Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Call for stories from Adams Media

Literary Cottage is currently seeking entries for two, exciting new anthologies to be published by Adams Media: Woodstock Revisited and My Dog Is My Hero. Please click on our website for full details.
For Woodstock Revisited, we are seeking fifty true stories written by people who attended the 1969 Woodstock Festival. This anthology will document the event itself, but will also provide a portrait of America as that tumultuous decade came to a close. Stories should be historical within the context of 1969, and yet unique to your experience. Stories must be TRUE, 850-1100 words, vivid, and substantive. Adams Media pays $100 and one copy of the book. Literary Cottage offers prizes of $100, $75, and $50 to top three stories respectively. Please carefully review the guidelines and sample story provided on the "Woodstock '69 Guidelines" page available on HURRY - DEADLINE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2008

For My Dog Is My Hero, the fourth book in Adams Media's Hero Series, we are seeking fifty 850-1100-word stories featuring a remarkable dog in your life. Yes, about dogs and only dogs, not cats, or other pets. Adams Media pays $100 per story (one per volume), plus a copy of the book, and Literary Cottage will also award three prizes $100, $75, and $50 for the top three stories respectively. Please review the spelled out guidelines and sample stories on the "Hero Series Guidelines" page available on DEADLINE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2008.
Please, please pass on the word to any and all writers, friends, neighbors, bosses, etc., etc., etc., particularly regarding Woodstock Revisited, as we need fifty solid stories from people who attended the festival in 1969 an, due to the tight deadline, need to reach the largest audience possible in a short amount of time. You can write an "as told to" story if you have friends or family who attended.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Author Visit - Lesley Kagen

Lesley Kagen will do a booksigning of “Whistling in the Dark” and talk about her new July release of “Land of a Hundred Wonders” from 6 to 9 p.m., September 6th at Apple Blossom Books, downtown Oshkosh.

Author Visit - Victoria Houston

Wisconsin mystery author Victoria Houston will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. She will present her latest title of the Loon Lake Fishing Mystery series, "Dead Hot Shot."

Writer's Digest Competitions

Writer's Digest magazine offers several writing competitions throughout the year; those with deadlines in late 2008 are listed below but a complete list (with entry fees, deadlines, submission guidelines, previous winners and other information) can be found here.

Popular Fiction Awards
Deadline: 11/3/2008

Poetry Awards
Deadline: 12/19/2008

Short Short Story Competition
Deadline: 12/1/2008

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Writing Prompt - Aug. 2

The writing prompt for the Saturday, Aug. 2 meeting is: He/she never imagined this would happen to him/her.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Author Visit - Lynn Spencer

Lynn Spencer, author of "Touching History: the Untold Story of the Drama that Unfolded in the Skies over America on 9-11," will do a presentation and booksigning Monday, July 28, 7:00 p.m. at the Oshkosh Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Book Description: The story of the astonishing drama that played out in the skies and in the military installations and air traffic control towers on 9/11 has never before been pieced together and portrayed in a vivid moment-to-moment drama.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Glass Woman Prize

Submissions are now being accepted for the fourth annual Glass Woman Prize. It will be awarded for a work of short fiction or creative non-fiction (prose) written by a woman.

Submission length is between 50 and 5,000 words.

The top prize is $600 and possible (but not obligatory) online publication; two runner up prizes of $100 each and possible (but not obligatory) online publication.

Subject is open, but must be of significance to women. Entries will be judged on passion, excellence, and authenticity in the woman’s writing voice. Previously published work and simultaneous submissions are OK. Copyright is retained by the author.

There is no reading fee.

Submission deadline: September 21, 2008 (receipt date; anything received after that date will be considered for a future prize). Notification date: December 21, 2008.

Call for Submissions - Sci Fi/Fantasy

Jim Baen's Universe is a professional science fiction and fantasy magazine which is published on-line and bi-monthly. Pays 25 cents a word for the first 5,000 words; 15 cents a word thereafter.

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