Subscriber News: November 2022
Congratulations to Chris Stark. Her novel Carnival Lights (Modern History Press, 2021) won the fiction category of the 2022 Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA) from Lake Superior Writers. Set in 1969, Carnival Lights follows two Indigenous teen girls who run away to the Minnesota State Fair in search of safety and opportunities. Read an interview with her about this novel at Recovering the Self. In addition to her award-winning writing career, Stark is an activist who has presented at the United Nations on women's survival and empowerment issues.
Congratulations to Judith Barrington. The Flight of the Mind Summer Writing Workshops for Women: A Short History 1984-2000, co-authored by Judith and her partner Ruth Gundle, was published by Soapstone Books and is available as a free PDF download from their website. This book describes the egalitarian lesbian writing workshop model that Judith and Ruth designed.
Congratulations to LindaAnn LoSchiavo and David Davies. Their chapbook Messengers of the Macabre: Halloween Poems was published in October by Audience Askew Press, an imprint of Nat 1 Publishing. Watch the book trailer here.
Congratulations to B.J. Buckley, Jan Harris, and Ashley Cline. They won first through third prizes, respectively, in the 2022 Poetry Super Highway Annual Poetry Contest. Read their winning work here. The deadline was October 8. Winners were awarded a percentage of fees received, and every entrant got a book or other writing-related prize donated by the contest sponsors.
Congratulations to Noah Berlatsky. He won an honorable mention for formal poetry in the 2022 Chicagoland Poets & Patrons Contest. The most recent submission period was July 15-August 31 for this contest for Chicago-area poets, with prizes up to $50. In other news, his poem "Cyborg Song" was published by the lickety-split, a Twitter journal edited by Chen Chen.
Helen Leslie Sokolsky's poetry chapbook When We Had Orchards When We Had Moonbeams is available from Xlibris. She kindly shares a sample poem here. A portion of royalties received from this poetry book will go to the
Parkinson's Foundation in memory of the author's sister, who died on July 7, 2021.
J. Paul Cooper's short story "The Last Putt" was published in NorthWord: A Literary Journal of Canada's North (Fall 2022).
Gail Thomas will be reading from her forthcoming poetry chapbook Trail of Roots (Seven Kitchens Press) and full-length collection Leaving Paradise (Human Error Publishing) on Monday, November 21, at 6:00 pm at Firefly Bookstore, 271 W. Main Street, Kutztown, PA; and on Wednesday, November 30, at 7:00 pm at Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main Street, Northampton, MA. Visit her website for more readings and purchasing information.
Eva Tortora's letters to the editor were published in the New York Daily News and the Queens Chronicle in October. Check out her YouTube channel for her art, writing, and music. Eva says, "Winning Writers, your newsletter, is the best thing that ever happened to writing."
Victoria Dutu's novel Mary is available in print and Kindle editions. Victoria says, "Mary is a novel about first love when youth is eternal, and all dreams are possible."
Published: November 10, 2022