This month's Absolute Blank article is for the young writers in our midst: "'For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her'" by TC Editor Stephanie Lenz (Baker).
Judge Bellman is pleased to announce the winners of the Spring 2013 Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest:
Gold: "Derry's Down, Deary" by Alison Reeger Cook
Silver: "Rare Books" by Ellen Wright
Bronze: "Marginalia" by Jen Julian
"A Source of Innocent Merriment" by Elisabeth Setzler
"Mr. Oldman and His Magical Fork" by Trevor Brunsink
Can't get enough of contests? Our summer contest, A Midsummer Tale, is currently open for entries. Details here.
We are working on an article about writers and their writing spaces and we need your input.
Where do you write? Do you have a dedicated home office with a desk and a chair? Is your "office" tucked in a corner of another room--or a closet? Do you write at your dining room table, on the sofa, or in bed? Do you prefer to write in public spaces--coffeeshop? library? outdoors?
Do you have a window with an inspiring view? Have you filled a blank wall with an inspiration board or photos? Is your space minimalist or filled with talismans? What do you love about your writing space? What would you change if you could?
Send a photo of your writing space along with a paragraph or two describing it and its influence on your writing to beaver[at]toasted-cheese.com with the subject line "AB - My Writing Space."
If there is enough interest, this may become a series.
This month's Absolute Blank article is "So, You Wanna Start a Writing Group?" by TC Forum Host Erica Ruedas (pinupgeek).
The 2013 A Midsummer Tale Writing Contest is open. This year's theme is: Retreat / Encounter.
Contest details are here. Deadline for entries: June 21.
Questions? There's a thread for that.
This month's Absolute Blank article is "Combining Your Passions: Interview with DeAnna Cameron" by TC Forum Host Erica Ruedas (pinupgeek).
Toasted Cheese is looking to expand our staff. We are seeking people who are reliable, self-directed, and passionate about our mission. Please don't apply unless you can commit to the position for a minimum of six months.
Please note: these are unpaid positions. All TC staff are volunteers.
If you are a student and community service is a graduation or application requirement, we would be happy to provide your school with documentation of your service.
Apply with subject line "Reviews Editor" to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you are interested in this position. Please include a sample review.
ETA 4/1: This position has been filled. harpspeed is our new Reviews Editor. Please welcome her!
Critique Forums Manager
Apply with subject line "Critique Forums Manager" to email@example.com explaining why you are interested in this position. Please mention any prior forum hosting experience.
The March 2013 issue of Toasted Cheese features poetry by Alison Eastley, Gail Hosking, Karolina Manko, Jiawen P. & David Polochanin; fiction by Ron Arnold, Robert Herzog, Tony Press & Alex Shishin; and creative non-fiction by Matthew Zanoni Müller.
TC 13:1 also includes the 2012 Dead of Winter Writing Contest winning stories by Greg Osadec, Steven Till & Stephen Lawson.
At Candle-Ends, Theryn Fleming reviews The Rules of Gentility by Janet Mullany.
This issue's Snark Zone is by Theryn "Beaver" Fleming.
This spring our authors are from Australia (Tasmania), Canada (Ontario), Japan, Singapore, and the United States (Alabama, California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, New York & Pennsylvania).
The cover image is by Renée Suen from Toronto, with additional photos by photographers from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US, all who have generously made their work available for use under Creative Commons licenses. Please click through and check out their photostreams.
Congratulations to all. Happy reading!
This month's Absolute Blank article is "So You Want to Write an Article..." by TC Editor Theryn Fleming (Beaver).
The winning stories are:
1st place: "The Perfect Gift" by Greg Osadec
2nd place: "I N V E R S I O N" by Steven Till
3rd place: "The Dangers of Living Vicariously" by Stephen Lawson
These three stories will be published in the March 2013 issue of Toasted Cheese.
Our next contest is “Three Cheers & A Tiger: Spring,” which is a 48-hour mystery contest that will take place March 22-24 this year.
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