Monthly Archives: April 2013

GET UP! STAND UP!

      Maybe not directly writing related, but I think we all know what happens to writers in a non-democratic society. http://www.openhousefestival.ca/category/get-up-stand-up/

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“Agent-curated” self-publishing

These days we hear a lot about the new ‘paradigm’ in publishing. Some could be very good for writers, some should be looked at with a jaundiced eye. David Gaughran, who writes a blog called Let’s Get Digital talks about a new, … Continue reading

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Small short story market

They plan to post one short story every day, hence the 365. They do pay, but I have no idea how much. Check them out: Fiction365

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Body language and Emotion Thesaurus

Here are some interesting books and sites which can help when you’re trying to find new expressions. http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/p/the-emotion-thesaurus.html http://www.changingminds.org/techniques/body/body_language.htm

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Fifty Shades of Grey: The New Publishing Paradigm

      Bethany Sales, Publisher and Writer writes, It’s sold 70 million copies worldwide, dominated theNew York Times bestseller list for over 50 weeks, and caused an 80 percent increase in sales for blindfolds. Read More:    

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THE TOP 10 WORST TYPES OF CRITIQUE PARTNERS

      Guest column for Guide to Literary Agents by Donna Cooner, author, blogger, speaker, and teacher currently living in Fort Collins, Colorado. A former  teacher and school administrator, she is a now a professor and  university administrator at Colorado … Continue reading

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Double Dragon seeking submissions

          GENRES: We are currently accepting only SCIENCE FICTION, including Hard (Science) SF, Space Fiction, Sci Fi, Future Fiction, Lost Civilizations, Utopias, Distopias, Disaster Novels, Alternate Histories, Time Travel, Parallel Worlds, etc., and FANTASY, including Myth, Legend, … Continue reading

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Bring Your Limericks to Limerick

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National Writing Competition

Hyperlocal is an interactive story map where Canadians can upload personal stories about the changes they see in their own neighbourhoods. Stories may touch the big issues we face in a fragile economy, or reflect small changes in a neighbourhood (such as … Continue reading

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Writing Contests

Oak Tree Press Oak Tree Press has just opened its annual contest. This year we have two new contests, in addition to our Dark Oak Mystery contest: Mystic Oaks Paranormal and something we are calling “Police Blotter.” This can be fiction or non-fiction … Continue reading

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