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Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Rapid Magazine
Rapid magazine covers all aspects of whitewater paddlesports.
Pays up to 20 cents/word.

Lonely Planet Publications, Australia
Described as 'The world's largest independent guidebook publisher', Lonely Planet is looking to expand its range and is looking for freelancer authors in various locations, with specific regional knowledge and experience.

I swoon when I think about Australia. Someday, I'll make it down there.

Intergalactic Medicine Show

Stories of any length in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. "Science fiction" includes hard sf, sf adventure, alternate history, near-future, far-future, psi, alien, and any other kind of sci-fi you can think of. "Fantasy" includes heroic fantasy (based on any culture's mythology), fairy tales, contemporary fantasy, and "horror" in the sense of supernatural suspense. Six cents a word up to 7,500 words and 5 cents a word thereafter.

Word of warning: You do get an email saying they received your query, but it takes a LONG time to hear from them.


ING Direct Adventures on the Road to Happiness Contest


Tell us about your Adventures on the Road to Happiness! Send us a short essay, with a photo, telling us about your savings goal and how you plan to get there. The Road to Happiness is filled with many great stories and we want to hear yours! The best part? The winning entry will be awarded a $10,000 deposit in their Orange Savings Account™! In addition, twenty-five other winners will be awarded $1,000 deposits.

Park your entry here no later than August 31, 2007, 11:59pm ET.

Here's Looking At You Contest


Deadline September 15, 2007.

Prize: $100 prize and publication in The VERB writing ezine. Also, signed copy of Characters and Viewpoints (Elements of Fiction Writing) by Orson Scott Card.

Word length: may be up to 700.

Give us a short story in which you, the author, are directly involved. You may be the main character or a minor character but—and here's the catch—you may not use First Person narrative. That means no I or me. For this story, you are looking at yourself from the outside.