Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Human Experience

This looks like a movie everyone should see.

1 comment:

Andrew McNabb said...

Sorry for leaving this note unrelated to the video in your comments section, but I saw not other way of getting in touch. Anyway...

I am sending the press release below, intended for Writers and Readers of Catholic Literary Fiction and Non-Fiction, to a cross-section of Blogs listed on St. Blog’s Parish. Please consider posting it on your website. To provide you with some comfort in doing so, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Andrew McNabb (www.Andrew-McNabb.com.) I am a writer of Catholic Literary Fiction. I have published widely, both in some of the country’s top secular journals and in a number of prestigious “religious” journals and anthologies as well, including “Not Safe, But Good (Best Christian Short Stories, 2007)”(Thomas Nelson.) My first book-length work, entitled “The Body of This,” (Warren Machine) will be released in March. Joseph Pearce and Bret Lott have written wonderful blurbs for the cover and my publicity schedule is filling up. More about me and my writing can be seen at www.andrew-mcnabb.com.
I am prefacing this e-mail by telling you this to give credibility to the small publishing house, Leoness Books (www.LeonessBooks.com), that I am starting as a result of my publishing experience as a Catholic writer. There is a dearth of publishing opportunities for writers of what I would call “Catholic Literary Writing.” I have been told by prominent agents, who have approached me after seeing my work in secular journals—and who, after seeing my full body of work, say, “Your writing is too Christian for the Trade (Big) publishers and too Catholic for the CBA (Christian Book Association—Evangelical.) As for the Catholic publishing establishment, they are more interested in theology and apologetics than in fiction and narrative non-fiction, and are often constrained by religious order affiliation.

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Leoness Book Press Release

Attention Writers & Readers!
Leoness Books is a newly formed small press specializing in Literary Catholic Writing. Leoness has been created due to the dearth of publishing opportunities for Catholic writers whose work can be described as "Literary, yet artfully overt." Leoness is seeking book-length fiction (both novels and story collections) and narrative non-fiction submissions for their Leoness Book Award, and short stories for their Best Catholic Short Stories, 2010 edition.

Leoness Books is also seeking dedicated readers who are tired of the syrupy genre fiction that Christian publishers attempt to pass off as "real life," who are put off by the poorly written Apocalyptic novels that misrepresent Bible teaching, and disheartened by the plethora of literary options for nearly every subset of humanity, except for devout Catholics seeking quality literature inspired by faith. There are several ways to become involved and ensure Leoness Books’ success. Please visit www.LeonessBooks.com for more information.