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Thursday, December 1, 2011

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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You Do PR Deal for SPAWN Members

by SusanDaffron on December 1, 2011

An emerging new PR company known as www.YouDoPR.com is offering ten SPAWN author members a one-month free membership. Five authors can get a free basic membership (regularly $49 per month), and five members can get the premium membership (regularly $99 per month). Free memberships are on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be a SPAWN […]

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