News Flash–Oscar Edition


newsCongratulations to Zoe Zolbrod, winner of Lisa Borders’ THE FIFTY-FIRST STATE!

Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Karen White’s THE FORGOTTEN ROOM.

From the 2016 Debs:

A quick note about our book giveaways–to enter a book giveaway, simply share our  giveaway link on our Facebook page or retweet one of our giveaway tweets from our Twitter feed!

IMG_1054Louise Miller just received a copy of her ARC, and held her book-shaped book in her hands for the first time.

Jennifer S. Brown is both writing (articles, guest blog posts, and op-eds) and trying to connect with book clubs and places to do readings. Plus she’s helped (wo)man a Girl Scout cookie booth in a snow storm in a subway station. Many Thin Mints were consumed.

Heather Young is reading. She hadn’t been reading much lately because she was too busy with author stuff, and this was making her feel disconnected from Literature. Not good!

Abby Fabiaschi is spending the weekend at the coolest party in town– her nephew’s fifth birthday.

Aya de Leon turned in her revised article on Feminist Heists for B*tch Magazine, due out in their summer Money Issue.

For Writers

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

* Do you think you’re too old to accomplish anything really cool? Think again, says Nick Douglas in The Toast: Famous Late Bloomers Prove You Still Have Time

* A beautiful article on writing despite shattering loss and grief, by Joan Frank: Writing in the Face of Loss

Places to Submit

If you’re a writer from the lower Midwest or if your work is related to identity in a place like the Midwest, the new online journal, The New Territory, is looking for your work. While the first issue has closed, you can submit to future issues. Details at

Over 40 years old? The literary journal bosque will be accepting entires for its 6th annual bosque Fiction Prize for writers 40 and over during the month of March only. The first prize is $1000.; runner-up is $250. The judge is Lynn Stegner. Stories or self-contained novel excerpts must be 5000 words or less and submitted via Submittable. For information and submissions, go to:

Arroyo Literary Review is open to submissions for poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, personal essays, and translations, up to 4,000 words. The reading period closes May 31. Details at

Up the Staircase Quarterly is seeking submissions of poetry and art on theme of 90s pop culture. Deadline: July 1st 2016. View the submissions guidelines at

The Belmont Story Review is accepting work for its second issue. They’re looking for fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from emerging and established writers as well as narrative journalism in the areas of music, publishing, creativity and collaboration, as well as faith and culture. Deadline April 1. More details at

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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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