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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 editor.
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 www.artmedia.com.au/links1.htm
=================================================== 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 email@example.com
=================================================== 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
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
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
"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
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