Congratulations to Jill Hannah Anderson, winner of Karen White’s THE FORGOTTEN ROOM.
Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Michelle Hoover’s BOTTOMLAND!
From the 2016 Debs:
Louise Miller has spent the entire week showing people her ARC and saying “Look! Look!” She also attended a record (for her) three author readings this week, in a desperate attempt to learn how to be entertaining.
Jennifer S. Brown is just a month away from her book launch! She’s planning her readings and writing guest blog posts (for other blogs–she feels a little like she’s cheating on her fellow Debs), and generally trying to keep her head from exploding.
Heather Young did nothing writing related this week because she has a concert set this weekend with the inimitable a cappella choral group Sacred & Profane and thought it was high time she learned the music.
Abby Fabiaschi submitted WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LUCY BISCARO? to her editor, who now has the power to answer that question. She then took the advice of fellow Debs (sans Heather Young who still writes with a quill pen in a cave) and spent a day porting her third novel–ANYTHING HELPS–into Scrivener, which she describes as a writing playground.
Aya de Leon spent half her writing time this week working on the wrong file of book #2 and the other half cleaning up that mistake. But the good news is that she’s enjoying the book, tentatively re-titled THE NEW BOSS.
Here are some of the best things we saw on the internet this week:
- This wonderful piece by Neil Gaiman on the importance of libraries and librarians will take you right back to the smell of book bindings and soft sounds of turning pages: Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading, and Daydreaming
- This is so cool! In honor of their fifth anniversary, the Women’s Fiction Writers Blog is giving away six books by women authors AND a ten-page manuscript critique. If you’re a reader and a writer, get thee to their website: Women Writers
Places to Submit
The eighth-annual NANO Prize, awarding publication and $1,000 to a previously unpublished work of fiction 300 words or fewer, is accepting submissions. Deadline is July 1. Details at http://nanofiction.org/submit.
Ploughshares‘s Emerging Writer’s Contest is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book. The winner in each genre will be awarded $1,000. Deadline is May 15. Details at https://www.pshares.org/submit/emerging-writers-contest/guidelines
The Balkan Press, through its books, prizes, and magazine (Conclave: A Journal of Character), seeks poetry, fiction, and nonfiction of exceptional literary merit. “The work we seek has a transcendent aesthetic impact on the reader. It is not merely about the mystery of being, but heightens the reader’s sense of the mystery underlying the fabric of our daily lives. We are looking for work about character or work that displays character, that holds it up to a fresh light and helps readers see what they did not see before.” Details at https://balkanpress.submittable.com/submit.