Thursday, November 27, 2008

writing competition in Greece

Happy Thanksgiving to all. How are all you lovely ladies doing?

Below you will find an e-mail exactly as I received it (sans a couple of changes to its grammar) which concerns an international writing competition. My only suggestion? Make sure that the competition is legitimate before sending any funds.

Dear "Kitchen Table" Writer,

I found your email address on the IWWG website. I love the idea of the'Kitchen table' and I was wondering whether you and the other women writers might be interested in the competition we are organizing. We are a creative writing centre in Greece and this is our first competition. The details about our centre and our views on writing you find on our website:

The details about the competition I have attached below but can also be seen on:

All best regards and looking forward to hearing from you,


Limnisa Writing Competition 2009. This international contest is open worldwide and is for short stories on any subject up to 3,000 words. Closing: March 1st,2009.

1st Prize: One week holiday in self catering Seaview Apartment with terrace and two double bedrooms, 3 minutes from the Beach in Methana, Greece (2 hours by ferry from Piraeus). 2nd Prize: Free single place one-on-one week creative writing holiday at seaside location on Methana,Greece. (

Five runners up will get a 25% discount on the same one week creative writing holiday.(

The winning stories will be published on our new writers’ website, starting this winter. All contest entries will be considered for publication (subject to permission by authors). Entry Fee: $7,50 (£5 )

Comp Page:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


holiday gathering Sun Dec 14th, 2008 with circle, guided imagery & writing, pizza, networking, and a class on " Love & Forgiveness"

(Sat. Dec. 13th, our classes continue with "how to perfect Focusing, a technique for clarity and moving ahead in your life", and self-care.)

All begin at 10:30 a.m. and all offer sliding scale as needed. We continue to raise funds for wounded vets.

Cynthia Russell PhD 202 277-2421

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Art of Editing and Writing

Innovative Writing Workshop - December 6

"The Art of Editing in Writing"
An innovative library-sponsored workshop for fiction and non-fiction writers with award-winning editor Adele M. Annesi

Saturday, December 6
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Ridgefield Library, CT

"The Art of Editing in Writing" features the six "Rs" of editing — reading, revising, rewriting, restructuring, researching and re-reading. The workshop includes a critique session with Q&A.

Sponsored free by the Friends of the Library

Ridgefield Library
472 Main Street - Ridgefield, CT 06877
Phone (203) 438-2282

Adele M. Annesi is an award-winning editor with Gartner and has worked as a development editor for Scholastic Publishing. She is also a press correspondent whose stories have been published worldwide. She received the editor’s choice award from Poetic Voices in America, and her fiction has appeared in literary journals, including The Fairfield Review, Miranda Literary Magazine, The Pittsburgh Quarterly and Hotmetalpress. She is a nominated member of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women.