Opportunities for children’s book writers, screenwriters, mystery and romance short stories and more.

Michelle L. Johnson:

I love Cindi Myers Market News because she posts helpful calls for submissions which I can then share to my clients and also I can stay in the loop regarding her books.

Effective sharing of news in the industry with a light dose of self promotion that feels a lot more like an update than an in-your-face sales tactic. Perfect mix.

Originally posted on Cindi Myers Market News's Blog:

The flesh of prose gets its shape and strength from the bones of grammar.”  Constance Hale


MeeGenius, the number one ap for children’s books, is looking for original manuscripts for young readers ages 2-8. The MeeGenius ap for iPad, Android and other mobile devices delivers illustrated stories to children to read alone or with their parents. The editors at MeeGenius are looking for stories 15 to 20 pages in length, with 20 to 70 words per page. The stories may or may not be illustrated, but the finished book will be illustrated. Stories that include rhyming poems or stories are very popular with MeeGenius readers. They offer a “standard publishing contract” and promise to respond to your submissions within two to four weeks. To learn more about the company, their formatting and submission requirements and more, go here.


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Social Media Posts

I just wanted to quickly let everyone know that I am taking a social media class and will be posting seemingly random articles possibly with hashtags that don’t make any sense to you.
It is part of the Creative Writing Certificate program that I am taking through the University of Calgary. Probably my posts will still revolve around writing and publishing, though, since, as you know, I simply can’t help myself.


Michelle L. Johnson:

I’ve been wanting to post on the situation in Australia, but then I found this post by Hayden Trenholm. I think he’s said it well enough for both of us.

Originally posted on 10 Minutes of Words:

On Facebook the other day, someone suggested it was time to get serious about terrorism. I’m not sure what exactly they want us to do. More air strikes in Iraq? Greater powers for the police to randomly (it sometimes seems) harass and spy on and arrest people who might, maybe, be somehow connected to terror? Or not.

Or we could do what Australia did. Respond to the act of a lone-wolf whatever (this guy seems to be a combination of radicalized religious fanatic, madman and regular thug) with appropriate use of police power and carry on as a civilized society.

Once the hostage taking began, the police arrived in force and began to — negotiate. For a long time they prevented any deaths. Maybe they were making progress, maybe they were trying to exhaust him. It is still uncertain why that broke down but it may have happened when…

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Interview with Michelle L Johnson

Michelle L. Johnson:

A conversation with the lovely Nicky Peacock…

Originally posted on Nicky Peacock - Author:

5764543Last time we spoke you’d just released Divinity, can you can give us an update as to what has happened to you since?
Since we last spoke, I’ve had the launch party for Divinity. It was held at The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, VA where I’d attended many workshops and made many critique partners. It was a great party! Other than that, mostly work…
Will there be any more books in this series?
Yes, I am currently working on the sequel, and beyond that there is one more book. So a trilogy all in all, but there will be an opening for a second trilogy, too.
Tough question…is there anything, looking back, that you would have changed in the book?
I think I didn’t tie up the stalker thread as much as I would have liked, and if I had it to do over again I would have firmed…

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Michelle L. Johnson’s novel DIVINITY now available.

Michelle L. Johnson:

A little background on the writing process for DIVINITY and some of the folks who helped make it happen…

Originally posted on At the End of the Dock:

Johnson cites support from Norfolk’s The Muse Writing Center for helping her succeed. Launch celebration and author book signing Friday, October 3, 7-9 p.m. at The Muse Writers Center, Norfolk, NA. Public Welcome.

For most people, the idea of writing and publishing a book is a bit overwhelming. They picture a lonely person, holed up in dark corner, searching for words to tell their stories that somehow magically arrive in the right order at the right time.

Author Michelle L. Johnson, whose novel Divinity was released by Spencer Hill Press on September 23, had a very different experience thanks to her classmates at The Muse Writing Center in Norfolk, VA.

Divinity_ebooklg“The best writers, and all the advice books on writing novels, suggest that writers find other people, ideally other writers, to give them honest, constructive feedback on their work,” Johnson says. “I was fortunate to find a group of…

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