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5 Essay writing contests Available for 2017 writing competition

 Below is a list of five essay writing competition available this year. What you need to do is to visit their website for details on how to submit your work. Some of this contest charged a reading fee but, they are genuine and scam free. To do this, just search for the contest review. All of them have a very positive website reviews. Note that these contest accept only online submission and through email. Steinberg Essay Contest This contest is named after and in honor of Fourth Genre’s founding editor Michael J. Steinberg.  It accepts only unpublished, non-fiction essays of about 6,000 words.  The author needs to familiarize with submission guideline. The winning essay will be published in the spring issue of Fourth Genre the following year. Deadline March 15th, 2017 Entry fee $ 22 Genre: essay and non-fiction Winter 2017 Narrative Magazine story contest Winter Contest is open to all non-fiction and fiction authors. What they are looking for short shorts story. They have varied categories of this, for exam general submission, iStory, six-word stories or iPoem.  They also receive memoirs, personal essays, graphic stories, and photo essays. Reading fee differs, it depends on most what category you wish to do a submission.  They are looking for all kinds of literary nonfiction.  They do publish longer excerpts, from works of both non-fiction, and fiction.  The entry should be unpublished original work of no longer than 15000 words. It must […]

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5 magazines and websites that publish articles on “theme” education

If you love writing about education, and all that associated with it, this post is for you. To benefit from this post, first read what kind of articles they publish, and their submission guidelines.. Some of these magazines and website accept unsolicited submission; some want a query letter or pitch. Payment is between $50 and $1000. Submit your work to any of them, or if you can all them. PTO Today This is a magazine for leaders of parent-teacher organizations; for example PTO, PTC, and PTA. They publish articles every after one month. That means six times in a year. They publish articles discussing parental involvement in school leadership, working with school staff and school funding or fundraising. They run how-to pieces, profiles of people, programs, and expertise articles. The tone of the article is informational, and informal, not really news. According to PTO today website, they don’t talk down to readers; instead they use PTO-specific examples to express concepts.  They do prefer writers who use the language of parent groups in their writings.  It is a well-paying publication, from $200 to $700 for a feature article. For more read their submission guidelines. Back to College This publication accepts and receives unsolicited articles submission discussing information for adult back to college students to pursue advance degrees. The article is to discuss re-entry experiences from getting a scholarship, on campus life to mastering online education option. They feature articles addressing issues […]

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18 steps to writing a book proposal for a writing grant scholarship

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Having a book idea is not enough. You need more than just being audacious. Winning a writer grant scholarship or contract to write needs a well communicated selling point, and the message is send right through a well drafted book proposal. It is not just a matter of lifting a pen, and landing it on a page to publication. Even before having a well written and polished manuscript whether it is for a fiction or nonfiction, as a writer you need to think about a book proposal. Below are eighteen steps to writing a selling book proposal. First is Title page It is the simplest but every important. It contains the title and subtitle, separated by colon. It can also be separated by a new line, and then a by-line. For example: A Proposal by, then name of the author. Second is Contents It contains a list of chapters and pages, called it a table of content, with parts and page numbers of the document. Every forthcoming section of the proposal has to have its own dedicated page(s) Third is proposed title It has to be followed by sub-title if any, but be a different one from the Title Page section a book proposal. Here you are at liberty to use an alternative title and subtitle. Fourth is Author(s) name The author(s) name(s) of the book proposed to be listed here, but titles of authors…

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18 steps to writing a book proposal for a writing grant scholarship

Having a book idea is not enough. You need more than just being audacious. Winning a writer grant scholarship or contract to write needs a well communicated selling point, and the message is send right through a well drafted book proposal. It is not just a matter of lifting a pen, and landing it on a page to publication. Even before having a well written and polished manuscript whether it is for a fiction or nonfiction, as a writer you need to think about a book proposal. Below are eighteen steps to writing a selling book proposal. First is Title page It is the simplest but every important. It contains the title and subtitle, separated by colon. It can also be separated by a new line, and then a by-line. For example: A Proposal by, then name of the author. Second is Contents It contains a list of chapters and pages, called it a table of content, with parts and page numbers of the document. Every forthcoming section of the proposal has to have its own dedicated page(s) Third is proposed title It has to be followed by sub-title if any, but be a different one from the Title Page section a book proposal. Here you are at liberty to use an alternative title and subtitle. Fourth is Author(s) name The author(s) name(s) of the book proposed to be listed here, but titles of authors are not included, for example […]

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Online Magazine, websites, and blogs that publish short stories

Sometimes back someone describe stealing a gun from a police station was easier than getting published in Kenya. I don’t think is true for now, because of charging technology, where even traditional publishers are trying to copy up with new publish trends and technology. To me the problem is where to send your scripts for publishing consideration. I have made this post for specifically for short story authors and poets. There are publishers outside there who want to publish a well written story, entertaining story, informing story, and educating story. As an author for short stories, visit website of the publisher, read the stories they have published before, compare the stories with what you write, or write to the standard they publish, and then submit your story for publishing consideration.  I do not publish link of magazine website here; just type name of the magazine on Google search, it leads you to the magazine link for details. The Threepenny Review It is quarterly arts publication. It focuses on literature, memoir, arts, society, and essay. They publish Short stories not exceeding 4000 words. They have what they term as “table talk” items. Here they accept a piece of 1000 words or below.  This can be a piece one humorous musings on culture, art, society, politics or lifestyle.  The Threepenny Review is paying $400 per short story, and the same amount for an article.  For a poem or Table Talk piece, they pay […]

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