Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Contribute to the Continuing Short Story and Help The Women Veterans Project

MANA has a new Continuing Short Story that's ready for posts on its blog. Last year's short story was a huge success. There were over 260 comments As a result,  MANA donated funds to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association. 

So, we want to do it again. This year, MANA has designated funds for The Women Veterans Project sponsored by Swords to Plowshares, a community-based, not-for-profit veteran service organization.  Through The Women Veterans Project, Swords to Plowshares works to improve its programs, including housing, benefits and health and social services, to meet the needs of women veterans most of whom have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

This is how the Continuing Short Story on our blog works: 

1. The first person to post should use the photo as a prompt. You can write five sentences or more. 

2. The next writer should add to the story of the first post. After that, every writer should add to the story of the previous writer.

For every 20 posts of five sentences or more, MANA will donate $10 to The Women Veterans Project.

So, get started today and help support women's veterans. Be the first one to post your comment below.

Monday, February 24, 2014

A MANA Call for Young Writers

MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) is calling for young writers, ages 10-17, to submit work of different genres to be considered for publication in an upcoming edition of THE MANA SUNSET, our newsletter specifically for people who are interested in writing. 

Some works of young writers will also be considered for REFLECTIONS DURING 2014, MANA's publication of the best poems and short stories of the year. The cover of the book will be designed to illustrate the winners' works. 

Submit your work of no more than 500 words in a Microsoft Word file. Send your work to MANA via email at info@marketingnewauthors.com.

Deadline for submission is October 14, 2014. So, pass this information along to the young writers that you know. 

Questions? Call us at 734- 975-0028 or email us at info@marketingnewauthors.com.

Congratulations to Elesia Powell, MANA's 2014 Poetry Contest Winner

Elesia K. Powell, 2014 MANA Poetry Contest Winner
MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA) is proud to announce Elesia K. Powell as its 2014 poetry contest winner. For winning the Passion For Poetry Poet Contest, MANA will publish and provide digital marketing for a year at no cost to Ms. Powell. 

Ms. Powell is an adjunct instructor at Mott Community College (Flint, MI) who teaches freshman composition. She graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a Master's degree in Composition/Rhetoric. Ms. Powell is also the winner of the prestigious Hopwood award from the University of Michigan. The Hopwood Program administers the Avery Hopwood and Julie Hopwood Awards in writing. The program awards each year for creative non-fiction, fiction and poetry. 

Ms. Powell currently has a self-published CD of poetry and prose. Her travels throughout the United States, Europe, and the West Indies are reflected throughout her writings. 

Ms. Powell's work, Sweet Ache, will debut in May. Here is an excerpt of her work:

Has Been

The called him a has-been.
Has been loved,
Has been successful,
Has been admired,
Sought after and desired.
But has-been was never one
To let others have the las say,
So he replied, 
And you–have never been.

Monday, February 17, 2014

RDP Author Dr. Gregory Shafer Interview on "The Author's Show"

Robbie Dean Press (RDP) Author Dr. Gregory Shafer was a recent guest on "The Author's Show" radio program discussing his nonfiction book, Propaganda American Style: A Textbook For Critical Thinkers. RDP is the parent company of MarketingNewAuthors.com (MANA). 

To preview the book, go to: http://marketingnewauthors.com/propaganda.html. 
Listen to his interview below.

Friday, February 14, 2014

A MANA Call For Romance Writers of All Ethnicities

In recognition of Black History Month, MANA has placed a call for romance writers of all ethnicities. 

Since February is the month of love, MANA invites writers of any ethnic culture to their love poems, romance manuscript or collection of romantic short stories that highlight the expression of love between people of different ethnic cultures.

Authors submitting their works between now and February 20 will receive a 25% discount off any MANA self-publishing plan. Click here to choose a self-publishing plan. Then make a down payment of $250 to reserve a space on the MANA schedule. 

Start self-publishing your work today with MANA!

To submit your work, contact MANA at 734-975-0028 orinfo@marketingnewauthors.com

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MANA Welcomes Intern Holly Taylor

Ms. Holly Taylor has joined the MANA Staff as an intern. She is an English and Greek major in her senior year at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. 

THE MANA SUNSET newsletter is the first of many projects to which Ms. Taylor will be contribute. She has redesigned all features of this newsletter and given it a new masthead. Ms. Taylor's first issue of the year demonstrates she is very capable and ready to work! 

THE MANA SUNSET is a newsletter for writers and anyone interested in becoming a writer. It comes out six times a year. THE MANA SUNSET is on the MANA website. 

If you are student and interested in an internship with MANA intern, contact us at info@marketingnewauthors.com for details. 

The Latest Issue of The MANA SUNSET is Now Available

The February edition of MANA's newsletter is out. Find out the latest news about MANA. 

To view the current and archived versions of THE MANA SUNSET go to: http://marketingnewauthors.com/newsletter.htm.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Call For Romance Writers of All Ethnic Cultures

Photo Credit: mrsdkrebs via Compfight.com
MANA celebrates Black History Month by acknowledging writers of all ethnic cultures. 

Since this month is focused on romance, MANA invites writers of any ethnic culture to submit their love poetry, collection of love short stories, or manuscript of love that highlights the expression of love between people of different ethnic cultures.

Ethnic romance works submitted between now and February 20, MANA offers a 25% discount off any self-publishing plan offered by MANA. Click here to choose a self-publishing plan. Then make a down payment of $250 to reserve a space on the MANA schedule. 

To submit your work, contact MANA at 734-975-0028 or info@marketingnewauthors.com.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A MANA MONDAY Call for Romance Authors

February is the "Month of Love," so MANA MONDAY has a special self-publishing offer for authors of romance novels.

See your manuscript come to life with only $250 down and 20% off the cost of any self-publishing plan. MANA's plans include editing, proofreading, an author's web page on MANA's web site, e-commerce services, digital marketing, printing, cover designs and color covers. MANA also offers a Print-On-Demand service. 

Whether you want print books or E-book, MANA will tailor a self-publishing plan just for you.

Take advantage of this opportunity by submitting your manuscript on Monday, February 24 along with a down payment of $250. 

So, why not realize your dream of self-publishing your romance novel by taking advantage of MANA MONDAY on February 24.

Questions?  Contact MANA via e-mail at info@marketingnewauthors.com or call us at 734-975-0028.