Whipping Up A New Past (The Goddess of Death Series)
by Xander Blue

Whippin up a new past

What would you do if you could Time Travel?
Would you plunder ancient treasures?
Perhaps sight-see long-lost cities or visit famous disasters?

Janet Sun knows what she would do.
She is resolved to travel to the Wild West of 1860s America and right a wrong.

Even if it kills her.

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Paris

Paris _ The 2022 Paris Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best of international publishing.

The 2022 Paris Book Festival will consider major publisher, independent publisher and self-published works in the following categories: non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, cookbooks, compilations/anthologies; young adult, how-to, photography/art, unpublished stories, business, poetry, spiritual/religious, travel and the wild card (anything goes!).

Entries can be in French, English, Spanish, German or Portuguese and can be published, self-published or issued by an independent publishing house. There is no date of publication restriction.

Submitted works will be judged by a panel of publishing industry experts using the following criteria:

  1. General excellence and the author’s passion for telling a good story.
  2. The potential of the work to gain a wider audience in the worldwide market.

Deadline submissions in each category must be received by the close of business on August 25, 2022. Those who place in each category will be notified by e-mail shortly after the final entry deadline and the results will be posted at  www.parisbookfestival.com.

More information here.

Consultations

Black Lawrence Press seeks innovative, electrifying, and thoroughly intoxicating manuscripts that ensnare themselves in our hearts and minds and won’t let go. During our June and November Open Reading Periods, we accept submissions in the following categories: novel, novella, short story collection (full-length and chapbook), poetry (full-length and chapbook), biography & cultural studies, translation (from the German), and creative nonfiction. We are now also accepting proposals for anthologies.

Black Lawrence Press accepts submissions exclusively through our online submission manager, Submittable. We are not able to accept submissions via email or postal mail.

Click here to submit

July 2022

Speaker: Charley Valera
Topic: Pitch Your Writing
July 16, 2022, 10 a.m. to Noon
Charley Valera
Location: Map
Word of Life Church
6111 South Pointe Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919

 Charley Valera has appeared on NBC/NECN, WPRI and other TV outlets. He’s been featured in magazines, newspapers and radio throughout the country. Valera writes articles and blogs for various media on topics from WWII, real estate and aviation. My Father’s War: Memories from Our Honored WWII Soldiers covers both theaters and all branches of war during WWII.  This book features more than a hundred personal photos and stories from WWII veterans. A licensed commercial pilot, Realtor, author, filmmaker, public speaker, father of two boys and husband to Cheryl, they live in southwest Florida. He can be reached through www.charleyvalera.com.

pen america literary awardsBook submissions to the 2023 PEN America Literary Awards are open, now through August 1.

This coming year, we will confer some $380,000 to writers and translators at all stages of their careers. We hope you and your colleagues will help us spread the word and encourage the submission of your favorite books published in the 2022 calendar year.

We are accepting digital submissions for the following book awards:

Submissions are accepted from June 1, 2022 through August 1, 2022 and you can learn more about submitting books here.

We are also accepting submissions for the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Nominations are now open for the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award and the PEN/Nora Magid Award for Magazine Editing.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or our awards team at awards@pen.org with any questions or concerns.

We look forward to celebrating the year’s best writing with you!

Marriage – Lifespan Vol. 6

Submissions for Marriage Lifespan Vol. 6 are NOW OPEN.

Submissions opened 1st May 2022 and will now close 31st July 2022.

From 2021 through to 2024, Pure Slush is planning a 12-volume anthology series, looking across the Lifespan.

This is a unique opportunity to contribute works taking characters across the arc of their whole lives, whether prose or poetry, fiction or non-fiction.

Or alternately, to create unlinked works.

Submit to one … or a few … or many … or all.

Your Marriage submission must be:

  • original, so previously unpublished online or in print (so that includes authors’ websites and blogs)
  • 150 word minimum limit for fiction and non-fiction, stories and essays / maximum 1000 words. (That’s for each story / essay: maximum number of prose pieces you can submit is 3.)
  • 80 word minimum limit for poetry / maximum 1000 words. (That’s for each poem: maximum number of poems you can submit is 5.)
  • must include something about marriage or long-term intimate relationships.

You must be minimum 18 years of age to submit.

If you have any questions, please email edpureslush@live.com.au.

To submit, click here. Please include the word MARRIAGE, plus your name and the title of your submission, and the word count. (Please note: word counts do not include titles or your name.)

ANTHOLOGY POETRY AWARD

Anthology AwardsEntries are now invited for the Anthology Poetry Award.

Established to recognise and encourage excellence in the craft of poetry writing and to provide a platform for publication, it is open to original and previously unpublished poems in the English language. Entries are invited from poets of all nationalities, living anywhere in the world. Poems submitted must be on the theme of ‘Dreams’ and should not exceed 40 lines. There is no limit to entries per person.

It is not a requirement, but is advisable to refer to Anthology magazine or purchase a copy before submitting your work, so that you can see the type of material we publish. Subscriptions and single copies are available to purchase through our online shop.

The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and the chance to see their work published in a future issue of Anthology Magazine.

The winner will also receive a one year subscription to Anthology Magazine

Submission Deadline & Entry Fees: 
Early Bird: 31 July 2022 – €10 per poem
Deadline: 31 October 2022 – €15 per poem

For full details: https://anthology-magazine.com/poetry-award/

 

August 2022

Speaker: Mary Lou Williams
Workshop Topic: The Art and Craft of the Personal Story
August 20, 2022, 10 a.m. to Noon
In person and Zoom meeting

Mary Lou WilliamsLocation: Map
Word of Life Church
6111 South Pointe Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Handout for Workshop

Using two tried and true techniques, the Memory Map and the “StoryBox,”
participants will learn a fun, easy way to pull numerous story ideas out of their
own personal life experiences and turn any one of them into a well-rounded tale.
Participants will leave the workshop with one new piece that will contain all the
bones of a good story. Whether a story lover, a family storyteller, a performing
teller, a writer or a public speaker – this workshop will help participants build their
repertoires, enhance any presentation and transform life experiences into spellbinding narratives.

What participants will get from this workshop:

  • The Memory Map technique for finding a personal story
  • The “StoryBox” technique for crafting a personal story
  • A new tale that contains all the bones of a good story

Mary Lou Williams is a retired teacher and a professional storyteller. She holds a masters degree in education from Columbia University.  She has served on the board of the Florida Storytelling Association and has produced local storytelling workshops and concerts featuring national tellers.  She is also a member of Toastmasters and has achieved the Distinguished Toastmaster award.  She has written a book of her stories called Ten Fractured Fairy TalesShe is a member of The Storytellers of the Round Table, a quartet of storytellers that produce and perform storytelling showcases at the Sugden theatre in Naples and the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers and perform regularly at Brambles English Tea Room in Naples. She won first place in the Story Slam contest at the 2018 Florida Storytelling Festival and was a featured teller at the 2018 Stone Soup Festival, the official state storytelling festival of South Carolina.  She won first place in the District 48 Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest  on May 13, 2022.