Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hagio Press call for submissions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Hagios Press is now welcoming entries for the Strike Fire New Author Series, between May 1st and August 31st, 2013. Hagios Press is asking for samples from book-length collections of poetry, short fiction (short stories, novellas) and creative nonfiction.
Submissions must be from writers who have not published a book, or who have published one book and are submitting a manuscript in a genre different than that of their first book. A submission will consist of a manuscript sample of no more than twenty-five pages, a short synopsis of the book, and a literary resume. Hagios Press will only accept submissions by mail.
The Strike Fire New Author Series is open to all Canadian citizens meeting the publication criteria. Please send submissions to:
Hagios Press, Strike Fire New Author Series, Box 33024 Cathedral Post Office, Regina, SK S4T 7X2.
For more information: Paul Wilson, Managing Editor

Hagios Press: hagiospress@myaccess.ca

 

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.

 

BURT AWARD FOR FIRST NATIONS, MÉTIS AND INUIT LITERATURE

BURT AWARD FOR FIRST NATIONS, MÉTIS AND INUIT LITERATURE

The deadline for submissions for this new annual Award for Young Adult literature written by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors is May 1, 2013.

Please help us spread the word by sharing this flyer to your networks through your websites and in social media. Please also feel free to print and distribute this flyer widely.

You can find more information and links to the application forms on our website at www.codecan.org/burt-award-canada.

And don’t forget, this is a new annual Award. If you aren’t able to submit a book or manuscript for this year’s Award please look for us again next year!

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Catherine at CBelshaw@codecan.org

 

 

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.

 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

how to get rejected

Here’s a witty discussion of what not to do when submitting to an agent or publisher: http://5writers5novels5months.com/2013/04/15/how-to-get-rejected-in-5-easy-pages/

 

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Christian e-books

I don't know anything about the following but it could be worth investigating if you're interested in that aspect of publishing.

Christian eBooks Today seeks to spread the word of God by connecting readers with eBooks from quality Christian authors. Whether fiction or nonfiction, we believe Christian eBooks can inspire readers in their faith and daily walk. If you’re a Christian author – target a large Christian audience at ChristianEbooksToday.com

 

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.

 

Monday, April 22, 2013

opportunity: novel with business or economics theme: Fiscal Press

Henry Hazlitt Contest for Business Fiction Sponsored by Fiscal Press. This
is a new contest for an unpublished novel with a business or economics theme
by a debut author; cash prize and publishing contract. Submissions period
starts Dec. 1, 2013. No simultaneous submissions. Details at
http://fiscalpress.com/writing-contest.html

 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

1 space or 2 spaces after a period?

 

Using 1 space between sentences [after full stops such as periods] is the generally accepted usage now, though a few publishers still want 2. To change from 2 to 1:

-click Replace [upper right on my screen]

-where it says Find What, type a period followed by 2 spaces

-where it says Replace With, type a period followed by 1 space

-click Replace All

Use the same procedure for other full stops in your document, e.g. question marks and exclamation marks. If you ever want to change back from 1 space to 2, use the same procedure, only the other way around.

 

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.

 

short story contest & more [Tom Howard/John H. Reid]

Info here about a short story contest and other writing competitions: http://winningwriters.com/index.php#.UXLmpT5I3-g

 

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.

 

writing about Nazis and the undead

If you're interested in writing about Nazis and the Undead (NOT just Zombies), then submitting to the anthology Raus! Untoten!, to be published by Fringe Works, might be for you. There’s no fee to submit. Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/434000876669786/

 

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.

 

transitional words and phrases: virtual salt

Here's a handy list of transitional words and phrases, useful for writers’ reference: http://www.virtualsalt.com/transits.htm

 

 

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Canadian opportunity: Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup is accepting manuscripts for a new book: "Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada It's Winter! 101 Stories about Bad Weather, Good Times and Great Sports." Info's on the Chicken Soup site- www.chickensoup.com.

 

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.

 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Christian Fiction Online: latest issue

The latest issue of Christian fiction online is available at http://christianfictiononlinemagazine.com/MonthlyNewsletter.html

 

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.

 

Catholics and healthcare providers

Message from Maria Kneusel

 

Hello,

I am doing some informal data gathering for a

professional project. The project involves developing teaching materials

to help health care providers learn more about the Catholic culture and

how to provide better care to Catholic patients. If you are a Catholic who

has had an experience with a health care provider within the last 5 years,

I would appreciate your help.

Health care providers include

everything from nursing assistants, nurses, doctors, chiropractors,

dentists, physical therapists, or any experience at a hospital, clinic,

nursing home etc.

To voice your thoughts on this topic please fill

out the following survey. All answers are confidential.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/D3HDDPW

Thanks so much!Maria Kneusel

MSN, RN

 

 

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.

 

opportunity: weird legends: Repository of Imagination

The Repository of Imagination invites submissions of weird legends suitable for ages 11 through adult. Those chosen will be published in an anthology. No pay but they don't charge you to submit either. More information at http://ataleforatale.com/2013/04/08/weird-legends-submissions/

 

 

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.

 

Zondervan's new imprint

 

Zondervan Launches New YA Imprint
Zondervan is launching a new YA [young adult] imprint targeted to the general trade rather than the Christian market. Blink will debut this fall and Zondervan plans to publish five to six titles annually under the imprint.

 

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.

 

Friday, April 5, 2013

author media: 89 book-marketing ideas

Here are 89 ideas for marketing your book:

http://www.authormedia.com/89-book-marketing-ideas-that-will-change-your-life/?goback=%2Egde_88594_member_229339369

 

 

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

fiction opportunity: 3000-10,000 words

Lumi Publications is a new online publisher planning to launch soon. It's open now to submissions of fiction 3000-10,000 words. Here's the link: http://readlumi.com/submissions/

 

 

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more, elmams@shaw.ca, http://elmasalmanac.blogspot.ca/, http://www.elma03.com.