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Writing with Nina Ann – April 1 Deadlines and Kickoffs

Let’s Get the Writing Done!!!!

The Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest is accepting entries with NO FEE and $2250 in prizes.  The deadline is April 1, so HURRY!!! More information at

Looking for more ways to focus your writing?  Consider the 30-day writing challenge with Shut Up & Write!  The challenge begins April 1 and involves daily writing exercises that can be completed in 20 minutes.  This challenge can help aspiring and dormant writers to develop a writing habit or spark creative juices to get those stories written.  Learn more at

Happy Writing!

Writing with Nina Ann – (revised) January 2018

Are you a closet writer looking for an audience? Have you been told that you are a great storyteller? Personally, I enjoy writing and creating meaning through words.  Often in my writing journey I find interesting and helpful information to share with others.  For January, consider joining me in entering a flash fiction contest with The A3 Review’s Losing It writing prompt.  Cash prizes are $220, $130 and $95 and the contest only requires 150 words due by January 27, 2018 with a $5 entry fee. May seem simple enough, but flash fiction tests your ability for brevity in writing while still developing a character(s) and a plot. Ready, Set, Go!

There are other ways you can let your voice be heard through your writing.  I recently learned about a few other writing contests that may be of interest.

Old Farmer’s Almanac Essay Contest (Deadline:  January 26, 2018)

  • Sponsor:  The Older Farmer’s Almanac
  • Theme:  How Weather Changed My Life
  • Prize:  $250 / $150 / $100
  • Entry fee:  $0
  • Words: 200 words or less
  • NOTE:  Yankee Publishing retains rights to submitted materials.

For more details and contest guidelines, visit:


#MeToo Nonfiction Essay Contest (Deadline:  February 28, 2018)

  • Sponsor:  Memoir Magazine
  • Theme:  Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse
  • Prize:  $500
  • Entry fee:  $12
  • Words: 100 min/7000 max
  • NOTE: Pseudonyms allowed. All writers welcomed; emerging writers and underrepresented voices encouraged to submit.

For more details and contest guidelines, visit: