Friday, October 2, 2009

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #148

MORE REASONS TO KEEP WRITING - HARVEY KORMAN, age 81, an American comedic actor who performed in television and movie productions beginning in 1960. In 2006, at age 79, two years before his death, he was still working and produced “Together Again: Conway & Korman,” with Tim Conway.

25 RTE RADIO SHORT STORY CONTEST, Ireland - Deadline: Oct. 26, 2009. Short Stories Open to those writers born or living in Ireland. 1800/2000/wds, short fiction suitable for performance on the radio. €3000, €2000. €1000. Guidelines:

2010 ERIC GREGORY TRUST FUND AWARDS, Great Britain - Deadline: Oct. 31, 2009 Open to British subjects by birth who reside in the UK and under age 30 as of March 31, 2010. Poetry, verse-drama, or belles letters. Max 30 poems. £24,000 in total prizes, average of £4000 per winning poet. Entry Forms & Guidelines:

GRAYWOLF PRESS NONFICTION PRIZE, United States - Deadline: Oct. 31, 2009. Open to U.S. residents with at least one published book. Literary nonfiction manuscripts work in progress. Submit max of 25,000 wds plus 2 - 3 page synopsis. $12,000 advance and publication. Guidelines:

GREEN PRINTS MAGAZINE – Gardening mag. Seeks nonfiction, fiction, fillers. Guidelines:

LADYBUG MAGAZINE - Young children's interest, science, how-things-work, poetry. Seeks nonfiction, fiction, columns/departments, fillers, photos/artwork. Guidelines:

REPTILES MAGAZINE - Reptile and amphibian-related topics, including captive care, field herping, herpetocultural trend. Seeks nonfiction, columns/departments, photos/artwork. Guidelines:

APPLESEEDS MAGAZINE - Social studies for children ages 8 and up (primarily in grades 3 & 4. Seeks nonfiction, photos/artwork. Guidelines:

SHORT TALK, UK - online publisher of recorded short stories. Seeks stories for all age ranges that can be read aloud by an actor. 600/7000/wds. Submissions: Fee dependent on length of story. Copyright remains w/author with the exception of the recording. Guidelines: Guidelines:

CLASSIC CARS, UK - monthly glossy magazine, heavily illustrated, covering the world of international classic cars of all ages. Seeks articles by knowledgeable writers about classic cars, events, and associated personalities. 500/4000/wds. Paying market. Rates negotiable. Contact page to query for guidelines:

CLASSIC STITCHES, UK - bi-monthly mag covering embroidery, embroidery designs and designers. Also carries project-based features with designs to stitch, designer profiles, book reviews and a 'What's New' section. 1500/wds. GBP200 per article, dependent on space used. Negotiate rights. Contact page to query: