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U.P. Reader

The U.P. Reader is an annual publication that represents the cross-section of writers that are the membership of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association. This annual anthology will be used as a vehicle to showcase and promote the writers of the Upper Peninsula. Copies of the U.P. Reader will be made available to book sellers, UPPAA members, libraries, and news services.

Submission Guidelines

  • Must be a current member of the UPPAA to submit.
  • Submissions must be original with no prior appearance in web or print.  Submissions will be accepted for up to 5,000 words.  Writers who submit work which has previously appeared in blog posts, web pages, eBooks, or in print will be disqualified.
  • Submissions can be any type of genre, Fiction, Nonfiction (memoirs, history, essays, feature articles, interviews, opinions) and Poetry. These also can include photography or artwork, but author must show permission for use.
  • All submissions will be  reviewed through a jury and the submissions will be chosen through this process.
  • We prefer Microsoft Word Document (.DOC) files only or plain text files (.TXT).   Do not submit PDF files.  If you have some other type of text file, please inquire.
  • Authors may include photos with the understanding that they will be converted to black-and-white.  We reserve the right to limit the number of photos per story that will be used. Photos should be at least 300 DPI and no smaller than 2 inches on a sided (i.e. 600px minimum). If the Author is not the photographer, we may ask for a simple one-page “Photo Release” form to be sent in.

The U.P. Reader will require FIRST time rights in print and digital. After one year ALL rights will return to the author. The U.P.P.A.A. retains the right to use it in perpetuity.  For Example, we anticipate a “Best of U.P. Reader” to be issued for the 10th anniversary.

Publication Schedule for U.P. Reader Issue #3

  • Submission deadline: Nov. 15th, 2018
  • Dec 21, 2018    Jury / peer-review process begins
  • Jan 15th, 2019 announcement of selected submissions
  • Jan 16- Feb:  Typesetting and cover design
  • Spring Conference 2019:  Launch celebration, location to be determined.

Send submissions to mikel_classen@yahoo.com or dfrontiera@wildblue.net

Be sure to put “U.P. Reader Submission” in the subject line.

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BOOKSTORES

Marquette Regional History Center
Attn: Jessica Bays – Store Manager
145 W Spring St
Marquette, MI 49855-4628

Marquette Arts & Culture Center
217 N Front St
Marquette, MI 49855-4220

Gloria Tiglas, Acquisitions Mgr
Booktique
125 S Cedar St
Manistique, MI 49854-1437

Acquisitions Manager
MTU Campus Bookstore
1503 Townsend Dr
Houghton, MI 49931-1228

Tony Bausano, Acquisitions Mgr
Copper World
101 5th St
Calumet, MI 49913-1601

(Address change below)
Country Village Bookstore
Michelle Lamere, Acquisitions Mgr
850 US 41 W
Ishpeming, MI 49849-3181

Da Yoopers Tourist Trap
Anne: Acquisitions Mgr
490 N Steel St
Ishpeming, MI 49849-2667

Gift Station
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
101 Cedar St
Munising, MI 49862-1019

Lloyd Wescoat
Grandpa’s Barn
340 Fourth Street
COPPER HARBOR, MI 49918

Acquisitions Manager: Nancy Dwyer
Falling Rock Cafe
104 E Munising Ave
Munising, MI 49862-1114

First Edition too bookstore
attn: Acquisitions Mgr
W4487 Worth Rd
Moran, MI 49760-9830

Fort Wilkins Gift Shop
Attn: Acquisionts Mgr
5223 Hwy Us-41
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Island Bookstore
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
PO Box 1298
Mackinac Island, MI 49757-1298

Island Books & Crafts
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
101 E Portage Ave
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783-2001

Knothole Gift Shop
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
21235 Alberta Ave
Lanse, MI 49946-9564

Laughing Loon Bookstore
Attn: Laurel And Hannah Rooks
242 1st Street;
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Michigan Fair
Attn: Amy Chapin
114 W Washington St
Marquette, MI 49855-4320

Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Attn: Gift Shop Acquisitions
73 Forge Rd
Negaunee, MI 49866-9532

NMU Bookstore
Attn: Helen Bicigo, Acquisitions
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855-2818

North Wind Books
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
437 Quincy St
Hancock, MI 49930-1878

Safe Harbor Books
Attn: Kristen Diehl, Acquisitions Mgr
PO Box 398
Cedarville, MI 49719-0398

Snowbound Books
Attn: Dana Schultz, Acquisitions Mgr
118 N 3rd St
Marquette, MI 49855-4304

Synder Drugstores
Attn: Patty Nault, Acquisitions Mgr
1330 US Highway 41 W
Ishpeming, MI 49849-3152

Touch of Finland Books
Attn: Bryan LaChappel
2853 US 41 W
Marquette, MI 49855-2252

Up North Books
Attm Mike Hauxwell, Acquisitions Mgr
3362 I 75 Business Spur
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783-3605

Mackinac State Historic Parks
Attn: Gift Shop Acquisitions
PO Box 873P
Mackinaw City, MI 49701-0873

LSSU Bookstore
Attn: Amber McLean, Acquisitions Mgr
1000 College Dr
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783-1637

COFFEE SHOPS

Dead River Coffee
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
119 W Baraga Ave
Marquette, MI 49855-4741

The Serving Spoon
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
821 1st St
Menominee, MI 49858-3231

Stone Cup Coffee House
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
1222 Ludington St
Escanaba, MI 49829-3539

Moose Jackson Cafe
Attn: Acquisitions Mgr
221 E A St
Iron Mountain, MI 49801-3462

GIFT SHOPS

Next UPPAA Board Meeting – July 6th

Agenda

  • Review of Conference
  • Fall Picnic Planning

All UPPAA members are welcome to attend in person at the Peter White Library in Marquette, MI or by phone through TotallyFreeConferenceCall:

Dial: 712-432-6299
Enter your passcode: 483921

Peter White Public Library

Peter White Public Library

Gretchen Preston has passed on to me this call for presenters at Young
Authors. Contact information below:
The Marquette-Alger Young Authors’ Conference began with an idea to
build literacy and authorship within our community. It started with a
handful of educators and 347 first through sixth grade children. Over
the past 39 years, the conference has grown to include 13 schools and
about 3,000 children, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The
conference takes place over four days each May at Northern Michigan
University, but literacy activities extend throughout the whole school
year. The activities involve reading, researching, writing,
illustrating, sharing, and finally publishing a book as a culminating
project.
A day at the Young Authors’ Conference consists of four events. Students
will attend the author presentation, celebrate their own writing during
a book-sharing session, and attend a “special” class lead by a local
presenter. Students will also enjoy lunch at Northern Michigan
University’s Marketplace. It is a fun and busy day for all!
There are many local businesses, authors, musicians, and other talented
people who are presenters at Young Authors. Presenters sessions last
about 45 minutes. There are three sessions per day. Presenters can
present one session or however many sessions will work for them. We are
hoping to get more U.P. Authors as presenters next year. If you are
interested in being a presenter Please email me Katie Holt at
katiehlt@hotmail.com. I will put you on our list to contact you when we
begin planning next years conference. We will begin planning Young
Authors in September and will start contacting presenters in January.
You can check out more about our past conferences at
U.P. Reader -- Issue #2

U.P. Reader — Issue #2

At last we have a link you can give to family and friends to purchase U.P. Reader — Issue #2

At the Spring Meeting, Mikel will speak about getting us into brick-and-mortar stores around the U.P.
See you on June 2nd!

 

MARQUETTE, MI (April 27, 2018) — The U.P. Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA) has announced the winners of its first Dandelion Cottage Short Story Contest.

UPPAA, established in 1998 as an organization for anyone from or associated with Upper Michigan who is interested in writing and publishing, has continually sought to educate its members on all aspects of writing, publishing, and book marketing. Since its founding, the organization has grown to more than one hundred authors. Its members have produced a wide variety of books ranging from U.P. history and travel books to historical fiction, mysteries, romance, fantasy, science fiction, nature, recreation, children’s books, and poetry.

The idea to hold a short story contest for high school students was the brain child of Larry Buege, UPPAA’s current treasurer and the author of several books, including his popular young adult Chogan Native American series. Buege said he was inspired to create the contest to encourage young writers because he has a granddaughter in Wisconsin who published her first novel while in the sixth grade. “I was convinced that we may have similarly talented writers in the U.P.,” Buege said.

Buege approached the rest of the UPPAA board members, who embraced the idea of a contest that would encourage students to become interested in writing and to pursue their talents. Buege also found an anonymous donor to provide financial support. He chose to name the contest after the classic children’s book Dandelion Cottage (1904) by Carroll Watson Rankin, an author from Marquette who published several children’s novels. Once the contest was announced and entries began to come in, Buege was confirmed in believing the idea was a good one. “I was not disappointed,” he said. “The quality of the submissions was beyond my expectations.”

U.P. Reader Issue #2

U.P. Reader Issue #2

The submissions were judged by a group of UPPAA members, all authors themselves. Prizes for the contest were designated to be $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. However, this first year there was a tie for third place and the judges also decided to award an Honorable Mention. In addition to the cash prizes, the first place winner’s name will be engraved on a traveling trophy that will be displayed at the student’s school each year. First, second, and third place winners are also all given medallions with their names and award placement engraved on them. Finally, the first and second place winners’ stories will be published in the 2nd annual U.P. Reader, the new literary publication of UPPAA, which will be released at UPPAA’s annual meeting on June 2.

This year, the first place winner of the Dandelion Cottage Short Story Contest is Katie McEachern, a freshman from Negaunee. She won for her story “The Attack.” Second place is awarded to Emma Locknane, a junior from Gwinn, for her story “Welcome to the New Age.” Third place is awarded to both Anna Laakso, a sophomore from Republic/Michigamme, for her story “Elite” and Sarah Lauzon, a fifth grader from Ironwood for “Henry the Kitten.” Honorable Mention is awarded to Sierra Hendrickson, a freshman from Negaunee, for her story “Abducted.”

Treasurer Larry Buege and Vice President Gretchen Preston have been traveling to the schools to present the awards to the students. In addition, at the annual UPPAA conference, President Tyler Tichelaar will present the traveling trophy to the first place winner and her teacher.

The Landmark Inn, Marquette

The Landmark Inn, Marquette

UPPAA’s annual conference will be held this year at the Landmark Inn in Marquette from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To attend the conference, visit https://uppaa.org/meeting-registration/. A full schedule of the conference, including speakers and presentations, is included at the website. Deadline for registration is May 25. Writers of all ages are welcome.

The second annual Dandelion Cottage contest is now open for entries. Full submission guidelines can be found at http://www.dandelioncottage.org/. The deadline for the contest is January 31, 2019.

-END-

Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association
For Immediate Release�
Contact: Tyler Tichelaar
(906) 226-1543
President@UPPAA.org
www.UPPAA.org

 

 

U.P. Reader -- Issue #2

U.P. Reader — Issue #2 posters now available!

U.P. Reader — Issue #2 cover posters of the wolf that Mikel Classen photographed near Marquette, MI are available for a limited time!  Each poster is printed on lush Fujifilm photographic paper, the same photo paper you would get at an old-timey camera store.

You can pick them up. at the UPPAA Spring Meeting at the Landmark Inn (Marquette, MI) on June 2nd, 2018.

Each poster includes a sturdy, re-usable cardboard tube mailer with plastic caps to protect the poster as you take it from one venue to the next.

About the photo, Mikel Classen writes:

This was shot a few years back in northern Marquette County. That was back when I carried a Pentax and still shot with film. This was taken with a 200 m telephoto lens on 35mm film. I’ve always felt that the wolf is the embodiment of the spirit of the Upper Peninsula. Loyal to its family, yet independent and tenacious, a creature that has overcome all odds to survive, the wolf’s struggle reflects our struggles.
There is no U.P. wilderness without the wolf. To hear the call of the wolf echoing across the untamed landscape is to truly live.

 

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