Here are some updates on awards and contests: Amazon Breakthrough Novel Can you believe it?Â It’s February already.Â The submission period opened up on the 2nd and ends on the 8th.Â If you’re a writer you still have time to send in your entry.Â It can be done here. Micro Award The trend analysis Robert… Continue reading Awards and Contests Updates
I’ve just found out about a relatively new award for prose fiction under 1000 words written in English.Â It is called the Micro Award.Â The nominations for the 2nd Annual Micro Award are due by December 31st, 2008.Â Only short stories (no poems, non-fiction pieces, or translations) are accepted.Â The author of the winning story… Continue reading More Awards and Nominations
I have to thank Natasha of Maw Books Blog for the 411 on the Weblog Awards! TheÂ nominations for the 2008 Weblog Awards have begun pouring in with actual voting for the 48 categories set to begin on December 1st, 2008.Â It’s always neat when bloggers find out people like their blogs enough to tell other… Continue reading 2008 Weblog Awards
Congratulations to Matt Bell for his winning story “Alex Trebek Never Eats Fried Chicken“!Â You can read the storyÂ on STORYGLOSSIA’s site.Â Congratulations should also be extended to Sruthi Thekkiam for getting second place with her story “Friday Afternoons on Bush Number 51“. Current plans include running the award next year.Â If you’re an editor you… Continue reading storySouth’s Million Writers Award Winner
Earlier this year I wroteÂ about the storySouth Million Writers Award.Â Voting for the next Million Writers Award is now open until July 17th.Â You must vote here.Â Fortunately, the voting page includes links to each story.Â I’ve been reading one or two a day since Wednesday so I should be able to vote on my… Continue reading storySouth Million Writers Award Voting
I think nearly every industry has rock stars in it. Rock stars are usually recognizable to non-industry people and are the ones peopleÂ want to be around. Sometimes rock stars are only known to the people that follow that genre or subject matter.Â I think a list of author rock stars would include Stephen King, Neil… Continue reading Literary Rock Stars and The Quills
Back in March I noted that nominations were open for storySouth’s Million Writers Award for best online short story.Â The notable stories have been chosen and are being narrowed down to the top ten at the moment.Â Some excellent online reading can be found there if you’re interested.
A winner has been chosen!Â The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award went to Bill Loehfelm for his novel Fresh Kills.Â Congratulations, Bill!
Nominations begin today for the 2008 storySouth Million Writers best short story award and endsÂ March 31st.Â Â Editors can nominate up to three short stories of 1000 words or more that have appeared in their online publication during 2007.Â Readers can nominate one short story of 1000 words or more.Â Again, the story had to be published… Continue reading storySouth Million Writers 2008
About three years ago I met Elmore Hammes at a localÂ NaNoWriMo kickoff party.Â He’s impressed me with the number of novels he can churn out each year and with the quality of his writing.Â Elmore’s been published in The First Line and submitted one of his novels for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.Â I received… Continue reading Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award