Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Southeast Review--Writer's Regimen

As if I hadn't thrown enough at you with the sometimes overwhelming but always fun Muse Online Writers Conference  (sorry, registration is now closed for the year), I've got another October challenge for you. What about trying the Southeast Review's 30 day Writer's Regimen? You get several different sorts of writing prompts each day, an author interview, and even a chance to get published. It will cost you fifteen bucks, but I've done this before and it's money very well spent.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Muse Online Writers Conference 2011

I've been a bit busy to think about this till now, but I thought I should mention that registration is still open until September 25th for this FREE online conference  hosted by wonder woman Lea Schizas. It is absolutely free and is jam packed with workshops and chats for writers of every stripe. You can also register to participate in a pitch session, but you've got to do that before the 25th too.

I'm not sure how many years I've been 'attending' this conference. Some years I've given it my full attention, some years I've only been able to tune in after work. It doesn't matter. I've gotten something useful out of it every time.

So what are you waiting for?

Monday, September 12, 2011

announcing Grift Magazine

John Kenyon, who writes the blog Things I'd Rather Be Doing and is the man behing the upcoming ebook project Grimm Tales (about which, more later), announced today that he is going to head up a new hybrid crime magazine. It sounds pretty exciting.

Grift Magazine, a new print publication focused on crime fiction, will debut in February 2012.
Grift will be published in print form three times yearly — February, June and October — and will feature a mix of short crime fiction, reviews, interviews and more.
In addition, griftmagazine.com will be home to more content that will include flash fiction, review, interviews and news from the world of crime fiction.

Check it OUT .

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Tales of the Hunt

I finally got around to reading Nathanael Green's excellent 'The Slut Buck' today, and you can too. Just download the absolutely free Apiary Magazine and make your way to page 142. You'll be glad you did.

Oddly enough, I too have a story floating out there in the ether that relates to hunting. I've been thinking about it a bit lately, as the magazine I wrote it for, Eleven Eleven, is celebrating--what else?--the publication of their eleventh edition next weekend. What's nice is that they have invited all contributors past and present to a brunch, and have consistently worked to create a community of writers rather than the common relation between authors and magazines, which is that they publish you and, there, that's the end of it.

Anyway, you can read my hunting story HERE.

Compare and contrast, as they say...