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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Announcements and Items of Interest for July...

Greetings Readers,

Today's post will be brief so that I can adequately prepare for the massive heat wave slated to hit my area in the next few days, not to mention navigating a hectic summer schedule here.

Feel free to add your own announcements, good news or writerly requests in the comments section.
As always, thanks for reading.


I am proud to announce my participation in an upcoming anthology due to be released in September 2020. IMPACT is a collection of short stories and poems from various authors who have in some form or another become activists, opting to make a positive difference in the world in their own small way. 
The book is co-edited and compiled by the great granddaughter of Ida B. Wells.

Read more here:


Chicago Writers Association is now accepting submissions for its 10th Annual Book of the Year Awards through August, 2020.

Details available at their website:


POARTMO seeks creative expressions for an upcoming digital anthology promoting positivity.
Submit your entries by August 23, 2020.


Do you have tips on how to sell more self-published books?  Cultivate a bigger client base and bottom line?
Writers Weekly wants to hear from you. They pay $60.00 upon acceptance.
Visit their site for more information:


Please be advised that Pen & Prosper will be on a summer hiatus until (or around) September 18, 2020.
I look forward to joining you again for more informative posts, author interviews, and fun tips & tools to enhance your writing career and quality of life!

In the meantime and in between time...stay safe and keep writing!

"Parting is such sweet sorrow..."


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  1. Congratulations on being included in the anthology! That's exciting news. :) Thanks so much for the info and links. Enjoy your break! May it be restful and blessed.

  2. Thanks so kindly, Karen. I'm pretty pumped.
    By the way...readers should also know that I will be periodically checking in; so feel free to leave comments and/or questions on the blog during the break. :-)