My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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Lots of stuff for non-fiction writers: competitions etc.

Call for Submissions: Monologues by Toronto Writers and Artists for a New Book

We are currently accepting submissions for “City Voices: A Book of Monologues by Toronto Artists”, a book that will be published in both hard copy and electronic formats later this year.  “City Voices” will be a collection of monologues by Toronto writers and artists that will represent the diversity and vibrancy of voices that populate this dynamic city.
There is no fee to submit.
Deadline to submit is June 30th, 2012 at 5pm.
Check the website at

Creative Non-Fiction Contest
Topic:  Places That Shape Us
Prize:  $250 and publication in Issue #8 of LAKE: A Journal of Arts and Environment
Deadline:  EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2012
Length:  2500 words maximum
Entry Fee:  $20, includes a one year subscription to LAKE starting with issue #7
LAKE invites submissions of creative non-fiction on the topic of “Places That Shape Us.”  Creative non-fiction forms include personal essay, lyric essay, narrative essay, and memoir.

Deadline: July 31, 2012

Creative Nonfiction and the Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference & Workshop are looking for essays that capture the South in all its steamy sinfulness. Confess your own wrongdoings, gossip about your neighbor’s depravity, or tell us about your personal connection to a famous Southerner headed down the broad road to Hell. 

Usually the wages of sin is death, but this time we’re making an exception. The best essays will be published in Creative Nonfiction #47, and CNF and Oxford will be awarding $5,000 for Best Essay.
Full details and submission guidelines here.

A wonderful little film about writing:

Various articles on Creative Non-Fiction:

And, from Creative Non-Fiction magazine, 

CNF ONLINE: Brevity magazine’s newly redesigned website is not only beautiful, but has a bounty of brilliant writing for all to enjoy; everyone’s favorite advice columnist (and CNF#42 contributor), Dear Sugar returns.

MORE MOORE: Brevity editor, and longtime CNF friend and board member, Dinty W. Moore has a new book, “The Mindful Writer,” and is featured in several interviews–one at Inside Higher Edand another over at Bill and Dave’s Cocktail Hour



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