I keep forgetting to do my “routine” over here at Words in Place, like POSTING and reading from my blog roll. I used to do that most days, but lately I just can’t seem to find the time. Thought I’d take a moment to rectify that with some updates. A lot has been happening in 2010 and it’s only February.
Flash Fiction Chronicles
This is the Every Day Fiction blog which we launched last spring. If you’re reading this, you have to know about that. It’s growing and we’ve finally settled into a kind of routine: published posts from fiction writers around the net, either original or reprints, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Our contributors have included Aaron Polson, Alexander Burns, Bill Ward, Bob Thurber, Clifford Garstang, Jodi MacArthur, John Arthur Miller, K. C. Ball, Kevin Shamel, Martin Reed, Michael Ehart, Oonah V. Joslin, Randall Brown, Robert Swartwood, Rumjhum Biswas, Sarah Hilary, Sean Lovelace, TL Schofield, Valerie O’Riordan
, and Walter Giersbach.
FFC’s String-of-10 Microfiction Contest
FFC’s String-of-10 Microfiction contest was initiated in August of 2009 with Sharon E. Trotter
take the first place spot with her story The Haircut
. String-of-10 TWO is running through this coming Sunday, February 14th. Entries should not be longer than 250 words and include 4 of the string of 10 prompt words. For guidelines, go to Flash Fiction Chronicles
Guest judge is Joel Willans.
Dear Mother Call for Submissions
Writer/singer/friend Jo Nelson has a call out for submissions for a Mother’s Day Performance at Lyric Theater in Los Angeles. Check it out on her site: Call for Subs: Letters to Mothers
Excerpt: I realized there are many things I would like to say to my mother, and wonder what you might like to tell yours while she is able to hear your words, or even if you too, must send the message to the stars.
Now About Me
I have several projects going on. Most exciting for me is that I have self-published a book of eight short stories called Pomegranate Stories. Six of these have been previously published either on-line or in print, but two of them are new.
Last year and the year before I’d put together my stories to enter into chapbook contests. Doing this was exhilerating and after the contests were over, I decided I would put together my own tiny collection and a theme in my writing emerged, the relationship between mothers and daughters.
Lulu will give 15% off over Presidents’ Day Weekend. The coupon code is Washington.
Check out Pomegranate and see what you think.
By the way, many of you already have a copy of the collection, and I’m hoping some of you liked it well enough to visit Amazon and Lulu and give the stories a review and rating. I would really appreciate any help in this department.