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Friday, January 29, 2010

Call for Submissions! - Magazine dot com

"NARRATIVE" announces:

The Narrative Library $25,000 Book Award Series.
Open to previously unpublished book-length works.


The Winter 2010 Story Contest, with $6,500 in prizes.
Open to all fiction and non-fiction writers. Entry deadline March 31.

All entries will be considered for publication.
Please see the guidelines at

All submissions must be made online.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Spring Fling 2010

Chicago North-RWA chapter conference is pleased to announce:

Spring Fling 2010

Dates: April 23-24, 2010
Location: Hyatt, Deerfield, IL
Headliners and Keynote speakers: Cherry Adair and Julia Quinn

We hope that you'll join us for the conference featuring workshops led by our headliners, Julia Quinn and Cherry Adair as well as authors Jenna Petersen, Elizabeth Hoyt, Jade Lee, Courtney Milan, and Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books and many others.
Pitch appointments will be available with guest Editors: Amanda Bergeron (Avon), Lindsey Faber (Samhain) and Kat O'Shea (Leap Books & The Wild Rose Press) or Agents: Diana Fox, Laurie McLean, Joanna Stampfel-Volpe, and Paige Wheeler.
Please check our website regularly for updated information:

Hope to see you there!

** Permission to forward granted and encouraged! **

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Amazon Sells More e-Books This Holiday Season Than Hard Copy

You may have read this elsewhere, but the news bears repeating. The ramifications for this, both in terms of the publishing business and in terms of being writers, is serious and far-reaching.

Check out this article from Business Week. Let us know what you think, in the comments section, about whether this is a 'good' or 'bad' development and whether it's changed your writing and submission habits. How about as a consumer? Do you buy ebooks or plan to in the future?