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December 2011

Ventura County Writers Club Short Story Contest

by SusanDaffron on December 30, 2011

The three top winners of the 12th Annual Ventura County Writers Club Short Story Contest will be presented and afforded with the opportunity to read their winning entries at the January 10 meeting of the Ventura County Writers Club (VCWC). The first-place winning entry will be published in the Ventura County Star newspaper’s Sunday edition […]

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Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest

by SusanDaffron on December 30, 2011

The Grand Prize is $1,000. Second place wins $100 and there will be three honorable mentions. There are no restrictions on content, style, genre, or length. All five finalists will be published online in the June 2012 issue of Gemini. Entry fee: $4. Deadline: March 31, 2012. Enter by email or snail mail. Also check […]

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Mystery Writing Bootcamp and Tea

by SusanDaffron on December 30, 2011

Mystery Writing Bootcamp and Tea Led by Publishing Professionals Shelly Lowenkopf and Toni Lopopolo Two writing workshops will be held in February, part of the ongoing educational offerings from the Pacific Institute for Professional Writing. The first is a Fiction Writing Bootcamp-Mystery Writer Edition, to be held February 4 and 5 in Thousand Oaks, California and […]

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Writing Courses from the Renegade Writer

by SusanDaffron on December 30, 2011

Write for Magazines, taught by Linda Formichelli START DATE: Monday, January 9, 2012 (sign up now—there are just ten spaces in the premium version of the course). DURATION: 8 weeks COURSE DESCRIPTION: If you want to write for magazines but don’t know how to get started—or if you need some motivation to get you going—this […]

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SPAWNews Newsletter – December 2011

by SusanDaffron on December 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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ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards

by SusanDaffron on December 1, 2011

ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards were established to bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. ForeWord is the only review trade journal devoted exclusively to books from independent houses. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be awarded in each category. A […]

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Beach Book Festival Call for Entries

by SusanDaffron on December 1, 2011

The 2012 Beach Book Festival has issued a call for entries—self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, teenage, how-to, science fiction, romance, comics, poetry, spiritual, compilations/anthologies, history, business and health-oriented books. The grand prize for the 2012 Beach Book Festival is $1500 cash and a flight to New York. More information and registration […]

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Los Angeles Book Festival Call for Entries

by SusanDaffron on December 1, 2011

The 2011 Los Angeles Book Festival has issued a call for entries in general non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, cookbooks, science fiction, business, spiritual, genre-based, how-to, photography/art, spiritual, poetry, foreign language, romance and mysteries, teenage/young adult, and the wild card (anything goes!) categories published on or after January 1, 2008. Entries can be in English, […]

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The Blotter Writing Contest

by SusanDaffron on December 1, 2011

Publishing consultant Laine Cunningham teams up annually with The Blotter, a nonprofit literary magazine, to sponsor a writing contest. The award is open to all book-length fiction, such as novels, novellas, collections of linked short stories, and manuscripts that merge genres. The first contest winners included a literary manuscript, a crime novel, and a linked […]

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Damselfly Press Seeks Submissions

by SusanDaffron on December 1, 2011

Damselfly Press, an online literary journal for women, is pleased to announce their seventeenth issue. They are seeking electronic submissions of original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by female writers only. The eighteenth issue will be available January 15, 2012. If you’d like to submit, please visit the guidelines section at http://damselflypress.net/submissions and send your submission […]

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