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Monday, January 31, 2011

Womb Author at AWP Conference and BookFair

Tracks will be represented at the AWP Conference and Bookfair next week!

Atticus Books, the independent press publishing Tracks this summer will have a table representing Tracks and its other titles throughout the duration of the AWP conference.

Womb and Tracks author Eric D. Goodman will be there along with other Atticus authors for the AWP BookFair on Saturday, February 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; the event is free and open to the public.

The 2011 AWP Conference and BookFair is being held in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman Park & Omni Shoreham Hotels. The AWP BookFair will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel.

Since 1967, AWP has supported writers & writing programs around the world. The organization now support more than 34,000 writers at over 500 member colleges and universities
and 100 writers' conferences & centers.

Each year, AWP holds its Annual Conference & Bookfair in a different region of North America in order to celebrate the outstanding authors, teachers, writing programs, literary centers, and small press publishers of that region. The Annual Conference typically features 350 presentations: readings, lectures, panel discussions, and Forums plus hundreds of book signings, receptions, dances, and informal gatherings. The conference attracts more than 8,000 attendees and more than 500 publishers. It’s one of the biggest and liveliest literary gatherings in North America.

Learn more about the AWP Conference:


Learn about the BookFair here:


And learn more about Atticus Books here:


And be sure to visit us at the Atticus table (K34) in the AWP Exhibit Hall!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Nude Lit & Art Video

Got your attention? With the next Lit & Art at the Watermark coming up this Sunday, this seems an appropriate time to share with you a video from the last exciting event.

In November, acclaimed author Bathsheba Monk headlined at the Lit & Art Reading Series. Other featured readers included Charles Jensen, Katherine Cottle, and Womb author Eric D. Goodman; music was provided by Red Tractor Factory and Bahman Panahi.

Bathsheba presented her premier reading from Nude Walker, her second book published by FSG. Novelist Tim O'Brien (The Things They Carried) said, "Bathsheba Monk is a writer I'll be talking about when I talk about brilliant new writers."

Bathsheba turned her first reading from Nude Walker into a video that plugs both her book and, graciously, Tracks, a novel in stories. Watch Bathsheba read from her work, discuss the Lit & Art event, and even offer a few words about Tracks (aka Train) below.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Womb Author to Judge Maryland Short Works Contest

Maryland Writers' Association Short Works Contest

Deadline: February 6, 2011

The goal of this contest is to encourage and recognize outstanding writing in short fiction, short non-fiction and poetry. The contest is open to original, unpublished fiction and non-fiction of less than 3,000 words, or poetry of less than 50 lines, written in English.

Judges: Fiction- Lalita Naronha, Jen Michalski, Eric D. Goodman; Nonfiction: Tom Horton, Marita Golden, Lauren Davis; Poetry: Barbara Morrison, Cliff Lynn, Shirley Brewer, and Doug Mowbray

Fees: $10 for MWA members; $15 for non-members

Prizes: First in each category: $150 and free attendance at the MWA Annual Writers Conference in April 2011;
Second: $100;
Third: $75.

Each winner and one guest are invited to a Writing Awards celebration in conjunction with the April 2011 Maryland Writers Conference.

Complete submission guidelines can be found at http://marylandwriters.org/contest2011-shortworks.html.

Questions may be submitted to shortworks@marylandwriterscontest.com.

Good luck!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Atticus "Elated" to Ride Rails with WOMB Author

Atticus Books issued a press release officially announcing the publication of TRACKS, a novel in stories. The headline:

‘Tracks’ Set to Arrive in the Summer of 2011

Atticus Elated to Ride the Rails with Goodman and His Debut Novel

Atticus writes, “Eric D. Goodman has spent years on the road, reading stories and winning praise from scores of listeners. He now has found a place to lay his Tracks, his first novel in stories.”

The release quotes Dan Cafaro, founding publisher of Atticus Books: “On one hand, Eric’s created a straight-forward collection of first-person narratives that works superbly on its own, as a group of standalone pieces. On the other [hand], his stories become even more powerful by his seamlessly linking and intersecting these lives on a passenger train. Through this authentic technique, he paints a rich tapestry of vignettes: a cross-cultural, boundary-breaking snapshot of everyday, yet colorful people on an imagery-filled, life-changing journey.”
The press release goes into more detail and includes links to published works and radio readings.

Even if you just stop by to take a look at the mug shot, visit the Atticus Books website for the press release.


Monday, January 10, 2011

WOMB Author in Writers Weekly

Writers Weekly is the highest-circulation freelance writing ezine in the world. And WOMB author Eric D. Goodman's recent story, “Resolutions Worth Writing About,” is their first feature story of the new year.

The article focuses on writing-related new years resolutions and how to increase your chances of accomplishing them.

Read the story in the most recent issue of Writers Weekly, at the link below.