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Goodreads Giveaway

Last week in my State of the Writer post, I said that the anthology The Old Weird South, featuring my story “The South, Rise Again,” would be out soon. In a couple of days. Well…it came out that afternoon, which was a fantastic bit of news. It marks my third short story out this year, which is a pretty damn good year since my previous record high was zero short stories published in a calendar year. I focused the main announcement on Unleaded, as another Unleaded contributor is in the anthology, and over on Twitter where things move fast and furious. So this is the official announcement here, on Writerly Words, with two extra bits of news.

Extra bit of news one: The publishers have announced a Goodreads giveaway, offering ten copies of the anthology up for grabs! Head on over to the anthology’s page on Goodreads between now and December 19th and look for the “Enter to win” button. You have to be a Goodreads member to enter, but seriously, aren’t you already? If not, this is a good opportunity to join. Then go ahead and add me as a friend on the site. I’ve been meaning to expand my list of Goodreads friends, and if you’re reading this blog, you totally count.

Extra bit of new two: As part of the advertising for the book, there isn’t just a Goodreads giveaway, but two of the stories are available, in their entirety, free online. Which excites me more because my story is one of the two available. So if you’d like to read “The South, Rise Again,” you can do so over on the anthology’s website. You can also check out Megan Engelhardt’s “A True Story about the Devil and Jaime’s Shoes,” a story in the style of early twentieth century southern folk stories.

If you want a copy of the anthology and don’t win the giveaway, or don’t want to wait for the giveaway, The Old Weird South is available in print at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or digitally from Smashwords, the Kindle store, and should eventually be available from the Nook and iBook stores. The website for the anthology also says “or your favorite local bookstore.” So tell you what, if you see it on the shelf, snap a picture with your smart phone and send it to me on Twitter and I’ll…do something that wouldn’t legally make this a contest. I don’t know what yet.

And if you want to check out my two other 2012 publications, look for Steam Works from Hydra Publications or The Memory Eater, now just $0.99 on Kindle.

Phew, I always feel a little dirty after one of these advertising posts. Look for me tomorrow on Unleaded talking about generation ship tropes and not about where and how you can buy books with my name in them.


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#OneOffFlash Week: Only

Here it is, the stand-in contest to fill the void with so many other flash fiction contests taking the week off.  Your goal, if you choose to accept it, is to write and post up to 500 words, one of which must be the word below.  The contest will close at 8pm Eastern Time (5pm Pacific), at which point I’ll read through the stories and decide on one to be the big winner of the first, last, and only One Off Flashfiction contest.  That winner will walk away knowing that no one else will ever equal his or her accomplishment, as I never intend to run this contest again!

Sound simple enough?  Good.

Then lets go.

Your theme word is…RESOLVE

There are 16 definitions available for the word on, 12 as a noun, 4 as a verb.  I’m just asking you to use one of those.

Good luck, and good writing.

And don’t forget your Twitter handle!

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