Saturday, August 09, 2014

Writing opps. Lit contest. News. No book reviews.

Given the less-than-raving responses, from some of our audience, to my "review" of a book a couple of weeks ago, today I only provide information that comes from others.
But I'll be back with more, soon.

From Sarah Cortez, professional writer, editor and teacher.
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
Let’s help the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) work for you.

For the next two years, I’ll be part of the TCA Touring Roster—an elite selection of Texas artists who are available to work statewide for non-profits, state and local government organizations, schools, colleges, universities, and libraries. Your organization, if qualified, may recoup up to 50% of the total cost to have me appear for a half day or full day to work with audience/students on creative writing skills.

Just about everything you need to know is on my website at Let’s get together on a topic and a date, then put those TCA funds to work for you.

All the best,

BRP accepting submissions

Barking Rain Press is an imprint of the BRP Publishing Group, a US-based, non-profit publisher of books and eBooks that is registered in Washington State. We publish novels and novellas in a variety of genres, including General Literature, Speculative Fiction (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction), Mystery/Crime, Romance, Suspense/Thrillers, Westerns and YA/Young Adult.

We seek emerging and mid-career authors. Many of our authors have published in magazines, ezines, anthologies or other publications (a resume including a list of prior publications can strengthen your submission). Although prior publications are important, they are not a requirement; part of our mission is to present promising new authors alongside previously published writers.

BRP publishes complete novels or novellas of at least 20,000 words to sell through the BRP website and other partner sites in print and eBook formats. We also consider Short story collections with a strong central theme, written by a single author; and reprints of previously published works that are out-of-print, so long as the author owns BOTH worldwide electronic and print rights. While we are open to a variety of literary genres, we are NOT open to submissions containing certain subject matter. See our website for more info.

To have your work considered for publication, please use our Submissions Contact Form to request the appropriate email address to send us your submission. Please DO NOT include your query letter or other information in this request. We are accepting submissions from August 1-31 this year.
You can join our Submissions eMail List to be notified in advance of open submissions periods, and to receive information about submitting your manuscript during an open submission period.

Barking Rain Press produces 12-14 titles each year, and our books reflect the individual tastes of our small staff. BR looks for writing that inspires and/or entertains the reader with a unique voice. Go here for the complete information.

Interview with

Poet Laueate Thelma T. Reyna

The Latina Book Club is proud to welcome back author Thelma T. Reyna, newly named Poet Laureate of the Altadena Library District. We’d also like to congratulate Thelma on her new poetry collection. We want to hear all about its debut in Italy. Read about it all here.

2014 Omnidawn
Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Contest
        August 1–October 22, 2014        Judge: Kate Bernheimer

The winner of the annual Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Competition wins a $1,000 prize, publication of the chapbook with a full color cover by Omnidawn, 100 free copies of the winning book, and extensive display advertising and publicity, including prominent display ads in Poets & Writers Magazine, Rain Taxi Review of Books and other publications.

For this contest, Fabulist Fiction includes magic realism and literary forms of fantasy, science fiction, horror, fable and myth. Stories can be primarily realistic, with elements of non-realism, or primarily, or entirely non-realistic.

Open to all writers. Story submissions must be original, in English, and previously unpublished. 5,000 to 12,000 words, consisting of one or multiple stories. Postal and online submissions accepted. All Omnidawn poetry competitions are blind. Online entries must be received and postal entries must be postmarked between August 1 and October 22, 2014 at midnight PDT. Reading fee is $18. For $2 extra to cover shipping cost, entrants may choose to receive a copy of the winning chapbook or any Omnidawn fiction title, including our highly acclaimed ParaSheres anthology of fabulist and new wave fabulist fiction. Poetry chapbook contests winner will be announced to our email list and on this web page in May, 2015, and we expect to publish the winning chapbook in August, 2015. Go here for all the information.

Es todo, hoy, de mí,

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