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                     W R I T I N G  W O R L D

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Issue 3:24          12,500 subscribers          November 27, 2003
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                           CONTENTS
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         From the Editor's Desk
         News from the World of Writing
         FEATURE: Creating an Expert File, by Kathryn Lay
         The Write Sites -- Online Resources for Writers
         WRITING DESK: Does one pay for interviews?
            What are my options if a publisher fails to publish?
            by Moira Allen
         WHAT'S NEW at Writing World
         MARKET ROUNDUP/Writing Contests

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                     FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
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I hope everyone on this list who celebrates Thanksgiving had a
happy one -- and that everyone who doesn't had a great week
anyway!  As you can see from the lateness of the newsletter, I
decided to take a couple of days off for the holiday myself.  Now
I have a bunch of announcements and tidbits, so hang in there!

ALMOST (GASP, PANT) DONE!
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I know, you've heard this before -- but it's true!  I'm pleased
to report that, despite a bout of tummy bug and the complete
disappearance of one of my editors, ten of the thirteen guides are
DONE.  There was a bit of a last-minute scramble to find editors
for the guide whose original editor disappeared (and I do mean
disappeared -- my e-mails bounce and I haven't heard a word from
her in three weeks), but fortunately a couple of other editors
graciously came through and got it back on track.  I hope to
finish the last guides over the weekend.  I'm also waiting for a
little more last-minute information, which has been a bit slow to
trickle in over Thanksgiving week; hopefully editors will be back
at their desks and answering e-mail by Monday.  After that, all
that is left is the final formatting, converting to PDF, and
we're done!

So -- if you've been waiting (and waiting, and waiting) for the
guides you've ordered, you SHOULD receive an e-mail by the end of
next week letting you know about the status of your order.  I
will probably end up posting the guides for download, as sending
even two guides as attachment would be enough to overwhelm most
inboxes (let alone six or thirteen).

If you HAVEN'T ordered your guides yet, now is the perfect time,
as they'll never be "fresher" than they are now!  To find out
more, visit http://www.writing-world.com/bookstore/index.shtml - and
thank you all for your patience!


GET WEIRD!
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Our beloved managing editor, Peggy Tibbetts, has a new book out!
"The Road to Weird is a thrilling, chilling, fun, delightful read
for young and old alike," says Charlene Austin of the Writers and
Readers Network.  Is Carly seeing a ghost?  Is Harpo seeing
visions of the future?  Find out how the lives of two Colorado
girls collide in Peggy's young-adult thriller.  Available from
Zumaya Publications at
http://www.zumayapublications.com/title.php3?id=101


SHARE YOUR FAVORITE MARKETS
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I'm working on an article for The Writer, and I need your help.
They want to do a "market roundup" article, with recommendations
from writers on their favorite markets.  Specifically, I'm
looking for your favorite "break-in" markets -- publications that
helped you get started or that you consider good markets for
newer writers to work with.  Publications should be nonfiction,
print, and based in the U.S.  I'm also looking for your favorite
ONLINE markets.  If you have a favorite market, please e-mail me
the name of the publication and a brief (one-paragraph)
explanation of why you consider this a good market.  Please put
"markets" in your subject line.


JENNA HITS #4
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Last issue, I ran Jenna Glatzer's promotion for her new book,
"Outwitting Writer's Block and Other Problems of the Pen."  Her
goal was to hit Amazon.com's Top Ten list for a single day -- and
she succeeded!  She hasn't shared how many copies she actually
sold, but she made it to #4 on Amazon.com.  That should get her
publisher's attention (which was the goal of the promotion).


HELP A SOLDIER GET HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
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Got miles?  If you have frequent flyer miles that you aren't
using (you know, one of those airlines you flew once and will
never fly again), you may be able to donate those miles to help
service men and women get home for the holidays.  Military
personnel are getting two-week leaves between November 2003 and
September 2004, but while the military will transport them to the
U.S., they have to arrange (and pay for) their domestic flights.
Since they're often given short notice of leave, that means they
must often pay high last-minute prices.  Several airlines have
banded together to donate flight miles to help those service men
and women get home to their families.

Currently, the following airlines are participating: AirTran,
Alaska, American, Delta, PanAm, Southwest and United.  Many are
also offering matching donations.  To find out more or to donate,
visit http://www.heromiles.org/donate.html

Plus, if you're interested in finding out what to send soldiers
stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan for the holidays (or as an
everyday "care package"), there's a great site that offers lots
of useful tips on what to send and how: http://www.anysoldier.us


COMPUTER FOR SALE
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Just in time for Christmas -- a perfect condition Apple G3 ibook
Laptop.  10GB memory, 256Mh, read-only CD-ROM drive, OS X and
9.1.  Comes with original packaging and software.  This is a
great computer for a writer -- or a perfect gift for that young
writer on your shopping list!  Asking $650 (including shipping)
but willing to negotiate.  Drop me an e-mail if you're
interested!


                 -- Moira Allen (moirakallen[at]writing-world.com)

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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF WRITING
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Editors and writers wanted
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Freelance editors, book editors, copyeditors, ghostwriters,
copywriters, tech writers, writing consultants, and coaches
wanted for inclusion in a national directory of editors and
writers for hire, to be published by M. Evans and Company in
2004. No fee for listing. To request a form for a listing email
Elizabeth Lyon: elyon[at]ordata.com

Story reprints wanted for new Tor YA anthology
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Editor Patrick Neilsen Hayden and Jane Yolen have sold Tor Books
on the idea of an annual "Best YA Science Fiction & Fantasy
Stories" anthology. In 2004, they will begin reading reprints,
not originals. They are looking for short stories that will be
published in that year, and will choose about 15-20 for the
anthology. An Honorable Mention list will also be included.
Writers who will have a short story published in 2004, that is
demonstrably sf, fantasy, or horror, and appropriate for young
adults, published anywhere in the world in English, please send a
copy to: Jane Yolen, PO Box 27, Hatfield, MA 01038

2005 Writer's Market freelance writer survey
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Lynn Wasnak asks your help in providing input for the 2005
Writer's Market listing of Freelance Rates for Writers & Editors.
These rates help new writers and writers new to a specialty, as
well as those who buy from freelancers. She is looking for input
on video, audio, cartooning, and some of the esoteric areas of
writing-related activities. She will email the survey in .rtf,
.doc, or PDF format. To request the survey send an email to:
lwasnak[at]fuse.net

Ebook readers questionnaire
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Gemma Towle, a PhD student at Loughborough University, UK, is
conducting research about the electronic books industry and needs
your help. She is looking at ebooks in relation to publishers,
libraries, and readers. She is asking ebook readers to share
their viewpoints and experiences with her in an online
questionnaire. To participate in the survey go to:
http://www-staff.lboro.ac.uk/~lsglt3/

Holiday shoppers plan to buy more books
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On November 17, the National Retail Federation (NRF) released the
second installment of its 2003 Holiday Consumer Intentions and
Actions Survey. According to Ellen Tolley, the director of media
relations for NRF, sales predictions are higher across the board
this year over last year: "This is the second year we've been
able to look specifically at different categories of purchases,
as well as predictions by region, gender, and many other
variables. This survey polled 6,551 consumers from November 6
through November 12, 2003. We have every indication that people
in general are buying more gifts than last year." The survey
found that 52.7% of consumers hope to receive books, CDs, DVDs,
videos, or video games, and 60.8% plan to purchase books, CDs,
etc." Both those numbers are higher than last year and both
are positive indicators for retailers, Tolley noted.

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Tell Book Buyers Why They Need Your Book! Putting It On Paper:
The Ground Rules for Creating Promotional Pieces that Sell Books
shows you how to create a book press kit that gets results.
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CREATING AN EXPERT FILE
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                                  by Kathryn Lay (rlay15[at]aol.com)

I had a great idea for a cave story. Actually, the story was
about a boy with claustrophobia and the creative way he dealt
with it while spelunking. Considering that I'm afraid of all
things creepy and crawly, I've been in very few caves and knew
next-to-nothing about caving.

But the father of one of my daughter's friends did. He'd traipsed
through nearly every cave in and around Texas. He was more than
willing to answer my "what if" and "how" questions. I wrote the
short story and it sold to "Spider" children's magazine with only
a few changes.

When working on a short story about a girl who decided to run
away from the circus, I went back to an interview I'd done with
a circus family years ago. Their information helped me to delve
into the feelings of my character and the realities of circus
life. The story sold to "Hopscotch."

I was thrilled to be given the go ahead to do an article a couple
of years ago for "Woman's Day" about a variety of safety issues.
I spent a summer researching and interviewing experts for this
piece. Unwilling to let all that time be used for one article, I
found that many of the same interviews or at least going back to
speak with the same experts netted me other safety articles that
were sold to "Kiwanis," "Healthy Childcare," and regional
parenting magazines.

Unlike some writers, I don't enjoy spending hours of time
researching for one fact that is necessary to put believability
in a 900-word story. When an idea comes, I just want to get it
down on the computer. And when I'm working on a nonfiction piece
that requires information or quotes from someone knowledgeable
about that specific subject, I don't want to (or am often on a
deadline and cannot) spend weeks finding the right person to
interview.

In an effort to think ahead, I began creating an expert file a
few years ago. My Expert Box has helped me many times in both
fiction and nonfiction writing.

Do you know any experts? Sure you do. My experts have come from
various sources and are now easily found when I need them. People
love to share information about their areas of interest and
knowledge.

Building my Expert Box has been a continuous process, one that
has helped me complete articles and stories, given me new ideas
for topics, and made it more fun and less challenging to get that
needed information.

Who do you know?
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First, I made lists of experts I knew. Family, friends,
co-workers, family of my friends, friends of my family, my
husband's co-workers, parents of my daughter's friends. I was
surprised at how many different experts I came up with and the
variety of information they could provide.

On 3 X 5 cards I wrote down their names and contact information,
and what they were experts at; whether it was their job, hobby,
or interest. Sometimes, they became multi-experts. A computer
technician who is a close friend is also a storm chaser. He has
come in handy with tornado information and loves to talk about
storms. My brother is a mail carrier. My sister-in-law is a travel
agent. A friend of a friend raises horses. A fellow writer raises
bees in her spare time.

If those experts have other contacts, add them to their cards. My
storm chaser friend knows expert meteorologists that I can contact
by using his name. And because of their hobbies or fields of
expertise, they may know of publications that cater specifically
to readers of that topic, a great opportunity for a new market
with a new expert in hand.

Read the paper
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My next resource is the newspaper. I watch for stories on local
people who are profiled because of their specific hobby, ability,
interest, job, or area of expertise. A small story of a man who
collected civil war memorabilia became the perfect subject for an
article to an antique magazine. If I need information pertaining
to that era, he will be a good expert contact as well. I often
cut out stories of possible experts and tape them to a 3 X 5
card, waiting for that perfect article or idea where they are the
one I will need to contact.

A network of professionals
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As a writer of adult nonfiction, I am often in need of an expert
for a quote or source of information. One of my best sources has
been ProfNet (http://www2.profnet.com). Here a writer can ask for
help on a specific topic such as: "I am writing an article on
swimming safety." Or: "My article topic concerns children and
bullies." Every day topics are sent out to the many experts and
PR people subscribing to this publication. For the chance to
promote their books, cause, or organization these experts will
contact you about being interviewed for that subject.

I usually end up with a dozen or more responses and am only able
to use one or two. The other names and their areas of expertise
are added to my expert files. And once I've interviewed the ones
I chose to use at that moment, I ask if I can use them or their
information again. If they agree, they also become a part of my
Expert Box. A safety expert from the Red Cross or National Safety
Council will be a big help for information that involves bicycle,
swimming, or other safety issues children encounter.

Back to college
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Writer Rebecca Rohan calls the PR/Marketing department of a
nearby university to see if there are any appropriate experts on
staff. "The nice thing about using college professors is that
they are easily reachable by email," says Rohan.

If you are near a university or community college, you also may
find that they offer a continuing education course on a subject
you need to immerse yourself. Perhaps you are working on a book
that centers on a character who is a professional photographer or
cook. It would be helpful (and fun) to take a course on this
subject so that you can write it accurately. You have then become
the expert.

Read a good book
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Another way to find an expert is by searching Amazon.com by
subject for a book on your needed topic. You can check for the
author's website or contact the publisher to set up an interview.
They will love having their book mentioned in your article and
you will have validity and helpful information.

By having experts lined up ahead of time, you have ammunition for
your queries. A well-prepared and thought out query has a much
better chance than one that has "iffy" information possibilities.

A party of experts
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Try having an expert party with your writer's group. Bring
information on your experts to share with your friends. Make a
note on the card where you got the information, and if it's
through a friend or another expert, make sure to mention their
name when contacting the expert.

Imagine how many experts you can include in your Expert Box if
you get together with 6 writers who have 20 experts each! Soon,
there will be no topic that you do not have someone to verify or
give validity the information required to make your writing sing.

Don't become a pest with your experts. When you have a question
on a topic, plan the questions ahead so that you won't take much
of their time. If you're not in a hurry, they may prefer to have
the questions mailed or emailed so they can have time to think
about the answers.

My Expert Box full of 3 X 5 cards is on my desk, within easy
reach. By creating an expert file, you don't always have to spend
hours searching through stacks of dusty tomes to find your
information. Just pick a card.

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Kathryn Lay is the author of 825 short stories and articles for
children and adults, including nonfiction in "Chicken Soup for
the Mother's Soul" and fiction in "A Glory of Unicorns
(Scholastic Press). Her first children's novel, "King of Fifth
Grade," will be published by Holiday House Books in 2004. She
has recently self-published the book "The Organized Writer is a
Selling Writer." Check out her website at:
http://hometown.aol.com/rlay15/index.html

Copyright (c) 2003 by Kathryn Lay

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THE WRITE SITES
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FetchBook.Info
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A free service, allowing you to easily compare prices of any book
among 70 bookstores, and find a price that's 30-80% off the
market list price.
     http://www.fetchbook.info

Writers and Readers Network
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Book reviews, author interviews, newsletter and more, uniting
writers with readers.
     http://home.earthlink.net/~clyons555/

Story Arts Online
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Tips on telling stories in the classroom (and elsewhere), plus
Musings, a monthly newsletter with thoughts and ideas about the
art of telling tales.
     http://www.storyarts.org

The Write Start
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Information, advice, articles, and markets geared toward new,
unpublished writers.
     http://www.writestart.homestead.com

Poetry Publishers
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If you're a poet in search of publisher, check out this site.
     http://acqweb.library.vanderbilt.edu/acqweb/pubr/poem.html

Time Capsule: On This Day in History
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Find out details about any period in history to enrich your
writing.
     http://www.dmarie.com/timecap/

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THE WRITING DESK
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                   by Moira Allen (moirakallen[at]writing-world.com)

Does One Pay For Interviews?
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Q: I would like to start submitting a nonfiction book proposal.
The book is a collection of stories about the lives of various
people that I plan on interviewing. How does payment to my
interview subjects work? Should I have a lawyer provide me with a
standard document that I can have each of them sign specifying
certain things such as percentage of payment that they can
expect? I am not sure if people who provide information for a
nonfiction book are usually paid. I will be doing all of the work
and absorbing the travel/related expenses to write the book.

A: While this is of course up to the individual, in most cases
people who are interviewed for a nonfiction book are not
compensated. Generally, one would provide compensation if
different people were CONTRIBUTING sections of the book -- e.g.,
each person were contributing a chapter, or an essay, or
whatever. But if you're going out and interviewing folks, it's
not customary to offer any compensation -- people participate on
a voluntary basis.

If you do decide that you WANT to pay people, I'd recommend
determining a flat rate, rather than any sort of percentage.

Your publisher should have some sort of standard release form
that you can use to secure permissions, if you wish to do so
formally. However, when you interview someone, you are not using
copyrighted material; the interview material belongs to YOU, the
writer, and the interviewee is assumed to have granted you the
permission to use it by virtue of having granted the interview
itself.

What Are My Options If A Publisher Fails To Publish?
----------------------------------------------------

Q: I have an agreement with a new, small publisher to publish a
memoir on my life. A publication date was listed for more than a
year ago. But they have still not published the book, although
they keep in touch with me. Apparently they have financial
problems. What can I or should I do?

A: If a publication date is actually part of the agreement, then
you do have a case for saying that the publisher has not
fulfilled its contractual obligation to you. Have you been paid
for the material in any way? (i.e., did you receive an advance?)
If you have not received any money, AND the publisher has failed
to meet its agreed-upon publication date, you could probably
withdraw the material and send it elsewhere. You'd need to
discuss this with the publisher, and give them an opportunity to
publish -- and you might also want to consider having a contract
lawyer assist you. If you are simply trying to get the original
publisher to meet their publication date, there probably ISN'T
much you can do, as they won't be able to publish if they can't
afford to.

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Moira Allen has been writing and editing professionally for
more than 20 years.  A columnist for The Writer, she is also
the author of "Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer"
(just released!), "The Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches and
Proposals," and "Writing.com".  For more details, visit
http://www.writing-world.com/moira/index.shtml

Copyright (c) 2003 by Moira Allen

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WHAT'S NEW AT WRITING-WORLD.COM
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NEW ARTICLES:
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Ten Tips on Beating the Blues, by Lynn Alfino
http://www.writing-world.com/basics/blues.shtml


Jenna Glatzer kindly volunteered to donate several articles as a
"thank you" for running her book promotion, so here they are:

Five Magic Phrases: Tips for Negotiating Like a Pro,
by Jenna Glatzer
http://www.writing-world.com/rights/phrases.shtml

Got the Contract! Now What? by Jenna Glatzer
http://www.writing-world.com/rights/glatzer.shtml

How to Outgrow "Write What You Know," by Jenna Glatzer
http://www.writing-world.com/basics/outgrow.shtml

Why You Get Form Rejection Letters, by Jenna Glatzer
http://www.writing-world.com/basics/form.shtml


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MARKET ROUNDUP
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ANTHOLOGY: TESSERACTS9
Geoff Ryman and Nalo Hopkinson, Co-Editors
Tesseract Books, #330, 10113 104 Street, Edmonton, Alberta,
CANADA T5J 1A1
EMAIL: tessnine2003[at]yahoo.ca
URL:
http://www.bookscollective.com/Tesseract/regular/regular.html

Tesseract Books announces that Tesseracts9, the 2004 volume in
an award-winning series of original anthologies of Canadian
Speculative Fiction, is now open for submissions. With a
different editorial team for each volume, the series is
representative of the best Canadian speculative fiction. We are
seeking submissions in either English or French from Canadians,
landed immigrants, long-time residents, and expatriates. French
stories will be translated into English for publication if
accepted. Open to both short fiction and poetry. Speculative
fiction includes the genres of magic realism, science fiction,
fantasy (incorporates dark fantasy and supernatural fiction),
horror, and la fantastique. In all areas, the editors prefer not
to be presented with genre cliches reworked, but with original,
well-written, well-crafted works of art. Send us your best!

DEADLINE: December 31, 2003
LENGTH: 7,500 words or less
PAYMENT: Poetry: $20; Stories under 1,500 words: $50; Stories up
to 7,500 words: $100
RIGHTS: Non-exclusive world rights, author retains copyright
REPRINTS: No
SUBMISSIONS: By email or mail. No faxes. Manuscript format.
Include name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email
address on the first page of ms. Email submissions will be
accepted, ONLY if followed by hard copy and SASE for reply. All
manuscripts must be accompanied by SASE. Submissions from outside
Canada must include sufficient Canadian stamps or International
Reply Coupons.
GUIDELINES: For more information send email to:
tessnine2003[at]yahoo.ca

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: EUROPE FROM A BACKPACK
Mark Pearson, Publisher
Pearson Venture Group, PO Box 70525, Seattle, WA 98127-0525
EMAIL: submit[at]EuropeBackpack.com
URL: http://www.europebackpack.com

We are now accepting submissions for the following titles:
Western Europe From a Backpack; Italy From a Backpack; Spain From
a Backpack; France From a Backpack

We're looking for first-person must-tell stories -- the one story
you continue to share with friends. Send us your best backpacking
stories from Italy, Spain, France, UK, Ireland, Portugal, Austria,
Greece, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Please review the first
book, "Europe From a Backpack" to determine the appropriate style
and length for your narrative.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2004
LENGTH: 800-2,000 words
RIGHTS: Non-exclusive rights, author retains copyright
PAYMENT: $100, plus 2 complimentary copies
REPRINTS: No
SUBMISSIONS: Send your story by MS Word attachment, include your
name, story title, story location, address, phone, email, and
brief bio.
GUIDELINES: http://www.europebackpack.com/submitastory.htm

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ANTHOLOGY: CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE PEACE LOVER'S SOUL
Dr. Bradley L. Winch. Co-author
1150 Capitol Drive, #30, San Pedro, CA 90732
EMAIL: blwjalmar[at]att.net
URL: http://www.peacemaker.st

Looking for emotion-laden true stories about how you or someone
you know helped "create peace in his/her own life and in the
world (or on the planet)." The short stories, poems, song lyrics,
quotes, and cartoons we choose will have multi-cultural
experiences with peace-making that enlighten and inspire readers.
Your submission should be filled with emotion through personal
experience or witnessing. They will include images created
through using the five senses.

LENGTH: 300-1200 words
PAYMENT: $300
REPRINTS: Yes
RIGHTS: Non-exclusive rights, author retains copyright
HOW TO SUBMIT: By mail or email, as an attachment.
GUIDELINES: http://chickensoup.peacestories.info/
Or email Bradley and he will attach guidelines (Word 6.0 95) in
return email.

     >>-----------------------------------------------------<<

Please send Market News to: peggyt[at]siltnet.net

"FNASR": First North American Serial Rights, "SASE":
self-addressed, stamped envelope, "GL": guidelines. If you have
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WRITING CONTESTS
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This section lists contests that charge no entry fees. For more
contests, check our online contests section.
      http://www.writing-world.com/contests/index.shtml

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        Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest

DEADLINE: December 1, 2003
GENRE: Poetry, fiction, and personal or journalistic essays
OPEN TO: Full-time undergraduate or graduate students currently
enrolled in an accredited degree-granting US institution
LENGTH: No more than 3 poems or 7,500 words of prose

THEME: Submissions should be original, unpublished work (they
may have appeared in student periodicals) demonstrating superior
quality of expression and craftsmanship. See web site for
submission guidelines.

PRIZE: 1st Prize: $1,000; 2nd Prize: $500; 3rd Prize: $250;
and one-year subscriptions to The Atlantic Monthly for seven
runners-up in each category

ELECTRONIC ENTRY: No

ADDRESS: Student Writing Contest, The Atlantic Monthly, 77 N.
Washington Street, Boston, MA 02114

URL: http://www.theatlantic.com/about/contest.htm

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        The Black Lily Short Story Contests

DEADLINE: December 23, 2003
GENRE: Short story
OPEN TO: All
LENGTH: Elizabethan England Short Story: 2,500-7,500 words;
Story Picture: No word length requirements

THEME: The Black Lily, a fantasy and medieval small press
magazine, is emerging from hiatus and announces the following
writing contests:

Elizabethan England Short Story Contest: Story must be set in the
reign of Queen Elizabeth I in merry old England. Story should be
historical, without any fantasy or anachronistic elements.
The topic of the story is up to you, just have it set in the
period Elizabeth sat on the throne. It can be a Spanish Armada
tale, a Shakespeare-Marlowe offering, a political story about the
intrigues and betrayals between Elizabeth and Bloody Mary.

Story Picture Contest: We have a picture that we think is great
but don't have a story to go with it. Upon request, we will email
you the picture. Take a look at it and come up with a story or
long poem to go with the picture.

PRIZES: Elizabethan England Short Story Contest: 1st Prize: $15;
2nd Prize: $5; Story Picture Contest: $20

ELECTRONIC ENTRY: Yes, attach file in MS Word.

ADDRESS: The Black Lily, Vincent Kuklewski, 967 Asylum Avenue
7F, Hartford, CT 06105

EMAIL: southgoblin[at]yahoo.com

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       Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Award

DEADLINE: December 31, 2003
GENRE: Poetry
OPEN TO: Entrants must be enrolled in an accredited American
medical school pursuing the MD degree.
LENGTH: Each medical student may submit up to 3 poems, the total
not to exceed 3 pages.

THEME: Baylor College of Medicine announces the inauguration of
the Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Award. This
annual competition honors the pioneering surgeon, scientist and
educator who has advanced the cause of medicine throughout the
world. Dr. DeBakey has long advocated a role for the humanities
in medical education and in the development of a full and
cultivated intellectual life. The poems may be of any general or
specific theme, accompanied by a cover page with the following
information: name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email.
The first-prize poem will be submitted for consideration for
publication in a primary medical publication.

PRIZES: 1st Prize: $1,000; 2nd Prize: $500; 3rd Prize: $250

ELECTRONIC ENTRY: No

ADDRESS: Dr. F. Charles Brunicardi, Chairman, Dr. Michael E.
DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Award, Baylor College of
Medicine, 6550 Fannin, Suite 1661, Houston, TX 77030

URL: http://www.muhealth.org/~omen/page3.shtml

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        Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

DEADLINE: December 31, 2003
GENRE: Poetry translation books
OPEN TO: US translators of poetry books published in 2003
LENGTH: Books must be published in a standard edition (40 pages
or more and 500 or more copies), and must consist primarily of
poetry.

THEME: This award recognizes a published translation of poetry
from any language into English. Collaborations by two translators
are eligible, but anthologies in which an editor has collected
work by a number of translators will not be considered.
Self-published books are not accepted. Translators must be living
citizens of the US. Only books published in the US during 2003
are eligible for the 2004 prize. Books will not be returned. Send
three copies of each book to the address below.

PRIZES: $1,000 Award

ELECTRONIC ENTRY: No

ADDRESS: The Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, The Academy
of American Poets, 588 Broadway, Suite 604, New York, NY
10012-3210

EMAIL: rmurphy[at]poets.org
URL: http://www.poets.org/awards/landon.cfm

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