March 2014 Open Mic – You’re Perfect, I’m Lazy

Dear Writers:

The optional themes at these open mics are extremely serious, such as Green Cabbage, Green Fees, Greenhorns for March. En route, I think we adopted a couple new themes—All the World’s a Page—borrowing a line from Susan Chase-Foster, who borrowed a line from the Bard, and Claire Mercy’s lyrics—You’re Perfect, I’m Lazy.

Whatever the theme, it was a fantastic night of readings!

Clare Mercy

Clare Mercy strummed us into the night.

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Chuckanut Writers Conference Is Calling!

“When I hear writers talk about their turning points, they often mention conferences where they suddenly learned something valuable about craft or discipline. And it’s not always what they heard so much as how it felt to be surrounded by other determined writers for a couple days.”

—Jim Lynch

author of Border Songs and Truth Like the Sun

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Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 39

Dear Writers:

Here’s some great submission opportunities collated by Vanessa at Limebird Writers. Thanks, Limebird!

XO Laurel Leigh

Limebird Writers

Hello guys and gals, and welcome to the 39th Edition of our weekly writing competitions and opportunities digest. The last edition is available here.

If you noticed that there was no digest last week, then well spotted! Did you miss us? Well we’re back this week with a new selection of writing opportunities to get your creative juices flowing. Do you ever feel like you don’t know whether you’re coming or going? If so, then the first on today’s list with its “Arrivals and departures” theme should be perfect for you.

As always, do let us know if you submit to any that we list, we love to hear about your writing endeavours!


Opportunity type – Submissions sought for an anthology (poetry, stories and memoir).
Theme – Arrivals and departures.
Word count – Up to 2,500 words .
Organiser/publisher – CommuterLit.
Reward – They say “Authors whose work…

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