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

Monthly e-publication for busy writers and those aspiring to become
busy writers.

April 2005 Volume 4 Issue 3

ISSN 1538-8107

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In This Issue...

>>> Letter From the Editor, Kim Wilson
>>> Ask the Freelance Pro
by Kathryn Lay
>>> Write From Home Site Updates
>>> Sponsor Message
>>> News & Noteworthy
>>> Success Spotlight
>>> From the Copyeditor's Desk
by Jessie Raymond
>>> Sponsor Message
>>> Jump-Start Your Fiction Writing
by Shirley Jump
>>> Contests, Workshops and Seminars
>>> Writing Contest
>>> Calls for Submissions
>>> Jobs
>>> Paying Markets
>>> Classifieds

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This issue is dedicated to Connie Stewart and Sarah Stewart.
Forever missed, always remembered.


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Dear Writers:

Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and e-mails regarding my dad.
I'm happy to report that he's home from the hospital, and despite
fighting a nasty staph infection he's doing great.

As many of you know my family and I have been hit with back-to-back
crisis. While dealing with each crisis, I had no idea the worst was
yet to come--an unimaginable tragedy.

On Easter Sunday (March 27) my longtime, best friend, Connie
Stewart, and her 11-year-old daughter Sarah were killed in a plane
crash, along with the pilot who was a relative of Connie's husband.
Connie's eight-year-old daughter, Caryn, was the lone survivor and
is in critical condition in the burn unit of an Iowa City, Iowa,
hospital. Connie leaves behind her husband Brian, 12-year-old son
Christian, and eight-year-old daughter, Caryn.

I planned to call Connie this past weekend but at the last minute I
changed my mind. Since it was a holiday weekend I thought she would
be busy celebrating with her family. I made a mental note to call
her on Monday night so we could "kick back" and chat without the
distractions of holiday plans and preparations. When I decided to
delay the call, I had no idea that on Monday night I'd be talking
to her family, offering my condolences, asking if there was
anything I could do and hearing about funeral preparations for her
and her daughter. I had no idea, I'd be talking on the phone with
another close friend, reminiscing--and crying--about the memories
of the "good old days." I had no idea I'd be thinking about what I
wanted in the funeral bouquet that I was ordering the next day. I
had no idea...

Folks, please let this be a gentle reminder to make that phone call
to your loved one. You never know if life is presenting you with
the final opportunity to talk with someone you hold near and dear
to your heart.

Although she was only 37 years old when tragedy struck, Connie
lived each day to the fullest, and then some. I'll honor her
memory by not just living my life to the fullest, but by doing what
she did best: lead by example.

I'd like to close by saying, Connie, wherever you are my friend,
please know you are deeply missed and I'll always regret not making
"that" call.

Warmly,

Kim Wilson
Editor/Publisher

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ASK THE FREELANCE PRO


Publicity: It Never Hurts to Ask!
by Kathryn Lay


It was finally happening. After years of dreaming and hoping, I'd
sold my first children's novel. Then, after a year and a half of
rewrites and revisions, proofs and copy edits, and galleys, the
book was officially out!

It was time to hit the publicity trail, even before the book
actually hit the stores. I had watched others in their successful
publicity approaches, but my biggest personal difficulty was
overcoming my shyness and fear of being pushy.

It had to be done. I wanted the book to be read by young readers
and purchased by librarians, teachers, and parents, so I made a
list of contacts and possibilities that would help in publicizing
my book.

Have you dreamed of writing a book? Do you have one that's been
sold or making the rounds? Don't wait until it hits the bookstores
to start making promotion plans. Here are a few of the things I've
done to increase the sales and exposure of my book:

1. A few months after I had sold the book, I was able to help a
well-known speaker come to our area to put on a writing workshop.
She also edits a well-known publication for writers. She kindly
said that she'd be happy to review the book and interview me when
it came out.

It took me three weeks to get the courage to remind her of this,
but her response was gracious and sincere. I was thrilled to see
my interview along with a positive review of the book in the issue
of the magazine, out the same month as my book premiered.

2. Three months before the book's publication date, I contacted
those in charge of a large book festival in my state. Not hearing
back by the deadline, I considered letting it go, but pushed myself
to contact the marketing director with my publisher. Within a few
weeks, after the deadline had passed for authors to submit their
books, I was a part of the festival. It was an amazing event and a
chance to sign and sell a lot of books, meet the Governor and
librarians from around my state.

3. I put together file folder packets with a press release of my
book, the bookmarks from my publisher, a copy of my book's cover
and information about school visits, library presentations and
ideas for bookstore events. These went to all my teacher and
librarian friends. Two school visits within a month of the books
release resulted from this and other librarians promised to add the
book to their libraries.

4. An online acquaintance had a nice Web site where I'd given past
chats on writing to her members. I let her know about the new
book, which was geared to her son's age. She mentioned that he did
book reviews for the Web site. I wasn't sure if my publisher would
send a review copy to such a small median, but I asked anyway.
They did and I received a lovely review from the young reader.

5. When a woman called asking questions about our local writing
chapter, I learned she was a freelance reporter for our local
newspaper. I told her about my new book and asked if she'd
consider doing a story on me and the book. We met for lunch and
the resulting article garnered me several opportunities to promote
and sell my book and give talks on writing.

6. I mentioned the article to one of the leaders of our Homeschool
Mom's Group at my church. She was thrilled and put it up on the
Homeschool bulletin board. For weeks people stopped me at church
and asked to buy the book. I was able to sell multiple copies to
many who wanted one for their kids or themselves and more for
holiday and birthday gifts.

7. Recently, I asked list members at a writing group online if
anyone would be willing to take my bookmarks to their local public
librarians and kid's school libraries and ask them to order the
book. I received over three dozen responses and sent out 80
bookmarks and press releases around the country.

8. Because of the medieval theme in my novel, I've begun sending
out information about the book to local medieval fairs and
entertainment places, offering to do book signings at their events
and gift shops. My next step is to follow-up with phone calls.

I was afraid that being too pushy would make people uncomfortable,
but I learned that an amazing amount of people were interested,
excited and impressed with the fact that I had sold a book and it
was now published.

Becoming my book's main publicist has been challenging and
exciting. There are chances that those I approach will say, "No,"
but I've found that it doesn't hurt to ask and most responses have
been enthusiastic. The opportunities for publicity has pushed aside
my fears and tested my creativity.

Whether you write for children, adults, nonfiction or fiction,
promoting your book once it is published is as important as the
time you spent writing it.

Who do you know who can help you publicize your book? Who have you
met? Who do you know who has helpful contacts? Does your book
deal with a specific subject that might be of interest to a special
interest publication, group or event? Make a list. Then ask. It
doesn't hurt a bit.

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Kathryn Lay has had over 1,000 articles, stories and essays
published in magazines and anthologies such as Woman's Day, Family
Circle, Guideposts, Kiwanis, Cricket, Spider, Chicken Soup for the
Soul and many more. Check out her Web site at
http://www.kathrynlay.com to learn about her first children's
novel, "Crown Me!" and her writing book, "The Organized Writer Is A
Selling Writer."
E-mail her at mailto:rlay15@aol.com

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WRITE FROM HOME SITE UPDATES
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==>> "Off the Page"
by Tama Westman
This month read "The Good News" at
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==>> "Life of a Writer Mom"
by Carla Charter
This month read "Outgrowing Shoes" at
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==>> "A to Z Hint List for Writers"
by Gay Ingram
http://www.writefromhome.com/writingtradearticles/455.htm

==>> Interview with Arlene Uslander
by Shaunna Privratsky
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NEWS & NOTEWORTHY.....

* The following have ceased publication:

~ The Public Interest
~ Suede

* In November, Advance Publications Inc is launching
"Cookie"-- a new parenting magazine targeted to upscale,
sophisticated parents.

* The American Academy of Neurology launched a new quarterly
magazine. The first issue of "Neurology Now" hits newstands in
April. Find out more at http://www.neurologynow.com.

* MONEY magazine is expanding its content to include all areas
where money impacts its readers' lives.

* Awe-Struck E-books is currently closed to all submissions.

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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. Your news item will appear
in the next issue. (Hint: This is a great area to do a little
shameless self promotion.)

*** I am happy to share the news of my first book signing. Changing
Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona is hosting a book signing from
2-3 p.m. April 30, 2005. A Cup of Comfort for Mothers & Sons
arrives in stores the first week of April--just in time for
Mother's Day. My story, "Like A Rock," appears in this anthology,
and I've been asked to appear at Changing Hands because I am a
local author and contributor.

The press release and information to order the book is available on
my personal Web site.

Penny J. Leisch
http://www.pennyleisch.com


*** I made my first writing sale to a specialty newspaper last year
and now have a monthly column in my local newspaper. A few months
ago I was looking for information on how to expand my newspaper
writing successes.

I found lots of info on journalism, but very little on the basics
of freelancing for newspapers. I already knew that newspapers
publish a lot more than news, and they need fresh content on a
weekly basis. Writers don't have to live locally to freelance for a
newspaper. Most general interest articles can be written by anyone,
anywhere.

So I started "Freelancing for Newspapers"-- a free monthly
newsletter with articles and tips on getting published in
newspapers, along with contact information for newspaper markets.
Writers can subscribe at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freelancing4newspapers

Carla Wakeman
Freelance writer
http://www.animal-lore.com

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FROM THE COPYEDITOR'S DESK

by Jessie Raymond

"Stalking the Elusive Ellipsis"

I don't know of any writer who is entirely clear on the use and
formatting of ellipses (you know, the three consecutive periods, or
dot-dot-dot, that indicate an omission of text). If you are reading
this column in hopes of finally finding out the invariable and
absolute truth regarding ellipses, I'm afraid you'll be
disappointed. There just isn't one.

These days, you see a lot of ellipses on blogs, where bloggers use
them casually to indicate losing a train of thought or jumping from
one topic to another:

"The weather was cold again today. I am starting to think that
spring will never get here... The Girl Scout cookies still haven't
arrived....I would write more, but I really should get back to
folding the laundry..."

In formal writing, however, ellipses are most commonly used within
quotations to indicate that irrelevant text has been left out.
(They are generally unnecessary at the beginning or end of a
quotation.) An ellipsis may appear in the middle of a sentence:

"The newspaper article supported my theory about the medicinal
benefits of Girl Scout cookies, saying that 'patients did better
with mood-stabilizers, which included prescription
medications...and Thin Mints.'"

Or, they may appear between sentences, as long as what is printed
before and after stand as complete sentences. In that case, there
would appear to be four ellipsis points, but the first one is
actually the period ending the first sentence:

"The newspaper article went on to argue that 'Thin Mints in
conjunction with an 8-ounce glass of cold milk showed the best
results of all....In summary, cookies are an Absolute Good.'"

The spacing of ellipsis points causes great consternation and
disagreement among writers and grammarians. I was raised on the
Chicago Manual of Style, which, thanks to its origins in the now-
archaic world of typesetting, advises that one omit any spaces
before or after ellipses, and insert "thin spaces" between, as well
as before and after, the points. Word-processing programs like
Microsoft Word automatically add the "thin spaces"; you'll see the
shift when you type three periods without spaces.

But "style," being sometimes more art than science, varies from
publication to publication. Many sources state that ellipsis points
should be set off by a space before and after, but with no spaces
in between:

"Researchers stated that 'Oreo Cookies ... did not trigger the same
spikes in serotonin production.'"

Still others advise period-space-period-space-period:

"Six percent of subjects . . . responded well to the placebo, a
sugar cookie."

After an extensive Google search lasting several minutes, I was
unable to find any two sources that agreed across the board; in
fact, most loudly denounced each other's styles as flatly wrong.
Overwhelmed, I lay down for several minutes, until I stopped seeing
spots. (I later realized they were rogue ellipsis points floating
randomly through my field of vision.)

What is a writer to do? I personally will continue to follow the
Chicago style, as much out of habit as out of appearance; the Word
formatting seems to support the Chicago method. But, as is so often
the case with style issues, one can never guarantee that an editor
will follow the same guidelines.

Whatever style you choose, strive to be consistent throughout your
work. That way, if an editor chooses to change your handling of
ellipses, he or she will be able to make global changes easily,
with a simple Find and Replace.

I do my best to help with grammar, but I never claimed to have all
the answers...

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Jessie Raymond lives in Vermont with her husband and three
children. In addition to running her home-based resume-writing
service, she writes a humor column "Around the Bend," for the
Addison Independent of Middlebury, Vermont. Her work has also
appeared in Vermont Magazine and Pregnancy Magazine as well as in
online publications, including iNet Vacation and American Woman
Road & Travel. You can read more of her writing at
http://www.jessieraymond.com.

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Need to brush up on your grammar? Check out these books:

---> "Grammatically Correct: The Writer's Essential Guide to
Punctuation, Spelling, Style, Usage and Grammar"
by Anne Stilman
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---> "The Everything Grammar and Style Book: All the Rules You
Need to Know to Master Great Writing"
by Susan Thurman
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---> "Grammar for Grownups"
by Val Dumond
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--->"Punctuate It Right!"
by Harry Shaw
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0061008133/writefromhome-20

--->"Write Right!: A Desktop Digest of Punctuation, Grammar, and
Style"
by Jan Venolia
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JUMP-START YOUR FICTION WRITING

First, You Have To Care
by Shirley Jump
http://www.shirleyjump.com

I was interviewed recently by a radio host who asked me about the
biggest lesson I had to learn when I went from writing nonfiction
to fiction. At first, I talked about the usual things I had
noticed--that I had to write more from the heart than the head when
I'm doing fiction. That I had to invent, rather than interview.
That I had less restrictions but more work to do. That I loved
writing fiction far more than I had ever loved writing articles.

The host pushed a little further, "But what makes you so excited
about writing fiction?"

My answer was simple, "Because I care what happens to my
characters."

Good fiction is based on characters the reader cares about. If the
reader doesn't care, she doesn't finish the book.

Okay, that's easily said. It's not so easily done.

First, YOU have to care about your characters. You have to want to
see their story to the end. I know, I can hear many of you saying
you have characters you care about, yet you haven't been able to
sell that novel or short story. What's the missing element?

Life. Your characters have to live on the page. They likely already
live in your mind, which is why you care about them. However, you
might not be translating those living, breathing people to the
page. You care about them, but you're keeping them a little too
close to your heart. Here are my tips for creating people whom
readers will latch onto:

1. Give them a past. Too often, authors forget to create characters
who have physical and emotional pasts. The characters only exist in
the current situation, and never seem to have ties to anything in
the past. Remember that they grew up in a neighborhood, went
through milestones, had relationships, both good and bad.

2. Give them a present. Surround your characters with other people
who compliment them and help SHOW their character. Friends (i.e.,
secondary characters) are great for this. They can be used to show
the opposite of your character (the outgoing, effusive friend will
balance a cautious, introverted character) and to provide wisdom at
crucial times.

3. Give them a future. You want your character to want something,
to strive for something during the course of the book. It doesn't
have to be as big as "change the world," but it should be something
very important to your character, something that will change
his/her world.

4. Give them something to do. Your characters need a job. A house.
A world to interact in. I've seen manuscripts with wonderful
dialogue, witty friends--and a hero who didn't seem to have a
purpose. He didn't have a job that I could discern, a goal for the
story or sometimes, even a home. All the great dialogue and
repartee isn't going to matter at all if the character doesn't
exist in a real world.

5. Give them a bit of you. Every one of my characters has a teeny
part of me, I've realized. I think it's part of the writing
process. I liken it to giving birth--my children have some of my
characteristics because they are a part of me, but they are
individuals in their own right. When I do this with my characters,
it helps me empathize with them and get into their heads.

6. Give them quirks and hobbies. Good characters aren't one-
dimensional, nor are they perfect. They need quirks, hobbies,
favorite foods, superstitions. That's what makes them real, and
what makes them as alive as your next-door neighbor.

7. Give them strengths. You should be able to list at least six
strengths your character has, from intelligence to spontaneity, or
anything in between. These strengths, as I have mentioned in past
columns, are what will get them OUT of trouble.

8. Give them weaknesses. On the other side of the coin are their
weaknesses, which will get them INTO trouble. All of us have
weaknesses, whether it's an inability to make a quick decision or a
tendency to think with our hearts instead of our heads. These
weaknesses are what will make your character vulnerable, and create
a lot of your plot events.

9. Give them a plot that matters. It's not enough to care about the
characters if the plot is flat, stale, and as retread as a twenty-
year-old tire. Give the characters a story worth THEIR time and
attention and it will thus, be worth the readers (I recommend both
Donald Maass's WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL and Jack Bickham's SCENE
AND STRUCTURE to help you create a good plot).

First, you have to care. Then, after you care, you have to get to
work. The beauty of this, however, is that when you care about your
characters, you can't wait to tell their story. Their story becomes
a thing of your creation and that, my friends, is what fuels your
passion for writing...something that inevitably will show in the
work.

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Recommended Books:

"Writing the Breakout Novel" by Donald Maass
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0898799953/writefromhome-20

"Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook: Hands-On Help for Making Your
Novel Stand Out and Succeed" by Donald Maass
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/158297263x/writefromhome-20

"Scene and Structure" by Jack Bickham
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0898799066/writefromhome-20

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Look for Shirley Jump's THE DEVIL SERVED TORTELLINI in stores now!
All's fair in Love, War and Pasta...for determined dieter Maria and
tempting chef Dante. See why the reviewers call it "a fun romp," "A
delightful read" and "a winner"! Visit http://www.shirleyjump.com
 for excerpts and more!

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WORKSHOPS, CLASSES, SEMINARS & CONFERENCES

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"Why It's Great" Writing Workshop

Marge Piercy, the famous and, for many, iconic novelist and poet,
will be offering writers an unusual opportunity this summer to work
with her. As writer in residence at the unique "Why It's Great"
Writing Workshop & Retreat, she will be leading workshops and
reading from her work. The five-day event takes place July 24-29 at
the World Fellowship Center, a secular educational camp in the
beautiful New Hampshire White Mountains.

For complete information, go to http://www.whyitsgreat.com and
select "Workshop" on the menu.

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Chesapeake Bay Writers' Retreat

Dates: November 11-13

Location: Aspen Institute Wye River Conference Center (on the
Eastern Shore of Maryland).

Fee: $699 if registered before May 1, $799 after May 1

Sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Magazine

Complete details located at http://www.baywriters.com


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WRITING CONTESTS

- - - - - - - -

Writing Stuff--All the Stuff a Writer Needs
http://www.writingstuff.com

Blogfest $2,000 Writing Contest--Open to All Writers

Twenty Twenty Publishing is sponsoring a writing contest designed
to encourage all writers to follow their dreams and write the work
that truly matters to them.

Just tell them what you want to write--and why it means so much to
you--and you can win $2,000 to write it.

The only condition is that you send a weekly blog for the month of
May letting them and all their readers know how you're going with
your project.

Open to: all writers worldwide and all styles of writing

Prizes:

1st prize: $2,000

2nd to 10th: $1,000 in total

Closing date: April 20, 2005

Entry fee: $5

Entry, full details, and FAQ:
http://www.writingstuff.com/blogfest.html

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Fiction and Nonfiction Contest Sponsored by The Writers' Workshop
Complete details found at http://www.twwoa.org

Deadline: June 25, 2005

Length: 5,000 words for either contest

Prizes for each contest:

First Place: $500 or a free stay in the Hamptons and opportunity to
meet the judges, Kurt Vonnegut and Peter Matthiessen, plus
autographed books by Vonnegut and Matthiessen.

Second Place: $250 or 3-day stay at the The Mountain Mews Bed and
Breakfast in Asheville, NC, plus autographed books by Vonnegut and
Matthiessen.

Third Place: $150 and autographed book

Entry Fee: $25 per submission
Make check payable to The Writers' Workshop and mail to:

KV Fiction Contest or PM Nonfiction Contest
The Writers' Workshop
387 Beaucatcher Road
Asheville, NC 28805


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ANTHOLOGY CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

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Where Do We Get Off?: Quirky Tales of Global Bus Travel

Complete details at http://www.windowseatpress.com/submissions.htm

Seeks humorous, inspirational, tragic and general stories about bus
travel.

Deadline: April 30, 2005, extended from December 31, 2004

Length: 750-4,000 words

Payment: $500 editor's choice award to one author; $100 plus two
copies per each published story.

Submit stories to:

Mailto:wheredowegetoff@windowseatpress.com or mail to:

Where Do We Get Off?
Window Seat Press
1519 Connecticut Avenue, NW, #301
Washington, DC 20036

Does not accept faxed submissions.

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Peculiar Pilgrims

Complete details found at
http://www.hourglassbooks.org/submissions.html

Hourglass Books is currently accepting submissions for its upcoming
anthology, "Peculiar Pilgrims." This book is "a collection of
stories about spiritual journey and encounter."

Deadline: Open

Payment: Royalties in accordance with the Authors Guild model
contract.

Accepts reprints and simultaneous submissions. Submissions must be
in the body of an e-mail. No attachments. Send submissions to:
mailto:editor@hourglassbooks.org

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"They Lied: True Tales of Weddings and Honeymoons" Extends Deadline


Last year we sent out a call for submissions for our next book,
"They Lied! True Tales of Weddings and Honeymoons" and the response
we received was fantastic.

It was so good in fact that we've decided to expand the call for
submissions to October 15th, 2005 to get even more of those funny,
unexpected, knee-slapping stories.

You know the kind of story we mean--the ones that sound a little
hard to believe and may not have seemed all that funny at the time,
but you look back on them now and can't stop yourself from laughing
out loud--that's what we want! From off-beat engagements, to
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JOBS

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~ Position: Copywriter
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Location: California
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Publication/Company: For William Safire's "On Language" column.
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~ Position: Sports Reporter
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~ Position: Sports/Outdoor Writer
Publication/Company: Peninsula Daily News
Location: Washington State
Deadline: 04-20-05
More info:
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FunTripsLive.com
http://www.funtripslive.com/common/writers_guide.htm

Mailto:djj@funtripslive.com

Online interactive site for travelers.

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Pays on acceptance 10/word for articles between 500-700 words.
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Photos must accompany the submission. Pays $10 per photo.

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Yoga 4 Everybody
http://www.yoga4everybody.com/writers.html

Mailto:editor@yoga4everybody.com

1041 Shary Circle
Concord, CA 94518

Quarterly magazine focused on "the encouragement and practice of
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Seeks articles about how yoga relates to a person's day-to-day
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Pays half on acceptance, half on publication. Rates not stated.
Features range from 1,500-2,000 words and columns are 500-1,000
words. Buys all rights. Query first.

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Analog, Science Fiction and Fact
http://www.analogsf.com/information/submissions.shtml

Mailto:analog@dellmagazines.com

Stanley Schmidt
Editor
475 Park Ave. South, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Monthly science fiction print publication.


Pays 4-6/word for stories up to 7,500 words. Pays $450-600 for
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Does NOT accept e-mailed submissions or simultaneous submissions.

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Utmost
http://www.utmostchristianwriters.com/guidelines3.htm

Seeking reviews of poetry books.

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Submit reviews via link listed above. Not interested in reviews of
non-poetry books.

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Cure
http://www.curetoday.com/aboutus/writeforcure/index.html

3535 Worth St., Suite 185
Dallas, TX 75246

Mailto:mweber@curetoday.com

"Quarterly magazine that combines the science and humanity of
cancer for those who have to deal with it on a daily basis."

Pays on acceptance. First-time writers receive $750 for 1,000 word
pieces and $1,000 for 1,500 word pieces. Pay increases to $1/word
on subsequent pieces. Buys all rights.

Include resume and three or four relevant clips with your query.
Does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Writers for Cure must have
medical writing experience.

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