Beanery Online Literary Magazine

April 9, 2009

Writers calls for submissions, competitions and events. April 7, 2009

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

Writers calls for submissions, competitions and events. April 7, 2009

 

APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
The challenge is out. Write a poem-a-day for the thirty days in April. Quite a challenge! An official competition can be found at this site:
http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/April+PAD+Challenge+2009+Rules++Blahblahblah.aspx.

For those of us who do not want to participate in this competition, how about attempting a poem a day for April? Or, at least for as many days as you can. On May 1, E-mail beanerywriters@yahoo.com and let us know how many poems you actually wrote to celebrate National Poetry Month. Include some samples for publication in the Beanery Online Literary Magazine, www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com 

 

 

CONTESTS, COMPETITIONS, CONFERENCES
The BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE seeks submissions in any genre. Send submissions to beanerywriters@yahoo.com with the word SUBMISSION in the subject line. Visit the magazine at www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com . Explore the archives in the folders on the left side of the site.

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PENNWRITERS’ PITTSBURGH EAST WRITER
S GROUP
“Research for Writers”

Saturday, April 11
10:00 a. m. to 12:00 noon
Monroeville Public Library
s downstairs Program Room
Free, open to the public
For further information click on: www.EllenSpain.com
To attend, RSVP to
DuckIslandMaine@aol.com
Type your name and April 11th RSVP in the Subject line

     Guest speaker: Mystery and Romance author Barbara Miller, who has over a million books in print world-wide. She will discuss why authors should consider the e-publishers in today’s declining market, where traditional publishers are cutting back staff and where opportunities for most new writers are becoming non-existent, and why she left Harlequin, a traditional publisher for Cerridwen, an established e-Publisher which actually pays higher royalties, as well as provide informative hand-outs about e-publishing.
     In 1993, Harlequin Books, followed by Pocket/Sonnet Books began publishing Barbara’s romance novels, which were printed in the United states and in nine languages throughout Europe and South America. She was nominated for several Rita Awards as well as receiving numerous other writing awards from Romance Writer’s of America.
     Barbara’s ten mystery novels, published in the Falls Bend Mystery Series by Weavers Old Stand Press, are set in a rural southwestern Pennsylvania area similar to the two-hundred year old creepy farm where she now resides. She also published four Young Adult novels. In 2007. In January 2009, Cerridwen released Eye Walker, Barbara’s first paranormal romance. She has two books under contract for 2009.
     Barbara holds a degree in Communications & Writing, did graduate work in computer science, worked as a technical writer and systems analyst for twenty years, and completed her Masters in Library Science. She is a Reference Librarian and a Writing Professor with Seton Hill University’s Master’s in Writing Program. Visit her web site at www.FallsBend.net .
     The lecture should enlighten you about the pro’s and con’s of writing, inspire and encourage you to try to get published, and show you how to get published with an e-publisher in 2009.
     This two-hour workshop begins promptly at ten at the Monroeville Public Library’s large downstairs Program Room. These workshops are free and open to the public as well as to members of other writing groups and aspiring novelists. 
     For more information about this and other workshops, go to www.EllenSpain.com and click on Pittsburgh East Writers-PennWriters.

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MERCER COUNTY ONE-DAY WRITERS CONFERENCE
ST. DAVID
S CHRISTIAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
WHAT TIME IS IT?
Saturday, April 25, 2009
8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Christian Church
4495 Greenville Sandy Lake Road
Stoneboro, PA 16130

For further information:
Email www.gloriaclover.com or
Visit www.stdavidswriters.com/mini

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The 31st annual

NIMROD LITERARY AWARDS

NIMROD INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

 

The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and

the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction.

 

First prizes of $2,000 and publication

Second prizes of $1,000 and publication

PLUS

a trip to Tulsa to receive the Awards and

take part in our annual writing conference.

 

For further information: (918) 631-3080

http://www.utulsa.edu/nimrod

nimrod@utulsa.edu

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ANNUAL WRITING CONTEST
WRITERS WORKSHOP IN SOMERSET
Categories: short story and poetry
Prizes: $50, $25, $10 in both categories
Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by Saturday, May 30, 2009.
Entry fee: There is a $5.00 entry fee.
$5.00 for 1 poem
$5.00 for each story 3,000 words or less in length
Entrants can submit to both the poetry and short story contest, but each submission must be accompanied with a $5.00 entry fee.
Submission guidelines and other information can be found at www.barbarapurbaugh.com or by contacting Barbara Purbaugh at 814-443-9541. 

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THE 52ND ANNUAL ST. DAVIDS
CHRISTIAN WRITERS
CONFERENCE
June 22-27, 2009
Grove City College
Grove City, PA
Theme: WRITING THE FIRE

For further information:
http://www.stdavidswriters.com/index.html

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8th ANNUAL WRITING POPULAR FICTION RETREAT
SETON HILL UNIVERSITY

JUNE 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2009
 
A weekend writer
s working retreat with fellow writers and workshops on writing, editing and the art of the pitch. Presentation by guest speakers Bob Mecoy from Bob Mecoy Literary Agency on the art of the pitch; Diana Fox of Fox Literary Agency; and Joanna Stampfel of Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation. Pitch sessions available on Friday afternoon. Modules include topics on marketing your book, making ’em laugh, creating a writer’s toolkit and lots more. For further information click on: http://alumni.setonhill.edu/wpf09

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CONTEST TO BE AWARE OF
The 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


WRITERS EVENTS

MELLOW MIKE
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
LIGONIER TAVERN
First Floor dining room
Rt. 30, Ligonier, PA
Organized by Diane Cipa
For further information http://ligonierliving.blogspot.com/

 WRITERS GROUPS IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

IF YOUR WRITERS GROUP WANTS TO POST AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER, OR ONLINE IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT POSTS, E-mail the information to: beanerywriters@yahoo.com with the words WRITERS ANNOUNCEMENTS in the subject line.

 

 

LIGONIER VALLEY WRITERS GROUP: a nonprofit group serving writers and readers throughout western Pennsylvania. Meets in Greensburg. Membership is open to everyone interested in writing. For more information about LVW events or publications, visit www.LVWonline.org

 

PENNWRITERS’ PITTSBURGH EAST WRITER’S GROUP: For further information click on: www.EllenSpain.com or E-mail Ellen Spain at DuckIslandMaine@aol.com with Pennwriters Group Information typed in the subject line.

 

CRITIQUE GROUP NORTH: The piece that you bring to the meeting can be of any length and at any stage of writing: from the first rough draft to a manuscript that is almost ready for publication. Read and critique each other’s work, and share the frustrations and successes as writers. For details contact Madhu B. Wangu at m.wangu@comcast.net

 

A PITTSBURGH (SOUTH HILLS) daytime critique group is forming: Informal but focused, mixed genres, members published and unpublished.  Swap critiques and also discuss markets, books, and anything literary. Meets alternate Tuesdays from 10:00 to noon at Westminster Presbyterian Church (room 231) on Route 19 in Upper St. Clair.  Contact Jodi Elgin at 412-833-3957 or jselgin@comcast.net for further details or directions.

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS WRITERS’ WORKSHOP: Somerset, PA. For additional information, please contact Barbara at 814-443-9541, E-mail purbaugh@comcast.net or visit www.barbarapurbaugh.com  

 

 

WRITING LINKS:
www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com/
www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com
www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com/
www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com
www.barbarapurbaugh.com
ellenspain.com

ADDITIONAL READING ON WRITING:

ALL SUMMER IN A DAY: The Use of Descriptive Language  

ARE WEBSITES (BLOGSITES) BENEFICIAL TO WRITERS? 

THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW: Things Writers Should Know 

BAD WRITING CONTESTS

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS & WRITER’S EVENTS: January 9, 2009

COPYRIGHTS GET NO RESPECT!

DAVID PAGE: Notes from St. David’s Writer’s Conference

DEVELOPING CHARACTERS IN NOVEL WRITING

DOES EXAGGERATING THE TRUTH CREATE GOOD STORIES?

HOW THE BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE WAS CREATED

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

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?

WHO CARES?

WORDS OF THE YEAR 2008 Part I: VOCABULARY TEST

WORDS OF THE YEAR 2008 Part II: VOCABULARY DEFINITIONS

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

THE WRITING LIFE CONTINUES

THE LEGACY FROM MY EDITORS

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