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East Anglian Writers aims to bring together and help promote the work of professional writers living and working in (or connected to) East Anglia (Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire). We have over 105 members spanning the complete spectrum of writers from the famous to the infamous, from fiction to non-fiction. We have regular social events as well as speaker evenings. All for just £10, you get a life-time membership and regular mailings about our events. We are affiliated with the Society of Authors. For a membership leaflet and a copy of our latest newsletter contact the Chair: Benjamin.scott@ntlworld.com.

My Inner Pilgrimage Journal: By Christina Rodenbeck (Writer and Editorial Consultant). Nonfiction/Adult/Journaling and Writing. A Journal that Inspires Writers and Others To More Glorious Memories. Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Contact email: hojoreviews@aol.com.

Fear of Writing: For Writers and Closet Writers: By Milli Thornton. Nonfiction/Writers/How-To. There simply is no way a writer can read this book without stumbling over a reflection of themselves somewhere in its pages. No way one could come away from it without improving her image of herself as a writer, without some new ideas to write about and without actually doing some writing. Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Contact email: hojoreviews@aol.com.

literaturetraining.com: literaturetraining is a partnership of eight leading literature organisations, including The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) and The National Association for Literature Development (NALD). We are working together to provide information, advice and guidance on professional development for writers and other professionals involved in creating and supporting new writing and literature. For further information, please contact: Philippa Johnston, Co-ordinator tel 0131 553 2210 email philippa@literaturetraining.com or Amanda Liddle, Information Officer tel 0131 476 4039 email amanda@literaturetraining.com.

Good performers are required for a series of six events taking place in London between October 2004 & April 2005. The sort of work we are looking for is stuff that is positive, inspiring, engaging, and is not too introspective. It must also be material that will reach out to non-poetry audiences. We are looking for poets who will feel comfortable performing at young, contemporary, music-oriented events (with DJs & such), and who are confident, chilled and have an engaging reading/performance style. Please send samples of your work (mp3/Real Media/Windows Media recordings preferred but written samples will be cool) to info@nupoetics.com, with the subject: ‘Performances’. If you’d like to send a tape or CD in the post, please email and we’ll send you a postal address. We cannot pay very much but it is a good opportunity to gain wider exposure.

The Once Orange Badge Poetry Supplement. A4 poetry supplement for everyone whose life has been touched by disability in some way or at some time. No preference towards style or length and poems may be on any subject. Send submission with s.a.e to: D. Martyn Heath, P.O. Box 184, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 5WT, United Kingdom. Telephone 01708 852827 or e-mail: onceorangebadge@poetry.fsworld.co.uk for further information. Dean Martyn Heath is the author of ‘Brave Enough To Be Afraid’, recently published by APEX PUBLISHING LTD, available for public sale in most bookshops within the UK at the price of only £3.49.

Outwitting Writer’s Block and Other Problems of the Pen By Jenna Glatzer. ‘AbsoluteWrite.com’s Guru Debunks Myths So You Can Write’. The Lyons Press, 2003. ISBN: 1592281249. Self-Help/Writers. Rating: 5 of 5. Jenna Glatzer, editor of AbsoluteWrite.com, is every writer’s friend. She has assembled all her own ideas (well, maybe not all but a huge number of ideas!) as well as many she has gleaned from a cadre of writing associates into a single book. It is the kind of gift that could only be given from one writer to another. It is evident that, with her experience and this kind of research, she knows about Outwitting Writer’s Block and Other Problems of the Pen. Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, award-winning author of This is the Place and Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered. Contact email: hojoreviews@aol.com.

KnightofTales.co.uk: A new publisher actively seeking original short stories of most genres at the moment.

Hopekeepers Magazine: New Publication. Joyfully serving the chronically ill Published by: Rest Ministries, Inc. Contact: Lisa Copen, editor. 80% freelance written. 6 issues per year. Estab. 1997 as monthly newsletter, magazine debuts Jan 2004. Circulation: 2000 (postal) 5000 (email). Pays in copies: 3 free issues. Publishes ms an average of 3-6 months after acceptance. Sample copy$ 4 includes postage. PO Box 502928, San Diego, CA 92150, 858-486-4685

Scorched Earth Publishing: An on-line literary magazine that publishes bi-monthly the best in short stories and poetry. They are open to submissions based on their guidelines.

The Dabbling Mum: is currently seeking articles dealing with Christianity. We want articles that have a conversational tone, share insight through ancedotes and scripture references, and teach a life lesson without the reader realizing he/she has been taught something. Payment:$ 15 to 20 per ORIGINAL article. Buys exclusive electronic (online) rights for 6 months only and non-exclusive print rights with indefinite online archival rights. May reprint offline immediately after publication.

Umbria Mia: is an online travel community for Italian aficionados that publishes unique articles about living and traveling in Italy. We are seeking evocative, first person narratives about its people, customs, and regions. Please view our website for guidelines before submitting.

Invitation for Submissions: New, short fiction ePublisher is looking for quality submissions now. Deadline is 21st of each month. Crime fiction, science fiction, historical fiction, articles, reviews, interviews, puzzles and art wanted.

City Theatre: 10th Anniversary Celebration – Call for New Plays! City Theatre is now in its 9th Season of producing and premiering short plays in its annual Summer Shorts Festival. Typically we produce 14-16 short plays per festival, each play running 3-12 minutes. These are fully produced, Equity productions. Royalties will be paid. For our 10th Anniversary Festival (June-July 2005), we are looking for WORLD PREMIERS ONLY — comedies, dramas, and musicals. Send to: Gail Garrisan, Festival Artistic Director, “10th Anniversary,” City Theatre, 444 Brickell Avenue, Suite 229, Miami, FL 33131. See website for guidelines.

Caboodle Writing Retreats: The retreats (East Coast UK) run all year round and use a variety of inspiration venues, from 16th century stately homes to willow farms, to enable writers to refresh their writing skills whilst feeling pampered and ‘on holiday’. Groups are kept intentionally small and participants spend as much time as possible practising their writing outdoors in delightful English gardens, beside beach huts, or in ruined Abbeys (just to give a few examples) .and on rainy days there is always an open fire to curl up near with notepad (or laptop) on hand.

Adult Education Service: Our various Journalism courses are run by an experienced professional who is also employed by London University (Birkbeck College). The Creative Writing courses, which range from Novel writing Workshops to Creative Writing sessions, are always extremely popular – but we could always do with more students!

AllLearn: Writing courses. Every one of these workshops gives you the rare opportunity to work with successful writers who teach at Oxford, Stanford, and Yale and also connect with a diverse group of peers. You will write original drafts, receive extensive feedback and, along the way, refine your craft. Fall Offerings: The Art of Memoir: Oct. 6 – Dec. 7, 2004. Creative Approaches to Writing Short Stories: Sep. 29 – Nov. 30, 2004 Creative Writing: Sep. 13 – Dec. 12, 2004.

Online Writing Workshop: Finally, a writing workshop that focuses on character. AllLearn, a nonprofit venture between Oxford, Stanford and Yale Universities, is offering a new online course: Writing Characters, Writing Portraits. This hands-on writing workshop taught by Yale Professor Don Barkin provides students with the opportunity to sharpen their powers of observation and breathe life into their characters. More details can be found on site, or by contacting Rona Behar at rona.behar@alllearn.net.

 

Magazines

SPAWNews - SPAWNews is the free monthly e-newsletter from the Small Publishers, Artists, and Writers Network. The Small publishers, Artists, and Writers Network provides information and contacts for everyone involved in publishing. The SPAWN site offers contact names and articles on writing and publishing. The site also offers links to other sites of interest to writers, artists, and small publishers. SPAWN encourages the exchange of ideas, information, and other mutual benefits. Subscribe: www.spawn.org/newslettersignup.htm

Quick Fiction - JP Press features the literary magazine Quick Fiction of stories under 500 words. Email editors@jppress.org. for more information.

The New Writer Magazine

Reference Sites

The Write Market: is an online writer’s market list – which has been online since 1996. They feature regular writing news and more then nine hundred listings for markets, literary services, agents and editors, writing terms, articles and publishers in one place.
Pictures & Stories: The Online Community of Creative Minds, the official Web site of the Gutenberg Litegraphic Society. The Gutenberg Litegraphic Society is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to creativity, exploration, preservation, respect, courage and empowerment of creative individuals.
Brittanica Online
British Library
Internet Public Library

Support and advice sites

Author Mania - site includes article, links, resources for writers, and author bios section.
The Society of Authors

Genre sites

Lucius Hiberius
Romance Writers Homepage
Lyrical Line Newsletter
Zoetrope
Internet Crimewriting Network 
The Literary Times
Children’s Writing Resource Centre

Ezines

Story Teller Web Magazine - Interesting range of short stories, articles and poetry.
BellaOnline’s Writing Zine
Free weekly publication from the Writing Community at BellaOnline featuring updates to the site, writing tips, reviews and links to best online resources for writers.
Of Ages Past
Sequential Tart
Cyber Age Adventures
Dazed and Confused
Peppermint Iguana Ezine
Pif
PageOne

Finding a Market

Freelance Writing at Suite 101

General Information

PoeticJava Publishing - PoeticJava Publishing is an author owned company with your publishing interests at heart so we understand exactly what you’ve been going through to get your work noticed and the frustration that almost always follows!

firstwriter.com - has everything a writer needs – all in one site! Free small press directory, free competition listings, an online magazine accepting submissions online, an online store, editorial services, tips, agents, and more!”

LDS 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! Featuring: A Writers E-mail Group A Monthly Newsletter – featuring interviews, contests and information for LDS writers. A Directory of Mormon Authors. Personal Author Pages for Published Authors. As well as the chance for you to post your work and get critique and help from writers all over the world! A hand-picked list of the best and most useful sites for writers.

Writing@BellaOnline
Weekly features, a comprehensive list of subtopics with reviews and links to more than 1,200 of the best online resources for writers, an open forum to interact with other writers, a free weekly ezine and more.
WritersHome
Authors OnLine
Peter’s Place Of Freelance Journalism
Beginnings
A Novice Writer’s Guide to Rights

Regional arts boards

Regional Arts Pages

Professional Organisations

National Association of Women Writers - NAWW
The Authors’ Licensing and Collection Agency
Internet Press Guild

Online Media Contacts

Web Radio
The Professional Writer’s Source

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