Friday, June 18, 2010

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #181

REASON TO KEEP WRITING - STEWART UDALL, age 90, former Interior Secretary, sowed the seeds of the modern environmental movement as secretary during the 1960s. Under Udall's leadership from 1961 through 1968, the Interior Department aggressively promoted an expansion of public lands and helped win enactment of major environmental laws, including ones to protect endangered species. He later became a crusader for victims of radiation exposure from the government's Cold War nuclear programs.

SCOUTING MAGAZINE – pub’d by Boy Scouts of America. Articles are mainly about successful program activities, Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews, features on winning leadership techniques and styles, profiles of outstanding individual leaders, and inspirational accounts of Scouting's impact on an individual, either as youth or while serving as a volunteer adult leader. Guidelines:

PROCEEDINGS – the flagship mag of U.S. Naval Institute, aims to stimulate, illuminate, provoke, entertain, seeks to engage readers by providing them with information of value to their pursuit of the profession of arms. Several columns to contribute. Guidelines:

THE CHRISTIAN CENTURY – ecumenical biweekly mag examines developments in the contemporary church and probes the religious and moral issues of our day. Seeks manuscripts that articulate public meaning of faith, such topics as poverty, human rights, economic justice, international relations, national priorities, popular culture, pieces that examine or critique the theology and ethos of individual religious communities. Guidelines:

OUTDOOR CANADA MAGAZINE – nat’l mag for those interested in traditional outdoor activities, covers fishing, hunting and related conservation issues. Content is entirely Canadian. Most articles 2000 -4000/wds, shorter pieces 100-600/wds. Guidelines:

FORESTRY JOURNAL, UK - monthly mag covering all aspects of sustainable forestry and timber production as a commercial enterprise, w/particular focus on the machinery used in woodland maintenance and timber harvesting. A 'hands-on' magazine, and essential reading for the contractor, machinery operator, estate worker and tree surgeon. Guidelines:

SinC DESERT SLEUTHS, Phoenix, AZ - Write Now! 2010: Crime Seen, August 14th at The Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix. There are just a few spots remaining for critique sessions with Dr. Allen Kates, so register today before they're completely sold out!

CHEERIOS SPOONFULS OF STORIES CHILDREN'S BOOK CONTEST - Deadline: July 15th, 2010. No entry fee. Cheerios® is searching for the next great children's book author. Guidelines:

2010 CV2 2-DAY POETRY CONTEST, Canada – Deadline: July 1, 2010. Entry fee: $24. The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing is proud to offer the international 2-Day Poem Contest. $500 first prize. Guidelines:

Online Workshop: Flash Fiction: What is it? Jun 20 - Jul 3, 2010

Online Workshop: Characterization- Jul 5 - Jul 18, 2010

Online Workshop: Comics, Graphic Novels, & Manga Jul 5 - Jul 11, 2010

Online Workshop: How to Write Emotion - July 5 - Aug 1, 2010

Online Workshop: Sleuth Facts: Real PI Procedures for Your Plots - Jul 5 - Aug 1, 2010

Online Workshop: Plotting Subplots - Jul 5 - Jul 12, 2010

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