The Aftermath of Your Betrayal — Poetry

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The Aftermath of Your Betrayal

Cupid has judged me
Found me unworthy–
not enough, again

So I bind these breasts
this clitoris and vagina
tight-fisted in steel

Unbreakable
Impenetrable

No one shall pleasure me now
Not even myself

© 2018 Lori Carlson. All Rights Reserved.

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Upcoming Poetry Contest Deadlines!

It’s Poetry month and as such, Poets & Writers has some poetry contest deadlines for you to check out. Have a peek here. Everything from single poems, groups of poems, short fiction, flash fiction, and even one press looking for a second book of poems by African American poets. Check it out! Grand prizes for all of these is $1000 and publication! There are entry fees ranging from $3 to $20.

30 Children’s Book Publishers Seeking Picture Books

30 Children’s Book Publishers Seeking Picture Books

All the publishers on this list focus primarily on publishing picture books. There are a lot of myths about publishing picture books, and one of them is that you have to supply your own illustrations. This is generally not the case. Most picture book publishers will match your work with an illustrator for you, some won’t even consider written work submitted with illustrations.

The publishers on this list run the gamut from being a few years old and still establishing their reputation, to being over 75 years old. Some are large companies with good distribution and others are still finding their way.

Article by Emily Harstone

Publishing Offers for YA Authors

Are you an author of Young Adult novels? Can’t find a publisher or don’t know where to look? Check out the following link for opportunities:

28 Publishers Seeking Young Adult Manuscripts

Note: I have not personally vetted these Publishers, so proceed with caution. Be sure to read their pitches completely before sending your manuscript(s).

#BookPromo – The Spiritual Awakening Process: Coming Out of the Darkness and Into the Light by Christine Hoeflich

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About the Book

SUMMARY:  Humanity has reached a defining point in our spiritual history, yet many are unaware that our world is changing from the Age of Darkness to the Age of Light at this very moment. The Spiritual Awakening Process: Coming Out of the Darkness and Into the Light supports our individual journeys towards consciousness and expands our shamanic powers and deep, intuitive wisdom. This nonfiction book will help readers understand, and fully engage in, the worldwide awakening currently taking place: an awakening that offers hope, healing, and ultimately, unity. Vibrant, evocative, and carefully detailed, The Spiritual Awakening Process speaks to the shaman in us all—and it’s also how we return America to its divine destiny.

THE BACK STORY:  This book was written at the suggestion of a friend who is an intuitive, who picked me up in her car one weekend and took me to her home in the Santa Cruz mountains. On the drive over to her mountain home I resisted the idea of writing a second book. (No way was I going to do that!) But then the next morning I woke up in her guest room with a plan for the new book, along with the idea that I could complete it in about three months. The book took a little over three months to research and write. Once I started it, helpful synchronicities happened daily that allowed me to complete it in record time. The book was updated in December 2016 and produced into a Kindle book and paperback in January 2017.

WHY THIS TITLE?:  The main title is self-evident. There’s also astronomy in the book that proves the point of the subtitle.

WHY WOULD SOMEONE WANT TO READ IT?: This book explains in easy-to-understand, simple language the what, how and why of spiritual awakening. Anyone who is a truth seeker will want to read this book.


REVIEW COMMENTS (excerpts):

1. “A Lot of Great Information in a Small Space”—Retired Techie

2. “There’s a lot of timely information and solid wisdom in this work, and for that reason I recommend it as a spiritual growth resource.”—Jeff Maziarek

3. “Brilliant read! Christine Hoeflich is an innovative genius! This book is filled with the truth and should be read by everyone on planet Earth! Thank you Christine, for taking a risk and putting it out there! I know the universe will pay you back! Xxoo”—Kerry M. Hegarty

4. “A how to book explaining the important factors needed for raising consciousness, a necessary step to attain Spiritual Awakening.”—Ulla Jacobs


Genre(s): Nonfiction, Self-Help, Spiritual

Publisher: Between Worlds Publishing

SAMPLE CHAPTER: A sample of the book is available at Amazon at the following link: https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Awakening-Process-Coming-Darkness-ebook/dp/B01NAUA9NJ/

To Purchase: Amazon Kindle ($9.99) | Amazon Paperback ($14.95)


About the Author

MeTampabeach.jpgChristine Hoeflich is also the author of What Everyone Believed: A Memoir of Intuition and Awakening (the original hardcover title; Reconnected: A Spiritual Awakening Memoir is the Kindle title). A former materials engineer, she has developed the steps needed for strengthening the relationship with our higher self, gaining trust in our intuition, accessing Interconnectedness, and understanding our soul’s bigger plan. Her memoir was recognized by North Atlantic Books as “One of 4 Notable Spiritual Awakening Memoirs,” along with Eat Pray Love, The Happiness Project, and Star Sister. Christine has written articles, blogged and tweeted on spiritual awakening and personal growth. About nine months after setting up her Twitter account, she was recognized by Mashable in their article, “Nonfiction Tweets: 70+ Authors to Follow on Twitter,” in the Creative Nonfiction category. She was also recognized by CreativeClass.com (online college degrees) in their article, “100 Amazingly Insightful People You Can Learn from on Twitter,” in the Words of Wisdom and Inspiration” category, along with Oprah and Deepak Chopra. Christine has a blog where she writes about spiritual awakening at ChristineHoeflich.com. You may reach her through her blog.

AUTHOR COMMENTS: My intention is to offer readers words of comfort and hope regarding the state of our world, to spare them a ton of confusion and pain, and to empower them and bring them joy.

 

Sundress Publications Opens Submissions for the 2017 Chapbook Competition

Dear friends, readers, and fellow writers, I’ve just received this email from Sundress Publications. If you have a chapbook manuscript in the works, or already written, here’s your chance to win a publishing competition. Good luck!


Sundress Publications is pleased to announce its fourth annual chapbook contest.  Authors of all genres are invited to submit qualifying manuscripts during our reading period of February 1 to April 15, 2017.

Enter Now

What We’re Looking For
We are looking for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or any combination thereof. Manuscripts must be between twelve to twenty-six (12-26) pages in length, with a page break between individual pieces. Individual pieces may have been previously published in anthologies, print journals, online journals, etc., but cannot appear in any full-length collection, including self-published collections. Both single-author and collaborative dual-author manuscripts will be considered. A unifying element is encouraged but not required. Manuscripts must be primarily in English; translations are not eligible.

Entry Fee & Prize
The entry fee is $10 per manuscript, though the fee will be waived for entrants who purchase or pre-order any Sundress title from our store.

The winner will receive a $200 prize, plus publication as a beautiful full-color PDF available exclusively online for free. Runners-up will also be considered for publication.

Our Judge
unnamed-3This year’s judge will be Darren C. Demaree. Demaree lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children. He is the author of six poetry collections and the recipient of nine Pushcart nominations. Currently, he is the managing editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry.

Submission Guidelines
All manuscripts should include a cover page (with only the title of the manuscript), table of contents, dedication (if applicable), and acknowledgements for previous publications. These pages will not be included in the total page count. Identifying information should not be included in any part of the manuscript. Authors with a significant relationship to the judge (friends, relatives, colleagues, past or present students, etc.) are discouraged from entering. We are dedicated to a fair judging process that emphasizes the quality of the writing, not the résumé of the author.

Simultaneous submissions to other presses is acceptable, but please notify Sundress immediately if the manuscript has been accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are allowed, but a separate entry fee must accompany each entry. No revisions will be allowed during the contest judging period. Winners will be announced in Summer 2017.

Send your manuscript as a DOC or PDF to contest@sundresspublications.com along with a receipt number or screenshot for your payment.