We all know that there are a billion websites, blogs (ahem…), and other resources for writers. How can we simplify our lives and focus on the most important ones?
One way is to rely on only a few select resources. I highly recommend the Yahoo Creative Writers Opportunities List. You’ll need a Yahoo account in order to sign up for emails from this Yahoo Group. If you don’t usually use a Yahoo email address, you can have the emails forwarded to another account.
The “CRWROPPS-B” Group, as its known, sends out daily calls for submissions and contest information for writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. There are also occasional job announcements.
Here is a sample of the daily announcements from yesterday’s digest. The email version would follow with the details.
1. call for flash nonfiction: shady side review
2. split this rock poetry contest: deadline extended
3a. poetry book contest: American Poetry Journal
4. prize for poetry and prose books published in 2009: Devil's Kitchen
5. for CT residents: Poet Laureate sought