News & Views--Robots Writing News Stories

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dateline: September 22nd, 2011

I, for one, welcome our new typewriter-looking-robot overlords...:D

As I continue to consider the place of my blog in the world, I am arriving at a few conclusions.  The overall gameplan--both for my fiction production and for this blog--is still taking shape.  But one feature I think I'm going to add is a "News & Views" post, several times a week, posting significant fiction, publishing news--and contests!

I'm starting small, with a few links to get the ball rolling.  Eventually, I'll probably add a sidebar listing significant items--but more to follow on that.  Suggestions and comments are encouraged.  Enjoy!

  • Sixth International Aeon Award 2011 (Short Fiction.  Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror. Wordcount: any).  Submit by September 30th.
  • The Bland to Grand Flash Fiction Contest (Genre: any. Wordcount: ~500 max). Submit by September 30th.
  • Arthur Edelstein Prize for Short Fiction (Genre. any. Wordcount: 6000 max).  Submit by October 31st. 
  • 16th Annual Oklahoma Literary Arts Festival Flash Fiction Contest (Genre: topic-driven, see link.  Wordcount: 150-300).  Submit by November 3rd.
Have a groovy groovy day!

5 bolts from the blue:

Portia said...

I love this idea! And I'm a real sucker for contests :-)

If robots are now writing news stories, I might need to start looking for a new career! That's an interesting article, though. I agree that many starting journalists produce robot-like work. Developing your style is tricky, especially in the more restrained world of newspapers.

Happy week to you, friend!

DL Hammons said...

This is a great addition! :)

Jon Paul said...

Thanks guys! Now the trick is to keep it going. ;)

Have a great weekend!

Pearl said...

Energetic guy, aren't you?


Just traveling around, read the last four entries. Enjoyable writing style!


Jon Paul said...

It's all in the wrists, Pearl. It's all in the wrists. :D

Thanks for stopping by!

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