Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Young Writers to Follow Book Launch

It's time!
10:30-12:00, Saturday, December 15th 
Fort Walton Beach Library
185 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Our Executive Editor, Susan Lewis, will host the Book Launch for the 2018 Young Writers to Follow Tri-County contest winners. Come to show your support for these incredibly talented young writers or meet Mrs. Lewis. If you cannot attend, and wish to purchase extra copies, you may do so HERE. The winners names and titles of their pieces are as follows:

Tempest Makey--25 lines from suicide notes and love letters...
Lori Miller--Shadow
Tom Rahn--Equality
Caleb Kimes--The Golden Senses
Tramendus Hollins--My brand new toy is a sad soul
Kayla Craft--Welcome to Tate
Cassidy Bassett--The Wall
Isabella Olivares--What you TRULY are...
Emma Jowers--Faith in Society
Jakeane Foster--Soul Spirit
Lacey Toyne--Pernicious
Kendall Moreland--A Series of Codes
Chase Tolbert--All these Trophies Watching Me
Kyndal Milsted--Silent Thunderstorm 
Kaitlyn Kincaid--Hanahaki Disease
Angelina McCormick--The Pool Incident
Savannah Beaulieu--Sowing Sword-Lilies
Zoe Deer--Underwater
Quinterra Nichols--When I Dance
Joseph Zylak--Half-Breed
Jalena Jarvis--Epiphany
Jaden Carlisle--Flatline
Jada Bard--The Spectral Beast
Giovanni De Lanoy--The Memories of Victor W.
Caitlin Diener--The Void
Brianna Gavenda--Drowning
Anne Marie Willis--That Dragon Hubris
Anna Henry--Same Self, Different Mind
Alison Janetis--Lil' Blue
Abigail Coyle--What Kind of Habit Is This?


Monday, December 3, 2018

"The Stone Mosaic" by Oceola Winslow

living what seems like three lifetimes? Decade after decade spent collecting memories, lessons, knowledge, friends, love and history. Only to then find yourself trying to pick from all of those moments, just a handful of stories to be published? Life lessons you want to leave as a legacy.

Would you write about the time you traveled the world for six months?
Or maybe about riding in the dairy truck, delivering milk with your mother?
No, perhaps it would be more meaningful to capture your depth of faith.
Whatever you think might be most important, Ms. Winslow has written hundreds upon hundreds of stories but she chose carefully for this book.
Because she wants to leave behind small moments of kindness, faith, and the knowledge that you are loved more than you can fathom.

It has been a true joy to work with Oceola.
And we are better people for knowing her.
You'll understand once you read her book.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Pieces selected for Young Writers anthology

We have selected all of the pieces for the 2018 Young Writers to Follow anthology. 
Until we receive every release form, we cannot publish the list of short stories/essays/poems chosen. All of the teachers, parents, and/or students have been notified. If you submitted a piece and are unsure, ask the teacher you submitted through if they received an email from our Executive Editor, Susan Lewis. Please check spam/junk folders. 
If you did receive a congratulatory letter with contract, fill in all required fields and return as quickly as possible (ensuring to keep a copy for yourself), as we are pushing to publish before Christmas.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

"Green Fables" by Anne Buchanan James

We are so happy for Anne Buchanan James!

Her new book "Green Fables" is full of a master gardeners knowledge, written into clever stories, filled with mystery and humor.

Order your copy HERE today and give your gardening friends copies as gifts. They will love you for it!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Young Writers Contest Entry Information

As the deadline nears for the Young Writers Contest, please remember we must have the accompanying information, shown below, as a separate attachment when entries are emailed. Thank you and get those entries in before the deadline!

Name   ____________________________________________________
Address   __________________________________________________
City   ____________________State_____   Zip code   ______________
Phone number   _________________E-mail:_____________________
Parent/Guardian Name(s)   __________________________________
Parent/Guardian E-mail   ____________________________________
School   ____________________________________________________
English/Language Arts Teacher’s Name_______________________
English/Language Arts Teacher’s Phone_______________________
English/Language Arts Teacher’s E-mail_______________________
Grade   ________
Poem/Essay/Story Title: ____________________________________

All above information MUST be filled out entirely with each entry, otherwise entry is invalid. Please send as an attachment to theproperpublisher@yahoo.com or print, fill out form entirely and mail to:

Proper Publishing
P.O. Box 634
Cantonment, FL 32533

Thank you,
Susan A. Lewis
Proper Publishing
Executive Editor

Sunday, August 26, 2018

New Young Writers Contest

Just Announced:

Proper Publishing is proud to host the first tri-county writing contest for Middle and High School students, limited to student's in Florida's Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa County school districts.
            Students have the opportunity to submit poetry (32 line max), flash fiction (500 word max), short story (3000 word max) or essay (1200 word max) but may only enter the contest once. NO MULTIPLE GENRE SUBMISSIONS!
            Submissions will only be accepted via email. Submission MUST be sent as an email attachment, containing the included necessary information as a separate page with all fields complete. Submissions written in the body of the email or missing contact information will be deleted.
            Contest submission window is September 1-October 15. Submit your students best work, encourage experimentation and uniqueness. There is no prompt or theme for the first contest. Our Editor-in-Chief, Susan Lewis, wants to see raw talent and writing in its purest form.
            Students chosen by Mrs. Lewis will be published in an anthology available on Amazon Worldwide and Kindle Worldwide. They will also receive a free copy of the book. Each school with a student/students chosen will receive one free book. We are planning to have the book published before Christmas.
            We hope you see this as a wonderful opportunity to encourage artistic growth and self-esteem in your students because that is our only goal.
Send submissions or questions to:

Name   _____________________________________________________________
Address   ___________________________________________________________
City   _________________________State_______   Zip code   _______________
Phone number   _______________________E-mail:________________________
Parent/Guardian Name(s)   ___________________________________________
Parent/Guardian E-mail   ____________________________________________
School   ____________________________________________________________
English/Language Arts Teacher’s Name________________________________
English/Language Arts Teacher’s Phone________________________________
English/Language Arts Teacher’s E-mail________________________________
Grade   ________
Poem/Essay/Story Title: _____________________________________________