Friday, January 23, 2009


REASONS TO KEEP WRITING - JOSHUA LOGAN, age 79, American stage and film director and writer. Logan began his Broadway career as an actor in Carry Nation in 1932. When most people are already well into retirement, Logan form 1983-1986 taught theater at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton until his death in 1988. He was also responsible for bringing Carol Channing to Broadway in Lend an Ear.

WRITERs APPRENTICE – online magazine to give answers on how to get published, tips on what goes on behind the scenes in the publishing world, examples of real queries, profiles of everyday writers who are succeeding. URL:

Entry Fee: $5. Now open to submissions through March 10, 2009. Flash fiction, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children. Cash prizes are awarded in each category: $100 for first place, $50 second, $25 third. You do not have to be a member of Carteret Writers to enter. For complete contest guidelines, either send an e-mail to with "CW contest guidelines" in the subject heading, or send SASE to Carteret Writers, PO Box 2284, Morehead City, NC 28557.

ART CALENDAR - monthly business magazine for visual artists. $25/150. The heart of the publication is a section of listings of upcoming professional opportunities to show and sell artwork and to build one's reputation as an artist (grants, juried shows, residencies). Guidelines:

BACK 2 COLLEGE - news/information ezine for adult re-entry students who are pursuing professional development or an advanced degree. Articles must address issues of importance to the older student: obtaining financial aid, distance education, finding the right program, graduate school, or attaining academic excellence. 1250/wds. send the article on spec. or if querying, use the form on guidelines page. $75. Guidelines:

2009 PIKES PEAK NAT’L LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN FLASH FICTION CONTEST - complete, very short story of 100 wds or fewer. Deadline: March 2, 2009. Entry fee: $10 Prizes: 1st $75; 2nd $40; Judge's Merit $15.00. The story must pertain to the theme, "Everything was perfect." All genres are welcome, and multiple entries may be submitted. An entry fee is required for each entry. No poetry. A SASE must be included. For complete rules and entry blank:

SCRIBOPHILE FLASH FICTION CONTEST - Deadline: February 15, 2009. Short stories
This month's contest is all about flash fiction, and the theme is "the forest." Submit a piece of fiction under 1000 words featuring a nice green and foresty theme. 1st prize is a $50 gift card, 2nd prize is a $25 gift card.

MEMOIR PRIZE FOR POETRY AND CREATIVE NONFICTION – Deadline: Feb. 15, 2009. Poetry, Nonfiction, Memoirs, prose maximum of 10,000 wds, poetry 5 poems max. $500, $250. $100. Guidelines:

CLASS ACT BOOKS – looking for submissions: Christmas for 2009. Deadline: June 15, 2009. Make those stories full of loving romance with a Holiday theme. Submissions must be completed novels. Westerns. Class Act Books is a royalty publishing company and publishes in both print and ebooks. Guidelines:

AbouTown PRESS - a monthly Bryan/College Station community newspaper is searching for several experienced freelance writers located in the Bryan/College Station area. Our writers uncover the Brazos Valley’s hidden gems with in-depth features on a variety of topics typically passed over by traditional media outlets. Candidates will have a proven background in journalism, be able to consistently deliver on deadline, and represent ‘AbouTown’ in a professional manner. Familiarity w/AP style and photography skills are a plus. Send a resume, cover letter, and no more than 3 clips representative of your writing style to or fax to 888-694-0003. No phone calls.

THE LOOP - is looking for seasoned journalists to add to team of freelancers, people who have something fresh to say about money, politics, social issues, pop culture. Looking for a more lively, thoughtful and provocative writing style. Target audience of African Americans. Send cover letter describing your writing interests and any multimedia skills, a resume, up to 3 writing samples to

HABITAT MAGAZINE - a special-interest monthly mag for NY co-op and condo board directors, is seeking a few freelance writers. Our ideal writer is a working journalist who also serves on a co-op/condo board, and is a practiced magazine writer. Candidates should e-mail their interest to Include your resume in the text of your email (no attachments, no phone calls) and a brief note about your knowledge or interest in our market. See before responding.

WRITERS LEAGUE OF TEXAS MANUSCRIPT CONTEST - Deadline: March 6, 2009. Entry Fee: $50 per submission. Categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's Categories. Prize: The winner in each category meets individually with an agent or editor during the annual Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference. Details: Submit four copies of the first ten pages of your manuscript with a cover letter, entry form, and four copies of an one paged double-spaced synopsis.Writers' League of Texas; 611 S. Congress Ave, Suite 130; Austin, TX 78704; Email: 512-499-8914. Guidelines: