Thursday, July 15, 2010

Seton Hill Writers Updates - July 2010

Here's the news from Seton Hill Writers for May, June, and July:

#1: Maria V. Snyder's novel Storm Glass is one of three finalists for a Prism Award in the Fantasy category. The first novel in the "Glass" series, Sea Glass, is the winner of the 2009 Annual Cover Contest in the Alternate Reality cover category. Also, her story "Mongrel" is part of the Running with the Pack anthology edited by Ekaterina Sedia and published through Prime Books. The anthology just received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly.

#2: Ellen Spain will be a Judge for the 2010 Young Voices Foundation Awards. She judged in 2009, as well. Also, Ellen is the new EPIC Secretary.

#3: W. D. Prescott joined Choate Road as a columnist (Prescott's Pulpit) and interviewer. Among his interviewees this fall are three Seton Hill WPF alums: Kate Martin, Calie Voorhis, and Laurie Alice Eakes.

#4: Timons Esaias read his award-winning poetry at the Hemingway's Summer Poetry Series this month in Oakland, Pittsburgh.

#5: Mike Arnzen and Diane Turnshek will be teaching at the ALPHA SF/F/H Workshop for Young Writers at the University of Pittsburgh's Greensburg Campus July 14 - 23.

#6: Natalie Duvall is in a competition to become the next columnist at Fine Living Lancaster. You can still vote through Friday, July 16, 2010.

#7: Christopher Paul Carey's story "A Kick in the Side" is part of the upcoming anthology The Worlds of Philip Jose Farmer Protean Dimensions. The story is set in the world of Farmer's Khokarsa series, the same one from The Song of Kwasin, the novel Carey co-wrote with Farmer.

#8: Seton Hill Writers who will be guests at Confluence 2010 in Pittsburgh include Gary A. Braunbeck, Lawrence C. Connolly, Timons Esaias, James Morrow, and Diane Turnshek.

#9: Patrick Picciarelli's short story "The Prince of Arthur Avenue" from the Bronx Noir anthology edited by S. J. Rozan was just made into a movie.

#10: Tim Waggoner has the Nekropolis blog for his new series about Matt Richter a zombie P.I. The first book is Nekropolis followed by Dead Streets.

#11: Damsels in Regress interview Kaye Dacus.

#12: Nicole Peeler joined Seton Hill University as a full-time faculty member this year.

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