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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

SLF Offers Older Writers Grant

posted @ 3/16/2010 03:44:00 PM PT 

The Speculative Literature Foundation's 2010 Grant for Older Authors is now open for submissions. The deadline is March 31, 2010. The grant, which offers $750 to authors fifty years or older, is intended to help older writers who are beginning to work at a professional level. For full application details, visit the Speculative Literature Foundation website.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Borders to Close 200 Waldenbooks Stores

posted @ 11/06/2009 02:17:00 PM PT 

Borders Group Inc. will close 200 Waldenbooks stores in January, cutting 1,500 jobs. The company plans to focus on more profitable superstores, and will leave only about 130 mall-based stores open. Borders shut down 112 stores during the 2008 fiscal year, and closed an average of 66 stores per year between 2001 and 2007. CEO Ron Marshall said, "We believe there remains an opportunity to profitably operate a much smaller Waldenbooks segment that complements our core Borders superstore business and continues to serve readers in their communities."

For more, see this USA Today story on the Waldenbooks closings.

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

SFWA's New Mission Statement

posted @ 3/29/2009 04:53:00 PM PT 

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America has formally adopted new vision and mission statements. The changes were approved by a "7-0 margin" by the SFWA board of directors with two abstentions, and can be seen here.

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