Montana Native Women’s Anthology Call for Submissions

Contributions in all genres sought from female residents of Montana’s 7 tribal reservations for an anthology of Montana reservation women’s writing edited by Luella Brien, General Manager/Editor, Big Horn County News, and author Carrie La Seur.

Short stories, essays, poetry, transcribed oral history and other forms welcome. Tribal languages welcome with accompanying English translation. Compensation is per published piece, based on sales.

All electronic submissions must be saved as MS Word documents. No PDFs. Please include your full name on each page. Please send submissions and any questions by May 15, 2020 to NWAnthologyMT@gmail.com or by mail to Luella Brien, MT Native Women’s Anthology, PO Box 301, Crow Agency, MT 59022.

More information available on Facebook group MT Native Women’s Anthology.

Seventh Circuit Decides Copyright Dispute Between Authors of Native-Themed Romance Novels

Here is the opinion in Rucker v. Fasano:

unpublished opinion

An excerpt:

No love is lost between romance novelists Kelly Rucker and Donna Fasano, who each wrote a tale of a wealthy teenage girl who falls in love with a boy of Native American heritage and becomes pregnant, before they are cruelly parted. To the reader’s relief, however, in each book the lovers are reunited years later, and they rekindle their fiery romance while their child explores his indigenous heritage with his father’s guidance. The characters’ happy endings, however, did not extend to the authors, who each claim to have conceived the story first. Rucker sued Fasano and her publishers for copyright infringement. In this appeal challenging the district court’s entry of summary judgment for the defendants, Rucker contends that disputes of material fact exist regarding Fasano’s access to Rucker’s story and the similarities between the two works. We affirm the judgment.