Friday, May 14, 2010

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #176

REASON TO KEEP WRITING - MARY CRIST FLEMING, age 98, founder of American schools abroad. Fleming graduated from Harvard University in 1933 with a degree in French. She traveled widely in Europe and in 1944 established Frog Hollow Country Day School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, which she directed until 1955. In 1956, Fleming founded The American School in Switzerland, as an experiment in international education designed to give students strong preparation for American colleges and universities, with the additional dimension of exposure to cultures and training in languages other than their own. She went on to found several other schools including The American School in England in Thorpe, Surrey. In all, 25,000 pupils have passed through Fleming's schools and summer programs.

NATIVE PEOPLES MAGAZINE - offers a sensitive portrayal of the arts and lifeways of Native peoples of the Americas. Seeks writers and photographers--Native and non-Native--who have a unique expertise about their subject. If you are Native, please let us know. Competition is stiff. Guidelines:

PERSIMMON HILL MAGAZINE – Nat’l Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's award-winning journal on the West. Audience interested in western art, history, ranching and rodeo. Guidelines:

UTNE READER – accepts previously pub’d articles (from many independent sources); query letters (regarding original ideas); books, films, and CDs (for possible review); artwork submissions. Guidelines:

ABLE MAGAZINE, UK - consumer/lifestyle mag aimed at disabled people & their families, careers/enablers, the health/social care professionals who work with them. Content is focused on the positive personal experiences of disabled people and those close to them. Contact page for query form:

SCOTTISH ISLANDS EXPLORER MAGAZINE, UK - devoted to exploring the islands of Scotland. Considers articles on: current affairs, lifestyles, wildlife, environmental issues, culture, travel, history and archaeology. Guidelines:

FAMILY BUSINESS MAGAZINE – accepts articles on family-owned businesses, estate planning, sibling rivalries, cousin jealousies. Guidelines:

GUY OWEN PRIZE - (poetry) $1000+pub - Deadline: 6-15-10

2010 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS - $10,000 - Deadline: 6-15-10

PULITZER PRIZES IN LETTERS - $10,000 - Deadline: 6-15-10

TOWSON PRIZE FOR LITERATURE - $1000 - Deadline: 6-15-10

2010 FRANCES LOCKE MEMORIAL POETRY AWARD - $1000 - Deadline: 6-15-10

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

TELECOMUTING JOBS - work offsite via computer.

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