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Added by Zetta Elliott on July 27, 2009 at 11:02pm —
Expanded Horizons recently published my short story "blurred edges" here
in their July 2009 issue. It's a reprint of a story that was originally published by the webzine Underground Voices back in 2005.
"blurred edges" was an easy story to write because so much of me went into it. I know writers say things like that all the time, but a few of the story's elements are based on my personal experiences. That… Continue
Added by Malon Edwards on July 27, 2009 at 9:09pm —
Added by Diane on July 23, 2009 at 3:16pm —
Here's a bit of news. McKenzie Files is now available in E-book format directly from Leucrota Press. And for the low price of $3.95. Now that's a steal that would make John Dillenger proud. But don't worry, If you don't want to go the high tech route then the book is still available in the ink and paper version. $11.95 if ordered directly from the publisher.
Added by Barry K. Nelson on July 22, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Got this from Karen Waddles. Perhaps you can use this or pass it on to writers who may be interested.
We are a Christian publisher and very interested in receiving publishing proposals from Christian writers – specifically fiction proposals. Lift Every Voice Books is the imprint of Moody Publishers that targets African American readers. Please feel free to provide my contact information to any writers you know that may be interested in submitting a… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on July 20, 2009 at 12:02pm —
The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. stone crumbles. wood rots. people, well, they die. but things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.â
Added by Raymond Murray on July 18, 2009 at 12:10pm —
I feel like this story is really going to set the tone for me. Right now I'm working on a back story for my character..well actually more like a creation story. It's crazy I know no sane person should write as much as I do, but i felt like my rabbit hole wasn't deep enough.
Added by Raymond Murray on July 18, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Well I admit I'm not a big Harry Potter fan. In fact I had made a reference on how much I despised the character in my book. Something recently has made me change my mind. I dont know how the special a year in the life of J.K. Rowlings has been out, but seriously it made me a new fan. I didnt realize how similar our writing styles an life experinces were until that special. So it made me re evalute certain plot outines in my book. So neither the less something must be change in my book. Because… Continue
Added by Raymond Murray on July 18, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Mr. Wilson has created an intense SCI-FI suspense novel of such dramatic proportions that you will be very sad when you finish. Why? This is because his characters are so engaging that you will miss them when you are not reading about their exploits. Victor, Vernon, Ronald, Eunice, Sibekk, Suris, and the aliens on the planet Dabenar will become fast friends in your imagination. I now miss Victor’s temper and the teenager’s strong vernacular as they deal with each other’s personalities as they… Continue
Added by Eugene Allen Wilson on July 17, 2009 at 8:21am —
Still working to get my books out. I will be traveling south to check on mom this weekend
Added by Malcolm Dylan Petteway on July 16, 2009 at 9:34pm —
I'm setting up my four Osguards novels for publishing. My target is the end of August. Look for them through Rage Books on Amazon
Added by Malcolm Dylan Petteway on July 13, 2009 at 9:15pm —
RE: THE WHITE ARMY
Out of New Orleans before the catastrophe that was made by a hurricane and, as Dante wrote, “of false gods who lied,” comes The Parable of the Beatitudes, part one in the New Orleans Trilogy. The Parable of the Beatitudes portrays New Orleans as Dante’s purgatory, a place where the sins of men are exposed for all to see, where redemption is close at hand but most often lost, where the mind, body, and soul are tested.
This world is revealed by the… Continue
Added by Lyn LeJeune on July 11, 2009 at 8:30am —
So, last year, I think, I started this web comic called THE DREAMNASIUM. It was pretty successful even though I was doing it just for fun.
I left off at the beginning of the third issue due to work in the real world (for real money) but I've got some time now and I thought I'd get back in.
It's an anthology book. I switch up stories every issue or two and switch up styles on every story.
Maybe you'll dig it.…
Added by Geoff Thorne on July 10, 2009 at 4:00am —
Since I got the contract today I think I can safely share the good news:
Added by Nnedi Okorafor on July 8, 2009 at 11:00am —
I thought those who deal with film, videos and sound might like this.
Added by Carole McDonnell on July 7, 2009 at 3:55pm —
My newest article at Associated Content please read and enjoy.
Black Superheroes: DC Comics
Added by LeVar Anthony on July 4, 2009 at 7:21pm —
At NPR, we love to hear, and tell, your real-life stories every day. Now, we want to hear your fiction as well.
This summer, we're beginning a contest called "Three-Minute Fiction." The premise is simple: Listeners send in original short stories that can be read in three minutes or less — that's usually about 500-600 words long.
James Wood, literary critic for The New Yorker and author of the book… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on July 4, 2009 at 8:21am —
Just got finished visiting The Museum of UnCut Funk, a site dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the Funk. We here at the Black Superhero Blog have always had a soft spot for the Funk and this site doesn't dissapoint. With its series of Funky blogs, exhibits, and online community they seem to have it all covered. There is even have a section about Black Comic Books. It's a pretty ambitious project all in all. Check them… Continue
Added by The Museum Of UnCut Funk on June 29, 2009 at 2:55pm —
Thaumatrope looking for punks (steampunk, cyberpunk, biopunk, et al.): http://sfscope.com/2009/06/thaumatrope-looking-for-punks.html
A futuristic (not genre) magazine: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Electric-Literature/90126328010?ref=ts#/pages/Electric-Literature/90126328010?v=info&viewas=575653133
Added by Carole McDonnell on June 29, 2009 at 2:42pm —
â€œWar of the Wordsâ€ is the SciFiNow writing competition in association with Tor UK, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers Limited (â€œthe Competitionâ€)
1. The winner will receive a publishing contract with Macmillan Publishers Limited for publica tion in 2010 dependent on publishing schedules. For the purposes of this competition we will pay the winning author a 20% royalty on net receipts but there will be no advance (i.e. an advance payment against future sales). Our contract is… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on June 29, 2009 at 2:27pm —