Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hold On To Your Receipts!/Tagged!

Tin House Books, a publisher in Portland, OR, announced on June 30, 2010 it's "BUY A BOOK, SAVE A BOOKSTORE" promotion:
PORTLAND, OREGON (June 30, 2010) In the spirit of discovering new talent as well as supporting established authors and the bookstores who support them, Tin House Books will accept unsolicited manuscripts dated between August 1 and November 30, 2010, as long as each submission is accompanid by a receipt for a book from a bookstore. Tin House magazine will require the same for unsolicited submissions sent between September 1 and December 30, 2010.
Click on over to their website for the complete details, which actually sound kind of fun! If you're shopping for an agent or publisher, go ahead and submit. But don't forget to include your receipt from a bookstore.


Speaking of receipts, I was tagged by the lovely Suzie at ~Writer Junkie~ to reveal the contents of my - UGH- purse.

Which is utterly unfair, 'cause, you know, if I was a DUDE I'd never be asked to perform this oh-so embarassing act.

Hey, ever thought about that word? Embarrassing? Ever take it apart? Em-bare-ass-ing. Fits, huh?

Okay, under protest, I'll do it. But only because I love you, Suzie. And then only because you (and several of my other Blogger heroines) preceded me in performing this dastardly deed.

First, thank you to my sister-in-law, Carolyn, who gave me this Kathy Van Zeeland bag for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. I LOVE Kathy bags because they're fun and funky colors AND they have lots of pockets.

As for the contents, here goes:

1) wallet, no I will NOT reveal its contents. But you can guess if you want to;
2) cell phone/home phone/business phone which is also my phone book, my alarm clock and my calculator;
3) Terry Brooks' "First King of Shannara" on its way back to the library;
4) various and sundry business cards for people who have not made it in to my cell phone/phone book;
5) my Sony Super Steady Shot digital camera and Tamrac case (with extra battery). This goes everywhere with me;
6) a postal receipt for stamps;
7) a bottle of HCL for digestion and, HEY, that is definitely tmi;
8) three (count 'em) checkbooks, two personal, one business;
9) Doctor's brushpicks (again, tmi!);
10) three pens;
11) two lipsticks, one lip gloss and one spf 15 sunscreen, and no I DON'T wear them all at the same time. Except maybe the lip gloss;
12) sunglasses, again, ALWAYS with me;
13) my 'cheaters', 1.50 reading glasses;
14) car/house keys; and
15) a key (that doesn't work) to a meeting hall.

Over to the side is a composition book that is too large to fit. But it also goes everywhere with me. It's my 'memory in a binder' cum 'idea catcher' thingy.

OK, folks, that's all. I'm done baring me arse. And my purse. What we won't do in pursuit of the arts!

BUT WAIT, I'm supposed to tag two other gullible amazing women. The rules? Reveal the contents of your bag and tag two others to do the same. Here goes:

Mary, Giggles and Guns; and

Jules, Trying to Get Over the Rainbow

P.S. If you guys have already been tagged, you don't have to reveal again. Just pass on the tag to some other unsuspecting lovely ladies. :)


Writer Junkie said...

I absolutely LOVE your purse! That is gorgeous! I'm gonna have to check out Kathy Van Zeeland's website too! :D

Thanks for posting about Tin House... I think I'll add a bit about it on my blog after my Tuesday Teaser (that I'm already late for) - if you don't mind. :D

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Suzie, by all means, spread the word. Maybe one of our blogger buddies will get published out of the deal. Wouldn't THAT be awesome!

Do check out Kathy's website. I've also seen her selling her marvelous bags on TV. I usually get mine at Marshall's at a generous discount. Which means they're probably last season's but, hey, it doesn't make such a big dent in the, er, um, pocketbook. :)

Mary@GigglesandGuns said...

Oh, just thanks loads! (Did you catch the sarcasm there?) I will post the contents in my Friday post -- it won't be pretty.
And I too will mention Tin House.

Giggles and Guns

Eric W. Trant said...

Tin House missed a key point: The receipt should be from one of THEIR books.

Or at least that sort of receipt would guarantee some level of reading.

I'm pretty sure I never wanted to see inside a woman's purse. I feel reverse-violated, sorta like afterwards you find out she used to be a dude.


- Eric

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Oooo, good one, Eric. You can also do some other fun stuff, according to their website, like making silly videos, etc. HEY, if you make a silly video you have to share it with your bloggies. Since you don't have a purse and all...

And, I know, dude. I really, REALLY hated to subject you to it, too. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Great purse!

Neat information from Tin House! :)

Denise Covey said...

Love the Kathy bags. You can fit so much in obviously!

The Tin House link is interesting but you wonder how they will cope with the flood of MSs.

Fun post, Olivia..:)

The Words Crafter said...

Love Kathy bags! This was a fun post to read, and I loved Eric's comment :P I'm so very very thankful you didn't tag me. Whew! It really would have been tmi, LOL! And you'd all see what a pack rat I can be...will go look at the Tin House...

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Mary, Mary, I am soo sorry dear. But, well, it was not completely awful. I promise.

Jemi, thanks! Aren't you glad YOU didn't get tagged. :)

L'Aussie, I'm hoping they have some summer interns to handle the influx. Wish I had one to submit. :) And thanks!

WC, Eric's too funny. I miss his posts. Yeah, be grateful. At least now I don't have to quiver in the corner in fear waiting and wondering when I'm next. Mary and Jules got tagged because they had just popped up on my dashboard about the time I got done with my post.


dolorah said...

That was fun! And thanks for the Tin House link. Very interesting.


Jules said...

Well THANK YOU so much for the tag. I will work on that post today, right after I clean a table to empty it on.

Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

Donna, yet betcha? Are you going to submit something to them? Yes, yes, go for it!!

Jules, you are sooo welcome, lol. I had to clear a space on my table, too. YANA! (you are not alone...:)

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