Category Archives: fiction

Interview with best-selling author & screenwriter William Martin

I am so thrilled and honored to have William Martin as a guest on the blog today! He has written ten novels, an award winning PBS documentary, book reviews, magazine articles, and one of what he calls “the cheesiest horror … Continue reading

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Interview with Erika Dreifus, author of Quiet Americans

I am so excited to have Erika Dreifus as a guest on my blog today! I first discovered Erika through her extremely helpful newsletter The Practicing Writer, and was blown away by her moving and beautifully nuanced collection of short … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Mariana Ashley

Writing about writing:¬† The importance of a writing journal¬† by Mariana Ashley At one point I wrote so much I felt as though I was going crazy. On top of my freelance writing duties, I try to write a little … Continue reading

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Where Elizabeth Berg Finds Inspiration

I just finished reading Elizabeth Berg’s captivating collection of short stories, Ordinary Life. I was drawn in immediately her portrayals of everyday men and women, struggling with the ups and downs of ordinary living and loving. The Boston Globe raved, … Continue reading

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Story Published & Nominated for Pushcart Prize

A *big* thanks to the editors at the Valparaiso Fiction Review for not only publishing my story “Jared Sampson’s Mom” in their debut issue, but also nominating it for the prestigious Pushcart Prize! I feel honored, humbled, and very grateful … Continue reading

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Interview with Young Author Corinne Fombelle

At just thirteen years old, Corinne Fombelle published her 245-page novel Below the Surface, which she describes as “a novel about a girl and her best friend who wind up in a wild ocean adventure full of sharks, dolphins, fun, … Continue reading

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Winner of Ninth Glass Woman Prize!

I am THRILLED and super honored to share some exciting news with you: my short story “Woman, Running Late, in a Dress” won first place out of 622 entries in the Ninth Glass Woman Prize! WOO HOO!! You can read … Continue reading

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Contests for Young Writers

* Seventeen Magazine short fiction contest: * The Poetry Society of Virginia Student Contest (open to everyone, not just Virginia residents): * Two great writing contests from Weekly Reader: Good luck! Dallas Woodburn author, speaker, freelance writer … Continue reading

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Markets for Young Writers

* Wet Ink Magazine Open and happy to accept all genres of literature, visual art and multimedia from youth aged 13 to 19 residing in Canada. At present, they only accept submissions electronically; they do not want to take responsibility … Continue reading

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Great Website for Young Writers!

I just came across this wonderful website: I often receive e-mails and letters from young writers asking where they can publish their work. The Blue Pencil is a great resource! They are actively looking for submissions from young people. … Continue reading

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