Friday, July 31, 2009


MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #139
MORE REASONS TO KEEP WRITING – YVES SAINT LAURENT, age 71, legendary designer, the most influential and enduring designer of his time. His ready-to-wear label, Rive Gauche, sold to Gucci in 1999, still has boutiques around the world. Nowhere was Saint Laurent's gift more evident than the valedictory fashion show that marked his retirement in January 2002.


BOOKHITCH - Here authors can advertise their books

HISTORIC FOODS – (for your historical characters)

13th ANNUAL ROBERT FROST FOUNDATION POETY AWARD – Deadline: Sept 15, 2009. Entry fee: $10. on ‘poetry award’)

GRANT WRITING - Association of Fundraising Prof’ls posts grant-writing jobs at

BRITISH LIBRARY DIGITIZED ALL 18TH CENTURY NEWSPAPERS IN COLLECTION - This will give researchers access to over two million pages from 43 different newspapers including national, regional and specialist titles such as Chartist newspapers. The Library is hoping to offer some access for free with perhaps a paid-for service for repeated access.

FOR COPYWRITERS ONLY - Newsletter is a good one too

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE MAGAZINE - Sunday mag of the newspaper covers the following CA counties: San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Lake, and Mendocino. Finished stories accepted on spec. 900/wds. 25/75 cts/wd. All rights. Query by email. Form online for info. Guidelines:

SPIRIT MAGAZINE - targets the flying affluent, expanding their horizons with adventurous perspectives on contemporary themes. Conceived to complement the unconventional in-cabin environment of Southwest Airlines, the magazine blends energetic travel reporting with diverse, trend-charting topics from the worlds of business, technology, sports, culture, fitness/nutrition, and the arts. Hip profiles of hot personalities in a variety of disciplines provide an irreverent counterpoint to the practical, life-enhancing insiders' guides that serve the needs of audience. Pay is negotiated on a per-article basis. Contact page:

SPORTS AFIELD - about hunting and fishing. 10-25 cts/wd, accepts photos. First North American & European rights. Editorial calendar available. Guidelines:

THE STORYTELLER MAGAZINE - geared to, but not limited to new writers. Short stories up to 1500 wds, essays and non-fiction up to 1500 wds. Poetry up to 40 lines. Low paying but great for newbies. Guidelines:

TAI-CHI - interested in many aspects: self-defense, internal skills, health, meditation, fitness, self-improvement, ch'i cultivation, Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, herbs, massage, etc.) and spiritual growth. Articles 500/3500 wds or more. $75/500 includes payment for photos. First North American Serial rights. Guidelines:

TEXAS MONTHLY - reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, covers music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations. Prefers solidly researched reporting which uncovers issues of public concern, reveals offbeat and previously unreported topics or uses a novel approach to familiar topics. Query first. Fees are negotiated and agreed upon when the writer is notified that the manuscript has been accepted. Contact page: