Call for Submissions – Doug Fir Fiction Award

Ashland Creek Press is delighted to be a sponsor of the 2013-14 Bear Deluxe Magazine Doug Fir Fiction Award! Please see below for complete guidelines, and you can also click here for details and more info. The Bear Deluxe Magazine welcomes submissions of previously unpublished short stories up to 5,000 words, relating to a sense …

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Ashland’s 4th of July is red, white, blue — and green

Happy Independence Day from Ashland! One of the best things about living in Ashland is being surrounded by people who share a great love of the planet — and among the highlights of today’s 4th of July festivities was seeing so many folks dedicated to making the world a better place. Below are just a …

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Baby steps to a better world

Living a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle has its challenges. As Portia de Rossi (who, along with her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, is vegan) told VegNews, “I think it’s more difficult to be vegan than gay.” She noted that eating vegetarian meals among meat eaters is “kind of suggesting that what someone else is doing is bad or wrong, and it …

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The Tourist Trail is the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Animal Book Club pick for May

I am thrilled to announce that John’s novel, The Tourist Trail, has been chosen by the Animal Legal Defense Fund‘s Animal Book Club as its May book club pick! The ALDF is an amazing organization that has been fighting since 1979 to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system — …

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Happy anniversary to Equamore sanctuary

It was such a delight to spend Saturday evening at the Equamore Foundation horse sanctuary in Ashland — the sanctuary is celebrating another year of rescuing and rehabilitating abused and abandoned horses, and a crowd of supporters gathered to drink champagne and visit with Equamore staff and the beautiful horses who are Equamore’s success stories. …

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