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Indie Author Marketing Guide: Facebook

For indie authors, Facebook is one of the best ways to reach your audience. As of April 2016, Facebook has 1.65 billion monthly active users and 1.09 billion people logging in daily, according to Zephoria.

With that in mind, it’s probably safe to say that if you’re reading this, you are at least familiar with Facebook.

http://www.digitalpubbing.com/indie-author-marketing-guide-facebook/

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2016 Rochester Writers’ Fall Conference Opens Early Registration for ONLY 30 DAYS! REGISTER NOW!

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Summer Writing Contest Deadline is August 31
The Rochester Writers’ Summer Writing Contest is NOW accepting submissions. Low Entry Fee – Cash Prizes – Four Categories

Fall Writers’ Conference Opens Registration

The Ninth Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference has opened registration. Early Bird Sign-Ups are available for 30 days. The one-day event takes place at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Fiction and Non-Fiction workshops, panels, and lectures run9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a keynote speaker, lunch, and all day refreshments included. Winners of the current contest will get a chance to read their winning entry at the conference.

Anyone who registers in the next five days will be entered to win a family-four-pack of Michigan Renaissance Festival tickets (good any day of the festival).

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MWN Blog Archive Library of #Michigan Weekly Digest Bulletin #mittenlit #michlit #motownwriters

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School Library program standards and guidelines
08/15/2016
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School Library program standards and guidelines

Karren Reish With the new school year coming up, you may be looking for ways to improve your school libraries and find curriculum resources. You can find information and resources on school library programs, curriculum and guidelines in the Library of Michigan’s SL 21 School Library program benchmarks and the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) Learning Standards and Program Guidelines.

You can find the SL 21 program benchmarks and related resources at http://www.michigan.gov/sl21.

You can also find national learning and program standards and evaluation information athttp://www.ala.org/aasl/standards.

Upcoming Free ESSA Workshop sponsored by AASL and MAME
08/17/2016
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Upcoming Free ESSA Workshop sponsored by AASL and MAME

Karren Reish Please see below for information about a free workshop from the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) and the American Association for School Libraries (AASL) on how ESSA impacts school libraries.
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On Saturday September 17th, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) will host a free workshop on the Every Student Succeeds Act, (ESSA) in Howell, Michigan. ESSA contains specific language that addresses provisions for effective school libraries. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will be sending a representative to facilitate this event. MAME members will also be participating as presenters.

While this event is free we would like for everyone that plans to attend to please register. Space is limited. We are offering SCECHs for educators that attend. There is a $10.00 fee for SCECHs that may be paid in advance when registering.

Here is the direct link for registration: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed1wiyaf1d5762c9&llr=5dyn98jab

The registration link may also be found on our web site at www.mimame.org

We look forward to sharing this information with all interested stakeholders.

Lisa Brakel, M.Ed., M.L.S.
President,

Michigan Association for Media in Education

1407 Rensen St.

Lansing, MI 48910

517-394-2808 | Fax 517-492-3878

US DOE Survey on Comprehensive Centers
08/18/2016
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US DOE Survey on Comprehensive Centers

Karren Reish Please see below for a message from the U.S. Department of Education, requesting feedback on Comprehensive Centers can support local educational needs. School libraries can be part of this support so the survey may be of interest. The deadline is TODAY.
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MWN Blog Archive Freedom With Writing Presents: 18 Writing Grants and Fellowships with Cash Prizes Up to $80,000 #motownwriters

Freedom With Writing Presents:

18 Writing Grants and Fellowships with Cash Prizes Up to $80,000
The following is a list of writing grants and fellowships that offer cash awards to writers. The awards range from a few hundred dollars to $80,000. This list includes a wide variety of grants and fellowships – regional grants for artists working in local communities, funds for poets to travel outside the…

Keep reading…

Sincerely,
Jacob Jans

Recent Articles:

  1. $39,000 Short Story Prize: The Sunday Times Short Story Awards
    The world’s biggest prize for short stories is now open to submissions. Sponsored by EFG International and The Sunday Times, the prize offers £30,000 ($39,000 USD) for the winning short story. According to the website: The prize, worth £30,000 to the winner, is an international award, founded in 2010, that is open to any story… Keep reading…
  2. $300 for Superhero Stories to Be Published in “Behind the Mask”
    Meerkat Press is currently seeking submissions for their upcoming anthology Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology. They want stories about the ordinary challenges faces by extraordinary superheroes. How do they cope with growing old, changing diapers, or simply fitting in? Meerkat is paying 2-8 cents per word, for stories between 3,000 and 6,000 words. The… Keep reading…
  3. 6 Websites & Blogs that Pay $50+ Per Post
    The following is a list of website and blogs that pay writers $50+ per post. They include a diverse set of topics. For even more websites that pay writers, check out this list of 75 websites that pay writers. If you’ve recently been paid to write for a blog or website, please report a payment… Keep reading…
  4. 6 Magazines that Pay $200+ Per Article
    The following is a list of magazines that pay writers at least $200 for some of the writing they publish. Keep in mind that pay rates to fluctuate, and may still need to be negotiated. If you’ve been paid by a magazine recently, please report a payment on Litworth. For even more magazines that pay,… Keep reading…
  5. The Binge Watching Cure: $500 for Short Stories
    The Binge Watching Cure, a forthcoming anthology to be published in 2017, is currently seeking submissions of short stories. They pay $200 for short stories under 5,000 words, and $500 for stories that are longer. They want stories of nearly every length, from 100 words, to 25,000 words. According to their website: “The Binge-Watching Cure will… Keep reading…

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Is Facebook Still Worth It For Authors?


https://allisonmaruska.com/2016/08/17/is-facebook-still-worth-it-for-authors/

When I started blogging in 2012, creating a Facebook page linked to the blog was a natural move. Every blogger had one. I followed a few bloggers’ Facebook pages and even found new bloggers via Facebook shares.

Read more at

Is Facebook Still Worth It For Authors?

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Please Pardon My Dust Dream Building Event Aug22nd @PleasePardonMD Metro #Detroit #MichLit #MotownLit

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Have you always wanted to write a book? Do you have dreams of baking for a living? Do you see entrepreneurship or community activism in your future? If so, join the women of Please Pardon My Dust: I’m Under Construction, on Monday, August 22nd, from 7 – 8:30pm for an evening of networking and discussions. Listen as we share stories and answer questions on how we got started and what keeps us motivated. We hope to motivate you too!

Panelists include:

Fight For Your Life Founder: Andrea Franklin

Ask Jennyfer and All Things Detroit founder: Jennyfer Crawford

Yumbitz Founder: Monica Martin

and

Salon Ambiance Owner: Kelli Williams

Author and Motivational Speaker Monica R. Sholar will serve as host, and will co-moderate the panel with Author and Social Media Librarian SJ Lomas.

We look forward to networking with you and building dreams together.

WHENMonday, August 22, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) – Add to CalendarWHERE27045 Plymouth Road – 27045 Plymouth Road, Redford Charter Township, MI 48239 – View Map
$10 Register Now

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MWN Blog Archive Please Pardon My Dust Dream Building Event Aug22nd @PleasePardonMD Metro #Detroit #MichLit #MotownLit

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$10 Register Now
Have you always wanted to write a book? Do you have dreams of baking for a living? Do you see entrepreneurship or community activism in your future? If so, join the women of Please Pardon My Dust: I’m Under Construction, on Monday, August 22nd, from 7 – 8:30pm for an evening of networking and discussions. Listen as we share stories and answer questions on how we got started and what keeps us motivated. We hope to motivate you too!
Panelists include:
Fight For Your Life Founder: Andrea Franklin
Ask Jennyfer and All Things Detroit founder: Jennyfer Crawford
Yumbitz Founder: Monica Martin
and
Salon Ambiance Owner: Kelli Williams
Author and Motivational Speaker Monica R. Sholar will serve as host, and will co-moderate the panel with Author and Social Media Librarian SJ Lomas.
We look forward to networking with you and building dreams together.

WHEN Monday, August 22, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar WHERE 27045 Plymouth Road – 27045 Plymouth Road, Redford Charter Township, MI 48239 – View Map
$10 Register Now


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Auburn Hills Writers’ August 18th 2016 Session #michlit #mittenlit

Hello Writers!

Our group meets Thursday, August 18th, at 6:30 pm in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.

Our theme this month is "The Push".
How do you push past your ‘Mindset Limits" to become the writer you are meant to be?…or do you?

We will enjoy a writing exercise, discuss our theme, and critique your work:

  • the writing you share for critique should be no more than two pages, double spaced (bring seven sets)
  • writers read their work aloud
  • all copies are returned after discussion

Opportunities for Writers:

Member Blogs:

When on Facebook, check out our page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/519411564784720/

Your talent as writers is amazing!
See you Thursday!

Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
"Nurturing the Auburn Hills Writing Community since 2011"

Please forward this email to any writer you feel may benefit from its contents.
And as always, please let me know if you wish to be removed from our list, thank you.

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MWN Blog Archive Freedom With Writing Paid Publishing Opportunities For Writers

Paid Publishing Opportunities For Writers

$39,000 Short Story Prize

The world’s largest short story prize is now accepting submissions.

Keep reading…

6 Magazines that Pay Writers $200 Per Article

A variety of magazines that seek submissions from freelance writers.

Keep reading…

$300 for Superhero Short Stories

Meerkat Press is seeking stories for an upcoming anthology.

Keep reading…

6 Websites & Blogs that Pay $50+ for Guest Posts

These websites and blogs pay for posts from guest writers.

Keep reading…

Sincerely,
Jacob Jans

PS: Have you recently been published in a magazine, newspaper, blog, etc? If so, please report a payment on Litworth.

Recent Articles:

  1. 8 Magazines that Pay Writers $200+ Per Article
    The following is a list of magazines that pay writers $200 per article. Keep in mind that publication rates are not set in stone, and may change. As always, you may need to negotiate pay rates. I’ve included a wide variety of magazines in this list. For even more, be sure to subscribe to our email… Keep reading…
  2. The Binge Watching Cure: $500 for Short Stories
    The Binge Watching Cure, a forthcoming anthology to be published in 2017, is currently seeking submissions of short stories. They pay $200 for short stories under 5,000 words, and $500 for stories that are longer. They want stories of nearly every length, from 100 words, to 25,000 words. According to their website: “The Binge-Watching Cure will… Keep reading…
  3. 7 Short Story Publishers that Pay $100+ Per Story
    The following is a list of short story publishers that pay writers. All of the publishers listed are currently accepting submissions. The list is in no particular order. 1. Humans Wanted is a forthcoming anthology, successfully funded by a Kickstarter campaign. The tagline is “when going somewhere dangerous, take a human.” They pay $250 for… Keep reading…
  4. 6 Magazines that Pay Writers $200+ Per Article
    The following is a list of magazines that pay writers $200 per article for at least some of the articles they publish. The list is in no particular order. It includes a wide variety of publications. For even paid writing opportunities, be sure to subscribe to our free newsletter. Just fill out the form on… Keep reading…


Freedom With Writing -- The Magazine for Freelance Writers

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MWN Blog Archive Call for Authors in November via @HuronValleyArts #MichiganLit #Book #Events

Arts & Greens Holiday Market Application is now LIVE!
Arts & Greens Holiday Market is set amidst the beautiful greenery of the Bogie Lake Greenhouses. 50 artists will be selected to display and sell their work. Music and other special events add to the festive experience. Sponsored by Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA.)
HOURS: Fri., Nov. 18, Artist check-in and set-up: noon-5pm; 5pm-7pm Invitation Only VIP Opening & 7pm-9pm Open to the public.
Sat., Nov. 19 – 9am-5pm
Sun., Nov. 20 – 10am-5pm

http://www.huronvalleyarts.org/1/257/gallery_exhibition.asp

The Huron Valley Council for the Arts is currently looking for talented
authors of books for children and teens for our annual holiday fair, Arts &
Greens. We would like to invite you to apply to be a part of this unique
show; applications are now up on the HVCA website, huronvalleyarts.org,
under Artist Opportunities.

Arts & Greens Holiday Market is held inside the gorgeous Bogie Lake
Greenhouses. Guests can shop the artist and author booths nestled between
festive displays of poinsettias and other holiday greens. The unique setting
makes this holiday show a must for many Oakland County residents. In
addition , visitors can also enjoy live music ranging from the Huron Valley
Community Chorus to the ever popular Tuba Christmas performance.

The talented staff of Bogie Lake Greenhouses will be conducting free holiday
greens-arranging classes throughout the weekend, where they will be teaching
visitors the fine art of creating that perfect table centerpiece or festive
holiday decoration.

Arts & Greens will be celebrating its 12th anniversary this year; come and
be part of the unique holiday show! If you have any questions please
contact the Arts & Greens team at ArtShop

Kind regards,

Sybil Phelps,
Authors Coordinator
Arts @ Greens

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MWN Blog Archive 2016 Rochester Writers’ Fall Conference Opens Early Registration for ONLY 30DAYS!REGISTER NOW!via @talktravel

Summer Writing Contest Deadline is August 31

The Rochester Writers’ Summer Writing Contest is NOW accepting submissions. Low Entry Fee – Cash Prizes – Four Categories

Fall Writers’ Conference Opens Registration

The Ninth Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference has opened registration. Early Bird Sign-Ups are available for 30 days. The one-day event takes place at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Fiction and Non-Fiction workshops, panels, and lectures run9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a keynote speaker, lunch, and all day refreshments included. Winners of the current contest will get a chance to read their winning entry at the conference.

Anyone who registers in the next five days will be entered to win a family-four-pack of Michigan Renaissance Festival tickets (good any day of the festival).

www.RochesterWriters.com


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MWN Blog Archive Rochester Freelance Marketplace Writers’ @Meetup Group Aug16 & 9th Conference Register Opens @talktravel

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Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group

The next meeting is Tuesday, August 16, at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at7:30 p.m. While our meeting location could be anywhere in the store – look for us in the events area. We meet the third Tuesday of the month to discuss the business of writing. It’s free and open to new, working, and published writers. Come once, once in a while, or every time.

Summer Writing Contest Deadline is August 31

The Rochester Writers’ Summer Writing Contest is NOW accepting submissions. Low Entry Fee – Cash Prizes – Four Categories

Fall Writers’ Conference Opens Registration


The Ninth Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference has opened registration. Early Bird Sign-Ups are available for 30 days. The one-day event takes place at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Fiction and Non-Fiction workshops, panels, and lectures run9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a keynote speaker, lunch, and all day refreshments included. Winners of the current contest will get a chance to read their winning entry at the conference.

Anyone who registers in the next five days will be entered to win a family-four-pack of Michigan Renaissance Festival tickets (good any day of the festival).

www.RochesterWriters.com

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Rochester Freelance Marketplace Writers’ @Meetup Group Aug16 & 9th Conference Register Opens @talktravel

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Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group

The next meeting is Tuesday, August 16, at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at7:30 p.m. While our meeting location could be anywhere in the store – look for us in the events area. We meet the third Tuesday of the month to discuss the business of writing. It’s free and open to new, working, and published writers. Come once, once in a while, or every time.

Summer Writing Contest Deadline is August 31

The Rochester Writers’ Summer Writing Contest is NOW accepting submissions. Low Entry Fee – Cash Prizes – Four Categories

Fall Writers’ Conference Opens Registration


The Ninth Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference has opened registration. Early Bird Sign-Ups are available for 30 days. The one-day event takes place at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Fiction and Non-Fiction workshops, panels, and lectures run9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a keynote speaker, lunch, and all day refreshments included. Winners of the current contest will get a chance to read their winning entry at the conference.

Anyone who registers in the next five days will be entered to win a family-four-pack of Michigan Renaissance Festival tickets (good any day of the festival).

www.RochesterWriters.com

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ALERT: AUTHORS!! Don’t break the bank on editing. @AuthorCKBrooke #amediting

CKBrookeEditing Get affordable, professional, quality flat-rate editing, just $175 for 50-85K words. That’s it. (Less for shorter!)

Plus, I don’t just copy-edit for grammar and spelling, but analyze content (POV, plot holes, inconsistencies, etc.) to bring your manuscript to publication/submission-ready quality. Visithttp://ckbrooke.com/editing/ to learn more.

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