Monday, December 24, 2012

IWW Members' Publishing Successes

This day before Christmas 2012, the Internet Writing Workshop congratulates all our members who found publishing success this past week.

May you all have a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with many more successes!



Peter Bernhardt

I am announcing the publication of the second edition of The Stasi File.

The second edition features a new cover that changes the background color from white to black--a suggestion from a local advertising professional--that makes the red rose and the title's red letters stand out more. I am having the same professional design the cover for the sequel, Kiss of the Shaman's Daughter, which will be published in January. Other changes for the second edition of Stasi include correction of a misspelled word (horror: replacing pour with pore, as in pore over a document), eliminating a few echoes, and correcting one margin that was off.

The only other revision concerns a Stasi general's title when I discovered that my extensive research for the first edition failed to turn up the fact that after the creation of two Germanys after WWII, East Germany eliminated one of the general ranks and replaced it with another one. While no reader has commented on that, I did not want to let the incorrect title stand, because sooner or later some military buff and/or someone who lived in East Germany during that time would have discovered the particular Stasi general's rank existed in West Germany but not in East Germany. Maybe not every author's nightmare, but certainly something this author did not want to leave uncorrected.

Guilie Castillo-Oriard

It's been a while since I had anything worth Yahooing about, but this one is special. For the first time in over a decade, I get to see my words in actual, physical print. Pure Slush has published Gorge, a novel in stories, and one of them is mine. I don't believe the content is available online, but the above link announces the sale of the book.

I've ordered three copies, and can't wait for delivery.

Mel Jacob

My blog on writing seasonal stories is up at Terry's Place.

My novella, Saving Marta, got a 5-star review on Amazon.

Barbara Johnson

My article, "Microsoft 8: A Horror Story," was published on PR Online on Saturday, December 22.

Paul Pekin

My story "Bread and Butter," is out in the debut issue of Spry Literary Magazine.  Don't neglect the rest of the magazine.  It is a good market, open to new writers.

Wayne Scheer

My story, "Space Cadet," is up at Everyday Fiction.

Kareen Wade McCabe

I was interviewed and featured on the blog, I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.

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