Friday, September 18, 2009

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #146

MORE REASONS TO KEEP WRITING - ANDREW WYETH, age 91, active artist up to the end, and patriarch of a family that includes hundreds of artistic works by three generations of Wyeths. Like his father, he read and appreciated the poetry of Frost and Thoreau and studied their relationships with nature. Music and movies also heightened his artistic sensitivity. In his art, Wyeth's favorite subjects were the land and people around him, both in his hometown of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and at his summer home in Cushing, Maine. One of the most well-known images in 20th-century American art is his painting, Christina's World, currently in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

DO YOU WRITE HUMOR? - Enter the 2010 Mona Schreiber Prize for Humor. 750 words or less.

DESTINATION FRANCE, UK - aimed at those intending to buy property in France and the British holidaymaker. Seeks features on property, tourist destinations, activity breaks and family holidays, French culture, food, wine and lifestyle, and news of events. Prefers submissions to be illustrated w/photos. Paying market, amount variable, depending on length and number of photographs used. First British Serial Rights No guidelines available online. Query: Carmen Konopka, Editor URL:


WRITER GAZETTE - $1 markets for Freelance Writers.


CLOCKS, UK - monthly mag w/world-wide circulation, covering old/antique clocks and their makers. Aimed at collectors, repairers and restorers. Carries articles on all aspects of horology, including clock collecting, profiles on clock makers of the past 300 yrs, clock repair and restoration, clock-making and news. Accepts submissions from knowledgeable freelancers. 1000-3000/wds with 4-12 photos/illustrations. Also accepts typewritten manuscripts and conventional photographs, either as prints or transparencies. Rates and rights negotiable. John Hunter, Editor Guidelines:

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WEST COAST LINE - Publishes work by writers and artists who are experimenting with or expanding the boundaries of conventional forms and contexts. Interested in work engaged with problems of representation, race, culture, gender, sexuality, technology, media, urban/rural spaces, nature, and language. Negotiate rights. $50 - 200.

EnROUTE, Canada – readers are highly mobile people who live, work and play on a global scale. Mag is read by nearly 1 million passengers a month and can be found in the seat pockets of Air Canada aircraft and in Maple Leaf™ Lounges and select Star Alliance™ lounges around the world. It is also distributed at more than 100 upscale outlets across Canada (hotels, boutiques, health clubs, restaurants and lounges). Air Canada passengers are affluent business travelers from major Canadian cities and highly educated frequent flyers w/disposable incomes far above the national average. $1/wd/Cdn. E-mail editorial queries w/ “query” in the subject line. Pay on acceptance. Guidelines:

QUILL & QUIRE MAGAZINE, Canada - monthly mag of the Canadian book trade, reaching an audience of primarily publishers, booksellers, librarians, and writers. Publishes both 300-1200/wd. and up to 3000/wd news and feature articles about the business of writing, publishing, and bookselling in Canada. We also publish author profiles of 1800 to 2000/wds, and brief reviews of Canadian books.The fee for published articles is 45¢ a word. Brief reviews 350/wds - $90; feature reviews 800-1000/wds - $300. Guidelines:

MSDN MAGAZINE - looking for original, well-written articles that help developers evaluate and learn to use current Microsoft technologies for their software development projects. Welcomes submissions from all readers. Great MSDN Magazine articles provide an in-depth look at real-world implementations using current Microsoft tools and technologies. Our readers love to see workable example code, extensible libraries, and useful add-ins. If you've got something to share, tell us about it. Send an article proposal to us at 3000 - 8000/wds, not including code samples. Negotiate rates and rights. Guidelines:

25th RTÉ RADIO 1 SHORT TORY COMPETITION, 2009, Ireland - Closing date 26 Oct. 2009. 1800-2000/wds. Winners will be notified early in 2009. EUR3000, EUR 2000 and EUR1000, first, second & third prizes. Other shortlisted stories selected for broadcasting will be paid current rates. First Irish broadcasting rights. Guidelines: Rules and entry form available as PDF files from the website. Follow links.