A few notes on a Friday night in Honolulu:

An African Proverb:
"The King Fears Only The Poets."

News this week:

Giant squids beached in Newport, California.

A sixty-five-year old woman gives birth.

A 19-pound baby is born to a woman in Brazil.

And voters in Iraq don’t know the names of the candidates, nor where they are to vote.

Now, what’s the real story here?


And be sure and vote for me at www.nammys.com. The voting ends this week.

Other news: My music is now available for easy download on iTunes! Check it out!


A Thousand Roads is getting good reviews at Sundance.

Here’s one by Peter Hanson at Film Threat:


Tomorrow I’ll be in the Chinese New Year Parade, accompanying my relative Bill Tiger and other members of the local native community who’ve been invited to be part of the new year’s festivities.


Seeking submissions for an anthology with the working title:

“Mesas and Towers: Stories from the Southwest”

Salina Bookshelf, Inc. is seeking original written work by American Indian writers located in the Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma, Southern California, Nevada) region of the United States.

The goal of this anthology is to collect fiction, creative non-fiction, and autobiographies focused on the Southwest experience from the American Indian point of view. Ideally, contributing writers would submit two stories: one that takes place before 1940, and another after 1940. Single submissions are acceptable. We would like a balance of “traditional”/older (before 1940) stories mixed with more contemporary (after 1940) experiences.

Manuscripts considered for publication need to meet the following:

• Genres: fiction, creative non-fiction, autobiography, poetry.

• Submissions cannot exceed 25 pages (6500) words – length of the story is up to the writer, but both stories combined cannot exceed 25 pages.

• Unpublished, original work is preferred; should a previously published or excerpts from a previously published work require a reprint fee, the fee payment is the responsibility of the author.

• Each manuscript should contain a cover sheet with the author’s name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, along with a biographical statement.

• Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, on one side only of 8-1/2 x 11 write paper; if sent via email, send using Microsoft Word document.

• Send also a disk or CD-ROM formatted for Microsoft document with hardcopy. Do not send the only copy of your manuscript; make sure you have an original copy of your work. Salina Bookshelf, Inc. is not responsible for any lost manuscripts.

• Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with sufficient postage if you wish to have your work returned.

• Submission deadline: May 15, 2005

Send submissions to: DeLyssa K. Begay
P.O. Box 3080
Chinle, Arizona 86503
Email: delyssabegay@salinabookshelf.com

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