Beanery Online Literary Magazine

February 5, 2009

WRITER’S CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS, COMPETITIONS & EVENTS: Feb. 5, 2009

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

WRITER’S CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS, COMPETITIONS & EVENTS

February 5, 2009

CALL FOR WRITING SUBMISSIONS (BOLM)
BEANERY WRITERS GROUP (Latrobe, PA)
MELLOW MIKE (Ligonier, PA)
POETRY (& PROSE) READING (Somerset, PA)
DR. UWE STENDER Guest literary agent
WRITER’S RELIEF 15th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL CONTEST
LOONY LIMERICK CONTEST
INTERACTIVE MURDER MYSTERY: “COME AS YOU WERE” (Greensburg, PA)
CCHS WRITING FESTIVAL (Cambria and Somerset counties)
CONTEST TO BE AWARE OF: Young Voices Foundation

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE
Call for Submissions

     The Beanery Online Literary Magazine (BOLM) is seeking submissions in all genres. Especially needed are items that celebrate Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Lent, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day and July 4 (or any other holiday that occurs in this time frame). Contributors are welcome from the United States and the global village.
     The BOLM is sponsored by the Beanery Writers Group in Latrobe, (Southwestern) Pennsylvania. It’s global readers include persons who live in Australia, Sweden, Singapore, Jordan, Italy, Chile and across the United States.
     GUIDELINES: Posts must contain writing with no inappropriate language or subjects. They may be edited. If extensive editing is done, the post will be sent back to the author for their approval. Writers of (and for) all ages are published (a 7th grader just had her post selected for an assignment in a California school English class). Length preference is 300-500 words, although longer pieces, or stories with several parts, will be considered.
E-mail writings to beanerywriters@yahoo.com with the word “SUBMISSIONS” in the subject line.
     To receive a sample Beanery Writers Newsletter, or for a subscription, E-mail beanerywriters@yahoo.com with the word “NEWSLETTER” in the subject line.

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BEANERY WRITERS GROUP
2nd and 4th Fridays
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Coffee Bean Café (meeting room)
Rt. 30, Latrobe, PA.
All genres
Members and guests welcome
Critique, sharing, learning
For further information:
Email: beanerywriters@yahoo.com
Carolyn C. Holland, facilitator, 724/238-3493

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MELLOW MIKE
A mixture of music and readings of poetry and prose. Open Mike: bring a poem or prose to read

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning January 6, 2009
 LIGONIER TAVERN:
First Floor dining room
West Main Street, Ligonier
 Organized by Diane Cipa
 For further information http://ligonierliving.blogspot.com/

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POETRY (& PROSE) READING
OPEN MIKE: Bring a poem or story to share
Saturday, February 7, 2009
7:00-9:00 p.m.
at Laurel Arts in Somerset, PA
214 South Harrison Avenue

Future readings (all Saturdays)  April 4; June 6; August 1; October 3
Sponsored by: the Works in Progress Writers’ Workshop
For additional information, please contact
Barbara at 814-443-9541 or
purbaugh@comcast.net
or www.barbarapurbaugh.com

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DR. UWE STENDER (www.TriadaUS.com)
Guest literary agent
Q&A
Saturday: February 14, 2009
10:00 AM and end by 1:00 PM.
Monroeville Public Library
(Directions: http://monroevillelibrary.org/)

SPONSOR: PennWriters’ Pittsburgh East Writer’s
Reservations are recommended.
Contact Ellen Spain at DuckIslandMaine@aol.com

Dr. Uwe Stender, is a Full Member of the AAR (Association of Authors’ Representatives) founded TriadaUS Literary Agency, Inc., which was incorporated in April 2004.
He received his Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. He also studied at the University of California, Berkeley and the Universitaet Goettingen, Germany. He taught at both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh and has been widely published in scholarly journals and books. Uwe was a guest speaker at several major conferences including the SCWC in San Diego, the “Crimebake” (Mystery Writers of America New England Chapter), CAPA-U in Hartford, Connecticut and the Novels in Progress Workshop in Louisville.
TriadaUS Literary Agency, Inc. is always open to any strong non-fiction and fiction projects. Its best known clients are former CNN anchor Daryn Kagan, bestselling author and 2001 NAACP Image Award Recipient for Outstanding Literature in Fiction Omar Tyree, bestselling author Michael Konik, BET’s Jeff Johnson, bestselling author and relationship expert Dr. Joel Block, Today show and ivillage contributor and nutrition expert Amy Hendel, legendary NBA referee Bob Delaney, and popular Romance author Jennifer Horsman.

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WRITER’S RELIEF 15th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL CONTEST
Submissions: a poem, short story, or essay of exactly 15 words
Deadline: Postmarked by 02/28/09
One entry per person.
Submit to: Writer’s Relief’s 15th Anniversary.
E-mail via RTF or DOC attachment to: contest@wrelief.com. Please put “Contest Submission” in the subject line.
Or snail-mail to: “Contest Submission,” 409 South River Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601.
Entry fee: NONE!
Further information:  http://writersreliefblog.com/post/Our-A-La-Carte-Service.aspx

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LOONY LIMERICK CONTEST
Ligonier Valley Writers
Topic: academia, reincarnation, or the Civil War.
Submission date: March 10, 2009
E-mail to jgallagher@lhtot.com or
Snail-mail to: Judith Gallagher, 128 Ober Road, Stahlstown, PA  15687

$25 first prize; $15 second prize; $10 third prize
Published in Loyalhanna Review Online

Fundraiser for the play, “Come as You Were”

A limerick has five lines and is usually humorous.
Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme; lines 3 and 4 rhyme.
Last year’s limerick topic was “marriage, murder, or any combination thereof.” The first-prize winner was by Mimsie (Huttenhower) Shepler of Jeannette:
 
They looked at each other with dread,
The couple who should not have wed.
“Till death do us part.”
They took that to heart,
And plotted to kill their spouse dead.

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INTERACTIVE MURDER MYSTERY:
“COME AS YOU WERE”

NOTE: Reservations required by March 18, 2009
Friday and Saturday, March 27 & 28, 2009
Doors open 6:00 p.m.—Production begins at 6:30 p.m.
Add to the fun: come dressed in clothing from your favorite historical period.
Gift baskets will also be raffled off.

First Reformed United Church of Christ (Fellowship room)
312 South Maple Avenue
Greensburg, PA
Ligonier Valley Writers Group
Tickets: $25  Mail check: Ron Shafer, 706 Melvin Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601
or call Ron at (724) 853-7769
 
“Come as You Were” was written by Mary Ann Mogus and is directed by Rebecca Dunn. Enjoy the catered meal, help solve the murder, and win a prize if you deduce correctly. Mayhem and murder ensue at the Mayhew mansion in the interactive mystery dinner theater, with pink Porsches, academic rivalry, murderous frogs, and pension credit for military service—earned in the Civil War?

“Come as You Were” is the fifteenth annual fundraising event for LVW’s literary magazine, the Loyalhanna Review. Playgoers will receive copies of the latest issue.

Ligonier Valley Writers is a nonprofit group serving writers and readers throughout western Pennsylvania. Membership is open to everyone interested in writing. For more information about LVW events or publications, visit www.LVWonline.org.

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CCHS WRITING FESTIVAL
Adult writing category in 2009
Deadline: February 27, 2009
Adult writers, ages 18 to 150 years old
Residents of Cambria and Somerset counties
One submission in each category
Submit entries to:
The CCHS Writing Festival
Adult Writing Challenge
208 Schoolhouse Rd.
CCHS Administration
Ebensburg, PA, 15931

Poetry—10 to 40 lines, or an essay, consisting of 250 to 450 words, or both, on topics chosen by the writer. The committee strongly encourages subjects that highlight the life and times of Admiral Peary; or subjects of an Arctic flavor. Use of creativity and imagination will be highly regarded by the selected judging panel.
A suggested $5.00 donation, voluntary but vital to the success of this competition, is requested (write checks to: CC Education Foundation/Writing Festival). A contact phone number, writer’s name, and the participating school district (residency) must be printed on the back of entry.

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CONTEST TO BE AWARE OF
Young Voices Foundation

A 501(c)3 educational organization
http://www.youngvoicesfoundation.org/writingcontests.html

For writers guidelines, click on:
http://www.youngvoicesawards.com/distinguishedjudges.html

Ellen Spain, Ph.D., M. A., Coordinator, PennWriters’ Pittsburgh East Writers, will be a Judge for the Young Voices Foundation’s 2009 awards.
Visit her website: DuckIslandMaine@aol.com
ellenspain.com

RELATED LINKS:

www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com/

www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com

www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com/

www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com

www.barbarapurbaugh.com

ellenspain.com

ADDITIONAL READING re WRITING:

HOW TO MARKET YOUR BOOK ONLINE 

INTEGRITY: A JOURNALISTIC CODE OF ETHICS REVIEW

JOURNALISM QUESTION

JOURNALIST ETHICS CONCERNING THE RECEIPT OF GIFTS

THE LIGONIER 250TH ANNIVERSARY BOOKLET

MORALITY IN WRITING

THE WRITING LIFE: There’s a World Out There?

REFLECTING ON MY WRITING LIFE IN 2008

SELF-PUBLISHING AS I WANDER THROUGH IT

THE TIME IS NOW…

WHAT IS THE KEY INDICATOR TO YOUR WRITING SUCCESS?

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