The next L. A. CineFest will be held January 14-15 at the Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica. This monthly festival has grown internationally throughout the past year, earning a listing on IMDb. Master Moon is one of four screenplays to have made the final round, a short script about a gruff Korean Seon master who raises a little girl. See: http://www.lacinefest.org/november2016.html.
Lexington Blue has been selected as a quarterfinalist in the Monthly Film Festival in Glasgow: http://tmff.net/winners/screenplay-competition/october-november-2016/
The online literary journal Scintilla, edited by Tim Lepczyk, published its 10th issue on December 1st. It contains fiction by Jessica Barksdale, Joey R. Poole, Jude Brewer, and Michael Putnam, and nonfiction by Yousef Allouzi. It also features poetry by Claire Scott, M.V. Montgomery, Charity Winters, David James, Nancy Flynn, William Doresky, Jen Karetnik, Carter Vance, Steve Klepetar, Linda Nemec Foster, Jack Ridl, January Pearson, and Alan Montes.