Friday, April 9, 2010

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #171

REASON TO KEEP WRITING - SUZANNE PLESHETTE, age 70, actress, star of films and Broadway plays who found her greatest fame portraying Bob Newhart's sardonic wife on television's long-running "The Bob Newhart Show." She also was nominated for an Emmy in 1962 for a guest appearance on the TV series "Dr. Kildare" (1961) and in 1991 for playing the eponymous Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990)(TV)in a 1990 TV movie. She co-starred with Hal Linden in another short-lived CBS TV series "The Boys Are Back" in the 1994-95 season, then had recurring roles in the TV series "Good Morning, Miami" and "8 Simple Rules...for Dating My Teenage Daughter." Her acting career lasted almost 50 years.

PANGAIA – dedicated to helping explore spiritual, emotional, practical lives in a way that respects all persons, creatures, and the Earth while offering immediate application to our everyday lives. Folks of all paths may send their work, but focus falls on material expressing an Earth-centered spirituality. Earth Spirituality is the topic. Guidelines:

PRISM INTERNATIONAL, Canada - original, unpublished material in short fiction, poetry, translation, literary non-fiction, drama. Contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world. Guidelines:

CRIMELINE – Take the challenge: for writers who can introduce a crime, a suspect and a prosecution case and list witnesses by writing a short story about them, and +for crime fans who want to game play by selecting a judge, one or two prosecutors, one or two defenders, twelve jurors, a crime, prosecution and defense with witnesses and ask the writers of the back stories to participate in character in the online trial.

DRAFT MAGAZINE - Beer, beer/brewery news, trends and ideas, current, accurate and creative coverage of beer and other areas of life. Guidelines:

PARADE MAGAZINE - General interest. Stories, involve news, social issues, common health concerns, sports, community problem-solving or extraordinary achievements of ordinary people. We seek unique angles on all topics—this is especially important for subjects that have already received national attention in newspapers and other media. Guidelines (slow loading):

AMERICAN BAR ASSOC. ‘BUSINESS LAW TODAY’ - Basic articles, 3000/wds/max directed to business lawyers unfamiliar with a substantive area; technical legal issue. Guidelines:

LADIES’ HOME JOURNAL - Style, health, relationships, women's interests. Neg. fees & rights. Guidelines:

EL ANDAR - Best writing and visual journalism for and about Latinos in North America. It encourages iconoclastic thinking and new ways of looking at the world. Guidelines:

BOOKRIX WRITING CONTEST: "My Best Fiction" - Deadline: May 10, 2010. No entry fee. $1800 in prize money. All genres welcome. The work must be at least 20 BookRix pages long, but there is no maximum page limit. Guidelines:

H.O.W JOURNAL SHORT STORY CONTEST - Deadline May 15, 2010. Entry fee: $20. Open to all writers and all themes. 12,000/wds/max. 1st Place - $1000 +publication in H.O.W. Journal. 2nd Place - $300 +publication in H.O.W. Journal. 3rd Place - $100 +publication in H.O.W. Journal. Guidelines:

READING WRITERS’ ONCE UPON A DAY’ CONTEST – Deadline: May 15, 2010. No entry fee. 1000/wds/max. $100 prize. Guidelines:

10th ANNIVERSARY FAILBETTER NOVELLA CONTEST– Deadline: May 15, 2010. No entry fee: Short Stories, Books. 8000/wds and suitable for serial publication. $500 +publication at, a literary journal. Guidelines:

ROBERT TRAVER FLY-FISHING WRITING AWARD – Deadline: May 15, 2010. No entry fee. Short Stories and Creative Nonfiction. 3500/wds/max. Prizes: .$2000, $750, $250 +publication in Fly, Rod & Reel and on website. Guidelines:


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