Monday, July 21, 2008
HOW TO ENTER: All stories submitted must be works of original fiction featuring an adult female of African descent as the main character. All contest entries must be typed, double-spaced, with one‹inch margins, on one side of 8 1/2 -by-11 inch paper and not more than ten pages or 2,500 words. The author's name, mail, email address (if available) and daytime telephone number must appear in the top right-hand corner of the first manuscript page. All subsequent pages must be numbered in the top right-hand corner and include the author's last name. Submit your entries via postal mail only in care of 2009 ESSENCE SHORT FICTION CONTEST, Essence Magazine, 135 W. 50th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10020. All entries must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2008 and received no later October 7, 2008.
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Ministry Marketing Solutions, Rhonda Bogan of Mocha Readers, Kimberly Matthews of Kissed Publications and Marina Woods of GoodGirlBookClub Online will be joining us as well.
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John Sutherland of the Guardian asks "Is The Shack the Blair Witch Project of the modern book world?" The book reaches the British shore this week and will be published under European rights Hodder and Stoughton.
Soul Cries Out(Urban Christian) made the list.
Laura McCorkle of Crosswalk.com will be sharing her experiences at the 2008 ICRS Convention.
LIONSGATE to Copy Tyler Perry Formula
Joe Drake, president of LionsGate will begin making changes to the movie company. He plans to offer more family friendly movies with Tyler Perry's blockbuster movies as a thumbnail sketch. Nikki Finke reports.