Friday, September 3, 2010

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #192

REASON TO KEEP WRITING: MARTIN GARDNER, age 95, teased brains with math puzzles in Scientific American for a quarter-century and indulged his own restless curiosity by writing more than 70 books on topics as diverse as magic, philosophy and the nuances of Alice in Wonderland. Gardner also wrote fiction, poetry, literary and film criticism, as well as puzzle books. He was a leading voice in refuting pseudo-scientific theories, from ESP to flying saucers. His mathematical writings intrigued a generation of mathematicians, but he never took a college math course. In 1983 he began a column in Skeptical Inquirer, "Notes of a Fringe Watcher," which he continued to write until 2002. He had already begun beating this drum, debunking pseudoscience, in his book "Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science." He helped found the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.

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FORM MAGAZINE - audience is architects, interior designers, professional designers throughout the country, primarily in urban centers such as LA, NY, San Francisco, Austin and Miami. FORM is published bimonthly and available on newsstands nationally through independent and wholesale distributors. Contact page: click on editorial inquiries to query.

NORTHERN AQUACULTURE, Canada – trade publication for all aquaculture industry professionals in North America. For industry professionals Aquaculture North America follows the trends, the issues, the people and events that have set the pace for the fastest growing agribusiness sector on the continent. Coverage is relevant to all finfish and shellfish species grown in North America plus special reports from other regions around the world. Guidelines: click on “Editor” to query.

QUEENS QUARTERLY, Canada - multidisciplinary journal aimed at educated reader. Publishes articles, reviews, short stories, poetry. Guidelines:

SHENANDOAH - Washington and Lee University, publishes splendid poems, stories, essays and reviews which display passionate understanding, formal accomplishment and serious mischief. Guidelines:

TRUE NORTH – Central Oregon parenting mag. Goal is to provide local parents of all backgrounds w/info and resources that will inspire, support, empower as they navigate their way through the choices of family life. Produces well researched, thought provoking articles that address the seemingly infinite number of parenting styles, choices, tools available to families today; current topics that concern and effect parents on both a local and global level. Guidelines:

MYSTERY SCENE -.Every issue contains commentary, critical overviews, interviews of authors/other media professionals, developments in TV and film, appreciations, diatribes, letters, a wide variety of reviews. Throw in jokes, quotes, anecdotes. Guidelines:

TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL - Texas State Capitol, Colorado/11th Streets, Austin
Oct. 16-17, 2010.

GLIMMER TRAIN STANDARD SHORT FICTION - Deadlines: Jan, April, July, October. First day to the last day of the month. No entry fee. 12,000/wds/max. Online submissions preferred. No children's stories. $700 +publication in Glimmer Train Stories, +10 copies of that issue. Guidelines:

LUCIDITY POETRY JOURNAL CLARITY AWARDS - Deadline: Oct. 4, 2010. OPEN TO:18+. Submit 5 poems, max 36 lines per poem including stanza breaks. Seeking poetry that deals w/people, relationships, life issues, events, in English. Form of the poem is open. Prizes: $100, $40, $25 and possible publication. Email for further guidelines & entry fee: URL:

AMY LOWELL POETRY TRAVELING SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline: Oct. 15, 2010. Open to all US poets. Submit 40 pgs of poetry or copy of pub’d poetry book w/20 add’l pages of poetry. Prize: $52,000 fellowship to spend a year abroad. Guidelines:

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HOUSE LITERARY PRIZE, UK - Deadline: Oct. 15, 2010. Nonfiction. A contest for short essays with 2 categories: Young Writers and Professional Writers. Submit 1000-1500/wd essay on a question exploring Franklin's relevance for our time. 2010 theme is "In politics, what can laws do without morals? Prize: £500 for young writers (18-25), £1000 for prof’l writers and publication in The Daily Telegraph, a British newspaper. Guidelines:


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