Spent the day writing. This evening I went to Dairy Queen and when I got home I prepared to carry in my cup of coffee, whereupon the bottom of the entire cup came off and hot hot hot liquid spilled into my lap. Needless to say, I said some naughty words that I am not proud of—and for which I apologized. After I was done screaming.
LIKE HEAVEN WRITING HOLIDAY
NO ENTRY FEE
Win a 7-day writing holiday in Tuscany. Entries must be in English, original, previously unpublished, and no longer than 3,000 words. Deadline May 7, 2006. All entries must be titled �Like Heaven.� Winner announced May 21, 2006. The winner will receive an invitation to participate in the �Like Heaven Writing Holiday� free of charge. (Accommodation, meals and workshop participation are included in the prize. Transportation to, in and from Tuscany is not included.) This workshop has been designed for writers of fiction, memoir and creative nonfiction at early and intermediate stages of their writing careers who wish to expand their skills in this area. For beginners, the workshop will provide tools to guide them in their later work. For more advanced writers, the writing exercises will help them focus on particular issues.
HARLEQUIN BLAZE Pitch Challenge!!
Hosty Rae firstname.lastname@example.org
subject: Blaze Editor Pitch
BLAZE is looking for YOUR manuscript and Editor Kathryn Lye will be on hand to take your pitch! To enter, send a ONE page synopsis via email. Deadline May 18, 2006. Five entries will be chosen by Kathryn Lye and those will be announced June 2nd. Pitches will happen June 9th, at 1pm EST. But read the rules below to ensure your entry can be accepted.
� You MUST be able to enter and post inside the eHarlequin.com chat room. If you are unable to use the chat room and your submission is chosen, we will be unable to offer you another venue option and it will be unfair to an entrant who is able.
� You MUST have a completed manuscript that is targeted to Blaze. Editors have the option to request partials or fulls but aren’t accepting across the board.
� You MUST be available at the given chat time. As stated above, we will be unable to offer another venue or time option.
� Please include your member name, your full name along with your submission.
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
Join our effort to protect Arizona’s land and water as Phoenix- based Nature Writer/Editor with The Nature Conservancy in Arizona. Demonstrate strong news writing/editing skills, proficiency in AP style, science writing background preferred. Develop print, web-based communications for various audiences, including donors. Oversee design/production, work with staff, partners and vendors. Assist with administrative support. B.A. in journalism and 2 to 3 years exp or equivalent. Excellent benefits.
And Scalzi has an interesting list of Ten Things Teen Writers Should Know.