Sime~Gen Perspectives Newsletter
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* JACQUELINE'S WORKS BEING DEVELOPED IN OTHER FORMATS
* SIME~GEN PARTY AT WORLDCON IN SAN JOSE
* BYGONE DAYS UPDATE
* NEW WRITING WORKSHOP POSTS
* CHARACTER DESCRIPTION CONTEST
* SHORT STORY CONTEST
* ROMANCE SHORT STORY CONTEST
* LOGO CONTEST
* SLOGAN CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
* NEW REVIEWS
* E-PIRACY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
SITES TO REMEMBER
HOW TO CONTACT EDITOR
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Watch for new and reprinted Sime~Gen novels in 2003 from Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. .
"Vampire's Friend" by Jacqueline Lichtenberg in HEAVEN AND HELL, an anthology of humorous stories, paper published by Speculation Press , Nov. 2001.
Two other books by Jacqueline will be reprinted. Wildside Press will be reprinting MOLT BROTHER and CITY OF A MILLION LEGENDS. They will be available in trade paperback and e-book form and possibly also in hardcover. A free chapter is available at http://www.simegen.com/jl/kren/ .
** JACQUELINE'S WORKS BEING DEVELOPED IN OTHER FORMATS
A playwright has optioned the "Lifewave Universe" (to which MOLT BROTHER and CITY OF A MILLION LEGENDS belong) and is writing a tight story-arc of one-act plays in that Universe.
Three of her vampire stories ("Vampire's Fast", "True Death", and the one that's currently in print in the anthology HEAVEN AND HELL titled "Vampire's Friend") are being recorded by professional actors backed by music and sound effects. They will be available on the web in MP3 format -- initially for free. You can read the first two online at http://www.simegen.com/writers/Lichtenberg/ .
** SIME~GEN PARTY AT WORLDCON IN SAN JOSE
There will be a party - probably Friday night at the Fairmont, which is the party hotel. Notices will be posted after the exact location and time are determined.
** BYGONE DAYS UPDATE
A new short story has been added to Bygone Days : "Pig's Eye" by Joel Van Valin.
EPPIE Finalist COUSIN FEELY now at Double Dragon Ebooks! COUSIN FEELY by J. B. Jones is about courage, prejudice, unrequited love, and the Miami & Erie Canal. Set in a football-crazy town in the 50s, Bob Junior, football star, hates being bodyguard to his cousin William, a dwarf and football-hating misfit. William destroys Bob Junior's football career and changes the lives of everyone in town. Buy the Book at http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/fiction.html#cousin . See the haunted Ohio bridge that inspired the story at http://mywebpages.comcast.net/cousinfeely/ .
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** NEW WRITING WORKSHOP POSTS
Q&A with Karen MacLeod on her professional editing career
This Q&A focuses on the role of the Editor in the publishing process.
Chat with Jean Lorrah and Jacqueline Lichtenberg , arranged by Margaret I. Carr (Editor of T-Zero )
This chat also included Anne Phyllis Pinzow and Karen MacLeod.
** CHARACTER DESCRIPTION CONTEST
FantasyWritersWanted.com is hosting a Character Description Contest for a single, first-place prize.
The rules are simple. Describe a character that would go into a short story or novel. The description must be 500 words or less. The character description judged as the best wins the "Prize" (go to: http://www.FantasyWritersWanted.com to see what you would be jousting for. Click on the "Writing Joust" link). The winner's name and character description will be posted to the FantasyWritersWanted.com website. Joust ends September 30, 2002. Winner is announced by October 15, 2002. Entries after September 30, 2002, 11:59 pm CST will be disqualified.
Proceeds of this writing joust go to fund the Enchanted Realms III anthology, which is tentatively scheduled for 2003. Please offer your support.
So, who's interested? Wanna see what the prize you'd be jousting over? Then head on over to http://www.FantasyWritersWanted.com !
Getting Published Together!
** SHORT STORY CONTEST
Announcing The National Fantasy Fan Federation Short Story Contest. Cash awards are given for First Place, Second Place, and Third Place.
Contest Fee: $2.00 (Same fee for everyone)
Awards are $50 for 1st place, $30 for 2nd place, $20 for 3rd place.
Deadline: December 1, 2002
Mail manuscripts to:
27975 Belgrave Road
Cleveland, OH 44124-4636
Send a SASE if you want a manuscript returned.
write to Elizabeth at her postal address or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Denny Davis, N3F Secretary, email@example.com
Our web page is: http://simegen.com/fandom/n3f/ .
** ROMANCE SHORT STORY CONTEST
Calling all romantics! Bridges Magazine announces its first romantic short story contest. Have a romantic short story tucked away? Want to write about that magical first love, first kiss, or special moment? Then write it down or dust off that story and enter it in the Bridges short story contest and you may be a winner!
For only $4.00, you can enter our romantic short story contest. All entries must be written in English; however, the writer may live anywhere around the world. Entries are limited to 1200 words or less and should include a title.
Copy and paste each entry directly into the body of an e-mail (all attachments will be deleted unopened) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "Short Story Contest." Please include your name, pseudonym (pen name if applicable), your mailing address, and e-mail address. You may enter as many stories as you would like. Payment for e-mail submission can be made through PayPal
Mail your printed, DOUBLE-SPACED copy along with payment (check or U.S. money order-- no cash please) to:
Short Story Contest
PO Box 150099
Denver CO 80215-0099
Mailed entries will not be returned and e-mailed entries will be discarded after contest has ended. Entries that do not follow the above guidelines will be disqualified. We will acknowledge receipt of your entry once it has been received and payment has been verified.
GRAND PRIZE-- $25 cash or gift certificate from Barnes & Noble.com, a free one year subscription to BRIDGES MAGAZINE (or one year free renewal), publication in BRIDGES MAGAZINE, and on our web site. We ask for first North American serial rights for print in the magazine and one-time electronic rights for posting on our web site for the winning entry.
Please note the deadline for entries is Friday, August 16, 2002. Winners will be notified by September 1st, 2002 and announced / story printed in our September/October issue.
Good Luck and we look forward to receiving your entry! (Above information and Paypal registration available at: http://www.bridgesmagazine.info/contest.htm )
** LOGO CONTEST
Novel Books, Inc., needs a new logo and look for their 1st anniversary! If any of you like to create graphics and think you'd like to try your hand, NBI are having a logo contest. The winner will receive an NBI coffee mug and ANY FOUR books of his or her choice. The first runner-up will get an NBI coffee mug.
The criteria are:
NO BLACK BACKGROUNDS!
Clean and easy to see
Try to stay away from reds and oranges, please
Submissions close on August 26th. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com. Subs should be low rez - 72 or 96 dpi.
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** SLOGAN CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
Because of the ties for first and second, and for third and fourth, a quorum of the Slogan Committee arbitrarily decided to award two first place and two runner up prizes:
First place prizes of the book TO KISS OR TO KILL by Jean Lorrah go to slogan #117 - "Tigue's Shiltpron Parlor: No Children, Sheep or Farrises Allowed" submitted by Seanara-Coyote
and slogan #147- "CARPE GEN Seize the Selyn" submitted by Ronnie Bob Whitaker
Runner Up prizes go to slogan #178 - "'Zlin' the Sime~Gen universe" submitted by Sandra Gray
and #2 - "Sime~Gen: Good reading under the covers" submitted by Karen MacLeod
All winners happen to be fans of the universe and participants in our discussion list.
Sime~Gen Contest Entry Manager
** NEW REVIEWS
WILD SORCERESS by Margaret L. Carter and Leslie Roy Carter
NOTORIOUS ANGEL by Jennifer Kokoski
EVERYTHING THAT GLITTERS by Brenda Mott
FOREVER by Marilyn Lee, Stephanie Burke, and Louisa Trent
NO MORE SECRETS, NO MORE LIES by Marie A. Roy
THE RELUCTANT DUKE by Joan M. Fox
SILENCE KNIGHT by Irene Estep
** E-PIRACY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
Message from Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
In keeping with its anti-e-piracy stance, SFWA's E-piracy Committee is asking you to join us in a non-confrontational, web-based campaign to educate the average reader to explain:
a) the harm caused to writers by e-piracy;
b) common myth-perceptions;
c) the long-term dangers of e-piracy;
d) quality and other problems posed to readers;
e) the legal and ethical issues;
f) and the proper way to obtain e-books.
SFWA invite all writers and readers, anyone who loves and respects written science fiction, fantasy or other forms of speculative fiction, to support our anti-e-piracy message by placing one of our E-piracy Awareness Campaign "sound bites" on their web sites and/or in e-mail/news signatures. Our campaign slogans are available as text, buttons, or banners. SFWA members are invited to suggest new slogans (or comment on existing ones) in addition to the over a dozen already in place to suit many philosophical tastes, such as,
Vader said, "Luke, I am your feather." -- Bothered by typos? Buy author-approved e-books.
E-Piracy Myth: Writers are rich. E-piracy doesn't hurt them.
Keep Writers Writing! Pay for Your E-books!
Visit http://www.sfwa.org/epiracy for details or send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. SFWA appreciate your support in this campaign!
With special thanks to Megan Lindholm for the idea, Rachel Hartman for the graphics, and to all the sound bite contributors,
-- Russell Davis, outgoing e-Piracy Committee Chair
-- Andrew Burt, incoming e-Piracy Committee Chair
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Sound files of Jacqueline Lichtenberg pronouncing Sime~Gen vocabulary words can be found at sound files .
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To volunteer, go to volunteers for the latest openings.
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