April 9, 2012
April 9, 2012–This will be a busy week ahead. Tomorrow morning is Tuesday workshop here and Wednesday afternoon is the gathering of published workshop writers with featured talks by Christina Lufkin and me at the Sedona Library. Christina will be presenting her book, Live With Purpose; Die With Dignity, an inspiring story of the rewards she has found as a hospice volunteer. I will speak about my upcoming humorous novel, Braving House Calls. Five other writers will speak briefly about their published books.
The friendly compiler of lists of contests and markets that has been coming to me via Professional Writers of Prescott, has moved to California and is no longer providing this service. However, a writer friend in Nevada sends something along most weeks and I try to forward listings for writer friends out there in blogland. This friend, by the way, just sent word that she has won a first place ($100) in an annual contest staged by the editors of Foolish Times. They sought 200 words, max, on the theme "It was so funny. . " Her entry was "The Butler Did it. . ." No entry fee. Google Foolish Times to learn of their needs and the next contest deadline.
Meanwhile, the annual Almanac for Farmers and City Folk is "packed with a wide variety of interesting subjects for the whole family. . ." They collect articles all year up to 1200 words and pay $45 per page. See: www.thealmanac.com for guidelines.
Until next week, Willma