual photos.
11.   Check out this National Day calendar and comment on the day’s options.
12.   Post your favorite inspirational or literary quote.
13.   Ask: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
14.   Ask: What’s your favorite book of all time?
15.   Ask: What’s your favorite television series of all time?
16.   Ask people to post images of their favorite rock band, country singer, or opera diva.
17.   Post a baby picture of yourself and ask others to share theirs.
18.   Post a picture of your writing space with commentary, such as “This is where I get my best ideas.”
19.   Post a photo of your pet, or someone else’s pet, or a pet you’d like to have.
20.   Post a photo of an odd-looking cloud, a new blooming flower, sun coming through tall trees, or a duck on a pond.
21.   Play with GIFs: Ask your followers to describe their day in a GIF.
22.   Ask your followers to post what they’re doing in a GIF.
23.   Ask your followers to type their name in the GIF bar and post the first GIF that comes up.
24.   Ask your followers to show their spirit animal in a GIF.
25.   Take a poll to tease your fans into engagement: Paper or plastic? Seat up or down? Coffee or tea? Beer or bourbon? Cake or pie? Beards or clean-shaven? Hemingway or Fitzgerald? Austen or Bront√ęs?
26.   Confess your teenage movie-star crush and ask your followers to confess theirs.
27.   Ask your followers to describe their life/day/job/family in one, two, or three words.
28.   Post something from your bucket list and encourage fans to respond with something from theirs.
29.   Ask philosophical questions: “If you could be any age, what age would that be?” “If you could go back to school, what subject would you study?” “If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?” “If you could live anywhere, where would you go?”
30.   Ask your followers what their book clubs are reading.
31.   Ask variations of the question “What is your favorite…” Options may include: favorite rainy day activity, meal, color, time of day, etc.
32.   Post an odd or hilarious photo and ask folks to caption it.
33.   Post photos of the most amazing bookstores and libraries from around the world.
34.   Post photos of places you’d love to visit.
35.   Thank your fans and followers and tell them how you appreciate all the reviews they’ve written for your books (a subtle reminder to post more!).
36.   Ask your followers what other genres they read besides yours.
37.   Ask your followers to share their favorite children’s book.
38.   Ask your followers which book format they enjoy most: hardcover, paperback, audiobooks, and/or e-books?
39.   Ask your followers if they prefer to read e-books on their phone, a tablet, a dedicated e-reader, or on their desktop or laptop computer.
40.   Share with your followers some ideas you have for future books.
Facebook is all about building connections by sharing and caring, so make sure to like and respond to all comments to keep the conversation going. It’s likely that all that engagement will fire you up and spark new ideas for Facebook posts that’ll inspire your followers and attract more fans.

Questions about an author website? Give us a call or visit our website at http://www.WebDesignRelief.com.
We've been helping creative writers for almost 25 years.
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August 20, 2018
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How is your author website like a sandwich?

It's filled with all the tasty info your readers crave!

Our tech-savvy Web designers know all the right ingredients to keep your audience coming back for more. View our author website portfolio here.

Already have a website? Our team can evaluate what’s working—and what’s not.

Make sure your website and social media efforts are paying off!


QUESTIONS?
Live Chat OPEN weekdays
from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET


The BEST list of writing markets anywhere on the Web.




Check out our predesigned book covers to find the one that’s perfect for your self-published book!

We can also design a custom book cover for you!

To Quote Shakespeare:

“Methinks This Is Totally Awesome”


What’s YOUR Lucky Number?

Thank you all so much for your help. On my first round with you, after my submission had been rejected by over twenty publications, I got four acceptances. I’m thrilled about your service!

—Saramanda S., Writer
Review Board

Our readers are currently reviewing the many creative writing submissions we’ve received and are reaching out to prospective new clients.


Quote Of The Week

“One sure window into a person’s soul is his reading list.”

—Mary B. W. Tabor




These submission errors might earn you a “thanks but no thanks” rejection letter.

Find out if you’re committing any of these embarrassing mistakes!





Paying to advertise your book in print, on websites, via radio spots, etc., might seem like a good way to make sales.

But it might not be as effective as you think.

Here’s what you need to know.





Take a break from the seriousness of writing and check out these tongue-in-cheek, smile-inducing “awards.”

The Award For Longest Run-On Sentence goes to…

Find out who the “lucky” winner is!





If you are not turning your acceptance letters into marketing gold, you could be missing a great opportunity.

Here’s the right way to use your acceptance letters to build your reputation as a creative writer.



More Articles: Something For Every Writer






Your submission strategy just got a whole lot easier—thanks to our clever, easy-to-skim, accurate Writers Classifieds!

Subscribe now and get access to hundreds of listings and weekly emails featuring top choices.

Here are just a few of our many listings:

Stories That Need To Be Told: The Contest
Stops Reading: 8/26/2018
Entry Fee: $20
First Prize: $1,000
Additional Prizes: $200 each for stories that excel in Passion, Depth, Humor, Love, plus a BONUS theme
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Word Limit: 10,000 words
Categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest
Stops Reading: 8/31/2018
Entry Fee: $5
First Prize: $1,000
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Word Count Limit: 1,000
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Categories: Short Stories

Ex Ophidia Press 3rd Annual Poetry Prize
Stops Reading: 8/31/2018
Contest Judge: Richard-Gabriel Rummonds
Entry Fee: $25
First Prize: $1,000
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Page Count Limit: 64-84
Poetry Book Type: Full Manuscript

Terrain.org 9th Annual Contest in Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction
Stops Reading: 9/3/2018
Contest Judges: Jane Hirshfield, Elizabeth Dodd, Daniel Orozco
Entry Fee: $15
First Prize: $500
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Word Count Limit: 5,000
Title Count: 6 poems (1-2 if poems are long)

The Boom Project: A Literary Anthology
Stops Reading: 9/15/2018
Entry Fee: $12
First Prize: $100
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Word Count Limit: 4,000
Title Count: 3
Eligibility Limits: Writers born between 1946 and 1964 who have lived or live now in the Ohio River Valley (includes cities and towns between Pittsburgh PA and Cairo IL)

Writer’s Relief, Inc.   |   www.WritersRelief.com   |   (866) 405-3003   |   info@wrelief.com

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