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February 2013

Ventura County Writers Club

by SusanDaffron on February 28, 2013

Perie Longo will discuss how prose and poetry mix, match, and part company at the March 12 meeting of the Ventura County Writers Club. Ms. Longo, Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara (2007-09), is considered one of the area’s most acclaimed poets. The opening speaker will be OjaiValley author Susan Hart Hellman, on using location and […]

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Global Book Contest

by SusanDaffron on February 28, 2013

Global Book Contest 2013 and please pass the word to fellow writers about it. The Competition is open to all authors in the United States, Canada and UK. Open to self-published or independent publishers, digital and POD too, for work published January 2011 to present. Grand prize: One-hour book marketing consultation with Brian Jud and […]

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John Sharer

by Patricia on February 13, 2013

John Sharer jsharer@gibsondunn.com John is a trial lawyer, law professor and author of “Honor Knows No Borders,” a mystery novel of WWII involving danger and death in war-torn London and in the North African desert POW camp. This book is loosely based on the author’s experiences as a boy in London during the blitz and […]

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Terryl Shouba/Marsh House Books

by Patricia on February 4, 2013

Terryl Shouba Marsh House Books marshhousebooks@gmail.com Terryl is an advocate for mental health. Since 2005, she has written and spoken out about the power of therapy to change someone’s life. Her book, “Conversations About Therapy: People Tell Their Stories,” squarely faces the stigma of emotional distress in its countless forms, and its stories embody a […]

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Sybrina Durant

by Patricia on February 1, 2013

Sybrina Durant sybrina@phrasethesaurus.com www.sybrina.com Sybrina is the author and publisher of “Learn to Tie a Tie With The Rabbit and The Fox”  

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SPAWNews Newsletter – February 2013

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2013

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 and password. If […]

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Write Here, Write Now Workshop

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2013

“Write Here, Write Now!” retreat/workshop is in March on Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. Open to all levels with time for quiet reflection and writing, gatherings for feedback, optional readings in the evenings. The emphasis will be on prose (fiction, nonfiction), but poets are also welcome. Stay at the Sea View Inn between the beach and […]

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California Book Contest

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2013

Second Annual California Book Contest now seeing submissions. Winners receive reading by agents and consultations by publishing/book promotion professionals. Deadline March 31, 2013. http://bookcontest2013.luckycinda.com/

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Al Blanchard Award Contest

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2013

The Al Blanchard Award Contest for 2013 has officially begun. The prize includes a $100 cash award, publication in Level Best Books’ eleventh anthology of short crime fiction by New England authors, free admission to the Crime Bake conference, and a handsome plaque. Although the award is presented at the Crime Bake in November, the […]

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Ventura County Poetry Contest

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2013

The Ventura County Writers Club announced its twelfth annual poetry contest, which includes an exciting audio/visual category to address more forms of poetry. The contest will continue its two youth categories for poets under 18: Division A is open to entrants ages 13 to 18; Division B is open to poets ages 12 and under. […]

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