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August 2011

Writer’s Retreat on a Cruise Ship

by SusanDaffron on August 23, 2011

One-of-a-kind WRITERS’ RETREAT on a cruise ship to Mexican Riviera: Sunday Feb. 5 – 12, 2012. Teachers will guide story development, visual thinking, and journaling. Writers and non – writers are welcome. Learn more: http://loveboatretreat.webs.com/ ” This will be the first getaway. Each year they would like to go to different parts of the world, […]

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Ventura County Book & Author Fair

by SusanDaffron on August 23, 2011

A new literary event for writers, publishers, people looking for new books to read and those wishing to learn more about the craft of writing, will take place Saturday, November 5th. 10AM to 4PM, at the Pleasant Valley Community Park Auditorium in Camarillo. The Ventura County Book & Author Fair will feature speakers, educational seminars, […]

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Howl at the Moon Writers Conference

by SusanDaffron on August 23, 2011

Howl at the Moon Writers Conference for those who write or aspire to write hosted by the High Desert Branch of the California Writers Club. Saturday, October 1, 2011     8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  $45 Lewis Center for Academic Excellence 17500 Mana Rd., Apple Valley 92307 Featured writers include • Jennifer Grisanti—Adding Fiction To Your […]

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Minnesota Book Awards

by SusanDaffron on August 23, 2011

Nominations for the 24th annual Minnesota Book Awards are open through Friday, December 9, 2011. To be eligible, a book must be written by a Minnesota resident, published this calendar year, and fit within one of the eight book categories: Children’s Literature, General Nonfiction, Genre Fiction, Memoir & Creative Nonfiction, Minnesota, Novel & Short Story, […]

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Hognander Minnesota History Award

by SusanDaffron on August 23, 2011

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is pleased to announce the creation of the Hognander Minnesota History Award. This award, supported by the Hognander Family Foundation, recognizes and celebrates the most outstanding scholarly work by an author on a topic of Minnesota history. Eligible books for the new award are book-length works of […]

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New England Book Festival

by SusanDaffron on August 23, 2011

The 2011 New England Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the holiday season. All entries must be in English. There is no date of publication restriction. Grand prize is $1500 cash and a flight to the awards ceremony in Boston, to be held in […]

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SPAWNews Newsletter – August 2011

by SusanDaffron on August 1, 2011

Sandra Murphy, Editor For contributions to the newsletter and Letters to the Editor, please email the editor of SPAWNews: editor@spawn.org. Those of you who are SPAWN members, be sure to visit the Members Only Area to read this month’s Market Update. Go to http://www.spawn.org and click Log In. You will be asked for your username […]

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2011 St. Lawrence Book Award

by SusanDaffron on August 1, 2011

Black Lawrence Press is currently accepting submissions for the 2011 St. Lawrence Book Award, an annual award that is given for an unpublished collection of short stories or poems. The St. Lawrence Book Award is open to any writer who has not yet published a full-length collection of short stories or poems. The winner of […]

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2012 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award

by SusanDaffron on August 1, 2011

Nominations for the 2012 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award are now open. This award honors books produced by small publishers each year for outstanding contribution to Christian life. This year, nominations are being accepted in twelve categories. Any small publisher can nominate books for the award. Nominations are accepted in the following […]

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ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards

by SusanDaffron on August 1, 2011

ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards program was established to bring increased attention from librarians and booksellers to the literary achievements of independent publishers and self-published authors. ForeWord Reviews is the only review trade journal devoted exclusively to covering books from independent houses—ranging in size from university presses publishing hundreds of tiles per year to […]

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