Sunday, October 30, 2011

WAE: writers agents editors

WAE stands for writers, agents, editors. It's apparently the first social
network for the aforementioned kinds of people. The group will launch soon.
You can visit now at http://waenet.com/

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor
of many others. Blog www.elmasalmanac.blogspot.com Website www.elma03.com

Sunday, October 23, 2011

writers ages 13-19: Claremont Review opportunity

The Claremont Review, a periodical based in Victoria, British Columbia,

publishes writing by people ages 13-19. They have guidelines for general

submissions, and also run contests. Here's the link:
http://theclaremontreview.ca/

Saturday, October 22, 2011

PIA e-book contest deadline Nov. 1

Publishing Innovation Awards [PIA] is running a contest for the best e-book
or enhanced e-book. Deadline November 1, 2011. The link follows. If it
doesn't work for you, search on the words publishing innovation awards and
it should come up. http://www.publishinginnovationawards.com/

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor
of many others. Blog www.elmasalmanac.blogspot.com Website www.elma03.com

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mennonite editor opportunity

CONTRACT EDITOR needed for Rejoice!, the quarterly devotional magazine
published by MennoMedia and Kindred Productions. Editor solicits
devotionals from writers, edits them, works with copyeditors and
proofreaders, and manages the production schedule. Application deadline
November 15, 2011. Here's the link:
http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/publications/mb_herald/jobs/?jobid=94

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor
of many others. Blog www.elmasalmanac.blogspot.com Website www.elma03.com

jobs for college/university/grad students

This appears to be a good site for college and university students and
graduates students looking for employment: http://www.jobpostings.ca/
Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor
of many others. Blog www.elmasalmanac.blogspot.com Website www.elma03.com

Sunday, October 16, 2011

GEIST opportunity for emerging Canadian writers

If you're an emerging Canadian writer [not published or not published much],
you may be interested in this:
GEIST EMERGING WRITER OF THE MONTH:
An enlightened online space for new writers to test-drive their work.
Website: http://www.geist.com/gewm
How it works
Emerging writers are invited to submit short written works online. Geist
chooses and publishes one piece each month on a dedicated web page. Geist
readers and like-minded people are then invited to comment on the featured
work.

Who is eligible

a.. Canadian students enrolled in secondary or post-secondary courses
and/or writing workshops are eligible.
b.. The writer should have no more than 2 short works published in
established print or online magazines, books or websites. (Blogs, zines and
in-house school publications are exempt.)
c.. Geist staff, board members, editors and interns are not eligible.
d.. If you aren't sure whether you are eligible, send us a note
ask:gewm@geist.com.
What to submit
Prose: 500 words maximum; fiction or non-fiction; short piece or stand-alone
excerpt of a longer piece.
Poetry: 50 lines maximum in any form.
Photo essay: 3 photos and 150 words of text maximum. Submit as one image
file-JPG, TIFF or PDF, at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
Comix and other graphica: 2 pages maximum. Page dimensions should not exceed
8.5×11 inches. Submit as one image file-JPG, TIFF or PDF, at a minimum
resolution of 300 dpi.

How to submit

a.. Send your work as an email attachment to gewm@geist.com.
b.. Include a brief message with your name, the name of your school and/or
workshop and expected date of graduation.
c.. You may submit one piece of work every month, but do not submit the
same piece more than once.
d.. There is no submission fee for writers, and Geist does not offer
payment for submissions published online.
Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor
of many others. Blog www.elmasalmanac.blogspot.com Website www.elma03.com

Friday, October 14, 2011

moms with chronic illness

Lisa Copen is working on a book for moms with a chronic illness. She's looking for parenting tips for moms with problems such as limited mobility, constant exhaustion and limited transportation.

From Lisa:

If you have written a parenting book, please email me the name of it. If you have an interest in providing some quotes, let me know.

If you have friends who are parents with illness, I have set up a facebook page at http://momwithillness.com for them to help share their stories/experiences/confessions. Please feel free to pass that along.

rest@restministries.org is the best way to reach me!

Thanks in advance!

Lisa Copen
Founder/Director Rest Ministries, Inc.
Joyfully serving the chronically ill

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

improving your spiritual & physical health

Today, October 11, marks the launch of Kimberley Payne's e-book Fit for Faith - 7 weeks to improved spiritual & physical health. As a special promotion, today’s buyers will get free gifts for each copy of Fit for Faith  that they purchase. For details on the book, launch, and promotions please visit: http://kimberleypayne.wordpress.com

Saturday, October 8, 2011

cover of BC book I recently reviewed

writer's block

Good stuff here about types of writer's block and how to overcome them:
http://io9.com/5844988/the-10-types-of-writers-block-and-how-to-overcome-them


Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor
of many others. Blog www.elmasalmanac.blogspot.com Website www.elma03.com

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lloyd Jeck's new book: BRITISH COLUMBIA TRAILS HEADING NORTH

Lloyd Jeck loves Canada's westernmost province, British Columbia, especially its back-country. His love shines through every page of his latest book, BRITISH COLUMBIA TRAILS HEADING NORTH (Clearwater, BC: Majeck Publishing, 2011 ISBN 9780968673119).

The book has a "then and now" structure, interweaving current scenes and adventures with stories of British Columbia pioneers. Ben Snipes is one of these. In the 1850s, when Snipes reached the BC goldfields, other prospectors had already staked the profitable sites. He was too late to make his fortune mining the precious yellow metal, but he made a fortune anyway. Noting a shortage of meat in the mining camps, he drove beef cattle up from the United States. That was the beginning of Snipes's phenomenally successful ranching career. By 1861 he was known as the Northwest Cattle King.

A few years later, John Freemont Smith appeared on the BC scene. A Black man born in the West Indies, he arrived in the Kamloops area in the 1880s. He discovered coal there, and was instrumental in organizing the Kamloops Coal Company. A renaissance-type person, Smith was also, at various times in his life, a cobbler, a postmaster, and the developer of a mica mine.

Another pioneer featured in Jeck's book is Hugh Gillis, who died mysteriously on a steep mountain trail. Others include Frank Sylvester, Arnt Artntzen, and a law officer who threatened to have the entire population of Fort Alexander executed after a man was shot at the Fort.

A major strength of BRITISH COLUMBIA TRAILS HEADING NORTH is the way the author brings to life the settings where the pioneers lived—as well as other areas of the back-country. Jeck is a keen observer, careful researcher, and skilful storyteller who makes us feel as if we're really "there." With him as our often humorous guide, we meet the California quail of the Okanagan Valley, a busy little bird with "never a feather out of place." We see crows with white feathers. We learn about BC's wild horses including those sold to Russia in the 1920s. We hike, ski, and compare modern transportation with the steam locomotives and river scows of the past.

BRITISH COLUMBIA TRAILS HEADING NORTH is a book for anyone interested in BC history and the outdoors. Its 261 pages include a number of color photographs. Here's a sampling of chapter titles: "Where Does Northern British Columbia Begin?," "In Search of Solitude," "Wells Gray Country," "Omineca Buddies," and "A Ski Through Time." Endnotes list the sources Jeck used in his research. The book closes with a well organized index that makes it easy for the reader to find topics, locations, and persons of particular interest.

BRITISH COLUMBIA TRAILS HEADING NORTH is available in selected bookstores and through the publisher: Majeck Publishing, 1705 Yellowhead Highway, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N1. Phone (250) 674-3391. E-mail majeck.books@gmail.com.

 

 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mennonite insights on domestic violence

The Mennonite Central Committee is highlighting October as Domestic Violence
Awareness Month. Their excellent booklet on the topic can be found at:
http://abuse.mcc.org/abuse/en/domestic/resources/Booklet%20on%20abuse%20-%20May%2008.pdf


Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor
of many others. Blog www.elmasalmanac.blogspot.com Website www.elma03.com