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Friday, May 30, 2014

Writing Jobs for May 30th, 2014

Writing Jobs in Michigan 

Reporter for Sports Magazine and Website: Ann Arbor

Social Media and Marketing Intern: Ann Arbor

Outreach Librarian and Curator: Ann Arbor

English 1 Adjunct Faculty: Big Rapids

Digital Marketing Specialist: Detroit

Creative Director: Detroit

Copywriter: Detroit

Student Writer for M-Times: Flint

Copy Writer Marketing Assistant: Grandville

Copy Writer: Kalamazoo

Temporary Multimedia Journalist: Southfield

Digital Journalist: Traverse City

Marketing Admin. Assistant: Ypsilanti

Telecommute - Online Writing Jobs

Freelance Writing Position

Transcriptionists Wanted

Illicit Magazine Seeks Freelance Writers

Freelance Web Content Writer

Gardening and Interior Design Blogger

Douglas Coupland

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Looking for Some Whimsical Fantasy?

I have posted several times about my good friend, Jon Kitson, who has found success publishing short stories over the last two years. You will soon be able to read one such story in both print and ebook format in a new anthology set for release on July 22nd. Please check out the details for FAE below....

"Meet Robin Goodfellow as you’ve never seen him before, watch damsels in distress rescue themselves, get swept away with the selkies and enjoy tales of hobs, green men, pixies and phookas. One thing is for certain, these are not your grandmother’s fairy tales. Fairies have been both mischievous and malignant creatures throughout history. They’ve dwelt in forests, collected teeth or crafted shoes. Fae is full of stories that honor that rich history while exploring new and interesting takes on the fair folk from castles to computer technologies and modern midwifing, the Old World to Indianapolis. Fae covers a vast swath of the fairy story spectrum, making the old new and exploring lush settings with beautiful prose and complex characters. Enjoy the familiar feeling of a good old-fashioned fairy tale alongside urban fantasy and horror with a fae twist."

With an introduction by Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman, and new stories from Sidney Blaylock Jr.Amanda BlockKari CastorBeth CatoLiz ColterRhonda EikampLor GrahamAlexis A. HunterL.S. Johnson,Jon Arthur KitsonAdria LaycraftLauren LiebowitzChristine MorganShannon PhillipsSara PulsLaura VanArendonk Baugh, andKristina Wojtaszek.

Fae will be available in trade paperback and ebook via,,, and other online retailers, and for wholesale through Ingram. You can also find Fae on Goodreads.

You can visit the Goodreads giveaway here:

Happy Reading!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Rest, Retreat and Write: Michigan Summer Writer's Retreats and Workshops

It's really easy to allow writing to be a solitary activity. Though solitude might be helpful for the act of writing, it can become destructive to the creative process. Hours logged in frustrated silence as we create and kill our characters, research until our brains bleed and secretly fear that no one will ever value our work, begins to take a heavy toll after a while. Creativity calls for sustenance and writer's retreats are fodder for even the most blocked mind. Retreats are a forum for collaboration, inspiration and renewal. What better way to truly enjoy our beautiful state of Michigan than to connect with other writers and breathe life back into your process? 

Bear River Writer's Conference: May 29-June 2nd, 2014

Summer Writing Classes by Holly Wren Spaulding (Poetry, Creative Writing, Mixed Media): June and July 2014

Peninsula Writers Summer Retreat at Glen Lake: June 2014 

Interlochen Academy for the Arts Writer's Retreat: June 16-19, 2014

Ann Arbor Book Festival 2014 Writer's Conference: June 21st, 2014

Inkstains Youth Writing Camp at Eastern Michigan: July 7-11

Keweenaw Writer's Workshops: July 19-20

In Harmony: A Grand Rapids Area Prose and Poetry Workshop by Ludington Writers: July 20th, 2014

“Not a wasted word. This has been a main point to my 

literary thinking all my life.”

—Hunter S. Thompson

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Write or Die: Writing Contests for the Summer of 2014

I have a wonderful friend who has begun to write seriously during the past few years, I've written about him on this blog previously. Two years ago, he didn't even believe that it was possible that he could finish a short story, let alone see it published. Now he's publishing a story almost every other month and even getting paid for some of them. When we first started talking regularly, he found it inspiring that I'd published a book and this inspiration, in part, propelled him to start writing. These days, he is the inspiration for me and the truth is that his secret is very simple. He writes. He writes stories, edits and submits them and he does something nearly every day. We writers love to lament our many reasons for not putting the pen to the page, but give yourself permission to drop the excuses, find a space of stillness today and just write...

Pressgang Prize: Deadline 5/30/14

Cloudbank Poetry and Flash Fiction Contest: Deadline 5/31/14

Creative Nonfiction The Memoir Issue: Deadline 5/31/14

American Short Fiction Short Story Contest: Deadline 6/1/14

Split Lip Magazine Chapbook Contest Deadline 6/1/14

2014 New American Fiction Prize: Deadline 6/15/14

Pulp Literature Magpie Award for Poetry: Deadline 6/15/14

Jewish Literary Journal Competition for Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction: Deadline 6/15/14

Vallum Magazine Award for Poetry: Deadline 6/15/14

Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize: Deadline 6/15/14

Literary Juice Flash Fiction Contest: Deadline 6/30/14

Bacopa Literary Review: Deadline 6/30/14

Blue Lyra Review Contest for Nonfiction and Long Poem: Deadline 6/30/14

Matrix LitPop Awards: Deadline 7/1/14

The Rattle Poetry Prize: Deadline 7/15/14

Fairy Tale Review Prose and Poetry Contest: Deadline 7/15/14

Stone Canoe Journal Annual Prize: Deadline 7/31/14

Blue Earth Review Flash Fiction Contest: Deadline 8/1/14

The Geist Tobacco Lit Writing Contest: Deadline 9/1/14

I didn't start out writing to give children hope, but I'm glad some of them found it.
-Beverly Cleary

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Michigan Writing Jobs

Writing is about so much more than making money; however, if you want to make writing your livelihood or at least supplement your income through the craft, check out these Michigan jobs:

AAPS News Editor: Ann Arbor

Marketing Communications Specialist: Ann Arbor

Freelance Writer:  Detroit

Proposal Writer: Detroit

Health Information Writer: Detroit

Writer: Detroit

Social / Digital Marketing Specialist: Grand Rapids

Digital Marketing Director: Grand Rapids

Social Media Manager: Lansing

Creative Director: Madison Heights

Instructional Designer/ Creative Writer: Troy

Online/Telecommute Writing Jobs

Freelance Writing Position

Theme Park Blogger

Social5 Hiring Freelance Writers

Tech Savvy Article Writers

Hamptons Magazine Freelancers