The Victorian Language of Flowers

The Victorian Language of Flowers

Here is a beautiful post about flowers on this special day for Mother Earth. The meanings of the flowers are well-written and rather romantic!

Tales from the Fairies


In almost every culture in the world flowers have played an important part in the lives of human beings. Flowers appear in religious rituals all over the world, they are also a part of our ceremonies celebrating birth, adulthood, marriage and death. In India Hindus offer Flowers to the Gods when they pray. They put flowers on banana leaf boats and release them into the river carrying their prayers with them. In Japan there are flower viewing festivals called Hanamis to celebrate the blossoming cherry trees. In France they celebrate the Lily of the Valley on May Day.


The Victorian era was the age of the flower garden, and flower symbolism bloomed in these days and became part of the contemporary popular culture. The Victorians used flowers in everyday life, women wore flowers in their hair or pinned on their dresses, and bouquets were sent as Love tokens. The language…

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Social Media Icons Widget

Social Media Icons Widget

WordPress has released a way to add the social media icons in a simpler way!
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Now available in a widget dashboard near you, we present the Social Media Icons Widget! No longer do you have to fiddle around with complicated HTML code to add beautiful social media icons to your blog or website.

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After you save your widget, check out your blog to see how the snazzy new icons look. Then grab yourself a cup of tea, and watch your follower…

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Writing and Poetry Contests!

Writing and Poetry Contests!

Short Stories, Poetry, and Writing Contests!

Enter Today!

For those who like to enter contests, here are a few to mull upon and for those who enter and win, promotion is a given for your current books!



The Prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.
There is a 6,000 word limit.
The entry fee is €12 per story and you can enter as many stories as you like.


Vallum Award for Poetry 2015

DEADLINE JULY 15, 2015 (postmark) * CONTEST NOW OPEN *

1st Prize: $750

2nd Prize: $250

+ publication in Vallum

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Some of the best poets in the world have graced the pages of Vallum: Contemporary Poetry. SEND US YOUR BEST!

Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry 2015. This year’s contest judge is award-winning poet, Stephanie Bolster!


$25 CDN for Canadian residents, $25 USD for international entrants, which includes a free one-year subscription* to Vallum


Register for the Freeditorial Long-Short Story Contest on WTD!

This may be the most important moment of your journey as a writer.

Register for the Freeditorial Long-Short Story Contest—and you could win up to 15,000 dollars!

There is no registration or entry fee! And you even get a present for registering! You’ll receive the report 10 Vital Self-Editing Tips  immediately after registration. Once you’ve registered, you can submit your story or stories at any time until the close of the contest on June 4th.

The Freeditorial Long-Short Story Contest on WritetoDone

This contest is for ‘long-short story fiction’, i.e. stories between 10,000 and 40,000 words. Entries must be in English. Ultimately, your story will be judged by its popularity and its literary merits.

The cool thing about this process is that the audience has a say in how successful your story will be! And you’ll get exposure as a writer, right from the start of the contest.


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