Bits and Pieces


rejectioncollection.com: The writer’s online source for misery, commiseration and inspiration? Postings are anonymous, laughs and catharsis are free.

Creative Novel Writing: Roselle Angwin runs a year-round programme, which ranges from retreats on the Isle of Iona to a nine-month novel writing course (based on her book CREATIVE NOVEL WRITING, [Robert Hale, 1999, 2002]) which was featured in The Guardian – and many more. Roselle is an author and poet, and Director of the Fire in the Head creative writing programme.

Writing the Land: - 10 week course leading to publication in anthology of creative writing about the environment with Kevan Manwaring, MA student in the teaching and practise of creative writing, Cardiff. Wed 7-9pm from Feb 12th. Only £2 a session. Funded by the Reading Families Millenium Award envolve, Green Park Station, Bath, Somerset. To book phone Kevan on 01225 334204 or email: kevanmanwaring@yahoo.co.uk.

WhenTeensWrite: Copyrighting Services, Writing Tips, Teen Chat, Poetry, and Much More – When Teens Write, The One Stop Source For Any Aspiring Writer.

Interview: An interview with Rob Furber, journalist and aspiring author.

Learning Curve: Offer a range of innovative courses in Creative Writing, Fiction Writing, Freelance Journalism. Writing for Television, Radio and Chidren. They help students to rediscover their creative abilities, as well as developing their writing skills – their tutors are experienced editors, writers, publishers and producers.

Burning Leaf: is a literary website featuring original fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, critical essays, photography and art.

The Italian-American Press: posts literature by Italian-Americans and other self-published authors whose books all too often go unnoticed or are ignored by the media. This service is free.

RITRO.com:Volunteer based e-zine with new content daily. They publish and accept submissions in poetry and articles in many departments. There are also message boards, online diaries, and voting polls. Checking submission guidelines is a must before sending in any work.

WinFemme: is a unique opportunity to unite in Hollywood with top level industry decision makers and fellow artists who seek new opportunities to forge new alliances within the nternational film and entertainment industry. Printable entry forms for the ongoing WinFemme monthlies and the Annual 2003 competition are available on the website now.

Laura Cobb: Laura Cobb is a budding young author, currently in her second year at secondary school. She has written a short story entitled ‘Time’s Ticking’. If you are a young author and would like to us to publish your story then email beth@author-network.com.

WebDelSol: Algonkian Fiction Workshops on-line writing classes. The WebDelSol has been running the novel workshops live across the country and they are now offering workshops on-line. WebDelSol is featured in last month’s “Poets and Writers” magazine in an article entitled, “Literature Without Borders.” The article is also available on line at www.pw.org/mag/houlihan.htm.

Writers’ Copyright Association, UK: The WCA, UK is a dedicated organisation which helps writers protect the copyright of their literary material. The WCA has been created out of the high demand in the UK for a script registration service. The organisation has been set up by writers for writers, with a dedicated legal team consulting on our behalf. They are also building a large free resource base for writers. Email: admin@wcauk.com.

Creative Hive, LLC: turns the traditional PR model upside down. They promote works in advance of the publishing deal to help authors land agents and/or publishers. Email: cre8tivehive@aol.com for more info.

Hybrid Studios: Online community and free directory for the creative/performance world.

 

The Scriberazone: UK based poetry webzine has reopened for submissions.

I Love to Write Day: On November 15th of this year, one million authors, writers, editors, reporters, journalists, teachers, librarians and other volunteers will help celebrate I Love To Write Day. On that day people of all ages will be encouraged to write something: a poem, a love letter, an essay, a letter to the editor, start a novel, finish a novel…the possibilities are endless. For more information, contact John Riddle at johnriddle@sprintmail.com.

The Market Place: Places to sell your poetry. In the first issue our markets columnist, Christina L. Johnson, will be covering poetry magazines from New Zealand, Australia, United States, Canada, and England. Also visit Poetry Corner for news and information.

Content/Chicago: a newly formed network organized by a diverse group of content professionals, will host monthly events covering topical issues for the online content industry. Venue: Illinois Institute Of Art, Merchandise Mart, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL. Admission: FREE for AMC members and full-time students with ID; non-members$ 10. For more information email Hilary Marsh at:hilary@contentcompany.biz.

LSD Writers Net: Writing resources and opportunities for LDS writers and others. Whether you are a published LDS author looking for a place to publicize your latest book (contact Webmaster@ldswriters.net for details) or an aspiring writer looking for information about the precarious process of writing and getting published, this site is for you!

Scribes Administration Services: For all your administrative needs, at competitive rates. Contact John or Alison on Tel/Fax: 01642 864351 or email: contact@scribesadminservices.co.uk.

The American Society of Authors and Writers: Where writers go to meet with publishers, editors, agents, publicists, and film and television professionals when they need inspiration, talent, news, and support.

Abstraction and Ambiguity in the Lyrics of Leonard Cohen: Jeffrey Side considers how ambiguity in general is an important function of poetry.

Articles: Three new articles by Melissa Brewer. Restoring Faith in Your Freelance Writing Business. Gifts for Your Career: 10 Things Writers Can Give Themselves for a Prosperous 2002. Fun and Games in the Year 2002: Writing for the Gaming Industry.

Cup of Comfort: Each Cup of Comfort collection features 50 soul-comforting true stories about the extraordinary experiences of ordinary people. They are currently seeking submissions for two new story anthologies — and for their first comfort-food cookbook. This is a paid publishing opportunity with a leading book publisher. Email cupofcomfort@adamsmedia.com for more info.

Quick Fiction: JP Press features the literary magazine Quick Fiction of stories under 500 words. Email jppress@jamaicaplain.com for more information.

www.ilovepoetry.com: A new website for poetry lovers. You can publish your poetry at ilovepoetry.com or read some of the wonderful work already published on the site.

Word Pool Web Design: Diana Kimpton designs websites for authors with her husband, Steve. Authors can have a three page standard site designed for as little as £120.00. They also offer a Society of Authors Discount – If they design and build your site for you, they’ll give you a £30 discount on your first year’s hosting. Visit their website for more information or you can contact them by phone on 01983 293048 or by writing to The Word Pool, Egypt Cottage, Baring Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8DL.

Want to be a ghostwriter? - Andrew Crofts has been a full-time ghost for over ten years. But his talents don’t end there – his bookThe Freelance Writer’s Handbook will be published by Piatkus in July 2002 and he has recently written a comic novel based on the adventures of a ghostwriter, called Maisie’s Amazing Maids.

Writing for Magazines: The Wooden Horse Publishing site offer news and resources for freelance article writers. The site features continually updated industry news, articles and books about making money writing, a free newsletter and a searchable database of over 2,000 US and Canadian consumer and trade magazines with full contact information, writers guidelines, and – unique to writers’ sites – reader demographics and editorial calendars.

Beware: Avalon Films – are now operating as Media Arts International (www.mediaartsinternational.co.uk). Their listing has been removed from The Writer’s Handbook 2003.

trAce: Start the New Year with an Online Writing Course at Nottingham Trent University – courses begin 14th January. Sign up now for just 100 UK pounds. Topics include Creative Writing Workshop and Writing Children’s Fiction. For full information about courses and tutors throughout the year go to tracewritingschool.com or call +44 (0)115 8483533.

W.O.W: is a new website for writers. WOW is short for Women on Writing but it is a valuable resource for any writer seeking information. W.O.W offers something for women in every stage of their writing careers: how-to articles for the novice, tips from the pros, and an opportunity for the experienced writer to hone their skills.

Press List: New French and European journalism ressource. The full English part is under construction but you will be able to access their resource guide.

 

The Writer: is looking for scribes who make a difference. Simply nominate writers you feel have made a difference. See site for details.

Writer in Ireland: is a new e-magazine designed just for writers! Deirdre O’Flynn and Glenys O’Connell (co-founders) are veteran freelance journalists.

Submissions: We are seeking submissions for our Writer’s Guide series. We have a number of titles at Puff Adder Books and are looking to expand our list. We are interested in anything to do with the craft of writing in a ‘how-to’ or ‘handbook’ format. If you have a suitable manuscript email Karen with details.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson: Author and book reviewer. Read all about her and sample a selection of her reviews.

Pitch Quarterly

Quality new writing: poetry, prose, reflective criticism and illustrations.
Address: c/o Bookcase, 17 Castle Street, Carlisle, CA3 8TP
Editor: Susan Tranter
Guidelines: Poems of any length, short stories or extracts from novels (up to c.4,000 words), line drawings or photographs Submissions: accompanied by SAE (prose submissions should also be submitted on disk, MS Word compatible).
Payment: copy of publication
Subscriptions: #14 yearly (four copies) including P&P. Cheques to ‘Bookcase’.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN WRITERS – NAWW. Subscribe to “NAWW Weekly”, the FREE writing e-magazine for women:www.naww.org. EMAIL - naww@onebox.com. VM & FAX -(817) 289-2800 x6078 Sheri’ L. McConnell, MAOM.

See www.travelwriters.com for industry news, market information, press trips, etc. travelwriters.com is a resource dedicated to the needs of travel writers, photographers, editors, publishers and members of the travel industry.

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