Friday, December 28, 2007

2008 SCBook Festival 2/22-2/24

From the SC Book Festival Website:

Save the Date!
2008 SCBook Festival - Twelfth Annual Event!
Friday, February 22 – Sunday, February 24, 2008
Events held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Downtown Columbia, just a few blocks from the State House in the Vista
FREE ADMISSION on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24 to all events at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
SPECIAL EVENTS on Friday, February 22: Check back for updates about pricing and locations!

So far the only name I see posted is Cassandra King (aka Cassandra King Conroy), author of The Sunday Wife among others.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Top Ten Revision Tips

Google is pushing its on-line word processing software, Google docs. Towards that end, it has a site of useful links for educators including this list of Writing's Top 10 Tips for Revision . Though geared for teenagers, I didn't see anything I could not endorse. I especially like the advice to avoid forms of the verb "to be" when possible ("6. Watch out for weak verbs") and # 10 "Proofread!"

South Carolina Fiction Project Deadline Jan. 15

South Carolina Fiction Project
SC Fiction Project Guidelines
This annual writing competition, sponsored by The Post and Courier and the South Carolina Arts Commission, calls for previously unpublished short stories of 2,500 words or less. The stories do not need to be Southern, nor do they need to be set in South Carolina, although such stories are acceptable for consideration.
Up to 12 short stories will be selected for publication; each writer whose work is selected will receive $500 from The Post and Courier, which purchases first publication rights. Stories will also be published electronically by putting them on both The Post and Courier’s website and the Arts Commission’s web site.
Eligibility Requirements The applicant must:
Be a legal resident of South Carolina
Be 18 years of age or older at the time of application
The previous year’s winners are not eligible to apply again for two years (policy is on-a-year/off-two-years).
Previously published stories may not be submitted. SCAC must be notified immediately if a story is published after submission to the SC Fiction Project.
Only one short story per writer will be accepted and no stories will be returned.
Deadline: POSTMARKED January 15
Reading Fee: None

See the complete guidelines: