Empirical Spring Writing Contest

Empirical MagazineEmpirical Magazine is now accepting submissions for its Spring Writing Contest. Send in up to three short stories no longer than 5,000 words apiece or up to four poems no longer than two pages each.  Fees are rated by quantity and type of submission and early bird discounts are available. The submissions deadline is May 15th.

For more information, please visit the Empirical website.

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Author Rasana Atreya Announces Her First Book: “Tell a Thousand Lies”

Tell A Thousand LiesIn a culture where skin colour can determine one’s destiny, fraternal twins PULLAMMA and LATA are about to embark on a journey that will tear their lives apart.

Dark skinned Pullamma dreams of being a wife. She is aware that with three girls in the family, there isn’t enough dowry to go around. But a girl can hope. As the sixteen year old helps ready the house for her older sister’s bride viewing, she prays for a positive outcome to the event. What happens next is so inconceivable that it will shape Pullamma’s future in ways she couldn’t have foreseen. Continue reading “Author Rasana Atreya Announces Her First Book: “Tell a Thousand Lies””

Sneak Peek: Sputnik’s Child by Fred Ledley

Sputnik’s Child, a novel by Fred Ledley

Sputnik’s Child recalls the events that shaped the ideas and lives of the baby boomer generation and laid the groundwork for an age of technology and its challenges. It is recognized as a Certified Imagination Product(TM) by the Space Foundation, and all proceeds go to support educational programs. Available in paperback and electronic editions online and by request at your bookstore. Visit www.sputnikschild.com for more information or on Facebook. This title is available from Amazon.

PREVIEW: In a penultimate science of the novel, Jackie is frustrated that the science she has supported has not produced a drug to treat her daughter’s disease. Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Sputnik’s Child by Fred Ledley”

Meet the Author: Barbara Morrison

Author Barb Morrison

Author Barbara Morrison feels that working in different genres helps her balance attention to language with a strong structure. “The condensation and attention to individual words and sounds from writing poetry informs my prose, while the narrative structure of prose influences my poetry. Most days I roll a single word around in the back of my mind, poking and prodding at it to see what sounds and associations emerge.”

She says she is working on understanding better what to reveal and what to hold back—how to pace the disclosures in a long narrative. “One approach I’ve been exploring is analyzing mysteries that I admire.” Continue reading “Meet the Author: Barbara Morrison”