It's that time of year again--and while some of us are trying to ignore this godawful heat wave (it's supposed to be 105 here today) there are indeed some welcome distractions out there, like the fact that it's also CYBILS TIME!! The 2015 call for judges was just posted today, so if you are a children's/YA lit blogger and would like to join the first and most respected (I think) grassroots children's book award in our (gasp) 10th year, go fill in the volunteer application form!
The Northern California Women's Music Festival is having a poetry contest in conjunction with the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center, and the deadline is coming up soon--September 1. ALL poets in Northern California are eligible (dudes too) and entry for 2 poems is FREE! (Full disclosure: I'm involved in the contest behind the scenes, so you may hear about this again...) Anyway, if you fit the criteria, here's more information for you. And check out the Festival page, too--it looks like it'll be great, with headlining acts Tracy Bonham and Lita Ford.
And that's all I've got on this busy Monday. Some freelance work flooded in over the weekend, and I had a chapter to finish writing, so off I go to be industrious.