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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

SPAWNews Newsletter – December 2010

by SusanDaffron on December 1, 2010

Table of Contents
President’s Letter
Editor’s Note
New Board Member—Welcome Donna Lee Anderson
LA Times Festival of Books Information
Market Update by Patricia Fry
Book Doctor by Bobbie Christmas
Poemcrazy—Book Review by Patricia Fry
Member News
Blogging to Promote Books, Part II by Andrea Hazard
Blog Carnivals by Joel Friedlander
Monetizing Your Blog: A Beginner’s Experience by Wendy Dager
Untreed Reads by Jay Hartman
Featured Members—James and Lisa Murphy
Writing Something Different by Lin Holdeman

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The Big Moose Prize

by SusanDaffron on December 1, 2010

Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Big Moose Prize for an unpublished novel. The prize is open to new, emerging, and established writers. The winner of this contest will receive book publication, a $1,000 cash award, and ten copies of the book.

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Market Update – December 2010

by SusanDaffron on December 1, 2010

Message From the Editor – What did you get out of (or miss) in the Market Update this year?
Here’s What’s New – The return of a popular So. Cal. writers’ conferences and changes at Writing Raw, Author Mania, All Book Review and others.
Opportunities for Freelance Writers—20 markets for fiction/nonfiction. 13 of them high-paying.
Opportunities for Authors – 10 publishers seeking your manuscript.
Book Promotion Opportunities – 6 of them.
Opportunities for Artists and Photographers – 4 job boards and two significant websites
Opportunities for Scriptwriters – a GREAT opportunity and a competition.
Resources – Single Copy, LitSay, Essential Writers and AllTop
Going, Going, Gone – 127 Magazines folded so far this year.
Bonus Item – An overview of 2011 Writer’s Market

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