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Apr

14

Stefani Allison gets over the hump to enter our contest

(I have a hunch you will like this prologue) Literati! We want our manuscripts to be perfect specimens, ten toes and fingers, all the parts in order. Quasi-modo, roughly translated, means partially formed. We cannot edit the children-to-be in-uterus (but we’re working on it) but we can edit our other little darlings, our novels, during gestation. […]

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Apr

13

The Prints of Thieves: Russ Shor tells us Once Upon a Time

(these weapons of crass destruction will do… in a pinch) Literati! I suggest that Russ Shor was nuts to pay his cable bill, having read his prologue and seen the story arc.  (And please notice that the title is Solly–not Sully–and the Rebels) Russ has been a lifelong journalist and a gem(ologist) of guy; he was […]

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Apr

10

Jack Horne, Ghost writer

(Interviewing for an intern position for our Moscow office is Stef–her resume is under consideration because she is well-red) Literati!  All the way past the East Ghost, and on the ordinary side the pond, resides Jack Horne. Same turf as Derek Thompson; so I guess that makes them a pair a normal Brits! Our current […]

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Apr

08

Derek Thompson, man of colour, enters Once Upon a Time

    Literati! Pleased I am that Derek, project developer and one of the floundering fathers of A Word with You Press has submitted a little something for our contest: Once Upon a Time. The plan of our contest is to give you an appropriate size crow-bar to pry that damned writer’s block off your […]

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Apr

08

“He was bad. He was trouble, and he was beautiful.” Robert Marazas enters our contest

(Chet Baker huddled over his horn before the music explodes. The quote in the title is from the video at the end of Robert’s contest submission. Read his entry, and view the clip) Ladies and Gentlemen of the Literati! A Word with You Press is proud to introduce a new writer into our contest, Robert […]

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Apr

04

Kristy Webster

Good evening from the towers that are A Word with You Impress. Kristy Webster was good enough–at my request–to send a photo of her certificate proving two things:  First, she won $500 in our last monied contest, and two: we really DO pay out the award money and I do not create fictitious names and […]

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Apr

04

Julie Mark Cohen cellebrates our new contest

(Killer books, huh?)     Literati! We all know Julie Mark Cohen as the creator of that loveable assssssymetrical alien Seyfert. But here she is writing outside the box and inside the cell: a prologue for our contest Once Upon a Time, which requires that you begin the novel that, once upon a time, you […]

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Apr

02

Mike Casper makes entering our contest Child’s play

The Sing-Song Child, to be precise! Literati! Mike Casper, one of our frequent fliers (Inside joke: Mike is a senior flight attendant with SouthWest Airlines! arrf!) has been on the tarmac too long.  Have not seen him on our site until now.  And with good reason.  Mike’s literary efforts have been concentrated on completing his […]

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Mar

31

UPton Sinclair meats A Word with you Press!

Literati!  Good morning from the towers that are A Word with you Press in Moscow, Idaho–the land of the double entundra! This is Heming-by-the-way country, and the first buds of spring are springfully budding!  We are actively soliciting contest entrees (that’s entries so delicious you could eat them) because we like giving away money, books, […]

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Mar

29

(Pictures don’t lie! North Koreans and L’il Kim applaud as Michael Stang enters the auditorium to read his entry into our contest Once Upon a Time. Dennis Rodman, traveling incognito, blends in disguised with shades and a baseball cap and piercings so popular in  host’s country) Literati!  Michael Stang has decided that the only way […]

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Mar

28

Gary Clark busted! He used to go gay*

The founder of Tom Green County, where this story takes place.   * (play incriminating video. I know enough of Gary Clark, however, to know that if her were gay, there would be no closet in Texas big enough to hold him, not even in Tom Green County.  Read further to find out why he […]

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Mar

27

Burning nine candles before Christmas put Ken Weenes in the menorahty

  Literati! Let me remind you all that, in addition to posting contest entrees, we will gladly post your non-fiction essays, poetry, tributes to the editor-in-chief, short stories, etc. Your stories will be archived under “Writer’s Showcase” for easy reference. We encourage you to participate, and invite your friends to comment on the site. We […]

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