Friday, October 15, 2010

MORE BITS & PIECES FOR Writers/Authors #198

REASON TO KEEP WRITING: RONALD NEAME, age 99, nominated for three Oscars, produced and co-wrote acclaimed British films like "Great Expectations," saw Hollywood success as director of "The Poseidon Adventure.” Neame began his career of more than 60 years In 1929 when he worked as a cameraman for Alfred Hitchcock on the first British sound film, 1929's "Blackmail." He was nominated for Oscars with director David Lean as co-writer of 1945's "Brief Encounter" and 1946's "Great Expectations." He went on to direct the acclaimed 1969 film "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" and the critically panned 1972 box office hit "The Poseidon Adventure."

US AIRWAYS MAGAZINE - looking for smart, pithy copy, humor, a light tone, and writers who can deliver short pieces as well as longer stories. Lead features, travel features, photos, adventure. Guidelines:

RIDE TEXAS – award-winning travel mag for motorcyclists. Emphasizes strong photography and a story-telling narrative. Focus is regional, includes Texas and the South Central U.S., but will consider travel topics outside this area. We include all types of motorcycles on back roads, highways and dual-sport rides. Guidelines:

EDUCATION WEEK - readership is made up of school administrators, policymakers, teachers, includes lawmakers, scholars, government officials, business leaders, professionals in fields of health, social services, parents, community advocates, those with an interest in young people and their development. Commentaries should be written on issues that affect K-12 education and are of interest to a broad range of people. Guidelines:

PLANET:THE WELSH INTERNATIONALIST - features the latest stories from Wales on the arts and politics, as well as on environmental and social issues. We believe that Wales can only be fully understood in an international context, so in every issue you will also find informed comment on the global issues of the day. Publishes 1 story and 6-10 poems/issue. Guidelines:

ALBERTA VIEWS, Canada - journalism about the culture, politics and economy of Alberta. Each issue contains three feature articles of approximately 3,000 words on matters of concern to Albertans. Alberta Views is only interested in articles with a strong Alberta focus. Will consider synopses for feature ideas as well as reprints from various media of up to 1000/wds for Eye on Alberta. Guidelines:

BUGLE MAGAZINE - to help educate members about habitat conservation, natural history and wildlife management. We seek to publish an array of conservation articles and essays from a diversity of writers—from wildlife professionals who write well, and professional writers knowledgeable about wildlife and conservation. Guidelines:

GRIPPED, The Climbing Magazine – welcomes submissions from writers, photographers, athletes, coaches and enthusiasts from all climbing disciplines, richly illustrated with superb climbing photography. Guidelines:

RALPH NADING HILL CONTEST, Vermont – Deadline: postmarked Nov. 15 each year. $1,500 cash prize. Co-sponsored by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Life, the contest is open to any student or resident of Vermont. Submit your thoughts on "Vermont, Its People, The Place, Its History, or Its Values" as an essay, short story, play, or poem. Your entry must be 1500 words or less. Guidelines:

2011 FRANCIS MacMANUS SHORT STORY COMPETITION (Ireland) – Deadline: Dec. 31, 2010. A competition for original short stories written specifically for radio, commemorating the life and work of Irish writer, broadcaster Francis MacManus. Open to anyone who was born in Ireland, or is normally resident there. The author of the overall winning story will receive €3,000 with prizes of €2,000 & €1,000 awarded to the second and third prize winners. Guidelines:

2011 LENORE MARSHALL POETRY PRIZE - $25 Entry Fee. Books must be submitted in the year after their publication, which means that books published in 2010 may be submitted for consideration until May 15, 2011. The 2011 contest is open to any book of original poetry, in English, published in the U.S. during 2010 in a standard edition by a living American citizen. A standard edition is 40 pages or more in length and 500 or more copies. Guidelines:

2011 WALT WHITMAN AWARD - $25 Entry Fee. For first-book publication, a cash prize of $5000, and a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center to an American who has never before published a book of poetry. The winning manuscript, chosen by an eminent poet, is published by Louisiana State University Press. Submissions for this year's contest will be accepted between Sept. 15 and Nov. 15. Guidelines:




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