Archive for March 25th, 2014

2014 Mind Magazine INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition

25 March 2014

 $300 for first prize, $150 for second prize, and $50 each for three honorable mentions. 

Winners will be published in Mind Magazine’s top talent showcase section. 

All poems submitted will be considered for standard publication. 

Submit 1–3 unpublished poems, up to three pages each. 

Entry fee $10, check or money order to:

Mind Magazine, PO Box 387, O’Brien, OR 97534;

or via PayPal to

Deadline for all entries is August 15th, 2014. 

Winner will be announced in September, 2014. 

The Mind Magazine 2014 INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition

will be judged by award winning poet Michael Spring and Editor-in-chief Rich Norman. 

For more information visit

Practical tips to promote your book on Twitter in less than 10 minutes a day.

25 March 2014

Promoting your book on Twitter: a sane strategy for busy writers.
Between updating your website and your Facebook, Tumblr, and Pinterest pages – not to mention writing your next book – the idea of spending time and creative energy on another endeavor may be daunting for writers. But, as this handy guide shows, you can do your book and your brand a world of good in just 10 minutes a day on Twitter.

“Twitter for Authors in 10 Minutes a Day,” is a free guide that will help you use Twitter to connect with readers, book reviewers, fellow writers, and your literary heroes all over the world — without spending your entire life online.

Inside you will learn:
Why Twitter is better than Facebook
How to compose effective tweets
Scheduling tweets in advance
Using and Google Analytics to track interactions
Monitoring Twitter conversations about your books with HootSuite and TweetDeck
And much more!
Ready to own Twitter? Download your free copy, visit:


Tarcher/Penguin hosts the NYC Publishing & Creativity Conference for Writers

25 March 2014

The New York City Publishing & Creativity Conference for Writers is the first ever conference of its kind hosted by the largest book publisher in the world—Penguin Random House.
Whether you’ve written a book and are looking to get it published, or you are just starting your writing journey, The New York City Publishing & Creativity Conference for Writers is for you!
You will:
Be inspired by JULIA CAMERON, the author of the best-selling creativity guide The Artist’s Way.
Meet with editors and other publishing veterans from Penguin Random House.
Learn from our creativity and publishing experts, including Tama Kieves, Barbara Diane Barry, Mari Mancusi, and others.
Network with other writers.
Register before April 1st, 2014 with the promo code TarcherLiveMar and receive $20 off!
Get inspired. Get published. April 11 & 12, 2014 at the Penguin Random House offices (345 Hudson Street).
More details and itinerary at: