To live is so startling, it leaves little time for anything else. – Emily Dickinson
More from Funds for Writers:
SOUTHWEST WRITERS ANNUAL CONTEST
3721 Morris, NE
Albuquerque NM 87111
Office: (505) 265-9485 (M-F 9AM to noon MST)
ENTRY FEES – Varies by category, from $18 to $44 (See application form for details) Open to adults and students, May 1, 2006 deadline. National organization based in New Mexico. Annual contest established 1982. Modest entry fees and generous prizes—19 categories. New this year: Spanish category. Purpose of contest: To encourage writers of all genres writing fiction and nonfiction for adults and children, including poetry and screenplays. See website for quidelines, entry blanks, formatting tips, fees,
categories, etc. First, second, and third place winners receive cash prizes of $150, $100, and $50, respectively. First place winners also compete for the $1,000 Storyteller Award.
CAMEO LIFE STORY RESIDENCY
The application deadline is January 30, 2006. Print out the application form on your computer, complete it, and mail with a $15 application fee (made out to Owl Mountain).Thank you for your interest in the retreat center at Owl Mountain and the Cameo Life Story Residency for 2006. Owl Mountain is an opportunity to live close to the earth and experience what a sustainable future really means in a retreat setting. Near Abiquiu, NM.
Articles on the insider jargons of professions: best boys, dental hygienists, taxidermists, sous-chefs, prison wardens. Articles about the history of grammar “rules.” Articles about bygone language theories. VERBATIM publishes original articles dealing with any aspect of language. Payment is made at the time of publication, and ranges from $25 to $500, depending on length, wit, and other merit.
TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE
Texas Parks & Wildlife, the Outdoor Magazine of Texas, is a monthly magazine published by Texas Parks and Wildlife. We are looking for strong, well-researched and eloquently written stories on all aspects of the Texas outdoors. Texas Parks & Wildlife covers state park destinations, conservation issues, trends, and such outdoor activities as fishing, hunting, camping, bicycling, canoeing and hiking. $50-$500 for photos, so expect writing payment in the low to mid three-figures.
We pay $100 for short pieces having 600-700 words $200-$275 for articles having 700-1,100 words; $300-$375 for up to 1,500 words, and $400-$500 for up to 2,000 words. Articles must be written for wild turkey “experts,” except when specifically addressing the neophyte, and the articles should appeal to a national readership. Wild turkey management and restoration material should be meticulously researched. Dates, figures and the names and titles of agencies and persons involved must be correct.
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