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Writers: Subscribe and send in your brief bio and your best writing sample (up to 1200      words total) to apply to become a featured writer. Find free articles and markets to help you get published.  Readers: Find your favorite authors, anthologies, and other books.

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Amy Lou Jenkins is the award-winning author of Every Natural Fact: Five Seasons of Open-Air Parenting

"If you combined the lyricism of Annie Dillard, the vision of Aldo Leopold, and the gentle but tough-minded optimism of Frank McCourt, you might come close to Amy Lou Jenkins.Tom Bissell author of The Father of All Things 

"Sentence by sentence, a joy to read."   ó Phillip Lopate, Author of Waterfront

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Writers: Subscribe and send in your brief bio and your best writing sample (up to 1200      words total) to apply to become a featured writer. Find free articles and markets to help you get published.  Readers: Find your favorite authors, anthologies, and other books.

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Amy Lou Jenkins is the award-winning author of Every Natural Fact: Five Seasons of Open-Air Parenting

"If you combined the lyricism of Annie Dillard, the vision of Aldo Leopold, and the gentle but tough-minded optimism of Frank McCourt, you might come close to Amy Lou Jenkins.Tom Bissell author of The Father of All Things 

"Sentence by sentence, a joy to read."   ó Phillip Lopate, Author of Waterfront

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Anthologies Online    

The Writing Site with an Emphasis on Anthologies

 Waiting-for-Spring Newsletter

 AnthologiesOnline offers a website and newsletter for writers with an emphasis on anthologies. Anthologies Online has been referenced as a resource for writers in The Writer, Writers Digest, Jeff Herman's Guide to Literary Agents. and many other respected writing guides and websites.   

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  "I took a number of stories by popular writers as well as others by Maupassant, O. Henry, Stevenson, etc., and studied them carefully. Modifying what I learned over the next few years, I began to sell."
Louis L'Amour

 

In This Issue

1. TFA (Thoughts from Amy)
2. Writers and Publishers Announce
3. Whatís Online?
4. Feature Article:
Why You Need A Writing Portfolio And How to Create One   by Diana Bocco
5. Markets


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A Writer's Guide to Getting Published in Magazines  

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Christian Writers' Market Guide 2008...

   
1. TFA 

Those of us who dwell in the north, hold onto the promise of spring.  Our senses donít yet detect many of the comforts of the season of renewal.  No fresh green spikes, no scent of blossom, and for me no big progress in my writing.  Iím waiting.  My agent is shopping my book around; all prayers and good wishes appreciated.  

 Iím trying to remember advice given lovingly from successful writers.  Itís my job to write, send it out, and then write more.  Iím a writer: write, write, write.  I must confess, the last few months, Iíve been more of a waiter than a writer.  After going through a book edit, Iíve been in a writing funk.  So, Iím reading, working to fill myself up-- writing morning pages a la Julia Cameron and playing with writing exercises.  This term Iím teaching 3 sections of writing seminar at a local college, and Iím letting that consume most of my creative energy.  I know that my reading and writing will serve my writing projects; Iíll get back on track.  Have you heard the saying ďWhen you output is more than your intake;  your upkeep will be your downfall?Ē   So while Iím waiting for bright wonderful things to pop, and while Iím not making big progress on my current book,  at least Iíll be working on my intake.   Best wishes to you on your intake and output.  Amy L Jenkins

 2. Writers and Publishers Announce 

Send your announcements to Onanthology@aol.com

 

Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soul: Memories Made Beside a Bonfire, on the Boardwalk and with Family and Friends

  

Letters to My Mother: Tributes to the Women Who Give Us Life

 

Looking for the Real Thing


Amy L Jenkins is a scheduled orientation speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  Spring Writers Festival

Roberta Beach Jacobson's (Karpathos, Greece) work can be seen in two new anthologies: Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soul and Letters to My Mother (Adams Media).

Karen McQuestion, an Anthologies Online Featured Writer, recently learned that her novel, a romantic comedy titled Easily Amused, placed as a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Of the nearly 5000 entries, hers was one of 836 chosen. A short excerpt of her novel can be accessed and read here:
Positive reader reviews will play a part in helping her manuscript proceed to the next level of the competition and closer to the ultimate prize of novel publication.
 

PublishAmerica has announced the publication September 17th of the Young Adult novel LOOKING FOR THE REAL THING by Alan Gorg (B.S., 1952; M.F.A., 1970): the story of a L.A. high school senior seeking a simpler future away from angry kids, stressed adults, monstrous schools, everyday violence, massive traffic, choking smog, sickening pollutionóseeking a little peace, a little quiet, some connection with nature.

3. What's Online 

Find hundreds of articles at WWW.AnthologiesOnline.com including our two most recent articles :

From serious to silly, find political anthologies to entertain and enlighten.Political Anthologies

Writers who want to work must build relationships.  Who wants a relationship with a pest!?  Read Alyice Edrich's article to learn more. Don't Pester Your Editor

 

4. Feature Article

Why You Need A Writing Portfolio And How to Create One   by Diana Bocco

Ready to break into the world of freelancing but not sure where to start? Writing for newspapers and magazines is only one of the many ways you can make money writing, and not always the most effective. While is true that some national glossy magazines pay well, it may be hard for a beginner to break in, especially if you don't have the know-how to approach editors. So how do you build a portfolio if you have no formal background or nothing to show for it? Here are some ways you can start building a writing resume that sizzles:

1. Start at the bottom. Contrary to what many writers believe, this does not mean writing SEO articles for $1 or giving your work away in exchange for a byline. Instead, look for markets that welcome beginners, especially online, where the content is generally shorter and may not require interviews or expert backup. Or consider your alumni newsletter, a local newspaper or a regional publication. Not matter how small the publication, it will still be a credit in your name.

2. Write for content websites. Despite the bad reputation of some content websites for publishing bad quality writing, the truth is that you are the one that controls the quality of the final article. While you may not make a lot of money (think $15, not $1500) writing for content sites, they allow you to build up a portfolio that you can use every time an editor requests samples. Also, keep in mind that getting paid for your work, even if it's only $15, is a sign that your writing is good enough to sell. An editor will see that. Examples of content websites include Constant Content, JustArticles, eHow, and Associated Content.

3. Take advantage of your degree. If you have a background in a specific topic (doesn't matter if it is in medicine, law or economics), you can do well by writing and selling articles in that specific niche. While you are still starting from zero, with no credits in your name, you have the advantage of a good understanding of the topic. When writing query letters, don't leave your degree or any related experience out of them.

4. Set up your own website or blog. If you have nothing to showcase, starting a blog can be a good way to get your name out there and eventually use it as a platform (just make sure to keep your blog professional and not use it to talk about family or personal issues). If you already have some clips, consider getting a website. Not only are they extremely cheap and easy to set up, but they are now considered an essential part of any freelancer's portfolio.

5. Don't leave anything out. If you have no professional clips to showcase, take a look into your past and see if there's anything that you can use to showcase your writing ability. Did you have to write reports at your last work? Ever designed PR materials or had to write corporate papers? While these may not be the most interesting samples you can offer, they do showcase your writing skill and versatility.

Above all, be patient. All freelance writers have to start from zero, so ultimately it is only up to you whether you make it (and how big).


 

About the Author

Diana Bocco is a full-time freelance writer, book author, writing coach, and consultant with over 10 years experience in the publishing field. Her prize-winning work has appeared in a variety of print and online journals, including Woman's Day, Marie Claire, Adirondack Life, Writer's Journal, Writer's Digest, and Self. For information on how to get started on a career in writing, check her workshops at http://coffeehouseforwriters.com/Freelance.html

 

5. Markets

CHICAGO READER
Details: http://www.chicagoreader.com/readerinc/freelance.html
 

More than half the articles published in the Reader each week come from freelancers, and once or twice a month we publish
one thatís come in ďover the transomĒófrom a writer weíve never heard of and may never hear from again. We think that keeping
the Reader open to the greatest possible number of contributors makes for a fresher, less predictable, more interesting paper.
Our greatest need is for magazine-style feature stories of varying lengths on Chicago topics. Pays $75 to $3,000.

 

The Doug Fir Fiction Award: Celebrating place-based and environmental fiction writing


 Details: www.orlo.org

Winner: $1,000 and national publication in The Bear Deluxe Magazine Finalists (2): $200 and national publication in The Bear Deluxe Magazine Semifinalists (3-5): Name recognition and publication consideration in future issues of The Bear Deluxe Magazine

Contest judge: Katherine Dunn, a Portland-based novelist and journalist, is the author of Geek Love, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and co-author of School of Hard Knocks, for which she won the Dorothea LangeóPaul
Taylor Prize.

We welcome previously unpublished short stories of up to 5,000 words that relate to the natural world, sense of place, or environmental issues. Send your story with a $15 entry fee payable to Orlo to: Doug Fir Fiction Award, Orlo/The
Bear Deluxe Magazine, PO Box 10342, Portland OR 97296.  All participants will receive a copy of the 2008 Award issue. For a sample copy of the 2007 Award issue, send $5 to the address above.

Published by Orlo, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to explore environmental issues through the creative arts, The Bear Deluxe Magazine is one of the country's most acclaimed environmental publications. The Bear Deluxe Magazine has been recognized by the Oregon Arts Commission, the Oregon Council for the Humanities, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Print, Orion, Adbusters, Poet's Market and Utne Reader, among others, for editorial and design excellence. The Bear Deluxe enjoys a readership of 44,000 readers per issue throughout the US and Canada.

Entries must be postmarked by May 14, 2008.

 

Writers Digest Writing Contests 

Submit your manuscript for a chance to win a trip for you and a guest to New York, where you'll spend three days and two nights in the publishing capital of the world. While you're there, a Writer's Digest editor will escort you to share your work with four editors or agents. Plus, you'll receive a free Diamond Publishing Package from Outskirts Press.

 

Compete to Win in 10 Categories:

  1. Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious)
  2. Memoirs/Personal Essay
  3. Magazine Feature Article
  4. Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.)
  5. Mainstream/Literary Short Story
  6. Rhyming Poetry
  7. Non-rhyming Poetry
  8. Stage Play
  9. Television/Movie Script
  10. Children's/Young Adult Fiction

The deadline to enter is May 15, 2008.

 

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