NCF Tuesday: Books from Childhood; Writing Contests; Hipster Tea Party
Children Inheriting Their Parents Books
According to Kevin Hartnett, parents often choose books from their childhood to share with their children and foster a love for reading. A wonderful tradition to pass on to the youth of this world.
Name 1 or 2 of your favorite books as a child?
Looking to Turn Your Novel Into a Movie?
Josie Freedman, Co-head of the Media Rights Department (with Nick Harris) at International Creative Management (ICM) discusses what she looks for when deciding if a novel can translate into a movie.
What novels do you think would make for a great movie?
PJ Harvey to Release Her Writing and Art Work
Life and the chance to make a record took musician PJ Harvey away from her desire for the visual arts, and now would like to make her way back. While on tour for her a new album out this year, a plan to showcase her poetry, short fiction and drawings is in the works.
Besides writing, do you aspire to other areas of the arts?
Keeping Bookstores Alive
Unique bookstores keep the brick and mortar stores alive while combating the e-book explosion.
Do you have a unique bookstore you enjoy visiting?
Glimmer Train Literary Journal
- Short Story Award for New Writers
- First Place Prize: $1,200, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue
- Deadline: May 31, 2011
- Details here
- Spring 2011 Story Contest: Fiction and Nonfiction of 15,000 words or less
- First Place Prize: $3,250, considered for publication
- Deadline: July 31, 2011
- Details here
Writer’s Digest Magazine
- 5-Minute Memoir, “Tales From the Writing Life”
o Personal Essay (600 words or less)
o Prize: Publication in Writer’s Digest magazine
o Deadline: Rolling submissions
o Details here
Funny or Die shows us the Hipster Tea Party potential. Enjoy!