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Literary Conference Planned for May in Oshkosh

Here’s news from the Oshkosh Public Library:

Lakefly Literary Conference 2014

Gain insight in the craft and business of writing at the Lakefly Literary Conference 2014, a two-day conference on May 9-10, for beginning and established writers of all genres at the Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in Oshkosh, WI.

Scheduled speakers include: best-selling author Hallie Ephron, novelist John DeDakis, journalist Bill Lueders, poet Bruce Dethlefsen, romance writers Ruthie Knox and Juliet Rosetti, local author D.B. Rouse, humorist Kelli Dunham, mystery writer Jon Loomis, fantasy writer Scott Lynch, Oshkosh novelists Daisy Jerico and Tom Cannon, young adult author Shelley Tougas, writer/psychic Sherri Lee Devereau, and author Barry Wightman.

The conference will bring keynote speakers Hallie Ephron and John DeDakis, as well as the opportunity to attend breakout sessions to enrich and expand upon your writing skills.

Registration for the conference is $60, and includes Saturday lunch, coffee, beverages, and snacks. If you sign up before April 1 you’ll save $15 off the registration fee.

For more information, or to register, visit our website at http://www.lakeflylit.org.You can also register by mailing a check, payable to “Lakefly Literary Conference,” to Ruth Percey at Oshkosh Public Library, 106 Washington Avenue Oshkosh, WI 54901.

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Cozy Writer’s Good News

Congratulations to romance/cozy mystery writer Jill Giencke who writes as Kate Fellowes for taking second place in the Lakefly Literary Conference’s Jean Nelson Award for her piece, “How has the library changed your life?”

Jill also had her story “Don’t Take That Chance” about a stolen lottery ticket included in “Fishnets,” the Sisters In Crime’s 2nd Guppies anthology.

Way to go, Jill.

Jill’s most recent book is Thunder in the Night, published by Crimson Romance.

See the list of CWW 2012 award winners and honorable mentions, who were feted at an Awards Banquet last Saturday, at http://www.wiswriters.org.

 

 

 

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Conference in Oshkosh, B’Gosh, and Contests, too

The Lakefly Literary Conference is scheduled for May 10 and 11 at the Oshkosh Waterfront Premiere Conference Center in Oshkosh. Details are @  http://www.lakeflylit.org/.

Winners of three Lakefly Literary Awards will be announced at the conference.  Deadline for contest entries for the Short Story, Essay and Flash Fiction awards is March 30. Contest details are @ http://www.lakeflylit.org/contests. I’ve also pasted that webpage content here:

The Lakefly Literary Conference is sponsoring three contests: Short Story Contest, the Jean Nelson Award  for Best Essay Contest, and the Flash Fiction Contest.  Details for each of these three contests are listed below.

SHORT STORY CONTEST

Have an unpublished short story?  Send it in today.  Any genre.  No entry
fee.  Winner of the contest receives $100.  One honorable mention will
receive $75.  Results announced at the Lakefly Literary Conference May
11th, 2013.  Please see contest rules below:

SHORT STORY CONTEST RULES:
1.  Authors must reside in, attend school in Wisconsin, or register for
Lakefly Literary Conference May 10-11, 2013.

2.  Stories must be no more than 2,500 words in length.

3.  Authors are encouraged to submit an entry via email. Embed it in the body of the
email or send it as a pdf to Lakeflylit [at]aol dot com. Authors may also submit
by sending their manuscript to the following address:

          Lakefly Conference
C/O Oshkosh Public Library
106 Washington Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

4.  Writers should include a 100 word or less biography written in third person.
Include your website if you wish.

5.  One entry per author.

6.  Entries must be postmarked on or before March 30th, 2013 or received
electronically by 12:00 am by March 30th, 2013.

7.  Previously published stories (in print or online) are not eligible.

8.  Each manuscript must be typed, double-spaced, in standard 10- or 12-point
font. Each page must include the title of the story as a header. All pages must
be numbered with both an individual page number and the total number of
pages (e.g., Stormy Night, page 1/15, Stormy Night, page 2/15, Stormy Night,
page 3/15, etc.).

9.  The author’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if
available); and the story word count must be included. These will be
obscured before judging.

10.  Keep a copy of your manuscript! Manuscripts will be recycled, not returned.
Do not send an SASE.

11.  Contest winner and runner up will be contacted via email (or phone number)
before they are announced at The Lakefly Literary Conference.

THE JEAN NELSON AWARD

A prize of $400 dollars will be awarded for the best essay with the theme of the impact a
library has made on your life or your family.  An honorable mention prize of $100 will
also be awarded.  We are looking for a moving, well-written original work of nonfiction.
The contest is open to authors residing in, attending school in Wisconsin, or attending
the Lakefly Literary Conference May 10-11, 2013.  There is no fee to enter.

THE JEAN NELSON AWARD CONTEST RULES:
1.  Authors must reside in, attend school in Wisconsin, or regiser for the
Lakefly Literary Conference May 10-11, 2013.

2.  Essays need to have the theme a library’s impact on you or your family.

3.  Limit your essay to 2500 words or less.

4.  Authors are encouraged to submit an entry via email.  Embed it in the body of the
email or send it as a pdf to Lakeflylit [at]aol dot com.  Authors may also submit
by sending their manuscript to the following address:

          Lakefly Conference
          C/O Oshkosh Public Library
106 Washington Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

5. Writers should include a 100 word or less biography written in third person.
Include your website if you wish.

6. One entry per author.

7. Entries must be postmarked on or before March 30th, 2013 or received
electronically by 12:00 am by March 30th, 2013.

8. Previously published works (in print or online) are not eligible.

9. Each manuscript must be typed, double-spaced, in standard 10- or 12-point
font.  Each page must include the title of the story as a header.  All pages must
be numbered with both an individual page number and the total number of
pages (e.g., Stormy Night, page 1/15, Stormy Night, page 2/15, Stormy Night,
page 3/15, etc.).

10. The author’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if
available); and the story word count must be included on a cover sheet.  Do
not include personal information on subsequent pages.

11.  Keep a copy of your manuscript! Manuscripts will be recycled, not returned.
Do not send an SASE.

12.  Contest winner and runner up will be contacted via email (or phone number)
before they are announced at The Lakefly Literary Conference.

FLASH FICTION CONTEST

This is an opportunity to attempt what is one of the most difficult and rewarding tasks – to
create, in a tiny fragment, a completely resolved and compelling story in 500 words or
less. No entry fee. A prize of $100 will be awarded for the well-written story that is the
most memorable.

FLASH FICTION CONTEST RULES:
1.  Authors must reside in, attend school in Wisconsin, or register for the
Lakefly Literary Conference May 10-11, 2013.

2.  Stories must be no more than 500 words in length.

3.  Authors are encouraged to submit an entry via email. Embed it in the body of the
email or send it as a pdf to Lakeflylit [at]aol dot com. Authors may also submit
by sending their manuscript to the following address:

          Lakefly Conference
C/O Oshkosh Public Library
106 Washington Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

4.  Writers should include a 100 word or less biography written in third person.
Include your website if you wish.

5.  One entry per author.

6.  Entries must be postmarked on or before March 30th, 2013 or received
electronically by 12:00 am by March 30th, 2013.

7.  Previously published stories (in print or online) are not eligible.

8.  Each manuscript must be typed, double-spaced, in standard 10- or 12-point
font.  Each page must include the title of the story as a header.  All pages must
be numbered with both an individual page number and the total number of
pages (e.g., Stormy Night, page 1/15, Stormy Night, page 2/15, Stormy Night,
page 3/15, etc.).

9.  The author’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if
available); and the story word count must be included. These will be
obscured before judging.

10.  Keep a copy of your manuscript! Manuscripts will be recycled, not returned.
Do not send an SASE.

11.  Contest winner and runner up will be contacted via email (or phone number)
before they are announced at The Lakefly Literary Conference.

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