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tania-hershman's picture
Dec.07.2009
Ok, here is the hard-nosed self-promotional author side of me coming out! If you have a gap in your Christmas/Chanukah/Divali/Yule present list and you're looking to buy something for someone who loves books, how about a Salt Bundle? My book is part of the "Contemporary Student" bundle,...
tania-hershman's picture
Dec.02.2009
Nice news to wake up to: Cinnamon Press has accepted my flash story, Straight Up, for their microfiction anthology. This same story was the European winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's short story comp last year (you can listen to it here), and was just commended in Aesthetica...
tania-hershman's picture
Nov.19.2009
I've been having a wonderful two weeks, , rushing around to lit events like a kid in a sweet shop (or me in a sweet shop!), all of it reinforcing that this country is the right place for me right now. I won't make this a very long post (famous last words). So, where have I been? Two weeks ago I...
tania-hershman's picture
Oct.14.2009
Yes, it may seem as though the title to this blog implies that if you give up your day job, many freebies will come your way, but that's deliberately designed to mislead, just so you'll come and read this post. Sorry! So: just a quick roundup: I was asked by fellow writer and blogger Michelle...
thaisa-frank's picture
Sep.30.2009
Starting on Sunday afternoons in October, I am giving a 5-session workshop in assembling a collection of short fiction. It's limited to 6 people, and I have 3 spaces open for people living in the Bay Area.  The short story is coming back into vogue, and assembling collections (I've published three...
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Sep.29.2009
New issue of SmokeLong Quarterly went live last night: Issue Twenty-Six (September 28, 2009): The Teaching Assistant and the Math Professor by Shaindel Beers «» Ask for This by Myfanwy Collins «» Arrows by Lydia Copeland «» Pregnant With Peanut Butter by Michael Czyzniejewski «» How to Disappear...
tania-hershman's picture
Sep.29.2009
Four days at a short story festival, what a wonderful idea! From Thursday night until Sunday night, at gorgeous Charleston, home of Virginia Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell, writers reading from their stories and talking about stories. And in a large barn, with atmospheric lowing from the cows next...
tania-hershman's picture
Aug.25.2009
Today is the day. Wow. Both cats in their cat carriers after hair-raising 2am crash as Cat No 2 pushed his way through the defenses blocking the cat flap from BOTH sides and vanished. By 8am he was back, thank goodness. Now he is singing to us of his displeasure as we do the last bits of tidying up...
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Aug.19.2009
I’m very pleased to be able to tell you that Disasters and Miracles, the new Bible Stories anthology, is now available for purchase atAmazon UK. One of the stories in it is my own The Voyage, based on St Paul’s journey to Rome and his shipwreck in Malta and is told from the point of view of the...
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Aug.15.2009
Am thrilled to say that Connections, my erotic flash fiction piece, has been accepted for publication by Babel Fruit Journal, so that's hugely pleasing - many thanks, Richard! I've also read the latest edition of Equinox Poetry Journal, where I particularly enjoyed Ann Drysdale's The Shadow of the...