Friday, February 27, 2009


REASONS TO KEEP WRITING – MARY WALSH HEMINGWAY, age 78, Editor, American Florist; Reporter, Chicago Daily News; Reporter, London Daily Express; Correspondent, London Bureau of Time, Inc.; Freelance writer for magazines including Life, Look, Saturday Review, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Flare, Today's Woman; Editor, Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast; Editor, Ernest Hemingway's Islands in the Stream; Editor, Ernest Hemingway's The Nick Adams Stories; Author, How It Was. A remarkable woman in any century.

AUTHORS FREE SEMINAR - Want To Make Your Book An Instant Bestseller? Discover how on free telephone seminar Thursday, March 5th. Want to find out how one author made her book an, Barnes & Noble and New York Times Bestseller? Join us Thursday, March 5th for a free telephone seminar and discover the ingenious, yet simple "bestseller blueprint" you can use to sell more books in a week than most authors sell all year. It works for all types of books and costs almost nothing to implement. On the call, you'll hear from five authors who've used it to make their books bestsellers and one who sold $184,256.00 of copies at zero cost! To register:

VIOLET REED HAAS PRIZE FOR POETRY – Deadline: March 30, 2009. Entry fee of $25. Send 50-75 page manuscript, $1,000 prize and publication. Previously published eligible Guidelines:

BOOK FESTIVALS - a great avenue for promoting your title and putting you in direct contact with book enthusiasts. This article from Publishers Weekly offers great information on 27 upcoming book festivals. Check out the festival websites for more info on the right fit for you.

INTERNATIONAL RADIO PLAYWRITING COMPETITION, UK – Deadline: March 31, 2009. Scripts/Screenplays: Write a radio play of about 60 minutes in length on any subject. Prize: £2,500, a trip to London; the play will be aired by the BBC. Guidelines:

ADVENTURES of SWORD and SORCERY - looking for Sword & Sorcery, High Fantasy, and Heroic Fantasy fiction from 1000/8000/wds. Fiction with an emphasis on action and adventure. As examples, think of the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Fritz Leiber, and Katherine Kurtz, but with 90's sensibilities. Include sexual content only as required by the story, but not excessive. $0.03-0.06/wd. FNASR. Also pays for cover art. Guidelines:

SKIRT! MAGAZINE - reflects on the variety and diversity of women's lives and interests. Nonfiction: Essays, general interest, humor, personal experience, and features on topics relating to women and women's interests. No reprints. No fiction or poetry. 800/1000/wds. Queries preferred, but finished articles are also Payment varies. One-time rights. 455 1/2 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403, USA. Guidelines:

FUNNIEST PLAY ON EARTH CONTEST – Deadline: April 1, 2009. Scripts/Screenplays:
Entries must be full-length, unpublished comedy plays. Previously performed plays are allowed. $500 royalty advance and publication The Winner will be chosen by theater companies, producers, and actors from around the country. Guidelines: – new website to help increase the ways in which authors, both new and established, can bring their work to the attention of the public and other industry professionals such as agents. Loaded with goodies for the writer. URL:

TEXAS ARCHITECT - $50-$100 for articles. Submit materials 4 months in advance of issue. Magazine Link: Editorial Calendar:

TICONDEROGA ONLINE, Australia - after the best stories being written in SF, Fantasy, Horror and Dark Fiction. We accept submissions of original short stories, between 1500-5000 words. Guidelines and Submission Form:

8 EASY STEPS TO A LIFETIME OF FREE CRUISES - by Sharing Your Passions and Interests as an Onboard Lecturer (Even if You're Petrified of Public Speaking) By Daniel Hall, Cruise Speaking Guru. URL:


WEST COAST LINE, Canada - literary/arts journal of W. Canada, publishes fiction, poetry, prose, art that pushes boundaries, including bibliographies, literary criticism/theory, experimental fiction, poetics, translations. Especially interested in articles that relate to issues of representation, race, culture, gender, sexuality, technology, media, urban/rural spaces, nature and language. $10(USD$7.50) /pg., plus one-year subscription and contributors copies. Copyright reverts to author post publication. Guidelines: