Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Gaining the attention of the Southeastern Virginia Arts Association (SEVAA) as it launches the first Afr'Am Fest Literary Awards, Dare has earned nominations for best Contemporary Fiction and best New African American Voice.
The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 25, 2008 during the 25th Anniversary of Afr'Am Fest, SEVAA's annual cultural celebration in Norfolk, Virginia. Nathan McCall will be the keynote speaker.
Congratulations, Abiola, and good luck!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
New York City
The New York Center for Independent Publishing hosts this conference, which focuses on the business of writing. Attendees range from new to experienced writers. Sample topics include:
- Writing Book Proposals
- Writing a Winning Query Letter
- Online Publishing
- PR and Marketing
- Independent Publishers
- Self Publishing
Editors, agents, publicists, authors, and publishers, including representatives from major publishing houses (HarperCollins, Random House, Simon & Schuster, McGraw-Hill) will be present.
Registration Fees: Early bird - $225 for one day; $325 for both days; includes a copy of Getting Your Book Published for Dummies. Regular - $250 for one day; $350 for both days
Early-bird Deadline: March 15, 2008
Questions: Call: 212.764.7021 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, February 28, 2008
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Times Square
New York City
Magazine Publishers Association (MPA) presents the second annual Find Yourself in Magazines Insight Conference.
Scheduled speakers include hiring directors, publishers, editors-in-chief, and other leaders from the most recognizable magazine publishing companies, including Hearst Magazines, Condé Nast, Time Inc., and Meredith Publishing.
- Entry-level and mid-career professionals interested in careers at existing magazines
- Entrepreneurs who want to start successful print or digital magazines
Undergraduate/Graduate Students - Free
Non-students - $100/person
Registration Deadline: March 14, 2008
Pre-registration is required!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
6:00 - 8:00 PM
The Bankers Trust Auditorium at the Donnell Library Center
20 West 53rd Street (bet 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York City
Female Thiink (yes, two i's!) presents an evening of intimate conversation with Susan L. Taylor, featuring her new book, All About Love.
Advance Tickets Only/Limited Seating
Ticket price includes a copy of the book, which will be distributed at the event
Purchase at www.femalethiink.com/staylor.htm or call 1-866-468-7619
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Self-published books that were released, or revised and reprinted between 2003 and 2008 are eligible.
$3,000 cash, promotion in Writer's Digest and Publishers Weekly, and marketing advice from self-publishing guru Dan Poynter.
First place winners in each of the 9 categories will receive $1,000 and promotion in Writer's Digest.
Inspirational (Spiritual, New Age)
Life Stories (Biographies, Autobiographies, Family Histories, Memoirs)
Children's Picture Books
Middle-Grade/Young Adult Books
Reference Books (Directories, Encyclopedias, Guide Books)
ENTRY FEES: $100 for the first entry; $50 for each additional entry
DEADLINE: Thursday, May 1, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Black Lawrence Press is seeking submissions of novels and nonfiction titles. They are interested in character-driven literary work for fiction. Compelling stories or strong essay collections meet their requirements for nonfiction. For more information, please visit the Web site.