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IN THIS ISSUE:
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THE EDITOR'S DESK, by Moira Allen
WRITING DESK: Still More Format Issues, by Moira Allen
NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF WRITING
WRITING JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES
FEATURE: Writing Experimental Fiction: Leaving the Problem Out 
of the Plot, by Tantra Bensko
HUMOR: Poem, by Charles Joyner
THE WRITE SITES -- Online Resources for Writers
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The Author's Bookshelf

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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
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Bits and Bobs
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I'm stealing Dawn's column space this issue, as I have a bunch of
odds and ends, or "bits and bobs," to pass along...  Some hints,
some announcements, some catching up, but nothing profound!

AWESOME BLOGS: We've just launched a new item on Writing-World.com:
we're highlighting truly awesome blogs for writers.  First up is
"The Write Report" by Donna Ballman; this blog highlights legal
topics for writers and has a truly awesome round-up of news items.
Check it out at http://writereport.blogspot.com/.  We'll be
highlighting a new "awesome blog" every couple of weeks (or so). 
To qualify, a blog must truly have an amazing amount of information
to offer writers.  Listings will be archived in our links section
at http://www.writing-world.com/links/blogs.shtml.  If you know of
an "awesome blog" that we should list, please let me know!  Please
send an e-mail to "editors"at"writing-world.com" with "Awesome Blogs"
in the subject line.

AND SPEAKING OF BLOGS: My publisher is interested in a round-up
blogs for writers; we're discussing the possibility of offering
electronic review copies of writing books to such bloggers.  So if
you host a writing-related blog and would like to get on the list
for possible review copies of writing books, please drop me an
e-mail (again, "editors"at"writing-world.com" but this time please put
"Review Blogs" in the subject line).

WE'VE GOT A CARTOON!  I keep forgetting to mention that we've added
a delightful cartoon to the Writing-World.com home page: Wayne
Pollard's Bo's Café Life.  Wayne's cartoons have appeared in The
Writer and other publications, and we're delighted to have him on
board.  Check out more cartoons at http://boscafelife.wordpress.com/

PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY: I just discovered a (relatively) new
promotional opportunity on Amazon.com: Did you know you could edit
your "Author Page"?  If you have books on Amazon.com, go to
http://authorcentral.amazon.com and register.  Then, you can update
your profile, add a photo, add a bio -- and most importantly, make
sure that ALL your books are listed on your Author Page.  (I
discovered that several of mine were not!)  The Author Page can be
reached by anyone who clicks an author's name in a book listing --
so it's a great way to direct potential buyers to your other titles.

And finally... 

HELP WANTED!  I'm looking for someone to help me with my "Mostly
Victorian" website.  This is a VOLUNTEER POSITION at present.  I
need someone who would be interested in developing a monthly
"what's new" newsletter for the site, and who might also be
interested in assisting in promoting the site and seeking
advertisers.  (If we start FINDING advertisers the position might
turn into a paid opportunity.)  I'm looking for applicants who are
enthusiastic about Victoriana and/or history in general, and can
bring that enthusiasm to the newsletter.  Some ability to edit web
pages and (possibly) format the newsletter in PDF format would also
be helpful.  Interested?  Drop me an e-mail
(editors"at"writing-world.com) with "Victorian Volunteer" in the
subject line.  (That's sort of a test, by the way; if I get e-mails
from would-be volunteers who can't follow that much of an
instruction, I'm probably not interested!)

And that's all for the moment!  Enjoy the first (?) days of summer!

-- Moira Allen, Editor

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THE WRITING DESK - Still MORE Format Issues, by Moira Allen
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Oh, look, it's me again!  I promised awhile back to give you some
fresh tips on the question of "how to insert a copyright symbol,"
sent in by alert readers following my column in the April 15 issue.
 

As several readers pointed out, there is an easy way to insert the
copyright symbol (and other symbols) into your text in Word,
whether you're using a Mac or Windows.  The "Autocorrect" feature
will automatically convert certain keyboard combinations into
symbols, including the copyright symbol, trademark, and others.

For this option to work, you must FIRST have the Autocorrect
feature turned on in Word. If you're not sure whether your
Autocorrect feature is on, test it by typing (c).  If the feature
is turned on, this will automatically convert to a copyright
symbol.  

If it doesn't, you can activate Autocorrect by clicking on the 
round "Microsoft Office" button at the top left corner of your
window.  Then click the "Word Options" button at the bottom of the
resulting window.  In that window, click "Proofing" in the left
column, then click "Autocorrect Options."  Make sure the "Replace
Text as You Type" box is checked.  

Autocorrect is a useful feature, and will do far more than just
give you copyright symbols. If, like me, you have a tendency to
type "teh" instead of "the," well, a correction for that and
hundreds of other common typos is built in to this feature.  (I
should set it to correct my own name, which I continually mistype,
to my embarrassment...)  

The fun part of this feature, however, is that you can set it up to
automatically correct or complete complicated words, names, terms
and even phrases that you use regularly.  For example, let's say
you're writing a fantasy story with a character named
"Mlyngwyniana."  (Don't laugh, I've seen worse.)  Rather than type
the name every time, you can simply set up an entry in the
Autocorrect menu for, say, "Mlyn" -- so that every time you type in
"Mlyn," Word will expand it to, um, well, whatever.  I found this
very useful while involved in a project of entering long lists of
e-mails; rather than having to type "aol.com", for example, at the
end of each e-mail entry, I simply put in an entry to convert ""at"a"
to ""at"aol.com."  (Since most of the e-mails were British and had
lengthy domain names like "wildblueyonder.co.uk," you can see how
nice a shortcut can be!)

By the way, if you've wondered what happened to the "AutoFormat"
options in Word 2007, this is where you'll find that feature as
well.  Go through the procedure above and select "Autoformat" or
"Autoformat as You Type" to ensure that straight quotes are
converted to smart quotes -- or not, depending on your preference.

If you'd like easier access to the AutoCorrect and AutoFormat
toolbars, you can add them to your "Quick Access Toolbar" at the
top of your screen.  This is the tiny row of symbols at the very
top of your window, next to the Microsoft Office button.  At the
end of the row, you'll see a downward-pointing arrow.  Click this
arrow, and it will bring up a menu enabling you to customize this
toolbar.  Click "More Commands," and in the window that opens,
select "All Commands" from the first pull-down menu and then scroll
through the commands in the menu below that to locate "AutoFormat."
 AutoCorrect is included in the AutoFormat menu, so you'll only
need to put the one button in your toolbar to access both features.
 The button looks like a little page with a lightning bolt over it. 

You can use "AutoFormat" to convert straight quotes into smart
quotes, hyphens into m-dashes, and so on--but not the reverse.  So
if you want to convert smart quotes into straight quotes (for HTML
or e-mail, for example), you'll need to go into AutoFormat and turn
OFF the option of converting smart quotes (etc.).  Then, you can do
a search-and-replace: Just type a quote symbol or an apostrophe
symbol into the "search" and the "replace" boxes, hit "replace
all," and, voila, your smart quotes will convert to straight
quotes! 

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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF WRITING
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New Literary E-Zine Comes Online
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The Litopia Writers' Colony has launched their first quarterly
literary journal, 'Muse.' With contributors such as Lee Child
Bernard Cornwell, RJ Ellory and Charlaine Harris, Muse is no
run-of-the-mill literary e-zine.  Written and produced by members
of Litopia, Muse contains author interviews, articles, reviews and
short fiction - not to mention a writers' agony column with the
irate (and somewhat batty) Granny Bates, an anonymous Stig-like
publishing guru. Litopia founder, London-based literary agent Peter
Cox, said: "We've always been a pioneering community, from being
one of the earliest online writing forums through to the
development of our podcasts and our use of social media to engage
new members and listeners. The birth of Muse is another
groundbreaking move. The publishing climate is undergoing a radical
transformation, particularly the relentless rise of online media
set against the decline in printed media, and Muse positions
Litopia at the forefront of this changing climate." To access issue
1 go to: 
http://www.litopia.com/muse/muse-issue-one-beginnings

New York Times Tells Journalists Not To Tweet
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Despite the rising popularity of the term to mean to send a message
via Twitter, the standards editor of the New York Times, Phil
Corbett, has banned NYT journalists from using the term. 
For more on this story visit: http://tinyurl.com/259ebcf

Authors Angry at Amazon's New Levels of Service
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Amazon has now angered authors by making changes to the services
they can expect to receive if they have signed up for one of their
lower cost service deals.  Amazon has introduced a whole new system
of services and charges which it is trying to promote and to
encourage everyone onto a 'paid-for' service, the company is now
removing some services that authors previously enjoyed for free.
For more on this story visit: http://tinyurl.com/2vqo8eb

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WRITING JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

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Vermont Studio Centre Fellowships
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VSC awards a number of Full Fellowships, open to all artists and
writers, for 4-week residencies throughout the year.  The Full
Fellowship application deadlines are February 16th, June 15th, and
October 1st.  In addition to VSC Full Fellowships, a variety of
special fellowships are also available for full or partial funding.
We are currently full through the summer with limited residencies
available in fall of 2010. June applicants are encouraged to pick
dates after November 2010. If you can only attend a summer
residency, you are welcome to apply for 2011 and 2012. 

VSC offers partial funding in grants and work exchange aid based on
a combination of merit and need.  This assistance may cover up to
half the full cost of a four-week residency. VSC Grants require no
work; Work-Exchange Aid requires assisting with the operation of
the community, for example, in food service or the office (work is
valued at $15/hour for up to 10 hours per week). There is more
grant assistance available for November through April Residencies.
For more information visit: http://www.vermontstudiocenter.org/


The M Literary Residency Program
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Writers Residency Invites Applications for Three-Month Residency in
India or China. Applications for the 2011 M Literary Residency
Program are now being accepted. Established in 2009 with the goals
of disseminating a broader knowledge of contemporary life and
writing in India and China today and to foster deeper intellectual,
cultural and artistic links across individuals and communities, the
program is open to writers of fiction, literary non-fiction or
poetry whose residence in India or China would benefit their work. 

Brainchild of M Restaurant Group and Shanghai International
Literary Festival founder Michelle Garnaut and writer Pankaj
Mishra, the Program offers two residencies in 2011, one in
Shanghai, China and one in Pondicherry, India.  The residencies are
each three months long, and candidates should apply for only one. 

Applications for the 2011 Residency are now open. Please visit
http://www.m-literaryfestival.com for application forms and
information.

Cup of Comfort Seeking Stories for Christian Women
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Adams Media has issued a call for submissions for the latest
addition to the bestselling Cup of Comfort series, Cup of Comfort
for Christian Women. This collection will feature stories
celebrating the role of Christianity in women's lives as they
navigate their roles as mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, and
friends. 

Cup of Comfort for Christian Women will publish 40-50
creative-nonfiction short stories, both serious and humorous, that
reveal how one's faith has provided insight, guidance, comfort, and
joy in navigating one's life.

Stories must be original, unpublished, true, and positive. Story
length may vary from 750 to 1500 words and all stories must be
submitted by August 15, 2010. Those who are published will receive
$50 compensation, as well as a copy of the book.

Cup of Comfort offers story critique services that will help
writers of any experience level increase their chances for
publication! Writers can receive personalized critiques from
professional editors from Adams Media or participate in an online
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FEATURE:  
Writing Experimental Fiction: Leaving the Problem Out of the Plot

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By Tantra Bensko

Why write Experimental Fiction?  Perhaps because you're different,
or because it's at the forefront of literary innovation, or maybe
it's just because it's how you think.  Experimental fiction is fun,
exciting, and takes you and your readers out of routine ways of
thinking.  Perhaps it even has the potential to change social
constructs by changing readers' concepts of reality!

But HOW do you write it?  One approach is to change how you look at
the narrative of the action.  Traditional fiction involves plots
based upon a problem and solution.  While many experimental fiction
stories also involve plot, most experimental fiction writers seek
to break the narrative structure apart in some way.  One way to
participate in this movement is to shake up your whole idea of what
plot is, by questioning the need for "trouble" to be a requirement
before something can be considered a "story."

Think about it.  Does life need a plot to be interesting?  Do the
stories our friends tell us, or that we tell ourselves, always
involve a plot?  Think about the anecdotes you enjoy
hearing--anecdotes about something that just happened, or could
happen, or perhaps couldn't POSSIBLY happen.  Does the concept of
"something happening" always require that "something" to be a
problem, a situation gone awry, a cause for a character to weep and
wail and wring their hands, and possibly an opportunity for someone
to swoop in at the last minute and save the day?  Does every
anecdote require an element of suspense--until it is neatly solved,
with a twist, at the last minute, with everything explained?  Can
we enjoy a story without our characters (and ourselves) learning a
valuable new lesson about life at the end?

Often, the stories we enjoy the most--the stories that are part of
our lives--are just plain funny or whimsical.  Recreating those
stories in the context of experimental fiction may involve adding
vivid, moving moments; metaphysical lessons; multiple levels of
symbolism; orchestrated motifs; poetic moods; or vivid characters
doing memorable things, all without the need for a "problem" that
arouses the "fight or flight" reaction.  Try freeing yourself from
the traditional constraints of drama, the battle of dualities. 
Don't struggle to find or create a tense situation to add to the
story that you want to tell, just to make it a traditional "story."
 Just tell the story as it is.

When planning your story, therefore, a great place to start is by
imagining the anecdotes you tell your friends, or that someone else
tells you--the stories that leave you laughing, amazed, or with an
aching sensation in your heart.  Do those stories always have
problems, conflicts, drama?  No.  Look at what they DO have, and
seek to capture that in your own story.  Look for the element of
surprise, the delicious absurdity, the sense of building
bizarreness, or the element that was touchingly beautiful,
inspiring or synchronistic.  

Perhaps you can even write down those actual anecdotes--but in a
new way that goes beyond straightforward story-telling.  Seek a new
way to express the story--a way that plays with form, perspective,
character definition, or even how words are laid upon the page. 
Don't hold yourself back because you don't have an "issue" to write
about.  Just grab a pen and start, freeing yourself up, and watch
the symbols pile on top of each other as you record what you
enjoyed about an event.  Let your story be about the fact that the
events themselves were just plain interesting!

For example, one approach to experimental fiction is to recognize
that, in this approach to telling a story, a story can be
nonlinear.  It can tie together lessons or truths, but do it in a
way other than the a-b-c approach of traditional stories.  Think
about concentric circles rather than sine waves; imagine your
narrative as a fountain rising out of the morass of "story" into
the shining Zen space above it. 

Another approach is to be honest with the reader about your
relationship to the actual writing of the story.  Traditional
fiction requires the author to remain out of the picture, to
pretend that you aren't "there" in your story.  It also requires a
regular pace and tone, and a consistent perspective or viewpoint. 
In experimental fiction, one doesn't have to pretend that the story
exists without us, as if it had a virgin birth.  In Modernist,
Post-Modernist and other forms of experimental fiction since
"Tristram Shandy," it's accepted and encouraged to break down that
barrier and play with admitting the fact that you are writing the
story.  Approach how you tell the plot as honestly as you can, with
your quirks, eccentricities and personality intact, and turn that
approach into innovation.  (When you reference the act of writing
within the writing itself, you are writing Meta-Fiction.)

If you find that you don't want to give the reader all the details,
say so.  Try changing the sequence of events to a list, or tell the
reader you're not going to write that part; say the dog ate it!  Or
turn up the speed of your mental "tape recorder" and blurt out a
paragraph of gibberish--anything to get you past a "sticking point"
and to the part of the story where you want to go.

Perhaps "transformation" is the true plot of your story.  Another
approach to experimental fiction is called "Lucid Writing."  To
achieve this, consider approaching the narrative as something
consciousness-raising, expansive, lifting the reader with a
spiritual epiphany, a sense of lightness and potential, a new
appreciation for the outer world, a new empathy for others, or a
renewed love for himself.  Something progresses, transforms, in the
course of your story: The reader!

Conversely, you might want to write something twisted, totally
absurd, surreal, punk, cut-and-paste, or cartoony.  Experimental
fiction doesn't have to be spiritual and calm; in fact, the
majority of it is action-packed, twisted, counter-culture and wild.
 Choose narratives that are zany and full of zest, with lots of
action, profanity, scatology, wry humor, or whatever your style is.
 Such stories still don't have to involve characters overcoming or
overcome by something going WRONG.

Yet another way to break the rules of traditional fiction is to
play with ever-changing perspectives rather than sticking to a
single point of view.  Consider changing your tone from moment to
moment, or moving in and out of the chronology of events.  Go from
first person to third; pretend your story is fiction one moment,
then admit it's autobiographical the next.  Consider the way you
arrange the words on the page, using space itself as a meaningful
element in your fiction.  Play with the definition of what
constitutes a "character."  In experimental fiction, characters
don't have to be people; they could be concepts, flows of
consciousness, bodies of water, body parts, creations of verbs, the
moisture sliding down a cave wall.  The narrator might be a reader
from the future, or a sound dancing to the procession of colors
across the sunset sky.

In short, there are many ways of approaching experimental fiction
beyond the traditional constraints of plot, linear story-telling,
consistent viewpoints, and the custom of keeping the author
separate from the story.  Experimental fiction is about creating
something innovative, and letting people know that you MEANT TO DO
THAT.
   
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Tantra Bensko is an award-winning fiction writer and poet whose
short story chapbook, 'Watching the Windows Sleep', was published
by Naissance Press.  Bensko has over 100 creative writing
publications to her credit. She writes a column at Unlikely Stories
2.0 and is a proponent of Lucid Fiction. Visit her website to find
out more about experimental fiction: 
http://experimentalwriting.weebly.com/

Copyright (c) 2010 by Tantra Bensko

For more advice on writing fiction visit our comprehensive fiction
section at: 
http://www.writing-world.com/fiction/index.shtml

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poetry, articles and books to hundreds of writing contests in the
US and internationally. Newly updated for 2010, WRITING TO WIN
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Humor: Poem 
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By Charles Joyner

"I think that I shall never see
a poem lovely as a tree,"
the poet wrote, and having writ,
they felled a tree and printed it.

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Copyright (c) 2010 by Charles Joyner

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THE WRITE SITES
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Inbox Journalism
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A great article examining the pros and cons of e-mail interviews,
particularly as they apply to journalism and reporting.
http://www.ajr.org/article.asp?id=4005

Grammar Girl
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I've just found this site and I love it! No nonsense quick and easy
tips on tricky aspects of grammar. Visit it regularly to improve
your writing.
http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/

Magical Words
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This is an intriguing blog run by published fantasy authors which
covers most aspects of how to write a successful fantasy novel. You
need to hunt around the blog a bit, but there is some really useful
information here. 
http://magicalwords.net/

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WRITING CONTESTS
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This section lists contests that charge no entry fees. Unless 
otherwise indicated, competitions are open to all adult writers. 
For a guide to more than 1000 writing contests throughout the 
world, see Moira Allen's book, "Writing to Win: The Colossal 
Guide to Writing Contests" 
(http://www.writing-world.com/bookstore/index.shtml).

SAIGYO AWARDS FOR TANKA
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DEADLINE:  August 1, 2010
GENRE: Poetry
DETAILS: Submit 1 - 10 tankas.
PRIZE:   $100, $50, $25 - winners outside the US will receive
subscriptions to Tanka journals in place of cash prizes.
URL: http://tankanews.com/
 
LINDA FLOWERS LITERARY AWARD
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DEADLINE: August 15, 2010
GENRE: Short Stories, nonfiction and poetry
DETAILS: Submissions should engage readers' understanding of the
"humanistic apprehension," bringing to light "real men and women
having to make their way" in the face of "changes and loss,
triumphs and disappointments." Entries are expected to draw on
particular North Carolina connections and/or memories. NB You do
not have to be native to or a resident of North Carolina or the US
to enter. 2000 - 2,500 words.
PRIZE:  £500
URL:  http://www.nchumanities.org/flowers.html 
   
MEMOIR PRIZES FOR PROSE AND POETRY
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DEADLINE: August 15, 2010
GENRE:  Creative nonfiction and poetry
DETAILS: 1 - 5 poems or one prose piece 10,000 words max. Memoir
can be biography, autobiography, autobiographical fiction, flash
memoir, essay, reportage, diary, etc., in either poetry or prose
format.
PRIZE:  $500, $250, $100
URL:  http://memoirjournal.squarespace.com/contest  

POCKETS FICTION-WRITING CONTEST
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DEADLINE: August 15, 2010
GENRE: Short stories
DETAILS: Christian-themed fiction for children aged 8 - 12. 750 -
1000 words. Our primary interest is in stories that can help
children deal with real-life situations. We prefer real-life
settings, but we occasionally use fables. We do not accept stories
about talking animals or inanimate objects. Fictional characters
and some elaboration may be included in scripture stories, but the
writer must remain faithful to the story.
PRIZES:  $500 and publication in Pockets magazine.
URL:  http://pockets.upperroom.org/annual-fiction-contest/
  
FAMILY CIRCLE FICTION CONTEST
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DEADLINE: September 8 (postmark deadline)
OPEN TO: US residents aged 21+
GENRE:  Short Stories
DETAILS:  Submit maximum of two stories per person, 2,500 words per
story. 
PRIZE:  $750 and possible publication in Family Circle, a gift
certificate for a mediabistro.com course (worth $610 and a one-year
mediabistro.com AvantGuild membership worth $55. Two runners-up
receive $250, a one-year AvantGuild membership and possible online
publication.
URL:   http://tinyurl.com/yezupgd

AFFORDABLE INSURANCE ESSAY CONTEST
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DEADLINE:  December 13, 2010
GENRE: Nonfiction
DETAILS: 200 - 350 words essay on the importance of good insurance
coverage. The contest is open to anyone who has a true story to
tell about how any type of insurance policy made a big impact on
their lives and financial well being. Did adding extra coverage to
your homeowners' policy save your house? Did a pet insurance plan
save your beloved dog or cat? We want to know your story!
PRIZE:  $200, $100, $50 
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