Friday, June 25, 2010

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #182

REASON TO KEEP WRITING - JOHN FORSYTHE, age 92, actor who made his fortune as TV's affable "Bachelor Father" and the scheming oil tycoon in "Dynasty," and was the mysterious “Charlie” on Charlie’s Angels. Despite his distinguished work in theater and films, Forsythe's greatest fame arose from his role of Blake Carrington in the 1981-1989 primetime soap opera "Dynasty." With his full head of silver hair, tanned face and soothing voice, Forsythe as Carrington attracted the ardor of millions of female television viewers.

COUNTRY - local resource publication for parents of children age newborn to teenage. Accepts submissions on any subject that would help Connecticut parents. Publication is intended as a resource for parents. Guidelines:

CQ AMATEUR RADIO - hams sharing their knowledge and experience with each other, both on the air and through the pages of ham radio magazines. Guidelines:

THE WRITE MARKETS REPORT - purchases articles for 2 publications: “” and “The Write Markets Report.” Seeks articles on how to make more money doing what you love....writing, and other forms of home-based businesses, self-employment that may result from writing, self-publishing, corporate writing, ghostwriting, etc. All ideas that help writers support themselves performing the work they love are warmly welcomed. Guidelines:

5280 MAGAZINE - premiere monthly guide to the arts, entertainment, dining, lifestyle issues in Denver. Accepts pitches for front-of-the-book section, Atmosphere; for "departments;" and for feature well. Atmosphere stories, lively takes on life in Denver, run anywhere from 50-400/wds. Depts 800-1200/wds, and covers everything from travel to sports to politics. Features 6000/wds/max. Guidelines:

AD BUSTERS - audience is global; relishes all truly political materials, whether they be scholarly probes into the decline of civilization, environmental forays into the forests, sci-fi carpet rides into cyberspace or humorous spoofs about commercial culture. Guidelines:

2010 CV2 2-DAY POETRY CONTEST, Canada – Deadline: July 1, extended to Nov. 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:

DREAM QUEST ONE POETRY & WRITING CONTEST - Deadline: July 31, 2010 Entry Fee: $5 - $10. Guidelines & Entry form:


EPIC's 2011 WRITING COMPETITION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - accepting entries August 1, 2010. Guidelines:

2010 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WRITERS GUILD CONTEST - Deadline: Aug. 1, 2010. Entry fee: $5. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. Prizes: $100 1st; $50 2nd; $25 3rd, in each category. Guidelines:

Online Workshop: How to Cut Up to 5000 Wds from Your MSS - Jul 12 - Jul 18, 2010

Online Workshop: Where to Begin Your Book - Jul 12 - Jul 18, 2010

Online Workshop: ReVISIONING - Jul 19 - Jul 26, 2010

Online workshop: Character Driven Plotting – July 26 - Aug 22, 2010

Online workshop: Deep POV - July 26 - Aug 22, 2010

LITERARY SCAMS – Writers should bookmark these links & check lists before embarking on any writing venture. A search will give you more links.