Friday, July 24, 2009


MORE REASONS TO KEEP WRITING – MILTON BERLE, age 93, an Emmy-winning American comedian and actor in movies, radio and TV. Berle began as a child actor. His last works, Driving Me Crazy (1991), at age 82, Storybook, age 89, and Two Heads Are Better Than None, in 2000.

ENTMOLOGY & HISTORY OF FIRST NAMES - for those writing hist’l novels - tells when name was invented & origins. URL:

NATIVE AMERICAN NAMES w/meaning & tribe. - URLS: and - comprehensive site for novice screenwriters. URL:

OLIVET COLLEGE SANDBURG-AUDEN-STEIN RESIDENCY - Sept 10, 2009. No entry fee. 3-wk Residency w stipend $3,100 plus room/board, given to poet who has published at least 1 book of poetry. Link:

WRITER’s TIPS - Some great writer’s tips for all genres. URL:

LITERARY CONTEST SCAMS –Writers should bookmark this link & check the list before entering any contest. URL:

LAKE SUPERIOR - consumer magazine focuses exclusively on Lake Superior region, its history, current events, life styles, environment, tourism. Publishes both fiction & non-fiction. Features/1600/2200 wds. Depts/900/1400 wds. Up to $600 for features; $65 to $125 for depts. Prefer manuscripts, although short queries, naming possible sources, will be considered. Guidelines:

LITTLE INDIA MAGAZINE, USA - freelance articles in every issue, published both online as well as in the print magazine. Focus is Indian American immigrant experience in USA. Will consider feature articles, columns, commentaries and essays. Feature articles are hard on data: interviews w/key sources, relevant statistics, anecdotal evidence. Encourage hard analysis as well as strong, even controversial, provocative personal viewpoints in opinion writing. Features and essays: 1000/4000 wds. Columns and commentaries: 1500 wds. $50/600 i.e. [6/10 cts/wd]. Guidelines:


OKANAGAN LIFE, CANADA - entertains & informs Okanagan Valley residents & visitors to celebrate the achievements of our people and communities. Interested in almost anything as long as it relates to the Okanagan or to active lifestyle interests. Always query first by e-mail or post. $0.15/wd. Guidelines:

PARACHUTE - bilingual Canadian quarterly of national and intern’l art, publishing theoretical and critical articles, interviews, book reviews and exhibition reviews on a wide variety of contemporary art, including visual art, film, museology. $300[US$225] for articles and interviews; book/exhibition reviews $50[US$37]/pg [max.$200[US$150]/text] Authors receive two copies of issue with their contribution upon publication. All submissions considered on spec until final draft is approved. No kill fees. Contact appropriate editor. Guidelines:

PASTE - focus on organic & eclectic music-encompassing AAA/Adult rock, folk rock, alt. country, Americana, Indie rock, world music & whatever else we think will grab music lovers seeking something a little deeper. 2/10 cts/wd and accepts photos. All rights. E-queries to appropriate editor. Guidelines:

GUEST FINDER - "Where great interviews begin," GuestFinder is a site where people can list themselves as subject matter experts available for interviews. You can find interview sources on topics ranging from adoption to workplace issues, with dozens of subjects in between. The site also features a nifty "Idea Calendar" that you can use as a springboard for your books and article ideas. URL:

SEND THANKS TO OUR SOLDIERS - If you go to this web site, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can’t pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services. For those who have websites, please cross post if you are able. URL:

EXAMINER – looking for writers. URL: