Monthly Archives: October 2015

WD Short-short

Writer’s Digest is again giving you a chance to win some money. Submit your short-short story of 1500 words (or less) for the chance to win.  Just look at the lovely list of things you could get:

  • $3,000 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2016 issue
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!
  • A copy of the 16th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2016 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2016 Guide to Literary Agents

Early Bird submission deadline: November 16.

Here’s the link: WD Short Short

New lit journal wants you

GNU Call for Submissions.
“All Genres are Created Equal” is the motto of the GNU, a new annual online literary journal run by the MFA program at National University. In addition to the standard “literary” fare (poetry, literary fiction, creative nonfiction), the GNU gladly accepts genre writing of all kinds: science fiction, mystery, noir, short plays, children’s literature, YA literature, graphic novel selections, comics, or any writing that defies categorization. The deadline for submission for our first issue is November, 30th 2015. Please visit for submission guidelines. With no reading fee, you have nothing to lose.
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Author Laura McBride to speak in Henderson

We Are Called to Rise at Henderson Libraries

Paseo Verde Library hosts Las Vegas author Laura McBride


Laura McBride, Las Vegas author and English professor at the College of Southern Nevada, will speak about her debut book, “We Are Called to Rise,” at the Paseo Verde Library on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 10a.m.

McBride’s novel is the NV Reads selection for 2015, a Nevada Center for the Book program sponsored by the Nevada State Library & Archives. Inspired by real events in Nevada, McBride’s story is about a community and family and the clashing cultures in America.

McBride’s work was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, an ABA Indies Introduce Debut Authors pick, and the number one pick for IndieBound Indie Next List.

McBride will also sign copies of her book after the program. This program is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit or call 702-492-6581. This event is free and open to the public.

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