Thursday, March 1, 2012

Giving You Something to Savor

  Once again it's time to begin a new blog chain for the month of March. As the saying goes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. I want you to look at this month with relish and excitement. This is a new month full of opportunities to grab the gusto. I want you to taste all the good things life has to offer...

Now if you think I'm going a bit over the top, I'm doing it deliberately to highlight this month's topic which is savor!

What do you savor? Do you enjoy cooking like the foods in the luscious barbecue picture above? I know I do - but I don't 'cue. There's just too much good bbq here for me to compete so I do my cooking indoors. My husband once won a local award for his chili, but I'm still entering contests and trying to win. If you want to show off your cooking skills - savor the chance to win a prize for your cooking. Here's a couple of contests to do just that
If you have a great family recipe you'd like to share to win
http://www.justapinch.com/contest/heirloom-recipe-contest

If you just want to review recipes for a chance to win try
http://velveetarotel.promo.eprize.com/weeknightwow/

But if cooking or recipes aren't something you savor, then how about showing off your photography skills?
The picture to the right is one option, though it does have a $25 entry fee. Here's their link for more details. http://www.photocompete.com/

There's no fee for this entry. You just need to send a photo of hard working hands and explain why they are the most hard working. The link is http://www.okeeffescompany.com/index.php?page=contest


Perhaps you savor a getaway, but don't have the funds? Enter this contest and you can dream about your own special B&B weekend of your choice. Here's the link http://www.womansday.com/sweepstakes/21731

If a trip to Hawaii is more to your liking then savor this contest and if you win, you can take three other people with you -- http://www.pediped.com/HawaiiGiveAway.aspx 
( I personally have won 2 vacation contests, so they are my favorite)

All the above contests can be entered through the end of March. Yet if the above doesn't entice you and what you really savor is to be published, then here's some options for submissions.

If you have a Christian themed book you might want to consider Harbourlight Publishing http://www.pelicanbookgroup.com/ec/write-for-us 
All stories must be Christian fiction between 25,000 and 80,000 words.

If you write for children, you may want to consider Charlesbridge. Their site says they publish "high-quality books for children, with a goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners." Submissions are accepted by mail only.
http://www.charlesbridge.com/client/client_pages/submissions.cfm

For those of you with the skill of poetry who would like to enter a free contest, but only one poem, you may want to consider the 2012 Foley Poetry Award
This is a Catholic publication and you are limited to 30 lines. You can review copies of poems used in their magazine by reading the back issues online.


That's my list for you to savor. If you would like to read other posts with a savoring theme, just click on the list to the right as part of the Christian Writers Blog Chain.

24 comments:

  1. This was fun. Thank you for all the great and helpful ideas. What a treat.

    Love the new look of your blog, too!

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  2. Thanks! I like changing up my blog from time to time to make it look fresher.

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  3. Have you tried any of these contests?

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    1. I enter many contests each month, mostly one time entries for prizes. It's my way to relax and dream. I enter recipe ones including the one noted here, but I've yet to win for any of my recipes.

      I also try to enter writing contests and update my submissions lists monthly. I personally never enter anything with an entry fee. The writing contests I follow are for short stories.

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  4. =D What great links! I will need to check those out (especially the vacations). Thanks, Chris. Fun start to the month!

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  5. This was awesome. I truly "savored" the different contests you told us about. It put a smile on my face and a nice way to start the month off. Thank you.

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  6. what a fun start to the March Blog chain. I Savoured every word

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  7. Great list, Chris. Lots of fun things to savor. :)

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    1. Now let's see what else there is to savor the rest of the month from my rest of the blog chain on the right!

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  8. What a list...something for everyone! Very interesting.
    Peace & Blessings

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  9. Thanks Chris - a great way to get us thinking about savor this month!

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  10. Wow! you really did your homework - where did you find all these great contests?- yes, a little something for everyone to "savor" Thanks Chris

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  11. Wow! So much to savor all over the 'Net. Thanks for the great links.

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  12. What a great way to kick off the month! You went to a lot of work to find all these links. thanks for all the great contests

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    1. I try my best to give value to my readers.

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  13. Fun way to begin the new month Chris. Thanks for all your research. You've got me hungry for a nice barbie (Aussie slang for Barbecue).

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  14. Fun list, Chris! Great ways to savor life, relish time, seek color and texture and taste, and pour it all out for others to savor too. :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. I look forward to the rest of the blog chain this month for their takes on the topic as well.

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  15. Ok, your post makes me want to pull the barbecue grill out of the shed. Unfortunately, it's March and there is still a lot of snow on the ground. Spring can't come soon enough...

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  16. Your wish will soon be granted as we "spring forward" this weekend with daylight savings. Just don't think it will have an effect on the weather in some areas.

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  17. Thanks for this post Chris, I am encouraged to savor the delights of free writing comps.

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  18. This was a really fun post. There's something here for practically everyone! Thanks. :)

    SandiGrace

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  19. Wow, what a list! Thank you. (Methinks you deserve a 'cue for all your hard work.)

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