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Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Victoria Strauss once again put out a killer post on her blog. Check out the August 5, 2007 entry, Writers and Money. Sobering and full of great intel.

With that in mind...Let's do Markets!

Employment Times
Employment Times is a weekly employment trade newspaper distributed in Maine, New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts. We accept labor/education-related articles for submission into our publication and Web site.

Word length: 800-1500 words
Payment: $50-$100

Great Lakes Story and Photo Contest

Contest Categories:
General story
Fishing story
Camping story

Deadline: August 20, 2007
Genre: Nonfiction
Word Limit: 500 words
Prize: $7500 in prizes - including a kayak, digital camera, fishing gear, and more.

Intergeneration Foundation Contest

The Intergeneration Foundation seeks to reinforce and recognize the power of storytelling as a way to connect generations. Storytelling is an ancient tradition of every culture to inform, entertain, educate and bring people together. We invite people of all ages to tell us a story: a narrative of their family’s history or traditions or a story from their imagination. Whether fiction or non-fiction, the story should illustrate intergeneration needs, connections and understanding, and feature characters from at least two generations. One illustration, such as an original photo, drawing, painting, or cartoon may be included to enhance the story’s message.

Deadline: August 15, 2007
Word Length: 600 words
Genre: Fiction, nonfiction
1st - $500
2nd - $300
3rd - $100

Alternative greeting card and novelty gift company
Send in your slogans.

Far, Far Away
Genre: Slipstream, Cross genre, SF, Fantasy, Humor, Experimental and/or Surreal
Deadline: 2-29-08
Word Length: 100 to 15K
Payment: $10-$50


Cop Talk
Writing a novel? Have a question on police procedure?

Writing for Children
Lots of articles on the ins and outs of YA writing.

Writing the Novel Synopsis
Good article. Short and to the point. Just like your synopsis should be. Right?