Monthly Archives: January 2017

Essay at Literature

At long last, my essay, featuring illustrations by Christina Sun, is out at Electric Literature. Take a break from politics and have a read. https://electricliterature.com/crime-of-the-ancient-mariner-by-brian-lance-with-illustrations-by-christina-sun-da2f89e52c6b#.x4nvywa9l Advertisements

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Enter the Black Orchid Novella Award Contest!

As you may know, I’m the chair of the Black Orchid Novella Award. There’s no entry fee, and the winner receives $1,000 and publication in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. The deadline is May 31, 2017. We’re looking for a traditional mystery that … Continue reading

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Mastering Suspense, Structure & Plot nominated for an Agatha Award

I’m thrilled to announce that Mastering Suspense, Structure & Plot, from Writer’s Digest Books, has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction. The Agatha Awards are sponsored by Malice Domestic, an annual conference held in Bethesda, MD each April, … Continue reading

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OMG!s are Active

Both syllabi are up. Please review and direct any questions or problems to the instructor.

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Job Listing

I received this job announcement and post it here in case of interest: Dynamic Part-time Instructors Needed Are you passionate about teaching and insanely gifted at motivating young people? Catalyst Prep, an innovative, outside-the-box test prep company, is looking for … Continue reading

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From Don Stitt

It was truly a pleasure to work with you all on Saturday morning. Thank you for implementing my suggestions. I think the resulting presentation was very professional, and it made for a lovely afternoon’s entertainment. I had hoped to say … Continue reading

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Schedule Changes for Saturday, 1/7

Folks, due to the expected weather today and the distance of travel for the two scheduled readers, we are cancelling tonight’s reading. I know many of you would like to get home, too, so we are also going to cancel … Continue reading

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