Monthly Archives: January 2012

UofT and Western Sign Agreement with ACCESS COPYRIGHT

TORONTO Jan. 30, 2012 ‐ The University of Toronto and Western University today announced that they have each reached an agreement with Access Copyright to allow their communities to reproduce copyright‐protected materials in both print and digital formats. Read more… Joint Media Release

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POISON PEN PRESS Discover Mystery Contest

Entries due April 30. Details and entry forms online.

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Self-Editing: Back to Basics

David Gaughran hosts Karin Cox and she writes an excellent blog about editing your own work and how you can only go so far before you need someone else to look at you manuscript. Self-Editing

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THE NEW QUARTERLY Announces Contests for Fiction, Personal Essay, Occasional Verse

The New Quarterly is proud to announce The Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award, sponsored by the St. Jerome’s University English Dept. Winning Story: $1,000 Deadline: May 28, 2012

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HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT in Deal with Amazon for Adult Titles

Publishers Weekly reports: Looking to broaden its distribution of print books, Amazon Publishing has reached a licensing agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for HMH to publish and distribute all adult titles from Amazon Publishing’s New York office under New Harvest, … Continue reading

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SUMMIT STUDIOS Story Contest

Happy New Year! My name is Matt Jackson. I’m the owner of a small publishing company called Summit Studios, and I wanted to let you know that we have recently organized a story contest that will be running until February 29, 2012.

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Written Word Finds a New Clique

Our own Elaine Cougler and President Pat Brown talk to Metro about the London Writers Society. Metro London

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A New Writing School

Whether you are just beginning down the path of writing or have several published books under your belt, The Writing School offers a wide variety of classes. Classes that can teach you how to define your idea. Instructors that can … Continue reading

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Margie Lawson Writer’s Academy

Margie Lawson is a well-known writing teacher who strives to take her students to the next level. She’s good at showing an author how to deepen their stories and their characters. She offers a variety through her academy web site. … Continue reading

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J.A. Konrath’s Blog on Self-Publishing

J.A. Konrath has become  a bit of a legend in the self-publishing world. He has a popular blog where he freely talks about his successes and his failures. He was a New York-published author with a mystery series. It sold well, … Continue reading

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List of 2012 Book Festivals and Writers Conferences

On her blog, Sylvia L. Ramsey has compiled a list of writing conferences and book festivals. There’s something here for everybody and some are close to home as well. http://wwwthouhtfulreflections.blogspot.com/2012/01/list-of-2012-book-festivals-and-writers.html Even if you can’t get to a conference, some have added … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions – CROOKED CAT PUBLISHING

Crooked Cat Publishing is a new ebook publisher based in the UK. They write: We provide a home for talented writers with exceptional storylines. We are open to submissions in the following genres:

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