January 17th, 2011


Monday Update 1-17-11

These are some posts from the later part of last week, in case you missed them:

Post-Tea-Party Nation
Communities Magazine: Elders
Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Review: Das Café

I have sold the fishbowl poem "No Speck of Land" to Star*Line, slated for the July 2011 issue.

One epic is currently open for sponsorship. "A Periodic Table of Elementals" is ahead of production.  This is science fantasy.

Update: 2011 Rose & Bay Awards

The Rose & Bay Awards honor excellence in cyberfunded creativity. If you're new to this project, please visit the 2011 landing page to learn more.

These are our handlers and categories.  Nominations are currently open.

Art: [info]itew Nominate art!
Fiction: [info]eseme Nominate fiction!
Poetry: [info]xjenavivex Nominate poetry!
Webcomic: [info]ysabetwordsmith Nominate webcomics!
Other Project: [info]xjenavivex Nominate others!
Patron: [info]xjenavivex Nominate patrons!

So far we have this many nominations:
Art -- 5
Fiction -- 10
Poetry -- 4
Webcomics -- 7
Other Project -- 5
Patron -- 5

We still need nominations for all categories.  Happily we got a few more for Poetry.  Come on, folks, there are hundreds  of Webcomic and Fiction projects out there.  Creators, make sure your audience members know about your eligibility.  You should also be nominating your patrons in the Patron category ... *poke with sharp stick* remember they put the FUND in crowdfunding.  If you have not yet posted about the Rose and Bay Awards, please help us boost the signal.   


Older Writers Grant

I like what the SLF does.  I'm not eligible for this grant, but maybe someone in my audience is.


The Speculative Literature Foundation (SLF) is pleased to announce
that it is accepting applications for the 2011 Older Writers Grant.
The grant of $750 is available to any writer of speculative literature
of 50 years or older at the time of application who is just beginning
to work professionally in the field. There are no restrictions on the
use of the grant money.
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