Hello Pulp Literature 4 and SiWC 2014 road trip!

Pulp Literature 4It seems lovely and fitting that the day before I embark on a road trip (Yaaaaay, one of my favourite things!) that will culminate in my annual enjoyment of SiWC, I get a treat in the mail*: Issue 4 of PULP LITERATURE, a fantastic gem of a reading treasure and the brainchild of, you guessed it, a lovely group of author-editors who frequent the conference regularly.

As most of you know, I’m a huge fan of short stories (as I discuss here), and I’m super stoked about the work Pulp Literature brings into the world, the treat that it is for readers, and the way it supports and nurtures writers of short tales. I can’t recommend it enough, and to wish its creators and team of editors, designers, proof readers, etc. a very happy 1st Anniversary, I entreat you: please buy your own subscription, gift it to someone in your life who loves to read (or receive mail, lol), and/or support their Kickstarter initiative.

And while you do that, I’m outta here. I need to gas up my car, pick up a few things, and make sure I’ve stowed my latest Pulp Literature along with a myriad of other book-goodies for road trip reading.

I’ll be gone a few weeks, so until I’m back, happy reading and writing. May you enjoy a surplus of uninterrupted hours of book bliss!

Warm regards,

*And have I said before how much I like to receive things by post that aren’t bills? Yes, I believe I have, but seriously getting my copy of Pulp Lit every four months has been sooo fun. Totally makes the subscription price worth it. I haven’t been so stoked about mail since I was a member of the Columbia House Record club and would receive new rock cassettes every month. (Oops, my age is showing! :D)

A Call for Romantic Short Stories . . .

Dear All,

A fellow writer/editor, Jennifer Feddersen just e-mailed with an urgent call for submissions. If you have romance short stories steaming up your drawers ( er — not meant suggestively, of course ;-)), you should consider sending something in:

I’m looking for a holiday-themed (Christmas) short romance story to use as a holiday promotion for AudioLark Audio Books. Here are the details:

AudioLark is looking for 5 – 10,000 word Christmas-themed romance short stories:

What: Your 5 – 10,000 word holiday-themed (Christmas) short story should be original, unpublished, romantic, fun, sexy but mainstream with a happily-ever-after (or at least for now with the feeling it will be ever-after) ending. This short story will be used in a promotion and should be appropriate for a wide, mainstream audience.

When: Deadline is Nov. 15. We will be working very quickly on this. Expect contract and payment to go out Nov. 16 and the book produced as an audio book before December 1st.

How much: Payment is a one-time payment of $100 for audio rights. We would like this story to be an AudioLark exclusive for this holiday season. If you want to publish it in print/epublish/self-publish after January 1, 2011, that’s fine.

What else: Book and author will receive heavy promotion, a write-up on the AudioLark blog and website, and an opportunity to post links to their author website.

Any questions? Please ask!

Send submissions or questions to jenniferATSIGN@audiolarkDOTcom

Good luck! Let me know if you submit anything.

A Call for Northern BC Women Writers

Anthology of Northern BC Women Writers

Submissions of five to ten pages of previously un-published poetry, literary fiction and creative non-fiction are invited for possible inclusion in a new anthology from Caitlin Press of writing by women from Northern and North-Central BC. Work by both new and established women writers is welcomed. The collection is being co-edited by local award-winning writers Laisha Rosnau, author of Lousy Explorers and Notes on Leaving, and Debbie Keahey, author of Making it Home and waking blood and co-editor of The Madwoman in the Academy anthology.

To be considered, please send two printed copies of your submission, including a one paragraph bio, contact info and your email address, to:

D. Keahey
265 King Dr.
Prince George, BC
V2M 5R1

If you want your submission to be returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with sufficient postage. Submissions without an SASE will be recycled. Do not send originals.

Questions? Email pgwomenwriters@hotmail.com