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Snubnose Press Seeks Reader Input & Launches Contest

July 2, 2011
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Snubnose Press Seeks Reader Input & Launches Contest

** Update! Vote by emailing Snubnose Press (snubnosepress at gmail dot com), tweeting with #snubnosecover in your message, or leave a comment after this post to have your voice heard and be automatically entered to win Harvest of Ruins. One of the things I’ve heard readers and authors complain about “legacy” publishers is their...

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BIT PLAYERS by Patricia Abbott – “PAY THE BITCH BACK” Grand Prize Winner

October 5, 2010
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Who’s Jack Elam? Miles spotted me at the drinks table and began winding his way across the crowded room. Most of tonight’s players were costumed as Nazis, and one after the other of the uniformed men reached around me to grab papercups of the watery punch. Having no experience with Nazis or with most...

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SCRITCH by Karen Pullen – “Pay The Bitch Back” Second Place Winner

October 5, 2010
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Calvin stands outside a house, shivering. He’s been riding his sister’s bike for an hour in cold rain and he’s frozen through. Through an opening in the curtains, he sees a woman washing dishes. He compares her to the pictures she sent him. Her hair’s shorter and she’s older, too. Should he bother? What...

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DICTATION by Stephen D. Rogers – “Pay The Bitch Back” Third Place Winner

October 5, 2010
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“How is your brother doing, Miss Davenport?” “He’s fine.” Miss Davenport perched on the edge of her chair, stenographer pad at the ready. Although she had never learned shorthand, she wrote quickly and appreciated the fact she had a job at all. Andrew Crowley examined the fingernails of his left hand. “I’m not aware...

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OLD TIMES THERE ARE NOT FORGOTTEN by Copper Smith – “Pay The Bitch Back” Short Story Contest Honorable Mention

October 4, 2010
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Starville Texas wouldn’t normally be my first choice for a late July vacation spot. The whole place seems frozen in oppressive confederate charm. Overalls. Straw hats. Dirt roads littered with Nixon-era vehicles just sitting there, hoods up and tires long gone. Tumbleweed seems to be the town’s chief export. And then there’s the sun,...

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SNAKE IN THE GRASS by S.M. Harding – “Pay The Bitch Back” Short Story Contest Honorable Mention

October 4, 2010
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“I didn’t do it,” the man on the ground said. The white bone of his broken leg shone in the midday sun. “The hell you didn’t, Louie. I haven’t tracked you all over the southwest and back here to listen to you lie.” Nia looked at the peak of Black Bear Mountain, then let...

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FISH STORY by Patricia L. Morin – “Pay The Bitch Back” Short Story Contest Honorable Mention

October 4, 2010
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The day was calm. The Blue Fin, my faithful fishing vessel, rocked gently on the Atlantic Ocean forty miles out of Newport, RI, at 5:30am. We were hunting for tuna that day and I had a full charter, ten seasoned fishermen going for the big ones. My first mate, Marty, had set the lines...

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PAY THE BITCH BACK – Short Story Contest Winners

October 3, 2010
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Over the next two days, Spinetingler will reveal the honorable mentions and winners of the PAY THE BITCH BACK short story contest. The goal was to write a story about revenge. Monday October 4, 2010 the three honorable mentions will run throughout the day. On Tuesday October 5, 2010 we’ll reveal the third, second...

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And The Winners Are: Draw for free Hank Phillippi Ryan books

August 24, 2010
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As part of Hank Phillippi Ryan’s recent guest post on Spinetingler, she offered to give away five free books. Everyone who commented was automatically entered to win a Charlotte McNally mystery of their choice: PRIME TIME, FACE TIME, AIR TIME or DRIVE TIME. The winners are: Sandra RuttanSandra Ruttan is the bestselling author of...

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Hank Phillippi Ryan: The Ends Justify the Means & Book Giveaway

August 20, 2010
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Hank Phillippi Ryan:  The Ends Justify the Means & Book Giveaway

By Hank Phillippi Ryan Guilty, guilty, guilty. Yes, I’m guilty, and here, in the privacy of Spinetingler, I will confess to it. Sometimes I read the end of a mystery first. Okay, not completely first. I’ll read the first chapter, and then, power ahead and read the end. (Don’t groan! Don’t hiss at me...

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Writing Contest: Pay The Bitch Back

June 21, 2010
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Payback’s a bitch, right? A little while back, a writer managed to annoy the fiction editorial staff of Spinetingler. Well, we at Spinetingler like the idea of writing therapy, and the idea of reading therapy, so we’ve decided to have a special contest. Sandra RuttanSandra Ruttan is the bestselling author of SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, HARVEST...

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Crime fiction contest announced!

April 17, 2010
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Crime fiction contest announced!

Jason Duke is putting his money where his mouth is and is sponsoring a short story contest. After the jump get all the details. Keith RawsonKeith Rawson is a little-known pulp writer whose short fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews have been widely published both online and in print. He is the author of...

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