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June 2013

St. Lawrence Book Award

by SusanDaffron on June 29, 2013

Black Lawrence Press is offering a reduced entry fee for the St. Lawrence Book Award. Regular Deadline: August 31  Regular Entry Fee: $25 Early Bird Deadline: June 30   Early Bird Entry Fee: $20 Full details here: www.blacklawrencepress.submittable.com

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Three professional editors from the region will take part in a panel discussion titled “Working with a Professional Editor” at the July 9 meeting of the Ventura County Writers Club. Club president Kate Sexton will moderate the session. Joining the panel are Greg Elliot, author, editor, screenwriter, and writing professor at UCLA; Tammy Ditmore, professional […]

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APSS Annual Conference

by SusanDaffron on June 29, 2013

Discover how to sell more of your books in large, non-returnable quantities at the First APSS Annual Conference on November 8 – 9, 2013, at the Wyndham Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information, go to: http://www.spannet.org/. This is the organization formerly known as SPAN.

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Open call for mystery stories

by SusanDaffron on June 29, 2013

We had so much fun with The Killer Wore Cranberry back in 2010, and The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Second Helping in 2012, we have to reset the table this year with The Killer Wore Cranberry: Room for Thirds. As in the previous anthologies, all the stories contained within must be about murder and mayhem […]

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Opus/Art of Opus

by Patricia on June 26, 2013

Opus Art of Opus artofopus@gmail.com Art of Opus is a multi-media production and publishing company. They have published The Agnostic Pessimist by Erin White: a novel by Opus.

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SPAWNews Newsletter – June 2013 – YA edition

by SusanDaffron on June 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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PIPW Writers’ Weekend

by SusanDaffron on June 1, 2013

The website for PIPW Writers’ Weekend: Glendale is now live. I have created a special password protected page for SPAWN members to register with a deeper discount than advance registration. Here is the website: www.pipwwritersweekend.com SPAWN members will find the SPAWN password in the June edition of Market Update. (Note that the password is case […]

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Salt Cay Writers Retreat

by SusanDaffron on June 1, 2013

Karen Dionne is cofounder of the writers community Backspace, and organizer of the Backspace Writers Conference held in New York City for the past nine years has a new venture that promises a terrific opportunity for both published and not-yet-published authors who wish to take writing to the next level by working one-on-one with New […]

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New England Crime Bake conference

by SusanDaffron on June 1, 2013

New England Crime Bake 2013, the 12th annual mystery conference for writers and readers, will be held November 8, 9, and 10, at the Hilton Boston/Dedham, Massachusetts. The event is sponsored by the chapters of New England Sisters in Crime and the Mystery Writers of America. For more information, go to http://www.crimebake.org/index.htm

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Write for Magazines class

by SusanDaffron on June 1, 2013

WRITE FOR MAGAZINES, taught by Linda Formichelli START DATE: Sunday, June 9, 2013. Lessons are sent out Sunday and Wednesday. The class also includes two 45-minute group calls (both Basic and Premium students are invited): The first is Thursday, June 6 at 8 pm EST; the second is on Tuesday, July 2 at 8 pm […]

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