I’ll be participating in a panel at Comic Con in San Diego. Here are the details:
Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance: Sub-Genres Readers Love: Thursday, July 26, 2:00 – 3:00 PM (Room 5AB), with a signing to follow immediately after. Other panelists confirmed are: Laurell K. Hamilton, Laura Anne Gilman, Jeanne Stein, Carrie Vaughn, and Samantha Sommersby.
Hope to see you guys there!
Via Funds for Writers:
FAMILY CIRCLE FICTION CONTEST
Contest begins March 1, 2007 and ends August 31, 2007. Submit an original, fiction short story of no more than 2,500 words,typed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Include your name, address, daytime telephone number and e-mail address (optional) on each page and send to: Family Circle Fiction Story Contest, c/o Family Circle Magazine, 375 Lexington Avenue, Ninth Floor, New York, NY 10017. Entries must be original, unpublished and may not have won any prize or award. LIMIT: Up to two entries from an individual will be accepted, but each entry must be a unique short story. Amateur writers who are legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older are eligible to enter. One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a grand prize package including $750, a gift certificate to a mediabistro.com course of his or her choice retail value (“RV”) $610, a one year mediabistro.com AvantGuild membership RV $49 and possible publication in Family Circle magazine. Total RV of grand prize package is $1,409. Gift certificate subject to issuer restrictions. Two (2) runners-up will each receive a runners-up prize package including $250, a one year mediabistro.com AvantGuild membership RV $49, and stories may appear on familycircle.com. Total RV of runners-up prize package is $299. One (1) prize per household.
TOO WRITE CONTEST
NO ENTRY FEE
Budding writers are being offered the chance to win �1,000 in an online short story competition. True or fictional stories of up to 1,500 words can be sent into http://www.toowrite.com and all entries will be published. Visitors to the site can vote for their favourite stories and the most popular will reach a shortlist from which the winner of a cheque for �1,000 will be chosen. The actual winner is selected from the shortlist based on the quality of the writing. The deadline for entries is September 20 but vote voting can continue until October 4.
FELLOWSHIPS – DELAWARE, MARYLAND, NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA
The Foundation provides administrative services for individual artist fellowship programs for the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Foundation staff convene panels that review approximately 2,000 applications annually. The states participating in this partnership award over $1 million to the fellowship winners. Each state has a formalized application procedure and eligibility requirements. For further information and guidelines, please click on the state links at the top of the web site. Questions about the State Fellowships should be directed to 410-539-6656 x101, or by email at email@example.com.
GRANT PROGRAM FOR LATINO ARTISTS AND ARTS/CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS
The NALAC Fund for the Arts is a field-advised, pilot grant program designed to help Latinos develop their creative talents and make lasting contributions to our communities and society as a whole. Deadline July 16, 2007. Artist must be a member of NALAC and must be at least 18 years of age to apply. You can apply and become a member now. Whether working solo or as ensembles in any of the disciplines listed below, Latino artists in the U.S. may apply for support for:
� Professional or career development
� Creation, development and presentation of work