Friday, November 27, 2009

More Bits & Pieces #154

MORE REASONS TO KEEP WRITING - MARION JACOBSON, age 95, a former teacher and guidance counselor in the Wausau School District in Wisconsin. Her love of reaching out to kids has never waned. That's part of the reason she wrote, "Why the Giraffe Has a Long Neck," and "Paddy, the Lonesome Turtle," a 23-page story about a turtle with no friends, her second children's book, both books written in her 90s.

WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS OF THE FUTURE CONTEST – Deadline: Dec. 31, 2009. Short Stories. Open to authors with no published novels or short novels. 17,000/wds/max in short fantasy, sci-fi or horror. $1000 each quarter, one winner also receives annual $5000 grand prize. Guidelines:

2010 THOROUGHBRED TIMES FICTION CONTEST – Deadline: Dec. 31, 2009. Short Stories. 5000/wds/max on a facet of the Thoroughbred industry (horse racing, breeding etc). $600, $300, $200 + winners pub’d in mag. Honorable mention winners who are published will also receive cash prize. Guidelines:

FIRSTLINE – professional trade mag, seeking nonfiction, columns/departments, photos/artwork: communication and practice management for veterinary team members. 250-2000/wds depending on dept. Guidelines:

NORTH BREEZES - sailing mag focusing on Great Lakes & Midwest sailing community. Guidelines:

SHADES OF ROMANCE MAGAZINE - Romance: historical, contemporary, paranormal, mystery, regency Futuristic, & Time-Travel. Guidelines:

FUSE PLAYWRIGHTS STUDIO, UK - opportunity for playwrights who have links to Scotland to get their play in front of artistic directors of a number of Scotland's top theatre companies. Any subject and submitted in languages other than English (though these may take longer to process). NO Musicals. Only considers plays that have not been produced previously, by writers who are Scottish or based in Scotland. Accepted plays will be produced with royalties to author. Julie Ellen, Creative Director Guidelines:

THE TUBE & PIPE JOURNAL - nonfiction, photos/artwork, instructional "how to" & "guidelines for" metal tube & pipe industry that are objective, educational, technical to help metal forming & fabricating practitioners learn about techniques, tooling, machinery, & management concepts. Guidelines:

AVIATION NEWS, UK - monthly mag covering all aspects of aviation, past & present. Aimed at both people in the aviation industry/enthusiasts. Seeks articles on military and civil aircraft, airports, air forces, historical subjects, news items. Considers high-quality photos. 5000/wds/max. Rates negotiable. Request guidelines from editor. Contact list:

TODAY’S CATHOLIC TEACHER - nationally circulated mag for K-8 educators concerned w/private education in general and Catholic education in particular. Seeks nonfiction, photos/artwork, any topic of practical help, concern, or interest to educators in Catholic schools. Guidelines:

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES - nonfiction, photos/artwork that deal w/economic, business, and career-related issues of interest to physicians looking for their first or next practice opportunity. Guidelines:

WRITE BUSINESS/COMPANY HISTORIES - Pitch your writing services to CEOs, public relations officers, business owners, associations, and the Chamber of Commerce. Do your research and then begin the document with a surprising fact, include provocative quotes, explain historical context and corporate milestones. This can also develop into writing annual reports, business plans, catalogs, corporate profiles, product film scripts, and industrial training video scripts.

LITERARY CONTEST SCAMS –Writers should bookmark this link & check the list before entering any writing contest.