Friday, December 4, 2009

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #155

MORE REASONS TO KEEP WRITING - JOSHUA LOGAN, age 79, American stage and film director and writer. Logan began his Broadway career as an actor in Carry Nation in 1932. When most people are already well into retirement, Logan form 1983-1986 taught theater at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton until his death in 1988. He was also responsible for bringing Carol Channing to Broadway in Lend an Ear.

VBT/ WRITERS ON THE MOVE – Ongoing virtual book tours w/new & famous authors about books, tips, & more. URL:

TECH DIRECTIONS – pubs elementary school science teaching techniques, classroom projects, laboratory admin procedures.Looking for nonfiction, columns/depts, photos/artwork. Guidelines:

REASON - covers politics, economics, culture, and science from a broad-minded libertarian perspective. Looks for original analysis and research and do not like simple rehashes of well-worn libertarian positions. Seeks nonfiction, columns/depts. Guidelines:

RESPONSE MAGAZINE - Cutting-edge content for professionals involved in all facets of direct response marketing. Seeks nonfiction, columns/depts, photos/artwork. Editorial Calendar: Guidelines:

GEIST 6th LITERAL LITERARY POSTCARD STORY CONTEST (Canada) - Deadline: Jan. 15, 2010. Entry Fee: $20, $5 for each additional entry. First prize: $250; 2nd $150; 3rd $100.. Submit a postcard along with a story that relates to the image. 500 words max. Guidelines:

4th ANNUAL SAINTS & SINNERS GLBT LITERARY FESTIVAL FULL-LENGTH PLAYWRITING COMPETITION – Deadline: Dec. 31, 2009. Entry Fee: $10. The winning play will be produced by the Marigny Theatre Corporation and will premiere the weekend of the 8th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, May 13-16, 2010. The winning entry will receive complimentary registration to the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival and a stipend of $250. Previously produced plays will be considered as long as they have not been produced in the greater New Orleans area. Characters should be kept to a minimum--5 or under. Staging should be simple or adaptable to a small stage. Guidelines:

UNIVERSITY OF LaVERNE JOSH PRIZES - Deadline Dec. 15, 2009. Entry Fee: $10. Poetry: Submit 1-3 poems (5/pg/max. Fiction: Submit one short story 8000/wds/max.Prize: $250 plus publication. Guidelines:

POOR MOJO'S ALMANAC 33 1/3 CONTEST - Deadline Dec. 31, 2009. No entry fee. In the spirit of our dear Morgan Johnson's popular essay "Industrial Espionage and the World's Greatest Sangria Recipe", we currently seek RANTS featuring "The Best Recipe You'd Never Guess." Rants should be fewer than 3000/wds. The finest rant will be rewarded with $33.33 in legal US tender. Guidelines:

2009 NAT’L FANTASY FAN FEDERATION AMATEUR SHORT STORY CONTEST – Deadline Dec. 31, 2009. Entry Fee: $3 & $5. Open to all amateur writers in the field, no membership required. An amateur is someone who has sold no more than two (2) stories to prof’l science fiction or fantasy pubs. Stories must be original, unpub’d,, 8500/wds/max in length, be related to science fiction, fantasy, or similar genres in the opinion of the judges. 1st is $50, 2nd- $30, and 3rd - $20. Honorable mentions & semi-finalists will receive a certificate of award. Guidelines:

CLOUDBANK BOOKS POETRY CONTEST – Deadline: Dec. 31, 2009. Entry Fee: $15. $200 prize awarded for one poem. Two contributors' copies will be sent to writers whose
work appears in the mag. All poets who enter the contest will receive a 1 yr subscription to Cloudbank mag. Guidelines:

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