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Be A Novelist
Norma Jean Lutz Life-long author, writer, speaker, writing instructor. Where Novelists find support, education and encouragement

Writer Granny's Blog
A Blog Dedicated Solely to Writing, with Nancy Julien Kopp

One of online's best! A Quarterly Review of the Best New Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry

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This web site was first established in 1996 by Linda Marie Pharaoh Carlson. It is a showcase
for writers, both beginners and well seasoned alike, with which to publish their work.
We have grown through the years, as have our writers.Several have gone on to publish
their own books, and others have written for prestigious ezines, online publications, and book
anthologies such as the Chicken Soup For the Soul series of books. Her goal in establishing this site
was to help encourage writers of any age, and at any stage, in their craft.

Whether you are a beginner or have multiple writing triumphs under your belt, this is the place
for your work to be read and appreciated by a wide audience. And if you're here to read good things,
you will certainly find them in the stories and poetry that you'll find here. If you want to submit your work
for publishing consideration, click our GUIDELINES link to see what we're looking for. If you meet the criteria
we've set forth, click the 'Submissions' link in the side bar to the left of the page.
Thank you for stopping in to read today. We appreciate you.

Guidelines For Submissions

Please click the link to read this before submitting your material for publication, thank you.

We celebrate with our writer, Nancy Julien Kopp, notified just this month
that her story, "Message In The Night," won second place in the People's Choice Awards
at Knowonder magazine for children, and her story, "The Body Beautiful" will be
in the new Chicken Soup book on Faith. To be released October 16th.
This will be her 13th story in a Chicken Soup book.
Congratulations Nancy!

And to Kathe Campbell and Ellie Braun Hailey who just within the last couple of months
have also had Chicken Soup Stories published! Good work and congratulations from your many admirers!

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Misty ALighthouse
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Penny Parker
Moon & Back
Danny Hahblom
Leanin Tree
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Greg Olsen
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Norberts Midi Pages
Dolphins Dreams
Emmas Midi Pages
Bruce DeBoer
Christian Songs Instrumental

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Well, at long last we're back ! Hope you like the new look and that it will inspire you to contribute more of your wonderful writing! AND...be sure to check back, because in a matter of a couple of months from now, The WordSmith will be hosting it's very first - annual writing contest!- and you'll want to get the full scoop! So be sure you check back often! In the meantime, keep sending your poems and stories. Ya just never know, the whole contest COULD hinge on what's already being sent...??? [sneaky laugh here...] PLEASE get rid of all your old WordSmith bookmarks/favorites and replace them with the new urls to the place (or you will end up seeing the same old stuff as before!) If you've any trouble with page loads or viewing, just drop me a note at the Submissions link over in the left sidebar. And thanks for your patience and support of our writers through the years! Be seein ya!

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