Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wanna be my coauthor?

While my husband and I were busy moving from Pennsylvania to Maryland, other members of the Bethlehem Writers Group were busy as well. Bernadette DeCourcey and Jerome W. McFadden spearheaded efforts of the Bethlehem Writers Group LLC to start a new literary magazine, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. On another front, the BWG also decided to put out a second anthology, tentatively entitled Seasonal Pursuits: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales.

Most recently, these two exciting ventures came together to form a third, possibly even more exciting venture, the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award. Fellow writers, were you aware of this opportunity? Fellow readers, do the writers in your life know about it?

First prize of the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award is $200 and the possibility of being published in Seasonal Pursuits. The only other way to get into the anthology is to join the Bethlehem Writers Group, work endless hours peer-editing members' submissions, work more endless hours putting the anthology together, and write a submission that meets the exacting approval of the BWG editors. Oh how I wish I could just enter the contest.

But you can. Well, so long as you don't live with a member of the Bethlehem Writers Group, so most of you can. I'm hoping to get into the anthology, and I can't wait to find out who wins the contest. Perhaps you and I could be coauthors!

You can find the nitty gritty details at but here's a quick summary:

First place = $200 + print publication

Second place = $100 + publication in Bethlehem Writers Roundtable

Third place = $50 + publication in Bethlehem Writers Roundtable

Deadline = January 31, 2012

Celebrity Judge = Jonathan Maberry

Genres = Fiction and/or Memoir

Wordcount = 2,000 words or fewer

So, that's it, get writing everyone, I wish you all the very best of luck.

Happy writing, future coauthor!

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