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Congratulations to Susan Peterson, winner of CHANCE HARBOR by Holly Robinson!

Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–IDYLL THREATS By Stephanie Gayle. 



From the 2016 Debs

Louise Miller went to NYC this week for a thrilling meetingFullSizeRender-2 with the marketing team at Pamela Dorman Books/Viking. She met her publicist, heard about marketing and publicity plans, and chose her author photo for the jacket. Her favorite part of the trip? Seeing her manuscript next to Jojo Moyes’ manuscript.

Jennifer S. Brown is excited that she had not one, but two creative nonfiction essays accepted for publication. Her piece “Surface Routes” will appear in the winter 2016 issue of The MacGuffin and her essay “Here But Not Here” will appear on Hippocampus Magazine in January. (Both pieces, it should be noted, were plucked from the slush pile.)

Heather Young is still slogging through her copy edits, except she’s escaping this weekend to a much anticipated reunion of dear women writer friends in LA.

Abby Fabiaschi is cracking the whip on working revisions with WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LUCY BISCARO? Head down. Focused. Except when the littlest distraction gets in the way.

Aya de Leon had a thrilling time at BinderCon NYC last weekend, and was invited to present at BinderCon LA in March 2016. She is also ready to announce that she is having a piece published in BuzzFeed and is no longer certain that the announcement will jinx it.

For Writers

Interesting Links
Here are a few of the interesting pieces we ran across online this week:

Places to Submit
Creative Nonfiction is seeking essays on the subject of “learning from nature” for the fall 2016 issue. The deadline for this essay (which must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,500 words) is February 1. There is no reading fee, although there is a $3 fee to submit online (no fee to submit by mail). The editors will award $5,000 for Best Essay and $1,000 for runner-up.

The journal is also seeking essays on the topic of siblings for an essay collection published by its book imprint, In Fact Books. These essays must also be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,500 words. The deadline for those submissions is March 7.

Barrelhouse is open as of today for nonfiction submissions and closes December 15. Marissa Landrigan will be guest editing the nonfiction for this issue and she details what she’s looking for.

Writing Prompt
November is a month about gratitude. All the things for which we are thankful. Write a list of ten things you are grateful for. Go into a little detail about each one. Done with that? Great. Now take that list and turn it upside down by writing a piece in which the opposite of these things happen.

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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

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