EVENT – the magazine of Douglas College – is now accepting entries for its 2012 Non-Fiction Contest. There will be $1500 in prizes available, plus publication! The $34.95 entry fee includes 1 year of EVENT.
The finalists will be judged by Zsuzsi Gartner. The deadline is April 15, 2012. Judges reserve the right to award two or three prizes: three at $500 or two at $750, plus payment for publication in EVENT 41/3. Other manuscripts may be published. Preliminary judging will be done by the editors of EVENT.
For more information, please visit their website.
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The romance genre of fiction is reportedly the most popular and is said to have a market share the size of the mystery novel genre and science fiction/fantasy genre markets combined.
Romance novels boast a sizable and dedicated audience of readers. Does anyone remember seeing a multi-genre bestseller list without at least one romance title in it? Let’s find out who among these bestselling romance authors is your favorite.
Let me set a scene. Sunday morning. My ‘day off’. My daughter running around like a monkey…stoked because I promised her I wouldn’t work. I got up, drank some kefir, checked my facebook…the usual. There was a message from a British man who read my first novel, ‘Joe Café’. He had some questions about the book. He had a valid argument. I spent about 15 minutes and 500 words explaining my feelings on character and what I was trying to accomplish. It was all very civil. He was happy. My daughter wanted to play, but I thought that it was important to take a few minutes and respond to someone who took the time to read my novel. I still feel this way.
Continue reading “Hey, Indie Reader, I’m looking at you!”
So many people complain about Twitter. “I don’t get it” or “it’s a waste of time” or “why does anyone want to know what I’m doing” or “I don’t see how it can sell books.” Yeah, that was me, too, a while back. Then I decided to grab Twitter by the…eh, well, whatever one would grab it by and use it how I wanted.
Honestly? I get most of my news from Twitter. It’s fast and easy and I can glance down my home page and see headlines on subjects which interest me. Not what Yahoo! or CNN wants me to see – what I want to see. And it’s easy. Continue reading “Oh, for Tweet’s Sake”