Friday, May 29, 2009


REASONS TO KEEP WRITING - WILLIAM GIBSON, age 94, playwright. Gibson wrote a dozen plays, including the Tony-winning "Two for the Seesaw," but would be forever known for "The Miracle Worker." First written for television, the story of a young Keller forging a relationship with her teacher, Annie Sullivan, made its Broadway debut in 1959. The production earned Tonys in 1960 for best play, best actress (Bancroft) and best director. His first moneymaking piece was a short story published in Esquire for $150 during the 1930s. At the suggestion of his agent, Gibson began writing for the stage. He wrote five plays while honing his skills at the Topeka Civic Theatre in Kansas, then returned to New York and started work on "Two for the Seesaw," which ran for more than 700 performances in New York. His last play was "Golda's Balcony," a one-woman show starring Tovah Feldshuh as Israeli prime minister Golda Meir during one of her most difficult times, the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Although the 2003 play marked the last time Gibson wrote for Broadway, he continued to write novels, short stories and poetry. "The act of writing makes everything possible to me," Gibson said in a 2003 interview with The Associated Press at his home in Stockbridge, Mass. "I've always found the business of writing has helped me to live."

SR STATION - goal is to provide useful, quality content about the SF Bay Area to help generate an even greater interest in our local organizations and businesses. In the process of reaching our goal, we aim to entertain, promote awareness, and develop an interactive relationship with our users. $20/article. URL:
Online form:

STRANGE HORIZONS - wants stories which have some literary depth; styles which are unusual yet readable; structures that balance inventiveness with traditional narrative. Under 5000 wds. 4 cts/wd. First-printing world exclusive rights for 2 months. Guidelines:

WRITER FIND – freelancing; full-time; telecommuting writing positions.

iPULP FICTION - publishes short genre fiction, 6000-8000 wds and can be read on a Mac, PC, iPhone, or iPod Touch. They’ve started the "New Voices" program for 2009 slate for middle grade, young adult, and adult stories in these categories: Mystery: Classic & Whodunits; Noir & Hard Boiled. Supernatural/Horror; Sci-Fi: Society & Technological Sci-Fi: Space & Other Worlds Fantasy; Romance/Chick Lit; Adventure/Thriller. Competition will be rigorous. iPulp is particularly interested in acquiring young adult and adult romance and chick lit stories. New Voices authors receive the same royalty rate as name authors. 40% paid monthly. URL:

WEB EXHIBITS - An informative site that explains the history of poetry, introduces
its 18 forms and invites visitors to have a go and writing a poem
in each form.

LEISURE BOOKS FRESH BLOOD CONTEST – call for manuscripts. Leisure Books, the company "leading the way in publishing paperback horror,"* is partnering with Rue Morgue magazine in association with horror fiction web site ChiZine, to present "Fresh Blood," a new writing contest specifically for UNpublished horror authors. The winner will receive a contract for publication in Leisure's 2011 lineup, and a contract from ChiZine Publications for a limited-edition hardcover release in 2011. (Check also their monthly contests) Guidelines:

THE CANDA PRIZE - Deadline: July 1, 2009. Poetry/Short Stories, 4500 wds/max poem or short story based on the Canda Verses. No limit to the number of submissions per person. $50 prize and publication. Guidelines

RICHARD J MARGOLIS AWARD - Deadline: July 1, 2009. Nonfiction. Essays or nonfiction articles that combine warmth, humor, wisdom and concern with social justice. Submit at least two articles, preferably no more than 30 pgs total. Work may be previously published. $5000 stipend and one-month residency at Blue Mountain Center in the Adirondacks. Guidelines:

BRANDING SHORTS - Looking for an inexpensive mini-book trailer? Three teaser lines, music, book cover image, for authors on tight budget. INFO:

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - a monthly professional trade magazine for practicing veterinarians provides detailed articles on practice management and financial matters, veterinary hospital design, client relations, contractual and legal matters, investments, day-to-day management, marketing, personal finances, practice finances, personnel, collections, and taxes. Covers news/issues within the veterinary profession. Up to $400 for articles. Query info:

WEEKEND ADVENTURES - a regional travel magazine, its focus on vacation destinations in Western Maryland, The Potomac Highlands of West Virginia, The Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. Subjects of articles include outdoor adventures, historical places, dining out, getaways, day trips, equipment, attractions, etc. $50 for features [over 1,000 wds]. First North American serial rights, including rights for publication on our Internet website. Guidelines:

ActivPursuits, UK - interested in timely, topical and provocative themes, articles which describe new ideas, routes, discoveries or destinations; articles which provide a fresh and provocative perspective on a familiar theme or destination. 600+ wds/ longer features 1100+ wds. Query first in no more than 100 wds to ActivPublishing Limited, 1 Dunley Hill Court, Ranmore, Dorking Surrey RH5 6SX, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)1483 280891. Fax +44 (0) 1483 280892. Guidelines:

FREECYCLE NETWORK - In this day and age of really tight money, I wanted to tell you about a fantastic group. The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,756 groups with 6,775,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer. Membership is free. Posted items go quickly, and it is a tremendous help to those who are looking for items. The link below will help you find a group in your area. INFO:

Friday, May 22, 2009


Have a great holiday weekend everyone. Stay safe, and remember our soldiers, those still fighting and those who gave their lives for this great country.

REASONS TO KEEP WRITING - OSBERT LANCASTER, age 77, artist, painter, writer, cartoonist, theater designer and humorist. Lancaster created a wide range of designs for the theater, opera and ballet. Lancaster loved to travel, to Greece, Italy, France, the Middle East and within his own British Isles. For the theater, Lancaster’s designs included Hotel Paradiso, Zuleika, Candide and All’s Well That Ends Well; and for opera, Don Pasquale, The Rake’s Progress, Falstaff and Peter Grimes. Lancaster wrote 23 books, including two volumes of autobiography; one of his many activities outside the theater was as adviser to the Greater London Council on its Historic Buildings Board.

DREAM QUEST ONE POETRY & WRITING CONTEST - Deadline: July 31, 2009. Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed. And/or write a short story, 5 pgs/max, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries, screenwriting). Winners announced Aug. 31, 2009. Poetry Contest entry fee: $5 per poem. Guidelines: Rules:

THE MacGUFFIN - a fine literary journal, accepts poetry and fiction for consideration all year long. The MacGuffin, Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152-2696 URL: or

MARCO POLO PUBLICATIONS - targeted at travelers over 50 who still want to have an adventure. Greatest need is well-written articles about travel w/a tour group. Marco Polo Magazine's readers are 50+ travelers who prefer the convenience and excitement of a tour company. Articles range in length from 1500/3000 wds and must be accompanied by at least 7 high-quality photographs. 5/15 cts/wd. URL for list of publications:

WRITING ON WALLS AN ANTHOLOGY III - Deadline: Aug. 1, 2009. Entry Fee: $15. Story length: up to 3000 wds. Multiple entries are permitted, but must include entry fee for each story. 1st place: $200 + 4 bks; 2nd place: $150 + 3 bks; 3rd place: $100 + 2 bks; 4th place: $75 + 1 bk. For questions: In conjunction with The Storyteller Magazine, 2441 Washington Rd., Maynard, AR 72444. URL:

MASSAGE MAGAZINE - an internationally circulated trade publication for massage therapists and allied health professionals, in publication since 1985. Strives for comprehensive coverage of the art and science of massage therapy and related healing arts, with the goal of supporting our readers as they work to promote the benefits of healing touch. $400 for feature articles. Guidelines:

RURAL MISSOURI - publishes only stories w/a Missouri tie.Topics include agriculture, health care, education, transportation, technology, the environment, etc. Trend stories should be timely and of a statewide, rural nature. A photography-oriented publication, we are interested in stories which can be illustrated with strong photographs or artwork, particularly interested in authors with well-developed ideas for illustrating their stories or who are able to shoot pictures themselves. Max. length of a feature story 1000 wds. Query first, include brief information about yourself, your writing experience, and SASE. One-time publication rights. Guidelines:

MYSTERIES MAGAZINE - accepts unsolicited manuscripts related to historical/ancient mysteries, the paranormal, conspiracies, recent archaeological finds, lost treasure, UFOs, new discoveries and scientific breakthroughs, or the occult. Query first at Feature article approx. 3000/5000 wds although longer work will be considered [when writing historical articles include a list of reference material used in research]. Sidebar information, as well as graphics, including copyright-free illustrations and original photographs. North American serial rights . $.05/wd, $5/photograph/illustration. Guidelines:

OFF-LIT COMPETITION – Deadline: June 30, 2009. Short Stories/Nonfiction. Original creative fiction and nonfiction written in either English or Polish on any theme, 3000 wds/max. £100 & publication in an anthology. Two prizes, one for English and one for Polish submissions. Guidelines:

SWANWICK 2009 WRITERS SUMMER SCHOOL, UK - Aug. 8 - Aug. 14, 2009. The Swanwick has been captivating and inspiring writers for 61 years. Known simply as ‘Swanwick’ to writers the world over, the school is an un-missable opportunity to learn new skills or hone existing ones. From beginners to best-sellers, poets to playwrights, journalists to songwriters, this is THE school to attend if you are serious about writing. Info:

ONE STORY, USA - seeking previously unpublished literary fiction. If a story has only been published outside of North America, it will be considered. Submissions must be made using automated system. 3000/8000 wds. $100 + 15 contributor copies. First North American serial rights. Guidelines:

ON SPEC, Canada - looking for original, unpublished spec. fiction and poetry, fantasy, horror, ghost stories, fairy stories, magic realism, etc. In order to qualify for grants, we do have to maintain 80% Canadian content, which means it may take longer for a non-Canadian work to appear in the magazine than a Canadian work bought at the same time. Send your short stories [6000 wds/max], short-short stories [under 1000 wds] or poetry [100 lines max] $20/180. Guidelines:

ONTARIO FISHING NETWORK, Canada - Online fishing magazine & website. Articles range from basic how-it's-done pieces to carefully crafted fishing stories, providing practical information on outdoor destinations and activities while highlighting the gear and skills that make exploring Ontario enjoyable. Interested in articles, which are available for reprint on our site. Welcomes unsolicited manuscripts, photos or artwork. Queries to 500/650 wds. Non-exclusive e-rights to all material. $25/50. Guidelines:

OVERLAND EXPRESS, Australia - favors hard-hitting non-fiction articles w/a strong cultural or political analysis. Accepts poetry, fiction, memoir. Guidelines and online form:

Short Stories: Science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy stories of up to 17,000 wds. $1,000 for first place. $750; $500. Guidelines:

Friday, May 15, 2009


REASONS TO KEEP WRITING - JOSEPH CAMPBELL, age 83, an American mythology professor, writer, and lecturer best known for his work in the fields of comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast and covers many aspects of the human experience, and his philosophy is often identified with the phrase he coined: "Follow Your Bliss". His massive four-volume work The Masks of God covers mythology from around the world, from ancient to modern. Where The Hero with a Thousand Faces focused on the commonality of mythology (the “elementary ideas”), the Masks of God books focus upon historical and cultural variations the mono-myth takes on. At the time of his death, Campbell was in the midst of working upon a large-format, lavishly illustrated series entitled ‘The Historical Atlas of World Mythology’. Campbell's widest popular recognition followed his collaboration with Bill Moyers on the PBS series The Power of Myth, which was first broadcast in 1988.

FILED BY AUTHOR - A marketing site where authors can set up a free page. There
are over 1600 mystery authors listed, both classic authors and current. URL:

BIG LIFE IN A SMALL TOWN CONTEST - Deadline: July 6, 2009. Entry Fee: $10. $200 First Prize - $125 Second Prize - $75 Third Prize. Looking for true stories of life in small towns and villages across America. Think strong characters, realistic scenes and correct point of view. Guidelines:

CHEERIOS SPOONFULS OF STORIES CHILDREN'S BOOK CONTEST - Deadline: July 15th, 2009. No entry fee. Cheerios® is searching for the next great children's book author. Limit 500 words. Encourages aspiring authors to write & submit an original story for a book for children ages 3 to 8. Grand Prize of $5,000 cash will be awarded. In addition to the cash prize, Grand Prize winning story submission will be offered to a reputable Children’s Book Publishing company for possible future publication. Two First Prizes of $1,000 each. $1,000 First Prizes will be awarded as checks made payable to each of the two First Prize winners. NO professional writers, such as a novelist, magazine, blogger or newspaper writer who writes books or articles for pay, or have authored a work of fiction that’s been published or is about to be published in exchange for payment. Guidelines:

INKWELL MAGAZINE - interested in memoir, literary essays and interviews of prominent literary figures. Submit up to 3 unpublished poems, or fiction/nonfiction pieces, max. 5000 wds. Reading Period: Aug. 1–Nov. 15, any year. Paying Mkt, negotiate. Guidelines:

ISLAND MAGAZINE, Australia - quality short stories, poetry, extracts from forthcoming novels, and articles and essays on topics of social, environmental and cultural significance. Manuscripts must be accompanied by SASE. Poems/$60, short stories/$100, articles/reviews/$100/1000 wds. David Owen, Editor Guidelines:

LEGION MAGAZINE, Canada - has a national readership composed of members of The Royal Canadian Legion and their families, as well as serving members of the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the general public. Areas of coverage include military history, military and veterans affairs, policing issues, issues of concern to senior citizens, health, recreation, humor and current affairs. 1500/2200 wds. First North American serial rights. $150/1200. Contact page:

EMMY MAGAZINE - readers include the members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and other television industry professionals. Articles must appeal to the TV pro while being understandable to the enthusiast. $1000/1200 for feature articles. Guidelines: Also see Editorial Calendar.

ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE - focuses on busy small business owners, and helps them to analyze what is going on, the issues, news, trends. They also look for human-interest stories about people who are involved in interesting business, or who have founded a new and interesting business or brand. Contact list:

FUNNY TIMES - Humor, Politics, Fun, columns, stories, & cartoons. Pays $50 for humor 500/700 wds, $20-30/cartoon for One-time Print Rights, POP. Muliti-subs, simultaneous subs & reprints OK. Editorial & seasonal lead time: 6 months. RT: 2-3 months, longer during holiday season [Oct-Dec]. Guidelines:


GAME DEVELOPER MAGAZINE - readers work in medium and large-sized North American game development companies and will include professional programmers, animators, sound designers, producers. We do not target the hobby or amateur game development market. Begin your column with a brief description of what your game was originally intended/visualized as, before the coding began. Explain the type of game, the goals of the game, the intended audience, and any specific technologies or features that you wanted to build into it that would set it apart from the competition. Features pays authors $150/published pg., rounded to the nearest 1/4 pg. Guidelines:

GOLDENSEAL MAGAZINE - published by State of West Virginia, Division of Culture and History. Documents the state's rich cultural background and recent history. Welcomes non-fiction manuscripts on WV folk-life, traditional farming practices, industry, commerce, holiday, community celebrations, immigrants, music, crafts, herbs, architecture, religion, politics, medicine, sports, railroading, and similar topics. Query by snail mail. 3000/ wds. $0.10/cts/wd. Guidelines:

GO KINDLE YOURSELF - Amazon has created a self-service platform that lets any blogger enroll and distribute their blog to Kindle users after accepting Amazon's terms of service. Just like the big newspapers, Amazon keeps 70% of the proceeds, and they have sole power to set pricing (which for most blogs in either $1.99 or $0.99 a month.). Personally, I would not pay to read anyone’s blog. I can’t imagine any information that is so proprietary that the information cannot be retrieved somewhere on the Internet or at a library with a little bit of time and research. If you, however, have a blog and are interested, this is the sign in page:

But a WARNING: Amazon's new open "Kindle Yourself" invitation to bloggers unfortunately also made it easy for people to register and claim blogs that do not belong to them. In the same vein, read:

Saturday, May 9, 2009


MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #127
REASONS TO KEEP WRITING - MAYA ANGELOU, age 80, writer, poet. a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travel the world, spreading her legendary wisdom. Within the rhythm of her poetry and elegance of her prose lies Angelou's unique power to help readers of every orientation span the lines of race and Angelou captivates audiences through the vigor and sheer beauty of her words and lyrics.

BACK HOME - how-to magazine, primary purpose to help people gain more control over their own lives by doing more for themselves. Looking for interesting, lively, preferably first-person articles based upon actual experience in the fields of gardening, home construction & repair, workshop projects, cooking, crafts, outdoor recreation, family activities, vacations, livestock, home business, home-based and other education, community/neighborhood action. $35/pg. Guidelines:

H. BAUER PUBLISHING, UK - Core readership women of about 30, but includes material suitable for all ages and has male readers too. Publications in group. Bella, Fate & Fortune, Take a Break, Take a Break’s Fate & Fortune, Take a Break’s Fiction Feast, Real Magazine, Spirit Destiny, Puzzles Portfolio, Take a Break’s Win & Go. TV Quick, TV Choice, Bella Cookbook. Horoscope, crossword etc. Tales with a twist; Put your feet up; One from the Heart; Spine Chiller; Love story. Lengths vary from 800/4000/wds. If anyone is interested in finding details of UK magazines for either short stories or articles, see The Magazine Writer's Handbook published by The Writers' Bookshop ISBN 1 902713 15 X. Magazine list:

ALL ABOUT GENRE DEFINITIONS - Free tool to measure Website visitors, easy to use, gives good info quickly. URL:

6TH MARGARET REID POETRY CONTEST - Deadline: June 30, 2009. Entry fee: $7 for every 25 lines. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $5,350. Top prize $2,000. Submit poems in traditional verse forms, such as sonnets and free verse.. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Guidelines:

STORIES FOR CHILDREN MAGAZINE - Nonfiction for all age groups Check the website for submission guidelines as they are updated on a regular basis. All submissions must be sent to Angelika Lochner at Guidelines:

REVIEW FUSE FLASH FICTION CONTEST - Deadline: May 25th, 2009. No entry fee.
Prize: $50 Cash. Length: 1000 lines or fewer. Theme: Open (must adhere to clean content policy). Guidelines:

CHRISTIAN CENTURY MAGAZINE - ecumenical weekly examines developments in the contemporary church and probes the religious and moral issues of modern culture. Seeking manuscripts which articulate the public meaning of faith, bringing the resources of religious tradition to bear on such topics as poverty, human rights, economic justice, international relations, national priorities and popular culture. Features up to 3000 wds; editorials, reports and personal reflections up to 1500 wds. Up to $125. Guidelines:

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR - international newspaper, provides in-depth features and essays. $200/225 for articles and essays of 400/900 wds. Guidelines:

GEIST FORTUNE COOKIE CONTEST, Canada - Deadline: June 1, 2009. Contest based on faux wisdom and vague predictions. 500 wds or less. Think of what would be written on a fortune cookie slip of paper. Entry Fee: $20 CAD for the first entry (includes 1-yr subscription or subscription extension), $5 CAD for each additional entry. Guidelines & Entry Form:

CINEASTE - quarterly mag offers a social, political/aesthetic perspective on the cinema. Interested in all areas of the cinema, including Hollywood films, American independents, quality European films, and the cinema of the Third World. Feature articles: 3000/4000 wds. Film reviews: 1500 wds. Query first: Send a letter of inquiry on a feature idea or provide an outline. Include a SASE. No phone calls unless we ask you to respond this way. $50+ for film reviews and short articles; $30+ for short or 'sidebar' interviews; $100+ for feature articles or feature interviews. Email: Guidelines:

DESCANT, Canada - accepting submissions of original, unpublished poetry, fiction, non-fiction, essays, art and photography. Will consider subs. of poetry [six poems], short stories, novel excerpts, plays, essays, interviews, musical scores, visual presentations. $100. Guidelines:

Friday, May 1, 2009


MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #126
REASONS TO KEEP WRITING - STUDS TERKEL, age 96, Pulitzer Prize-winning author known for portrayals of working class, the ageless master of listening and speaking, a broadcaster, activist. Terkel’s best-selling oral histories celebrated the common people he liked to call the "non-celebrated." The tougher the subject, the harder Terkel took it on. He put out an oral history collection on race relations in 1992 called "Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About The American Obsession," and, in 1995, "Coming of Age," recollections of men and women 70 and older. He cared about what divided us, and what united us: death, in his 2001 "Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith," and hope, in his 2003 "Hope Dies Last."

ROBERT TRAVER AWARD - Deadline: June 1, 2009. Nonfiction/Short Stories, Essays up to 3,500 words demonstrating a love of fly-fishing. $2,500 and possible publication.


AN EVENING WITH ROY BLOUNT JR. - 7 to 9 PM. Wednesday, May 27, 2009, St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. Hors d'oeuvres and dessert with complimentary wine. Roy Blount Jr. is one of America's best loved humorists and authors. He is also the president of the Authors Guild and was in the thick of things when the Guild took on Google's Book Search initiative. Roy will talk about the settlement with Google and its effects on publishing - plus, you never know what else will be on his mind, so the evening promises to be quite entertaining. Roy's books will be available for purchase, and he will sign books after his presentation. $50 per person (advance reservations required). INFO:


ZOETROPE - Francis Ford Coppula’s Group. All-Story considers unsolicited submissions of short stories and one-act plays no longer than 7,000 words. Zoetrope: All-Story does not accept submissions via email, but can submit online. Zoetrope: All-Story,
916 Kearny St., San Francisco, CA 94133. Guidelines:

ZYZZYVA - submission wanted from West Coast writers and artists only. This means currently living in AK, HI, WA, OR, or CA. Guidelines:

AMERICA - The National Catholic Weekly Mag. Articles must be written for a general audience. Most, but not all readers are Catholic. Although almost all ‘America’ readers are college educated and two-thirds have graduate degrees, most are not specialists in your field. If you are an academic, write for an audience of alumni and alumnae of your school, not for your peers. 1500/2000 wds. Contact page:

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. Join best-selling authors, editors from major publishing houses, top agents, the place for individuals involved in the romance fiction publishing industry to network and do business in a professional atmosphere. With more than 100 educational sessions for authors, editor/agent pitch sessions, and book signings, you won’t want to miss out on this year’s conference. INFO & REGISTER:

AMERICAN EDUCATOR, USA - quarterly professional magazine of the American Federation of Teachers, interested in articles on new trends in education, politics, well-researched news features on current problems in education, education law, professional ethics, thoughtful or thought-provoking pieces, essays which explore current social issues relevant to American society. Welcomes articles on international affairs, labor issues of interest to teachers as AFT members. 500/2500 wds. $300+. Query first/ Ruth Wattenberg, Editor Or, write to query: American federation of Teachers, 555 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001. URL:

AMERICA’s TRUCKING NEWSPAPER - Magazine for the truckload freight industry. $25/250/article, sometimes pays expenses of writers on assign. Trucker Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 3413, Little Rock AR 72203-3413. Contact page:

ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE [ASIM], Australia - is a speculative fiction magazine, published bimonthly and widely distributed. Looking for stories to 10,000 wds, poetry, line drawings and even non-fiction articles. We will accept SF, Fantasy and Horror pieces, with a preference for ‘fun’ rather than grim-and-gritty. First Australian Serial Rights. Guidelines:

THE ARTIST’s MAGAZINE - written by artists for artists, a nuts-and-bolts, instructional resource for the artist in search of artistic and professional success. Opportunities for professional artists and writers to work lie primarily with feature articles. Up to $400. Contact page:

THE AQUARIAN, Canada - ‘new age’ publication which tries to avoid the fuzzy thinking and credulity the genre is often associated with. Holistic health [natural, complementary, alternative] and progressive environmental, social, cultural, and spiritual issues are the major focus. Email queries. $0.03/.05/wd. 16 Victoria Row, Winnipeg, MB, R2M 1Y2, Canada. Guidelines: