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Kortney's Mom
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Chloe Aridjis - 2014 Fellow Creative Arts - Fiction Guggenheim Fellowships of approximately $50,000 each are awarded annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise. Residents of the United States and Canada are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Calling all mystery writers! Here's a great competition for first mystery novels. Winner receives a contract and $10,000 advance. Deadline is October 15, 2014. The mansucript entered must not be under contract or self-published. It must also be at least 40,000 words. Here are some guidelines from the site: Murder... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
Glad to hear that it worked for you Sarah! Funny enough, I used Chrome to do the import. You used Safari, so you must be on a Mac as well... Not sure how or why, but at least it's working now. :)
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Hi Sarah, I made a video with the steps to import the calendar. Hope this helps.
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There's still time left to submit to Lee & Low's New Voices Award. Deadline's September 30 (snail mail so make sure you get that postmark in). The winner will receive a cash prize of $1000 and a standard publication contract, including a basic advance and royalties for a first time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
This sounds like a wonderful grant! Plenty of time to submit too, so hop on it if it applies to you. The Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship for artists of color and Indigenous artists provides writers financial support and professional assistance to develop and implement self-selecting community learning and enrichment... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Hard to believe it, but we are more than halfway through the year. If you feel like you're no closer to reaching your goals of publishing or writing, maybe you just need a little inspiration or guidance? Here are a few FREE Kindle books on writing and publishing. Post your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
You're welcome Claire!
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2014 on More Scrivener Templates at Sibylla Nash
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That sounds pretty cool Dixie, I'm going to try that as well!
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You're welcome Darla! Let me know how you make out!
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Hi Jes, That's weird. I've been able to quit and reopen Scrivener without it asking me to sign in. I'm always logged into Google though, not sure if that makes a difference.
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So I'm still learning my way around Scrivener (which is an amazing tool to organize your writing, both fiction and non-fiction). I'm probably using about 10% of it's ability, just like my brain. I seem to spend more time on the 'net learning how to do things with it when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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If you're looking to put some serious work into improving on the craft of writing, DIY MFA has a great challenge coming up in August called Conquer the Draft. From August 1-29 they will email you one prompt per day, then finish off the month with a 2-day virtual writing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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They say book marketing tends to be more like a marathon than a sprint. For me, it feels like an around the world journey on foot with multiple maps. You plod along and change course when needed. The thing is you have to keep moving. Right now, I'm throwing everything... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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(via Yahoo Celebrity) Although production has been down since April, Nickelodeon has officially canceled “Sam & Cat” after just one season, a network spokesperson told... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at starbabyLA
Want to add a little spice to your book signings? Try this Sealed with a Kiss autograph sticker. :) Sealed with a Kiss Autograph Stickers Stickers by divaluscious Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Fifteen debut YA authors (Freshmen Fifteens) are teaming up on Wattpad to offer a new contest for young authors between the ages of 13-19. The Freshman Fifteen Common Room Mentoring Contest is open to submission from now through July 25. The winners will have the opportunity to be mentored by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
You know I love finding great templates for Scrivener. Here's another one for picture book writers. Check out Claire O'Brien's picture book template for both US and UK writers. She also has an accompanying tutorial video, you can see it below. Still no definitive word on when the IOS release... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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I'm still coming off my writing high after attending the Yale Writer's Conference. In addition to meeting an amazing and eclectic group of writers, I also got tons of book suggestions. I mean, what else would you expect from a group of writers? The books they're reading/have read are as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
Here's a fantastic opportunity for women playwrights! A Room of Her Own's Shakespeare’s Sister Playwriting Fellowship offers a woman playwright living in the United States the chance to hone her craft and develop a new play in the course of a year-long engagement with three world-class organizations. In addition to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Women writers, this residence has your name written all over it! Applications are due September 3rd. Hedgebrook is retreat for women writers on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles northwest of Seattle. Situated on 48-acres of forest and meadow facing Puget Sound, with a view of Mount Rainier, the retreat hosts... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Saw this on Callie Rose Literary Arts Cafe's Facebook page (great resource!): The Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award is a one-time grant of $1,500 for an emerging writer of color. An unpublished writer is preferred, although publication of one work of short fiction or academic work... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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The Washington Post had a story about Kirkus Reviews and their unveiling of the Kirkus Prize - three $50,000 cash prizes going to YA, non-fiction and fiction books. Nice!! In order to be eligible for consideration, your book must have garnered a starred review by Kirkus. Indie authors are also... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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So...I've been on the fence about the whole Kindle Select program. I'm not exactly crazy about the exclusivity aspect. Currently I have my novel Bumped available on all platforms. I've found that the most sales come from Nook, then Kindle and a few here and there from iTunes. Not sure... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Sibylla Nash
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Emerging Voices is a literary fellowship that aims to provide new writers, who lack access, with the tools they will need to launch a professional writing career. During the eight month fellowship, each Emerging Voices Fellow participates in a professional mentorship, hosted Q & A evenings with prominent local authors,... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2014 at Sibylla Nash