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The deadline to submit short stories and poems for Heartland Fountain’s second anthology volume has been extended due to circumstances beyond our control.  The new deadline date for submissions is August 8, 2015. For complete details about submissions, please refer to our April 8, 2014 announcement .

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Best of Books, Edmond, OK

Best of Books, Edmond, OK

Yesterday (14 June 2014), some of the authors whose works are included in Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland, as well as photographer Edward Gonzales (who provided the anthology’s beautiful front cover) gathered at Best of Books in Edmond, OK.  It was a beautiful day for meeting the public and signing several copies of the anthology.

This young man, a recent university graduate, was the first customer:

Photographer Edward Gonzales and LLC Chair, Donna Le, greet the first customer.

Photographer Edward Gonzales and LLC Chair, Donna Le, greet the first customer.

If you were unable to visit with us yesterday, we left a few copies of the anthology with Best of Books, Edmond, OK. If you would like to order online, you will find Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland in both soft-cover and e-book at Amazon.com.

Here are more photos from yesterday’s book signing:

Maria Veres signing book for customer

Maria Veres signing book for customer

 

Edward Gonzales and Donna Le signing books for customers

Edward Gonzales and Donna Le signing books for customers

Karen Graham signing book for customer

Karen Graham signing book for customer

S.L. Winchester signing books for customers

S.L. Winchester signing books for customers

 

Happy Reading!

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fountain penHeartland Fountain, LLC, calls for submissions for Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland, Volume II.

The following submission guidelines must be followed:

Unpublished short stories, maximum 3,500 words. (Note: maximum raised to 3,500 words on 25 July 2015.)

Poetry (rhymed or unrhymed), maximum 40 lines.

Standard manuscript format. Times New Roman, 12 point font.

Mail two copies of each entry, along with your entry fee (check or money order), to Heartland Fountain, PO Box 8165, Edmond OK 73083-8165.  Make checks/money orders payable to Heartland Fountain. Submission deadline is 8 August 2015.

You may enter as many times as you like, but each entry must be accompanied by an entry fee. The entry fee is ten dollars ($10) for stories and five dollars ($5) for poetry.  No self-addressed stamped envelope is required as manuscripts will not be returned to you. (Note: First North American Serial Rights. Rights revert to author 30 days after publication.)

Include a cover letter with all your contact information, including e-mail address and a 50-word bio. Writing genres which we will consider include fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, and poetry. No erotica, gratuitous sex, or violence will be considered.

By submitting your manuscript, you are allowing it to be edited and considered for publication. If your work is chosen, you understand and agree with the conditions for publication in the anthology, Oklahoma: the Fountain of the Heartland, Volume II.

Entries must be unpublished, unaccepted for publication by another source, and not optioned when submitted. Heartland Fountain LLC is not responsible for entries lost or delayed in the mail.

Check for updates at this website (http://oklahomaheartland.com).

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We’re on schedule with preparation of the anthology, Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland.

Editing and manuscript preparation required by the publisher has been taking place over the past few months. We expect to have that part of the process complete by the end of this month.

More, later!

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Update on Progress of Anthology …  by Donna Le

 

The submissions committee is currently reviewing manuscripts  We are pleased with the quality of work received.  Check this website for updates on when to expect publication of Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland.

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Officers of the Heartland Fountain LLC have been visiting with writers groups and the public throughout Oklahoma for several months, promoting and providing information about the anthology project, Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland.  Recently, authors Michael Hinkle and vehoae visited with the Stillwater Contemporary Writer’s Group at the Stillwater Public Library.

Stillwater Public Library

Participating in the Oklahoma Genealogical Society’s fifth annual fair held at the Oklahoma History Center, authors Donna Le and vehoae spoke with many who visited from areas around the state, as well as neighboring states.

Oklahoma History Center

The following weekend, Donna Le and vehoae traveled to the City of Mangum to meet with the Southwest Oklahoma Writers League at the Margaret Carder Library.

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M. Carolyn Steele

(by Donna Le, 3 October 2011 AD)  Writers interested in learning about preserving family history and winning writing contests are encouraged to attend M. Carolyn Steele’s presentation at the Heartland Fountain Project meeting.  The group will convene from 10:00 a.m. to noon October 22nd at the Clubhouse at Hunter’s Creek located at 1000 Villas Creek Drive in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Educated in journalism and commercial art, M. Carolyn Steele owned a graphic art studio for many years.  She didn’t start out to be a writer, but a promise to her dying mother to rewrite a novel and see it published set Carolyn on that path.  In the process of trying to keep her word, she has won numerous awards, including a smattering of first place and creme-de-la-creme honors.  She was most recently awarded First Place in both the Published Short Story category by the Tulsa City/County Library and the Family Writing Contest sponsored by the Oklahoma Genealogical Society.

Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Carolyn is published in thirteen anthologies, including three of the Heavenly Patchwork series and two of the My Hero series and is currently developing a collection of stories based on the Creek Removal to Oklahoma.

Her love of history, especially Civil War and Native American, compliments another passion — genealogy.  She teaches writing workshops to genealogy enthusiasts eager to craft family stories and is a frequent speaker on the subject to libraries, genealogy societies, writing clubs, church and civic organizations.

For several years she taught family writing at the Tulsa Genealogy Society.  Common writing problems encountered by her students inspired her book, Preserving Family Legends for future Generations, which won First Place in the 2010 Heartland Book Fest non-fiction book category.  Compact and easy to read, the book was written as an aid to both genealogists and aspiring writers and has been featured in a number of newspapers, among them The Daily Oklahoman and Tulsa World, and was recommended in the literature section of Tulsa People, February 2010 issue.

Information about the anthology project will be discussed at the meeting.  Writers of all skill levels are welcome to attend.  More information about M. Carolyn Steele can be found on her website at www.mcarolynsteele.com .

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DIRECTIONS:

Go north on Kelly Avenue from downtown Edmond.  Just before arriving at the intersection of Kelly Avenue and Coffee Creek Road, you will notice, on the west side of Kelly, an entrance into the residential community of Villas at Hunter’s Creek.  That street turning in is Villas Creek Drive.  As you go through the gates, you will see the Clubhouse directly ahead, next to the swimming pool.  (Note:  On the east side of Kelly Avenue, directly across from the entrance to Villas at Hunter’s Creek, you will notice the Coffee Creek Golf Club.)

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