Friday, April 16, 2010

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #172

REASON TO KEEP WRITING - ROY SCHEIDER, age 75, an actor trained in the classics but best known for his role as the agonized police chief in the film "Jaws," his role as Joe Gideon in All That Jazz, and as detective Sonny Grosso in The French Connection. Scheider's final role comes as Joseph in the 2009 thriller Iron Cross. When Scheider died in February 2008, he had two movies upcoming: Dark Honeymoon, which had been completed, and British thriller Iron Cross, released in 2009.

SOUTH AMERICAN EXPLORER - 64-pg quarterly pub w/book reviews; travel tips & bargains; news from the Ithaca, NY headquarters and the clubhouses in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Quito, Ecuador and Lima and Cusco, Peru; news briefs; and classified ads. 800-3000/wds. Guidelines:

STAND MAGAZINE, UK (and VA) – quarterly literary mag, "an attempt to remedy the intellectual situation of reader and poet" 3000/wds/max. Guidelines:

WITTENBUR DOOR - brilliant humor, wicked satire, jaw-dropping interviews, Religious humor. Exposes venal televangelists not because opposed to Christians, but because opposed to people who make a mockery of the Cross. Guidelines:

ZYZZYVA - the journal of west coast writers & artists. West Coast writers and artists only. This means currently living in AK, HI, WA, OR, or CA. Pays honorarium. Guidelines:

E/THE ENVIRONMENTAL MAGAZINE – largest independent environmental mag w/circulation of 50,000. E serves an important role as the voice for the environmental movement and as a vital info source on national and international coverage of environmental issues. 100-4200/wds/depending on dept. Guidelines: E/The Environmental Magazine


KID SPIRIT MAGAZINE - unaffiliated spiritual mag written by and for 11-15 yr old. Goal is to foster dialogue and understanding among kids of diverse backgrounds and traditions about values, spirituality and life's big questions. Free of advertising, KidSpirit empowers today's youth to explore deep issues and mankind's search for meaning in a spirit of openness. Guidelines:

JERRY JAZZ MUSICIAN FICTION CONTEST – Deadline: May 31. No entry fee.
Short Stories 1000-5000/wds. $100 +pub on website & anthology.

ANTIGONISH REVIEW 5th SHELDON CURRIE FICTION PRIZE – Deadline: May 31, 2010. Entry fee: Canada $25; the US $30.00 (US funds); All others $40 (US funds). Guidelines:

2010 NORTON PRESS STUDENT WRITER’S PRIZE – Deadline: May 28, 2010. Prize awarded annually for outstanding essay: literacy narratives, literary and other textual analyses, reports, profiles, evaluations, arguments, memoirs, proposals, mixed-genre pieces, and more: any excellent writing done for an undergraduate writing class will be considered. Cash award of $1500. Two runners-up: cash award of $1000. Guidelines:

BLACK ORCHID NOVELLA AWARD - Deadline: May 31, 2010. No entry fee. 15,000- 20,000/wds/max. Guidelines:

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