Friday, December 12, 2014

For "success-minded" Writers: Children's Book Insider

Happy Writing,

7 Things Editors at Children's Book Publishers Wish Writers Knew

Activism and Writing #2 : Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

Happy Writing, JJ

"Some lost their lives in their attempt to find freedom for others that didn't even look like them, but not because they loved the blacks, because they loved right….If you have a person enslaved, you have to be down there with the slave, to hold him or hold her, and that makes you bitter." Maya Aneglou

Writers read. Writers, read.

Above All, Happy Writing, JJ

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Activism and Writing 1: Susan Sontag

Above All, 
Happy Writing,

 "Can an unjust peace be enforced?"

Susan Sontag was an American writer, filmmaker, teacher and political activist, who published her first major work, the essay "Notes on Camp" in 1964.

The writers role in society is much more than ''getting published".

In this series I will share interviews with out spoken writers who  involved themselves  wholly, engaging in activism and politics.

"I was not looking for dreams to interpret my life, but rather my life to interpret my dreams."

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Monthly Digest of Writing Prizes, from a Writer

Above All,

Happy Writing,


Andrew asks that you please feel free to forward his newsletter to anyone you think would be interested. If you're reading this and are not yet a subscriber, you can sign up for his free monthly emails - no spam, I promise! (and get a free eBook detailing $250,000-worth of short story prizes). Every month he publishes current writing opportunities with live links, (omitted here). So click on his link (Andrew Blackman, a writer's life) and sign up for easy access to his monthly digest of writing prizes and deadlines.

Writing opportunities: 
Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition
Prize: $3,000
Entry fee: $25
Word limit: 1,500
Deadline: 15 December 2014
Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest
Prize: $1,500
Entry fee: $10
Word limit: 500
Deadline: 31 December 2014
MR Prize
Prize: $1,000
Entry fee: $15
Word limit: 8,000
Deadline: 1 January 2015
Jeremy Mogford Prize for Food & Drink Writing
Prize: £7,500
Entry fee: none
Word limit: 2,500
Deadline: 1 January 2015