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Gacked from Neil [Tuesday
October 10 2006
@ 6:23 am

Hey, guys. What's up this semester? I'm officially a faculty sponsor this semester, so I thought I'd do my duty and pass on scholarly info. This isn't exactly creative writing, but some of you might find this interesting:

Special panel at the 2007 College English Association Conference
March 29-31, 2007
New Orleans, LA
...This panel seeks 10-15 minute papers that explore unexamined questions about Gaiman’s novels. Although this panel will be open to any subject regarding Gaiman’s novels, special areas of interest include:

# Theory of the fantastic
# Use of traditional formats in a postmodern world (e.g., American Gods as road novel, Stardust as pre-Tolkien fairy tale)
# Deities and faerie creatures as metaphors
# The interaction between reader and text/the real and the unreal
# Gaiman’s portrayal of America (broadly defined)/Gaiman’s portrayal of England
# Literary theories applied to Gaiman’s novels (e.g., psychological, feminist, reader-response, etc.)

Abstracts should be 200-500 words, and should be submitted by November 1 at the following website: http://english.ttu.edu/CEA/conftool/index.php

For more information, please visit the following website: http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/conference2006.htm

June 6 2006
@ 1:10 pm
whats happenin homies? i hope everyones school term ended well and all that jazz, but now its time to get back to business. so, i think i heard an offer for saturdays as a new meeting day. what time? anytime after three will be cool for me. i work till then. or if someone has a different day they'd like to do it on... speak up!

What it is? [Tuesday
May 30 2006
@ 10:30 pm

Yeah, what's going on with our meeting. Summer term is about to start, so we need to get this rolling. Word.

Hello??? [Saturday
May 27 2006
@ 4:01 pm

Anyone out there? Are we doing a meeting anytime soon?

Please let mummy know. Miss you all!

No rest for the wicked [Tuesday
April 25 2006
@ 12:18 am
Okay chirens, let's face it. We're all either exhausted, have too much work in front of us, or both. David and Tracie are supposed to turn in for Friday, she's got a hell of a lot of work, and he's doing comps for Christ's sake. Frankly, even if they could turn anything in, none of us would have the time to read it. So, I don't think I'm being presumptious here when I assume that we won't be meeting until the semester is over. So crank the schoolwork out, and we'll get together say, the first weekend of the summer.

I for one, vote we move the first meeting of the summer to a bar.


April 12 2006
@ 9:06 am

You buggers happy now? Tee has fixed the layout. Can you see now? Will you stop pestering me now?

Thank you!

Cafepress.com Book Binding [Thursday
March 23 2006
@ 1:00 am

All right guys, here is what I was talking about. This link should take you to the page that has all the basic information about the book binding services at CafePress. Each book would have a flat $7 binding fee, and would then cost an additional $0.03 per page. So, a 200 page book would cost us, I mean, the School, $13. So, take a look at let me know what you think.


Meeting postponed [Monday
March 27 2006
@ 1:56 pm

Just so you lot know...we've postponed the meeting (scheduled for 3/31)to 4/7. Brian and I both will be in New Orleans for the Tenn Williams Fest so we won't be around for the meeting.

But be prepared for the 7th!! (This means you, Thornhill ;P)

See you all soon.

Guys, here's your chance!! [Saturday
March 25 2006
@ 2:44 pm

How to write for Rolling Stone
NEW YORK (AP) -- Think you have the write stuff?

MTV and Rolling Stone are teaming for a reality series that will focus on amateur journalists as they compete for a one-year staff position at the legendary magazine, an MTV spokeswoman announced Wednesday.

"The series will capture the drama and excitement of the fast-paced world of Rolling Stone," said Lois Curren, executive vice president of MTV programming, in a statement Wednesday. "Rolling Stone has long been an incubator for top journalists, which makes this an amazing opportunity for aspiring writers."

The untitled MTV series, scheduled to premiere later this year, will be taped from June to August in New York City. It will shadow candidates as they interview musicians, actors and politicians, and work with editors.

Wannabe contestants should visit www.rollingstone.com or www.mtv.com. The deadline for applications, including writing samples and a short video, is April 7.

Writer beware [Sunday
March 19 2006
@ 9:16 pm

Writer Beware's 20 Worst Agents

Writer Beware has received the greatest number of
advisories/complaints the past several years about these 20
agencies/agents. None of these agents has a significant track record
of sales to commercial (advance-paying) publishers, and most have
virtually no documented and verified sales at all (many sales claimed
by these agents turn out to be vanity publishers). All charge clients
before a sale is made, whether directly, by charging fees such as
reading or administrative fees, or indirectly, for "editing services."

Writer Beware suggests (and Miss Snark agrees whole heartedly) writers
searching for agents avoid questionable agents, and instead query
agents who have actual track records of sales to commercial publishing

*The Abacus Group Literary Agency
*Allred and Allred Literary Agents (refers clients to "book doctor"
Victor West of Pacific Literary Services)

*Capital Literary Agency (formerly *American Literary Agents of
Washington, Inc.)
*Barbara Bauer Literary Agency
*Benedict Associates (also d/b/a B.A. Literary Agency)

*Sherwood Broome, Inc.
*Desert Rose Literary Agency
*Arthur Fleming Associates

*Finesse Literary Agency (Karen Carr)
*Brock Gannon Literary Agency
*Harris Literary Agency

*The Literary Agency Group, which includes the following:
-Children's Literary Agency
-Christian Literary Agency
-New York Literary Agency
-Poets Literary Agency
-The Screenplay Agency
-Stylus Literary Agency (formerly ST Literary Agency)
-Writers Literary Publishing Services Company (the editing arm of the
above-mentioned agencies)

*Martin-McLean Literary Associates
*Mocknick Productions Literary Agency, Inc.
*B.K. Nelson, Inc.

*The Robins Agency (Cris Robins)
*Michelle Rooney Literary Agency (also d/b/a Creative Literary Agency
and Simply Nonfiction)

*Southeast Literary Agency
*Mark Sullivan Associates
*West Coast Literary Associates (also d/b/a California Literary Services)

Lee Shore Literary Agency gets the No. 21 Honorary Runner Up mention here.

First entry [Sunday
March 19 2006
@ 8:27 pm

This is me posting to our new journal. Nothing much going on since I KNOW Darrin and Brian T haven't written their shit for the next meeting. Ya know why? That'd be b/c like ALL of us they are slackers. (I think that maybe a group admission requirement).

SO...just posting to remind everyone to WRITE, slackers! "A writer writes" and all that shit.


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