Friday, June 5, 2009


REASONS TO KEEP WRITING - DORIS LESSING, Nobel Prize-winning author, age 88, has said winning the prestigious award in 2007 had been a "bloody disaster". The increased media interest in her has meant that writing a full novel was next to impossible, she told Radio 4's Front Row. However, she is working on her next book.

ANALOG - a well-established US science fiction magazine seeks stories. Payment: 6-8 cts US/wd for short stories up to 7500 wds, $450-600 US for stories 7500/10000 wds, and 5-6 cents US per word for longer material. Guidelines:

BEACHWIZARDS - provides first hand knowledge of the beaches of the world. Be a ‘beach wizard’ and write articles or stories for On the Beach. Pays up to $50. Query: URL.

BEST of BRITISH, UK - monthly magazine focusing on the best of Britain. Welcomes articles, preferably with pictures, black & white prints or color transparencies or prints. Up to 1200 wds. Normal magazine rates. Contact list to query:

YAHOO GROUPS WRITER & EDITOR JOBS - $$$ Freelance, Staff, Contract, or Permanent.


OUR SIMPLE JOYS - useful articles on freelancing plus a section for aspiring writers. URL:

LEFT COAST EISTEDDFOD CONTEST - Deadline: July 31, 2009. Short Stories. 1000 - 3000 words short story on any ONE of 5 photos. $100, books as second prizes. URL:

FREELANCE WRITING NETWORK - links to the newest online writing jobs postings.

WRITERS LEAGUE OF TEXAS SUMMER WRITING WORKSHOP - June 18, 10:30AM - 4:30PM, at the Johnson Settlement Events Center, Johnson City, TX. Admission $25 (includes lunch). The Writers' League of Texas, the Johnson City Library, and LBJ National Historical Park will offer a writers workshop featuring authors Diana López, Tweed Scott, Mark Mitchell. Day opens w/a panel featuring all 3 authors before breaking for lunch and then resuming w/concurrent workshops w/each author. Sign up today at the Johnson City Library or contact Bambi Haley w/any questions at 512-868-9269 or by email

THE NEW ESPRESSO BOOK MACHINE - was being demoed at the Ingram booth at BEA. It is compact, consisting of a big copier attached to a large rectangular box where the copied pages are stacked, bound and trimmed. The finished book pops out a slot at the bottom The box has clear sides, so you can see the entire process, a plus for those who want a hard copy of a book. The Espresso is currently installed in 15 locations (mostly bookstores). That number that is expected to increase to 100+ over the next few of years.

BITE ME MAGAZINE, UK - for fans of the supernatural and things that go bump in the night, Bite Me is the UK's only glossy mag devoted to horror, wants articles, interviews and reviews of related books, movies and videos and does not publish short stories. eMail: Studio 155, The Connal Building, 36 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1DA, Scotland Tel: +44 0141 204 7832. URL:
Also, check their link page for other opportunities.

COMPUTER GAMING WORLD - magazine which strives to serve adult computer gamers. The content includes game reviews, strategy articles, and news concerning games on personal computers. 45-75 cts/wd. All rights. Request guidelines or info: Dana Jongewaard, Managing Editor URL:

EXPATICA, Netherlands - provides info, community, voice to English-speaking expatriates in Europe. Articles 500/1000 wds, reviews of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops 200 wds. Send query or completed article. URL: Editorial Policy: