We have finally decided to formalize our short and minute fiction awards. Here is a new schedule of these awards. If you want to enter our contests, it’s free. We will run 5 fiction contests each year. Four of the 5 contests are listed here. They are all basically horror story contest.Justine Moritz Literary Award This contest will change from year to year. Please see the … [Read more...] about New Literary Awards From EWR
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Winner of the 2016 James Dillingham Young Award David L. Tamarin is the winner of our 2016 James Dillingham Young Literary Award. Mr. Tamarin won with the following entry: Interview with a Scream Queen The interview was not going well. “Why the fuck are you turning blue?” I screamed. “Are my hands too tight?” No answer. “Should I stop choking you?” Another no … [Read more...] about Winner of the 2016 James Dillingham Young Award
Christmas by Washington Irving But is old, old, good old Christmas gone? Nothing but the hair of his good, gray old head and beard left? Well, I will have that, seeing I cannot have more of him. HUE AND CRY AFTER CHRISTMAS.A man might then behold At Christmas, in each hall Good fires to curb the cold, And meat for great and small. The neighbors were friendly … [Read more...] about Christmas by Washington Irving
We Will Build your author platform A author’s platform on the web is simply a base of electronic operations for an author where they can build an audience and a following even before their book goes on sale.I have seen a ton of sites out there telling you how to build an author platform. These sites even give step by step in some cases, but there is a simple problem with … [Read more...] about We will build you a website!
Things you should be doing everyday to promote your book. TweetingYes, I know it’s difficult to tweet everyday for some authors (especially those who have a day job), but tweeting everyday is not as difficult as you think. Different services like HootSuite or Socialmph can help you by giving you the options to tweet in the future. If you up until 1 am, you might not have … [Read more...] about Do These Every Day to Promote Your Book
The 50 Word O’Henry Contest Announcing James Dillingham Young Award: We love the 50 Word Horror Contest because the stories always turn out so wonderful. They have great plots, creepy character, monsters, things that make you want to read them. Having a Christmas story contest doesn’t always go the same way. Honestly most of the stories turn out kinda bland….To that end, … [Read more...] about The 50 Word O’Henry Contest
How to Create a Successful Writing Blog It’s a no-brainer that writers need a presence on the web these days. Even the best selling authors have a place to showcase their work. Myspace and Facebook are two very good sites for developing writers to make it easy for people to access a writers work, but when it comes to writing on the web should a writer go with a blog or a … [Read more...] about How to Create a Successful Writing Blog
The Pitfalls of Stating a Literary Magazine If you are running or have thought about starting a literary magazine, you should consider the follow problems you are going to run into. Am I the number 1 authority on the internet on this subject, no. Have I owned and operated successful literary magazines and writers sites for the last 12 years? Yes. Have I made a ton of mistakes … [Read more...] about The Pitfalls of Starting a Literary Magazine
Writer’s block is something that can be discouraging to anyone. No writer wants to be in a position where your mind go blank in the middle of your writing. It hinders one progress and can be great source of turmoil to a great many. As a writer your greatest tool should be your mind and once that thought process ceases due to something like a lost concentration, it can be scary. … [Read more...] about 10 Tips on How to Overcome Writer’s Block
Simple New Ways for Writers to Make Money! So I've been having conversations with writers in the real world and on twitter about the difficulties of making money from literary writing. For instance Timmytink expressed how difficult it can be to make money from publishing in literary magazines, and she's right. As a poet or a short story writer traditionally we have been very … [Read more...] about Simple New Ways for Writers to Make Money!
EDGAR Allan POE'S SIGNIFICANCE By Walt Whitman 1880Jan. 1, '80.—Walt Whitman on the Significance of Edgar Allan Poe: In diagnosing this disease called humanity—to assume for the nonce what seems a chief mood of the personality and writings of my subject—I have thought that poets, somewhere or other on the list, present the most mark'd indications. Comprehending … [Read more...] about Walt Whitman on the Significance of Edgar Allan Poe
This interview is from Hartford Daily Courant from May 30th 1888. Twain would have been 53 years old. He had just finished a new book.SHERIDAN'S MEMOIRS. Mark Twain Has the Book in the Works - The General Completed the Story Two Weeks Ago. AN INTERESTING INTERVIEW.A reporter for THE COURANT found Mark Twain at his home in this city, and asked him about General … [Read more...] about Interview with Mark Twain
Greatest Classic Horror Stories of all TimeWhen looking at the Greatest Classic Horror Stories of all time we are defining classic here as anything that has not been published in contemporary times. I’m not defining contemporary times in any strict way here. I would say the author needs to be dead, or it has to be before WWI, but I’m not going to do that. We know that … [Read more...] about Greatest Classic Horror Stories of all Time
November 30, 2016 we will be here at 8pm chatting, over there in sidebar-->Here we will be chatting and talking about the movie, making fun of it mostly, and announcing the winners of all 3 of our current contests. The Horror Story Contest, the 50 Word Horror Story Contest, and the Haiku Horror contest. You should stop by. You should stop by too. You should all stop by … [Read more...] about Who Won the Horror Contest Movie…
10 Great Places to Inspire your Horror Writing Robert Frost once said, “No Tears in the Writer, No tears in the reader.” I think this sentiment is particularly true when it comes to horror. If you aren’t afraid when you are writing the story, or if the story doesn’t at least scary you, then you really can’t expect your readers to be afraid.So here are 10 places you can … [Read more...] about 10 Great Places to Inspire your Horror Writing
Creating an audiobook: 7 tips to make your writing sounds great Despite the huge popularity of audiobooks, a majority of books has never been recorded. It is an inexcusable authors' mistake.Audiobooks market is a billion-dollar industry. The audio version of the book protects authors from risks related to popularity explosion of their books and publishers' inability to … [Read more...] about Creating an audiobook: 7 tips to make your writing sounds great
5 Places for Great Writing.Writers write everywhere, but when you have trouble we have 5 suggestions for where to gain inspiration. These are simple and to the point, and they work. If you don't believe us try them. They are in no particular order. 1. ForestIf you can find a forest these days they will inspire you. They are quiet (quiet from the world) and much … [Read more...] about 5 Places for Great Writing
Winners of the Winter 50 Word Story Contest I am very sorry it has taken this long to announce our winners. To be honest, we simply had unforeseen troubles. They are getting better, so you should see more from us now. This contest was outstanding. We had a lot of great entries. Some were sent by email. I never understand why. I say don’t email, and about half the entries are … [Read more...] about Winners of the Winter 50 Word Story Contest
Should You Ever (ever) Pay to Have Your Work Read? I've heard a lot of chatter on the web saying things like if a contests charges to enter, it's not worth it. I've heard the same thing from message boards and facebook about magazines that charge a submission fee. The views that were expressed to me were a little disturbing, to be honest. From what I understand there is a … [Read more...] about Should You Ever (ever) Pay to Have Your Work Read?
How to Promote Your Ebook in the Real worldHow do I promote my ebook in the real world? I got this questions the other day. Well really the author was telling me that he wrote an ebook, so places like books stores and coffee houses were out of the question for promoting his book. I told him he was selling himself short and that local sales are very important for authors who … [Read more...] about How to Promote Your Ebook in the Real World
Top 10 Videos for Writers Here are some video for writers. We thought we'd have a little fun. This is from out old html site, but we wanted to bring it over for entertainment, at least. Some of the videos are with writers talk on a subject, and a few are creative renderings of some work. Each one of them have a nostalgia to them, I think only writers or lovers of literature … [Read more...] about 10 Videos for Writers
Born in 1770; died in 1850; graduated from Cambridge in 1791; traveled on the Continent in 1790-92; settled at Grasmere in 1799; married Mary Hutchinson in 1802; settled at Rydal Mount in 1813; traveled in Scotland in 1814 and in 1832; traveled on the Continent again in 1820 and in 1837; became poet laureate in 1843; published his first volume in 1793 and his last, "The … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be a poet? by William Wordsworth
Should I get an MFA in Creative Writing? If you love writing an MFA might be the way for you to go, but there are many things to consider. In writing, in life, there are no guarantees, but taking the risk might keep you writing. The truth is, you never know. Here are some things to think about before you sign up for your MFA in Creative Writing.The Good, The … [Read more...] about Should I get an MFA in Creative Writing?
Of Beauty by Francis Bacon VIRTUE is like a rich stone, best plain set; and surely virtue is best, in a body that is comely, though not of delicate features; and that hath rather dignity of presence, than beauty of aspect. Neither is it almost seen, that very beautiful persons are otherwise of great virtue; as if nature were rather busy, not to err, than in labor to produce … [Read more...] about Of Beauty by Francis Bacon
When I Met Oscar Oscar Wilde by W. B. Yeats My first meeting with Oscar Wilde was an astonishment. I never before heard a man talking with perfect sentences, as if he had written them all over night with labour and yet all spontaneous. There was present that night at Henley’s, by right of propinquity or of accident, a man full of the secret spite of dulness, who interrupted … [Read more...] about When I Met Oscar Oscar Wilde by W. B. Yeats
Top 10 Reasons to self-publish your book Ok, so you've seen the self-published books making the bestsellers list, and you are thinking hard about publishing your own book. Here are 10 reasons why people go with self-publishing. These reasons are ever changing, keep in mind. The whole of publishing is in transition, so people are choosing self-publishing, for many reasons. … [Read more...] about Top 10 Reasons to self-publish your book
My First Reading by Walt WhitmanFrom 1824 to '28 our family lived in Brooklyn in Front, Cranberry and Johnson streets. In the latter my father built a nice house for a home, and afterwards another in Tillary street. We occupied them, one after the other, but they were mortgaged, and we lost them. I yet remember Lafayette's visit. Most of these years I went to the … [Read more...] about My First Reading by Walt Whitman
Top 10 Reasons to Publish with Literary Magazines So what's the big deal right? Long ago (20 years or so), if you wanted to share your work, short of going door to door, you had to publish. Publishing with literary magazines made a lot of sense. You got the recognition of publishing/someone giving you the nod, and you had a place to tell people to go and read your new … [Read more...] about Top 10 Reasons to Publish with Literary Magazines
10 Ways to Sell Your book How do you sell your self-published book? You spent a year writing it. You spent another year shopping it to publishers. Now you’ve published it yourself, and you suddenly realize without a publisher’s promotions, your book could just sit there and not sell.1. Your platformBefore you published your book you spent time gaining an audience. You … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Sell Your book
When do I self-publish my work? Self-publishing is a big decision. If you have poured your heart and soul into a work, you want to give it and yourself the best chance of being successful. Most of the time we recommend that you TRY the traditional route first. So, how do you know when to self-publish? Here are some reasons that we feel tell you it’s time to do it … [Read more...] about When do I self-publish my work?