Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Christian bestsellers: ECPA

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association just released its latest list of Christian bestsellers. It’s at http://christianbookexpo.com/bestseller/all.php?id=0313

 

Axax mine survey

Local business Roundabout Communications is running a survey about the Ajax mine. To participate, apparently you need to respond today, Wednesday, March 27. You don’t need to give your name. Click the following link: http://www.cbc.ca/kamloops/

 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Amazon's new literary imprint, Little A

I'm not sure what opportunities the following information might pose
for aspiring writers but it's interesting to know that it's happening.

Amazon Publishing will now publish literary fiction, story
collections, and memoir under what they are calling a new literary
imprint, Little A. That imprint will also publish a digital-only
series "focused on short stories from debut writers" in North America
and the UK under a separate moniker, Day One. The launch titles for
Little A include A.L. Kennedy's just-published THE BLUE BOOK, Alison
Lynn's THE EXILES (July) and James Franco's ACTORS ANONYMOUS (10/15).
Day One officially started with Kodi Scheer's February 5 Kindle Single
story, "When a Camel Breaks Your Heart." Next up is Bridget Clerkin's
"Monster," releasing March 19.

Print editions of Little A will continue to be published as part of
the New Harvest line, and will carry the logos of both imprints:
Little A/New Harvest. Chip Kidd designed the logos for Little A and
Day One.

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, March 11, 2013

clean air for kids: Cherise Udell brown bag lunch

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 ~ Noon - doors open, talk begins 12:15 pm, Hal
Rogers Centre at McGowan Park, Kamloops

~ Brown Bag Lunch with Cherise Udell ~

Kamloops Moms for Clean Air invites anyone who would like to meet
Cherise Udell, Founder and President of Utah Moms for Clean Air, to
discuss effective strategies for citizens to engage in community
change. Come and hear how Udell's organization has been successful in
many projects that protect the health and the future of children in
Utah. Children are welcome. Please bring your bag lunch and we'll
provide the coffee!

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

clean air for kids: brown bag lunch

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 ~ Noon - doors open, talk begins 12:15 pm, Hal
Rogers Centre at McGowan Park, Kamloops

~ Brown Bag Lunch with Cherise Udell ~

Kamloops Moms for Clean Air invites anyone who would like to meet
Cherise Udell, Founder and President of Utah Moms for Clean Air, to
discuss effective strategies for citizens to engage in community
change. Come and hear how Udell's organization has been successful in
many projects that protect the health and the future of children in
Utah. Don't miss this fabulous opportunity! Children are welcome.
Please bring your bag lunch and we'll provide the coffee!

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

various writerly opportunities

The annual Bristol short story competition is open to writers living
anywhere: http://www.bristolprize.co.uk/

Mithra publishing is running a contest for paranormal fiction:
http://mithrapublishing.com/

The not-for-profit Montreal International Poetry Prize is offering
$20,000 for one original, unpublished poem of no longer than 40 lines
written in any English dialect. Early entry deadline is March 31.
Online entries only. Entry fees vary. The 2013 prize judge is Don
Paterson. For details, visit http://montrealprize.com/

Short story contest, Ireland, max 3000 w, (cost 20 euros), April 5
deadline:
http://www.mitchelstownlit.com/mitchelstown_literarysociety.html

Contest: http://www.narrativemagazine.com/node/194590 (entries cost
$22 each)

Faith and Fantasy Alliance's conference is coming up:
http://faithandfantasyalliance.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/save-the-date-spec-con-will-be-on-august-2-3/

Saskatchewan based organization http://www.sagehillwriting.ca/ offers
training and some contests.



Writing contest at http://www.tuscanypress.com/

Contests administered by John Reid at http://www.winningwriters.com/
You can enter stories and poems that have been published.


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

Thursday, March 7, 2013

opportunity: Cicada magazine

Cicada magazine, for teens age 14 plus is accepting submissions of a
wide variety of writing, also art. More information at:
http://www.cricketmag.com/22-Submission-Guidelines-for-CICADA-magazine-for-teens-ages-14
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, March 6, 2013

when mining & urban populations collide

 
 
Following message just received from Kamloops writer Gina Morris, gwriterm@hotmail.com
 
Hello,

Here are two events that I sincerely hope you will be able to attend.  In recent years, never has the city of Kamloops been in a place where the voice of our people will play such an important role in the future of our air and our health.  The more informed we are, the more inclined we will be to speak up!  
If you have already received this information, please consider this my kind reminder for the dates, times and locations of these excellent presentations.  
Attached is a poster (printable in colour and grayscale) about the March 10th event and the bios on both speakers which you can forward, along with the event descriptions below. 
 
Sunday, March 10 ~ 2pm, Parkside Lounge (at Interior Savings Centre)
An Afternoon with Cherise Udell and Dr. Brian Moench of Salt Lake City ~ Moderated by Mel Rothenburger ~

Can people make a difference when mining and urban populations collide?

Cherise Udell certainly thought so when she went to London to hold Rio Tinto accountable for the mine pollution that

was seriously affecting air quality in Salt Lake City. Udell took the health concerns of the Utah Moms for Clean Air directly to the corporate board room.
She raised the issue of corporate responsibility to the shareholders' meeting and also addressed the Olympic Committee, which had promised

the "greenest games ever," despite contracting with Rio Tinto, a major polluter, to produce the Olympic medals.

Joining Udell is Dr. Brian Moench, President of Utah Physicians for Healthy Environment. His medical expertise has been an essential component

in the struggle to make Rio Tinto address the serious consequences of the mine pollution they produce. He discusses medical research regarding

air pollution and its effects on the functioning of the human brain, lungs and heart.

 

Come and hear their remarkable story regarding the conflicting interests of resource development and human health and safety.

Don't miss the opportunity to attend this powerful presentation.


Tuesday, March 12 ~ Noon - doors open, talk begins 12:15 pm, Hal Rogers Centre at McGowan Park, Kamloops

~ Brown Bag Lunch with Cherise Udell ~


Kamloops Moms for Clean Air invites anyone who would like to meet Cherise Udell, Founder and President of Utah Moms for Clean Air,

to discuss effective strategies for citizens to engage in community change. Come and hear how Udell's organization has been successful

in many projects that protect the health and the future of children in Utah.

 

Don't miss this fabulous opportunity! Children are welcome. Please bring your bag lunch and we'll provide the coffee!


 

review opportunity: Catholic & non-Catholic Christian fiction

I just received this from Arthur Powers of CatholicFiction.net.

I am now editing (with Joseph O'Brien) CatholicFiction.net. Tuscany
Press bought the site from Idylls - and gave us some backing (we're
still all volunteers, however).

Two points:
1) Do you have any recent books you would like us to review?
2) We are in need of a few additional good reviewers. We cover
everything - literary, genre, juvenile - anything Catholic, much
non-Catholic Christian, secular books that touch on spiritual matters,
etc. Although volunteer, it's fun to review books, and it's a perfect
place for writers who would like a little more exposure, experience,
or just the fun of writing. If you think of anyone, ask them to go
onto CatholicFiction.net and register, or they can simply e.mail me,
arthur_g_powers@yahoo.com

Thanks & Blessings, Arthur

Author of The Book of Jotham (Tuscany Press 2012 Novella Award winner)
http://www.amazon.com/The-Book-of-Jotham-ebook/dp/B00B1Z7VWI

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

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

writer Elma Schemenauer interviewed

Jayne Self, author of the cozy mysteries MURDER IN HUM HARBOUR and
DEATH OF A HIGHLAND HEAVYWEIGHT, just featured me on her blog about
Christians who write. Thanks, Jayne. You did a beautiful job. For
anyone interested in reading the interview, it's at
http://www.christianswhowrite.ca/elma-schemenauer-interview/


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

spirit & faith: Andrew Preston

In case you hadn't heard, Canadian Andrew Preston won the Charles
Taylor Prize for Literary Nonfiction for Sword of the Spirit, Shield
of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy. A nice cross-border
thing.

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, March 4, 2013

Event magazine's non-fiction contest

Event magazine, based in new Westminster, British Columbia, invite
submissions to its creative non-fiction contest. Entry fee $34.95.
More information here: http://eventmags.com/contest-3/


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

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Saturday Evening Post short story contest

The Saturday Evening Post is running its short story contest again.
Entry fee is $10, deadline is sometime in July 2013. More information
here: http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest

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, March 1, 2013

magazine externs

Carve Magazine seeks externs [something like interns, only they work
remotely] for a variety of tasks. Learn more by googling on Carve
Magazine externs or visit the following web site
http://carvezine.com/career/



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