South Jersey Writers’ Group – 2014 anthology open call and kickstarter campaign!

I’ve good news: The South Jersey Writers group is looking to publish its second anthology in 2014!  Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey was a tremendous local success that we’d like to up the ante in 2014. We would like to have an open call for submissions for the new anthology and pay the writers who are accepted.

Tall Tales and Short Stories - 2012 anthologu

Tall Tales and Short Stories – 2012 anthology

Would you like to be a part of this? You certainly can! To help fund it, we are looking for kickstarter donations with nice incentives for donating and helping us out. For readers, depending on your level of donation, you will be in our acknowledgments, receive a copy of the new anthology, be eligible for a cool tote bag, or even have a character named after you. For writers, you can be eligible for those incentives plus, for more generous donations, be eligible for various promotional and editing packages and preferred treatment in our selection process. And this isn’t everything! Check out the campaign page for details.
If we reach our goal of $1,500 by June 23, we are a go. If we don’t make our goal, we do not get any funding. Check out the video, see what we’re trying to do, and see what incentives we are offering here:
ABOUT SJWG
The South Jersey Writers’ Group was founded in 2007 to assist with and promote the development of new and experienced voices in the South Jersey area and beyond. We meet monthly to discuss writing and offer many services including critique groups, blogfests, write-ins, and retreats.
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A Long Overdue post – the Zombie Run

I’ve been a little remiss here on Literary Debauchery. Life and health issues got in the way for a while and I’ve neglected my poor baby blog. Anyway, I have a few words and some pictures from the Philadelphia Zombie Run.

This was my first 5k and I’ll cut to the chase. I was totally not expecting the mayhem that is a race. To be honest, I was not in the best running shape and felt a little intimidated by all the super fit runners there. On the plus side, there were many people there just there to have fun – people dressed as Rick from The Walking Dead, a Where’s Waldo, a few “medical students,” some dressed as zombie bait, even some apocalyptic corporate types!  From what I heard over 4,000 people had showed to run. There was also a huge line of people ready to get zombiefied, including my dear friend Marie, our own Steampunk Granny and all around zombie lover. In fact, here’s Marie’s post about the run at Biff Bam Pop – check it out.

The Starting Gate

The Starting Gate

After a phased start, I was doing well until my shins felt like they were splitting apart. I alternately ran and walked, avoiding the zombies trying to steal one of my organs (balloons) on my belt.

Milling around waiting for the start

Milling around waiting for the start

 

Beware signs!

Beware signs!

Well, honestly, I lost all three balloons within the first mile. Man, those kids are fast! and vicious! I did see Marie toward the end of the race – runner and zombie hugged much to the amusement of the surrounding zombies. I crossed the finish line running thanks to The Get Out Girl, Amy Hollinger. And then it was time to party with the local radio station.

Doing the Time Warp

Doing the Time Warp