Saturday, March 18, 2017

FREE Agent Guide!

While still available, download now The WRITER Guide T0 FINDING AN AGENT
Agent Guide courtesy from the famous San Francisco Writing Conference: "You’re back from SFWC. You’ve polished your drafts and completed your manuscript. The next step? Finding a literary agent to represent your hard work in the industry. But seeking out the best literary agents in the biz can seem like searching for a tiny needle in a giant Google haystack. "
The Writer Guide to Agents
The generous gift of a free agent guide includes "submission details and contact information for 88 agencies looking for queries." They also "rounded up what genres and subjects each agency is looking for as well as tips from published authors on finding the right literary agent for you."
"So go ahead, scribes: Start your querying journey today.
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Saturday, March 04, 2017

Appel is an impressive author, several of his books are available for review

Jacob M. Appel

Jacob M. Appel

Goodreads Author

in The United States


Member Since
August 2013

Is offering "A limited number of complimentary electronic copies of several of my books are available for review. Please email me directly if you are interested"

"Jacob M. Appel's first novel, The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up, won the Dundee International Book Award in 2012. His short story collection, Scouting for the Reaper, won the 2012 Hudson Prize. He has published short fiction in more than two hundred literary journals including Agni, Conjunctions, Gettysburg Review, Southwest Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and West Branch. His work has been short listed for the O. Henry Award (2001), Best American Short Stories (2007, 2008), Best American Essays (2011, 2012), and received "special mention" for the Pushcart Prize in 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2013.

Jacob holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Brown University, an M.A. and an M.Phil. from Columbia University, an M.S. in bioethics from the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany Medical College, an M.D. from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, an M.F.A. in creative writing from New York University, an M.F.A. in playwriting from Queens College, an M.P.H. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He currently practices psychiatry in New York City."

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Ode To A Violinist

My heart crashed
As I stood on the sidelines 
You played 
To an adoring crowd

Inside me fear 
Tore away 
As it has done before

I had seen her 
Lock into my lover's eyes 
Take him into promises 
Of her paradise
Then she looked at me
As women do 
To announce 
Pending victory

Lost in that turmoil 
I gazed at you 
Handsome violinist

Young prince of music 
Your violin courting 
Throbbing hearts
Minds filled with desire

My eyes fluttered 
You held them 
I felt avenged
In found promises
Yours into mine

I stayed fixed 
From song to song 
You stroked from chords 
Into my need

I surfaced
Whole and lovely
Into a center of strength
Your visual embrace
Into impending doom
Of lost love 
And unforgettable pain

You came 
In that moment in time 
When I needed lifting 
From sinking into regret 
Into memories of loss

Where you sent by God 
That very second 
Your song a wave 
To lift me from the gulf 
I was falling into

It matters not
The moment passed 
As he came back 
From where he denied
Ever going 
To love me again

By Marta C Weeks
4/20/ 2015
Wrote during a cruise
Published on Hello Poetry

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