Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Storm Country - Midwest Writers Call for Submissions

The Joplin (MO) Writers’ Guild, in coordination with the Missouri Writers’ Guild, is seeking fiction, non-fiction and poetry to be included in an anthology, Storm Country, to be published near the end of the summer. All proceeds from book sales will go to the purchase of books for school libraries damaged or destroyed by the May 22nd tornado.

Midwest writers are encouraged to submit their original work June 1st through July 15th. Submit work with the theme of storms and severe weather in the Midwest. All forms of stormy weather should be considered: ice, floods, tornadoes, wind, and snow.  Include name, address, phone number, and email address on first page of submission.

Poetry of any form and up to 30 lines may be submitted.  A maximum of THREE poems from any author will be considered.

Short fiction in any genre, 1,500 words or less, will be considered.

Nonfiction (features, essays, memoirs, etc.) of 1,500 words or less may also be submitted. A maximum of three pieces of prose will be accepted per author.

All submissions must be typed in 12-point Times New Roman. Prose should use three-space paragraph indention and double-spacing. Poetry should be single-spaced. Pages should be numbered. Spelling and grammar must be as the author intends.  Author retains all rights. 

Please include third-person author bios up to 75 words. Submit your Word documents by July 15th to joplinwritersguild@yahoo.com or mail to Claudia Mundell, 1815 River Street, Carthage, Missouri 64836.

More more information visit http://stormcountry.wordpress.com/

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Shaker of Margaritas: Cougars on the Prowl

We sent out the publication agreements today for Cougars on the Prowl. If any of you have any problems opening the email, please let me know.

What do you think of the preliminary cover design????

Wow! I've sure been working hard for a holiday weekend!

For those of you who haven't seen my blog post this week, hop over to http://earlyonset.blogspot.com/ to see a photo of the tornado as it came roaring into Sedalia last Wednesday.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Crazy Missouri Weather

Thanks to everyone who inquired about my safety after the tornado hit Sedalia yesterday. The tornado did a lot of damage to the south part of town where it demolished businesses, mobile home parks, and a subdivision. We were so fortunate that no one was seriously injured.

Have a safe holiday!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cougars on the Prowl Update

Last night I had a problem with my computer and lost my entire Shaker of Margarita directory including the Cougars on the Prowl stories and files. My backup is a month old so I'm not sure how much work it will take to bring it back to speed. I had planned to send out the agreements and suggested changes this week, but I'm going to have to delay it.

I don't antcipate that this will slow down the schedule for Cougars on the Prowl and expect it to be available this fall. For those of you who had already finished your updates--I should have them in my email files. I've already restored some of them.

Have a great day and remember to back up those computer files often! I had intended to back up all the files before I went to Washington DC on the 14th, but got busy and didn't get it done. It makes me sick to think how much time I would have saved if I had only completed that task.