Monday, June 1, 2009

Blog Announcement - A Book A Week - and A Contest Announcement

Today's forecast for St. Peters, MO: Mostly sunny. High 90 degrees. It's a hot one out there. The kiddos are already asking when they can go swimming.

* If you get a chance, pop on over to my new blog, A Book A Week, where once a week I will discuss a book I have read. This week's pick is SECRET KEEPERS by Mindy Friddle, from South Carolina. Mindy's writing has been compared with Flannery O'Connor and Eudora Welty.

* I will also interview Mindy right here Friday, June 5, on Donna's Book Pub, as part of the WOW Author's Blog Tour.

* The second announcement is courtesy of my writing friend, Julie E. about the 2009 Juked Fiction and Poetry Prizes. The winner in each genre will receive $500 and publication in an upcoming print issue. Final judges this year are Dan Chaon (fiction) and Dora Malech (poetry).
Submission Deadline: August 31st, 2009

Entry Fee: $10

Fiction: one story per entry, no length requirement

Poetry: up to five poems (no more than ten pages total) per entry

Complete guidelines at: http://www.juked.com/prize/

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