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Digital Anthology Raises Money for Joplin Schools Tornado Relief Fund

A group of authors have teamed up for the Writing Off Script: Writers on the Influence of Cinema digital anthology, a book of essays raising money for the Joplin Schools Tornado Relief Fund.

The authors (listed below) will write essays on how movies have influenced their work. Follow this link to read an essay from the collection. Cynthia Hawkins will edit the anthology and Simon Smithson of Calavera Books will publish it on December 1st.

Here’s more about the fundraiser: “[Proceeds] will go to the Joplin Eagles Television 14 Program through the Joplin Schools Tornado Relief Fund. The JET 14 Program instructs 160 students each school year in the fundamentals of film production and broadcasting. During the F-5 tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011, 54% of Joplin’s students lived in the path of the tornado, eight schools including the city’s high school were destroyed or significantly damaged, and one teacher and seven students were killed.”

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Open Road Integrated Media to Publish Novel Written by 36 Authors in 6 Days

nllogo.JPGThis spring, Open Road Integrated Media will publish the final product from The Novel: Live! writing marathon. Sales generated from the novel will be donated to various literacy non-profit organizations.

The writing event commenced on Monday, October 11th at Hugo House in Seattle, and will end on Saturday. Thirty-six authors are participating in this charity event, including:  Frances McCue, Erica Bauermeister, Sean Beaudoin, Dave Boling, and Peter Mountford. The last day will feature Jamie Ford, Clyde Ford, Elizabeth George, and Susan Wiggs.

Recently, Open Road hired children’s publishing veteran Barbara Marcus as a consultant to help them enter the children’s market.