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IWW-Newsletter, Issue #058
November 02, 2016

IWW Newsletter - Issue 58- November 2016

A very warm welcome to everyone who subscribed to IWW Newsletter. Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.

1. Word of Success

a) "If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure." - H. Jackson Brown

b) "Prose is architecture, not interior decoration." -Ernest Hemingway

2. Note from the Editor
Hope all of you had a wonderful Diwali this year. Also hope that you like the changes made at the IWW website and it is easier now to read.

3. New Authors

I am pleased to inform you that there are 6 new authors who have joined our IWW group during the month of October 2016. They are – Vartika Sharma Lekhak, Richa J, Dr. Ashok K Chhabra, Jayashree Vijay, Smeetha Bhoumik, and Haritha Hariprasad. A hearty welcome to you all to our group. Thanks for joining our community.

4. Literary News -
a) NANOWRIMO (Novel Writing Month in November) If you think you have the talent and energy to finish a novel in 30 days check out this popular international opportunity for more info.

b) Literature Festival - Nov 12-13 at New Delhi. Literature Festival - Nov 12-13 at New Delhi

c) Jaipur Literature Festival Jaipur Literature Festival

d) Literary News from Times of India Literary News from Times of India

5. New items published at IWW in October 2016.

Short Stories
a) Dissent b) The Call c) Kajri d) Fairy Tale of Amma e) An Eternal Love Story f) The Dilemma g) Taught Teacher. These can be read on the main page. IWW Short Stories

a) Guardian Spirit b) Rekindle
These can be read on the main page Poems

As You Say
The Promise of Daylight. This can be read on the main page. As You Say

Turning Point
And I Never Looked Back..
This can be read on the main page. Turning Point

Serial Novel
But Just Say I Love You - Chapter 1
This can be read on the main page. Serial Novel

A Trip to Coorg Hill Station
This can be read on the main page. Travelogues

6. Contests (Copy these links, paste each one of them on your browser and check for details.)

a) MILTON KESSLER MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR POETRY $15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline November 15, 2016. Harpur Palate accepts original, previously unpublished poems in any style, form, or genre. The entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. No more than five poems per entry. The annual winner receives a $500 prize and publication in the following issue of Harpur Palate.

b) THE CONIUM REVIEW 2016 FLASH FICTION CONTEST is open for submissions. The winning author receives $300 and a copy of the judge’s latest book. The winning piece is published online and as a limited-run broadside or micro-chap for distribution at the 2017 AWP Conference. $10 entry fee. December 1st deadline. Full guidelines at

c) STILL: THE JOURNAL sponsors writing contests in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Prizes are $200 for first-place winners in each genre and publication in the Fall, 2016 issue. Judges are Amy Greene for fiction, Ellen Hagan for poetry, and Sonja Livingston for creative nonfiction. All contest entries are considered for future publication in Still: The Journal. Contest entry fee of $10 per entry. All guidelines available on our webpage. ( Inquiries at

d) ST MARTIN’S MINOTAUR/MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA FIRST CRIME NOVEL COMPETITION NO ENTRY FEE.Deadline December 12, 2016. The Competition is open to any writer, regardless of nationality, aged 18 or older, who has never been the author of any published novel (in any genre). All manuscripts submitted: a) must be original works of book length (no less than 220 typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words) written in the English language.

e) ROMANCE ME NOVEL WRITING CONTEST NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline December 15, 2016. Be it historical or contemporary, a grand love story or the gripping tale of a torrid affair, through December 15 submit your Romance novel for the chance to win prizes and be read by judges from Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Hachette Book Group. This is an open call for writers of romance novels targeted towards an adult audience or a young adult/adult crossover audience. First prize $200, consultation, and submission to partner publishers and agents. Second prize $100 and same. Third prize $50 and submission to partner publishers and agents. Novels must be a minimum of 40,000 words (although submissions can be a 30-page sample of the full manuscript).

f) HOWARD NEMEROV SONNET $3 ENTRY FEE. Deadline November 15, 2016. Sonnets must be original and unpublished. No translations. Writers may enter up to twelve sonnets. Sonnet sequences are acceptable, but each sonnet will be considered individually. Sinner receives $1,000.

g) FABULIST AND FANTASTIC FLASH FICTION CONTEST $5 ENTRY FEE. Deadline November 15, 2016. Each entry can contain one or two pieces of flash fiction, each no longer than 1,000 words. All work should fit within the traditions of fabulism, surrealism, or magic realism. We are not interested in science fiction or high fantasy, and these are unlikely to be selected as winners by the contest judge. First Place Winner receives 40 percent of net entry fees. Runner-Up receives 20 percent of net entry fees.

7. Paying Markets
a) $50 for fiction or nonfiction prose and $35 for poetry

b) FLASH FICTION ONLINE We publish stories from 500 to 1,000 words in length. We welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation. Pays $60 per story.

8. Charity work.
Spend a moment to check out Padmavathiamma Aged Home in Chennai


9. Check out these books

A Christmas in Scotland Read this travel memoir

Cherished - story of a young girl's eagerness to seek the love of her parents. Cherished

The Second Choice @ Flipkart
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