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                            CONTENTS
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       From the Editor's Desk
       News from the World of Writing
       New on Writing-World.com

       Special DOUBLE-FEATURE ISSUE:
       Newspapers: A Great Source of Freelance Opportunities,
            by Sue Fagalde Lick
       Three Bad Reasons to Write Poetry -- and One Great One!
            by Conrad Geller

       The Write Sites - Online Resources for Writers
       WRITING DESK: How Do I Know a Publisher Is Legit?
            by Moira Allen
       Market Roundup/Writing Contests
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                      FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY -- TO WRITING-WORLD.COM!
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It's hard to believe, but as of February 14, Writing-World.com
will have been online for an entire year!  Some of you may know
the site's history: It was launched, Phoenix-like, from the ashes
of the shutdown of the Inkspot website, of which I was managing
editor.  It was my hope that Writing.com could continue in the
proud tradition of Inkspot (and maybe have a slightly better
navigation system) -- and the results have exceeded my wildest
expectations.

In the first month, more than 30,000 visitors came to the site. I
assumed that much of this traffic was driven by folks who went to
Inkspot, found the "closed" notice, and were directed here.  But
traffic has continued to increase; in the last month, more than
65,000 people visited Writing-World.com.  This newsletter now has
more than 8000 subscribers, and nearly 100 more sign up every week.

And it seems to be working: Lots of you have written to tell me
how you've found a market, or gotten a new start, through the
site. In the next month, I'll be launching a new section titled
"Success Stories," where I can share some of the wonderful letters
readers have sent describing how the site has helped them make a
first sale, win a contest, etc.  (If you have a story you'd like
to share, please send it to Moira Allen -- put
"success" in the subject line.)

I think it's a great site, many of you think it's a great site --
but greatness can always be improved upon!  So, in the next
couple of days, I'll be sending out a survey to ask you what can
be done to make the site even better.  What types of articles
would you like to see more of?  What would you like to see less
of?  What has been especially helpful?  What hasn't?  What
classes do you want; what resources do you need?  And I'll be
asking about YOU, too --so that I can build a better picture of
the folks who come to Writing-World.com, and what I can do to
make their visit more helpful.  (If you're not a subscriber, but
are reading this on a discussion list or newsgroup, you're
welcome to participate as well; just send me an e-mail with
"survey" in the subject header, and I'll send you a copy of the
survey to complete.)

In the meantime, I want to thank you all for your wonderful
support and encouragement.  Write On!


**THREE** NEW CLASSES ON WRITING-WORLD.COM
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I know, I know, last issue I said four...  Unfortunately, the
Synopsis class has been canceled because of a scheduling
conflict.  So we now have THREE great new classes to offer:

Freelancing for Newspapers, by Sue Fagalde Lick
8 weeks - $120 (starts March 1)
     http://www.writing-world.com/classes/newspaper.html
     Read an article by Sue Lick below!

Techniques of Poetry, by Conrad Geller
6 weeks - $105 (starts March 4)
     http://www.writing-world.com/classes/poetry.html
     Read an article by Conrad Geller below!

Writing for Television: The Spec Script, by Laura Brennan
8 weeks - $120 (starts March 4)
     http://www.writing-world.com/classes/script.html
     Read an article by Laura Brennan at
     http://www.writing-world.com/freelance/TV.html

You'll find a complete, week-by-week synopsis of each class at
the URL listed, along with a bio of the instructor, and
instructions on how to register.  Information on payment and
refund policies can be found at
     http://www.writing-world.com/classes/index.html


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NEW ON WRITING-WORLD.COM
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FEBRUARY COLUMNS:

Advice from a Caterpillar, by Peggy Tibbetts
Submitting without an Agent; Finding Children's Writing Contests;
Discussion Lists
     http://www.writing-world.com/caterpillar/cat13.html

Murder Ink, by Stephen Rogers
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NEW ARTICLES:

Finding Sample Magazines - Without Breaking the Bank,
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Speak Out: Networking through Speaking at Writing Conferences,
by Tami Cowden
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PLUS, 22 new contests have just been added to the contests section
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NEWSPAPERS: A GREAT SOURCE OF FREELANCE OPPORTUNITIES
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                          by Sue Fagalde Lick (suelick[at]casco.net)


Most people think of magazines when they think of freelance
writing, but another, more accessible market may be sitting on
your kitchen table right now.

Pick up the Sunday paper and consider how many stories it takes
to fill all those pages. Typically you will find not only world,
national and local news, but feature sections on travel,
entertainment, home decorating, books, opinion and other topics.
And it's not just Sunday. Many papers offer mid-week sections on
food, gardening, the arts, physical fitness, religion, business
and more. How can any newspaper staff fill all those pages every
day, every week, every month of the year and keep up with
breaking news, too? They can't. The bigger papers subscribe to
wire services for generic stories that could run anywhere, but
they look to freelancers to provide colorful local copy.

Newspaper opportunities reach far beyond the daily that lands in
your driveway every morning. Many communities are blessed with
local weekly or monthly papers. Nearly every special interest
group has a corresponding newspaper. I have seen papers on
parenting, antiques, music, the legal profession, gambling,
teaching, computers, and sports, and papers for senior citizens,
single parents, gays, and members of every ethnic and racial
group. Whatever professional organization, church or lodge you
belong to probably has a newspaper, and it may very well be
looking for freelance writers.

Although newspapers don't usually pay as much as magazines, they
make up for that in other ways. They need more articles more
often, they are more open to new writers, they tend to have a
built-in audience that reads and responds to what you write, and
your newspaper stories can be spun into articles for other
newspapers, magazines and even books. Pay ranges from pennies a
word to fees rivaling top magazine rates. The New York Times, for
example, offers $1,000 for 900-word personal essays, and the
Chicago Tribune pays from $150 to $500 for travel articles--which
you could resell to the L.A. Times or the Miami Herald.

A few newspapers are listed in market guides for freelancers, but
the best place to start looking is that stack of papers piling up
at your house. You'll find other newspapers at libraries,
bookstores, coffee shops, theaters, stores, everywhere you go,
often for free. Those aren't just future occupants of the recycle
bin; they're writing jobs waiting for you to discover them.

At the smaller papers, you may find only one editor and perhaps
one writer listed in the staff box. That means they probably use
freelance. Is there a list of contributing writers or regional
editors? Is there a notice in that box about freelance
submissions? Write down or photocopy all the information you need
to contact the editor. If there's a web page listed, get that,
too. Check online for back issues, writer's guidelines and other
information.

Look through a week's worth of your daily newspaper, and you'll
start to see trends: business on Monday, food on Wednesday, home
and garden on Thursday, travel on Sunday. Study the bylines.
Staff writers are usually identified as such. Freelancers often
are tagged as "special writers". The more specialized the topic,
the more likely the editors are to use freelancers.

Many papers invite writers to contribute essays or opinion
pieces. Some are freebies, but others pay. San Jose Mercury News
uses short nostalgia pieces in its feature section. The Oregonian
pays for contributions to its "Commentary" section.

The larger metropolitan dailies also use freelance correspondents
from the outlying neighborhoods to write for their regional
sections. Is no one covering your school board or city council
meetings? Volunteer to be a stringer. Do you have a special
interest you'd like to write about? A Portland writer who knew a
lot about dogs and cats started sending pet articles to the
Oregonian and was rewarded with a weekly feature slot. I have
published more freelance newspaper articles than I can count. One
story leads to another. A successful query to Bay Area Parent led
to regular assignments for that paper and its sister
publications, Bay Area Baby and Bay Area Homestyle, which led to
home and garden pieces for the Metro community newspapers and
special sections pieces for the San Jose Mercury News. When the
South Valley Times debuted in my neighborhood, I introduced
myself to the editor and was soon writing several articles a
week. People I met doing those stories led me to assignments at
High Technology Careers, Portuguese Heritage Journal and Valley
Catholic. You can do it, too.

Newspaper editors are always looking for good writers whom they
can count on to deliver the stories they need. Give it a try.
While you're querying the big magazines and hoping for that
million-dollar book contract, freelancing for newspapers can keep
you prolific, published and paid.

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Sue Fagalde Lick is a professional writer and editor with nearly
20 years experience as a newspaper staff reporter, photographer
and editor and nearly a dozen years freelancing full-time. She
has also published three nonfiction books and a novel and has
taught numerous workshops for writers. Having worked on both
sides of the editor's desk, she knows what editors need and how
writers can fill those needs.  For more information, visit
http://www.geocities.com/suelick/.

Copyright (c) 2002 Sue Fagalde Lick

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SIGN UP NOW for Sue Lick's course, "Freelancing for Newspapers,"
at http://www.writing-world.com/classes/newspaper.html

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THREE BAD REASONS TO WRITE POETRY -- AND ONE GOOD ONE!
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                      by Conrad Geller (cgeller[at]post.harvard.edu)


I remember some years ago attending a seminar of poets at which
the great British poet Basil Bunting went around the table
asking each participant why he or she wrote poetry. To each
response he said, "Wrong!" or "That's not a good reason." At the
end, we all waited for him to tell us his good reason for
writing. But he never did, just changed the subject abruptly.

So poetry remains a mystery to me, even after almost sixty years
of reading it, writing it, and, it seems, endlessly talking about
it. What makes a poet, and what makes poetry?

It's discouraging how little I know for sure about poetry after
so much time. It doesn't help much, either, to look at what
others have said over the years. William Hazlitt's "Poetry is the
universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself"
isn't much help, nor Robert Frost's "Poetry is what is lost in
translation." When they talk about poetry, most poets get, well,
poetic. Worst of all was the always (I think deliberately)
enigmatic Allen Ginsberg: "I have a new method of poetry. All you
got to do is look over your notebooks... or lay down on a couch,
and think of anything that comes into your head, especially the
miseries... Then arrange in lines of two, three or four words
each, don't bother about sentences, in sections of two, three, or
four lines each." Maybe that sort of thing worked for him, but
his recipe is probably not much help for the rest of us.

Maybe it's best to start with a couple of things I know poetry
isn't:

Poetry isn't raw self-expression. There are plenty of yowlers out
there, who think the essence of poetry is shouting about how they
feel. Some yowlings, admittedly, even make it into the pages of
The New Yorker. But yowlers aren't poets. They haven't paid their
dues. Poetry is more than expression; it's communication. And
real communication takes work, discipline, and a respect for
writing as an art form.

Poetry isn't decoration. Actually, some poetry is, the kind you
see on mantlepieces at Christmas time, the sort of thing that
comes in the mail from your elderly aunt. I have no quarrel with
decoration, but the purpose of decoration is to soothe, while the
purpose of serious poetry is -- should be -- to disturb.

Poetry isn't proof that you have a heightened, more refined
sensibility than other people. Some of us read and write poetry.
Others go bowling. Bowling, done right, requires plenty of
discipline, intensity of purpose, attention to detail. If you
love poetry, love it, but there is no need to put on airs.

OK, then. After we have disposed of the pretensions and the awful
poses that sometimes surround poetry, what is left, that might
make someone call you, or me, a poet?

It's very simple, in my opinion. You are a poet if, and only if,

               You are obsessed with language.

Let's put the matter to the test. Do words, phrases, sometimes
names keep repeating themselves in your mind until they suddenly
become strange? Do you wonder about not only the bare meanings of
the words you use, but also their feelings, their intimacy, even
their social aspirations?  Are you uncompromising about every
word? W.S. Merwin had it about right when he spoke of the
insufferable need for precision. He said, "Poetry is like making
a joke. If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke, you've
lost the whole thing." Gustave Flaubert had a different way of
saying the same thing: "Poetry is as precise a thing as
geometry."

And Adrienne Rich gives the poet's sense of the cosmic importance
of language in the scheme of things: "Poetry is above all a
concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our
ultimate relationship to everything in the universe."

Or, taking the passion for language to an extreme I'm not sure I
can endorse, Montaigne rhapsodized, "Poetry reproduces an
indefinable mood that is more amorous than love itself. Venus is
not so beautiful all naked alive, and panting, as she is here in
Virgil." Different strokes for different folks, as they say.

Have you always been a reader of poetry? Virgil in the Latin may
not be your dish, but do the tocsins of Milton, for example,
roll around in your head, the cannonades of Whitman, the light,
insistent melodies of Keats? If not, what kind of poet can you
expect to be?

Maybe, if we're reviewing what poets have said is the essence of
poetry, it might be best to end with another comment by Robert
Frost: "Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat."


More Articles by Conrad Geller:
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The Ballad - http://www.writing-world.com/poetry/ballad.html

The Sonnet - http://www.writing-world.com/poetry/sonnet.html

The Triolet - http://www.writing-world.com/poetry/triolet.html

The Villanelle - http://www.writing-world.com/poetry/villanelle.html

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Conrad Geller began his career as a poet by winning first prize
in the Boston Post's Mother's Day poetry contest at the age of
fifteen. He went on to get an honors degree in English literature
from Harvard College, where he was a prizewinner in the Harvard
Summer School Poetry Competition. He has also won prizes for his
verse from Charles E. Tuttle Publishers and Bibliophilos. He has
taught poetry and other literary forms at various levels in
England and America during the past fifty years.

Copyright (c) 2002 Conrad Geller

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SIGN UP NOW for Conrad Geller's course, "Techniques of Poetry,"
at http://www.writing-world.com/classes/poetry.html

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - DEADLINE: April 1, 2002

SHOCKLINES ANTHOLOGY
Matt Schwartz and Richard Chizmar, Editors
302 A W. 12th Street #241, New York, NY 10014

Shocklines is a new anthology with an expected pub date of Fall
2002, edited by Matt Schwartz and Richard Chizmar. It will be
available in both a trade hardcover edition and an autographed
limited edition (priced at $40, and $75, respectively, I believe)
from Cemetery Dance Publications.

No particular "theme" -- the anthology is meant to highlight some
of the freshest voices in short horror fiction. If writers are
wondering what kind of stuff I typically read in short fiction,
check out back issues of Cemetery Dance Magazine, The Horror
Show, Whispers Magazine, Night Cry, etc. But we're open to
anything horror. Just remember -- scary and suspenseful is
infinitely more important than gore. These stories need to send
shivers down the backs of the readers.

Those interested in submitting a story, please pay careful
details to the listing below.

1) Submission deadline is April 1, 2002.

2) Looking for first North American serial rights. However, we
want this anthology to be the first appearance for the story, so
please don't bother submitting reprints (even stories that have
already appeared in electronic format). Also, we are asking that
the author not release the electronic rights or foreign rights to
the story until April 2003, to give the anthology a 6-month
window of "premiere time" for the story.

3) Prose only -- no poetry (sorry). Any length up to 10,000 words
is fine -- however, see below for payment info.

4) PAYMENT is five cents a word WITH A MAXIMUM payment of
$250.00, plus a pro rata share of any royalties. This means that
a 7,000 or 10,000 word story is fine, but we're essentially only
paying for the first 5,000 words. Payment is made within two
weeks of ACCEPTANCE of the story.

5) Estimated time of turnaround on rejection/acceptance is two to
three months. PLEASE NOTE: Because of the large amount of
submissions I am expecting for this project, rejections will be
done via form letter.

6) Only TWO simultaneous submissions from a single author,
please. Send us your best work -- this is an open anthology, no
spots in this antho are reserved, and every spot is going to go
to a piece of work we consider absolutely top-notch. If we reject
your story or stories, you may submit additional stories, but at
any time we can have no more than TWO simultaneous submissions
from any author -- any more will be rejected unread.

7) Paper submissions only -- no electronic files. Electronic
submissions will be deleted without being read or even opened.
Submissions must be typewritten/printed (no longhand, please).
Make sure to include your name, mailing address, phone number,
email address (if you have one), and word count on the first page
of the submission. Please include a SASE for the
acceptance/rejection letter. Submissions CANNOT be returned.

LENGTH: To 10,000 words
PAYMENT: .05/word; maximum $250, on acceptance, plus pro rata
share of royalties
RIGHTS: FNASR
REPRINTS: No
SUBMISSIONS: Surface mail only.

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BACK TO COLLEGE
c/o WD Communications, P.O. Box 2001, Fullerton, CA 92837
(714)447-0734
GL: http://www.back2college.com/guide.htm
SUBMISSION FORM: http://www.back2college.com/submit.htm

BACK TO COLLEGE is a news/information e-zine for adult re-entry
students who are pursuing professional development or an advanced
degree. Most readers are motivated by the desire to excel in
their studies and accelerate their degree plan as much as
possible. Articles must address issues that are of importance to
the older student: obtaining financial aid, distance education,
finding the right program (comparing costs and quality of
curriculum), graduate school, or attaining academic excellence.
Career management and articles on successful transition are
appreciated. We are especially looking for stories on the
re-entry student experience. Articles may be anecdotal, or
include examples, illustrations, direct quotes, and resources
where readers can obtain more information. Web resources cited
are desirable for an online publication.

For best consideration, send the article itself. Writers
may submit proposed articles to the editor by using our
submission form. Queries must include full details on the article
idea, biographical information, prior articles or references,
estimated length of article, and a writing sample. Articles
should be concise, tight, and professional. If accepted, you will
be notified within 30 days. No phone queries, please.

LENGTH: 1,000-1,750 words
PAYMENT: $100 for features, $50 for columns, 30 days after
acceptance
RIGHTS: First serial rights
REPRINTS: Yes, if from non-competing publication
SUBMISSIONS: Use online submission form at
http://www.back2college.com/submit.htm

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THE CAFE IRREAL
Greg Evans or Alice Whittenburg, Co-editors
GL: http://home.sprynet.com/~awhit/guidelin.htm
E-mail: cafeirreal[at]iname.com

The Cafe Irreal is a semiannual webzine that presents a kind of
fantastic fiction infrequently published in English. This
fiction, which we would describe as "irreal," resembles the work
of writers such as Franz Kafka, Kobo Abe, Luisa Valenzuela and
Jorge Luis Borges. As a style of fiction it rejects the tendency
to portray people and places realistically and the need for a
full resolution to the story; instead, it shows us a reality
constantly being undermined. Therefore, we're interested in
stories by writers who write about what they don't know, take us
places we couldn't possibly go, and don't try to make us care
about the characters. We would also suggest you take a look at
the current issue, archives, and theory pages on this web site.
The Cafe Irreal publishes two issues a year. Translations are
welcome. There is no minimum length, and we accept excerpts from
longer works. We don't publish the same author in consecutive
issues.

LENGTH: To 2000 words.
PAYMENT: 1c/word
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                 Inscriptions "Wraith" Contest

DEADLINE: February 22, 2002
GENRE: Fiction
OPEN TO: All
LENGTH: Maximum 1,000 words

THEME: "You don't have to be a house to be haunted." -- Emily
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ELECTRONIC ENTRY: Yes; paste each entry directly into the body of
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WEBSITE: http://www.inscriptionsmagazine.com/Wraith.html

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         Weird Tales World Horror 2002 Short Story Contest

DEADLINE: March 15, 2002
GENRE: Short Fiction and Long Fiction
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LENGTH: Short fiction - under 7000 words.  Long fiction -
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THEME: Horror

PRIZES: Four prize winners in each category will receive $100.
Four runners-up in each category will receive gift certificates.
All submissions will be considered for publication in Weird
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ELECTRONIC ENTRY: No

MAIL: WEIRD TALES, 123 Crooked Lane, King of Prussia, PA
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URL: http://www.whc2002.org/short.htm

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