Literary Open Mic Tonight!

Don’t miss this chance to hear works by talented local writers tonight – Jan 26. 7:00-9:30. Poetry, short stories and novel excerpts to entertain and move you. You’re welcome to bring a couple short pieces to read too. Food, Desserts, Espresso, Beer, Wine. Click on the image for more details about the event. Or check out Black Dog Arts Cafe’.

Black Dog Lit Open Mic

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Visit our Zany Authors at ODD MALL

It’s HERE! ODD MALL Everett is this Saturday and Sunday, June 4th-5th. FreeValley has a booth, so come down and see us and check out our unique indie-published books!

Odd Mall June 2016

Call to Writers – Submit Your Stories Here!

Me? I’m guilty too. I don’t always look at the back pages on blogs. So I’m posting our content from ‘Contact Us’ asking for your stories here on the FVP Home Page.  I look forward to hearing from you soon! …Yes, YOU! Don’t be shy….

We would love to hear from you, and will always consider your story submissions to feature as posts on our home page with links to your sites. They can be excerpts from longer works, short or flash fiction, or poetry–preferably with a sense of story. Our site rating is PG. Pieces with no more than 500 words are preferred, though up to 1000 words are acceptable. You can also include an image to go with your writing if you own it or have permission for its use. Please indicate image credit.  Submit to: FreeValleyPublishing@gmail.com

We also offer support to writers who are working toward publishing or who are marketing newly published works. We have a pool of authors with a font of experience to share. Please let us know what you’re working on and how we can help.

We hope you’ll comment on what you read here and/or comment to tell us what you’re up to in your reading or writing. We welcome you to become part of the FreeValley community.

Drop us a line at FreeValleyPublishing@gmail.com

Thanks for stopping in!

Sheri J. Kennedy, Editor, FreeValley Publishing

 

A Blockbuster Event!

FreeValley Publishing authors participated in the Snoqualmie Block Party this weekend. We had a great day meeting our community on The Ridge!

You can see more photos on the Event page HERE.

T. Tommia Wright, Thomas Alexander, Kennedy J. Quinn (Sheri J. Kennedy), Jearl Rugh, Stephen J. Matlock

T. Tommia Wright, Thomas Alexander, Kennedy J. Quinn (Sheri J. Kennedy), Jearl Rugh, Stephen J. Matlock

Kathleen Gabriel, Victoria Bastedo

Kathleen Gabriel, Victoria Bastedo

 

Great Contest Opportunity for Self-Published Authors

A Fellow-writer shared this newsletter with us:

Half Price Books Is New Sponsor for Shelf Unbound Writing CompetitionI’m pleased to announce that Half Price Books has come on as the sponsor of the 2013 Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book. As such, Half Price Books has generously offered to stock and promote this year’s winning entry in their 115 retail stores in 16 states.

Half Price Books started as an indie bookstore in 1972 and is now the nation’s largest new and used family owned bookstore chain; their commitment to literacy, readers and writers makes them the perfect partner for our competition.

“Half Price Books is proud to be a part of this competition and to help support and bring recognition to the independent and self-published writer community,” said Sharon Anderson Wright, president and CEO of Half Price Books (www.hpb.com).

We invite all independent and self-published authors to enter the competition, and we’ve extended the deadline to October 1. Details are below and on our website,www.shelfmediagroup.com. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Margaret Brown
Publisher
Shelf Unbound
www.shelfmediagroup.com
214.704.4182
Margaret@shelfmediagroup.com

Participating in the Shelf Unbound Writing Competition was one of the best decisions of my writing career. Not only did I receive valuable, personalized coaching from Publisher Margaret Brown, winning the contest led to a popular feature article by Amazon and CreateSpace, interest from one of New York’s top literary agents, and a wide audience of indie book lovers. The entry fee to last year’s contest was the best money I’ve ever spent!

— Jennifer Bresnick, author of The Last Death of Tev Chrisini

CALL FOR ENTRIES

SHELF UNBOUND WRITING COMPETITION
FOR BEST INDEPENDENTLY PUBLISHED BOOK

Shelf Unbound book review magazine announces the Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book. Any independently published book in any genre is eligible for entry. Entry fee is $30 per book. The winning entry will be selected by the editors of Shelf Unbound magazine.

“Independently Published” books include self-published books (such as those published through CreateSpace, Lulu.com, iUniverse, etc.) and/or books published through small presses releasing less than five titles per year. Books entered in last year’s competition are eligible for re-submission in this year’s competition. There is no limit to the number of books an individual can enter; each book is a separate entry.

The official rules for the competition can be found at here.

To submit an entry, email a PDF or Word Doc of your entire book, including the cover, toMargaret@shelfmediagroup.com, subject line Contest Entry (or mail a physical copy of your book to: Shelf Media Group, PO Box 852321, Richardson, Texas 75085-2321), and send a check for $30 made out to Shelf Media Group to Margaret Brown, Shelf Media Group, PO Box 852321, Richardson, Texas 75085-2321, or pay via PayPal (click on this link and select “Competition Entry Fee”:http://www.shelfmediagroup.com/pages/contact-us.html). All entries received (and entry fee paid) will be considered.

The top five books, as determined by the editors of Shelf Unbound, will receive editorial coverage in the December/January 2014 issue of Shelf Unbound. The author of the book named as the Best Independently Published book will receive editorial coverage as well as a year’s worth of full-page ads in Shelf Unbound (rate card value $6,000). The book will also be stocked and promoted in all 115 Half Price Books retail stores in 16 states.

The deadline for entry is midnight on October 1, 2013. The winners will be notified by November 2, 2013. Additional information and rules can be found on our contest rules page at www.shelfmediagroup.com.

For further information, please feel free to contact Margaret Brown, Publisher, via email:Margaret@shelfmediagroup.com.

Shelf Unbound book review magazine, a 2013 Maggie Award finalist for Best Digital-Only Publication, reaches more than 125,000 avid readers in the U.S. and in 59 other countries around the globe. Subscriptions to Shelf Unbound are free atwww.shelfmediagroup.com.

Shelf Media Group
3322 Greenview Drive