My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.” ~ Anais Nin


Harper Teen will publish the anthology Defy the Dark in Summer 2013. They’re holding a contest to find a story from an unpublished writer to include in the anthology. The contest is free to enter. Submit your 2,000 to 4,000 word short story that takes place in the dark. The winner receives $500 and publication in the anthology. The deadline to enter is September 1, 2012. Find all the details here.


Inspired Romance, a digital publisher of sweet and inspirational romances, in now part of Prism Books. Prism publishes inspirational romance under the Inspire imprint, sweet secular romance under the Diamond imprint, and inspirational (non-romance) fiction under its Illuminate imprint. All titles are digital first. Prism and Inspire publish all sub-genres of sweet and inspirational romance, from contemporaries to Amish books to Westerns. August 31 they’re having an open pitch day for writers who’d like to write for them. For questions write Find the submission guidelines here.


If you’re written a screenplay that confronts racial or ethnic issues, the Ruby Lloyd Aspey New Play Search at the University of Alabama welcomes your submission. They’re especially interested in plays that call for multi-racial casting and meaty ethnic roles. The winner of the competition will receive $1,000 and production of the play at UAB. The deadline to enter is September 7, 2012. Find all the details here.


Always a Bridesmaid received a nice review from Passionate Book Divas. Check it out here.


That’s all for this week. Deadlines and a kitchen remodeling project have me a little scattered. As always, feel free to share the info here with others. Please give me credit as the source and include a link back to this blog. Thanks!  Cindi Myers