Friday, January 29, 2016

Contest Winners Announced

Scribes Valley Publishing is pleased to announce the winners of their 2015 Short Story Writing Contest. These amazing stories will appear in an upcoming anthology.



Phillip Frey  -  The Hero of Lost Causes
William D. County  -  Apprentice and Moth
Jennifer A. Powers  -  Saturday Nights in Winter
S. Baer Lederman  -  The Monster Inside Me
Dorene O’Brien  -  Interior Designs
Ronna L. Edelstein  -  Forever and Always
Catharine Leggett  -  Continuum
Joe Dornich  -  The Reluctant Son of a Fake Hero
Robin Hostetter  -  Emer Rald’s Jewel
JoAllen Bradham  -  Colorcide
Mary Smith  -  The Ashes
Tom Stock-Hendel  -  Camarillo
Mike Tuohy  -  Stamping His Get
Michelle Wotowiec  -  Waves
Jeff Sptizer  -  Survival
 

We would like to thank everyone who entered the contest.

Friday, October 02, 2015

The Common Sense Life - Donald R. Repsher


Scribes Valley has released THE COMMON SENSE LIFE: Tales from a Long-ago Forest by Donald R. Repsher.

Deprived of their land by the treachery of a colonial government, this is the story of Lenape Indians who clung tenaciously to their heritage and how the lessons they learned can help us now.


     The story of the Lenape points to a long, complex tradition of hospitality and assimilation in Lenape-hocking, which includes southeastern New York State, eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

The word Lenape means “people.” The name is symbolic of the kind of people they were, continually welcoming and assimilating newcomers and thereby creating through thousands of years the original “melting-pot” of civilization on the North American continent. A more specific name is “Delawares,” which is an English term for the river that runs through their ancient homeland, and a reminder of the place of origin for the people who are now living elsewhere.

     The Lenape were held in high regard by many other Indian nations. They were referred to as “grandfathers,” a term of respect implying not only their ancient status but their wisdom and spirituality. Referring to original documents, "The Common Sense Life" begins with Norse Sagas and Christopher Columbus and continues with highlights in the history of the people. In keeping with Lenape Tradition each chapter suggests wisdom that can be learned from their experiences and spirituality.


New Release by Scribes Valley Publishing


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Writing Contest - Scribes Valley Publishing



Scribes Valley Publishing is accepting submissions for their 13th annual short story writing contest. All finalists (around 10-15 stories) are published in an annual contest anthology, both print and electronic versions. Monetary prizes for top 3 finalists are based on contest participation – the more entries we receive, the bigger the prize amounts. In addition, all finalists receive a copy of the finished anthology.

Thrill us…amaze us…entertain us…TELL US A STORY!

Deadline:  November 30, 2015
Winners announced around January 15, 2016

Word limit: 5,000
Entry Fee:  $7.00 US

You can enter by snail mail or online submission.

Complete submission guidelines and rules on our website: http://www.scribesvalley.com.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Winners of Our Latest Writing Contest

We are proud to announce the winners of our 2014 Writing Contest.



Dana C. Smith - SEARCHING FOR ALEXANDRA CHAMPION
Jeff Spitzer - THE LAST ORDEAL OF JAMES WILLOUGHBY
Kathy Bjornestad - SUMMER BIRDS ON THE ALBION
Ronna L. Edelstein - THE DAY BETWEEN SUNDAY AND MONDAY
Herb Wakeford - SAFE ON AN ERROR
Marlene Olin - HOW WILL I LIVE WITHOUT HIM
Paul Andrews - TWINKLE
Evan Guilford-Blake - NOT BECAUSE WE WILL
Simone Hanson - LEEWARD
John Bauer - A SON'S LOVE
Chelle Wotowiec - OUR FATHERS
Joseph Horst - PROMETHEUS
Joyce Munro - SUSTAINED PRESSURE
Brenda Watterson - THE JOURNEY

These authors and their stories will be featured in our upcoming contest anthology, ESCAPE YOUR WORLD.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lessons From the Gypsy Camp on Smashwords

We have published Elizabeth Appell's novel, Lessons From the Gypsy Camp, as an ebook on Smashwords.com. Smashwords distributes ebooks in just about every ebook format there is to major online retailers, including libraries.

Elizabeth Appell's exciting novel of murder, choices, decisions
Click on book to view on Smashwords




 Lessons From the Gypsy Camp is Elizabeth Appell's debut novel that has garnered many rave reviews. You can find it on Smashwords by clicking HERE.

Check out our 2014 Short Story contest. The deadline is September 3, 2014. You work hard to be an author, and we want to see what you've been working on!

Monday, April 28, 2014

2014 Writing Contest

Scribes Valley Publishing is accepting submissions for their 12th annual short story writing contest. All finalists (around 10-15 stories) are published in annual contest anthology. Monetary prizes for top 3 finalists are based on contest participation – the more entries we receive, the bigger the prize amounts.

Thrill us…amaze us…entertain us…TELL US A STORY!

Deadline:  August 31, 2014
Word limit: 5,000
Entry Fee:  $7.00 US
Winners announced: around October 15, 2014

You can enter by snail mail or online submission.

Complete submission guidelines and rules on our website: http://www.scribesvalley.com.

Contests are open to everyone, regardless of nationality, age, or publishing history, as long as it is legal in the entrant's place of residence.

All work must be original and unpublished. The author must own all rights to the submitted material. We require only First Anthology Rights for those stories we publish. All other rights remain with the author.

Simultaneous submissions are okay. However, if the work is published (or accepted for publication) elsewhere before the contest ends, the author must inform Scribes Valley Publishing so the story may be removed from contest consideration.