Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pencils! Manuscript Formatting Guidelines

At the August 5 meeting, we all thought it might be a good idea to follow a uniform manuscript format -- it not only allows everyone to properly gauge reading time, but also puts us all in the frame of mind for submitting. Our guidelines are as follows:

1" margins
12-pt. Times New Roman font
Page numbers (name of piece and your name on subsequent pages is optional, but encouraged)

Lon sells "Symphony..."

Tales Out of Miskatonic University bought Lon's piece, "Symphony for the Aligning Stars". Congratulations, Lon!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

John's short story accepted to anthology!

I'm delighted to report that my short story, "The Outlaws Of Hill County"
has been accepted into Graveside Tales' upcoming anthology,
to be released in time for
Halloween this year.

The year is 1969. Harvest Hill, Tennessee finds itself in the midst of preparations for the annual Halloween Festival, taking place at Harvest High. Only problem is the Long Fellow has announced its return by taking Jenny Lou Harrison from them.
Its up to a young hippie, his friend, and the local biker gang, The Outlaws Of Hill County, to showdown against the Long Fellow Halloween night.

Just remember what all the kids
sing each year around this time:

"When the night gets long

And the day goes quick,

You better hide inside,

Or you might get sick,

Out come the Long Fellow,

Playing his tricks,

Sucking your soul,

Through your fingertips…"

Warm tidings

Pencils! 5th Anniversary Soiree in Wonderland photos are up!

Hello, folks,

...be sure to visit our page of photos from THE PENCILS! 5TH ANNIVERSARY SOIREE IN WONDERLAND at Al & Maryanne's on July 26. For those of you who missed it, we were all in costume and it was one hot day for a Mad Tea Party in the rabbit hole!

You can view the pictures here:


If the above link isn't working, just head to www.pencilswritingworkshop.com and visit The Pencils! Scrapbook page for a link. Happy perusing!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Keith's first chapter takes first place

Our newest member, Keith, has just been notified that the first chapter of his novel, Bank Street, won the First Chapter Competition at Writer's Billboard. Here's the link where you can read it:

Congratulations, Keith!!