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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween Reviews

With the leaves falling and the air turning cold, it is a great time to curl up with a great Diversion Press book.  Of course we think they are great, but check out what other readers have to say, such as Kaina, at the link below and then grab a copy to make up your own mind.

Kaina's Book Blog

Friday, October 5, 2012

After Dark Now Available

Diversion Press is pleased to present After Dark: A Collection of Haunting Tales.  This book is filled with ghost stories and horror haunts just in time for Halloween.  Get your copy today, but beware if you decide to read it at night and alone. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Halloween is a time of tricks and treats and there is no bigger treat than Charles Suddeth's Halloween Kentucky Style.  An abandoned house, a scary cemetary, and a drifter make this Halloween one to remember!  Get your copy today!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Halloween Spirit authors, Katie McHugh Parker and Sean McHugh, have many exciting events planned to get everyone into The Halloween Spirit and are even featured in this month's Kentucky Monthly magazine and have several television spots scheduled.  Stop by one of the events below, where they will be signing.  This uncle and niece pair look a bit different from this picture, although Sean may still have his fangs.  :) 

Signings and Events:

Friday, October 19- Ghost Night at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center- Maysville, Ky 6:30PM

Saturday, October 20- Kentucky Reading Association Luncheon- Lexington, Ky 11:30AM

Saturday, October 20- Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Lexington, Ky 4-6PM

Tuesday, October 23- Joseph-Beth Booksellers- Crestview Hills, Ky 7PM

Saturday, October 27- Halloween at Blue Licks State Park- Blue Licks, Ky 12-3

Saturday, October 27- Dowtown Maysville's Trick-or-Treat/Run For Your Life Celebration, Maysville, Ky 4-6PM

Monday, October 29- Broomsticks Night at the Mason County Public Library, Maysville, Ky 6:30PM

TV Appearances:

Friday, October 19- WKYT27 12:30 Noon Show 12:30 Lexington, Ky

Friday, October 19-FOX56 10 O'Clock News 10PM Lexington, Ky

Tuesday, October 23- FOX 19 Morning Show 8-9AM Cincinnati, OH

The Halloween Spirit Now Available

Available October 1--The Halloween Spirit--the second in the Broomsticks series.  Join Pocky, Stamp, and all the gang for another spooky adventure, this time at the old LeSur Theater.  If you missed the first in this series, Broomsticks, pick yours up today.  One or both books make a great treat for your little goblin. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Grounded by Thomas Earl Allen

Diversion Press presents Grounded

GROUNDED is the realistic portrayal of a boy who reads comic books, plays video games, vandalizes, chooses bad friends, breaks school rules, and frustrates his well-meaning parents. But GROUNDED is also not moralistic, nor is it a case study of a highly disturbed child. Instead, the main character's main challenge is to mature in a world filled with opportunities to make unwise choices—the same struggle that most young people face. GROUNDED examines Donny's decisions, but also the consequences of the decisions made by the adults around him.

About the Author
Thomas Earl Allen is a retired teacher and principal, with more than thirty years experience in dealing with young people like Donny.  In 1983, he won a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to study classical literature.  Thomas Earl Allen has a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  He currently resides in Ocala, Florida.

Grounded                                                                                         
By: Thomas Earl Allen
Diversion Press, Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
Distributed by Ingram
$9.95
ISBN: 978-1-935290-21-6
Paperback, 94 pages
Release Date: September 15, 2012

Poetry under review

Dear Poets,

Not only are we still accepting poetry, but we are still reviewing poetry.  Every poet who submits to us will get a letter informing them of acceptance or rejection.  We are excited to have had so many entries for this anthology and hope to have all poets notified as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the poetry anthology, feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,

The Diversion Press Team

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Book Reviewers Needed

Diversion Press is looking for Book Reviewers to review our new books.

If you have a blog, newspaper, journal, radio show, or other venue and are interested in reviewing books for Diversion Press please contact us. 

We have several new books coming out and could use help in reviewing them and launching blog tours.

We send our books out for review in a number of places such as The Library Journal, but if you have suggestions of where to send books for review we would be happy to hear from you.

diversionpress AT yahoo.com

Monday, August 13, 2012

Diversion Press is still accepting poetry

Diversion Press Call for Poetry

Diversion Press is gathering poems for the third poetry anthology.

This is a general audience poetry book and we hope that the poems have a wide readership. We are accepting poems from young poets, older poets, amateur poets, and professional poets. Please keep your poems geared for this audience. We prefer shorter poems (that fit on one page), although we may publish longer poems. We will NOT publish poetry that seems offensive (overly violent, sexual, or anything that puts children in a bad light).

For examples of the types of poems that we publish, please see our other two anthologies: Meanderings: A Collection of Poetic Verse and People Poetry.

Submission Format: Poems must be emailed with Poetry Anthologyin the subject line. A cover letter should be in the body of the email and the poems can be pasted or attached in a Word document. Poems should be typed exactly as you would like them to appear.

Guidelines: We would like a three sentence biography of each poet. You can send up to five poems at one time. Poems must be original, owned by the poet, and not previously published. We will notify you of acceptance or rejection by email. A release form must accompany all poems accepted.

Rights: We retain only the rights to publish the poems in this anthology and any version of this anthology (ebook, paperback, hardcover, and potentially on our website) or used to publicize this work. We do not retain the rights to publish your poetry in any other named anthology or work without a second release from you. Poets are free to publish their poems in any other work after they are published in this work.

Please note that attachments will not be opened if the body of the email does not address the attachments. You will be notified of acceptance or rejection in three to four weeks after submitting.

You do not have to purchase a copy of the work to be included in this work. Poets will be accepted and the work will be finalized prior to copies being available for sale. Contributors will not receive a free copy of the work nor any financial compensation, however, all published poets will have an opportunity to purchase the finished work at a reduced price.

Please follow our blog at www.diversionpress.blogspot.com
And view our website atwww.diversionpress.com

Emails can be sent to diversionpress AT yahoo.com (be sure to change the AT to @)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Blog Hits 100

The Diversion Press Blog now has 100 Followers.

Thanks to all of those that are Following us.  Readers might consider Following these Blogs as well.

We could still use your help!

Diversion Press is a small, independent press and spreading the word about our press helps in so many ways.

Please suggest to others to Follow our blog and if you are reading this but not yet Following, please do so.  It will allow you to keep up with all the new information at Diversion Press including announcements of publishing opportunities and blog tours.

Thanks again to all of our Followers.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Fall 2012

Hello and welcome to the Fall 2012

Diversion Press has lots of great things happening this fall.

We have several new books that are coming out including:

Grounded by Thomas Earl Allen, Grounded is contempory young adult.

After Dark:  A Collection of Haunting Tales, a horror anthology.

Butterfly Tattoo by Candace Dodd, a young adult supernatural romance.

Broomsticks II: The Halloween Spirit by Sean McHugh and Katie McHugh Parker, the sequel to our best-selling children's book Broomsticks.

We are still accepting poetry and reading through the hundreds that we have received!!!!

Thanks to all of our blog followers, new and old, our authors, our readers, and our customers and everyone that has helped Diversion Press!

You can contact us at diversionpress AT yahoo.com
And visit our website at www.diversionpress.com

Let's have a great fall.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Diversion Press is now accepting poetry

Diversion Press Call for Poetry

Diversion Press is gathering poems for the third poetry anthology.

This is a general audience poetry book and we hope that the poems have a wide readership.  We are accepting poems from young poets, older poets, amateur poets, and professional poets.  Please keep your poems geared for this audience.   We prefer shorter poems (that fit on one page), although we may publish longer poems.  We will NOT publish poetry that seems offensive (overly violent, sexual, or anything that puts children in a bad light).

For examples of the types of poems that we publish, please see our other two anthologies:  Meanderings:  A Collection of Poetic Verse and People Poetry.

Submission Format: Poems must be emailed with Poetry Anthology in the subject line.  A cover letter should be in the body of the email and the poems can be pasted or attached in a Word document.  Poems should be typed exactly as you would like them to appear. 

Guidelines:  We would like a three sentence biography of each poet.  You can send up to five poems at one time.  Poems must be original, owned by the poet, and not previously published.  We will notify you of acceptance or rejection by email.  A release form must accompany all poems accepted. 

Rights:  We retain only the rights to publish the poems in this anthology and any version of this anthology (ebook, paperback, hardcover, and potentially on our website) or used to publicize this work.  We do not retain the rights to publish your poetry in any other named anthology or work without a second release from you.  Poets are free to publish their poems in any other work after they are published in this work.

Please note that attachments will not be opened if the body of the email does not address the attachments.  You will be notified of acceptance or rejection in three to four weeks after submitting. 

You do not have to purchase a copy of the work to be included in this work.  Poets will be accepted and the work will be finalized prior to copies being available for sale.  Contributors will not receive a free copy of the work nor any financial compensation, however, all published poets will have an opportunity to purchase the finished work at a reduced price.

 Please follow our blog at www.diversionpress.blogspot.com
And view our website at www.diversionpress.com

Emails can be sent to diversionpress AT yahoo.com (be sure to change the AT to @)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Third Poetry Anthology

If you have already submitted poetry for the Third Poetry Anthology you should have received notice of acceptance or rejection.

If you have not yet submitted poetry, we are still taking poetry for this anthology.

Please send a cover letter in the body of the email and five poems by Word attachment exactly as you would like them to appear if published.

Send materials, or questions, to diversionpress AT yahoo.com

Thanks to all who have submitted, and to those who will submit, for your support of Diversion Press.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

After Dark: A Collection of Haunting Tales

After Dark:  A Collection of Haunting Tales, the horror and ghost anthology, nears publication.  If you are an author on this collection you should have received an email update today.  If you did not please send us an email ASAP.

This chilling collection brings together 24 short stories and even a couple of haunting poems. 

Keep an eye on the blog for more details.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Diversion Press Summer Catalog

The entire Diversion Press Catalog can be viewed on our website at www.diversionpress.com as a PDF download.

OR

Click here for a full list of our books and contact us to prepare an order for you using PayPal.

OR

You can also order our books through Amazon, click here to view our Amazon Store.



Please contact us with any questions!

Thanks.

The Diversion Press Team.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2012 OLDER WRITERS GRANT

SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2012 OLDER WRITERS GRANT

SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION
 PO Box 1693, Dubuque, IA 52004-1693

 http://www.speculativeliterature.org/

 For Immediate Release Feb 3, 2012

 SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES OLDER WRITERS GRANT

 The Speculative Literature Foundation (SLF) is pleased to announce
 that it is accepting applications for the 2012 Older Writers Grant.
 The grant of $750 is available to any writer of speculative literature
 of 50 years or older at the time of application who is just beginning
 to work professionally in the field. There are no restrictions on the
 use of the grant money.

The grant will be awarded by a committee of SLF staff members on the
basis of interest and merit. Applicants are asked to submit a brief
autobiographical statement, a writing sample, and a bibliography. For
 full details on how to apply for the grant, please see the SLF web
 site: http://www.speculativeliterature.org/Grants/SLFOlderWriters.php,
 or email olderwriters@speculativeliterature.org. Applications must be
 received by March 31st 2012. The successful applicant will be
 announced on June 1st 2012.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Diversion Press Author is also Wrestling Superstar


Did you know that one of the Diversion Press authors is an up-and-coming Wrestling Star?

Check out Briley Pierce here and read about his wrestling and academic background, including the mention of his Yellow Snow (a Diversion Press imprint) title I Can Make Out With Any Girl Here.
Briley was recently nominated as a runner-up to the prestigious Rookie of the Year Award by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.  If you get a chance pick up the magazine and take a look.  If you don’t you can always click this link and scroll down to 2011. 

Past nominees and winners of this award include Ric Flair, Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, and Scott Steiner.

Ryan wrote I Can Make Out With Any Girl Here while still finishing his Master’s Degree and is now pursuing a wrestling career.

Congrats to Briley/Ryan and his budding wrestling and writing career.

Opportunities at Diversion Press

Opportunities at Diversion Press

Publishing:

We are currently seeking poetry for publication in our third poetry anthology.  Please see our blog for details.

We are also immediately interested in Middle Grade manuscripts, illustrated children’s books, and shorter (well under 300 pages) well-researched history books.  Please see our submission guidelines for details.  Please submit via Email and include most of the information in the body of the email.

We are interested in humorous works for our Yellow Snow imprint.

Reviews:

We are seeking book reviewers.  If you know of a journal or newspaper that would like to review one of our books please send us the contact information.  If you know of a reputable blog that reviews books, please let us know.

Peer Reviewers:

We send out all academic books to at least two qualified peer reviewers prior to publication. If you would like to get on our peer review list, please let us know. Keep in mind that this will likely be an infrequent need.

Listings:

Diversion Press is always interested in finding print and online directories and places to list our information. If you know of somewhere that Diversion Press should be listed, please let us know.

You can always stay informed of what Diversion Press is doing by Following our Blog.

Be sure to visit the website at www.diversionpress.com and the blog at www.diversionpress.blogspot.com

Middle Grade Manuscripts

Diversion Press Seeks Middle Grade Manuscripts

Diversion Press is seeking proposals for middle grade works. Please visit our website and blog for details. www.diversionpress.comand www.diversionpress.blogspot.com

Queries and proposals can be sent to use vie email to diversionpress AT yahoo.com

Please be sure to include most of the information in the body of the email. If there is nothing in the body of the email the email attachments will not be read.

Poetry Anthology---Please send up to five poems

DIVERSION PRESS ANNOUNCES THIRD POETRY ANTHOLOGY and POETRY CONTEST

Diversion Press seeks poems for publication in an upcoming anthology.

Our most recent poetry anthology, People Poetry: For People, By People, and Sometimes About People was published last year. People Poetry includes over sixty poems by over sixty different poets.

Our other anthology Meanderings: A Collection of Poetic Versecombines the work of an array of first time published and seasoned poets. This collection is for a general readership and includes the winners from the Diversion Press annual poetry contest.

Poems for the new anthology must be for a general readership. Nothing offensive or vulgar will be published. Shorter poems will fare better. Poets will be notified of acceptance by email and will be required to return a release form. When submitting place a cover letter in the body of the email and attach in a Word Document up to five poems for consideration. The poems must be typed exactly as you would like them to appear. There must be a cover letter in the body of the email or the attachments will not be opened or receive a reply.

Contributors who are accepted will not get a free copy, but may purchase a discounted copy. Buying a copy is not required for publication, in fact you will be notified of acceptance or rejection long before there is an opportunity to purchase the work.

Please visit our website and blog to submit poems, to ask questions, to view our catalog, or to order books. We are seeking journal and blog reviews of our two published poetry anthologies. If you are interested please contact us. Our PDF catalog can be downloaded from our website.

Review of poems will begin on March 1. Please submit only once, with up to five poems.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

If You Don’t Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut

If You Don’t Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut

Linda Loegel  has been very busy with her Diversion Press publication, If You Don’t Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut.

She recently had an excellent review by Dennis Moore, a member of the San Diego Writers and Editors’ Guild.   Dennis said of Loegel’s storytelling that you “actually feel you are there yourself in the moment.”

You can view the entire review here:  http://www.sdwriteway.org/book_reviews/worms.htm


Our thanks to Dennis, you can see all of his book reviews for SDWriteaway here:  http://www.sdwriteway.org/book_reviews/1a_reviews_book.htm

In November Linda Linda Loegel was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Diamond Gateway Women’s Organization which took place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at Mt. Carmel Church of the Nazarene, 10060 Carmel Mountain Road, Rancho Penasquitos. She spoke on her two books, Bumps Along the Way and If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut (Diversion Press). She signed books after her talk.

On the 13th of December she signed books at the Las Mesa’s Branch of the La Mesa branch of the San Diego Public Library.


This month you can see her book displayed at the Annual Local Author's Exhibit. It will be on display at the library the entire month of February 2012.  Linda attended the reception on February 3.


The two photos above are from the reception.


CONGRATS LINDA!!!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Diversion Press Seeks Academic Works

Diversion Press Seeks Academic Works

Diversion Press is seeking proposals for academic non-fiction works.  These should be works available for a college or adult audience.  The types of works that we are interested in at this time include works on contemporary U.S. history, military history, military biography, and current events.

We are also interested in proposals from individuals wanting to write reference works (encyclopedias), anthologies, and course readers.  These items should be accompanied by a proposed table of contents and c.v.’s.

If you have something that you think we will be interested in, but it is not listed here, please contact us.

Queries and Proposals can be sent to Diversionpress AT yahoo.com

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello readers of our blog,









Have a Happy Valentine's Day.

Feel free to comment on what you are doing or what you did do for Valentine's Day.

Comments can be posted below.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Diversion Press Seeks Middle Grade Manuscripts

Diversion Press Seeks Middle Grade Manuscripts

Diversion Press is seeking proposals for middle grade works.  Please visit our website and blog for details.  www.diversionpress.com and www.diversionpress.blogspot.com

Queries and proposals can be sent to use vie email to diversionpress AT yahoo.com

Please be sure to include most of the information in the body of the email.  If there is nothing in the body of the email the email attachments will not be read.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Reviewers Needed

Diversion Press Seeks Reviews

We are eagerly seeking reviews of our books on book blogs, journals, magazines or newspapers.  If you are interested in reviewing for us, please send us an email with your name, some background, and the publication that you review for, including a link where possible.
Diversionpress AT yahoo.com

Saturday, February 11, 2012

DIVERSION PRESS ANNOUNCES THIRD POETRY ANTHOLOGY and POETRY CONTEST

DIVERSION PRESS ANNOUNCES THIRD POETRY ANTHOLOGY and POETRY CONTEST

Diversion Press seeks poems for publication in an upcoming anthology. 

Our most recent poetry anthology, People Poetry:  For People, By People, and Sometimes About People was published last year.  People Poetry includes over sixty poems by over sixty different poets.

Our other anthology Meanderings: A Collection of Poetic Verse combines the work of an array of first time published and seasoned poets. This collection is for a general readership and includes the winners from the Diversion Press annual poetry contest.

Poems for the new anthology must be for a general readership.  Nothing offensive or vulgar will be published.  Shorter poems will fare better.   Poets will be notified of acceptance by email and will be required to return a release form.  When submitting place a cover letter in the body of the email and attach in a Word Document up to five poems for consideration.   The poems must be typed exactly as you would like them to appear.   There must be a cover letter in the body of the email or the attachments will not be opened or receive a reply.

Contributors who are accepted will not get a free copy, but may purchase a discounted copy.  Buying a copy is not required for publication, in fact you will be notified of acceptance or rejection long before there is an opportunity to purchase the work.

Please visit our website and blog to submit poems, to ask questions, to view our catalog, or to order books.  We are seeking journal and blog reviews of our two published poetry anthologies.  If you are interested please contact us.  Our PDF catalog can be downloaded from our website.

Review of poems will begin on March 1.  Please submit only once, with up to five poems.