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Forum: Writing Markets 11-13-2016, 03:04 AM
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Views: 2,420
Posted By LaFong
New Resource for Writers and Publishers

Calling All Writers (http://www.calling-all-writers.com/)is a searchable listing of Calls for Submissions, Contests, and Writing Job postings. There is no cost and no registration needed to add a...
Forum: Writing Markets 05-09-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,077
Posted By LaFong
Pond #9 Is Out...

Pond #9 is now available. Submissions are open.
Forum: Writing Markets 04-04-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,077
Posted By LaFong
And the winners are...

POND #8 is out and the Winners of the First Annual Poetry Contest have been announced. www.spankthecarp.com (http://www.spankthecarp.com)
Forum: Writing Markets 02-21-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,077
Posted By LaFong
Final Week of Poetry Contest

Just a note that the SPANK the CARP 1st Annual Poetry Contest deadline is March 1st. No Entry Fee.

Details here (http://www.spankthecarp.com/poetry-contest-details-2015.html).
Forum: Writing Markets 02-03-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,077
Posted By LaFong
Just a note that the Entry Fee has been...

Just a note that the Entry Fee has been eliminated!
Forum: Writing Markets 01-24-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,077
Posted By LaFong
Poetry contest

FROM THE EDITOR:

Announcing SPANK the CARPís first POETRY CONTEST - The Clerihew. The contest will be guest judged by accomplished author and artist CB Follett. Deadline is March 1st, 2015. For...
Forum: Writing Markets 11-30-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,077
Posted By LaFong
Pond 5 is out. StC is going strong and welcomes...

Pond 5 is out. StC is going strong and welcomes your submissions.

www.spankthecarp.com (http://www.spankthecarp.com/)
Forum: Writing Markets 10-23-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,077
Posted By LaFong
SPANK the CARP Pond 4

Pond 4 is out. StC is going strong and welcomes your submissions.

www.spankthecarp.com (http://www.spankthecarp.com)
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,014
Posted By LaFong
No takers huh. Well I have to say I'm really...

No takers huh. Well I have to say I'm really enjoying haiku, but only BECAUSE of the limitations. Sort of like how it's no fun playing a game when the rules can change to whatever you want.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-12-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,014
Posted By LaFong
Haiku

I'm trying my hand at Haiku. I know this:

1) It's a 3 line poem with syllables like this 5-7-5, about nature (and senryu is the same except about human nature).

Being a good little poet I...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 09-21-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,412
Posted By LaFong
Good advice. This rule did always strike me as...

Good advice. This rule did always strike me as sort of outdated or academic, similar to the rule about ending a sentence with "of". Where this came up for me was, I was fishing around for an online...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 09-20-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,412
Posted By LaFong
Split Infinitives

Evidently split infinitives are a bad thing. For example: I vow to never write again. to never write is a split infinitive. But how would you rewrite this to sound better?

I vow never to write...
Forum: Writing Markets 09-10-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,077
Posted By LaFong
Pond #3 is fully stocked! This issue includes our...

Pond #3 is fully stocked! This issue includes our first Concrete Poetry.

www.spankthecarp.com (http://www.spankthecarp.com)
Forum: Writing Markets 07-26-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,077
Posted By LaFong
Issue 2 is out - Renewing Call for Submissions

Just a note that Issue 2 is now released at SPANK the CARP.

StC is also open for new submissions. www.spankthecarp.com (http://www.spankthecarp.com)
Forum: Fiction 06-21-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By LaFong
Interesting idea, but unless you're targeting...

Interesting idea, but unless you're targeting programmers I think much of what you have will just be confusing. I'm a programmer so I get the references to "hello world", binary 1s and 0s, and C++...
Forum: Fiction 06-20-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By LaFong
Here are a few to get you going in the right...

Here are a few to get you going in the right direction. Also I agree with the other poster, too many ... .

Here's what I found:
Tornadoes ... the size of which: should be sizes of which..., ...
Forum: Fiction 06-19-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By LaFong
Very interesting sci-fi take on the garden of...

Very interesting sci-fi take on the garden of eden story. There are a lot of typos though and I think it should be one word: Overlord. I'd rework the parts about hardening manhood too. I see what...
Forum: The Library 06-12-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,686
Posted By LaFong
Pearl Buck - The Good Earth

I just started reading The Good Earth by Pearl Buck. I have to admit, I'd heard her name, as in one of those "legendary" old time authors that maybe wrote for Readers Digest but that no one actually...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 05-30-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,575
Posted By LaFong
Don't think of it as losing what you love. Look...

Don't think of it as losing what you love. Look at it as a chance to reinvent yourself. Look at the food, liquour, smoking like "been there done that, time for a new chapter". Sounds trite but it...
Forum: Writing Markets 05-24-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,077
Posted By LaFong
Call for Submissions at SPANK the CARP

Hello all, I'm helping the editor (who's also a friend and an all around nice guy) of a new lit website get the word out. Here's the official announcement:

Announcing SPANK the CARP, a new online...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-30-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,967
Posted By LaFong
Excellent point, and I think that's the idea...

Excellent point, and I think that's the idea behind showing. Very hard to do IMO.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-29-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,967
Posted By LaFong
Show don't Tell?

I'm sure we've all heard the advice: show me don't tell me. I get it. So I'm reading the short stories of Guy de Maupassant, who's considered to be the father of modern short stories. I read his...
Forum: The Library 04-28-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,719
Views: 290,414
Posted By LaFong
The Necklace and Other Tales, by Guy de...

The Necklace and Other Tales, by Guy de Maupassant. He's considered the father of the modern shorty story.
Forum: Writing Markets 04-13-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,003
Posted By LaFong
What do you mean by devaluing the written word?...

What do you mean by devaluing the written word? My day job requires me to search for answers to highly technical computer related questions. I can't tell you how many times I've found just what I'm...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-09-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Mfa
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Posted By LaFong
Mfa

I keep seeing this in people's bios: "...currently a fellow/attending/in MFA program at University of Xyz". I'm assuming MFA means Master of Fine Arts. But why are there so many people in them and...
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