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Monday, April 7, 2008


Pockets Magazine (Devotional Magazine for Children Published by Upper Room)

Submissions are accepted between March 1 and August 15 of the contest year. Unpublished stories 1,000 to 1,600 words -- 1,400 word manuscripts are the best length for our purposes. Stories are disqualified if they are shorter or longer by even a few words. Note accurate word count on the cover sheet. There is no entry fee. The winner, notified by November 1, will receive a $1,000 award.

Southwest Writer's Annual Contest

Sixteen entry categories. Entries must be postmarked by May 1, 2008. Late entries must be postmarked by May 15, 2008 and accompanied by an additional $5.

Winners in each category are notified in August, 2008. 1st Prize, $150; 2nd Prize, $100, 3rd Prize, $50. 1st place winners are eligible for the $1,000 Storyteller Award.

Agent News

Steve Kasdin has joined The Sandra Dijsktra Literary Agency. This agency is based in Southern California and has no official Web site. Kasdin reps thrillers, mystery, literary fiction, and commercial fiction. This agency takes only snail mail. Send to: 1155 Camino del Mar • PMB 515 • Del Mar, CA • 92014


Happy birthday to Maya, Terry and David. Yeah, we know you got a year older. :o)