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2013 Everyday Mormon Writer Events

It’s a new year, and that means a new set of contests (and a class) through Everyday Mormon Writer. We’ll be holding a second Mormon Lit Blitz, a master class devoted to issues in Mormon writing, and a contest for … Continue reading

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Discussion: Your take on the Four Centuries contest stories

James Goldberg’s Four Centuries of Mormon Stories contest was a fantastic opportunity to get a look at twelve excellent visions on Mormon short-short stories told from a wide variety of viewpoints and structures. Each story was posted online, and open … Continue reading

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Tips for Bringing your Setting to Life

 David Farland often teaches writing workshops, and has trained a number of people who went on to become international bestselling authors—people like Brandon Sanderson in fantasy, Brandon Mull in middle-grade fiction, and Stephenie Meyer in young adult fiction.  He’s also … Continue reading

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Four Centuries Contest Discussion: “Little Karl”

The first finalist in Everyday Mormon Writer‘s “Four Centuries of Mormon Stories” contest is Melissa Leilani Larson’s “Little Karl,”which is based on real events in Larson’s family history. Because the stories are relatively short and publicly accessible, this contest gives … Continue reading

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Four Centuries Contest Deadline Reminder

Reminder: the deadline for the “Four Centuries of Mormon Stories” contest is tonight at midnight. Email entries under 2,000 words (under 1,000 preferred) to everydaymormonwriter@gmail.com. A final, brief Q&A on the contest:

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ABNA Contest “Wins” Contract for LDS Author

The best thing to happen to recent University of Memphis MFA graduate Courtney Miller Santo was her failure to win the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. Santo, whose first published short story appeared in the Spring/Summer 2011 edition of Irreantum, learned … Continue reading

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Irreantum: Contests and Thank Yous

First I’ve got to shout hallelujah–we’re on WordPress!  Big thanks to Jacob and Johnna and Jonathan and anyone else involved in making the move to this new blog platform happen.  I love it already, and I’ve only typed a few … Continue reading

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Three Big Irreantum Announcements

Irreantum has three big annoucements to make, which means this will be a lengthy (but information-packed!) post.  We want to tell you all about: 1.  Our Fall/Winter 2010 issue, which is going to press in a few days and will … Continue reading

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Agency and Storytelling

I just finished reading well over 100 entries to Irreantum’s fiction and creative nonfiction contests, narrowing them down to a set of semifinalists over which our contest committee can wrangle.  Reading all those stories and essays can be a bit … Continue reading

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Two Announcements and a Pronouncement

First, two announcements: 1.  The first annual Segullah Writing Reatreat is coming up on Saturday, June 26 in Salt Lake City.  It’s going to be fantastic.  Although Segullah’s audience is primarily female, the Writing Retreat is open to both women … Continue reading

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