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Quote and Submissions Request for CHOICES, An Anthology

“Sometimes in the waves of change we find our true direction.”   Unknown

This quote was on Facebook by my friend, Frances Caballo.  I’m posting it because I like it but also as a reminder to those of you who would like to submit to my next anthology with the theme Choices. Short stories and essays maximum word count is 2500. Poems about 20 lines or less. Due by August 1st this year.

On the menu of this blog there is a poetry contest page. I’m taking submissions for the contest until the end of the month, June.

I hope to publish the book by the end of 2014. I need time to put it all together unlike my recently published anthology, WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES which my amazing friend, Linda Todd, and I completed in about 3 months. That short time frame was too stressful. Please enter as soon as you can. The email to submit for the book is julainakatsbcglobaldotnet. I put the at and dot words to protect against spam. Substitute the symbols.

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Western Short Story Contest Decisions Delayed

Four entries to my Western short story contest have the two judges at opposite ends of  choosing a winner. I asked them to categorize the flash stories from one to four and they each had a totally different list. I’m looking for another judge to break the unusual results.

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Western Flash Story Contest Due Date Ended

Thanks to the three people who submitted a flash Western story for my anthology. We will be reviewing them soon and let you know who won.

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Poem Entries in A Class of Muses Anthology

All entries to my Poems about Children Contest have the option of being published in my anthology,  A CLASS OF MUSES. I will need written permission from each of you who decide to be in it. I will be sending the anthology to press the end of October and it will be available to purchase by January 2014.

Let me know as soon as you can.


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Winners of the Group Poem Contest

Jennifer King, poetry instructor and director of the Downtown Oakland Senior Center, gave us the final vote for the winner of the group poem title contest. The title is ………… “Cadence” by Violet Carr Moore!! I asked for a second and third place designation too. Vi also won the third place for “Time”. Vi is the past president of the California Writers Club, Tri-Valley Branch. She has won a writer’s basket with two books and a few other fun items. Visit Vi’s blog at:



Second place winner is Sheila Bali for “Point in Time”!  She will receive a book the next time she comes to class in Dublin, hopefully Monday. Sheila Bali is writing a historical memoir of her escape from Hungary as a child in 1956 during the Hungarian Revolution. Visit Sheila at her blog: sheilabali.com/wordpress.


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Contest Entries for Poem Title Review in Process

Entries to the poem title contest are being reviewed by a group of writers. Results should be in by the end of next week.

Go to my Contest page if you’d like to see which one you would choose.

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Contest Entries Sent to the Judges

The poem title entries have been anonymously sent to the judges and a winner will be announced by the Middle of July.

Thank you all for entering.

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Contest Ends Today

My contest for the group poem title ends today. Take a look on the contest page if you’d still like to enter.

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Contest Winners Chosen

I met with Stacey Gustafson this week to decide the three student writer contest winners in the California Tri-Valley Writers Club competition. We had 29 entries. It was easy to find the seven top stories but hard to put them in order for first, second, their place plus the four honorable mentions. We did it in about an hour. Good teamwork.


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