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The Nubian Chronicles Seeks Stories & Essays for Winter 2009 Issue December 12, 2008

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Be a part of history as The Nubian Chronicles marks its TENTH YEAR online in 2009!

The Nubian Chronicles Magazine [http://www.tnc-magazine.net] is currently seeking submissions for its WINTER 2009 issue, slated to be released on Monday, January 19, 2009.  The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 12, 2009.

We seek gripping stories, thought-provoking essays, engaging articles and commentaries by African American writers for our column, NUBIAN belles-lettres.

If interested, please submit the following:

1)  work to be published, no longer than 2,500 words
2)  contact/link information (e-mail, website, myspace, blog)
3)  picture of you (if you would like)
4)  short bio
5)  one- to two-sentence teaser of your work

@ TNC, we know that writers have their own individual literary flows, and for that reason, we do not limit writers as to types of work they can submit to us; however, we do not publish PORN- or HATE-related material. If you wish to submit erotica, that is fine.

Please note that we do not offer monetary payments; however, we do offer exposure, and, starting in 2009, the possibility of having your work nominated by us for the Pushcart Prize [http://www.pushcartprize.com/].  Every year, small presses can nominate the best works from their publication for possible inclusion in The Pushcart Prize’s annual Best of the Small Presses series.  So be sure to send us your best works!

Also note that you retain ALL RIGHTS to your work.

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Again, the deadline for TNC’s WINTER 2009 issue is MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2009.

E-mail ALL MATERIAL to sdb6812@hotmail.com.

THANKS!

Da Management
http://www.tnc-magazine.net

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Fall 2008 Issue of TNC Magazine is LIVE! October 19, 2008


THE NUBIAN CHRONICLES – Writings of The Black Experience
http://www.tnc-magazine.net
ISSN: 1530-7328

Quarterly Newsletter
FALL 2008 (October – January)

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TO SUBSCRIBE TO TNC Quarterly Newsletter and Discussion Channel,

send an e-mail to TNCnewsletter-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Copyright 1999 – 2008

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CONTENTS

1. NUBIAN BELLES-LETTRES

2. STRAIGHT FROM DA PEN

3. DA CYBER CHRONICLES

4. THE POETRY CORNER

5. IN DA CLUB

6. THE WRITE LIFE

7. THE LIVING ROOM

8. MATTHEW’S MUSINGS

9. ASK DEDAN

10. CONTACT US!

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1. NUBIAN BELLES-LETTRES

Erotica, revenge, horror, family, and relationship are @ NUBIAN belles-lettres this issue! Check out the short stories and novel excerpts:

J.C. MartinLay In It – (short story) – On his ten-year wedding anniversary, Byron rushes home to create a night of romance and love for his wife, but little does he know that she’s on to him and all his ways; story’s motto should be – Be careful WHAT you do…

Anthony AndersonThey Ain’t All Like That Down South – (short story) – What starts out as a normal family road trip to begin a vacation ends in a horrific display of “Southern Hospitality”.

T. L. DavisWoman2Woman: What We Do Wrong in Dating – (book excerpt) – Author T. L. Davis brings us chapter one of her book, WOMAN2WOMAN as she discusses the importance of RESPECT when dating!

Robert MorganSchool Clothes – (short story) – a stirring story about a seemingly simple family trip to buy school clothes that reveals so much more about the family.

Ayanna PierceIN SESSION: Tales of Dr. Gwendolyn Kast – (excerpt) – Warning – explicit language – Dr. Gwendolyn Kast is a therapist with kinky ways. Sometimes, her libido finds her spread eagle on her desk; sometimes, it finds her lightly spanking a client to break him from his dominant position – see what she does in this first episode!

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2. STRAIGHT FROM DA PEN

With our reader-favorite column this issue, we are talking to:

Stacy-Deanne – LATEST: Melody

Deaubrey Devine – DEBUT NOVEL: Destiny Hope Faith Divine

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3. DA CYBER CHRONICLES

In episode #14 of Everything’s Going to Be Alright: Cassie was determined to have one of her famous “bonding breakfasts” with Caduceus and Clemson so that she could see what was going on with her girls. The morning was made all the more interesting when Caduceus’ boyfriend from Miami, Jay, made a surprise visit.

NOW, in episode #15: What starts as a fun family atmosphere with take out and talk ends with Clemson attacked and left bleeding, bruised, and crushed – cradled in her mother’s arms.

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“Is that a problem?” Dru asked. “That we’re just friends. Do you want to be more?”

Randi had no clue what she wanted to do. She knew that she loved Dru, and in her own way, she also loved Maxwell.

He had given her so many things, been there for her in ways Dru hadn’t, couldn’t.

It wasn’t easy to break a heart, let alone three, because in some small way, her decision would hurt all three of them. The wrong thing was to tell Dru she wanted something more with him. She needed time to think through this.

“I can’t answer that right now,” Randi said. “I have to think about everything that’s going on and make the right decision for me.”

“I agree. But I do have one piece of advice.”

“And that is?”

“When you’re sitting down, thinking about what you want,” Dru said, “don’t base your decision on what you can materially get from somebody, but by how you feel inside with that somebody.”

Randi shot up from her chair. “What do you mean by that, Dru? Are you calling me a gold digger or something?”

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4. THE POETRY CORNER

@ The Poetry Corner, help us welcome talented poet, Tracy Grenville who shares his poetry and his thoughts about writing!

When asked, What inspires you to write, Grenville replied, “It depends on the moment. Many times it is a word or phrase that sticks in my head that I have to write about. I always write in the early morning for three hours. Sometimes, something good comes out of it and more times than not it’s crap. But it becomes a discipline and it’s a discipline that helps the writing.”

Check out more of TRACY GRENVILLE interview and poetry at The Poetry Corner!

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5. IN DA CLUB

Come join us @ IN DA CLUB, where we’re talking with Jennifer Coissiere, an aspiring author and a “tough critic” reviewer for APOOO Book Club!

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6. THE WRITE LIFE

In her latest THE WRITE LIFE article, Shon Bacon spotlights five writing-related sites you should add to your BOOKMARKS!!

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7. THE LIVING ROOM

In this issue of THE LIVING ROOM, columnist Anastacia Tolbert offers the provocative article – “Let’s Talk about Breasts” – that analyzes the societal thought and media-frenzy of one of women’s most viewed assets.

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8. MATTHEW’S MUSINGS

In “Anti-Intellectualism: A Cultural Virus,” Matthew Lynch argues that anti-intellectualism affects all levels of the black experience, and that in order to overcome it, we must see the value in education and not the value of societal and cultural beliefs.

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9. ASK DEDAN

In the latest column, award-winning author Dedan Tolbert offers advice to a woman who wants to know is it okay to want to date a man who has NO children…

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10. CONTACT INFORMATION

To contact The Nubian Chronicles regarding submissions or other
inquiries,
please e-mail us at info@tnc-magazine.net.

We work hard to answer ANY and
ALL e-mails as quickly as possible!

The Nubian Chronicles – http://www.tnc-magazine.net!

 

Need Something to Occupy Your Lunch Hour? July 6, 2008

Then check out my three short stories that will be released SOON from Lady Leo Publishing: Connections, Got Til It’s Gone, and Under the Mistletoe!

CONNECTIONS — Romantic Comedy

Connections is a romantic comedy that’s perfect for today’s world where love is often found in Cyberspace.

Monday through Friday, for one hour a day, newspaper reporter Christianna Dayne’s life is wonderful. Despite her hectic life, she always manages to spend her lunch hour at Cyber Town where she can catch up with her best friend Samantha, grab a bite to eat, and most importantly, hook up with her cyber boo online. Christianna is definitely feeling LitGuy66, but she’s too afraid to meet him because she doesn’t want reality to come crashing down around her. What Christianna doesn’t know is she’s not in control; fate is, and when fate puts a flesh and blood man before her – a man who just happens to not only be her possible Mr. Wonderful but also her ultimate scoop – Christianna must decide whether to flee or stick around and pursue the endless possibilities.

GOT TIL IT’S GONE — Romantic Drama
Rochelle is a beautiful sistah with a lot going for her: a great job, great family, great friends, and Will, her boyfriend that she adores more than anything. The problem? Lately, Will has been distant, spending more time at work and with his female friends’ problems than with her. When Will breaks one too many promises, Rochelle tells him off, goes to the club with her girlfriends, and attempts to forget her troubles with good friends, food, and dancing. When Will shows up while Rochelle’s in the arms of another man, the pair gets ready for their ultimate showdown.

Will Rochelle be the victor in love? Or will Will learn that he doesn’t know what he Got Til It’s Gone?

UNDER THE MISTLETOE — Romantic Drama
For the last four years, publicist Lita Gregory has been running. Four years ago, she ran away from Eric Thomas, the love of her life, when she caught him in bed with another woman. Because of him, she left for New York and barely made trips back to her hometown in Georgia. A year ago, her beloved father passed, once again, prompting Lita to run from the pain in heart, the pain that told her that there was no longer a man on the planet that loved her. When Lita heads home for Christmas, she learns that some things changed while others remained the same: her mother has a new man in her life, and Eric is still around, wanting an explanation as to why Lita left him year ago. During her stay, Lita must confront her past, deal with her mother’s new love, and decide if her future is in New York – single or in Georgia with Eric.

More information – to include excerpts and purchase links – will be forthcoming!