Just thought I’d share the news that I tied for second place in the U.S.-based Screamin Mamas Creative Nonfiction Contest. I won with a story I wrote many years ago and that I refreshed and refurbished for this competition. It all goes to show: never throw anything away and never give up!
Note: The Screamin Mamas are now looking for entries for their Valentine’s Day Contest: Looking for light romantic comedy. Can be historical or contemporary - something to lift spirits and celebrate the gift of innocent romance that might be found in the everyday life of a busy Mom. 800 to 2,000 words. Deadline Sept 30. Guidelines here.
|The Golden Heart Award|
Just wanted to let you know I’m a 2015 Golden Heart finalist with book one of my series, Murder, Curlers, and Cream. This is my second time at being a finalist, and the thrill is no less exciting! Murder, Curlers, and Cream also recently won RWA’s Golden Pen contest, making that over 2 dozen contest wins and finals. Click on my website to learn more about my series and check out my makeover page. www.arlenemcfarlane.com
2011/2015 Golden Heart Finalist
2012/2013 Daphne du Maurier Finalist
Hello again, Brian.
My short story “Broke” was on CommuterLit this week. You can read it here. Thank you for all your help through your workshops over the years.
Wait for it! Drum roll, please. At last, appearing today for the first time, my short story, "A Handsome Woman." You will find it here. Please feel free to share the story by passing along the link to all your world-wide friends on Facebook and other social media. Any and all comments are appreciated by the editor of CommuterLit, as well as by the author.
For information on submitting to CommuterLit, see here.
Writer to Writer
I’m Looking for a fellow writer in the Ottawa area for early reader stories, to listen to each other's stories and give constructive feedback. Knowledge of requirements of stories for children to read, roughly Grades 2-5 would be an asset.
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m looking for a writer to collaborate (write) about the true story of a ten-year search for two missing Ontario boys. Send an email to: email@example.com
I'm looking for critical readers who I can exchange my novel for feedback (and I can also read for others). My novel is a contemporary tragedy about an eighteen-year-old who is struggling through a combination of drug addiction, mental illness, and family demands.
His mother’s stranglehold on what is “the truth” and his grandfather’s attempts to reinforce what is real, will startle the reader, who then follow the protagonist’s escape into vivid and haunting dreams. Needless to say, this is a mature-themed novel.
I would really appreciate it if you could post this request in your newsletter. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for putting together all the great resources,
See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.