November 8, 2017

Last Day to Vote! Round 2 of the Championship Playoffs

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Last Day to Vote! Round 2 of the Championship Playoffs

Today, Sunday, November 12, is your last chance to vote in the final Playoff Round! All voting ends at 11:59 p.m. EST tonight. Winners will be announced tomorrow, Monday, at 6:00 p.m. EST. After you’ve voted for these works, they winners of Rounds 1 and 2 will compete for the Championship. Here are the contestants and the link where you can cast your vote: Allison Whitbeck, “Eyes” vs. Judith Manzoni-Ward, “Three Poems” Melissa Campbell Leon, “Loves” vs. Amy Rivers, “Death and the Glutton” Jenny Cokeley, “A Daisy” vs. William Masters, “Siren’s Lament” Click here to begin reading and vote for your favorite stories. Fictional Cafe Contest Championships final Round Voting ends Sunday, November 12, at 11:59 p.m. Let’s all vote so we can learn who our champions are!  

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November 5, 2017

Championship Playoffs, Round 1: The FC Anthology Contest Continues!

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Championship Playoffs, Round 1: The FC Anthology Contest Continues!

Last week we wound up the rematches. Today we launch the Championship Playoffs of The FC Anthology Contest. Without further adieu, please read the following works and vote for your favorite(s): Round 1, Fiction: William Cooke, “Winter’s Walk” vs. Amy Rivers, “Giving up the Ghost” Mindy Windholm, “Mirabilis” vs. Mike Mavilia, “Triumphant Return” Joanna Ghazali, “Night Shift” vs. Beth Roper, “Ghost of an Idea” Round 1, Poetry: Judy Wood, “Winter Moon” vs. Suman Chatterjee. “Beautiful Mind” Click to get those votes out, and thank you for participating! http://www.fictionalcafe.com/fictional-cafe-contest-championships/

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November 1, 2017

The FC Anthology Contest Resumes!

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The FC Anthology Contest Resumes!

Dear Coffee Club Members, Contestants and Friends Everywhere, It’s time for the rematches. We had a lot of ties and some no-votes, but here are the Round 1 playoffs! Jane Ward for “Diplomacy” vs. Natalie Rodriguez for “Tongue Tied” Peggy McAloon for  “Elle Burton” vs. Bill McStowe for “Love What You Find” Dee Horne for “Catalupa” vs. Annie Tvetenstrand for “Musee” Please click here to cast your votes and check in on Thursday for Championship Round 1. http://www.fictionalcafe.com/fictional-cafe-contest-championship/  Voting ends at 11:59 pm November 2nd. Yours Truly, Jason

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October 17, 2017

The Extraordinary Ordinary: Doing Good for Others With Our Art

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The Extraordinary Ordinary: Doing Good for Others With Our Art

Our newest barista, Natalie Rodriguez, is a gifted writer and digital video director-producer with a cause to share. She wants people to become more aware of a great and growing affliction of our youth, and you can help her get that message out into the world. Please join Natalie’s crowdfunding project on Seed and Spark to finance and create The Extraordinary Ordinary The narrative follows the story of three college students navigating their way through the music, writing, and photography scenes. When one of them experiences a panic attack. they begin revisiting their history with mental health. ERICA strives to complete a long overdue photography project from high school but who struggles to find balance and closure from her past due to her ongoing battle with panic attacks. She befriends a classmate, BIANCA, a writer who has…

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October 9, 2017

The 400th!

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The 400th!

Last month, we received notice of the 400th member of our Fictional Café Coffee Club. This was a milestone moment for us, so we wanted to share the news and introduce the 400th member to you. Coffee Clubbers, please meet Dianne Patten, who works in the Staples Print Services Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. She’s wearing our Fictional Café hat and holding our brand-new FC coffee mug. Congratulations, Dianne! We’re happy you’ve joined our community and delighted that you’re Our 400th! Like our new mug? Stay tuned to learn how to get one for yourself!  

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October 9, 2017

NEW! Rounds 3 and 4 of the FC Anthology Contest!

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NEW! Rounds 3 and 4 of the FC Anthology Contest!

Dear Coffee Clubbers – Sorry to say, but we’ve had some system difficulties over the weekend that kinda messed up posting new rounds. We apologize, and want you to rest assured we’re all over this and getting it fixed so the contest will run smoothly going forward. Here are Rounds 3 and 4 for you to read and vote on. Enjoy! I’m delighted to see how good the writing is in all the entries, and am really looking forward to seeing who wins and will be making an appearance in our first and forthcoming book. I’m sure the writers will appreciate your interest, and your vote! Fictional Cafe Contest Voting Round 4

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October 3, 2017

Join the Fun! Vote for your favorites in the FC Anthology Contest!

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Join the Fun! Vote for your favorites in the FC Anthology Contest!

There’s a new pair of contestants every 48 hours. Click here to read and vote. Your participation makes our contest more fun for everyone, so please jump on in! And here’s what to expect over the next few days. Literary Round 1 (Mindy Windholz vs. Dee Home) Genre Round 1 (Bill McStowe vs. Joanna Ghazali) Poetry Round 1 (Judy Wood vs. Annie Tventenstra) Literary Round 2 (Mike Mavilia vs. Jack Rochester) Genre Round 2 (Beth Roper vs. Peggy McAloon) Literary Round 3 (Natalie Rodruigues vs. William Cook) Poetry Round 2 (Dee Home vs. Suman Chatterjee) Literary Round 4 (Natalie Rodruigues vs. William Cook — another one) Genre Round 4 (Joanna Ghazali vs. Chelsea Keenon) Poetry Round 3 (Alison Whittenbeck vs. Michael Larrain) Literary Round 5 (Jane Ward vs. Jake Simons) Poetry Round 4 (Judith Manzor vs….

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