Joe Pacheco on WGCU radio

NPR station WGCU, 90.1 FM will broadcast my Moon Day poem on Friday, July 19, at the following times:
Morning Edition            8:45 AM
All Things Considered  4:44 PM

 July 21 is the 50th anniversary of Moon Day and also my 89th birthday.

 Click the link below to access the station:
https://tunein.com/radio/WGCU-FM-901-s28979 

The poem will also be featured in the Tropicalia supplement of the News-Press on Sunday, July 21.

 Please join me in sharing the poem and memorable event with you.

 Thanks,
Joe Pacheco

WOW flash fictionWOW! Women On Writing Summer 2019 Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: August 31, 2019

Guest Judge: Literary Agent Kaitlyn Johnson with the Corvisiero Literary Agency

Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants.

Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; reprints okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally.

Limit: 300 entries.

Prizes (20 winners!):
1st Place: $400, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
3rd Place: $200, publication, interview and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication and interview
10 Honorable mentions receive $20 Amazon Gift Card
Top 10 stories are published in the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine, and contestants are interviewed on WOW’s blog, The Muffin.

Entry: $10 entry fee; critique option for an additional $10

http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

Essay ContestWOW! Women On Writing Q4 2019 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Deadline: July 31, 2019

Seeking creative nonfiction essays on any topic (200 – 1000 words) and in any style–from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid and more! The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives.

Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; reprints okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally.

Limit: 300 entries.

Prizes (20 winners!):
1st Place: $500, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow’s Store
2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow’s Store
3rd Place: $200, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow’s Store
7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow’s Store
10 Honorable mentions receive a gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow’s Store

Entry: $12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13

http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php#EssayContest

 

Saw Palm

Saw Palm: Florida Literature & Art, a literary and arts magazine published annually by the University of South Florida. is currently accepting submissions until Oct.1st via their online submission manager at http://www.sawpalm.org/submit.html.

Saw Palm is devoted exclusively to creative work from and about Florida. For more information, please see their website: www.sawpalm.org.

Contributors receive two copies of the issue they appear in. They are a small non-profit and so cannot offer cash payments.

Summer Short Story Award

Summer short story award

Now accepting your submissions for the Masters Review Summer Short Story Award! The winning story will be awarded $3000 and publication online. Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $300 and $200 respectively. All winners and honorable mentions will receive agency review. We want you to succeed, and we want your writing to be read. It’s been our mission to support emerging writers since day one.

Submit Now

What’s YOUR Story?

Charlotte County Community Services presents…

UPDATE

This message is to remind you that the “What’s Your Story” writing competition has a separate section for teenagers, with the same $150 in cash prizes and again no entry fee. So if you know of any teenagers who writes please tell them about this wonderful opportunity to become a world famous author. The teenagers have the same five pictures from which to choose the subject of the story. Entry forms are available at the mid-County regional library.
Any further information email Charles.Meyer@charlottecountyfl.gov.

What’s YOUR Story?

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mid-County Regional Library

Contest starts June 1
Contest deadline July 31
Winners announced in August

This is a chance for Charlotte County’s diverse community to share
fictional, short stories inspired by photos on the WhatsYourStory-Flyer. Stories can
be based far in the future, set in the past, or developing right now.
Please limit your stories to 1,500 words, single spaced. Submissions
can be dropped off at the Mid-County Regional Library or emailed
to Charles.Meyer@CharIotteCountyFL.gov. Contest open to ages
15 and older.

Each participant should submit their one page typewritten story (saved in a .docx or .doc format) AND a completed entry form. Stories submitted without a completed entry form will not be considered.

For further information (or if you cannot download the attachment), please contact:
Charles.Meyer@CharlotteCountyFL.gov

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

The inaugural CRAFT First Chapters Contest awards $2800, manuscript critique, and agency review to the top three first chapters of unpublished book-length fiction projects. The contest is open from June 1 to July 31, 2019 and is judged by Naomi Huffman of MCDxFSG and FSG Originals. The first chapters must be excerpted from unpublished novels or novellas, which can be complete or works in progress.

Click HERE for full details.

Submit Here

kaleidascope-summer-logoLadies get those pens and laptops ready. We are starting our next writing contest. Below is a brief description. When you are ready to get started click here – https://www.kaleidoscopewojo.com/take

Submission Deadline: 08/16/19
Announcement Date: 09/02/19

Topic: Summer Vacation

Summer vacation. Two words that can conger all manner of emotions. If you did or didn’t have the opportunity to write about your summer vacation in elementary school, here’s another chance.

When we’re asked how our summer vacation was, doesn’t a part of us want to be able to say it was epic beyond all imagining! Yet isn’t reality often much different? I can recall a trip to Canada that had been planned for months when I was young. The entire family had the pamphlet for the resort seared into our brains. The blue lake and cute clapboard cottages, an array of rowboats waiting to be launched and majestic pictures of sunsets that looked like Maxfield Parrish paintings. You know where this is headed. The cottage leaked and smelled of mold and mouse droppings, or what we imagined mouse droppings to smell like, and there was one rowboat that had difficulty keeping water out. Yet, it turned into one of the best vacations we ever had as a family in that it pulled us all together in ways it was impossible to anticipate.

So, we want to hear about the good, bad, epic, uplifting, soul stretching and transformational summer vacations you have experienced. Don’t we all have at least one that stood out from the rest? It may have occurred when we were growing up, or as adults with our families, with friends, strangers we have just met whatever the circumstances were. Let’s hear about them!