“The maker of all human beings (God) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.” Hey, what’s that all about? Read more at: http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Bible/Recall.htm
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Clovercroft Publishing is a new imprint from Christian Book Services, headed by publishing industry veteran Larry Carpenter. Clovercroft authors pay for production costs. Ingram Publisher Services will distribute the books. The imprint plans to publish 12 titles on general topics by Christian authors this summer and fall. A related imprint, Carpenter's Son Publishing, publishes Christian titles.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Prominent Christian literary agent Chip MacGregor has a useful post on his blog titled “If I could sit down with a literary agent and ask ANYTHING…” He answered some interesting questions and invites more.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
April 30 is the last day to enter the Tom Howard Short Story & Essay Contest. The winners will share $3,000, including two top awards of $1,000 each, and their entries will be published on WinningWriters.com. This contest welcomes published and unpublished work, up to 6,000 words per entry. The entry fee is $16. Enter online at https://www.winningwriters.com/tomstory.
One judge is an online writing friend of mine, Arthur Powers. A message from him regarding the contest is at http://www.catholicfiction.net/ http://www.prweb.com/releases/story/contest/prweb11773977.htm
Friday, April 18, 2014
I laughed out loud at this book review, and especially at the comments following the review. If clicking the link doesn’t work, copy it and paste it into your browser.
Maria Ribas and Paul Lamb have joined the Howard Morhaim Literary agency as literary agents. Ribas focuses on cookbooks, self-help, health, diet, parenting, and humor. Lamb focuses on non-fiction in the areas of business, memoir, political science, sociology and sports, as well as crime, mystery and literary fiction.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
We need your stories for a brand new Canadian title...
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Christmas in Canada!
In case you did not receive my first invitation, I'm excited to let you, as writers, know about this great opportunity to get published. It would be so great if you would forward this to your members, include it in your newsletter, include it in your blog, and/or post it on your website. Here's why:
In October 2013 we released O Canada The Wonders of Winter,and the publisher was so pleased they've asked us to create another Canadian title for Christmas 2014! For the Winter book we received submissions from writers across Canada that belong to groups like this, and many of them were published!
We need true, dramatic, heartwarming stories, 1200 words or less, that take place at Christmas time in Canada. (Yes, you get paid - $200.00 actually) Here are just some examples of topics:
Story submission deadline is May 30th.
I wish you great success, and I really hope to hear from you!
Love to you,
Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul &
Chicken Soup for the Soul O Canada
The Wonders of Winter
PS: One more thing. It would be so great if you could pass this message along to your friends and family and other writers...who may have a story! EVERY bit of help is really appreciated!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Hildegard’s Gift is a kids’ book about St. Hildegard of Bingen. A review of it is here: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-61261-358-1. It’s published by Paraclete, http://www.paracletepress.com/books-childrens.html, apparently part of a series on saints. They also have a book about St. Francis. I wonder if they’re open to queries re further kids’ books about saints. Might be worth asking if you’re interested.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Up-to-date listing of calls for submission is at the following website. If you’re interested, you can copy it and paste it into your browser. Note the listing is compiled by Writers’ Relief, an organization that will submit your writing to various possible publishers and [I believe] literary agents for a price. I’m not endorsing or not endorsing their services—just saying.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Canadian publisher Cormorant has started a new imprint, Dancing Cat Books, to publish young adult, middle grade, and picture books. Details here: http://www.bookcentre.ca/news/cormorant_launches_new_children%E2%80%99s_and_young_adult_imprint
PROPOSED AJAX MINE: Protest against it, Kamloops, Friday April 4. We'll stand along the airport side of the Overlander Bridge. Signs provided.
7 AM - Meet at Kamloops Sani Dump parking lot, accessed from Victoria Street West, under the bridge and right onto Mission Flats Road, or go down Summit Drive and turn left onto Mission Flats Road. The lot is a few meters past the intersection. Protest signs distributed there.
7:15 AM - Walk with your sign on city sidewalks, crosswalks and the pedestrian ramp up to the bridge deck, and space yourselves out along the bridge. This takes about 10 minutes.
7:30 - 8:30 AM – Stand with your sign facing traffic, wave and smile, just like the politicians do!
8:30 AM - Return to meeting area and return signs.
1. Would you like to participate in this Overlander Bridge event? If so email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. We need sign carriers for future events. Can you help out? Please email email@example.com, and indicate if you are available for early morning rush-hour, late afternoon rush-hour, weekends, or any time.