Writing is a struggle against silence. ~ Carlos Fuentes

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Samhain Publishing is looking for submissions for a new anthology of stories centered around the Summer Olympics of 2012. The Summer Olympics will be held in London July 27-August 12, 2007 and Samhain editors would like to see 25,000 to 30,000 word stories dealing with summer Olympic events or set at the London Olympics. Any heat level, but all stories should have romantic elements and should have a happy ending. Each story will be published as an individual ebook in June 2012 and in an anthology collection the following summer. For all the details, go here.

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Enchanted Conversation is a publication of a non-profit organization devoted to the art of the fairy tale. Each issue features fiction, nonfiction and poetry related to a beloved fairy tale.  Editor Kate Wolford is open to fiction submissions for a couple of upcoming issues. Please, if you intend to submit to this publication, go to the website and read their detailed submission guidelines. Though Ms. Wolford will consider submissions up to 2000 words in length, you have a much better chance of being accepted if your story is no more than 1500 words. The window for submissions is very narrow, so pay attention to dates. Tell a variation of the traditional fairytale from a different point of view. The main character of the story must be transformed or changed in some way by the events of the tale. The themes and submission windows are as follows:

Cinderella — June 27 – June 30

Little Red Riding Hood — September 27- September 30

Payment is 10 cents a word. Get all the details here.

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Check out my new Young Adult novel (written under the name Jaime Sterling.) In My Upside Down Life,  Bri Morrison comes to Denver to spend the summer with her older sister and discovers how one summer can change everything.

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If you’ve written an adventure novel in the vein of Clive Cussler, check out the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society’s Adventure Writers Competition.  The competition, which is free to enter, is limited to the first 25 submissions. The grand prize is $1000. Submit your full-length manuscript between 50,000 and 130,000 words. You must be previously unpublished by a “Fortune 500 recognized publisher.” Self-published work is okay. Stories should be action-adventure — no fantasy or science fiction. Manuscripts will be accepted beginning October 1, 2011, through January 1, 2012 — but the competition closes once they’ve received 25 entries. If you’re interested, check out the rules at the above link.

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