Friday, August 14, 2009

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #141

MORE REASONS TO KEEP WRITING - QUENTIN CRISP, age 90, flamboyant writer and gay campaigner was expected to begin a new run of his long-running one-man show, before touring five other British cities with "An Evening with Quentin Crisp," a few days before he died.

WEB WRITING – Web Tips that work:

CRAFT of SONGWRITING - Articles, resources and a chat room for all would-be songwriters.


CLEAN RUN MAGAZINE - educational and engaging feature articles covering the entire range of issues pertaining to the training of dogs for agility, competing in our sport, the conduct of training classes and agility events, & the health and safety of our agility dogs. Clean Run provides a forum in which you can share your experiences and expertise with over 11,000 agility enthusiasts of all ability levels worldwide. $75 - 300. Guidelines:


INSCRIBE/ FELLOW SCRIPT, Canada - one of Canada’s largest organizations for Christians who write. It is a 28-44 page mag-style newsletter published 4 times annually for members, w/special “Fall Conference / Fall Contest” flyer mailed in early summer. Nonfiction: Feature articles: 600–1200/wds. Book and Market reviews: 150–300/wds, reviews that explore only material of particular relevance to Christian writers or that inform writers of new markets for their work, or that provide information about changes in markets. Fillers & tips: 25–300/wds. Guidelines:

BOOK of HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT - 1856 (for your historical writing research) URL:

MOMMY - If you write about attachment parenting or natural mothering, For most articles, we pay $25 per article, for 30 day exclusive electronic rights, or $50 for 90 day exclusive electronic rights. We may pay up to 10cts/wd for extra special articles. Articles should be 750-2500/wds in length (though this is a flexible guideline). Email your material in the body of an email to Writers at Guidelines:

RIVER STYX - Seeks nonfiction, fiction, photos/artwork. Subjects: Literary, Poetry Pays on publication. Guidelines:

WRITTEN BY - Seeks nonfiction, columns/departments. Subjects: Screen and television writing, interviews. (Guidelines are being rewritten, so this to contact link.

PROFESSIONAL MARINER - Seeks nonfiction, columns/departments, photos/artwork. Subjects: professional seamanship, maritime industry news, regulations, towing, piloting, technology. Contact page to query:

AUTHORS DRESS DOWN THEIR HEROS & HEROINES – financial climate even affects our characters.

DRAMATICS - is the Educational Theatre Association’s magazine for theatre students & teachers. Seeks nonfiction, photos/artwork. Subjects: Educational theatre for high schoolers, blocking, costume design, set construction, news, plays. Guidelines:

TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID POETRY CONTEST – 15 cash prizes totaling $5350. Info:

5 TO 7 EDUCATOR, UK - monthly mag publishing practical & professional articles for teachers of Key Stage 1 education in UK. Seeks submissions covering all aspects of teaching this grade, such as practical activities that are fresh and imaginative, time-saving techniques, resources, and professional articles. Has different sets of guidelines for authors, depending on the type of article. Professional articles: 1200-1500/wds. Practical activities: 400/wds/activity, together w/illustrations (photograph or drawn). Full global rights. Guidelines:

EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL - quarterly, award-winning publication of the Earth Island Institute. Combines investigative journalism w/thought-provoking essays. Seeks stories that anticipate environmental concerns before they become pressing problems. Prefers stories that focus on individuals & communities who are successfully defending & restoring the Earth. On-the-ground reports from outside North America are especially welcomed. Also requires photographs. 1200/3000/wds. Prefers writers query before submitting. Editorial calendar of upcoming issues available online. Send queries/submissions by e-mail or postal mail. $0.20/wd. Guidelines: