Friday, April 23, 2010

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #173

REASON TO KEEP WRITING - PAUL SCOFIELD, age 86, the towering British stage actor who won international fame and an Academy Award for the film "A Man for All Seasons." His first picture was That Lady (1955). Further acclaim greeted the actor for his work in films such as Kenneth Branagh's Henry V (1989) and Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet (1990). In 1994, at the age of seventy-two, Scofield was once again nominated for an Oscar, this time for his performance as American poet Mark Van Doren in director Robert Redford's Quiz Show. Two years later, audiences could see him in The Crucible, lending somber authority to the role of Judge Danforth.

MILITARY OFFICER – Audience is commissioned and warrant officers, families, and surviving spouses of the 7 uniformed services: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, & Nat’l Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration,includes members of the Nat’l Guard & Reserve, actively serving and retired. 1000-2000/wds. Guidelines:

NOTRE DAME MAGAZINE – looking for fresh story ideas, writing meet very high standards. The editors value articles strong in storytelling quality, journalistic technique, and substance. They do not encourage promotional or nostalgia pieces, stories on sports or essays that are sentimentally religious. 750-2000/wds depending on dept. Guidelines

INTERNET GENEALOGY, Canada – a "how-to" mag. Most articles should give clear information about how the reader can conduct their research..700-2000/wds Guidelines:

WISCONSIN TRAILS – bi-monthly publication to showcase travel destinations, outdoor/indoor activities, nature, history, culture and people that make Wisconsin a great state. 250-500/wds for short, 500-1500/wds for long. Pays kill fee. Guidelines:

SUN OASIS - writing jobs, freelance writing jobs and online writing jobs.

LORIAN HEMINGWAY SHORT STORY COMPETITION – Deadline May 15, 2010. created to recognize and encourage the efforts of writers who have not yet achieved major-market success. Stories in all genres of fiction are welcome. Maximum length is 3,000/wds, writers retain all rights to their work. Guidelines:

THE WRITER SHORT STORY CONTEST - Deadline May 31, 2010. Entry Fee: $10. Looking for original fiction on any theme 2000/wds/max. First Place: $1,000 +publication, free 10-wk creative writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers' Workshop ($420 value) +1-yr subscription to The Writer magazine. Guidelines:

2ND ANNUAL U.S. MILITARY WIVES WRITING CONTEST - contest will run from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Open to ALL U.S. Military Families: Moms, Dads, Sons, Daughters, Wives, Husbands, Sisters, and Brothers. If you have a family member that is serving our country...tell us about them! Guidelines:

NASHVILLE INTERNATIONAL SONG & LYRIC COMPETITION - Over $100,000 cash & prizes awarded; Multiple contests throughout the year mean prizes are awarded faster and more often than contests that happen only once a year. Whether you write complete songs or lyrics only, this competition welcomes you. Get on mailing list:

WINNING WRITERS WAR POETRY CONTEST - Postmark deadline: May 31, 2010. $15 entry fee, payable to Winning Writers. Guidelines:

YOU DO NOT NEED A KINDLE TO READ KINDLE BOOKS - They can be read on PCs, Macs, iPhones, BlackBerrys and iPADs. Download the free software at

ONLINE WORKSHOP - Defining Erotica – Primer 4 All Genres - Apr 26-May 2, 2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP - What an Editor Wants - Apr 26-May 7, 2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP - Fairies & Other Magic Folk - May 2-May 29, 2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP - Growing More Words - May 3-May 10, 2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP - The Role of Secondary Characters in Romance - May 3-May 31,2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP - The Anatomy of Writing Steampunk - May 3-May 31, 2010


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