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Artmedia - e-publishing news - August, 2002

eBook Report
Digital Arts and Culture 2003 - Melbourne, Australia

'Through Other Eyes', anthology of short stories by Bob Rich
Readings from 'Believers in Love' - "Prose that sings like poetry"

ZTudio What if ? Competition for Best Unproduced Screenplay
New England Writers' Centre - Spring Writers' Festival, NSW
trAce Online Writing Centre of Nottingham Trent University, UK

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Welcome to the July edition of the e-publishing newsletter from
Artmedia in Sydney, now reaching over 7,000 writers, publishers,
bookshops, libraries and media-smiths in Australia, New Zealand,
America, Canada and worldwide.

The readership of this newsletter is a mix of wordsmiths and other
media-smiths, so this month I widen the scope of our eBook Report
profile the Digital Arts and Culture International Conference to be
held in Melbourne next year. Including their call for proposals for
papers and panels which must be in by Sept 15.

In the features, we publish a new excerpt from 'Believers in Love'
and have more American reviews, which have been so good, that
I will now be touring literary festivals in the USA and Canada next
year, and negotiations are underway here in Australia to develop
the film rights to the book.

We also feature 'Through Other Eyes', an intriguing, entertaining
anthology of short stories by award-winning author Dr Bob Rich,
and have information on Bob's services as a respected freelance

In the networking we have information on a competition for Best
Unproduced Screenplay, and the New England Writers' Centre
has some information on their Spring Writers' Festival, and in the
UK, trAce Online Writing Centre of Nottingham Trent University
has information on their work.

We aim to provide an avenue of communication for the growing
electronic publishing community worldwide, so please send us
information for inclusion in this newsletter. Thank you for reading
Artmedia e-Publishing News. Please forward this to somebody
else who may be interested.


Alan Clay runs Artmedia Publishing. Alan's third novel, 'Believers in
Love', is now available on order through bookshops and on-line stores.
Order the paperback, or download the eBook, US$6.95, from online
stores like www.amazon.com or from bookshops throughout America,
Canada, England, Australia, and New Zealand.

eBook Report - Digital Arts and Culture::2003::Streaming Wor(l)ds

DAC is an international conference focusing on new media theory and
practice in critical contexts. It has nurtured a significant international
community of young and innovative researchers, artists and scholars
in the interdisciplinary field of new media, and has become the
benchmark conference for research and collaborative endeavor in
new media.

The 2003 iteration of the Digital Arts and Culture (DAC) international
conference series is to be held on the city campus of RMIT University,
Melbourne, Australia from May 19 to 23, 2003.

MelbourneDAC:Streaming Wor(l)ds intends to continue this
collaborative role through the papers, panels, and forums, and an
innovative series of collaborative workshops and events that will be
undertaken by all conference participants. The mission of Melbourne
DAC is to not only exchange ideas and promote new developments in
digital arts and culture but to ensure that all participants develop
relevant and sustainable professional communities.

MelbourneDAC:streaming wor(l)ds will bring together an international
cohort of artists, practitioners, developers, theorists and teachers to
define and explore major themes and ideas confronting contemporary
new media practice. The 2003 event will explore the theory and practice
of computer gaming, ergodic narrative, distributed and/or immersive
performance environments, and streaming media with a particular focus
on the real, imagined and wished for worlds that these things create.

Artists, scholars, developers and practitioners working in these and
cognate fields are invited to submit 500 word proposals for papers
and panels by September 15, 2002. All proposals for papers and
panels must be submitted via the submission page which will shortly be
available from the conference web site. All contributions will be
reviewed by the conference academic board and short listed
nominations will be contacted by November 1, 2002.

A moderated announcement list for all interested in receiving additional
information and updates is also available. Find a link to the Digital Arts
and Culture Conference site under Festivals and Conferences at

Feature - Dr Bob Rich, Through Other Eyes

'Through Other Eyes' is an intriguing, entertaining anthology of short
stories by award-winning author Dr Bob Rich. These short stories will
take you on a journey of 26 realities, as the author, a psychologist, gets
you to look at the world through eyes like those of Marge, whose
daughter is now in jail, Tony who'd love to use his condom, Marjoram,
fighting a desperate battle against Vikings, and Peter, trapped in a wage
slave's hell but afraid to leave it.

Now Available in Paperback within Australia or as an electronic book
anywhere in the world: http://bobswriting.com/othereyes.html

Bob is also a respected freelance editor ( Ask Alan Clay, whose book
he has worked on ). His rates may be cheap, but the quality of his work
is not. The service is described at http://bobswriting.com/editing.html
e-Mail Dr Bob Rich bobrich@web.solutions.net.au

Feature - Believers in Love - "Prose that sings like poetry"

American reviews of 'Believers in Love' have been so good, that Alan
Clay will be touring literary festivals in the USA and Canada next year,
and negotiations are underway here in Australia to develop the film
rights to the book.

"When picking up his daughter at school, Sax proposes a game
where they won't do anything they would normally do, and with
this game plan, father and daughter start out on an adventure that
leads them to New Zealand, as well as to their hearts. Using short
chapters told from the character's varying voices, Clay brings the
reader along in the magic of the adventure. Seeing things from each
viewpoint propels the reader into the enjoyable magic of both the
outer and inner journey." www.inscriptionsmagazine.com

Repeated Lessons

Sax and Sarah were standing beside a pool of water at a
pedestrian crossing and a car cut the corner a little too closely,
spraying them lightly with water. They burst into laughter from
the shock.
"Did you see that?" Sax exclaimed. "That car just sprayed us
with water!"
Sarah was moving away as her father spoke. Out of the corner
of her eye, she saw a bus approaching.
Sax brushed the water off his clothes. "I can't believe that," he
said, unable to let go of his surprise.
The next moment the bus cut even closer than the car, and a
big splash of water drenched him, while Sarah managed to jump
out of the way.
He looked at her, the water dripping off him, and she grinned.
"Do you believe it now?" she asked.

"Novelist Alan Clay breaks the mould of traditional romance to
make it an art of creation, in Believers in Love. The light tone of
the narrative belies the profound observations of life, art and love.
Believers in Love is a powerfully creative work, with prose that
sings like poetry. Beautifully told and evocatively rendered, this
novel comes very highly recommended." www.wordweaving.com

Order the paperback, or download the eBook, US$6.95, from online
stores like www.amazon.com or from bookshops throughout America,
Canada, England, Australia, and New Zealand.


"Ztudio and if are now conducting the third annual National search
for Best Unproduced Screenplay. The competition aims to discover
a writer and script with enormous potential. We are looking for
screenwriters who have been enthusiastic and proactive in getting their
screenplay developed, but have not yet been successful in getting this
work from script to screen. The winner will be flown to a country of
their choice to meet with agents and/or producers to pitch their script
and also receive a formal script assessment from a leading Australian
scriptwriter. Applicants are required to submit their feature film script
and resume and fill out the entry form on the if Awards website. First
drafts will not be accepted. Entries close Wednesday 25th September,
2002. The winner will be announced at the if Awards on Wednesday
6th November, 2002." For entry forms, log onto the if Awards website
and find this link under Awards at www.artmedia.com.au/links1.htm

"New England Writers' Centre - Spring Writers' Festival, NSW.
We bring acclaimed authors in all genres to the region and we
showcase the works of local writers. Along with our festival events,
we run monthly courses for beginning and advanced writers in a cream
brick cottage on the old Newling campus, in Kentucky St, Armidale,
New South Wales, Australia. For example we have an 'Intensive
Short-Story Weekend Workshop with Rosie Scott, on Sat/Sun,
October 26/27. The short story is one of the most difficult literary forms,
and Rosie Scott is one of the most acclaimed writers of this (and other
genres) in Australia. The weekend workshop will cover all aspects of
writing short fiction bring an example of your work for reading and
discussion." Lesley Sly, Director. email newc@northnet.com.au,

"I am writing this letter in the capacity of Assistant Web Editor at
trAce Online Writing Centre of Nottingham Trent University. We
have noted that there is a link to the trAce Online Writing School
on the 'links' page of the Artmedia site, for which we would like to
thank you. We would also like to inform you that trAce is a large
and well established Online Writing Community as well as an Online
Writing School. We believe that writers will find the trAce Online
Writing Centre a very useful link indeed, with many resources for
writers, as well as an active community which trAce hosts on its
WebBoard, an extensive list of trAce member web pages, etc."
Sincerely yours, Claire Dinsmore, trAce Online Writing Centre.
Find this link under Resources at www.artmedia.com.au/links1.htm

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love7.JPG (22882 bytes)  In Alan Clay's new novel, Believers in Love, a father and daughter team of sand-sculptors embark on a crazy adventure which takes them from Sydney's Bondi Beach, to a magic mountain in New Zealand, in which they   explore the transient nature of art and life, and discover that dreams are real.

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Last updated 23rd February 2004