The Friends of the Dr. Eugine Clark Library in Lockhart, Texas, self-proclaimed BBQ capital of Texas, is sponsoring a Scare the Dickens Out of Us short story contest. Top prize is a whopping $1,000. Wow, way to go I've-stopped-to-use-the-restroom-there-once town! Works must be previously unpublished and no more than 5,000 words. Any genre, any tone, as long as it's a ghost story. Might want to mention BBQ, too. FMI.
I'm probably the last to know about this handy submission calendar over at Poets & Writers, but it's a great way to hear about contests and publishing opportunities outside the writing circles we tend to get stuck in.
Kensington is looking for a hot, new unpublished writer to become a Brava author in 2012, groomed and nurtured to publication perfection by existing Brava authors. If you've written a sensual, full-length romance, check it out.
Samhain sent out an open submission call for steampunk romance novellas and red-hot winter-themed novellas.
To mark Sourcebook's release of Stephen Markley's Publish This Book, a much-discussed memoir chronicling how hard it is to get a book published, Sourcebooks is offering writers who show proof of purchase a critique of their unpublished manuscript. Genius promotion, really.
And, lest you think I cannot let a post escape without the mention of time travel, six-pack abs or the sweet triumvirate that is MacGyver-Josh Hollaway-Jake Gyllenhaal, I give you this clip of Jake answering questions about his upcoming role as a time traveler in the upcoming Disney film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, revealing what time period he would travel back to if it were possible and blushing when a fan-girl calls him pretty.
As yet unsubstantial enough to penetrate the above triumvirate, I do have a new hottie preoccupation. Remember the whole David Duchovny thing? I'm pretty sure it's along those lines. Just as potent, but not so easily understood. I'll give you three hints. Can you guess?
2. Dr., but not the kind you think
Random Friday Question:
If you talked in your sleep, what would you say?
Have a great weekend, everyone!