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B U S Y F R E E L A N C E R

Monthly Publication For Freelancing Parents

September 1, 2003 Volume 2 Issue 9

ISSN 1538-8107

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In This Issue...


>>>> Letter From the Editor, Kim Wilson

>>>> Article:
"Needed Negotiations"
by Erica Myers-Russo

>>>> Write From Home Site Updates

>>>> Column: Regional Reviews
by Hilary Evans

>>>> Success Spotlight

>>>> Excellent Editors

>>>> Article:
"How to Get the Creative Juices Flowing"
by Esther Newton

>>>> News Items

>>>> Writing Contests

>>>> Paying Markets

>>>> Classifieds

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"Flexibility is vital if you have children in your life. You
must look at them as a part of the plan, not as a glitch in
it."---Marilyn Crain
[From her article, "You're Freelancing...Why?" located at
http://www.writefromhome.com/WWC/349.htm]

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°°°°° LETTER FROM THE EDITOR °°°°°

Dear Writers,

I want to dedicate this issue to all the September 11, 2001
victims and their family members. I know this month will be
particularly difficult for many people.

Not a day goes by that I don't think about the family and
friends of the victims of nine-eleven. Most of you know that
my husband was called to active duty in October 2001 for
twelve months, then again in January, 2003 for another twelve
months. During this time I've often become frustrated with
life--primarily trying to take care of all the household,
family and career responsibilities that go along with being a
military wife.

Whenever I become frustrated, or start the "why me?"
thinking, a little voice--and images of faceless strangers--
gently remind me of all my blessings. Thousands of people
would love to be in my situation. They would give anything to
have their loved ones back on this earth, even if it meant
not always having them under the same roof.

Although these people never intended to become a role model,
or a source of inspiration, that's exactly what they are to
me. When I read about a widow or widower--in many cases--now
left to raise small children on their own, I receive a lot of
inner strength. If they can face these challenges and keep
moving forward, I certainly can handle the daily obstacles
life presents me.

So, when life seems to be working against you, stop and take
a moment to reflect on all your blessings. You'll be amazed
at how much of an attitude adjustment you'll receive by doing
this simple act.

I share this advice with you, not for the purpose of
benefiting from the tragedies and hardships experienced
by others, but rather to help you see that in most
circumstances, someone, somewhere, would love to be in your
situation.

Have a relaxing, safe, and fun-filled holiday weekend.

Warmly,

Kim Wilson
Editor

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ARTICLE
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"Needed Negotiations: Getting Your Spouse to Take Your
Writing Seriously"
by Erica Myers-Russo
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My husband and I discussed my fledgling writing career so
much we wore parallel ruts right down the middle of it. I
said I wanted him to support my writing. He said he did.

Of course, what I really meant was, I wanted him to make this
giant pterodactyl of an idea--starting a freelance writing
career--take off for me.

And what he really meant was, he supported my writing--as
long as dinner was ready and it didn't cost any money.

Somehow, we managed to break through the impasse, and it
saved us from wasting any more of our valuable time arguing
about my writing. Now we argue about other things, like why
he thinks wearing sunscreen is for sissies or why I refuse to
put my car keys somewhere, anywhere, that I might conceivably
find them later.

You can see what a boon this has been for our relationship,
so I'm going to share our secrets with you.

First of all you, the writer, must take your writing
seriously. I know you think you take your writing
seriously, but ask yourself these questions:

1. Do you dedicate a specific time each week--or better yet,
each day--to writing?

2. Do you guard that time with the ferocity of a mother lion
guarding her den?

3. When someone asks you what you do, do you say--with a
straight face--"I am a writer."?

Have you answered at least two of the three with an
affirmative? Good, because here’s the writer-taking-herself-
seriously litmus test:

4. Do you spend more time actually writing than you do
planning to write, thinking about writing, and playing
solitaire combined?

If you can answer yes to that question, you're probably in
good shape. If not, you have some work to do before you can
go off and badger your spouse. In the end, what separates the
real writers from the aspiring writers isn't how much money
they made doing it, but that they wrote--whether the muse
came out to play or sulked in the closet. Real writers write
even when they feel like engaging in self-mutilation just to
land in a padded room where they wouldn't even be allowed a
pen and paper for fear of self-induced puncture wounds and
paper cuts. At times like those--and we all have times like
those--it may help to remember this quote by Richard
Krevolin, author of Screenwriting From the Soul: "...the
difference between writers and people who write is the
difference between bullfighters and bullsh***ers."

Secondly, you--and your spouse--have to get the issues on the
table. I know it sounds terribly John Gray of me, but here’s
what you have to do: set aside a time--but not during your
writing time--for discussion. You each must bring a list of
specific objectives and concerns. And you each must exclude
anything irrelevant, no matter how much you've wanted to
bring it up. You don't get to tell him that the least he can
do is support your writing after you put him through medical
school. He doesn't get to ask you how writing will be any
different from your plans to open your own catering company,
doggy daycare, or worm farm.

Those are valid issues, really, but save them for therapy.
This is business.

In our case, my husband had two concerns. He was worried that
my writing would cost too much start-up money, and he was
worried that the house would deteriorate into a cesspool. I
reluctantly admitted that these were valid.

I had two expectations: I wanted some time without the
children, and I knew I would have to expend some cash to
do that.

Fortunately, once we had actually identified our issues, they
were fairly easy to resolve. My husband works in excess of 60
hours a week with a highly irregular schedule, and so I
couldn't expect him to take the kids every time I needed to
finish an article. I also didn't need much in the way of
start-up capital, since we already had the computer and
software that I needed. So we established an amount of money
that we could afford to spend on daycare each week, and I
promised that I would spend that time actually writing.

As for the housework--the tasks that I hate to say have
fallen to me in our unintended but inescapably traditional
gender roles--well, he’s agreed to be more understanding.
And I've agreed to focus on the ones that really bother him.

It’s hardly the stuff of happily-ever-after, but my husband
and I worked through some pretty predictable issues for the
writer juggling job and family: Money, Time, and Kids. These
same issues, however, manifest themselves differently for
each family. So before you sit down for your negotiation
session, consider:

* How much money do you need to make from your writing?
Determining whether your income is the daily bread or all
gravy directly affects how seriously you both have to take
your writing career. It also affects how much time you can
afford to take away from another, better-paying job.

* From what current commitment will you pilfer your writing
time? If you're already writing, this may be easy. But if
you're not--and you don't have a large chunk of daytime-TV-
watching to relinquish--you may face a tough decision. Will
your time writing take away from your time with your spouse?
Your children? Household obligations? Hobbies?

* Will you have to compete with spouse or kids for computer
time? Internet access? Desk space?

* What will you write about? Nearly every writer draws on
personal experience as fodder. What are your spouse’s
boundaries? I inadvertently discovered my husband’s limits
when he read the query for this article--in which I accused
him of being unsupportive of my writing career. I assured him
it was a work of fiction.

Finally, don't expect to iron out all the wrinkles in one
pass. Prioritize. Address each of your biggest concerns the
first time through, and remain open to the fact that
negotiations are, by nature, an ongoing process. Some issues
that seem important now may fade, and others materialize.

Here’s the good news: as you achieve your writing goals, your
leverage increases.

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Erica Myers-Russo is a freelance writer, yoga instructor,
soap maker, and mother of two. She is a regular correspondent
for The Reminder, Connecticut’s largest weekly newspaper, and
her other publishing credits include Hope Magazine,
ePregnancy, and Writing for Dollars! as well as corporate
clients. She has recently finished her first novel, a story
of an extramarital affair set against the backdrop of
political protest in Mexico. For more information about
Erica’s writing or Mariposa Soaps, visit
http://www.inkyhandsfreelance.com.

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°°°°° WRITE FROM HOME SITE UPDATES °°°°°
http://www.writefromhome.com

==>> "Off the Page" Column by Tama Westman
This month read "Break Writer's Block with a Freewrite" at
http://www.writefromhome.com/offthepage/345.htm

==>>"Life of a Writer Mom" Column by Carla Charter
This month read "Shift in Seasons, Shift in Hours" at
http://www.writefromhome.com/LWM/344.htm

==>>Articles Added to Write From Home

Direct links to these articles can be found at
http://www.writefromhome.com

* "Crafting Quality Queries: The Mechanics of Writing a
Letter that Sells"
by Kristen Stewart

* "Plotting: The Whole Body Method"
by Sue Sundwall

* "Yikes! What Do I Do Now?: Organizing the Pieces of Your
Nonfiction Puzzle"
by Pamela Kessler

* "You're Freelancing...Why?"
by Marilyn Crain

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COLUMN-----> REGIONAL REVIEWS
by Hilary Evans

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A fellow writer asked today, "How can I get the most for my
money with reprints?" This is my formula for quality
submissions.

1) Query your idea to an appropriate market. Why accept one-
time rights as your first sale? Why take $20 when you can get
$200? Writers might mistake regional parenting publication
sales as quick, easy money, but it may take months before
your reprint is published and paid for.

2) If you sell the reprint rights to your article before it
actually appears in print, you might give those rights away--
and destroy your relationship with a very precious editor.
Depending on the agreement with the magazine, I usually wait
30 days after publication before sending out a revised,
general version of the article.

3) Reprint submissions should take a little time. Each
magazine you approach has the ability to pay you $25 to $100
for your work. Is it worth the five minutes to make things
personal?

I create a Word document with my cover letter, followed by
the article, using [Editor] and [Magazine] instead of any
actual names. Then I go through my list of regional parenting
magazines, and pick out where my article would work the best.
(You wouldn't send a sledding article to South Florida
Parenting.)

After reacquainting myself with these publications, I copy
the Word document, paste it into an e-mail, and send them out
individually. I put the real editor and magazine names in, as
well as anything of interest to the particular editor.

4) When the responses start coming in, I record and update my
Long List--my record of RPPs. It includes most of the things
I need to know when deciding where and how to send reprints.
It includes address and names, but also what slant the
magazine takes on issues, if they use a lot of photos, and
how they accept submissions and queries.

5) Lastly, I record where I send submissions out, who
responded, how quickly, if they accepted or rejected the
piece, date published, how much it paid, and WHEN they paid,
too.

All About Kids Parenting Magazine
1077 Celestial St; Suite 101
Cincinnati, OH 45202

The biggest problem of mass submitting stories is the risk of
burning bridges. Quality editors often have unique rules when
it comes to accepting submissions. All About Kids pays well,
so it's especially important to preserve this relationship by
following their guidelines.

E-mail your submissions to mailto:jasonjones@aak.com. In
addition, mail a copy of the editorial guideline agreement,
and a hardcopy of your work and illustrations to the address
above. They BOTH must be received to consider publication.
Label your envelope, as per the agreement, "Editorial
Submission."

Stories in All About Kids focus on education, self-esteem,
and family involvement. From what I've read, very few of the
pieces are Cincinnati-specific. Don't worry about tailoring
your reprints for this magazine, but if you have a related
sidebar or fact, send it with the article.

Chicago Parent
141 S Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, Illinois 60302

Susy Schultz, the editor for Chicago Parent, recently
informed me that this publication only uses area writers.
Tough luck for me, but if you are from Chicago however, get
in touch with this lady today. The magazine looks great, and
from what I hear, the pay is excellent.

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Have a comment, question or suggestion? Know of a great
regional writer who deserves some recognition? Let me know at
mailto:hilie_e@yahoo.com

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Hilary Evans is the mother of three children, and lives
with her family in Fort Dodge, IA. Her work has appeared in
several regional parenting magazines both online and in
print.

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SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

Share your success with others. Regardless of how big or
small, I want to know about your accomplishments. If you
sell an article, receive a book contract, or met a writing
goal send the information to
mailto:busyfreelancer@writefromhome.com with 'success
spotlight' in the subject line and I'll print your news item
in the next issue. (Hint: This a great area to do a little
shameless self promotion.)

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EXCELLENT EDITORS

Over the years I've had the opportunity to work with many
wonderful editors--and I know you have too. I want to use
this space to call attention to editors you feel are worthy
of praise. Please send me the editors name and the
publication they are affiliated with. Once received, I'll
post the information in the next issue of Busy Freelancer.
You may send your submission to
mailto:busyfreelancer@writefromhome.com
Here's your chance to publicly thank and acknowledge an
editor that you feel deserves recognition.
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** My name is Lea, Editor in Chief of Apollo's Lyre, and
I would like to nominate Bret Wright as one of the
nicest editors I've come across.

He's always there for me and Patricia Ferguson, the
other Editor in Chief, whenever we have a query for
our e-zine. The three of us co-founded Apollo's Lyre
last year and made it a realization this January. But
it never would have come forth if it wasn't for Bret's
leadership capabilities. Although the three of us have
equal say, Bret always makes sure to explain why this
or that should be like it is and waits for our answer.
He never overrules us or struts his 'manlyhood.'

If only all editors would be as conscientious and
patient as him, I think there would be less stress in
this writing profession.

Lea

Apollo's Lyre - a writers e-zine written by writers for
writers of every caliber and genre...loaded with writing
articles, publication venues, contests, writers conferences,
fiction and poetry to read and more. Check it out at:
http://www.apolloslyre.com

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** I would like to take this opportunity to recommend Kathryn
Lanier's editing and writing skills. Kathryn has done some
editing for me in the past and I have been very happy with
her work. In addition, I enjoy reading her book reviews in
Innerchange Magazine. Kathryn's editing and writing skills
reveal that she is truly knowledgeable and gifted. I highly
recommend her work. She is quite praise worthy!

Sincerely,
Suzie James
aka: Aradia GoldenDove
http://www.angelfire.com/realm3/goldendove_tarot
Rowan County, North Carolina, USA

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ARTICLE
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"How to Get the Creative Juices Flowing"
by Esther Newton
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Cooking, cleaning, gardening, working, raising our children;
on and on the list goes. Do we ever stop? The answer is no!
Though somehow we still find the time to write. But when we
do finally glean a few minutes of writing time, how do we get
our ideas together? It’s hard enough to sit down and write,
let alone find the time for inspiration.

If you're ever stuck for an idea, just look around you and
the ideas will start to flow.

* We write from home, so why not write about that very
home? There are a vast number of magazines featuring homes.
Have you spent years remodeling or fixing up your dream
house? An editor would snap up the article, together with
before and after photos. Maybe you have a special project on
the go or an unusual idea for a room. Put it into words and
send it.

* They say we are a nation of animal lovers and many of
us own pets. There are specialty magazines on dogs, cats,
horses, etc. Many accept articles, short stories, photos and
anecdotes--and they pay for them. All of us can remember
something funny our pet has done. General interest and
women’s magazines often pay a few dollars for these.

* Our children can provide many outlets for our
writing. (See article, ‘How to Turn Your Children into Your
Writing Asset,’ January Busy Freelancer).

* Do you have a hobby? Perhaps you are an expert at
that hobby or maybe you just do it for fun. For most hobbies
you can find a magazine to go with it. For example, if you
like to cross-stitch, there are numerous cross-stitch
magazines. Perhaps you could design a chart for one of them.
If you like stamp collecting, you will find many magazines to
choose from. Perhaps you collect a particular type of stamp--
one that an editor would like to hear about.

From teddy bear collecting, skiing, computing, car racing,
jogging, baseball, to girl guides, there is something for
everyone. Editors are always looking for a fresh angle and
need your input.

* A garden needs love and attention all year round. You
might find solace in your garden; a way of relaxing or it may
give you that time for writing. One idea right under your
nose is to write to a gardening magazine. Many of them pay or
give prizes for tips. Did you revamp an old, neglected
garden into a landscaper’s dream? Turn this experience into
an article--and together with before and after photos, it
would be hard for an editor to decline using the piece.

* Does one of your family members do anything unusual?
Do they go bungee jumping all over the world? Perhaps they
like restoring old cars. Or maybe they go to garage sales
and buy other people’s junk before turning it into a
masterpiece for the home.

Interview them and take some pictures, then turn it into a
feature for a specialist or general interest magazine. Many
local papers would also be interested in this type of
article.

* Are you a car enthusiast? There are magazines that focus on
every type of car, new or old. Many of them have
in-house staff, but if you have an unusual car or story
behind it, they would love to hear form you.

* Finally, all of us mess things up or have a laugh at
another’s goof. This happens in the home, at work, in the
park, or at the zoo. Write about these experiences and send
them to a woman's magazine. Often publications pay for these
fillers; and a few dollars earned over a period of time has
the potential of adding up to significant amounts.

By the time you have read this article, you will probably be
looking at your vase of flowers, shouting, "What about
flowers? I know all about them!" Or you may catch sight of
your wedding photos and feel inspired to write a how-to-
article on organizing a bride’s big day. That’s great. Just
remember, keep your eyes open. There are ideas everywhere.

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Esther Newton is a thirty-year-old mom to Charlotte Emma,
aged 22 months. Newton stays at home, looking after Charlotte
and works as a freelance writer whenever her daughter allows!
Newton has been writing for three years. She has specialized
in fiction writing to date, but has recently branched out to
article writing--something she enjoys very much and looks
forward to taking it further.

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News Items
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Powerhouse Literary Agent Donald Maass to Bring Secrets of
Novel Writing to Boston on September 27-28.

With only a few hundred first novelists each year in the
United States, competition among would-be novelists for those
available slots with reputable publishers is fierce. Editors
working for large publishers no longer cultivate promising
novelists with flawed manuscripts but instead rely on
literary agents to discover and present top talent for them.
One of Manhattan’s most experienced agents, Donald Maass, who
sells more than one hundred novels a year to major
publishers, will be in Boston on September 27 and 28 to offer
the keys to turning a so-so novel into something acquisition
editors can't resist.

The two-day workshop, "Writing the Breakout Novel," features
Donald Maass’s "agent’s-eye" view on such vital elements of
successful novels as character, plot and theme. He brings
these concepts to life by involving seminar participants in
exercises that enable writers to plumb the depths of their
characters, deepen themes, strengthen point of view and
voice, and more. "Writers love Maass’s smart, funny style and
his nuts-and-bolts approach," says Lorin Oberweger, whose
company, Free Expressions, is sponsoring the Maass seminar
and others nationwide.

Maass’s seminar is also popular among experienced mid-list
authors hoping to rise to bestseller ranks. As successful
author Karen Leabo says, "I've written and sold forty novels,
but Don Maass helped crystallize concepts I've heard over and
over. I feel confident I can put the advice into practical
use and reach that next level in my career."

Following the Boston seminar, third on a four-city tour which
included San Diego and Phoenix earlier this year, Free
Expressions will bring "Writing the Breakout Novel" to
Atlanta on November 8-9, 2003. The cost is $199 up to
twenty-eight days before the workshop, $239 thereafter, and
includes breakfast, beverage breaks, lunch, and evening
reception on Saturday, breakfast and beverage break on
Sunday.

Anyone interested in the September seminar, which takes place
at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport, 85 Terminal Road, Boston,
MA 02128 on Sept. 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday
and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, should call 866-I-WRITE-2
(866-497-4832) or visit the Free Expressions Web site at
http://www.free-expressions.com.

Pre-registration is required for all seminars.

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Do you write funny?
Join hundreds of humor writers at the 2004 Erma Bombeck
Writers' Workshop (March 25 to 27, 2004) at the University of
Dayton (Ohio). Faculty include Jill Conner Browne (New York
Times best-selling author), Craig Wilson (USA Today
columnist), Karyl Miller (Emmy award-winning writer-
producer), Bruce Cameron (syndicated humor columnist and New
York Times best-selling author), Jeff Herman (literary agent
and author of Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers &
Literary Agents) and more than 20 others.

Humor columnist, Dave Glardon, calls the Erma Bombeck
Writers' Workshop "...the world's finest humor writers'
conference." After attending the last workshop, Reg Henry
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist and deputy editorial page
editor) said, "At last, an institution that respects the art
of humor writing."

Past workshops have sold out months ahead of time. Writers
are encouraged to register early, to avoid missing out. The
HumorWriters.org Web site also offers a free newsletter and
screen saver for writers.

A complete faculty lineup and workshop schedule can be found
at http://www.HumorWriters.org

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Join us at our 3rd Annual Obadiah Press Christian Writers
Conference!

Whether you're writing for Christian or secular markets,
dream of starting a writing career or writing a book, write
poetry or prose, fiction or non-fiction, this Christian
Writers Conference is for you! This conference will educate,
motivate, stimulate, and inspire you to take your Christian
writing to the next level!

http://obadiahpress.com/conference.htm

Saturday, March 6, 2004
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The AmericInn Conference Room
Merrill, Wisconsin


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WRITING CONTESTS
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Enter the AuthorMania.com Writing Contest for a chance to win
our $1000 prize! For rules and more details, see:
http://www.authormania.com/contests.html
Deadline: February 14, 2004

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Minneapolis, MN - Poetic Mayhem Contest - Deadline 9/30/03

Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine

The Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine’s Poetry Contest is
underway. While the deadline is far into the future, it’s not
too soon for writers to start writing and submitting their
best work. The prizes are $100, $20, $10 and three Honorable
Mentions. There is also a free one-year subscription to
"Futures" FMAM) to one Publisher’s Choice poet.

The first poem submitted is free; $1 for each additional
poem. There is no limit to the number you can enter, so enter
as often as you wish.

Include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for a list
of the winners.

Poetry is open to clean language poems, all lengths, all
styles: mysterious, haiku, sonnets, inspirational, light
verse, lune tall tales, narrative, abstract, acrostic,
ballads and beat, limerick, prose, nonsense, rondeau,
sestina, villanelle, sijo senryu, tanka, fantasy, rhyming and
free verse.

All works are considered for publication in "Futures."
Previously published poems and simultaneously submitted poems
are accepted. The final judge is RC Hildebrandt, the award-
winning, internationally published poet. Each entry or group
of multiple entries is required to include poet’s bio. Send
poems and make checks payable to Futures Mysterious Anthology
Magazine and mail to:

Babs Lakey
Publisher, FMAM
3039 38th Ave.,
South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
(Do not send cash!)

Contest ends: September 30, 2003.
For more info go to http://www.fmam.biz

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Busy Parents Online's First Annual BusySpirit Writing
Contest!

Keepin' the Faith in the Fast Lane

As busy parents, we spend our time in the car transporting
kids to sports and a multitude of activities. We work,
sometimes outside the home and always in the home, struggling
to keep things running smoothly, or even just running. We
volunteer our time at school, church and in the community.
For many of us, exhaustion is a way of life.

With all the demands in your life, how do you find that all-
important quality time with God? How do you tend to your
faith life so that it can nurture you as you're on the run?
Write an original, unpublished personal essay of 600-800
words on: Keepin' the Faith in the Fast Lane. Contest fee:
$5. Deadline is December 1, 2003. Announcement of winners
will be made on or about January 20, 2004.

Grand-prize winner will receive $50 and feature publication
of their essay at the BPO Christian Parenting section in
February 2004. Four runners-up will receive honorable mention
with their names and titles of their essays published at BPO,
and will receive gifts.

Judges are the wife and husband clergy writing team, the
Revs. Rochelle Melander and Harold Eppley, who have authored
seven books together, including the featured Timeouts with
God: Meditations for Parents [Concordia Publishing House,
2000]. In addition to being pastors and writers, they have
two children, Sam and Eliana. Check out their Web site at:
http://www.melandereppley.com/

Complete contest rules can be found at:
http://www.busyparentsonline.com/spirit/special/20038_contest
.htm


*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
RevWriter Sue Lang
Christian Parents Section Editor
http://www.busyparentsonline.com

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PAYING MARKETS

ATTENTION PUBLISHERS! If you are a paying market send your
guidelines to mailto:busyfreelancer@writefromhome.com and
they'll be printed in this publication.

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Reminder About Paying Markets:

Make sure and read the complete writer's guidelines by
either visiting the Web site or requesting them via e-mail
or postal mail.

Because editorial positions frequently change it's in your
best interest to visit the Web site or contact the
publication prior to querying or submitting and verify the
name of the current editor.

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http://www.housingfinance.com/resourcecenter/freelance.html
Mailto:afs@housingfinance.com
111 Sutter St. Ste. 975
San Francisco, CA 94104-4545

"Monthly magazine covering the affordable housing industry."

Seeks news items between 100-700 words about private debt,
new financing sources and financing. They also seek feature
articles between 750-2,000 words pertaining to profiles of
firms, housing finance agency programs on a state and local
level, and case studies about techniques used to finance
development or restructuring.

Pays 35-50¢/word. When querying include relevant writing
samples, a synopsis and a list of sources you intend to use.

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High Country News
http://www.hcn.org/about/guidelines.jsp
P.O. Box 1090
Paonia, CO 81428

"Non-profit, every-other-week newspaper covering the Rocky
Mountain West, the desert Southwest and the Pacific
Northwest."

Seeks stories on natural resource and environmental topics.
"We define resources to include people, culture and aesthetic
values--not just coal, oil and timber...," state the
guidelines.

Depending on the category, word counts range from 200-4,000.
Pays upon acceptance 25¢/word. Before submitting, query with
clips. See site for information about rights purchased and
category details.

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The Herb Quarterly
http://www.herbquarterly.com
Mailto:jenniferbarrett@earthlink.net
1041 Shary Circle
Concord, CA 94518

Quarterly magazine about herbs and their uses.

Seeks cooking, crafting and gardening how-to's; interviews
and profiles of herbalists; personal experience, new
products; and opinion pieces.

Pays 3 months after acceptance $50-350 for material between
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postal mail.

Write to above address for free sample copy and guidelines.

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essays.

Pays $100 and requests non-exclusive world rights.

For complete guidelines, and a list of book titles needing
submissions go to http://www.travelerstales.com/guidelines/

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Send essay and recipe in the body of an e-
mailto:dabblingmum@yahoo.com

Web site: http://thedabblingmum.com/athomecenter.htm

E-books:

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