Saturday, August 22, 2009

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #142

MORE REASONS TO KEEP WRITING - BO DIDDLEY, age 79, a founding father of rock 'n' roll whose distinctive "shave and a haircut, two bits" rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians. He was still touring until a few months before his death. Diddley's Chess recordings stand among the best singular recordings of the 20th century. "Seventy ain't nothing but a damn number," he told The Associated Press in 1999.


REVIEW COPIES, if bk release is Nov or Dec, don’t mail review cops til 1ST of yr. They could wind up Xmas GIFTS by unscrupulous reviewers.

WRITER'S PORTAL - boost your wd power &discover new reference mat’ls. Freelance writing market given daily URL:

POULTRY WORLD, UK - monthly journal covers all poultry-related matters. Focuses on large scale production and processing of poultry and eggs, covering interests of niche markets and hobbyists. Accepts news items, articles for the Business and News sections. Sidebars required. News items up to 250 words. Articles 5-700 words. Rates negotiable. Guidelines: On app. to editor. There is also an enquiry form to use. URL: Query link:

FT. MYERS MAGAZINE - bi-monthly mag focusing on local and national arts & lifestyles, distributed free at more than 250 locations throughout Lee and Collier Counties in Southwest Florida. FT.Myers magazine is targeted at educated, active, creative and successful residents of Southwest Florida, ages 20-75 years old, as well as guests at the best hotels and resorts on the Gulf Coast. $50/200 for articles. Guidelines:

The WAHM MAGAZINE - content-driven digital mag for work-at-home parents. Accepts pieces for our dept features sections that are up to 3000 wds long. Photographs are also accepted when part of the article. We also like to see sidebars for longer articles. $35-350. Guidelines:

NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION MAGAZINE - Features run 1000-1200 wds and range $350-550. Depts run 500 -1000 wds and range $250-350. Several sections to contribute to, accepts photos. Purchases both First North American Serial Rights for print and for electronic usage on which includes digital version of the magazine. Guidelines:

PAINTING MAGAZINE - dedicated to the acrylic painting enthusiast. Articles are 600-1000 wds or 300-350 words for Last Stroke. See editorial calendar. Accepts photos. Guidelines:

SHOTGUN SPORT MAGAZINE – Americas leading shotgun magazine. Contact form and guideline link:

SKYLIGHTS MAGAZINE – inflight mag for Spirit Airways. Our stories offer quick and practical information on where travelers are going, what’s doing once they get there, where they can eat, sleep, play, buy, relax. We present who and what they’re talking about, names, faces, music, movies, books, gadgets, fashion—in chatty, culture-current language. Our voice reflects a youthful sassy edge that informs, amuses and delights our wide-ranging readership. Guidelines: