Friday, July 30, 2010

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #187

REASON TO KEEP WRITING: MARSHALL LEE, age 89, Writer, Editor, Designer, and Book Publisher. His influential book, BOOKMAKING, was first released in 1965 and its third edition was published in 2004 by Norton. His half-century in publishing included serving as an executive at Harry N. Abrams and Fratelli Fabbri in Italy. Through his own two companies, Balance House, and The International Archive of Art, he created and produced books for major publishers in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE – As the title implies, mysteries. Looking for 12,000/wds or less. Do check mss formatting guide. Guidelines:

ALPINIST MAGAZINE - first-person accounts of long routes from around the world, investigative reports of subjects compelling to climbing aficionados, and documentary pieces that capture the spirit of ascent in any of its myriad forms. Guidelines:

AMERICA - Most, but not all, readers are Catholic. One-third are religious or clergy, but most are laypersons, college educated, two-thirds have graduate degrees, most are not specialists. Write for an audience of alumni and alumnae of your school. Guidelines:

BRAIN, CHILD - mag for thinking mothers, motherhood. Guidelines:

ELLERY QUEEN’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE – needs hard-boiled stories as well as "cozies," but not interested in explicit sex or violence. With the exception of regular book review and blog review columns, EQMM publishes only fiction. Guidelines:

2010 PRESERVATION FOUNDATION CONTESTS – Deadline: Aug 31, 2010. For unpublished nonfiction, general fiction, and travel. 1500/5000/wds, First entry is free, $10-/add’l entry. First prize: $100 in each category. Certificates for runners-up and finalists. Guidelines:

2010 INNERMOONLIT AWARD FOR BEST SHORT-SHORT STORY - Deadline Sept 1, 2010. No entry fee. Entrants must specify that they are entering the Best Short-Short Story Contest and must indicate the number of words in their submission (500/wds/max). URL: Guidelines:

INTERNATIONAL 3-DAY NOVEL CONTEST – Deadline Septa 4-6, 2010. Can you produce a masterwork of fiction in a mere 72 hours? Here is your chance to find out. Outlines are permitted prior to the contest. Guidelines:

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Characterization & Plotting Aug 9-20, 2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Editing Dialogue 4 Snap, Crackle & Punch! (via Yahoo Groups) Aug 10-17, 2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Basic Historical Research - Aug 30-Sept 5, 2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Finding Your Voice - Aug 30-Sept 27, 2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP: The Conflict Grid, Tool for Success Aug 30-Sept 26, 2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Novel Perspectives - Sept 2-Oct 4, 2010

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Creating Your Own Book Trailer - Sept 5-15, 2010

JUMPSTART YOUR WRITING CAREER (Phoenix location) Sept 11, 2010 Info:

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