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Hello fellow writers! I wanted to let you know about Sixfold, the fiction and poetry journal where writers choose the winners. https://www.sixfold.org/
The first round of the competition/writing workshop was supposed to start on February 1st, but it will begin on May 1st instead to get more participants on board. You can enter a piece in either the fiction or poetry category or one piece in both categories. The deadline on the website says January 24th, but they have extended it until April 24th to allow more participants to enter. You can read more about the requirements here. https://www.sixfold.org/howitworks.html
Your story can be up to 5000 words long. I entered my contentious Three Time Travelers piece and a poetry manuscript.
I am not affiliated with Sixfold except as a participant. I'd just like my fellow writers to know about this opportunity. It's hard to find fellow writers to bounce things off (most are too busy with their own work) but it can be really helpful. I recently made exponential improvements to one of my stories thanks to advice from a fellow writer. I haven't yet made enough income off my writing where I can afford an editor and I sometimes run into the old forest/trees and horse/zebra conundrums when working as my own editor.
If anyone reading this ever wants to do a story for story trade (you show me yours and I'll show you mine) I'm up for it. I've wanted to form a friendly and supportive critique group for a while now but I have a hard enough time managing my own so-called schedule, let alone a group, so it would be a loose and casual affair as opposed to something properly managed. Having ADHD is rather like having The Joker manage your business only without the crime sprees. It's wacky, it's colorful, and you'll often find yourself in interesting places wondering how the hell you got there.
So, yeah, that's about it. Check out Sixfold and hit me up in the comments if you want me to take a look at a chapter or story and give possibly helpful suggestions that you can either accept or reject.
Folks, I am working through some anxiety issues and am doing better this month than last, but am still having some struggles. I don't expect comments on this post. I will try to comment on as many of yours as I can, but please don't take it personally if I don't. It's not you, it's me.
~Ornery Owl Has Spoken~
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