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Ellington Ties for Third in Contest

Ellington Ties for Third in Contest

Joins the winners of Toasted Cheese's Creative Non-Fiction Contest

(PRWEB) August 9, 2005

Author Devon Ellington’s non-fiction piece, “Dog Driving” tied for third place in literary magazine TOASTED CHEESE’s A Midsummer Tale Contest. The winning entries will be published in their September 2005 issue.

Ellington writes the serials THE WIDOW'S CHAMBER(western), TAPESTRY(mystery), and CUTTHROAT CHARLOTTE(action/adventure pirate) for www. keepitcoming. net. In addition, she is a regular contributor to the sports site www. femmefan. com, where she covers ice hockey and horse racing.

Her new project, The Thirteen Traveling Journals Project (http://13TravelingJournalsproject. blogspot. com (http://13TravelingJournalsproject. blogspot. com)) is gaining international attention, and her blog on the writing life, Ink in My Coffee (http://inkinmycoffee. blogspot. com (http://inkinmycoffee. blogspot. com)), has an exponentially expanding readership. She publishes under a half a dozen names in various genres, both fiction and non-fiction.

TOASTED CHEESE (http://www. toasted-cheese. com (http://www. toasted-cheese. com)) is a well-regarded literary magazine launched in 2001, by writers and for writers. Relying on creative collaboration, a solid sense of humor and, most importantly, good writing, the magazine hosts chats and contests in addition to publishing quarterly issues.

“I so rarely enter contests,” Ellington admits. “But I like the quality of the publication. The tone and style are unique and it doesn’t fall into cliché. I came across the information for the Midsummer Tale Contest literally while I held a draft of ‘Dog Driving’ in my hand, wondering what to do with it, because it’s a bit on the quirky side and doesn’t fit genre labels. ‘Dog Driving’ is one of my favorite pieces, because it reflects a particularly happy -- if slightly odd – summer of my life, and I hoped it would be a good fit. I’m delighted they thought so, too!”

For more information, visit Toasted Cheese at www. toasted-cheese. com or Devon EllingtonÂ’s website at www. devonellingtonwork. com.