Monday, September 01, 2008

Christian Fiction News: Palin, Gospel SuperFest & Romance Slam Jam

CFN News for the week ending September 2, 2008



ALLSTATE GOSPEL SUPERFEST OPENING ACT CONTEST
sponsored in part by Pampers & American Airlines

Week One Audition Dates

Saturday September 6, 2008 - 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
New York City – The Apollo Theatre
235 W 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

Sunday September 7, 2008 - 1PM – 7PM
Washington, DC Hilton Crystal City
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

More audition spots( St. Louis, Dallas, Birmingham, and Memphis) are online:

Click here to see the rules and conditions of the contest!

Allstate-GospelSuperfest
Saturday, November 1st, 2008
Atlanta Civic Center -
On Sale NOW!


Is Your Publishing House an Advertiser's Nightmare?
Freddy's Tea Party

Happy Notworking Day for some of you. Great discussion on why book publishers suck at advertising and why they better catch on fast at Buzz, Balls & Hype.

My answer is on Twitter, but I will share in more detail in a blog post at The Master's Artist next week.

sherbertys book by wonderwizzy.
Photo courtesy of wonderwizzy
Romance Slam Jam Aspiring Author Contest

The Romance Slam Jam Aspiring Author contest is taking submissions for Black romance/women' s fiction novels, so send in your manuscript and spread the word.
This year's prizes include:
1st Place: This winner’s manuscript will be reviewed by Editor Esi Sogah from AVON/HarperCollins for possible publication
2nd Place: This winner’s manuscript will be reviewed by Editor Hilary Sares from Kensington Books for possible publication.
3rd Place: This winner’s manuscript will be reviewed by Editor Theresa Stevens from Red Sage publishing for possible publication.
OT: Palin's Parenting topples Gustav
Bristol Palin, right, is pregnant.

If the GOP was concerned with Hurricane Gustav would take the thunder from their convention coverage, think again. The New Yorker has a story about Palin's Obama endorsement, her husband's 24-year-old DWI charge, as well as Twitter is blowing up with breaking news of her teenage daughter's pregnancy. No Comment. Just FYI. Maybe we can get back to letting this election's focus on what matters...

2 comments:

Rhonda McKnight said...

The issues would be nice, but it's hard to do that Dee when their private lives keep falling out of the closet. As for Palin, I guess the in-home sex ed talks didn't work. Maybe Palin should reconsider her position, because while I'm sure or I would hope, she and her husband educated their daughter, she's still pregnant. Think about how many more hundreds of thousands of teens who's parents don't talk to them about sex. Do they stand a chance without sex ed being introduced in schools? Okay, backing away from it all. I just hate when we live in the bubble that says all kids have responsible parents that will do their part. It takes a village. When are the conservatives going to wake up to that.

Dee S. said...

i know, Rhonda. that is a real issue we need to discuss, but as you can see the GOP wants to wipe this under the rug

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