Friday, March 26, 2010

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #169

REASON TO KEEP WRITING - PETER GRAVES, age 83, star of the television series Mission Impossible and the Flying High films. Graves was best known for his portrayal of Jim Phelps, leader of a gang of special agents who battled evil conspirators in the long-running television series Mission: Impossible. Normally cast as a hero, he turned in an unforgettable performance early in his career as the treacherous Nazi spy in Billy Wilder's 1953 prisoner-of-war drama ‘Stalag 17’. He also masterfully lampooned his straight-arrow image when he portrayed bumbling airline pilot Clarence Oveur in the 1980 disaster movie spoof ‘Airplane!’, which was released in Australia as Flying High.

CONSCIOUS CHOICE - editorial content builds community; promotes social, political, environmental awareness; supports wellness through natural foods, nutrition, integrative health care. Pays up to $150. Guidelines:

ROAD KING MAGAZINE - readers are owner-operators and fleet truck drivers who average 23 nights a month on the road. Covers new truck equipment, technology, finances and driving tips, health advice, sports, music reviews and hobbies. Guidelines:

AMERICAN HISTORY - a history magazine for a general audience. One of America’s most respected history publications tells the stories behind the people and events of U.S. history and provides insight into the cultural, military, political, and social forces that have shaped our nation. $500/700 on acceptance for first rights +Byline. URL:

ATLANTA TRIBUNE - source for relevant, thought-provoking news, info on business, careers, technology, wealth building, politics, education. Audience is metropolitan Atlanta's progressive, politically concerned, culturally aware, family-oriented Black executives, prof’ls, entrepreneurs. Features: 1200/2500/wds. $250/600. Sections: 600/wds. $100/ 200. All print and electronic rights for assigned articles. E-queries only: Fredrick Robinson, Ed. T: 770-587-0501, Fax: 770-642-6501. The Magazine, 875 Old Roswell Rd. #C-100, Roswell GA 30076. Main Link:

CONCRETE HOMES – nonfiction. $100-300/article, the benefits of concrete homes, new technology and design, environmental benefits, safety and durability, as well as other benefits that make concrete homes an attractive home-building alternative. Guidelines:

HORSE & RIDER - mag of Western riding, to educate, inform, entertain both competitive and recreational Western riders w/tightly focused training articles, practical stable management techniques, hands-on health care tips, safe trail riding practices, well-researched consumer advice, a behind-the-scenes, "you-are-there" approach to major equine events. Neg. fees & rights. Guidelines:

5th ANNUAL PORTIA STEELE AWARDS – Deadline: April 15, 2010. No entry fee. Poetry/Nonfiction. For women aged 50 or older. Poetry: 50 words of text or less. Prose: 200 words of text or less. $100 prize. Guidelines:

RELIX – non-fiction, the latest about upcoming tours, festivals, special events, new music and other happenings in the world of Relix: blues, reggae, bluegrass and jazz. Contact page to query:


GERMAN NEWSPAPERS - (article) agree to pay equitable freelancer fees


REPETITION DETECTOR – helps writers show words repeated in mss. Free download

READABILITY PLUS - software for writers & screenwriters

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK COMPETITION - chance to show the world how good you are at your craft. Guidelines:

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