The Writers Grapevine – March Madness Edition
This is to let you know business will go on as normal except to any personal meetings. All meeting and work will now be via FaceTime, Skype or Zoom.
New Zealand is going into Lockdown on Wednesday at midnight. All but essential businesses will be self-isolating for at least four weeks, maybe longer. If you are asked to self-isolate please do so.
The longer this goes on… the longer it takes to recover. Please remember if you don’t you could be making this worse. People are dying alone. 11,000 plus worldwide. ALONE…no family visits, no funerals, no goodbyes… Please self-isolate for your family, friends.
MEANWHILE, THE EARTH WE ABUSE IS HEALING
Another awesome write up about Jane Risdon and her wonderful books. This time we Jane shares a bit of her story “Only One Woman”
Plaisted Publishing House has opened its doors for our first Anthology of the year. Ghostly Youth is for anyone who writes ghost stories for ages 10 and up. Any genre suitable for children is acceptable as long as the story has a ghostly element.
Calling all Ghostly Rites Authors!
Submissions for Ghostly Youth—Vol 1 open 1st March 2020.
This is a new publication aimed for the young, and young at heart, aged from 10 to adult. Please remember your submission may be rejected if your content is not suitable (PG-13 as a guide).
Submissions close for editing: 1st May 2020, Publication: June 2020
Submission Requirements—Please Note:
¨ Submissions will be a non-refundable USD $10 up to 8,000 words. Please reserve your space in this Anthology by sending via PayPal Friends & Family to email@example.com with the reference “Ghostly Youth—*Author Name*”. Please note editing on your manuscript will not start until payment is received. You may submit multiple manuscripts, at USD $10 each.
¨ Please send your manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your document must include a cover page containing only the Title and your Author name for admin purposes.
¨ Documents should be set in Times New Roman at 14pt Black. Please ensure your document does not contain any TAB or SPACEBAR indents. If you are not sure what this means, please let Claire know and she will make a post about it and can send you a template guide to help you.
¨ After submission, your manuscript will be proof-read for content, grammar, spelling and general suitability. Should a rewrite or changes be required, you will be advised prior to a final proof being sent to you. Once you have signed off on the final proof, no further changes can be made.
¨ All purchases of anthologies will be at authors cost, and links will be published once they are uploaded and ready. We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!
Calling all Beta-Readers, Proof-Readers & Graphic Designers!
If you can volunteer to be a test-reader, proof-reader or a designer of teasers for our trailers, please contact Claire Plaisted at email@example.com to offer your services.
A wonderful author with a lot of skill. A must-read. We enjoy working with you MJ