Craft Flash Fiction

Craft Flash Fiction


Welcome to CRAFT’s first flash fiction contest for unpublished stories up to 1,000 words!

Guest judge Benjamin Percy will select three winning stories and each receive:

  • $1,000 award & a bundle of the Rose Metal Press Field Guides
  • Publication in CRAFT, with an introduction by Benjamin Percy, and an Author’s Note (craft essay) to accompany the story
  • A micro-interview with our flash fiction section editor, Tommy Dean

Plus an editors’ choice round—we’ll be awarding $150 and publication to four stories we just can’t let go.

Submit Here

The 15 Minute Guide to Parenting
by Carol S. Kennedy


This is a self-help, hands-on Christian Workbook. It may be used as a companion to THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PARENTING FROM A TO Z SO HELP ME GOD, also by Dr. Carol Kennedy. Or, it can easily be used as a resource for individuals or families as a stand alone tool. This workbook is a catalyst for discussion and application for families. Choose one topic at a time and apply it to your own situation. Have fun with this guide!

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A Second Taste of Chocolate for the Soul

by Dr. Carol Kennedy

Second Taste of Chocolate

Do you like chocolate? Do you find it sweet, satisfying and delicious? God’s Word can be the same. Once it becomes part of your daily diet, you will hunger for it. This book is the second in a series of AWARD WINNING TASTE OF CHOCOLATE FOR THE SOUL books.

Dr. Carol shows the reader how God’s Word can sweeten relationships and solve problems through stories and psalms. The first section showcases psalms written by her and grandson Tyler. What a delightful journey!

A favorite grandson psalm:
“God, You Are Like Ice Cream to Me”.

Popular stories/testimonies:
“God Will Knock Your Socks Off!” and “Kaleidoscopes Need Light.”

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could get people as excited about God’s Word as they are about chocolate?

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Carol Kennedy


Dr. Carol Kennedy has over three decades experience teaching, consulting, writing, and speaking to varied audiences. She transforms a God-Whisper into a seminar or book laced with knowledge, humor and inspiration. Popular seminars: “How is the Word Like Chocolate?” “Raising Readers and Thinkers,” and “What’s Your Monster?”

Need an inspirational speaker? Please visit

Carol’s books



Nancy Daversa

Nancy Daversa

Nancy Bialy Daversa is a Poet Laureate, who lives part-time in Pennsylvania and winters on Sanibel Island. A teacher who has taught at Rosemont College, Widener University, Big Arts on Sanibel and is currently teaching at Immaculata University. When not teaching she have worked  as a consultant for media productions, executive television producer, co-wrote a soap opera for television, published author, scriptwriter, editor and has now developed a new way to teach writing by using pattern pieces, which are packaged like sewing or wood working patterns.

Her degrees are in English, Behavioral Science, Sociology, and Paralegal Studies specializing in Elder Law.

Nancy worked as a Criminal Clerk and Assistant to a Judge dealing with all types of criminal cases, even working on-call in the middle of the night.



WD Popular Fiction


SUBMIT YOUR BEST SHORT STORIES in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards for a chance to win $2,500 in cash, a feature interview in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your writing career, choose your favorite categories and enter your best short stories of 4,000 words or less.


  • Mystery/Crime
  • Horror
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Thriller/Suspense
  • Young Adult

For the best price, enter by September 16, 2019.
Final deadline, October 14, 2019

Creative Writing Class

Barbara Sanders four-week creative writing class starts
Thursday, September 19, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Lake Kennedy Senior Center,
400 Santa Barbara Blvd,
Cape Coral, FL 33991

The next 4-week creative class will start on Thursday, October 24th, same time, same place.

 Please call Lake Kennedy to get on the sign-up list: 239-574-0575.

2019, GPLA is moving to Seven mode. It seems like an age ago,  the year 2013, when the inaugural edition of the Grand Prix of Literary Associations was launched. We have grown up a lot since then, thanks to you, associations, authors and publishers from Africa and the World. In 2019, we write page 7 of our success story. Altogether. Your works – Oh nuggets and wonders!  are all welcome. Listen, literature is calling you to passion! Be there where it happens. For more info.

Craig Handel

For more than 40 years, Craig Handel has written for newspapers in Wisconsin, Arizona, California, Massachusetts and Florida, with his stories being picked up by newspapers in the United States and beyond. He has covered the highest level of college sports while tracking local athletes in high school, college and the pros. Recently, he has gotten to know Collier and Lee County community leaders through stories on various aspects of health, philanthropy and community service. After taking a buyout with The News-Press after 20 years, Craig started his own business – Handel on Writing. He helps people craft personalized stories for their websites. Besides writing freelance stories for Shell Point Magazine, Craig also coaches writers and is working on a couple of book ideas. In his latest project, he is working with founder Wilson Hawthorne on developing ‘American Business Writers’. The idea is to provide concierge writing services and making writing more concise so businesses can improve their message, which can help them make more money. Craig can be reached at



Marketing Seminar for Authors

Many authors want to know more about how to promote their book and get more sales.

ABC Books 4 Children & Adults, Inc has some answers for you. We are hosting a marketing seminar on November 14, 2019, from 6 pm – 9-pm in Palmetto at the St Mary’s Episcopal Church. You can register for this event on Eventbrite.

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Date And Time

Thu, November 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST


St Mary’s Episcopal Church
1010 24th Avenue West
Palmetto, FL 34221
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