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  Issue #11

Free Writers' Newsletter

   Jan 26, 2004  

      

News:

Roberts Publishing seeks new authors
Roberts Publishing is seeking new authors for a wide variety of books, including cook books, true crime, books on self-publishing, and general non-fiction. Suggestions for other types of books are also welcome. An eBook will be published in the first instance; if this proves popular a paperback will be produced.

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aol.com
, or visit roberts
publishing.com
for details.  

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New ezine seeks fiction submissions
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Poetry and Fiction sought by Still
Cultural email magazine Still is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, essays and artwork and photography. There is no financial payment but exposure is extensive, including important members of the arts/media world.

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Second International Poetry Competition Winners Announced

After much deliberation, the winners of firstwriter.com's Second International Poetry Competition have been announced, with a total of twenty special commendations awarded, reflecting the generally high standard of the submissions received. In the end, the poem chosen as the winner was "Solitary Fan", by Benjamin Jones, from London. Benjamin (pictured right), is a 23-year-old English graduate of St Andrews University. He has received a first-place prize of 200, and also receives our congratulations and best wishes for his future writing career.

The US runner-up was named as Kimberly L. Northrop, from Florida, for her poem "MANNAZ", and the UK runner-up was Thomas Graham, of Glasgow, for "The Neighbours". All three poems can be found at https://www.firstwriter.com/competitions/poetry_competition/previous_winners/secondpoetry.shtml, along with a complete list of all twenty special commendations. All twenty-three poems will be published in issue 5 of firstwriter.magazine.

Enter third contest now
The Third International Poetry Competition is now well underway, and accepting entries from talented new poets all over the world at https://www.firstwriter.com/competitions/poetry_competition.shtml. The prize fund has increased to 600 (around $900), while the cost for entering has dropped still further to as little as $2.25 / 1.50 per poem. To enter online now click here.

 

RD Larson short-listed for Eppie Award

RD Larson, whose work has been featured in several issues of firstwriter.magazine, has been named as a finalist for the 2004 Eppie Awards in the Inspirational Romance category, for her title Saving Reverend Clayton, published by ebooksonthe.net and Peach Blossom Publishing.

The EPPIE Awards have been given annually since the first Electronically Published Internet Connection (EPIC) conference in 2000. They recognise outstanding achievement in e-publishing.

"I'm honoured to receive such a nomination since there are so many fine authors represented," said author RD Larson of Friday Harbor, Washington. "It's so great to work with an editor and publisher who care about the writer. My co-author, Louise Ulmer, lives in Pennsylvania and she is a writer of much warmth."

The categories are judged by members of EPIC, all published authors. After the first round of judging, the works of the finalists are sent to another panel of judges, and winners in all eighteen categories are selected. The winners are announced at the EPIC conference's gala award ceremony at the annual EPICon Convention scheduled March 12 through 14 in Oklahoma City.

"Life can be romantic and fun especially for ministers," said RD Larson, "and the women who love them. We wanted to tell a romantic, exciting and religious story that any person could enjoy. Many people read newspapers, stories and now books online. It saves resources and eliminates waste products. EPIC is a well-respected award all over the world."

EPIC offers professional information to electronic authors in the same way other writers' organisations, like the Author's Guild, do for print writers. It also provides a social venue for the exchange of information online, according to the group's spokesperson.

Information on plans for this year's conference and on EPIC itself may be found at the group's website, http://www.epicauthors.com, and a complete list of this year's finalists appears at http://www.epicauthors.com/eppies.html.

The author's book can be found at www.ebooksonthe.net . The author's website can be viewed at www.RDLarson.com.

 

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