"Funny the way life's trials and tribulations can make you laugh out loud when they're happening to Becky Povich. In her memoir, From Pigtails to Chin Hairs, Becky recalls a life's journey not always funny, to be sure, but told always with a wry bemusement that charms and delights. A wonderfully engaging story of the heroine next door."

* RECENT REVIEW FROM ROBERT BRAULT (Author of "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ....among thousands of others)

Friday, January 31, 2014

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS, CONTESTS, SPECIAL E-BOOK SALE, ETC!

Hello everyone! I can't believe it's been nine days since my... last confession....Oops! No, that's definitely not what I meant to type. But as I said those words in my mind, some very old memorized lines from my childhood popped right into my head!

I'm at my library branch, using one of their computers because I haven't been able to post anything new on my blog since January 22! It's been driving me nuttier than normal. I could reply to comments on my blog, and on others' blogs, but that's all I could do. I couldn't get to Layout or any other editing type areas. I'm REALLY hoping my son, Scott, can fix it for me.....hope, hope, hope....

Now, here's a truly dumb thing I did, by not doing something. I forgot to print and bring the Word document that contains all the things I wanted to post on here this afternoon.

SO, for now I'll just provide a few tidbits to hopefully get your attention and interest!

**  Please stop by Women's Memoirs at the link below. They're having a fabulous 53 HOUR E-BOOK SALE, to launch their brand new series of four e-books, spring, summer, winter, fall. Please hop over and check them out. The covers are gorgeous and I'm sure the stories included are wonderful!

http://womensmemoirs.com/memoir-writing-news/february-1-the-day-to-get-inspired-and-improve-your-memoir-writing/ 

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**  Julie Luek is the winner of a print copy of my memoir, from Margo Dill's blog when I was the guest blogger. Congratulations, Julie!
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** I have some calls for submissions and contest info....at home in my Word docs. BUT, I think I remember at least some of them:

A call for submissions for a new literary magazine in Ontario, the Tin Roof Press. Our inaugural issue launched with much success in December 2013.  This will be a quarterly magazine, published seasonally.  The next issue - our Happiness issue - will be published in March 2014.  The deadline for submissions is Feb 10, 2014. *Note: I checked with Jen McGuire, the editor, and they ARE accepting submissions from Non-Canadians, too.*

The Tin Roof Press is named after a legendary old bordello that once ran perched high on a cliff overlooking Georgian Bay called the Tin Roof.  It was so named as a nod to Margaret “Mag”  Matthews, an ancestor of mine who was the Madame of the Tin Roof and a local legend. 

The Tin Roof Press is looking for stories full of irreverent humour.  Or tragedy.  Or lust.  Or horror. We want to treat our readers to an exceptionally fun, engrossing read.  And we are looking for writers who feel up to the task.
Submissions of short stories (under 2500 words) and poetry can be sent to jen@tinroofpress.ca To get a sense of what we're looking for, check out the pdf version of our beautiful magazine online or email jen@tinroofpress.ca to subscribe if you would like a copy - though they are running out quickly. 
Hope you like the new magazine!
All best,
Jen McGuireeditor/publisher
Tin Roof Press
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** The Erma Bombeck Contest deadline is coming up soon! February 17 at 8:00AM -- EASTERN Standard Time. I suggest sending it by Feb 16, just to be sure! 

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I have an exciting bit of news about a new marketing tool I discovered. I have rented a display case at The Cultural Arts Centre in St. Peters, Mo. to advertise and sell my memoir! 
 

Jan. 31-March 24

What's on the Horizon?

All Media Landscape Art Show and Competition
Receiving: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Reception: Friday, Jan. 31, 6-8 p.m. 

The reception, as you can see is tonight! There will be all kinds of artwork on display: paintings, drawings, photography, etc....plus the three or four display cases. Stop on by if you're in the area....and we don't get bad weather! 
 

Gotta run.....My time on the computer is about to end!

Thanks for stopping by!

30 comments:

  1. Hi Becky...So sorry the computer is on the fritz. Hope your son can fix the glitz pronto. Hope you are keeping warm and cozy. Susan

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    1. Hi Susan! Well, here it is over TWO WEEKS since I came back here to reply to comments! Thank you for once again taking the time to stop and comment!

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  2. Becky, I'm so excited that I won your book. Weee! Thank you. Wouldn't that Erma contest be oh-so-fun to win? Yes, yes it would! Hope your computer gets fixed soon. That kind of thing makes me a tad cranky.

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    1. Julie, I'm excited, too! And BTW, I never did write anything for the ERMA contest. I always have a tough time on that one because all the funny stories I have about my husband have already been printed somewhere! LOL

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  3. I understand. As one raised Presbyterian or by secondary definition, Catholic recusant, I commend what you've accomplished in time constraints toward advertising these excellent blog-activities. Thank you!

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  4. I hope your computer is fixed soon. I hate it when my computer is giving me problems!

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    1. Hi Beth! Thanks for stopping by. Yes, computer problems are the worst! I rather live without TV and/or my cell phone!

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  5. We too hope your computer is fixed soon. Good luck with the display case. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Hey Molly The Wally! Thanks so much! I hope the display case WILL prompt a purchase or two!

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  6. Hi, Becky, hope you get your computer issues settled. I sometimes feel like mine is on its last legs and am hoping it holds out till tax refund time! Meanwhile, thanks for the links! Happy day!

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    1. Hey Jeanie! Thanks much! I hope your computer will hang on along enough for you, too! :)

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  7. Good luck with the computer. It's scary how dependent we are on them now, isn't it?

    Pat
    Critter Alley

    P.S. Thanks for the links!

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    1. Hi Pat! Thank you for stopping by. Yes, these computers have latched onto us, haven't they?? You're very welcome for the links!

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  8. Hope that computer glitz is soon fixed. I had a bit of trouble with mine a few weeks ago, but my friend who takes care of it, did his magic and It works pretty good now. Sometimes it wants to be cranky, but then it gets over it. Have a nice week.

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    1. Hi Gigi Ann! I'm happy to know you have someone who helps you with your computer! I don't know what I'd do without my son. I wouldn't know who or where to call for help!

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  9. Thanks for the contest info, and hope your computer gets well soon!

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  10. I hope Scott can get you going online! I will have to check out those writing suggestions. Thanks, my friend.

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  11. I was hoping to buy your memoir on Kindle since it's on Amazon but it's not available. I love memoir. Maybe someday I can write one about being a forty something first time mum!

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  12. Thanks for all the info Becky. Sounds great about the display. Hope the weather held up and lots of people saw it.

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  13. You remembered all of that? Impressive! Hoping your computer problems are solved soon. I know how frustrating that can be. Isn't it wonderful that we have libraries?

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  14. Every time I see your profile picture,it makes me smile, Becky. Thanks for sharing all that information! Hope you have a great week!

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  15. I hope you get your computer fixed quickly, it must be so time consuming to have to get to the library and use theirs, plus you're limited for time on it.

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  16. If you still have trouble with the blog, e-mail me and I will try to walk you through it. There are several ways to get to Layout and editing.

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  17. Thanks for the info! Gotta make the time. :)

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  18. Wow, you actually remembered a LOT... I wouldn't got much past the greeting :)

    PS... If you haven't already heard from Charlie's Scribes, our very own Bosley will be in touch :)

    Cheers and aloha!

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  19. Hope your computer is working properly again soon.

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  20. Boy do I have some of those (Catholic) memorized lines from my childhood too!! Some of them come in quite handy though... Thanks for visiting today - I am now your newest follower! Great info here - your memoir sounds like a real read!

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  21. My goodness! Is there anything that can make you want to tear your hair out more than having your computer act up, dump you out on the sidewalk just as you are in the middle of something important...or NOT important, it doesn't matter! My poor old computer is still chugging along at seven years old...almost. Each time I turn it on I say a little prayer of hope that it works.
    Thank you for stopping by, I was so pleased to see you!
    I love books but have only printed out one ebook. Just one. I am hooked on books..but there is just something about holding a book in my hands and opening it for the first time..it's wonderful.

    And..I thought you remembered a LOT! You did good!
    Much better than I would have done. :):)

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