Saturday, March 31, 2007


Saw this online today at my Poetry and Book Reviews group and thought I would share with you......

Wanted: Speakers
I. Do you want to be a speaker in Muses Poetry Festival?

1. Submit your topic of interest (related to poetry, publishing poetry, poetry techniques, etc.)
2. State in your resume if you want to be a volunteer speaker or a paid speaker.
3. Submit your resume, topic of interest to
4. Deadline of submission of resume/topics: June 30, 2007.
Note: If you are not a selected speaker, you can still be a speaker in future poetry festivals.

II. Do you want to read your poems in Muses Poetry Festival?
1. Submit the titles of your poem you want to read.
2. Explain the background of your poems. (max of 200 words)
3. Don't submit your poems yet.
4. Submit the titles of your poem and poem background to
5. Poems may either be published in your poetrybooks or not yet published.
5. Deadline of submission of title of poems and explanation of poems: June 30, 2007.6.
Take note: You don't have to submit your poems yet. I will contact the person who has the best explanation of their unsubmitted poems.7. Winners of past Muses Prize - Poetry are encouraged to join and to read their poems in the future Muses Poetry Festival.

Monday, March 26, 2007

AL Blanchard Short Crime Fiction Contest

I saw the below posted on a couple of lists so I am posting the message here as well for readers. Good luck!

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SUBMIT to the AL BLANCHARD SHORT CRIME FICTION CONTEST. The deadline is April 30, 2007, and right now we have only received twenty-some submissions, so the field is wide open! The story must be a crime story by a New England author OR be set in New England. It must also be previously unpublished (in print or electronically) and not more than 5,000 words. Story sub-genres include mystery, thriller, suspense, caper, and horror but with no torture or killing of children or animals. First prize is $100 plus publication in Level Best Books' 5th anthology of short crime fiction. The winner will be a guest of the Committee at the November 2007 New England Crime Bake, where the award will be presented.If we receive enough submissions, we will also award honorable mentions with plaques, as was done last year. If not yet published, you may submit the same story again; you may also submit more than one story, but no more than two, please. For submission guidelines, visit This is a blind contest and there is no entry fee, so you have nothing to lose, but everything to gain!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

"I'm Back" (I think)

At least I hope I am. The great switch took me out for quite some time but things are working today. Could it be that I will be able to write here again? I hope so. Time will tell.

And more importantly, do you remember me?

And do you believe everything you read about me?

I have left a couple of lists in the last few days because of utter nonsense--on and offlist. Its time to work more on projects that I have to do and very much want to do and less on dealing with stuff that does not matter.

Kevin R. Tipple (c) 2007