Sandra Beasley, who wrote last week’s great post about perfectionism, will be reading from her new memoir, Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life on Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, in Washington, DC.
Details are here: http://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/sandra-beasley-dont-kill-birthday-girl
Tom Carson, who wrote here about his new Gatsby-inspired novel, Daisy Buchanan’s Daughter, will be reading from the book on Sunday, July 24, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, in Washington, DC.
Details are here: http://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/tom-carson-daisy-buchanans-daughter
Someone on Facebook recently recommended this site for finding people—experts!—who can help you research your historical novel or read it over for glaring inaccuracies: http://www.experts.com/index.aspx
I can’t vouch for it personally, but it seems like a good resource for writers. And not just for historical research…there are a zillion categories of various experts.
This no-fee contest for a novel looks great:
ANDERBO SEEKS NOVELIST (by September 21st, 2011) for its 2nd Biannual No-Fee Novel Contest
The Mercer Street Books Fiction Prize
Anderbo.com wishes to post up to the first 36 manuscript pages of an unpublished novel on its website by December 21st, 2011 for at least the following six months. We will look at the FIRST 36 PAGES (up to 9,000 words) of your e-manuscript submitted to (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail) and decide within 60 days of its arrival if we want to see more.
YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT ENTRY WITHIN THE BODY OF THE E-MAIL—NO ATTACHMENTS!
THERE IS NO READING FEE and all literary rights will remain with the author.
NO NOVEL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER SEPTEMBER 21st, 2011.
This contest is not open to anyone previously published on anderbo.com at any time.
This Anderbo No-Fee Novel Contest will be judged by the anderbo.com editorial staff; Anderbo guarantees to choose and use one manuscript-excerpt. There will be an honorarium of $500 paid by the sponsor of this contest, Mercer Street Books & Records, to the winning author upon publication on Anderbo.