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Book Giveaway

Get a free copy of Storm Forged by Patrick Dugan. The giveaway ends on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

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Call for Submissions: Mrs. Claus

Call for Submissions from World Weaver Press: MRS CLAUS

Anthologist: Rhonda Parrish
Open for Submissions: April 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017
Expected Publication: Winter 2017
Story Length: up to 10,000 words
Payment: $10 + contributor copy

For a long, long time Santa Claus has hogged the spotlight relegating his wife to the shadows, but no longer. Now it’s Mrs. Claus’ turn to shine!

We’re looking for stories that let Mrs. Claus (or is it Ms. Claus?) take centre stage. Whether she more closely resembles Michelle Obama, Betty White, Shohreh Aghdashlooor or Maggie Smith, Mrs. Claus must be a developed, independent character and not simply an extension of her husband. She can help and support him—of course she can—but there needs to be more to her than only that.

What’s her role on Christmas Eve? What about the other days of the year? Is she into sleek red snowmobiles or is she more of an old-fashioned magic sleigh kinda gal? Does she prefer baking cookies or kickboxing? Betting on the Reindeer Games or Avon parties with the elves?

And what is her first name, anyway?

Stories are encouraged to re-imagine the North Pole in new and interesting ways (steampunk? alien? magically relocated to the equator?) and to explore a variety of other settings as well. They can also take place in time frames both real and imagined—Christmas in 1940 Poland, Mars in 2050 or a rediscovered Atlantis in 2017 would all be welcome in this anthology.

Note: This anthology is intended for an adult audience, please don’t submit children’s stories.

Rights and compensation: Payment: $10 and a paperback copy of the anthology from World Weaver Press. We are looking for previously unpublished works in English. Seeking first world rights in English and nonexclusive right to continue to publish for the life of the anthology.

Open submission period: April 1, 2017 - May 30, 2017

Length: Under 10,000 words

Submission method: Upload story as .doc or .rtf to niteblade.submittable.com/submit

Simultaneous submissions = okay. Multiple submissions = no.

Expected Publication Date: Winter 2017

About the Anthologist: Rhonda Parrish is the editor of several anthologies including, most recently, Equus and D is for Dinosaur. Her website, updated weekly, is at http://www.rhondaparrish.com

Full Submission Guidelines: http://www.worldweaverpress.com/submit-anthologies.html

Questions? http://www.worldweaverpress.com/contact.html

eSpec Books Funding Brenda Cooper Novel

eSpec Books, the publishing house founded by Broad Danielle Ackley-McPhail, is currently funding two new YA novels by bestselling authors Jack Campbell and Brenda Cooper. To learn more about The Sister Paradox (Campbell) and POST (Cooper) please visit http://tiny.cc/Novels2016. The campaign runs through October 11th.

New Release: Ennara and the Book of Shadows (Audiobook)

EBoS_ACX_cover_smallThe audiobook of Ennara and the Book of Shadows released on April 21 on Audible and Amazon. Narrator Tia Sorensen brings the middle-grade fantasy adventure to life.

Book of Shadows is the second in the Ennara series, middle-grade fantasies featuring a young girl and her friends as they each discover their own heroic powers. Angela Myron, the book's author, says she was inspired to write the series to give girls and boys a positive, strong heroine who must learn how to best contribute to her world. Themes in the series emphasize patience, perseverance, and integrity.

Reviewers of Ennara and the Book of Shadows say:
"Fun fantasy series that would be great for the MG crowd!" --Ashley Ferguson, Amazon Reviewer
"A wonderfully written fantasy story." --Steve White, Amazon Reviewer
"Ennara and the Book of Shadows was awesome. It's a magical, adventurous and fantastical read. There's more action than the first and it's packed with a whole plethora of magical creatures."-- Natalie @BookLoversLife

The new audiobook can be found at:
http://www.amazon.com/Ennara-Book-Shadows/dp/B01EKOP5Q0
http://www.audible.com/pd/Teens/Ennara-and-the-Book-of-Shadows-Audiobook/B01EKKEE66