#Submittable Weekly Newsletter Nov.9-16th

Author Lynn Thompson Books

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Publishing & Journalism:

Neil Gaiman gives NaNoWriMo writers a pep talk.

Yikes. The view of Virginia Woolf’s lighthouse is in danger of being blocked by a new apartment complex.

The Atlantic‘s Nick Ripatrazone looks at why writers run.

“In German, the word for passion is Leidenschaft, which literally means the ability to endure adversity.” The Washington Post‘s Jon Jachimowicz and Sam McNerney examine the problem with following your passion.

Some opportunities:

Harpur Palate: Fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

The Tishman Review is calling for submissions of flash fiction, short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and craft essays.

SMP Swerve is calling for book manuscripts for all sub-genres of romance, including erotic, contemporary, paranormal, historical, and more.

A Public Space is accepting applications for their 2016 Emerging Writer Fellowships. Three writers will be selected for 6-month fellowships, which include mentorship with an established author, publication, free optional workspace in their Brooklyn offices, and a contributor’s payment of $1,000.

Creative Nonfiction is seeking essays on the theme of childhood. The editors will award $1000 to the best essay and $500 for the runner-up. All essays will be considered for publication.

Film & Performance:

Nashville Film Festival - 2016

Nashville Film Festival is accepting entries for their screenwriting competition. They offer 21 categories in feature, short, and teleplay lengths. There will be $90,000 in cash and prizes, and semifinalists and finalists win passes for the April 2016 film festival.

Arts Center of the Capital Region

The Arts Center for the Capital Region is calling for unproduced plays for the ell project, a national playwriting contest for women playwrights over 50. The winner receives a $500 honorarium and full production of her play at The Arts Center’s theater in Troy, New York.


IPCNY (International Print Center New York) is calling for original fine art prints for their New Prints 2016/Winter exhibition in New York City.

Storefronts is calling for artists in Washington State to submit artwork for the2016 Storefronts season. 2D and 3D artwork will be temporarily installed at no cost in street-facing display spaces in Seattle.

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is calling for artists of all media to apply for BALTIC 39 | FIGURE THREE, a 5-week exhibition made up of 10 projects by 10 artists, with each exhibit lasting 5 days. The exhibition will be held at BALTIC 39’s galleries in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.


OCP (Oregon Catholic Press) is calling for music compositions for publishing review.

Creative Job Openings:

Los Angeles Times is calling for applications for their summer internships in reporting, visual journalism, digital editing, and more. Positions are available in Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

The Kennedy Center is accepting applications for the Spring 2016 term of theirinternship program. They offer a broad spectrum of internship opportunities in the performing arts based in the Washington D.C. area.


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Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

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