Friday, February 12, 2010

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #163

REASONS TO KEEP WRITING: DICK MARTIN, age 86, American comedian and director, best known for his role as the co-host of the sketch comedy program Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In from 1968 to 1973. "We designed the show so that we are two relatively normal guys wandering through a sea of madness," Martin later said. Martin was a frequent panelist on game shows such as Match Game and Password Plus. He was also the host of two game shows: a parody game show called The Cheap Show in 1978, and Mindreaders in 1979. Starting on The Bob Newhart Show, he directed for over a dozen series. Martin later became the chief director of the 1980s sitcom Newhart. He became one of television's busiest directors, and worked until a few months before his death.

COMPANION PARROT QUARTERLY – about parrots, behavior & personality, in-depth care articles. Particularly interested in personal experience with an emphasis on behavior and personality. Neg. fees. Paying market. Guidelines:

5 to 7 EDUCATOR, UK - monthly mag aimed at Key Stage 1 teachers in UK education system. Publishes practical and professional articles on all aspects of education at that level. Runs sections covering lesson plans, managing behaviour, training and professional development, special needs, practical advice, together with 'how-to' articles and news. World serial rights. Guidelines:

CAT WORLD, UK - monthly mag distributed in UK and USA, covering all aspects of keeping cats as a pets, anything from natural health and behaviour to personal stories that are entertaining and well-written, & funny photos. Include illustrations or photos to accompany projects and features where possible. World rights. Guidelines:

IS THAT HOLLYWOOD CALLING? – Lowcountry Romance Writers Workshop. March 5-31, 2010; Deadline to register: March 2, 2010. Fee: $16. Do you have a plot that could be a movie or TV series? Join Cindy Carroll and put your novel through a month long boot camp. Learn the difference between writing screenplays and novels. And improve your novel writing skills with her comprehensive course. Info:

INDUSTRY WEEK - informs manufacturing executives about trends, technologies and management strategies that drive continuous improvement enterprise-wide, and provides the link between the CEO suite and the plant-floor. Looking for non-fiction, photos. Guidelines: Contact page:

THE NEW PHYSICIAN MAGAZINE - ethical and political issues facing medical education and health care. Looking for nonfiction, columns/deps, Neg. fees. Guidelines:

THE OUT TRAVELER – travel mag from the gay/lesbian point of view. Looking for nonfiction, columns/depts, photos/artwork Neg. fees. Contact page.

DIVE NEW ZEALAND - Diving in New Zealand and other areas. Looking for nonfiction, photos/artwork. Guidelines:

NIMROD LITERARY AWARDS - (International Journal of Prose & Poetry) seeks submissions from January 1st to April 30th of each year. First Prize: $2000 +publication. Second: $1000 + publication. Guidelines:

10th ANNUAL MARJORIE J. WILSON AWARD FOR BEST POEM CONTEST – Deadline: April 26, 2010. Entry fee: $15. Grand Prize: $1000. All finalists’ poems considered for publication. Guidelines:

DRUE HEINZ LITERATURE PRIZE 2011 – Deadline is between May and June 2010. Open to writers who have pub’d a book-length collection of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in commercial magazines or literary journals of national distribution. On-line publication does not count toward this requirement. Guidelines:

2010 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS – Deadline: March 31, 2010. Entry fee: $65 per entry/per Category. Winners and Finalists will receive National Media & Industry Exposure. Guidelines:

WRITE CORNER: E.M. KOEPPEL’s $1100 SHORT FICTION AWARD - Annual Submission Period: Between Oct. 1 and April 30. Entry fee: $15.First Place: $1100; Editors' Choices: $100 each. If the winning story is by anyone attending a college, a university, or a school when the story is submitted, the winner will receive, in addition to the $1100 award, the $500 P.L.Titus Scholarship. Guidelines:


BOOKS 4 REVIEW CATALOG MAILING - mail to 3500 book reviewers at daily metro & weekly newspapers

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