WA Rooms Giveaway


We’ve reached over 1600 followers on our Instagram account…and we feel like celebrating! In order to show our appreciation to our loyal followers, we’re giving away an ARC of the novel, Rooms by Lauren Oliver. All you have to do is follow us on any one of social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) and leave a comment below.

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photo (3)Contests:

1. Tethered by Letters Spring Literary Contests

Tethered by Letters is accepting submissions for the second annual Spring Literary Competition. The three submission categories include: Short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words; flash fiction with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words; poetry no longer than three pages. The judges are looking for engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh perspectives and styles.

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wocLOGO_OrangeDid you know that there’s a free online writing conference happening today and tomorrow? Check out WriteOnCon. The good news is that content from past conferences are archived! Here’s a little background about the conference from their website:

“WriteOnCon is a totally free, interactive online Writer’s Conference held annually during the summer. The first Conference, held August 10-12, 2010, had over 11,000 attendees. Click HERE to read the story in Publisher’s Weekly.

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WA Write-In 8-28-14

We are hosting are first write-in! Stop by the center, meet other writers and get some writing done!
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Founder, Racquel Henry was interviewed on Thursday, August 14, 2014 by the hosts of Functionally Literate Radio about Writer’s Atelier and Black Fox Literary Magazine. If you didn’t catch the interview live, you can listen to it here. Also, be sure to tune in to Functionally Literate Radio every Thursday at 9 AM or subscribe to receive episodes in your inbox.

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I had a chance to attend Indie Book Fest this past weekend at Buena Vista Palace. The event is organized by author, Peggy Martinez.

Highlights from the conference:

1. Learning the definition of a hybrid author.

A hybrid author is an author who chooses more than one route for publishing. Often times it’s an author who has published both in a self published sense and a traditional sense.

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Thank you to everyone who supported the event by attending or buying books (even those who couldn’t attend). Thanks to Bookmark It Orlando for supplying/selling books AND supporting. And thanks to Lauren Francis-Sharma for delivering a wonderful reading, book and sharing a little about her writing life with us. If you didn’t have a chance to make the event and would like a copy of ‘Til the Well Runs Dry, please visit www.bookmarkitorlando.com or email kim@bookmarkitorlando.com.

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The Summer Issue (#10) is here!


BFLM Cover Issue #10


Features work by: Mathieu Cailler, Cara MacNeil, Miranda Stone, Grant Riedel, Ethan Noone, Stephanie Niu, A.J. Huffman, Chelsea Reeser, Sandra Kolankiewicz, David Klugman, Amy Friedman, R.K. Gold, Chelsea Eckert, William Ogden Haynes, Joanell Serra, Melissa Grunow, Aleyna Rentz, Paulette Perhach, Brad Garber, Joshua Hall, Alicja Madloch, Holly Day and Michaelsun Knapp. Cover artist: Marjani Viola Hawkins. Read it here.

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Purchase your copy from Bookmark It! www.bookmarkitorlando.com
Join us on August 3, 2014 at 4 PM to welcome Lauren Francis-Sharma, author of ‘Til the Well Runs Dry. Lauren will read from her new novel, book signing to follow.


“Lauren Francis-Sharma’s ‘Til the Well Runs Dry opens in a seaside village in the north of Trinidad where young Marcia Garcia,

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