41 Writing Contests in January 2018 – No entry fees…

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From Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity site:

There are more than three dozen free writing contests in January 2018.

As always, every form and genre is represented.

There are prizes for novel manuscripts, poetry, short stories, essays, works of nonfiction, political writing, translations and more.

Some of these contests have age and regional restrictions, so be sure to check submission guidelines before submitting.

Many contests are offered annually, so if you miss your ideal contest this year,  you can always enter next year.

See the list HERE

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Amazon Nailed This Holiday Commercial – “Give”

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I never thought I’d be praising a commercial, but I absolutely love Amazon’s “Give” holiday commercial.

(@Amazon video shared via YouTube.)

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“Great addition to the overall storyline/universe” – “His Soul to Save” (The Dark Knights of Heaven Book 3) by TW Knight

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5-star review

Great addition to the overall storyline/universe

Another great installment in the Dark Knights of Heaven. While the book could stand on its own, I strongly recommend reading it after the previous two. It really does help put all of the pieces of the puzzle in the right places since there are a lot of plot points that tie to the previous books. It’s one of the traits of the series I love. Everything ties together. No characters ever really leave once they’ve had their chance to shine.

Overall, this is my favorite Knight by far. I am a sucker for a tortured soul and the fact that Zach is also incredibly smart, caring and wears glasses just makes him even more lovable. I spent a good part of the book wanting to do nothing but hug him.

Amber is a fantastic heroine. The way she’s…

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A Heartwarming Story in time for Christmas – “Christmas Candy” (Sweet Christmas Series Book 1) by Samantha Jacobey

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5-star review

A Heartwarming Story in time for Christmas
By Carol Cassada

Candice Parker aka Candy is a single mother to a boy named Dakota, who has disabilities. Candy lives with her mother in an apartment and works the night shift at a convenience store to support her family. While working, she meets firefighter Gary Ford, despite his handsome looks, Candy is afraid to get involved due to his dangerous job and memories of her policeman father, who was killed when she was a child. When Candy’s home catches fire, and she loses everything, Gary comes to her rescue by offering a helping hand. Will Candy accept his help? Will she realize Gary is the right man for her?

I’m a fan of Christmas stories, and this is one of the best holiday stories I’ve read. I loved Gary; he’s everything a woman looks for in a hero. Not only is…

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“Mine: Book 3 of the PlayNISE Series” by Ryanne Anthony will be available January 19, 2018

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Elementary school teacher Candiss Ford thought to choose to date a rock star was insane; she believed every cliché attached to them. Then she met Eclipse lead singer NiXX Williams, and he made her change mind.

After proposing to Candiss, NiXX meets a fan; an up-and-coming model named Farren Wade. What Farren offers the rocker is too tempting for him to resist.

When Candiss learns of the relationship between her fiancé and the model, she ends with NiXX, and he has to decide which woman he wants to call ‘Mine.’

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“Exciting and informational book.” – “Wilderness Bound” (The Wilderness Series Book 3) by Pamela Ackerson

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5-star review
Exciting and informational book.
By Brenda
I really liked the time travel element and the decisions that were made for both centuries in mind. The facts and the fictions were intermingled to give life to all concepts.A great read for those interested in the western interested reader.
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“Wilderness Bound”
(The Wilderness Series, Book #3)
by Pamela Ackerson
Can be found at:

Amazon

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Great short story, that will stay with you – “Float: by Michael Bussa

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Great short story, that will stay with you

For such a short story this is an intense and wonderful story. Remy has lost Calder. Now she is confused and dreading the memory of him, or is it just a memory? This story has a great twisted ending that delves into the supernatural and looks at what could only be called Karma, when Gates, a man who isn’t the nicest of people gets paid back for his shifty dealings. I think the author did a terrific job with this story. Short stories are hard to write and make the few pages feel like a long story, the author has done that and more.

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“Float:
by Michael Bussa
Can be found at:

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