Saturday, October 25, 2008
do you know what day it is?
so we have to celebrates
our moms who just give us our feet to walk our freedom,
our hands to reach for the stars
our voice to spit out words
our strength to be who we are
cos moms know best
when it is come to their youngings
and maybe one day
i would be just like my mother
to my future child
who tell and show the world
i give and cannot afford
the motherly love
i would share
through years after
just like my mother
cos she loves me
and thinks what's best for me
yet i am a mama's girl
©2008 Kai C.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Who’s Invited to Submit:
Any writer who maintains a blog, even if you only post once in a while; you are eligible. If you consider yourself a writer, we’ll consider your short story or poem for inclusion in our next publication.
The story MUST be suitable for placement in the SUSPENSE or THRILLER genre of literature (including: Romantic Thriller, Urban Suspense, Science Fiction Thriller, etc).
Please provide a cover sheet with the story title, author’s name, address, contact number and blog url.
On a separate page following the cover sheet we would like a short author bio (250 words or less) to be included with the submission.
All short story entries must be: (a) in English; (b) no more than 5000 words in length (no exceptions); (c) typed; and (d) properly indented and double-spaced in a standard 12 pt. font (i.e., Arial or Times Roman).
The title, author and page number must be listed on each page.
Stories will be evaluated for clear thoughts, originality, and creativity. All decisions are at the discretion of the judges and are final. Acts of plagiarism, including the use of third party characters, other creations by another author or song lyrics, without written permission, will be disqualified. The submission must be a work that is not libelous and does not violate the copyrights or use the licensed material of any individual or entity. Submissions may not be offensive or defamatory, as determined by the judges. Failure to adhere to the guidelines will result in disqualifying your submission without refund. Copyrights remain with the author.
Poetry submissions cannot exceed 350 words (1 page)
Accepting Electronic Submissions ONLY:
All submissions must be received by 5pm EST Sunday January 18, 2009.
Any submissions received after this time will not be considered.
Please submit poetry and short stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
We require a reading fee of $25 for each short story submission. You can submit more than one story if you like, but if selected, there will only be one story per author included in the finished manuscript.
Poetry submissions require a $5 reading fee per poem. Submit as many as you like. Only the best will be chosen. An author can have a short story as well as a poem(s) in the finished book.
Fees are non-refundable and have no bearing on final participation.
Submissions received without the reading fee will not be considered.
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What You Can Expect:
Each creative piece will be given careful consideration. Your work will be judged based on how well it captivates the reader. We will be looking for well written, fair to fast paced engaging stories.
The stories that are selected for inclusion will be professionally edited. The author will have an opportunity to see the editing recommendations. Every effort will be made to ensure the final draft meets both vested parties interests.
The final product will be marketed across the country. Book signings will be scheduled in various cities across the country. Every attempt will be made to host signings in the residing city of the authors included in the anthology. Selected participants will be required to actively promote the book and attend at least one marketing event.
Books will be made available online.
Inclusion in the finished publication, one (1) free book for poets and five (5) free books for authors, and previously stated marketing exposure will be considered compensation for the selected authors.
The names of the selected participants will be made available in a future correspondence at this site. Participants will also be notified in advance electronically.
If you have any further questions or require clarity regarding any of the previously outlined requirements, please send your correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org
The owners of Bloggers’ Delight reserve the write to change participation requirements without prior notification. If that need arises, changes will be posted at this site and will be effective as of the original date of publication.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Will I get it right
You looking at me
Focused on me
Caressing my soul
I hate to admit
The taste of your kiss
For burying you
Because I feared you
Hurting me, leaving me
Am I at
You will come back
Into my life
Did I go too far
Been too evil
To come back to me
Have I closed
For you to enter
For my ignorance
For my offending you
For misunderstanding you
The days grow long
From self-inflicted pain
Are you still
©Shai Lynn K. Davis