Willow Books Division author Rachel Eliza Griffiths will be participating in the George Mason Fall for the Book Festival and will also give a reading and workshop for both the festival and Split This Rock at Busboys & Poets this weekend.
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AQUARIUS PRESS AUTHOR NAMED WHITE HOUSE CHAMPION OF CHANGE
Aaron P. Dworkin, a new Aquarius Press author, was recently named a White House Champion of Change by the Obama Administration. Dworkin will release his inspirational memoir, Uncommon Rhythm: A Black, White, Jewish, Jehovah's Witness, Irish Catholic Adoptee's Journey to Leadership, on September 30, 2011.
Aaron will appear at Harmonie Park's Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, October 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to give a reading and autograph copies. The book chronicles his journey through social isolation and discrimination in this engaging and stirring autobiography to his rise as founder of the internationally-renowned Sphinx Organization, which focuses on youth development and diversity in classical music. Aaron's goal is "inclusion for all" and hopes that this book will inspire all people who have ever felt like outsiders to nurture their own gifts and make valuable contributions to society.
*PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN
FOR UNCOMMON RHYTHM THRU 10/1/11*
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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOV. 1
BRIGHT HARVEST PRIZE
Best Midwest Writing 2012
The postmark deadline for our new writing contest has been extended to Tuesday, November 1, 2011. The 2012 Bright Harvest Prize is open to all writers in the Midwest (or with ties to the Midwest). Award consists of cash prizes and publication in an anthology distributed nationally, including to select agents. One grand prize for Poetry ($250) and one grand prize for Prose ($250). Honorable mentions and notables published along with grand prize winners in anthology; all selected entrants will receive one copy of anthology. Anthology publication date in early 2012.
Theme is open, but no erotica or urban.
·Cover sheet with name, address, phone, email, category entered and brief bio with statement on entrant's Midwest connection
·Poetry--up to 3 poems per entry, 40-line limit per poem
·Prose--up to 3,000 words; excerpts from longer works accepted, but indicate on cover sheet
·Manuscript double-spaced (single-spaced for poetry is allowed) with single space between punctuation and .3" tabs/indents.
·Entry fee(s) enclosed with manuscript or paid online
Entry fees are $20 per entry for Poetry, $20 per entry for Prose. Entry fees are nonrefundable. No previously published or simultaneous submissions, no email submissions. No limit on submissions, but each entry must have a cover sheet and fee enclosed (or transmitted online via PayPal or Aquarius Press Storefront). Methods of payment accepted: PayPal (to Aquarius Press), our Storefront, www.aquariuspressbookseller.net or check/money order payable to Aquarius Press ($25 fee on returned checks). No entries will be returned, so do not send originals. Enclose SASE postcard for confirmation of receipt of manuscript; enclose a #10 SASE for notification of winners.
All judges' decisions are final. Judges reserve the right to not select a winner in either or both categories. Works selected for the anthology must be provided in Word or RTF formats via email before publication. Entrants authorize Aquarius Press to use his/her entry in promotional content as needed and to make light edits as necessary for publication. Entrants may withdraw entries from consideration at any point before the contest end date but request must be made in writing.
Winners will be announced in late November 2011.
Postmark deadline is November 1, 2011. Send four (4) copies of entry, along with $20 fee to: