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Congratulations to Ellie Lewis, winner of REMEDY FOR A BROKEN ANGEL by Toni Ann Johnson!

Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–WHITE WALLS by Judy Batalion!

From the 2016 Debs

IMG_0048Louise Miller had had a thrilling week in publishing. She received the galleys of her novel, where her book looks like an actual book! And her first wave of bound galleys have gone out to authors, in hope of being blurbed. In the meantime, she is hard at work proofing her galley (last chance to make changes!!), writing her dedication and acknowledgments, and working on some essay pitches for her publicist. BUSY!

Jennifer S. Brown is planning her launch reading, thinking about where to send review copies, and generally in full promotion mode. And it’s stressing her out! (Note: this was not a good time to cut back on sugar and bourbon!)

Heather Young started her second novel this week!!!! She’s leaving behind characters and stories she’s lived with for seven years and introducing herself to new ones, and it’s scary and wonderful at the same time!! (Although three days into it, it’s mostly scary.)

Abby Fabiaschi wishes her office had a lock in both directions. Copy edits are due January 26th. It’s her last shot to shape her baby. Shhh… she’s working.

Aya de Leon is writing away on book #2, hoping to crank out a second draft before the impending arrival of her copy edits for UPTOWN THIEF!

For Writers

Here are some of the best things we saw on the internet this week:

* Here’s a great piece by Laurie Hertzel in the StarTribune on the ascendance of the short story, in both publishers’ attention and significant awards: The Rise of the Short Story

* Independent bookstores are resurging, too, according to this nifty article in the Wall Street Journal featuring Ann Patchett’s Parnassus Books: Independent Book Stores

* A really funny list from Sandra Newman by way of McSweeneys: Woman Facts

Places to Submit
The Barrelhouse Blog writes: “To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Barrelhouse Blog wants stories, essays and poems of real or imagined Weird Love, Bad Love, Awkward Love, Dress Up in Your Date’s Mother’s Wedding Dress Love. Make us cringe, make us squirm, make us laugh. Make us pity your poor prom date.” You can submit till February 14.

Gulf Stream Lit Mag is back open for submissions until March 1. Gulf Stream accepts submissions of fiction (flash and short stories), non-fiction, poetry, artwork and graphic narratives.

Five on the Fifth, an online literary magazine, is seeking short fiction submissions in the following categories: general fiction, flash fiction, horror, fantasy, and science fiction.

Author: Louise Miller

Louise Miller is the author of THE CITY BAKER'S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking/August 9, 2016), the story of a commitment-phobic pastry chef who discovers the meaning of belonging while competing in the cut-throat world of Vermont county fair baking contests. Find out more at