New winners are getting their first taste of media
But after sending out the release I had a radio station in Georgia respond wanting to interview Kim Zimring and a newspaper in California wanting to interview Amelia Mammoliti. So, we're off to a pretty good start with our winners for volume 23.
Also had the following sent in to me from Jeff Carlson, also being published in volume 23:
My exciting news for this week is that I received my contract for my second novel with Ace/Berkley, and signed and returned it to my agent, Donald Maass.
Do you have any word on when the XXIII workshop will be scheduled?
All best, Jeff
PLAGUE YEAR, from Ace Books in August 2007 and PLAGUE WAR, from Ace in Summer 2008
JEFF: To answer your question about the awards ceremony. This isn't locked in yet. But as soon as it is, I'll let everyone know when and where it will occur.
I just caught this in the Orange County Register earlier today. Stephen Woodworth, winner for his story "Scary Monsters" in WOTF vol 7 just published his 4th novel since winning the contest. You can see his most recent novel at http://www.randomhouse.com/bantamdell/violet_eyes/ Here's his book:
Well, gotta go. I have Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson on the Simpsons) about to do a national radio show to promote Writers of the Future as well as audio books that we publish. She has been helping to record some of the audios. Should be a great interview. You can see more about Nancy at her website www.nancycartwright.com.