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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!

“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else,” Erma Bombeck wrote. With a new year comes new opportunities to bravely put your best writing on the line.

Our partner, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, is accepting entries for its 2023 contest through March 31. Read the guidelines, peruse the categories and submit here.

Now in its 22nd year, the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest is accepting entries through April Fool’s Day. There’s no entry fee, and writers can submit published or unpublished work. Co-sponsored by Winning Writers and Duotrope, the contest features $3,500 in prize money. For more details, click here.

Jan. 30 is the deadline for submissions for a new Chicken Soup for the Soul book with the theme, “How Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone Changed Me.” Take a look at all the possible new titles and submit your story here.

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After she lost three aging cats in the space of a year and a half, Allia Zobel Nolan needed a resource that could soothe the gut-wrenching loss and elicit a glimmer of hope. She couldn’t find what she was looking for, so she wrote the book herself.
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Humor Writer of the Month: Michael Gerber

Michael Gerber, editor and publisher of American Bystander magazine, is our Humor Writer of the Month for January.
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