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2008 Awards:
Announcing the winning stories for both the TenTen and the Storycove awards. Click both links to read the award-winning stories.
Editor Nan A. Talese
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on Park Avenue, literary agent Eric Simonoff walks by bookshelves lined with his award-winning clients books. Notably, Edward P. Jones is among them.


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Peter Dekom discussed the digital revolution and Book-to-Film projects.

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Check back to register for these informative and entertaining writing events. For more information on Wordsmitten's Writing Workshop Series for 2009, e-mail us at info at wordsmitten.com and let us know if you prefer our fiction, non-fiction, or short story workshops.

Order WordSmitten's Writing Workbook featured in our Write and Publish Workshops:WordSmitten's Query Letter Workbook. This is the same workbook provided in our workshops, a guide with three easy steps to writing a professional one-page query letter that agents will read.


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tune in to AM Talk Radio while you are in the Tampa Bay area to hear conversations with publishing executives. While you sip your literary latte, listen to authors, poets, journalists, literary agents, editors, and book executives talk about the people, the books, and the business of publishing. Recent guests include Mr. New York, author and journalist Gay Talese (Honor Thy Father) and Editor-in-Chief Sara Nelson (Publishers Weekly).


:: Fiction Competitions :: Literary Fiction Contest ::
Sponsored by WordSmitten Media, Inc., our two annual fiction competitions are great writing exercises, fun events for short story writers, and often a launching platform for debut authors. WordSmitten discovers great writing and great writers. To sign up, click (below) on either the TenTen Fiction Competition (annual deadline is July 1) or the Storycove Flash Fiction Competition (annual deadline is May 1).

The 2008 Storycove Flash Fiction winner is:
 Mukta Singh-Zocchi for her story titled, "A Fire of Desire"

The 2008 TenTen Short Story winner is:

 Lindsay Coppens, Worcester, MA, for her story titled, "Passing Days"

Finalists for this creative writing event for 2008 are:
 Grace Marcus and Alan Sirois, Doylestown, PA, for their co-authored story titled, "No Show"
 Jerome Powell, San Diego, CA, for his story titled, "This Beauty"
 George Sheanshang, New York, NY, for his story titled, "New Gloom"
 Gila Tal-Green, Beit Shemesh, Israel, for her story titled, "The Costume Room" .

A recent award-winning short story, written by Maria Headley, received our TenTen Fiction Award, then was incorporated into her best-selling book, The Year of Yes, that broadcasting anchor Katie Couric selected (while she was on NBC's Today show) as her favorite book of the year. WordSmitten is always delighted to discover great writers.



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