News Flash–Publications, Pub Dates and Publicists edition

newsCongratulations to Laura Bryant, winner of PRETENDING TO DANCE, by Diane Chamberlain!

Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–THE GOOD NEIGHBOR, by Amy Sue Nathan!

From the 2016 Debs

Louise Miller has had a crazy week that included having great meetings with her agent and editor about her book cover and having all the clothes she ordered online for her author photo shoot stolen off her front porch.

Jennifer S. Brown had her first phone call with her in-house publicist. She’s both excited and terrified about all the work to come!

Heather Young got her publication date!!!!! THE LOST GIRLS is coming to a bookstore near you on July 1, 2016!!

Abby Fabiaschi is revising, revising, revising.

Aya de Leon had a breakthrough week placing stories in two different outlets she’d been coveting: The Toast and For Harriet. She also got a pitch accepted at a bigger national outlet but is afraid to say which because she’s sure it will jinx it.

For Writers

Interesting Links

Here are a few of our favorites from this week:

  • Great advice on finding your readers from Angela Ackerman, posting on Janet Friedman’s blog:  Finding Your Readers
  • Some thoughts on author swag from Janet Reid:  Author Swag
  • Why belonging to a book club makes you a better writer, by Amy Ipellizzeri:  Book Clubs and Writing

Places to Submit
Boulevard Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers:
$1,500 and publication in Boulevard awarded to the winning story by a writer who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press. Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers $1,500 and publication in Boulevard awarded to the winning story by a writer who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press. See the site for details.

Creative Nonfiction Looking for Essays on Childhood:
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays that explore the joys and struggles, the indignities and infinite possibilities of childhood. See the site for details.

Writing Prompt
Spend ten minutes writing sentences that begin with “I remember.” Just one sentence per memory. At the end of ten minutes, pick one of those sentences and use it to begin a story, essay, or poem.

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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 louisemillerauthor.tumblr.com.

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