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Friday, August 21, 2015

Thanks to Linda

ABC 2016 Anthology of Florida Authors & Poets    ~ Writers Wanted ~    Can you tell an exciting story in 1,000 words or less? Can you sculpt a poem limited to one page?
  
Guidelines    Open to all Florida writers and poets.       Genre: Short Story (SS)       Cover page to contain: Author's name, address, phone, email address and title of the work.      Submission pages contain only the title and the work. No author name or information.    

Any subject / Double spaced / Max: 1000 words.      Multiple submissions are acceptable but each must include its own cover page and  submission, and one check covering the total of submissions.      Poetry (Po)    

Cover page to contain: Author's name, address, phone, email address and title of the work.      Submission page contains only the title and the work. No author name or information.      Any subject, any format, single spaced and one poem per page.     

Multiple submissions are acceptable but each must include its own cover page and submission, and one check covering the total of submissions.      Entry fees:  Short Stories         ABC Members        $10 - 1st submission / $5 each additional entry.         Non-Members           $15 - 1st submission / $5 each additional entry.        Poems         ABC Members        $6 - 1st submission / $4 each additional entry.        Non-Members          $8 - 1st submission / $5 each additional entry.  Judging   Participating judges may not enter the competition. Entries will be evaluated by a team of 5         Timeline  judges and their decisions are final.      Entries to be submitted by regular mail to: ABC 2016 Anthology, #209 1532 US Highway 41 BP S,       Venice FL 34293-1032      Deadline for entries - midnight Sept 15, 2015     

Notification of finalists by email: Oct 15, 2015      Winners will be announced: Dec 16, 2015 - ABC Awards Meeting, 1pm - Selby Library, 1331 First       Street, Sarasota FL

Awards In Each Genre:    1st Place:     $100    2nd Place:     $50    3rd Place:    $25    2 Honorable Mention   Certificate    All entries reaching the final round will be included in the ABC 2016 Anthology of Florida Authors & Poets.     

Submission must be your own work and not previously published. Send copies - not your only original. Submissions will not be returned. By entering this competition you are giving ABC permission to reprint your work as received (first time North American rights) and used in any promotion of the anthology. No editing once we receive the submission. Winners' names will be included in the book. We anticipate the anthology to be out in the winter of 2016. Contributors to the anthology may purchase copies at a discounted rate TBD in 2016. 

Thanks to Linda

Preview of coming attractions 
  
Venice arts and craft fair – August 1st $40 for two 8' tables. Our square is full 

Fishermans Village – September 12, 10am – 4pm, 8x8 Table is $100 plus tax, deadline is August 24th. I have applications, request if needed.

Cracker Storytelling Festival – Oct 9th & 11th, Homeland Heritage Park, Polk County, $25 per space. 863-534-3766, DanielGornodki@polk-county.net
 
Coral Gables Fall Festival  - Oct. 24, 25 Miami Fl. $395 for 10 x 10 space. Outside will need tent, table and chairs. Contact 786-558-5234, mrp2001@bellsouth.net
 
Port Charlotte Bazaar – Nov. 11, 12, 13, Charlotte cultural Center, inside, $99 for all three days contact 941-625-4175
 
Perida Arts and Craft fair - Nov. 14, Bradenton, $35 for inside or outside spaces. This may be already sold out. Contact, 941-799-7608
 
Kings Gate craft Fair – Nov. 17, Tuesday Port Charlotte, $25 for 6’x8’,  941-467-0518, mgerstmann@melrosemanagement.com
 
Venice Arts and Craft fair -  Dec. 5, Venice community Center, We will book a square, first come first served. Fees TBD 

Englewood Arts and Craft Fair  - Englewood sports complex, Dec. 12, Jan. 23, March 19,  $20 per table, you can share. 1300 River Rd. Englewood, 941-861-1980 This fills up fast. We try to be placed together so let me know you are planning on going  
Looking forward to 2016

Cracker Fair -  Feb. 13th, Dearborn St. Englewood , no details yet ,contact - cetgarrett@aol.com    We try to be placed together so let me know you are planning on going, Tents, tables and chairs required. We can share spaces

Dearborn St. reading Festival  - Feb. 20th, Dearborn St. Englewood contact Diharris@comcast.net   We try to be placed together so let me know you are planning on
going. Tents, tables and chairs required. We can share spaces

Venice Book festival – March 19th, Downtown Venice in the park, Tents provided, details coming later. 

Good OL' Days Festival – April 16th, 2016, $25 per space or raffle gift of same value, Homeland Heritage Park, Polk County. Tents, tables and chairs required. 863-534-3766, DanileGornoski@polk-county.net 
I have flyers and applications for most of the events listed. brendaspalding@abcbooks4children.com 
stores and book signings to check out.

Book signings at Parkers Books,  Main St. Sarasota, the first and third Saturday of every month all year long.  Please remember do not block entrance to store. Keep tables on one side. Contact Carole Stevens Bibisi    caroleart@hotmail.com or Brendaspalding@abcbooks4children.com

Sandman book store – Punta Gorda, will do book signings and take books on consignment.  Please check this one out as they are really promoting local authors

NYE discount books – will take books on consignment and arrange for book signings. 607A Spur St., Venice. 941-416-2411,  nyediscountbooks@gmail.com
  
coffee shop in port charlotte that will host book signings.  Mercer's Micro Roastery and Coffee House,  4678 Tamiami Trail contact Valerie 661.6983 and mercersfrc@yahoo.com
 
Copperfish Books – 1205 Elizabeth St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950, 941-205-2560

village Voices –  1010 10th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205 · (941) 748-6865 can arrange book signings on the first friday of the month during Art Walk evenings.