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CEZANNE’S CARROT IS PUBLISHING AGAIN! My co editor Barbara Jacksha and I just published new short stories at Cezanne’s Carrot literary journal online, with a redesigned format, changed publishing schedule, and more finely tuned focus on the types of visionary, metaphysical, magical-realism fiction and nonfiction we publish.  Check out the details of the changes. [...]

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Congratulations on Sale of Manuscript!

by Joan Kremer on October 19, 2009 · 0 comments

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MAJOR CONGRATULATIONS to my dear friend and writing partner in Second Life, Cynthia Hand Struloeff, whose first novel Unearthly was accepted for publication by Harper Collins! Writers and readers will enjoy Cindy’s engaging blog, Writing Angels, where she writes with great humor and insight about the process of submitting a manuscript and getting it published. [...]

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Meet Author Marjorie Liu Aug. 4 in SL

July 31, 2009

AUTHOR MARJORIE LIU TO MAKE UNIQUE APPEARANCE: Novelist Marjorie M Liu will discuss her latest latest Dirk & Steele novel, the paranormal romance The Fire King on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. SLT (Pacific time zone) on Athena Isle in Second Life. Readers are being invited to submit [...]

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Bestselling Author Carleen Brice Comes to SL

July 24, 2009

UPDATE: Time has been changed to 12:30 p.m. SLT!! MEET BESTSELLING AUTHOR SUNDAY JULY 26 IN SL: Carleen Brice, whose second novel, Children of the Waters, has just been released  as A One World Trade Paperback Original by Ballantine, will  discuss her new novel and talk about her writing at an appearance 3:30 [...]

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Poet Produces Original Play in Second Life

July 17, 2009

DON’T MISS PERFORMANCE OF PLAY WRITTEN FOR PRODUCTION IN SECOND LIFE: Tonight (Friday, July 17) is the second performance of the original play Hypatia of Alexandria, written by poet Skylar Smythe specifically for production in Second Life.  It starts at 7 p.m. SLT (Pacific time) at the stage built specifically for this play.  The [...]

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Alas Zerbino Reading in Second Life April 30

April 29, 2009

READING AT BOOKWORM CAFE THURSDAY, APRIL 30:  I’ll be giving a reading at the Bookworm Cafe on Da Vinci Isle in Second Life Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m. SLT (Pacific time).  As my avatar Alas Zerbino, I’ll read a couple of my published short stories and possibly an excerpt from my novel in progress, […]

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Ursula LeGuin Speaks in Second Life

March 1, 2009

URSULA LEGUIN SPEAKS TO FANS IN SECOND LIFE:  I was virtually face-to-face with author Ursula K. LeGuin when she spoke on Feb. 28 with an audience — some at the Potlatch 18 program in San Francisco, and others of us attending at the  Alliance Virtual Library  in Second Life.   During the Q&A session, she alternated between questions […]

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Biweekly Writers’ Meets Start in SL

February 13, 2009

BIWEEKLY WRITERS’ MEETS START IN SL: Every Monday and Friday at 2 p.m. SLT (Pacific time) all writers in Second Life who wish to can sit down together in-world and spend a focused hour (or more) on writing at the Gypsy Camp at Thistle Down on Milk Wood, a great SL location for writers to hang out. You can choose to make the meet competitive by displaying goals and total word count, or just work on your own writing privately. Monthly prizes in various categories will be awarded, says writer Harriet Gausman, host of the event, “but that is not what will drive you. You will be driven by the desire to finally get those words on paper and rid yourself of your literary angst.” The gypsy camp is equipped with typewriters and desks and a beautiful, calm environment perfectly conducive to thinking and creating.

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“Power of Place”-themed Poetry Wanted for Exhibit

February 9, 2009

CALL FOR POETRY SUBMISSIONS:  Poetry on the theme of “The Power of Place” is being sought for an art/poetry exhibition at the Dakota Skies sim in Second Life.  The exhibit will run through March 15 at the Dakota Skies Events Center.  Dakota Skies owner Dakota Dreamscape (herself a published poet in real life) seeks poetry […]

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January Issue of AnonLiterary Magazine

February 5, 2009

ANON LITERARY MAGAZINE JANUARY ISSUE AVAILABLE:  Check out another great issue of one of Second Life’s best literary journals, AnonLiterary, either in-world (available at many locations, including its home base in Second Life) or via PDF at the Anon Web site.

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Romance Writing Contest in SL

January 29, 2009

Romance Writing Contest:  Cash prizes and publication for winners of RezLibris‘s Romance Writing Contest.  Three winners in each of four categories:  memoirs/personal essay; young adult short fiction; short story;  poetry.  Deadline,  midnight SLT, Feb. 7.  Contact Abbey Zenith of Alliance Virtual Library in Second Life.

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SL Festival Seeks Writers for Readings

January 29, 2009

Read Your Poetry or Fiction: Violet Nishi of Poetry in Pixels is looking for writers of poetry or stories to participate in the Imbolc Festival poetry reading at Artstonia on Sunday, February 1.   Readings will be held at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. SLT (Pacific time).  If you’re a writer and SL resident, contact Violet […]

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