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Thomas Lee Wins Emerging Writers Award for Fiction

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aaduna presented two short stories ("Angels of Queens" and "Jesus Year") by Tom Lee in the Premier/Winter 2011 Issue launched back in February.  As one of our inaugural writers, we provide raucous applause and sincere congratulations to him on winning this first ever Ploughshares award for fiction. 

Please visit
http://www.pshares.org/read/article-detail.cfm?intArticleID=9524
Read Tom's published work in aaduna's premier issue:
http://aaduna.org/lee_angels1.html (Please note:  use the "back arrow" button from your web browser to return to aaduna notes) 
The Ploughshares announcement will be printed in that periodical's August 15 issue. The December issue will contain Tom's winning story, "The Gospel of Blackbird", as well as his profile.   Congrats Tom!!!!

SUBMISSIONS CALL

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Eastern Shores of Michigan and Getting Ready for the Fall Issue

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It is interesting how different locales can spark creative ideas and opportunities.  The July 15-17 weekend gave us the opportunity to visit St. Clair, Port Huron, Lexington and then Roseville, MI with Detroit added on as part of the return road trip back to Auburn.  There is a different vibrancy that marks these areas; however, it pushed me to further realize that there are creative and exciting opportunities everywhere...you just have to look; be open, and have the ability to adjust to influences you may not be used to. 
Onto the next point....
The excitement is starting to build for the Fall 2011 Issue, scheduled for launch on October 3rd.  For me, each issue exists in its own domain of creativity but tries to push the envelope for the next issue.  The burden (real or imagined) for the Fall issue is that it is the "opening act" for our First Anniversary Issue scheduled for February 2012.  The more we push the boundaries in the Fall Issue, the more …