Just watched two of my favorite movies: The Man From Snowy River (based off the Australian ballad) and Return to Snowy River. The Outsider is also on television, which ranks right up there. I think it captures the spirit of the book, which is one of the finest romance novels ever written. Any other recommendations?
From Funds for Writers:
CANADIAN AID LITERARY AWARD
$45 ENTRY FEE
Canadian Aid Charity and BookLand Press invite aspiring writers to participate in the Canadian Aid Literary Award charitable contest. The Canadian Aid Literary Award winning author will receive a trade book contract for publishing of the manuscript with BookLand Press Inc. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to enter. The contest is open – any genre, any audience. Coloring and activity books for children are not eligible. Manuscript length – 50 pages minimum (with the exception of children�s books, which must contain at least 25 pages). Unpublished in any format. Deadline August 31, 2006.
MIDNIGHT HOUR HALLOWEEN FICTION CONTEST
$10-$15 ENTRY FEE
Do you have a really great ghost tale to tell? Are horror stories your specialty? Maybe you’ve written a Halloween story that you can’t wait to share with the world? Perhaps midnight is just a time of reflection for you and your characters. Scare us, depress us, inspire us, we don’t care, but tell us a great story about what happens in The Midnight Hour. We aren’t too strict about word counts, but use 3,500 words as a loose guideline. First Prize: $500 and publication. Runner Up: $100 and publication. Deadline August 31, 2006.
HAMBIDGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND SCIENCES – RESIDENCIES
$30 APPLICATION FEE
Yearly residency application deadline dates: January 15, April 15, September 15. Artists who qualify for a residency are working at the professional level in their field. We encourage artists from all artistic disciplines to apply for admission. Artists who wish to work collaboratively may apply (comprising of two or three people). A committee reviews applications and work samples. Each applicant is judged on their quality of artists� work and professional promise.
WYETH FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART PUBLICATION GRANT
In winter 2005, 2006, and 2007, CAA will award a publication grant or grants (totaling $30,000 each year) to support one or more book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Awards are to publishers, not authors. An average of one to three awards is anticipated each year. Application is by the publisher, not the author. Applications will be considered only for book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art that are under contract for publication. Deadline October 1, 2006.
Stories published in Vancouver magazine must be related to the city of Vancouver or the Lower Mainland in some way. They are often current affairs-oriented and should have a unique and fresh perspective on the topic. Most stories are under 1,500 words. Unfortunately, we do not publish poetry and rarely publish fiction. Pays 50 cents/word.
Lifestyle publication for Virginia residents. Pays up to $700 for up to 3,000 words.
Weatherwise magazine shares the force of nature with engaging features and breathtaking photography. Weatherwise articles are anecdotal, analytical, and illuminating. They take a creative look at everyday occurrences and are accurate, authoritative, and easily understood by a large, nontechnical audience that includes teachers and students. Feature articles are relatively short (1,500 to 2,500 words) and well illustrated. Departments�including software, video, and book reviews and essays on topics ranging from folklore to personal experiences�should be between 800 and 1,500 words. Short news fillers (200 to 500 words) about noteworthy people, events, or trends will also be considered. Up to $200 for columns including book reviews.