Saturday, September 26, 2009

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #147

MORE REASONS TO KEEP WRITING - FRANK LAUTENBERG, age 84, U.S. Senator, the chamber's third-oldest member, author of many bills, easily won nomination for a new term in June, 2008, over a challenger who sought to make an issue of his age. "If you count on vigor, vitality and effectiveness, I think I rank pretty high," he said.

ABCs CHILDRENS PICTURE BOOK - Competition Launches 6th Year on Sept. 20, 2009. Deadline for Entries: Jan. 31, 2010. If you write for children, this is your opportunity to become the published author of a picture book.

2010 WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING - via Stanford, nonfiction and fiction, $5000 prize. Entry form:

Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th Street, Georgetown, TX 78626 Info:

TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL - Oct. 31 thru Nov. 1, 2009. Info:

HIDDEN EUROPE, Germany - travel mag, does not cover famous destinations, glitz and gloss of posh hotels or finest restaurants. Publishes articles about everyday Europe that give a wide and balanced understanding of how a place and its people function. 1500/ relevant images (free of any copyright restriction) as high-resolution TIF or non-compressed JPG images, at least 2300X1700 pixels. Rates negotiable EUR150-250. First print publication rights. Copyright remains with the author. Guidelines:


BIRDS ILLUSTRATED, UK - quarterly, subscription-based mag published in Feb., May, Aug. & Oct. Covers all aspects of birdlife, birding, wildlife art and photography. Articles: studies of individual species or bird families; profiles of bird artists and photographers; articles on birding areas in Britain and popular overseas locations; ornithological history. Seeks images that are excellent in aesthetic terms, or which show unusual bird behavior, illustrated articles. Up to 2500/wds. Paying market, rates by agreement. Guidelines bottom of page:

EPIC's 2010 WRITING COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS - Deadline: Oct. 20, 2009. Young Open to Students worldwide, attending public, private, or home schools. Students must be in junior high/middle school or high school in the U.S., or the equivalent grade level in their specific international school system. Entries: story, poem, or essay, written specifically for the contest or a school assignment for grades 6-8/ages 11 to 14 (Middle School categories) or grades 9-12/ages 15 to 18 (High School categories). $100 prize. Guidelines:

ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS JOURNAL - IT management and business journal. Seeks nonfiction. Contact page to query:

ANIMAL WELLNESS MAGAZINE - Physical health issues relating to the emotional and spiritual well being of our animals. Seeks nonfiction, columns/depts, photos/artwork. Guidelines:

DIG MAGAZINE - Archaeology for grades 4 and above. Seeks nonfiction, fiction, fillers, photos/artwork. Guidelines: