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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literary flows, and for that reason, we do not limit writers as to types of work they can submit to us; however, we do not publish PORN- or HATE-related material.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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TNC Interviews Authors Deaubrey Devine & Stacey-Deanne October 27, 2008

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Shon Bacon, editor of The Nubian Chronicles, interviews authors Deaubrey Devine and Stacey-Deanne for TNC’s Fall 2008 issue.

Deaubrey Devine

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INTERVIEW EXCERPT

TNC: Deaubrey Devine: THE SOUNDTRACK! What three tracks would make it onto a soundtrack of your life, and why?

DD: Never Would Have Made It-(Marvin Sapp) I chose this song to represent my life because of all the trails and tribulations I’ve experienced and knowing that God is the only reason I got through them all.

My Love – (Joe) I’m full of expressions, communication, and caring with a giving heart. I love to cater to my woman and make her feel important and special.

Good Life – (Kanye West ft. T- Pain) This song represents me as a person that likes to experience, explore, and enjoy a blessed life to the fullest. Sometimes it’s healing to just kick back and have a good time doing the simple things that makes you feel happy.

TNC: Who are some of your favorite writers, and how do they inspire you as a writer?
DD: Both Eric Jerome Dickey and Carl Webber are very inspirational writers to me because they both write about relationships that one can relate to. I’m also inspired and driven by Michael Baisden for his entrepreneur desires and self motivation.

TNC: What have you learned as a writer since the publication of DESTINY HOPE FAITH DIVINE?
DD: As a writer, I’ve learned that you have to remove yourself and personal feelings to the side to write for the reader’s. I’ve learned that reader’s want to be entertained but also they want to be able to get something out of the story. It’s important to deliver a message with a page turning flow so readers can enjoy the read without putting the book down.

Stacey-Deanne

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INTERVIEW EXCERPT

TNC: In screenwriting, a logline is a one-sentence summary of a script. Typically, a logline does three things: tells who the main character is and what he/she wants, tells who or what stands in his/her way, and tells what makes the story unique. Having said that, imagine the poster for MELODY: THE MOVIE.
What would its logline read?

SD: Melody has always had a reason to dislike her sister’s new boyfriends…now she has a reason to fear one.

TNC: What was the spark to which your novel MELODY began to take shape?

SD: I would definitely say when I thought of the character Keith. Keith is the antagonist in the story. He’s the villain and since this is a thriller,the novel feeds off of Keith’s actions. Keith is the one who moves the story and there would be no purpose for Melody without him. He’s not only Melody’s obstacle in the story, but he is also the purpose for her goal. She spends her time trying to get rid of Keith and expose him for the menace that he is. She soon finds out that this is not an easy task. He stops her (in unpredictable and frightening ways) at every single turn, leaving her cornered every time. She knew the guy was charming and even sneaky but she soon finds out he is also dangerous. From the opening chapter, the sparks between Melody and Keith explode and from that point on Melody embarks on a quest to find out the deal about this mysterious man.

TNC: What’s your favorite thing about MELODY?

SD: The character Keith is the main thing. Like I said there would be no Melody without him. He is my favorite character because he is the villain. He makes you so excited to see what he’s gonna do next. He even surprised me a few times, LOL. Also, I let loose with some things that happened in this book and I pushed the envelope a bit with the subject matter. That was very exciting. Melody was the first thriller I’ve written. I originally wrote it years ago,in 1997. After writing it, I saw how fun it was to write thrillers and mysteries. I began writing more thrillers. I felt like a vampire I suppose with her first taste of blood. After that taste, there was no turning back. I wanted more,
LOL.

To read more of Deaubrey Devine’s and Stacey-Deanne’s interviews, head over to The Nubian ChroniclesSTRAIGHT FROM DA PEN column and check them out!

The Nubian Chronicles – Writings of the Black Experience

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The Nubian Chronicles Magazine Seeks Submissions September 3, 2008

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The Nubian Chronicles Magazine (http://www.tnc-magazine.net) is currently seeking submissions for its FALL 2008 issue, slated to be released on Monday, October 20, 2008. The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 6, 2008.

DO YOU HAVE gripping stories, thought-provoking essays, engaging articles and commentaries you want the public to read?

If so, then you definitely want to consider submitting to TNC’s column: NUBIAN belles-lettres.

N b-l is our column dedicated to short fiction, essays, articles, and commentaries written by African American writers.

ALSO – if you have a book that’s due out and you’d like to get a little promo for it, you may submit excerpts to your book along with other information for TNC to publish!

If you are submitting short fiction, essays, articles, and/or commentaries, please submit the following:

1) work to be published, no longer than 2,500 words (within the e-mail)

2) contact information (e-mail, website, myspace)

3) picture of you (if you would like)

4) short bio

5) one- to two-sentence teaser of your work

If you are submitting an excerpt of a published work, please submit the following:

1) excerpt of your work, no longer than 2,500 words (within e-mail or as a WORD attachment)

2) contact information (e-mail, website, myspace)

3) picture of you (if you would like)

4) short bio

5) book cover image (in .jpg or .gif file)

6) purchase link

@ 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 do PORN- or HATE-related material. If you wish to submit erotica, that is fine.

Showcasing your work @ TNC is a great way to promote your writing to the literary community!

Again, the deadline for TNC’s FALL 2008 issue is slated to be released on Monday, October 4, 2008.

E-mail ALL WORK to either submit@tnc-magazine.net or sdb6812@hotmail.com, and in the subject line write NBL Submissions.

THANKS!
Da Management

http://www.tnc-magazine.net