Subscriber News: November 2016
Congratulations to Suellen Wedmore. She won first prize in the Non-rhyming Poetry category and fourth prize in the Rhyming Poetry category of the 2016 Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition. This contest offers a grand prize of $5,000 across all genres and prizes up to $1,000 in a variety of prose and poetry categories, plus other tools for marketing one's work. The most recent deadline was June 20.
Congratulations to Lisa A. Koosis. Her debut YA science fiction novel, Resurrecting Sunshine, was released last month by Albert Whitman & Co. After the protagonist's girlfriend dies young, an experimental cloning project promises to resurrect her, using his memories to implant her personality in a new body. Visit Lisa's Twitter feed to find out more about her work.
Congratulations to Judy Juanita. Her essay collection De Facto Feminism: Essays Straight Outta Oakland was published this month by EquiDistance Press. This book examines the intersectionality of race, gender, politics, economics and spirituality as experienced by a black activist and self-described "feminist foot soldier". Her first reading from the book will take place on Saturday, December 10, at 2:30 p.m. Pacific time, at the Oakland Public Library Main Branch, 125 14th Street, Oakland, CA.
Maggie Koger's poems "Letter in the Time of the Spanish Flu Pandemic" and "For a New Grandson" were published in the online journal Blynkt in September. Her poems "Lucky Mama" and "Thanksgiving Feast" appeared in the same publication in October.
R. Bremner's Absurdist poems "WITR 3", "Chusid", "Kelly", "La Patrie", and "Rex" were published in Zombie Logic Review. Two of his Beat poems were published in Sweater Weather Magazine, Vol. 1, #2 (September 2016). "Circe's Fate" was published in the October 1 issue of The Violet Hour (no website).
Annie Dawid's story "Jonestown, Japantown" was published in Joyland Magazine's San Francisco issue. The story is included in her collection Resurrection City: Stories of Jonestown.
Thelma T. Reyna's publishing company, Golden Foothills Press, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support their mission of publishing multicultural literature. Money raised will help publish and market three more books in 2017-18: a poetry book by a naturalized Mexican immigrant, a stroke survivor who writes soulfully about her struggles and dreams; a book of poems from 10 culturally diverse published women writers from across America; and a book of short stories by an award-winning Latina author. Established in 2014, the press has published many award-winning California poets and won several national awards.
Norbert Hirschhorn was the featured poet for November 2016 in The Poetry Kit Newsletter's poet showcase, Caught in the Net. The Poetry Kit is a UK-based website that lists contests, calls for submissions, and workshops for writers.
B.S. Murthy's five novels, short story collection, and stage and radio plays are available for free e-book download from the wesbite of Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing Press. Books include the mystery novel Prey on the Prowl and Stories Varied, an exploration of women's lives in a man's world.
Published: November 8, 2016