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


The Summer 2019 Issue of Tales From the Moonlit Path – Coming Soon!

I just wanted to remind everyone that the summer 2019 issue will be published on the 15th of August – and this includes the results from the bug contest! Thank you to all the contributing poets, as I couldn’t do this without you!

Until next time, here’s to your reading and writing pleasure!



Announcing the 15th Alban Lake Publishing Drabble Contest!

Greetings Haurans and Friends of Boort- including podlings!

The 15th contest has now been posted! Remember, too, that Alban Lake Publishing, along with The Boortean Embassy, is dedicated to the universe’s podlings. That said, please encourage the podlings in your life to read, write – and ponder! Our Kids’ Contest is open throughout the summer! What better way to inspire them to engage the universe than participating in our first contest?! We feel confident that Hauran podlings will take us to the stars – and beyond! That said, we also believe that they will dedicate themselves to healing the planet as well as its inhabitants.

Humbly Yours,

Your Boortean Ambassador




Tales From the Moonlit Path Poetry Call for Summer 2019

Attention Poets!

Just a reminder that the call is open for supernatural poetry for the summer issue of Tales From the Moonlit Path! While the theme is open, several poets have already contacted me regarding the “bugs” contest theme. That said, bugs are certainly welcome for the poetry section – but give them the proverbial twist (and yes, Roger Corman is one of my idols, so . . .).

Looking forward to reading your submissions!

Your poetry editor,

Terrie Leigh Relf

The Kids’ Drabble Contest – Submit NOW!

Greetings, Haurans!

Your Humble Ambassador wants to remind you that the Embassy seriously wants to release this collection of drabbles by young Haurans. You can assist the current and future generations of your planet’s species – and beyond – by encouraging podlings to write drabbles! The Embassy staff is beside itself with anticipation! We know that your podlings are geniuses and will take Haura into the future – and to the stars!

Even though this collection is open until full, it is our most sincerest hope that young Haurans throughout the world will rise to this occasion to reveal the truths of first contact. . .

Humbly Yours,

The Boortean Ambassador


From the desk of the Boortean Ambassador on May 13, 2019

Sozar to everyone that submitted to Alban Lake Publishing’s 14th Drabble Contest, Extra-terrestrial Reincarnation! The Embassy has just sent out all of the acceptance letters . . . The winners and honorable mentions will be posted in the June 2019 “View from the Lake” newsletter along with the theme for the 15th Drabble Contest.

While you’re waiting, why not write a drabble or two or 13 to hone your prose! You can also purchase some awesome books – including a new coloring book with illustrations by Marcia Borell – at our Infinite Realms bookstore!

Humbly Yours,

The Boortean Ambassador

Terrie Leigh Relf

Last Call for Poetry Submissions for Tales for the Moonlit Path’s Demented Mother’s Day Issue

Reaching out to all you wonderfully horrific and demented poets . . .

I still need poems for our upcoming issue! You have until Sunday at the latest to submit. Check out the guidelines here. . .

Here’s to channeling something historical, perhaps!

Your Poetry Editor,


Thank You, Dear Friends of Boort!

While I did make a post on FB about The Embassy being stretched to the Four Corners of the Universe – and Beyond! (or something to that effect . . .), I just wanted to post something here as well. Sozar to everyone that submitted to our 14th contest: Extra-Terrestrial Reincarnation! I’ve chosen the first and second-place winners, along with the honorable mentions, which have been sent to our Fearless Leader. Remember that you are all considered to be winners in our universe! These will be posted in the April “View From the Lake” Newsletter, which will arrive shortly. Meanwhile, you can feast your mind and senses on March’s. 

The Embassy staff will be sending out acceptance letters by the end of the week (or thereabouts . . . you know about that space-time continuum thing better than most). Remember that this is a contest, so if your work hasn’t been accepted for the upcoming issue, you won’t receive a notification.

For future reference, a most-excellent practice is to to submit more than one contest entry – and to read the guidelines as if they were a lifeline and tether while you’re out on a space walk (which they are, theoretically).

Meanwhile, please visit our site for untold turns of inspiration and adventure! So much awaits you at our bookstore . . . we know you can’t just read one!

Humbly Yours,

The Boortean Ambassador

The OB Writers Networking Group – Updates!

Whether you’re already a core member or are considering joining us on Thursdays at Te Mana Cafe, I wanted to let you know about a few updates.

First of all, R.G. Ryan has graciously assumed the position of social director. He has created a private group on Facebook called Write Brained, so check it out!

Secondly, if you have received an “unsubscribe” notice from MailChimp, it’s because you’ve either moved away or haven’t been attending our group. Just cleaning house . . .

Here’s to success with all of your writing goals!