ATTENTION PUBLISHED AUTHORS!!
The entry deadline is approaching fast for the More Than Magic contest for
ENTRIES ARE CRITICALLY LOW IN:
ROMANTIC COMEDY / CHICK-LIT
ENTRIES ALSO LOW IN:
SWEET CONTEMPORARY (Included Traditional & Inspirational)
SENSUAL CONTEMPORARY (Series)
SINGLE TITLE - Any Sub-Genre (Includes Women's Fiction)
NOVELLA (Any Sub-Genre)
Books must have a copyright date of 2008. Grand prize: cash equivalent of RWA national conference fee. Entry fee is only $25. Entry deadline extended to March 15th, books must arrive by March 22nd.
For rules and entry form, go to: http://rwimagiccontests.wordpress.com
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Heart of the West--Great Beginnngs Contest 2009
Electronic Entries Only-New Concise Scoresheet-Beauty Pageant Fashion (Ranking 1st place through 10th)
Entry deadline: Midnight MST, April 01, 2009
Sponsored by: Utah/Salt Lake Chapter of Romance Writer's of America
Fee: $10.00 for everyone
Eligibility: Not published in category entered or not published within the last
three years (Any published authors will be judged collectively of each other and
separately from non-published authors)
Enter: First five (5) pages of manuscript
|Contemporary:||Single title; category; mainstream; young adult; or inspirational in a contemporary setting.|
|Historical:||Single title; category; Regencies; suspense; mainstream; young adult; or inpsirational in an historical setting.|
|Paranormal:||Time travel; ghost; futuristic; inspirational in a paranormal setting; or paranormals of all other kinds.|
|Mystery/Suspense:||Single title; category; suspense; mainstream; or young adult.|
Final Judge: Megan McKeever, Assistant Editor, Pocket Books
Top Prize: $10 Gift Card to Barnes & Noble, a Bookmark and a Certificate.
From Publisher's Weekly Online:
B&N Buys Fictionwise; Will Start e-Bookstore
by Jim Milliot
What kind of role Barnes & Noble will play in the digital future became a little clearer this morning with the retailer’s announcement that it has acquired Fictionwise, one of the largest independent e-book retailers, for $15.7 million plus incentives over the next two years for achieving certain performance targets. Fictionwise, which operates the Fictionwise.com and eReader.com Web sites, was founded in 2000 by Steve and Scott Pendergast who will continue to head the company which B&N said it will operate as a separate business unit based in New Jersey. B&N added, however, that Fictionwise is part of its overall digital strategy, which includes the launch of an e-bookstore later this year. Read the entire story here.
From The Trues.
Have you ever had a bad date? Do you have your own you’d like to share? Well, write it up, in 500 words or less, include your contact information and Email your Worst Date Ever! to TrueLoveMagazine@yahoo.com. If you prefer mailing it directly to our office, send your submission to:
My Worst Date Ever, True Love, 200 Madison Avenue, Suite 2000, New York, NY 10016.
If we publish your story, we’ll pay you $65! At least something good may come from that horrible experience! Submissions cannot be acknowledged or returned.
Check out more on this writing opportunity at Trues Online.
You be the judge. Check out this Galleycat article:
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Are you ready for Brenda Novak's 2009 Online Auction for Diabetes Research? How does it work? Just like eBay—except the proceeds help accelerate progress in diabetes research!
Visit the site May 1st through May 31st, where you can bid on over 1000 items, many of which can't be found anywhere else, including:
• A 6 night getaway to Seattle and Victoria, BC for two from Author Jane Porter
• Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love & Mary Buckham’s Extravaganza of Items
• Lunch with bestselling author Barry Eisler in San Francisco
• One-night stay in Nora Roberts’ Inn
• A Miniature Bookstore by Anna Stewart
• A special flying getaway to the destination of your choice with renowned writer, Margie Lawson
• Agent/Editor reads, mentoring sessions
• Autographed books from Stephenie Meyer, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Jodi Piccoult and more....
You'll even find the Seekerville authors books available at the auction!!
Next Week in Seekerville:
Monday: Zondervan and Steeple Hill Suspense author, Camy Tang, on Creating a Pitch.
Tuesday: Abingdon Press and Barbour author, Myra Johnson will be sharing on The Writer's Reference Shelf.
Wednesday:Harlequin Mills & Boon author, Laura Iding will be here to talk about the Medical Romance line.
Thursday: Ruth Logan Herne will be doing what she does best, talking and cooking!! Actually Ruthy will be talking about T-I-M-E and lack there of.
Friday: ACFW Genesis Day in Seekerville. Come join us and get your contest questions answered.
Save This Date!!
March 24, Cynthia DiTiberio, editor at Avon Inspire will be in Seekerville. She'll be taking your questions, and chatting. Come on people, let's keep her busy. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.