Wednesday, August 29, 2012

literary markets for short stuff

Some markets open to considering short fiction, creative non-fiction
and poetry are listed at
http://www.pw.org/explore/new/literary_magazine


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

buying book reviews: yikes!

An article in the New York Times, "The Best Book Reviews Money Can
Buy," explores the seedy world of authors paying for positive book
reviews on Amazon to influence potential buyers. Principled authors
should be above that kind of thing. Shouldn't they?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/business/book-reviewers-for-hire-meet-a-demand-for-online-raves.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1
This blog on Forbes is about the same topic:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/suwcharmananderson/2012/08/28/fake-reviews-amazons-rotten-core/

Friday, August 24, 2012

critique groups

I'm the moderator of a Christian critique group called ReVision. You
need to belong to The Word Guild in order to join ReVision. The Word
Guild is an association of Canadian writers, editors, librarians, etc.
who are Christian. It costs about $90 or about $130 to join as a new
member, depending on the category of membership you fit into.

Regarding non-specifically Christian critique groups, I like Internet
Writers Workshop. Within it are various groups including one
specifically for novels, one for children's writers, one for short
stories, etc. It's free to join though there are quite a few rules,
not that hard to follow once you catch onto them. Other pretty good
critique groups are YouWriteOn and Scribophile. They're also free to
join and again there are quite a few rules. They don't give you as
many critiques as quickly. When I post something to my Internet
Writers Workshop group, I usually get about six crits within two weeks
or so. Of course members expect you to critique their stuff in return.
Otherwise they may not continue critiquing you. That's only fair.

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

Monday, August 20, 2012

assistant professor: fiction: MacEwan University, Edmonton

MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, has an opening for an
assistant professor in creative writing: fiction. Closing date for
applications is October 15, 2012. For details, go to
http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/Administrative/HumanResources/Careers/index.htm

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

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

writing a novel about your family: Vincent Lam

Writing a novel about your family? Here's an interview with Canadian
author Vincent Lam about that process:
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/book-news/tip-sheet/article/53503-how-to-write-a-novel-about-your-family.html.
If clicking the link doesn't work, copy it and paste into your
browser.


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

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Upper Room welcomes devotionals

Upper Room Magazine www.upperroom.org is open to receiving
devotionals/meditations. It's a paying market and the exposure is
world-wide. You can send submissions via their template
http://www.upperroom.org/about/writer-guidelines/upper-room or email
to Marilyn Beaty: mbeaty@GBOD.org.

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

literary triathlon for Canadians; deadline August 6

Here's a contest for Canadian writers only.

http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/2012/07/the-literary-triathlon-is-now-open.html

It's a literary triathlon. You need to submit all 3 of these: poem,
story, creative non-fiction--all short. Get that Olympic spirit fired
up and go for it. Deadline noon August 6.


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