Friday, July 17, 2009


MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #137
MORE REASONS TO KEEP WRITING – PAUL McCARTNEY, age 65, of Beatle fame, reinvented himself and awakened a new generation, giving a fresh sound to rock, roll, rhythm and blues. No one compares with the legendary songwriter who is still going strong.

MAISONNEUVE MAGAZINE - ARTIFICE [poetry, short & long fiction, humour], ARTIFACT [essays and reviews on any aspect of the arts or sciences], VISUAL ART [illustration, drawing, painting, photography, animation, cartoons, comics, graphics, web-based, design, etc] and anything else that demonstrates curiosity, energy or elegance across all fields of human endeavor. $100/300, depending on content, creativity, originality. Guidelines:

IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR HALLOWEEN FICTION CONTEST - Deadline: Aug. 31, 2009, Fee: $15. Award: $500 & publication. Guidelines:

ONCE WRITTEN FALL FICTION CONTEST - Deadline: Oct. 31, 2009, Fee: $15.
Award: $1,000. Guidelines:

IN STYLE - covers private side of public faces, revealing personal style choices. It's "an insider's guide to the lives and lifestyles of the world's most fascinating people, offering a wealth of inspiration and ideas about beauty, fashion, home, entertaining and charities. See editorial calendar. $1+/wd. All rights. Contact page:,,20267744_contact,00.html

ECHELON PRESS – Now accepting submissions for eBook Mss. Guidelines:

PLANET, UK - covers the arts, culture, politics in Wales and beyond. Includes features and interviews of contemporary Welsh artists and writers and political analysis, both of Welsh and international affairs. Several poems and one short story are published in every issue of the magazine. Articles, features and reviews are commissioned. Query first by snail mail only. Send a letter of inquiry with a brief synopsis. £40/1000 wds for prose; a min. of £25/poem. Guidelines:

TRANSLATE A BLOCK OF TEXT - - Buy and sell self-published books

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER - contains 5 or more features, roughly balanced between U.S. and foreign subjects. Interested in places accessible to most travelers, not just the intrepid or wealthy, from mainstream to adventure travel. Accepts freelance queries for most depts. Ideas for features are generated both by the Traveler staff and by freelance contributors. 1500/2500 wds. Depts from 750/1500 wds. Buys all rights to manuscripts, copyright is returned to the author. Guidelines:

INTERNATIONAL LIVING - publishes what is called postcards from people all over the world, telling us about undiscovered international gems - cities, restaurants, hotels / B&B's, festivals, golf courses, sports facilities or unusual sporting events, fishing, real estate, where to buy bargain goods, get any form of good value etc. Up to $500 for articles. Contact Page:


2009 SINC WRITE NOW! CONFERENCE - Aug. 15, 2009. Crafting the Perfect Crime Novel. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Stonecreek Golf Club, 4435 E. Paradise Village Parkway, 2 blocks south of Paradise Valley Mall. Topics include: noted local novelist, Fred Ramsay, Heroes & Victims; Prof. Jane Bock of Colorado, Diagnosing the Damage; retired FBI agent, private investigator & novelist, Ernie Patino, Vilest Villains & Shadiest Suspects; crime scene analysis expert, Tracie Fife, Deconstructing the Crime Scene; bestselling author & creative writing instructor, Connie Flynn, The Perfect Plot & Clever Conclusion; publisher/owner of Poisoned Pen Press, Rob Rosenwald, Capturing Your Audience. For more info:


HUNGER MOUNTAIN CREATIVE NONFICTION CONTEST – Deadline: Sept. 10, 2009, Entry fee: $20. Up to 10,000 words. $1000 and publication. Guidelines:


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