Sometimes when you think you are done, it is just the edge of
beginning. Probably that’s why we decide we’re done. It’s getting
too scary. We are touching down onto something real. It is beyond
the point when you think you are done that often something strong
~ Natalie Goldberg
The baby birds are Wrens. I’m fairly certain of it. And there are four of them crammed in that nest. If they had been living in a tree, a couple of them would have hit the ground by now, given the way they’ve been jockeying for space in that plant.
Also, did anyone see Robot Chicken: Star Wars Edition last night on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim? Ah, George Lucas + Seth Green. How I love thee both.
Via Funds for Writers:
INDIANA REVIEW 1/2K PRIZE
$15 ENTRY FEE
Circle your calendars! June 11th is the deadline for the 2007 IR 1/2k prize for short-short stories and prose poems. Stuart Dybek will be judging. The winner will receive publication in the magazine and $1,000. All entries will be considered for publication and all entrants will receive a one-year subscription to IR. All entries considered for publication. All entries considered anonymously. Send no more than 3 pieces, 500 words maximum per piece. (That’s 3 short-shorts or prose-poems max per entry fee.)
Three $3,000 fellowships given annually to Wyoming literary artists. Submissions are accepted annually in one of three creative writing genres: poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.Click on the home page and scroll down to the news section to the “creative writing fellowships” link. You can’t apply online (not yet anyway) but the pdf form is printable. Deadline July 6, 2007.
PEARL STREET PUBLISHING WRITING FELLOWSHIP
The fellowship provides the writer with the editorial support required to produce a publishable manuscript. The Writing Fellowship also provides a stipend and, upon completion of the Fellowship, an offer of a Pearl Street Publishing contract. To qualify for a writing fellowship the applicant must have completed a work and have a profession other than writing . We consider all of life�s important work a profession. Parenting, homemaking, and caretaking are obviously included. Indeed, the inspiration for The Pearl Street Publishing Writing Fellowship is Nellie Kollister, maternal grandmother of the publisher, Sherry Seiber. She was a mother and homemaker in rural Ohio in the first half of the twentieth century. Yet, she somehow found the time and energy to organize a family band and to write poetry. Although she died when her granddaughter was a year old, her legacy lives on vividly in her poetry.
THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR
The American Scholar is a magazine of articles and essays covering the humanities, science, and current events, plus works of fiction and poetry. Published quarterly for the general reader by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the Scholar considers nonfiction by known and unknown writers; unsolicited fiction and poetry are not encouraged. The typical Scholar article is about 4,000 words, although longer and shorter pieces are welcome. Contributors need not be scholars. We pay up to $500 for accepted pieces.
Prepared for Atlantic Canadians, Saltscapes focuses on the active, rural lifestyle enjoyed in the region. It features stories and photographs on the people, places, getaways, history, hobbies, culture and lifestyle that help make this region unique. Negotiates fees. Semi-professional rates. Some regular department pieces are only 400 words, feature articles average between 1,200 and 1,800 words.
SATURDAY EVENING POST
Our main emphasis is health and fitness. Although there are many specialty publications in this field, the Post’s goal is to remain unique by presenting not only cutting-edge news but by combining this with information of practical use to our readers. In addition to health-related articles, the Post buys humor and anecdotes suitable for “Post Scripts,” as well as cartoons, illustrations, and photos. Payment ranges from $15 for Post Scripts to $25-$400 for most feature articles. We prefer typed manuscripts between 2,500 and 3,000 words in length. We generally buy all rights.