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Posts Tagged ‘Katherine Fausset’

Submit Your Short Fiction to the Literary Upstart Contest

The L Magazine will host four reading events for this year’s Literary Upstart writing contest.

You can submit your short fiction until May 28th; submissions must be no longer than 1,300-words. The grand prize winner will get a $500 award and be published in the annual Summer Fiction Issue.

The top writers will be invited to one of three semi-final round readings on April 17th, May 1st or May 22nd. All the contestants who place first in the semi-final rounds will move on to perform one more time at the grand finale reading on June 4th.

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Memoir WritingStarting January 7, work with a published memoir writer to tell and sell the story of your life! In this course, Wendy Dale will teach you how to create your story around a marketable premise, hone your narrative voice, write a memoir with a solid structure, and sell your memoir before you've even finished writing it. Register now!

OR Books to Rush Collection about Gaza Flotilla Raid

ORBooks.pngThe new publisher OR Books will speed publish a collection about the Israeli raid on a flotilla bearing aid for Gaza. Entitled Murder on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How It Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict, the book will be edited by American Book Award-winner Moustafa Bayoumi.

Katherine Fausset at Curtis Brown negotiated the deal with OR Books co-publisher Colin Robinson. The book has a tight schedule, according to the release: “paperback copies and e-books will ship July 28th 2010 with publication September 1st 2010.” OR Books found similar success with the quick-turnaround title, Going Rouge: Sarah Palin–An American Nightmare–a book timed for the release of Palin’s memoir.

Robinson had this statement: “This kind of rapid fire interventionist publishing is something the OR Books publishing model is especially well-adapted for. We’re delighted to be working with Moustafa Bayoumi whose previous book I tried sign when at The New Press. We will be devoting very substantial resources to promoting his book including video, on-line advertising, extensive electronic mailing and author events.”