Wandering around Wednesday

I’m going random today!

The Summer Blog Blast tour continues! Today. TheHappyNappybookseller hosts Cynthia Levinson (We got a job) Amy Reed (Crazy) is at Stacked and Rosemary Clement Moore is at Finding Wonderland.

Why don’t people use question marks anymore? Does it have to do with that weird vocal inflection many have adopted that turn every statement into a question? (Sorry, I still use them.)

Tu Books imprint recently announced the first annual New Visions Award. The award will be given for a middle grade or young adult science fiction, fantasy, or mystery novel by a writer of color. See the full submission guidelines.

When did we flip the script from alphabetizing by last name to doing so by first names?

The Tamarind is a quarterly publication, publishing four online issues a year, in the form of a professionally designed zine on Issuu. An interactive, comprehensive edition will be posted online with web extras, including additional submissions, interviews, and advice columns. The first zine will be focused on IDENTITY and the call is out for submissions that tackle this issue head-on by unraveling the many layers that one’s South Asian based identity can have. Deadline: 25 June.

Judy Blume interviews Tayari Jones on 19 June webcast at 7:00pm. Both are Algonquin Authors.

I hope you haven’t been missing Malinda Lo’s Gay Pride Month postings!

Coming in October from Tu Books: Diverse Energies featuring stories by Paolo Bacigalupi, Ursula K. Le Guin, Malinda Lo and Tobias S. Buckell

“In this collection of original and rediscovered stories of tragedy and hope, the diverse stars are students, street kids, “good girls,” kidnappers, and child laborers pitted against their environments, their governments, and sometimes one another as they seek answers in their dystopian worlds”
I’ve only met a few of my blogger friends in person, but would really love to meet more of them from all around the world, wouldn’t you? Take the opportunity to express your interest in an international book blogger get together that Liyana and Tarie are currently proposing.

The DSC Prize invites entries from publishers for the 2013 award which is open to authors across the globe writing on or about South Asia – its people, culture and diaspora. The Call for Entries will remain open till June 15, 2012, for works of literary fiction based on South Asia, published between 1st Jan 2011 and 30th April 2012 in English, including translations into English. The winner will be announced in January 2013 at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival

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