Friday, January 2, 2009

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #109

REASONS TO KEEP WRITING - QUENTIN CRISP, age 90, flamboyant writer and gay campaigner was expected to begin a new run of his long-running one-man show, before touring five other British cities with "An Evening with Quentin Crisp," a few days before he died.

LEGAL ASSISTANT TODAY - nonfiction. Paralegal profession. Pays on publication. Guidelines:

SOUTH AMERICAN EXPLORER - nonfiction, photos/artwork. South American travel, scientific discovery, history, archaeology, mountaineering, native peoples. Pays on publication. Guidelines:

GO! - nonfiction, columns/departments, photos/artwork. World of transportation for teens and young adults ages 14–20. Pays on publication. Guidelines:

FOREWORD MAGAZINE BOOK AWARDS - Register now for ForeWord Magazine’s 2008 Book of the Year Awards Entries must be postmarked by January 15, 2009.

PORTHOLE CRUISE MAGAZINE - $400/650 for assigned articles on nearly anything related to cruises to entice readers into taking a cruise vacation by delivering info that’s timely, accurate, colorful, entertaining. Guidelines:

PYRAMID MAGAZINE - Send us those GURPS, Car Wars, Toon, Ogre, In Nomine articles, but don't forget d20, Champions, Kult, Call of Cthulhu, Magic: The Gathering, Vampire, Kingmaker, Empire Builder, Third Reich, Star Wars CCG, Trinity, or anything else that interests you. 5000 wds max. 3 cts/wd. Reviews pay a flat $25. Guidelines & info:

READER’s DIGEST - stories on health, music, money, family, home, inspiration, fun, pop culture. Sept. is humor issue, Dec. features holiday memories. URL:

Association (PMA) hosts a number of co-op programs. Join with other publishers to send flyers to libraries, send you books to book fairs, make category mailings, and more. URL:

CHRISTIAN HOME & SCHOOL - Seeks nonfiction, photos/artwork. Subjects: Christian parents, schooling, education. Guidelines:

CONCRETE HOMES - Seeks nonfiction, photos/artwork. Subjects: Benefits of concrete homes, new technology and design, environmental benefits, safety and durability. Guidelines:

NOTE FOR WRITERS ON BOOKSIGNINGS: Barnes & Noble will not handle small press titles. Borders will. Once you do a signing at Borders, your titles are in their database and orderable by every store in the chain.

JUST CAUSE - Seeks nonfiction, photos/artwork. Subjects: Arts, Education, Healthcare, The Environment, Civic Causes and International Issues. Guidelines:

MATTIA INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION - Deadline: Feb. 15, 2009. Poetry - Poems under 100 words in length. Prize is $100C. Guidelines:

EVERYDAY MUSINGS POETRY CONTEST – Deadline: Feb. 28, 2009. Poetry - Everyday something around you happens that is poetic if you notice. We want your best poems (up to 6 entries) covering life in a daily setting. All forms and styles of poetry will be considered. 1st $50.00, 2nd $25.00, 3rd $10.00. The top 35 - 50 poems will be published in a poetry chapbook to be published in June of 2009. Guidelines: