Friday, December 12, 2008

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #107

SEND HOLIDAY GREETINGS TO A VET - When doing your Holiday Greeting cards this year, take one card or several and send it to a war veteran with gratitude. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get. Send it to:

A Recovering American Soldier w/gratitude
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

ROAD & TRAVEL MAGAZINE - Seeks nonfiction, columns/departments, photos/artwork. Subjects: Automotive, travel, and personal safety topics, slanted towards women. Pays on publication. Guidelines:

YES! - Seeks nonfiction, fiction, columns/departments, fillers, photos/artwork. Subjects: Exploring the steps to humane, sustainable culture. Pays on publication. Guidelines:

KMAREKA.COM - Kevin and Kiersten Marek, Co-Pubs, Interested in good wrtg of all kinds. For a sense of what we are about, see web site. Interested in old timers as well as newcomers, in wk w/social ramifications. Query. No wd length reqmts. $50-$200. First electronic rights for 1 year. Send queries/full manscpts in body of an email. Guidelines:

LITERARY POTPOURRI - seeks fresh work for INK POT. Pub mat’l will be reprinted in our literary e-zine, LIT POT. Interested in experimental and outsider wk, humor. $10+. Guidelines:

PROMOTE YOUR BOOKS ON RADIO/TV – and do it Nationwide without doing any work.
Within a few weeks, you could be promoting your book as a guest on radio/TV talk shows across the United States and Canada -- all without doing any work or spending a fortune with a PR firm. How? Simply by advertising your availability (or your authors' if you're a publisher) in Radio-TV Interview Report (RTIR), the magazine 4,000 producers read to find interesting guests. We'll do all the work for you, including writing ad copy for your approval. For free sample copy and info:

LOST TREASURE - accepts lost treasure, folklore, personal adventure stories; legends; how-to articles for treasure hunters/metal detector enthusiasts, personal adventure stories when accompanied by a sidebar consisting of how-to lesson/tips; who's who features (by query only) and misc how-to tips. Guidelines:

MAC TECHNOLOGY NEWS & FEATURE WRITERS - ECT News Network seeks freelance technology news and feature writers to write for East Coast U.S. location preferred. Rates vary, depending on exp. Min of 5 yrs professional writing experience, w/significant knowledge of Apple, Mac OS + hardware, related subjects. Email resume + 2 writing samples: Writing samples text format in body of e-mail. No attachments or phone calls. Website: Career opp List:

AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB FICTION CONTEST – Deadline: Jan. 31, 2009. 2000 wds/max short story on any subject but must feature an American Kennel Club registered breed. "No talking dogs please." $750, $500, $250; stories may be published in the magazines
AKC Gazette and Family Dog Guidelines:

KUNG FU MAGAZINE - Topics should be of interest to advanced, traditional Kung Fu stylist, articles on martial arts history, weapons, training, techniques, philosophy, well-known martial artists, notable individual experiences. Articles: 2000/wds. Insert subheads where appropriate. Guidelines:

SNOWSHOE MAGAZINE - Seeks nonfiction, photos/artwork. Subjects: Profiles, destinations, health/fitness, snowshoe race coverage, protection of the environment. Pays on publication. Guidelines:

TRANSITIONS ABROAD - Seeks nonfiction, columns/departments, fillers, photos/artwork. Subjects: Cultural immersion travel. Pays on publication. Guidelines:

Get creative, get writing: Scripts/Screenplays. Submit your original, unpublished one-act play, but be aware that budgets for sets and costumes/props are limited and, as we showcase 4-6 plays, set changes need to be practical. Prize is £150 over 18, £100 under 18. Guidelines:

101 BEST WEBSITES - If you find BITS & PIECES FOR WRITERS/AUTHORS useful, please consider nominating us for the 'Writer's Digest's 101 Best Sites of The Year'! Send your comments and nominations for next year's list to with "101 Websites" as the subject and MORE BITS & PIECES in the body of the email. Jan. 1, 2009 is the deadline. Thanks loads!!