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Is this the month self-publishing becomes respectable in the UK?

In Amelia Curzon blogs on April 24, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Mungai and the Goa Constrictor:

This seems like a wonderful opportunity for self-published authors

Originally posted on BRIDGET WHELAN writer:

Literary prize for self-published novelThe Guardian newspaper has joined with publisher Legend Times to offer a monthly literary prize to the best self-published novels written in the English language – translations are also eligible. Submissions are first read by a panel of Legend’s readers who will draw up a shortlist of up to 10 titles a month. The prize is respectability and exposure – the winning book will be reviewed in the Guardian. Claire Armitstead, the newspaper’s literary editor , explained why they had decided to launch the prize:

“the phenomenon of self-publishing over the last couple of years has become too big for any of us to ignore”.

Submissions will be open for the first fortnight of each calendar month. The book must have been self-published after 31 December 2011 and should be sent to self-published@theguardian.com with “Self-Published Book of the Month Submission” in the subject line. Find out morehere.

Without quality…

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You won’t believe these were once fighting dogs – there is hope

In Amelia Curzon blogs on April 10, 2014 at 11:36 pm

Originally posted on aussiedogblog.com:

These Were Michael Vick’s Fighting Dogs. Where They Are Now is Beautiful.

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In honor of national dog fighting awareness day through the ASPCA, we wanted to feature a few pups who overcame all the odds and proved that the pups are not vicious killers– they’re just regular dogs who’ve been put through extreme circumstances.

The pups we’ve featured below are a few of the “Vicktory Dogs,” the dogs who were rescued from Atlanta Falcon Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring back in 2007. When the dogs were discovered in Vick’s home, many people said even though the situation was horrible, these dogs should be put down because of their obvious violent natures and killer instincts.

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Fluoridated Water….Ahh No Thanks.

In Amelia Curzon blogs on March 16, 2014 at 1:20 am

Originally posted on HeartBound :

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Fluoride is something that most people have heard of, but very few people actually know anything about. For most of us, our understanding of fluoride comes from what we’ve been told by governments and corporations. Together, they are responsible for the vast majority of the fluoride found in our water and food supply.

For over 50 years we’ve been taught that fluoride is necessary for healthy teeth – that it helps to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay. As a public ‘service’, governments add fluoride to our water so that everyone can enjoy stronger, healthier teeth. But what is fluoride really? Is it ethical to medicate the public without their consent? Can it ever be safe to blindly administer a drug to entire populations when each individual has their own unique health needs? Is there actual science that proves the efficacy and safety of fluoride?

Fact – the fluoride…

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