Beanery Online Literary Magazine

May 1, 2009

Writers calls for submissions, competitions and events: May 1, 2009

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE
WRITERS CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS, COMPETITIONS AND EVENTS
MAY 1, 2009

CONTENTS:

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE call for submissions
LOYALHANNA REVIEW call for submissions
WRITERS WORKSHOP IN SOMERSET, call for submissions
FLASH FICTION CONTEST call for submissions
PENNWRITERS 22nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE: A Writer’s Tool Chest
THE 52ND ANNUAL ST. DAVIDS CHRISTIAN WRITERS’ CONFERENCE
8th ANNUAL WRITING POPULAR FICTION RETREAT: SETON HILL UNIVERSITY
Laurel Mountain Post Editor, Cathi Gerhard Williams, speaker

“Celebrate Poe: A Visit from the Ghost of Edgar Allan Poe”

MELLOW MIKE, open mike music, poetry/prose reading
BEANERY WRITERS GROUP
SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WRITERS GROUPS
CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS:

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 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 not contain 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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LOYALHANNA REVIEW
Call for submissions
Deadline: May 15, 2009 postmark
Sponsored by the Ligonier (PA) Valley Writers

     The Loyalhanna Review, a literary journal, includes innovative, high-quality prose, poetry and essays for southwestern Pennsylvania readers. “Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for talented writers to find a broader audience,” said Ruth McDonald, editor of The Loyalhanna Review. “We know some really outstanding writing is being done in southwestern Pennsylvania, and we’re on a mission to get it into print.”

Submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter that includes an email address, physical address, phone number, prose word count, and a brief author/ artist bio. They should also be accompanied by a release stating, “I grant The Loyalhanna Review permission to publish [name of work] in the 2009 print and 2009 online editions.” Before submitting, check the website (www.LVWonline.org) for more detailed guidelines.
            While The Loyalhanna Review gives special consideration to work connected with southwestern Pennsylvania, all quality writing and art are considered.
     For more about any LVW events, publications, and contests, visit www.LVWonline.org
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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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FLASH FICTION CONTEST
Topic: Werewolves and other Shapeshifters
DEADLINE: August 15, 2009
No entry fee
Sponsor: Ligonier Valley Writers

Ligonier Valley Writers are seeking scribes to enter its annual Flash Fiction Contest.
 
Ed Kelemen, contest chairperson
 
Flash fiction means that the story must be less than 1,000 words long, with encouragement to submit electronically. Place your story in the body of an email and send it to Ed Kelemen, contest chairperson, ed.kel@verizon.net . Attachments will not be opened. Include a short bio, up to 150 words, and include the following statement with your entry:
I, (Your Name), hereby give the Ligonier Valley Writers the right to read my story titled        ______at two venues during the Halloween season of 2009, and a one-time right to publish the story on line at www.lvwonline.org. The rights revert to me six months after the story is published.'” Include your name, address and contact information.
Mike Arnzen, multiple Bram Stoker Award Winner and prolific writer of horror stories, is the final judge for the contest.
Winning entries will be read at Barnes and Noble, Greensburg, PA during Halloween week, and at a Halloween Haunting at Greensburg Hempfield Library. They will be published on the Ligonier Valley Writers website, www.lvwonline.org . Prizes: First, $50; Second, $25, and Third, $15. There will be Three Honorable Mentions.
For more about any LVW events, publications, and contests, visit www.LVWonline.org

WRITERS CONFERENCES, SEMINARS:
PENNWRITERS 22nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE
A Writer’s Tool Chest:
Supplying the tools to build a stronger story

May 15-17, 2009
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
Pittsburgh, PA
Featuring Keynote speakers
Lisa Scottoline and Timons Esaias

Includes 10-minute agent and editor appointments
Over 30 One-Hour Workshops
Read and Critique Sessions
Saturday Night Beach Party

Register online at www.pennwriters.com

For further information contact
Annette Dashofy, conference coordinator
Annette@annettedashofy.com
Or call 724/255-7955

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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

WRITERS EVENTS:

Laurel Mountain Post Editor,
Cathi Gerhard Williams
May 3, 2009
3:00-5:00 p.m.
St. Michael’s Church
Rector, PA
Free. Open to the public.
Sponsor: Ligonier Valley Writers
 
     Cathi Gerhard Williams, editor of the Laurel Mountain Post, will talk about what makes her publication different from other free magazines, including the community style of journalism and nonprofit marketing grant program that she developed.
     She is the executive director of the Greater Latrobe Community Marketing Fund, a partner program formed by the LMP in November 2007 with The Latrobe Foundation, Inc., and The McFeely-Rogers Foundation.
     “I never really enjoyed the wire-service style of journalism we were taught to mass produce in college,” Cathi says. “I’ve always combined words with pictures to create art, not just information. Preserving the local character of the writer brings the story off the page for me. That’s what the Laurel Mountain Post is about–dimensional stories told by and about the people who live them in our own neighborhoods.”
     Most of the LMP writers are not professional reporters, but they are accomplished local practitioners with years of experience in their respective fields. They bring credibility and personality to every article. In October 2006, LMP attracted international attention when the BBC News quoted it as “the voice of Pennsylvania.”
     Cathi graduated from Derry Area High School in 1987, and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism and English literature from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She worked in corporate and nonprofit public relations and advertising for 10 years in Pennsylvania and North Carolina before forming her own advertising and design agency, biffBOOcommunication, in 2002, followed by the Laurel Mountain Post magazine in 2004.

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“Celebrate Poe: A Visit from the Ghost of Edgar Allan Poe”

May 21 to May 24

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm

Sunday matinee at 2:30pm

Geyer Performing Arts Center

111 Pittsburgh St.,

Scottdale, PA  15683

Tickets: $8.00

The one-man show is performed by George Bartley as the 200 year-old Ghost of Poe, and is designed to entertain, educate, frighten, and even inspire the audience. It  deals with the tragic life, works, mysterious death, and continuing influence of “America’s Shakespeare,” as well as his tales of terror. It interweaves the life of Poe with some of his greatest works, including “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee,” “Alone,” and “The Tell Tale Heart.”

For tickets and further information call 724/887-0887
Performer’s email: celebratepoe@gmail.com
Play website: www.celebratepoe.com

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MELLOW MIKE
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
LIGONIER TAVERN
First Floor dining room
West Main Street, 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.

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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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.barbarapurbaugh.com
www.ellenspain.com 

ADDITIONAL READING ON WRITING:

ALL SUMMER IN A DAY: The Use of Descriptive Language

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?

Dr. Uwe Stender Presentation on Literary Agents

Found: Flash Drive. What should I do?

GEORGE D. SHUMAN: Author of “18 SECONDS” & “LAST BREATH” Part 1

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

Review of Literary Agent Dr. Uwe Stender’s Workshop

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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1 Comment »

  1. last time, i joined a writing contests on the internet and i won a small price for writing a nice piece of writing ~”,

    Comment by Eyelet Curtains — December 3, 2010 @ 11:48 am | Reply


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