Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Writing Opportunity ... Anyone at Woodstock?

Dear Writers,

Literary Cottage is currently seeking entries for an anthology to be published by Adams Media. Adams Media pays $100 and one copy of the book. Literary Cottage offers prizes of $100, $75, and $50 to top three stories respectively. For Woodstock Revisited, we are seeking fifty true stories (850-1100 words) written by people who attended the 1969 Woodstock Festival. This anthology will document the event itself, but will also provide a portrait of America as that tumultuous decade came to a close. Stories should be historical within the context of 1969 and yet unique to your experience. Stories must be TRUE, 850-1100 words, vivid, and substantive. Please carefully review the details and sample story provided on the "Woodstock '69 Guidelines" page available on http://www.literarycottage.com/HURRY - DEADLINE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2008

Please, please pass on the word regarding Woodstock Revisited, as we need fifty solid stories from people who attended the festival in 1969. You can write an "as told to" story if you have friends or family who attended.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Sue Brinkmann, OCDS, takes over Canticle in 2009

I'm happy to announce that Sue Brinkmann, OCDS, will be taking over Canticle when I hang up my "editor badge" at the end of the summer. The Nov/Dec 2008 issue will be my last. I am grateful to God that someone as kind and accomplished as Sue is ready to step in!

For the first issue (Jan/Feb), she has asked that anyone interested in submitting a story to send a query to her at sbrinkmann@lhla.org.

I would also like to thank the many fine writers who contributed to the Sept/Oct 2008 issue in addition to our regular columnists:

* Leticia Velasquez: "Faith in the Public Square"

* Kate Wicker: "Seven Sorrows of Our Lady"

* Anna Abbott: "The Red Umbrella League"

* Sue Brinkmann: "Malvern Retreat Article"

* Tiffani Burnett: "Little Flower and Guilliam-Barre Syndrome"

* Theresa Cavicchio: "Total Consecration to Mary"

* Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur: "How to Preserve Your Family's History"

* Charlotte Ostermann: "Like Logs on a Fire: Teresa of Avila on Contemplation"

* Bonnie Shoemaker: "Spinning on a Prayer"

* Elizabeth Yank: "Frazzled ... Secrets of Homeschool Success"

* Deb Richards: "Getting the Most out of Scripture Reading"

* Laura Yeager: "Loving the Mentally Ill"

Thank you, dear friends, for sharing your gifts and wisdom with us!

Sept/October issue: Correction

In the September issue, the name of Bonnie Shoemaker's daughter (who took the photograph accompanying the article "Spinning on a Prayer") is Taylor Lewis.

Thanks, Taylor, for doing such a spectacular job!