Friday, June 26, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

"Frogs, Gnomes, Hikers and Bottle Miners by Patricia Crandall

Please mark your calendars:

"Frogs, Gnomes, Hikers and Bottle Miners" has been accepted for publication at FICTION on the WEB, and will appear on 10 July.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Call For Submissions for Mystery/Thriller

I'm part of a small team called Inkitt, and we've built a free platform to help authors reach their full potential and build a reader base.

Today we've launched our Mystery / Thriller writing contest, called "Fated Paradox".
See the details on the contest page: http://inkitt.com/fatedparadox

As a published author, I'm sure you have aspiring writers in your network who might be interested in such an opportunity.

If you share our passion for helping mystery writers succeed, perhaps you could help us spread the word about the contest. If you would be generous enough to publish a call for submissions on your blog, you can use the visuals and text directly from this summary.
And since excerpts and old stories are eligible too, many established authors use our contests to promote their novels. This might be a reason for you to enter the contest yourself.

Our most active users include literary professors, and published authors too. We are proud of the high number of professional reviews and mature stories on the platform.
Let me know what you think.

All the best,
Mihaly Borbely
Head of Marketing | Inkitt.com
Sanderstrasse 28 • 12047 Berlin • Germany

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Honorable Mentions 2014 Creative Writer's Notebook Short Story Contest



To all who entered the 2014 Creative Writer’s Notebook Short Story Contest, here are the winners and honorable mentions. Thank you for entering and congratulations to all whose entries are named on this list. I will need you to send me the digital Word file of your short story as soon as possible along with your bio (updated if I already have one on file because of other contests).
 
If your story or other entries did not make the list this time, please keep trying. The 2015 Short Story Contest begins shortly and you have until Jan 31, 2016 to get your entries in. I will send out the guidelines later this month.
 
Again, thank you all for entering. The Judges’ comments and scores will be forthcoming.
 
Mary Lois
 
Mary Lois Sanders
Publisher/Managing Editor
Creative Writer’s Notebook
Court Jester Publications
 
2014 CWN Short Story Contest Winners and Honorable Mentions
 
FIRST
The Bunker
DOYLE, Mike
SECOND
Grimm
PETRO, Jack
THIRD
The Melody Caper
WATKINS, Allen
 
 
 
HM
Left Out in the Cold
MAURER, David L.
HM
Last Chance
NEWHOUSE, Mark H.
HM
Suspicions
BARBOSA, Linda
HM
The Cook
WATKINS, Allen
HM
Ghosts In The Library
CRANDALL, Patricia
HM
There Are No Dahlias in Detroit
CHIZAK, Lawrence J.
HM
Catching the Critter Under the Bay Window
ROBINSON, Cathleen
HM
Maestro
MARTIN, Larry
HM
A Pinch of Spice
CRANDALL, Patricia
HM1
Yanks
WARNER, William J.
HM
What Happened on Serpentine Hill
ROBINSON, Cathleen
HM
Last in the Stick
WARNER, William J.
HM
Why Eat Alone
PAHZ, Jim
HM
The Virgin Heart
RUSSELL, Vanessa
HM
Bad Decisions
SMITH, Ray Allen
HM
The First Time
STARK, Jim
HM
Coming Home - 1968
RIDGE, Francis X., Jr.
HM
Duende Moments
PADIAN, James
HM
Dark Purpose
SNIVELY, David
HM
Alpaca Games
SNIVELY, David
HM
Itchy Wishy Twitchy
MALINGER, Christopher
HM
The Lovesong of Akina
JOHNSON, Millard
HM
A Matter of Time
FISLER, Barbara C.
HM
Jack and the Diamond Smugglers
GRAHAM, David B.
HM
Free to Be Me
CAPORALE, Claudia
 

CONTEST – No Fee Poetry

Prize: Autographed copy of I Passed This Way by Patricia Crandall (a book of poetry), and a New York Bestseller under $25.00. Write a...