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         From the Editor's Desk
         FALL CLASSES on Writing-World.com
         WRITER TO WRITER: How do you organize the clutter?
            by Peggy Tibbetts
         News from the World of Writing
         FEATURE: How To Market Your Novel, by Marilyn Henderson
         The Write Sites -- Online Resources for Writers
         WRITING DESK: Are cartoons covered under the same
            copyright as the book? by Moira Allen
         WHAT'S NEW at Writing World
         MARKET ROUNDUP/Writing Contests

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We're BACK!
Writing-World.com is finally "fully functional" once again.  We
have installed a new "Writers Wanted" classified program, which
is much easier to use than the older version.  The section lists
paying and nonpaying opportunities for writers (we defined
"non-paying" as anything that pays less than $10 for material).
Plus, we've added two new sections: A section for writers who are
seeking employment, and a section where writers can announce
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At the same time, we are instituting a zero-tolerance policy for
listings posted in the wrong section.  Needless to say, no matter
how easy we try to make it for everyone, there's always folks who
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The Contests Database is also back online, with about 175
listings.  We update the database every month with listings for
upcoming months (e.g., in August we will be updating the October
listings); in addition, new listings are added every day by
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                                          -- Moira Allen, Editor


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                           by Peggy Tibbetts (peggyt"at"siltnet.net)

How do you organize the clutter?

In the last issue I invited you to share your tips for keeping
organized with Carmen and the rest of our readers by asking: How
do you keep your clutter under control? I received only 12
responses, which tells me that we writers probably have some
issues with clutter. Several writers described elaborate filing
processes too lengthy -- and perhaps too personalized -- to go
into in more detail here. However, J. DiGregorio keeps her filing
system simple, she said, "by making folders for each project I'm
working on and filing papers in the appropriate folder. I also
keep a box to toss in miscellaneous papers and hide it in my
closet when I want the office to look neat. Then I go through it
as I have time. A paper a day sure gets in the way!"

Plenty of books have been written on the subject of getting
organized and a few writers helped separate the good ones from
the -- well -- clutter! M. Sullivan shared the lifesaving ideas
she found in "Organizing for the Creative Person", by Dorothy
Lehmkuhl and Dolores Lamping: "What saves my life is hanging wall
files with color-coded folders, labeled in BIG BLACK LETTERS I
can read from several feet away. This beats file drawers all to
heck, because stuff is visible, which is imperative if I ever
want to delve into it. If it's in a file drawer, it might as well
be dead. The other lifesaver is a huge bulletin board I made out
of white foam board which has 'to do' lists posted along with
plenty of pictures, postcard, concert tickets, buttons -- you
know the drill. If I look closely, I can often see the lists
amongst all the other goodies." She also recommended "The
Sidetracked Sisters' Happiness File", by Pam Young and Peggy
Jones: "They taught me that colored 3 X 5 cards are the key to an
organized (or at least not totally chaotic) life. I pack these
cards with me everywhere -- with my 'go to town' list, grocery
list, daily chore list -- whatever."

M. Ginsberg's favorite book is "Clutter's Last Stand", by Don
Aslett: "I read it a few years ago and am going to reread. It's
loaded with lots of great tips." And A. Lee offered another
helpful resource: "The best help I've ever had in getting
organized (and staying that way) comes from Lee Silber, author
and creative right-brainer. His web site
(http://www.creativelee.com) is a gold mine for writers and other
creative types, as are his books."

When it comes to organization, there are those who adopt a single,
individual approach that suits their purposes. B. Reynolds uses a
trick he learned at his day job: "When I was an office employee
we were required to clean off our desk tops before we went home
for the day. This forced us to put things back where they
belonged at least once a day. After a while, it becomes habit."
J. Kircher recommended her simple, no frills technique: "Open
your mail standing next to a garbage can and immediately discard
what you don't want. Always pitch as much as possible. Go through
everything at least once a year and reorganize." Along that same
vein -- that the garbage can plays a key role in organizing the
clutter -- G. Papin passed along some good advice that he's still
considering: "The best advice that I have seen so far is one
handles a piece of paper once. It is either filed or thrown away.
I am not saying that I do this, but it sounds like a good sound

Clearly the respondents had a lot of fun with the question of
clutter, while at the same time offering up some useful
suggestions for keeping organized. S. Schlenger probably summed
it up best by pointing out that organization is a personal issue:
"In my experience, personally and professionally, 'clutter'
doesn't go away -- it's an expression of where your
decision-making stands at any point in time. But if you match
your systems and products to your personal organizing style, it
will be a lot easier to stay in control."


Peggy Tibbetts answers your questions about writing for children
in her monthly column, Advice from a Caterpillar:
She is the author of "The Road to Weird" and "Rumors of War".
Visit her web site at: http://www.peggytibbetts.net

Copyright (c) 2005 by Peggy Tibbetts


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On July 22, the Bush administration announced a new position to
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                                             by Marilyn Henderson

You sold your novel! Congratulations, but don't relax yet. Your
work isn't done. It's time to get busy on your marketing plan for
the book.

"Doesn't the publisher do that?"

Maybe, but unless you already have a proven track record of sales
that indicate a substantial following, it's not likely. A
publisher's marketing budget, if there is one, for a first novel
by an unknown author will probably range in the low five-digit
figures. Most publishing houses send out review copies and press
releases to major reviewers and newspapers, but it's up to the
author to pick up the ball and run with it.

If visions of the bestseller lists and regular royalty checks
dance in your head, start laying the groundwork for your own
marketing plan as soon as the ink is dry on the contract. Some of
the essential things that will help sell your book need
preparation ahead of time.

The best marketing tool money can't buy is word of mouth. If
people talk about your book when it comes out, word spreads
quickly, and readers will be eager to  buy it. When they do, they
tell others about it. Get enough people into the loop, you have

Here are some ways to encourage Buzz about your novel.

If you don't already know the manager and staff of every
bookstore in your area, get acquainted as soon as possible. These
are the people who will sell your book. Since it takes most
publishers from six to eighteen months to get a book out after
it's "in house", you have time to build relationships with store
employees and owners of independent and specialty bookstores.
They are the backbone of genre fiction and usually enjoy knowing

The purpose at this point is not to promote your book but to
build friendly relationships. Talk to salespeople about books and
authors. If the store holds book signings, become a familiar,
friendly face at events. And buy books! If you're like most
writers, you read dozens of books each year and buy at least half
of them. Start getting them at the independent stores you visit.
Most independent store owners like to help local authors when
their books launch.

You have less influence with the big chains where deciding which
books to stock is done at a higher management level. Chains work
through distributors and wholesalers. That process is handled by
the publisher. A book must be "in the computer" before the store
or department manager can order it.

If you self-published, you should contact the Small Press
Department of the chain's headquarters for information on how to
get your book considered. You will probably be asked to send a
detailed Marketing Plan as well as advance reviews, press
releases and a copy of the book.

Start building a list of magazines, newspapers, ezines, and
websites where you can request reviews. Reviews help keep the
Buzz going. Internet search engines will bring up long lists of
possibilities if you type in "review novels". You can narrow down
the results considerably in Google by going to the bottom of the
first results page and clicking on the "Search within results"
button, then typing "submit book" in the field and clicking
again. You can eliminate some sites simply by reading the
description, and explore only those that sound promising. If it's
a reasonable match for your novel, copy the URL into a special
reviewers file you can transfer to your address book later.

Many of these review sites cover a broad band rather than a
narrow niche. If the source is internet based, visit the site.
Some also do author interviews or profiles. Create a special file
for these so you can request more than a review when your book is

Some site-based reviewers are willing to read electronic files
since they review ebooks as well as bound volumes. You may be
able to get early reviews to coincide with the book's launch

Also search sites and magazines related to the background or
setting of your story: nursing, law, trucking, flying, etc. Even
if they don't review regularly, they sometimes run reviews of
books their readers may enjoy.

Ask your publisher about securing bound galleys to send out for
review purposes. If they won't be available, you can print out
the single-spaced manuscript, fasten it in a plastic folder and
ask a few people to read and review copies. Ask each for a tag
line to use with the review. All reviews are good promotion for
both you and the reviewer. If the reviewer has a connection to
books or writing, mention it in the tag line.

Book groups
Another list you should build is book groups in your area. They
abound in mid-size and large cities and can often be found in
smaller communities as well. If you are familiar with how groups
operate, you can prepare a list of questions for discussion and
offer it on your website or directly to groups when your novel is
out. Contact groups and suggest your book as one of their
selections and offer to attend the discussion meeting to talk to
them or answer questions.

If you can get people in a chat room, forum or on a message board
talking about your book, the Buzz can spread like wildfire and
translate into sales. These venues usually have strict rules for
posting, so be sure to read and follow them carefully.

Low budget promo
Depending on your budget, you can have  bookmarks or  postcards
printed to keep your book title in front of readers. These have
become commonplace, however, so if you do it, be original in some
way. One writer sent postcards with an enticing excerpt from the
novel in the message box. A small group of crime writers doctored
a picture of two felons in striped garb and leg irons with the
faces of two group members in place of the original felons. The
message announced books by four members and the group's email
address for additional information.

Ask at independent and specialty bookstores if you can put some
of your bookmarks near the cash register where customers can pick
them up.

If you attend writers' conventions, they are an excellent place
to distribute bookmarks, postcards or flyers. Most conventions
let attendees send promotional material ahead of time to be
included in the convention bags or put on a give-away table.

A website
If you don't already have an author website, get busy! It will be
a vital part of your marketing. It doesn't need a lot of bells
and whistles. Your visitors will be book readers who are
interested in you and your novel.

Post reviews, offer visitors an enticing "free read" scene or
first chapter of your novel or something else connected to the
setting, theme or character. If catering is an important part of
the plot, for example, a recipe would work. If cars or driving
are important to your story, give away tips for safety on the
freeway, highway, mountain roads  or wherever your character

Bird watching? Scuba diving? Wilderness treks? We tend to write
what we know or are at least familiar with.

If you don't have resource material on hand, the Internet will
turn up information on almost anything. Create an original
article or tip sheet about your subject, being sure to honor all
copyright laws. Offer it free on your site as a virtual brochure
downloadable or by email. this enables you to collect "opt-in"
email addresses so you can keep in touch with potential

Using an auto responder makes the process of sending your
material and additional mailings simple. Some companies offer
free introductory accounts. Type "auto responder" into your
favorite search engine for names. Installation of the program may
require more technical skills than many writers have, so talk to
your webmaster.

[Editor's Note: Many ISPs have their own autoresponders, which
you can often set up for yourself through the "admin" panel of
your website or e-mail hosting service.  For example, if you are
using a cable connection such as Cox, check your account on the
Cox website to view your options.  If you don't know where the
admin panel is relating to your website, contact your ISP host;
you'll need your user name and password to access this portion of
the site.]

Author tours
Take advantage of any traveling you do. Make business trips or
visits to family or friends marketing opportunities. Check out
booksellers, introduce yourself and leave some of your
promotional material. If you know you'll be back that way when
the book is out, offer to schedule a signing or autograph store

One of the most important and successful activities you can do to
market your book is network. Writers talk about writing and
promoting their work. In addition to bookstores, hang out where
writers do and share ideas. Many organizations and groups put on
joint signings, panel appearances, or other functions at schools,
libraries and bookstores. Polish up your speaking skills and
volunteer as soon as your book comes out.

Once you get involved in marketing, other ideas will abound.
Create a file for them. All these activities will help you build
your network, create Buzz about your book and sell copies.
Marketing isn't a one-shot deal, it's an on-going process. The
life of your novel depends on it, so start now!


Marilyn Henderson is a 42-year novelist, coach, manuscript
critic, and author of "Writing A Novel That Sells: Beyond the
Basics". Visit her web site at: http://www.mysterymentor.com

Copyright (c) 2005 by Marilyn Henderson


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                                                   by Moira Allen

Are Cartoons Covered Under The Same Copyright As The Book?

Q: I've decided to self-publish an anthology of parent/child
stories. If I incorporate a series of cartoons into the book,
drawn by an illustrator, are the cartoons covered under the same
copyright as the book? I ask this because I thought it might be
fun to use the cartoons in promotional materials; i.e., on the
front of a postcard rather than using the book cover. I wondered
if I would need to trademark the cartoons in order to do so. I
looked up trademarks and learned that it costs $330 to file.
Yikes! What's your take on this? Would the cartoons be covered?
Would it be the same as printing out an excerpt from the book?

A: Are the cartoons drawn by you, or another illustrator?
Cartoons, like any artwork, are covered by copyright (not
trademark), just like articles or stories.  The actual
illustrator would be the person who OWNS the copyright to the
cartoons, rather than you, the editor of the book.

Your first task, therefore, would be to work out a contract with
the actual illustrator that specifies what RIGHTS to the cartoons
you will be entitled to use.  This could include (a) the right to
use the cartoons in your anthology, and (b) the right to use them
in promotional materials, as you've described. I would recommend
that you pay the cartoonist a flat fee for the license of the
rights you agree on (assuming that you're paying contributors
anything to begin with).

Keep in mind that even though the book as a whole will be
copyrighted, and most likely in your name as the
editor/publisher, that still doesn't give you copyright ownership
of the individual chapters (or cartoons).  Each separate
contribution to the book should include its own copyright notice.
 (Generally, one puts a list of copyright statements at the
beginning or end of an anthology, noting who owns the copyright,
and the copyright date, to each separate author's contribution.)

Another thing to keep in mind is that if you are creating an
anthology, you still don't have the right to use "excerpts" of
this book, or to sell excerpts, unless you also arrange for such
rights by contract with the original authors.  For example, if
you're buying or licensing "one-time anthology rights," this
wouldn't give you the right to pull out an excerpt and have it
published in a magazine or online; that's a different use.  You'd
have to make sure that your contract covers this type of use as
well.  However, if you are developing your own website to promote
the anthology, using excerpts from the book on your website would
probably count as "promotional use."

The bottom line is to make sure that you have negotiated an
appropriate contract with each of your contributors that gives
you the use you need, without taking away too many of your
contributors' rights in the process.


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", "The Writer's
Guide to Queries, Pitches and Proposals" (now available as an
e-book) and "Writing.com: Creative Internet Strategies to
Advance Your Writing Career". For more details, visit:

Copyright (c) 2005 by Moira Allen



Advice from a Caterpillar, by Peggy Tibbetts
POD vs. Self-Publishing; The Educational Market; On Resubmitting
a Novel (or Not...)

Imagination's Edge, by Paula Fleming
Lust in SF/Fantasy: How Much of a Good Thing Is Still Good?

The Screening Room, by Laura Brennan
Pitching from Outside LA; Pitching a Reality Series

Who's Who on the Magazine Masthead, by Moira Allen


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LENGTH: 100-4,000 words
PAYMENT: Fiction: 5 cents/word; Poetry: $15
RIGHTS: All rights revert to the artist/writer after publication
SUBMISSIONS: Submit by email only to specific genre editor, see
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EMAIL: ashisha"at"mothering.com
URL: http://www.mothering.com

We welcome unsolicited articles, and we encourage you to
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objective is to be truly helpful, to provide information that
empowers our readers to make changes and supports them in being
their own experts. We like articles that have a strong point of
view and come from the heart, that are challenging or evocative.
Our choice of articles depends on the other material we have
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Please see online guidelines for specific details in each subject

LENGTH: We recommend 8-10 typewritten pages, or 2,000 words, do
not let length be a limitation
PAYMENT: $200-$500
RIGHTS: One time rights
REPRINTS: Query first
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EMAIL: editor"at"360mag.com
URL: http://www.360mag.com

Accepting articles on all topics related to the wheelchair
community. Our overall tone is informative and entertaining. A
general familiarity with our editorial content is the best
guideline for submissions, but don't hesitate to surprise us. Our
core readers are men and women between the ages of 18 to 45. They
are living with a spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, multiple
sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida, amputation or other
physical disability that frequently requires use of a wheelchair.
Please see our web site for guidelines in each department.

LENGTH: Articles: 700-1,300 words; From Our Readers: 650 words;
Fiction: 1,200-2,000 words
PAYMENT: 10-25 cents/word
RIGHTS: First electronic rights and nonexclusive archival rights
REPRINTS: Occasionally
SUBMISSIONS: Query first with all information in body of email
GUIDELINES: http://www.360mag.com/submissions.cfm


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
questions about rights, please see "Rights: What They Mean and
Why They're Important"


This section lists contests that charge no entry fees. For more
contests, check our online contests section.


          Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards

DEADLINE: September 15, 2005
GENRE: Poetry
OPEN TO: Poetry books published between September 1, 2004 and
September 1, 2005
LENGTH: No word limit

THEME: Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award: Established in 1992 by Kate
Tufts to honor her late husband. Presented annually for a work by
an emerging poet, one who is past the very beginning but has not
yet reached the acknowledged pinnacle of his or her career. While
some poetry prizes discover and honor new voices and others crown
an indisputably major body of work, this award at Claremont
Graduate University aims to sustain a poet who is laboring in the
difficult middle between these extremes.

Kate Tufts Discovery Award: Established in 1993. Presented
annually for a first or very early work by a poet of genuine
promise. Please see web site guidelines and printable entry form.

PRIZES: Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award: $100,000; Kate Tufts
Discovery Award: $10,000


ADDRESS: Poetic Gallery for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Awards,
Claremont Graduate University, 160 E Tenth Street, Harper East
B7, Claremont, CA 91711-6165

URL: http://www.cgu.edu/tufts/index.html


          Jerry Jazz Musician New Short Fiction Contest

DEADLINE: September 30, 2005
GENRE: Short fiction
LENGTH: 1,000-5,000 words

THEME: Three times a year, Jerry Jazz Musician awards a writer
who submits, in our opinion, the best original, previously
unpublished work. Our readers are interested in music, history,
literature, art, film, and theatre, particularly that of the
counter-culture of mid-20th century America. Your writing should
appeal to a reader with these characteristics.

PRIZE: $200 and publication

ELECTRONIC ENTRY: Yes, send your story via Word or Acrobat

ADDRESS: Jerry Jazz Musician Short Fiction Contest, 2207 NE
Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

EMAIL: jm"at"jerryjazz.com
URL: http://snipurl.com/8eka


          2005 Preservation Foundation Contests

DEADLINE: September 30, 2005
GENRE: Nonfiction
OPEN TO: Unpublished writers
LENGTH: 1,500-5,000 words

THEME: General Nonfiction: Any appropriate nonfiction topic is

Travel Nonfiction: Stories should be true accounts of a trip
taken by the author or someone known personally by the author.

PRIZES: $100 award in each category

ELECTRONIC ENTRY: Yes, send as attachment

ADDRESS: The Preservation Foundation, Inc., Attn: Richard Loller,
3102 West End Avenue, Suite 200, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

EMAIL: preserve"at"storyhouse.org
URL: http://www.storyhouse.org/contest2005.html


         "I Want to Be a Children's Book Writer" Contest

DEADLINE: September 30, 2005
GENRE: Children's picture book
OPEN TO: US residents 18 years and older
LENGTH: 500 words or less

THEME: Do you dream of writing a children's picture book and
having it published? Submit a manuscript for a picture book.
Fold 8 pages of 8 1/2" x 11" pieces of paper in half to create a
total of 32 pages (standard picture book length). Write your
story, approximately 2 sentences per page. Sponsored by
Woman's Day/Scholastic Book Clubs.

PRIZE: Manuscript will be illustrated, published and distributed
by Scholastic Book Clubs


ADDRESS: WD Children's Book Writer Contest, Dept. C075N, Box 711,
Holmes, PA 19043

URL: http://snipurl.com/gle2



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