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Calls for Authors

But first, the Spring Conference is a little more than a month away, and we already have a good many registrations.  Please be sure to visit our website to learn more about this year’s faculty, workshops, and features, and register.

A couple of folks have come to me recently asking for some help from writers.

The Mayland Writers’ Group in Spruce Pine is sponsoring a raffle to raise money for the Mitchell County Animal Shelter.  As a raffle prize, they’d like to offer signed copies of books by North Carolina and Appalachian authors.  If you are such an author, or if you would like to donate a book by such an author, or if you would like to donate anything else that might help a worthy cause, please e-mail Susan Bell or Chrissy McVay.

Also, the North Carolina Arts Council wants to know if the Network has any authors who’d be willing to do voice work for books on tape?  If so, please e-mail me and I’ll pass your name along.

Finally, those of you who have books published, or plan to have books published, or hope to have books published, should be aware of the lawsuit filed by the Authors Guild against Google.  More importantly, you should be aware of the issues involved in the suit: what Google did to prompt it, what the Authors Guild claims in it, and what the likely counterarguments will be.

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