Friday, August 7, 2009


MORE REASONS TO KEEP WRITING – FRED ROGERS, age 74, venerated public TV series "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" still airs. He believed when it came to being a parent, "the best gift you can give is your honest self."

FOOD TIMELINE - going all the way back to 10,000 BC


MANUSCRIPTS - Ideas for preparing flawless manuscripts w/free downloadable tips:

THE MELOY FUND FOR DESERT WRITERS - Something 2 keep in mind for 2010. Grants are $2000. Info:

SHORT STORY WRITERS - up to 10,000 words wanted for online anthology: Pays $50 per story accepted.

TRAVELERS TALES - looking for personal, nonfiction stories and anecdotes, funny, illuminating, adventurous, frightening, or grim. Stories should reflect unique alchemy that occurs when you enter unfamiliar territory and begin to see the world differently as a result. $100 honorarium for stories, plus authors receive a free copy of the book in which their work appears. Guidelines:

UNITED FEATURES - United Media develops and markets 150 comic strips and editorial features worldwide, including Peanuts, Dilbert, For Better or For Worse, Get Fuzzy, Miss Manners and Nat Hentoff, through United Feature Syndicate and Newspaper Enterprise Association. (Scroll down to Submission Guidelines)

VOICES ACROSS BOUNDARIES - multi-faith publication, offers essays, fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction to readers w/general interest in exploring current events within the context of their, and others’ faith. $75-600 [US$56-450] depending on length. Check editorial calendar. Guidelines:


LINCOLNSHIRE LIFE, UK - monthly, glossy, full-color magazine, founded in 1961 and dealing with the culture, history, personalities, activities, events and life in the UK county of Lincolnshire. Also seeks high-quality photographs to illustrate articles, or to feature on front cover. 800-1600/wds. GBP25/printed page. GBP50 for cover photo, lower rates for photos used inside. Query form, click on Editorial:

IMPORTANT ARTICLE - Hackers expose weakness in visiting trusted sites

SEDONA BOOK FESTIVAL - October 2-3, 2009. Sedona, Arizona

HERIZONS, Canada - feminist philosophy that is diverse & relevant to women's daily lives, health issues, social & political issues, environmental, equality, justice, spiritual; parenting and all issues. $55-$750. Herizons is a non-profit organization based in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. Guidelines:

FALL FICTION CONTEST - Deadline: Oct. 31, 2009. Entry fee: $15. Sponsored by Award: $1000. Guidelines: