Sunday, May 19, 2013

Love letters: Where your fellow writers are getting published (and where you might get published, too)

Hi, Brian.
It was nice to see you at your workshop in Peterborough.
I wanted to update you about the contest at Marco Polo. They've finished publishing all the 100-words and the 500-word entries.
I've already told you they published my 500-word story. I was notified this morning that my 100-word story, Anger, has been published, too.
Take care Brian and I hope to see you again this summer.
Nancy Boyce

Read Nancy’s story here.
For information about submitting to Marco Polo, see here.

Hi, Brian.
I am very excited about the Hebrew translation of my short stories and about travelling to Tel Aviv for the book launch. A work by the well-known Israeli art photographer Malka Inbal has been chosen for the cover.
One of the nicest things about a foreign language edition is the absence of galley proofs that must be checked and rechecked. I just sit back and let others do the work!
Here is an excerpt from the letter the publisher, Milkah Klein, sent a few days ago:
The Hebrew name that was chosen to your book is: Hazut Mehugenet which means something like "Respectable Appearance." In Hebrew it describe somebody that looks respectable or dignified (I hope I'm using the right word in English) but when you say he looks respectable (Hazut means look or appearance), it says that there must be something else inside or behind his appearance. I'm sure you'd love the name.
Even though few followers of Quick Brown Fox will be able to read the book, I thought you would be interested.
My warm regards,
Jean Rae Baxter

Dear Brian,
As I've been singing my exciting news at the top of my lungs all week, I wanted to share it with you personally, having participated in your classes. I signed a publishing contract with Astraea Press for my YA fantasy romance novel Fire and Ice. Thank you so much for your helpful input on the chapters you reviewed and for your wonderful writing workshops! 
Next stop, film rights!
Wishing you all the best,
Michele Barrow-Belisle

See the submission guidelines for Astaea Press here.

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia, Bracebridge, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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