7/16/2009 10:38:00 AM
Thank you to everyone who submitted manuscripts. We have already begun the reading process and with all the great material submitted it is going to be a tough choice!
We will be notifying the finalists on August 20, 2009.
Best of luck!
7/7/2009 4:28:00 PM
We are pleased to bring you a cool new feature: WritingRoom’s Professional Author Websites. With this new feature those who have a Professional Authors Page can now create their own personal website for their fans and readers. Members who create a website can add the tabs they want, customize the banner ad, sell their books and much more.
WritingRoom’s Professional Author Websites do not replace the Professional Author Page. The Professional Author Page gives you access to WritingRoom’s features and functionalities; the Website is an added stand-alone marketing service that authors can use to promote themseleves and their books.
This is a beta version of this new feature. We are asking all those who have a Professional Authors Page during our beta phase to please utilize this tool. Please help us make this feature as beneficial to our members as possible by sending any and all comments and suggestions you may have our way. We are working diligently to make this as feature rich as possible and your suggestions will help us do that.
If you are interested in beta testing a Free Professional Author Website send us an email at info@WritingRoom.com.
7/3/2009 5:07:00 PM
The June Poetry and Short Story contest is now closed. We will be announcing the winners later this month. Best of luck to all!
The July Poetry and Short Story contest is now open! The first place winner in each contest will receive a $50 check and a copy of the contest anthology. The runner-ups from each contest will also receive a copy of the anthology. The first place winners from each monthly contest will be put into a yearly contest for the chance to win $250.
Even if you don't win you still have the opportunity to become a published writer. Our favorite poems and short stories from each contest period will be published into the monthly contest anthology. Writers will also receive a certificate of publication.
7/1/2009 10:04:00 AM
Jenna Gerling has penned and illustrated an enlightening and beautiful new children’s book, PAPPY PLAYS. PAPPY PLAYS is the story of the very special relationship between a grandson and his grandfather, which is compromised when Pappy develops Alzheimer’s. Jenna has gently created a heart warming story in an age appropriate tone and matter that will help children understand what is happening to a grandparent that is suffering from Alzheimer’s.
Jenna wrote this book as a project for her Children’s literature class at Kent State, where she recently graduated with a bachelors’ degree in magazine journalism. During her time at school she worked at a Senior Living Center where she gained extensive knowledge on the subject of aging, Alzheimer’s and dementia. This book is a collaboration of her three passions: writing, drawing and care-giving.
When asked about her new book, Jenna tells WritingRoom: “Not only do I get to see my creation come to life and get to share it with others, but I get to help children and their families too! I couldn’t ask for more!”
Jenna is already working on her second book. WritingRoom.com is pleased to have been able to help another new author along their path to success.
PAPPY PLAYS is published by PublishingRoom.com and will be available in the PublishingRoom.com bookstore and online at Amazon and BN June 2009.