December 2014 archive

New York, New York: Love Your Bookstores!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK! BROADWAY? WELL, YES, I SUPPOSE. But, really, isn’t the romance of New York, for writers, at any rate, shoe-horned into the stacks in the city’s independent bookstores? In a series of cartoons titled, “The Endangered Bookstores of New York,” published in THE NEW YORKER in October, Bob Eckstein, writer and illustrator (and snowman expert), celebrates New York’s  bookstores in image and text.

2015 Short Story Contest

AS PART OF THE LAKE COUNTY LIBRARY BOOKFEST 2015, Writers One Flight Up is sponsoring a short story contest. Each of the three, top-placed contestants will win a fifteen-minute interview with both agent Lucienne Diver of the Knight Agency and Random House author Amy Christine Parker.

Stories must be 2500 words or less in the genres of fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy, paranormal, or romantic fantasy. Find more information at the events page of Writers One Flight Up.  Deadline for submission is midnight, February 13, 2015.

Getting Your Book “Reviewed”

SO YOUR BOOK IS FINALLY OUT! YAY, FOR YOU!!! NOW, I BET, you’re seeking reviews to help your hard-won publication make a splash in the marketplace. You may have asked your author pals to review your work on their blogs or Facebook pages, or you may have paid Kirkus to do the job.

But did you know that there are actually several levels and types of book reviews? If all you want for Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Solstice is a just-right review, take a look at the WHERE WRITERS WIN site’s latest article on the topic, “What is an Editorial Review? And How is It Different from a Review?”

Merry, Happy, Joyous Everything, to you.

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