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Writers’ News: Dark Fantasy and Horror Stories Wanted
Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by Independent publishers Aeon Press are calling for submissions for their latest anthology entitled Box of Delights. Writers are asked to submit original horror and dark fantasy stories of 2,500 - 8,000 words by May 31st 2011. Visit their website for further details....
Writers’ News: Call for Submissions from Expat Writers
Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by The expat writing group Writers Abroad was initially formed to help overcome the isolation and difficulties of living in a new country. If you are an expat or have been an expat at some time then you are invited to submit for this year's anthology entitiled Foreign Flavours. The general theme is food, drink and cooking from around the world. Word count is 1700 word...
Writers’ News: 8th May 2010
Published on Friday, May 7, 2010 by An exciting new writing competition has just been launched by Solidus Press. Build on existing stories each week and give yourself the chance of being chosen for an upcoming anthology. From the site: "Solidus has introduced a new competition from April: we have the beginnings of some short stories, written by established authors. You can build the stories in a w...
Heat Wave Review
Published on Monday, April 12, 2010 by My husband and I have been watching Castle on ABC. It’s a cop drama/comedy starring Nathan Fillion. (I love him, by the way.) The premise is that Richard Castle, a mystery author, is following around a police detective by the name of Kate Beckett. The interplay between Castle and Beckett is wonderful. In one episode, we see the book that Rick based o...
Writers’ News – 5th April 2010
Published on Monday, April 5, 2010 by Cinnamon Press: Calls for Poetry and Prose Cinammon Press are calling for poetry and prose for their newest anthology, Sequences, due to be released in 2011. According to Cinnamon's website: "We are looking for submissions to an anthology of sequences – written as poetry (all styles and subjects welcome) or prose poetry. Your sequence should contain between...
Writers’ News – 3rd April 2010
Published on Saturday, April 3, 2010 by Fabulate --- Fabulous! A new project announced from gives writers of all abilities a chance to contribute and gain publishing clips. From the website: “Unlimited authors, 500 words each, 1 story. "Fabulate" is a project designed to combine the skills and ideas of authors and writers from around the world, to produce a collaborative story every ...
Boneshaker Review
Published on Thursday, April 1, 2010 by I had tried reading several books, but couldn't find one I was in the mood for. With all my work and studying, my mind needs some distracting but is having a hard time focusing. I'm a fan of zombie novels and steampunk, so Boneshaker by Cherie Priest seemed a logical choice. This novel is set during the Civil War in California, in this timeline the Civil War has g...
Firestarter by Stephen King – Review
Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by By Harpy Convair I read Firestarter by Stephen King for the first time many years ago. My husband, a great lover of horror novels, wanted me to love them as well, but I was a scaredy-cat. So, his solution was to start me out with this early work of King's. He picked Firestarter because it isn't a horror novel, but more of the thriller/suspense/intrigue ilk. We...
Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett – Review
Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by By Harpy Convair I read another Terry Pratchett novel years ago, so long ago I can't remember the title. I have seen a couple of the movies based on his works, "Hogsfather" and "The Color of Magic", they were both hilarious. This book is the first installment of the Discworld series. It started a bit slow for me, but first novels can drag a bit since they are...
Monster Planet by David Wellington – Review
Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 by By Harpy Convair I used to hate critics, books and movies alike. I still dislike them, most of them are cynical and seem to desire to destroy authors' careers. However, now that I have written a few reviews I have more respect for their craft. It is incredibly hard to write a coherent review waithout including spoilers, especially when dealing with a series. ...
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