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“Know any young writers in seventh grade through high school? The New Voices Young Writer’s Competition™ encourages reading and writing among middle and high school students while introducing them to the exciting world of eBooks and ePublishing, the wave of the literary future.

The 2013 Competition will open for entries in September, 2012. Download a New Voices Young Writers brochure to send to your school, homeschool organization or young writer. Students from around the world have entered in the past.

Teachers, librarians and authors are welcome to volunteer as judges. The registration form for judges is on the website.

http://newvoicesyoungwriters.com/

There are other writing competitions as well, just Google it. Each one is a great way to get your writing out there and see what sticks. Even better, some competitions offer scholarships. Here are a few:

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers
http://www.artandwriting.org/

PBS KIDS GO!
http://pbskids.org/writerscontest/

Want to know more about Kathryn Sullivan? Be sure to visit her website at http://www.kathrynsullivan.com

Like fantasy and intrigue with a dash of steampunk? Read J. L. Mulvihill’s “Lost Daughter of Easa”!  It already has received some wonderful reviews, see her site, and continues to impress!

((from http://www.elsielind.com/))
ImageAfter falling through a portal, a seventeen-year-old girl awakens lost in a forest with amnesia and must draw on her instincts and self-preservation to escape ravenous wild beasts, goblins, demons, and a dark witch who knows the secret of her past. The Lost Daughter of Easa is the first book in a series by J. L. Mulvihill.

((from http://www.elsielind.com/))
I am a native Californian living in Mississippi. I love writing and have written poetry, short stories and song lyrics from the time that I first learned to write. My most recent short stories are featured in the anthology, Memories and Dreams, published by The Fine Arts Center in Hot Springs, AR. I also love to cook and have developed many original recipes. Recently, I coupled one of my favorite recipes with a short story called, Jen’s Spicy Crawfish Bisque which appears in It’s All About Food with a Mississippi Twist. My first novel was accepted for publication and scheduled for release sometime before Labor Day 2011. I have written several articles for the Jackson Literature Examiner. I am also an event’s coordinator for the Mississippi chapter of Imagicopter, an organization of authors and artists who promote their own publications, while lending a hand to other writers and artists. I belong to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA), The Mississippi Writers Guild (MWG), as well as The Arts Council of Clinton, The Clinton Ink-Slingers Writing Group and the JavaInk Jotters.

From open to close, come out to the Leigh Mall in Columbus, MS and see the local talent show their stuff!

Leigh Mall
1404 Old Aberdeen Road
Columbus, MS 39705

Three days at the mall with comic genre art, authors and panels.

 

J. L. Mulvihill will be there with her debut young adult fantasy novel The Lost Daughter of Easa
((excerpt from site http://www.elsielind.com/))
“The Lost Daughter of Easa came out and hit the ground running. The launching occurred at Dragon*Con  in Atlanta, GA, a most appropriate place to launch a fantasy novel. The book sold out which is a promising start. The second book signing took place at Pentimento Books in Clinton, MS, and again sales were very good and continued through the day even after the book store signing had ended until again J L Mulvihill was left without any books again.  While public signings are showing promise, the online sales are showing a steady flow of books being purchased as well.  One can only hope that the Lost Daughter of Easa will continue to shine in the coming months and into the next year as well.” Be a part of that shine!

And this is just a sample of who will be there. Come out and see them!