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LeftCoast Crime 2014

by SusanDaffron on September 1, 2013

LeftCoast Crime, March 20-23, 2014: Portola Hotel, Monterey, California. Thursday, March 20: Sue Grafton. Friday-Saturday, March 21-22: Cara Black and Louise Penny interviews. Sunday, March 23: Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini Interviews. Sunday, March 23: Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Led by Jan Burke & Jerrilyn Farmer. Workshop Wednesday, March 19, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. […]

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Bouchercon 2013

by SusanDaffron on September 1, 2013

In Albany, New York, at the EmpireStatePlaza September 19-22, 2013, the 44th Bouchercon, the world’s leading convention for crime fiction readers, writers and others, honoring our guests Sue Grafton, P.C. Doherty, Tess Gerritsen, Steve Hamilton and more. Go to www.regonline.com/bcon2013 to register online. http://bcon2013.com/ for details.

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Unsplendid seeks submissions

by SusanDaffron on August 1, 2013

http://www.unsplendid.com   http://www.unsplendid.com/subguide_frames.htm Unsplendid will be devoting its Winter 2014 issue exclusively to poems and prose by women. In addition to poems, we invite prose craft statements, meditations, manifestos, and beyond, in response to the broad question “Whither form?” To accommodate a wide range of voices, we must limit prose statements to 500 words. The deadline […]

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Literary journal seeks submissions

by SusanDaffron on August 1, 2013

Damselfly press, an online literary journal for women, is pleased to announce their twenty-fourth issue. They are seeking electronic submissions of original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by female writers only. If you’d like to submit, please visit their guidelines section at http://damselflypress.net/submissions. Deadline is September 15, 2013. These are the e-mail addresses per genre editor: […]

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Ventura County Writers Club

by SusanDaffron on August 1, 2013

Ventura Breeze publisher Sheldon Brown will talk about how and why he founded the newspaper when he addresses Ventura County Writers Club. The meeting is at the Pleasant Valley Senior Center in Camarillo at 7:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Brown will share why, without any prior knowledge of writing or […]

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Three professional editors from the region will take part in a panel discussion titled “Working with a Professional Editor” at the July 9 meeting of the Ventura County Writers Club. Club president Kate Sexton will moderate the session. Joining the panel are Greg Elliot, author, editor, screenwriter, and writing professor at UCLA; Tammy Ditmore, professional […]

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APSS Annual Conference

by SusanDaffron on June 29, 2013

Discover how to sell more of your books in large, non-returnable quantities at the First APSS Annual Conference on November 8 – 9, 2013, at the Wyndham Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information, go to: http://www.spannet.org/. This is the organization formerly known as SPAN.

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Open call for mystery stories

by SusanDaffron on June 29, 2013

We had so much fun with The Killer Wore Cranberry back in 2010, and The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Second Helping in 2012, we have to reset the table this year with The Killer Wore Cranberry: Room for Thirds. As in the previous anthologies, all the stories contained within must be about murder and mayhem […]

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PIPW Writers’ Weekend

by SusanDaffron on June 1, 2013

The website for PIPW Writers’ Weekend: Glendale is now live. I have created a special password protected page for SPAWN members to register with a deeper discount than advance registration. Here is the website: www.pipwwritersweekend.com SPAWN members will find the SPAWN password in the June edition of Market Update. (Note that the password is case […]

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Salt Cay Writers Retreat

by SusanDaffron on June 1, 2013

Karen Dionne is cofounder of the writers community Backspace, and organizer of the Backspace Writers Conference held in New York City for the past nine years has a new venture that promises a terrific opportunity for both published and not-yet-published authors who wish to take writing to the next level by working one-on-one with New […]

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