Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Top 3 Finalists Announced in Writing Contest

Scribes Valley Publishing is pleased to announce the top 3 stories in our recent short story contest:

Tricia Spencer – Empty Shoes

Kandice Powell – Two, One

Ronna L. Edelstein – Ma Bates

Please join us in congratulating these authors on their success. You can read about them and the other fine finalists in the contest HERE.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Winners of our 2008 Short Story Contest Announced

Scribes Valley Publishing is proud to present the 18 finalists of our 2008 Short Story Writing Contest:

JEAN TSCHOHL QUINN – And Why is That Again?
HANNAH GREER - Maria’s Gift
ATOSSA SHAFAIE – Woman to Woman
PAULINE A. SALVUCCI – After the Dream: A Modern Fable
MIMI SHARPE – Between a Rock and a Hard Place
VICKIE CLASBY – June and Steve
LEEANN DICKSON – Senior Discount
CHANDRA PRATER – Honeysuckle Dreams
TERRY DICKINSON – The Funeral Dinner
KAYE SEBASTIAN – Truth and Consequences
BILL WESTHEAD – The Restorer

These finalists will appear in our new anthology: The Road to Elsewhere in January, 2009.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Short Story Contest Judging Ends!

The judging of our 2008 short story writing contest has now been completed.

We enjoyed reading every one of the contest entries and we were able to come up with the finalists. It was not a quick and simple process, however. Each story was read and discussed at great length.

While all the stories were great, those which had that little extra “something” were, through a painstaking process, moved to the top of the list, which we will share with the world as soon as we have contacted the finalists and verified that their stories are still eligible for publication in our newest anthology, “THE ROAD TO ELSEWHERE.”

We would like to again take this opportunity to thank all the great authors who submitted their hard work for this contest. The dedication of writers to their craft is truly amazing and awe-inspiring.

Our 2009 short story writing contest is open and accepting submissions.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Short Story Contest Judging Begins!

Our 2008 short story writing contest has ended, and we’re knee-deep in the judging process. We received over 65 stories, so our task is daunting, to say the least. Reading the stories isn’t hard, that part is very enjoyable. What IS hard is trying to pick the winners.

We wish everyone could be a winner, but that’s not possible. Every contest has to have winners and…those who don’t win.

Thank you to all who entered our 2008 contest.

If you’re kicking yourself right now because you missed out on the 2008 contest, don’t despair! Our 2009 contest is now accepting submissions. The deadline is July 31, 2009, so you’ve got plenty of time to polish up that award-winning story you’re working on and submit it for our contest in the near future!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Contest Deadline Quickly Approaching!

The deadline for our annual short story writing contest is July 31, 2008, so if you’re even thinking about entering, now is the time to do it! Our online submission process only takes a few seconds and you don’t have to worry about postage or getting your entry postmarked before the deadline. In previous contests, stories have been submitted just seconds before midnight on the deadline date!

We always look forward every year to reading and judging the contest entries. So many interesting and varied stories! But that’s what we enjoy the most. You never know where a story is going to take you when you pick it up and start reading. Every one is a mind-trip. We can travel the world and never leave our armchairs!

So, come on, send in your story! You can’t win if you don’t submit (to somewhat coin a phras

Friday, June 20, 2008

One of our Authors Makes Movie!

Hi, everybody. I just received some great news about one of our authors. Gail Cauble Gurley, who placed in our very first writing contest and has been a great friend of Scribes Valley Publishing, has had one of her novels turned into a major motion picture, which is soon to be released.

Her novel is called RED DIRT TRACKS and “is the exciting and heartwarming story of the early drivers and founding fathers of NASCAR, the undisputed and unchallenged success story in the world of sports. Starting as a rag-tag, disorganized mob of Rednecks and bootleggers, it quickly grew into an accidental empire that left experts shaking their heads in disbelief at its unprecedented success.” Information on this book can be found on Gail’s Scribes Valley webpage.

The movie is entitled RED DIRT RISING and information on it can be found on the movie website.

Scribes Valley Publishing is proud and honored to be able to say we “knew Gail Cauble Gurley when…”

Short Story Contest Deadline Approaching

Hi, everyone. I'm determined to start blogging here much more frequently that I have been doing. I’m also blogging over at WORLD WORD BANTER along with fellow author and publisher Carolyn Ann Aish of New Zealand, and together we’re covering the world from opposite sides!

We have a lot of fun over there at WORLD WORD BANTER. We do a lot of ribbing and taking cheap shots at each other, but we also manage to impart some valuable writing and publishing advice as we go.

One piece of advice I can give now is, if you have a short story that you would like to expose to the world, why not give our short story writing contest a try? You’ve worked hard on a story and you’ve gotten to know it very well, almost like it’s a member of the family. It’s screaming from your computer, a stack of papers on your desk, your briefcase—wherever—to allow it to be seen. To let someone else besides close friends, other family members, or your pet dog or cat read it!

Our 2008 contest will run through July 31, 2008. We’d love to see what you’ve been writing. So come on over and give the contest a shot.

We also have a weekly online contest just for fun called the U-Write-It Challenge, where we give you the first sentence of a story, you give us the middle and end in less than 150 words. People from all over the world (literally) have participated in the U-Write-It Challenge and have found it to be not only a challenge, but a lot of fun.

We’ll see you on the Scribes Valley Publishing website. The Valley is always open!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sixth Annual Short Story Writing Contest Open

Our annual short story writing contest is open and accepting submissions. We would love to see what you've been working on. Every year we are dazzled by the enormous talent of new authors; and just as dazzled by the work of established authors as they submit their stories to our contest. We never know where these writers will take us, but that's the enjoyment of reading!

Full contest rules and submission guidelines are at Scribes Valley Publishing.

Come on over and show us what you've been up to! (uh, WRITING that is!)

Friday, February 22, 2008


Our newest anthology, DESTINATION ELSEWHERE, is now available for sale. We are proud of this anthology and the authors whose work appears within its covers.

Get your copy here!

Scribes Valley Publishing
Knoxville, TN

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

DESTINATION ELSEWHERE Anthology to be released

Our newest anthology, DESTINATION ELSEWHERE, is set to be released within the next few days. We are proud of this anthology and the authors whose work appears within its covers. It's truly amazing the amount of writing talent there is out there!

Scribes Valley Publishing
Knoxville, TN

Friday, January 18, 2008


Here is the cover of our 2007 short story writing contest anthology entitled DESTINATION ELSEWHERE.

2007 Short Story Contest Winners Announced

Winners of our 2007 short story writing contest:

BILL WESTHEAD – Adventures in the Caucases – FIRST PLACE
JONI BOUR – The First General Order – THIRD PLACE
RUTH WIRE – Beneath the Makeup
DAN SULLIVAN – Fair-haired Boy Gone Grey
PHILIP LOYD – Southern Girl
JEAN TSCHOHL QUINN – Waiting to Want
ROBYN WICKS – The Encounter
DS WINKLE – Remorse
F. KAVANAGH – Mohawk Man
VICKIE CLASBY – The Most Glorious Day

Details on these winners can be found on the Scribes Valley Publishing winners page

Their stories will be published in DESTINATION ELSEWHERE, our newest anthology, which will be available January 2008.