Monday, January 24, 2011

Misc. Monday: a Winner, an Award, Contests & More


Winner 

Congratulations to LA Musing, winner of a copy of Why I Left the Amish. Thanks to all who participated!


Award

I think a few awards that I received in 2010 fell by the wayside, and for that I apologize to the dear blogging friends who sent them my way. I appreciate your kindness, so very much. With that said, and before I forget yet another, I wanted to thank Rachna Chhabria of Rachna's Scriptorium for the Magical Blog Award.

Thank you for thinking of me, Rachna! Rachna's blog is full of great writing food for thought. I'm sure she'd love it if you stopped by to say hello.

Contests

The Highlights for Children fiction contest offers three prizes of $1000. Hurry, entries must be  postmarked by January 31, 2011. Click here for details.

More contests can be found here, at the Freelancewriting.com site. They've got a sizeable listing with everything from poetry, fiction, YA, and more.

Winning Writers has listings of poetry and prose contests. Sign up for their free newsletter to get the latest info.

Need more contests? Fanstory.com has an assortment too. Their regularly scheduled contests cover just about every genre.

Be advised that these listings do not necessarily mean I endorse these sites or their contests. Just passing along the info as I find it.  

Promise you'll let us know if you win?

And More

Still excited...my recent guest post over at Pen & Prosper can be found here. Just mentioning it again since the original announcement was posted on one of my off days. I invite you to stop by if you have the time. 

What blogs do you deem award worthy? Care to share with us? 

Happy writing,
Karen



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32 comments :

  1. Karen,
    Your blog is a bright spot in my day.

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  2. I see a couple new sites I need to hit!

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  3. Hi Karen! Thanks for all the great contest info! Don't know if I'll have a chance to enter any, but I'm gonna try! :)

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  4. Thank you so much for the links! Sure beats Google my friend :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  5. Linda,
    Thanks so much. You're so sweet!

    Diane,
    Hope they are helpful for you!

    Becky,
    You're welcome! If you do enter, let me know how you make out, okay? :o)

    Jules,
    You are welcome! Perhaps I've found a new career - search engine...:)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  6. I love freelancewriting.com I've used them so much in the past before I tried tackling this thing called Fiction and books!

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  7. Thanks for the links Karen. I'm subscribed to a couple. Now just to get some pieces finished so I can start submitting... And congratulations to La Musing!

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  8. Have a great week Karen. Hugs and kisses. xxx

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  9. I love fiction writer's Janice Hardy's blog. Lots of great writing advice. T hanks for all the links!

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  10. Terri,
    I know, that site is a great resource! Been using that for a while now. :)

    Lynn,
    Oh I hear ya. I'm fighting my way out of some paperwork as we speak!

    Raymonde,
    You too, sweet friend! Thanks. xox :o)

    Laura,
    Thanks for the tip! Will have to check it out. :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  11. Hi Karen -

    Congrats to LA Musings!

    I don't think I'll be entering any contests this year. It's a time of re-evaluation, new projects, building.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  12. You're always up to something, which is why it tickles me to drop by.

    I don't dare start passing out blog awards or I'd be at it all day. There are different people deserving of different types of awards, be they for humor, wisdom, resources (YOU), or ????

    Anyway, have great Monday (and beyond)!
    Kathleen

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  13. Congrats on the award! And thanks for the contest links. I'm going to look at them right now! Happy Monday!

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  14. Thanks for the links, Karen, and congratulations on the award :-)

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  15. Susan R.,
    Always lots to do, isn't there? :D

    Kathleen,
    You are so kind! :) Always glad when you do stop by.

    Kimberly,
    Thank you! And you are welcome! :)

    Kenda,
    You are most welcome. Thanks a bunch!

    Blessings everyone,
    Karen

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  16. There are so many good ones out there but I lack the time to read them all. Thanks for the links, I do love a good contest and such. Nathan Bransford is having now as we speak!

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  17. Yours is among my favourites. There is also Carol Garvin, Grandpa, Klahanie, Jaxpop, Laura Best ... and more. You can find them all under the blogroll on my site.

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  18. Anne,
    I know, so little time to get everywhere! Will check out Nathan's, thanks!

    Joylene,
    Thanks so much. I consider that very high praise! Your blog is among my faves too. So glad we connected through blogging. :)

    Makeithappen,
    Thanks for coming by and following! Nice to meet you.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  19. Karen, thanks for the wonderful linkage. You ALWAYS know the way to a writers heart. LINKAGE! :) Love you. xxxxx

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  20. Thanks Karen, I can honestly recommend Lynn Moshers blog... and Life Lessons by maria Morgan... oh my... I read so many and they're all uplifting!!!

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  21. Always a joy to stop by! Thanks for the heads up about the many contests out there. Sometimes I get so caught up in my usual writing routine, I forget about the other possibilities out there.

    Thanks for stopping by Life Lessons! I appreciate the prayers! After a visit to the chiropractor, I'm feeling much better! I think we figured out it's from lifting the garage door - definitely motivation for getting the silly garage door opener fixed...Have a wonderful week! God bless!:)

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  22. Thanks for the great listings! Your blog is fantastic as I'm sure you are!

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  23. Robyn,
    Well since I can't really serve chocolate here, I try and make things interesting! :D

    Marja,
    Thanks. :) I've been to Lynn's but not lately. And Maria's is a good one too. As is yours.

    Maria,
    Glad you feel better! Maybe you should park in the driveway? :P

    Wendy,
    You are welcome. Thanks for the compliment. You're making me blush! :

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  24. Congrats to the winner and thank you for all of the links!

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  25. Well, yours of course! And I need to rework my blogroll. Add a few, lose a few. Its important to keep this current. Hey, I see the Meat and Potatoes award to the right. Now I'm hungry for steak and eggs.

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  26. Shannon,
    You are welcome! Good to see you. ;)

    Stephen,
    Oh you know how to comment and say the right thing! Yes, it is about time for dinner...Thanks for stopping!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  27. Thanks so much for the contest links, Karen! I'll have to check them out. :-)

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  28. Oooooh, thanks so much! Here's another listing of contests that might help people:

    http://www.stephiesmith.com/contests.html

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  29. Hi Karen - Thanks for great links! And congratulations to your contest winner.

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  30. Hi, Karen! Thanks for the great links today. Hope you're doing well!
    Heather

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  31. Oh, I didn't know about your guest post! I'll head on over!


    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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