Contests and Freebies

Mike Lynch and Brandon Barr entered the first chapter of a new novel into a "first chapter contest" at the Dead Robot Society, and they won! You can read the first chapter up at the contest site.

Mike Lynch also has a short story nominated in the Preditors & Editors Poll for 2008. The story, Beyond Horizon's Edge, is posted here. Have a read, and vote if you like it!

The Preditors & Editors Poll also lists a number of entries by other Christian writers, including Lost Genre Guild members. You can also vote for any unlisted title by typing it into the appropriate category. Let's support our favourites... Here's what Cynthia said:
I nominated Steve Rice's League of Superheroes for the Preditors & editors poll (science fiction).

If you've read and liked the book, please consider voting for LoS.

I've also nominated Karina Fabian's Leaps of Faith in anthologies

AND, the Lost Genre Guild's bulletin board (yeah, I know it's new but is growing by leaps and bounds, mostly thanks to Terri Main!), for Writers Forums


Karina Fabian has released the January 2009 edition of the Dragon Eye, P.I. newsletter "Dragon Eye View". You need to be registered and logged in to access it. Contents include: How Karina came up with the concept--Vern rants against preconceived notions--A little about the Faerie world--Events and special offers.


Blogs and Breaking News

We at the LGG are very grateful for the highly successful CSFF blog tour of our Guild last week. For the stats on that, check out Cynthia's post. Shout outs to D.G.D. Davidson for igniting one of the longest blog comment threads ever seen in our realms! Great fun was had by all, as they say.

This week, the Christian Fiction Review Blog is touring Seabird by Sherry Thompson. Check out their page for links to participating bloggers and reviews.

Jeremy Robinson continues to post action-packed video blogs
, be sure you haven't missed any.

And Terri Main posted her views on the recently inaugurated Lost Genre Guild discussion forum. Her post is a great introduction to this arena for Guild activity. Why not join in?

Breaking News: Forever Richard by Sue Dent hits stores on January 5th. Forever Richard, Sue Dent's much anticipated vampire & werewolf sequel to Never Ceese, is horror, and like Bram Stoker's 1897 Dracula, is written from a subtle Christian wordview. thewriterscafepress.com Autographed copies are available!


Stuff to read - Sci-fi ezines galore!

Wayfarer's Journal has a new edition out and includes the following stories: Code Seven by Karina and Robert Fabian, The Death Experiment by Vincent Scarsella, Blueprints by A. G. Elrod; plus new poetry by Cindy Emmet Smith and Jack Willard. Also look out for Brandon Barr's essay The Masters: Walter Miller.

Then, just in case you missed it, there's Issue 49 of Raygun Revival with the usual wide range of stories from many authors.

And Frank Creed takes you behind the scenes for a personal introduction to Adam and Andrea Graham, publishers of the Laser & Sword ezine.

I reckon these folks deserve a rousing round of applause for all their hard work putting together these amazing collections of terrific stories for the reading public. Yay for ezines!

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