Alban Lake Publishing’s Drabble Contests Update!

Greetings Haurans and Friends of Boort!

Sozar to you! The Embassy wants to extend its gratitude for your amazing patience! Your Humble Ambassador has been informed that Alban Lake Publishing’s Drabble 15 contest issue, Treasure Hunt, and the Kids’ first Drabble contest issue, First Contact With Alien Intelligence on Another Planet, will be available on the first day of the Hauran New Year! Here’s to more firsts during the Hauran year of 2020! May you experience the best that the universe has to offer!

Don’t wait for the next contest theme to write drabbles. . . As your inimitable Hauran author, Ray Bradbury, once said: “Write a story a day . . .”

Until next time. . .

Your Humble Ambassador, Contest Judge, and Editor,

Terrie Leigh Relf

P.S. For those of you who don’t know what a drabble is, click here. Visit our Infinite Realms Bookstore here.

Just in case you’re in the mood . . .

Hi Everyone!

I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, much less the New Year, but just in case the spirits move you to write supernatural love poems, the next deadline for Tales from the Moonlit Path’s Valentine’s Day issue is February 1, 2020!  Here’s to 2020 being an extraordinary year overflowing with ideas!

Your humble poetry editor is looking forward to reading your work! Here’s to scaring up some love for the holidays – and beyond!

Until next time. . .


Here’s to Celebrating all of the Moonlit Path Poets, Fiction Writers, and Readers!

Thank you to all of you who shared your work for the Holiday 2019 Issue of Tales from the Moonlit Path! 

Here’s to gathering creative energy as the Solstice nears. . . I hope that you and yours will manifest all that you imagine during this powerful – and magical – season!

May all good come to you and yours. . .




Calls for Poetry for Tales from the Moonlit Path’s Holiday Issue!

Greetings Poets!

I just wanted to remind you all that poetry is a gift that keeps on giving . . . What better way to celebrate the holiday season than composing a poem or two to share with the Tales from the Moonlit Path community – and beyond! There are quite a few holidays coming up – including the new year – so remember to keep it supernatural (and yes, I was scared of Santa Claus as a child and have the photo to prove it!).

Looking forward to reading your submissions! You are all a gift!

Your Friendly Neighborhood Poetry Editor,


P.S. For some reason, the “insert link” function isn’t working, so please just Google us!

Drabble #15 Update!

Greetings Haurans and Friends of Boort!

Thank you for your patience! The Embassy sent acceptance letters through the portal today! Sozar! The winners will be posted shortly at Alban Lake Publishing’s “View from the Lake” newsletter. For those of you who are interested in submitting to the next contest, the guidelines will be posted after the first of the Hauran year.

Meanwhile . . . keep writing!

Until Next Time . . .

Your Humble Ambassador

Alban Lake Publishing’s 15th Drabble Contest Update

Greetings Haurans, Friends of Boort, and yes, Drabblers from the Four Corners of the Universe – and Beyond!

The Boortean Embassy has been experiencing issues with the space-time continuum, and apologizes for the delay in responding to those of you who submitted to the 15th drabble contest. Missives should be arriving to your coordinates through the portal within the week! Thank you for your patience . . . Meanwhile, you may amuse and enlighten yourself with this month’s newsletter!

Humbly Yours,

The Boortean Ambassador to Haura

P.S. After reading the monthly newsletter, create the time and space to peruse our publications and calls for submission!

Tales from the Moonlit Path’s Halloween 2019 Issue Is Up!

The Halloween Issue is NOW available! Here’s to enjoying haunting (and yes, frightening) tales and poems galore. (Or perhaps I meant to say, “gore” . . .) I’ll be reading for the Holiday poetry section yesterday, so after you’ve been inspired by our current issue, get writing for the next one! Deadline? Of course you need to know when your work may meet its just desserts  . . . You have until the end of October to submit for the Holiday issue.

Until then . . .

Your’s in the shadows . . .

Your ghoulische poetry editor!


Submit to Tales from the Moonlit Path’s 2019 Halloween Issue!

Tales from the Moonlit Path is open for poetry submissions! I’m looking for dark, mysterious, spooky, disturbing, and all those other awe-inspiring adjectives! You have until month’s end to submit!

Looking forward to reading – and publishing – your work!


Terrie Leigh Relf

Poetry Editor

The Alban Lake Publishing’s Kids’ Contest Is Now Closed

Greetings Haurans and Friends of Boort!

Sozar to all the podlings that submitted drabbles to our first contest! Sozar to their parental units, educators, and friends as well! Acceptance letters will be going out shortly and the winners will be posted in Alban Lake Publishing’s View from the Lake newsletter in October! We’ll do this again during spring – and will have a tighter tether as well.

Humbly Yours,

The Boortean Ambassador to Haura

Thank you to everyone who submitted to Tales from the Moonlit Path’s Poetry Issue!

I just wanted to thank all of you poets for submitting to the summer issue! Hope you all enjoy the wonderfully-disturbing poets – and poems – that I chose. Be sure to check out the fiction and the upcoming Halloween issue guidelines! 

Until next time, please check in with your thoughts!

Terrie Leigh Relf

Your Poetry Editor