PNWA MarketSense The latest publishing news and job annoucements from PNWA Sun, 15 Jan 2006 13:27:02 -0800 en-us Agolbloga v0.1 GREAT PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITY FOR UPLIFTING PERSONAL STORIES Submissions are now being sought for two new volumes:


Having a baby is one of the most exciting, challenging, and magical experiences in a woman’s life. It can also be an emotional roller-coaster ride and a physical endurance test. Never more so than during pregnancy does a woman need a little extra TLC. The 50 heartwarming true stories selected for inclusion in this anthology are sure to bring comfort, joy, and encouragement to expectant moms of all ages and backgrounds, whether awaiting the arrival of their first child or their tenth. For this volume, we want positive personal stories about the memorable experiences that inspire, reassure, sustain, and delight women during those wondrous and sometimes anxious months of planning, conceiving, carrying, delivering, and welcoming home her new bundle(s) of joy. Any topic relevant to this unique time in a woman’s life is acceptable, as long as the story is positive and meaningful to expectant mothers overall.

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2005


A child’s diagnosis of autism usually strikes fear in the hearts of parents—and often turns their world upside-down and their lives inside-out. The incidence of this mysterious neurobiological disorder has risen dramatically in recent years, leaving parents in search of answers, support, and hope. For this inspirational volume, we seek personal anecdotal stories (not prescriptive articles) about the unique aspects of parenting a child with autism and related disorders (Asperger syndrome, Rett’s disorder, disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder). Possible themes include, but are not limited to: impact on other members of family; creative solutions to everyday challenges; breakthroughs; effective treatments; silver linings; tender moments; helpful support; unexpected positive outcomes; blessings large and small; reasons for hope; adult children with autism. We are most interested in stories written by parents, but will also consider and likely publish some stories written by professionals and family members or friends with intimate knowledge of the child and parents in question.

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2005

Note: Deadlines are sometimes extended.

Stories must be original (not derived from another published work), true, positive, in English, and 1,000-2,000 words. Open to aspiring, unpublished, and published writers.

Payment: One $500 grand prize per book; $100 each, all other published stories. Plus copy of book.

Guidelines: (click on "Share Your Story") or email request to Additional volumes with varying themes are planned.

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For consideration, the application, the Writing Fellowship Program Letter Agreement, writing sample, with proof of current registration with either Writers Guild of America, west or East and/or the Library of Congress, resume and biography, must be submitted together between May 3, 2005 and June 30, 2005 to the contact mailing address listed on our website: www.abctalentdevelopment .com/html/writing_fellowship_mainpage.htm ]]> Peninsula Writer's Association: Short Story & Poetry Contest The Peninsula Writers' Association is pleased to announce its first-ever Short Story & Poetry Contest. A total of $1000 in cash or gift certificates plus publication will be awarded to the winners. Deadline is June 30, 2005. Entry Fee is $12 per short story (limit 2500 words) or poem (limit 3 pages). Please send unpublished work only. Winners will be announced in August 2005.

Send entry and entry fee to:

Peninsula Writers’ Association

PMB # 153

3110 Judson St.

Gig Harbor WA 98335 ]]>