Friday, May 7, 2010

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #175

REASON TO KEEP WRITING - EDDIE LOGAN, age 98, who shined shoes at Santa Anita since the racetrack opened on Christmas Day 1934 and was a former boxer and Negro League baseball player. Logan worked at Santa Anita for nearly 75 years, servicing such Hall of Fame jockeys as Eddie Arcaro, John Longden, Bill Shoemaker, Laffit Pincy Jr. and Chris McCarron. Logan would often lecture horsemen about the care of their boots and shoes and the perils the stable area presented for leather. Logan played for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League in the 1920s and early '30s. He appeared in Santa Anita's winner's circle to present the trophy for the Eddie Logan Stakes on Dec. 27.

MS. MAGAZINE - looking for articles on politics, social commentary, popular culture, law, education, art, pieces that use a feminist lens. Guidelines:

GIRL’S LIFE - advice, girl-talk, entertainment ideas, fun stuff, quizzes, of interest to girls 10-15. Guidelines:

AUREALIS, Australia - looking for science fiction, fantasy or horror short stories between 2000 and 8000 words. Stories do not have to be explicitly Australian. Guidelines:

NEW ENGLAND REVIEW - submissions period is Sept 1 through May 31, any year for nonfiction, fiction, fillers, literary, short stories, novellas, novel excerpts, poetry. Guidelines:

DIABLO MAGAZINE - general interest lifestyle mag about travel, food, home style, profiles in Contra Costa,and parts of Alameda, Oakland and Berkley, CA. 75 to 2000/wds depending on dept. Guidelines:

EMMY – looking for 500/wds, front-of-the book profiles of TV people and their passions. Readers include the members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and other television industry professionals. Its articles must appeal to the TV pro while being understandable to the enthusiast. Guidelines:

LIVING A BETTER LIFE – devoted to original Crafts and homemade gifts that families can make on a budget. Guidelines:

WONDERFUL LANGUAGE TRANSLATOR – you can do words, phrases, and pages.

HILLERMAN MYSTERY CONTEST – Deadline: June 1, 2010. Open to any professional or non-professional writer, regardless of nationality, who has never been the author of a published mystery and is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a mystery. The story's primary setting is the Southwestern United States, including at least one of the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah. 60,000 wds/min. $10,000 advance against royalties and publication by St. Martin's Press. Guidelines:

2010 ROBERT TRAVER AWARD - Deadline: May 15, 2010. Nonfiction/Short Stories, Essays up to 3500 words demonstrating a love of fly-fishing. $2,000 First Prize, from the John D. Voelker Foundation, sponsor of the award; a 2nd Place award of $750 will be included this year; 3rd Place is $250. Guidelines:

13th ANNUAL BOSTON REVIEW POETRY CONTEST – Deadline: June 1, 2010. Entry fee: $20/30. $1500 prize + publication.

2010 STRONGEST START NOVEL COMPETITION - Deadline: June 8th, 2010. $3300 in prizes and is the only in-progress novel competition in the writing world. Writers submit their entry, receive feedback from our online workshop, and can improve their entry as the contest progresses. The version posted on the site on the deadline of June 8 is the one the judges will read. Writers only need to enter the first three chapters of their book/novel. For more on the competition:

WRITE WORDS - Writing jobs for UK writers.

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