Betsie's Literary Page Newsletter
||Betsie's Literary Page Newsletter
Well Ladies & Gents we have a lot in store this
week. And we hope all promotion efforts for all
you authors out there are going well.
Hey... ever get yourself into a situation you
actually wished you had control over?
Recently, Tripod has sent numerous apologies
letters in regards to the mishap of our website.
Although it took approximately six emails for
them to actually "get" what the problem was. I
felt compelled to ask: "hey, are there any job
openings over there, yours perhaps?"
Needless to say after emphazing the importance
of getting our site back online, they assured me
it would be soon! Just how "soon," we'll soon
find out ^_^
Alas, here's a little something I wanted to
share with everyone News
Let me know what you think, oh and by the way,
that is ALL my hair!
Betsie has recently been spotted scheming in the
shadows, but we'll have to see about that.
Much depends on whether our readership increases
or not. Our goal is go beyond the 2000 mark.
Wanna help out? Then ask friends to sign up!!!
LOL ok that was a little rough.
NOW ON WITH THE SHOW!!!
In the News
Magazines Face Reader Erosion, Two Out Of Three
Titles Experience Declines
As if U.S. magazine publishers didn't have
enough to worry about, now they're also
experiencing eroding readership. Magazine
readership among major consumer magazines
measured by Mediamark Research Inc. (MRI)
declined 1.9 percent between the fall of 2002
and just-released estimates from MRI's fall 2003
The declines come at a time when the magazine
industry is struggling to recover from a weak
advertising marketplace and as its trade
organization, the Magazine Publishers of
America, has embarked on ambitious new research
intended to glean new insights about how readers
relate to magazines.
Taking A Byte Out Of Cybercrime
A federal investigation of online fraud has
netted more than 125 arrests or convictions
since it started last month, authorities said
"Operation Cyber Sweep" focuses on schemes that
have bilked more than 125,000 people worldwide
out of more than $100 million, by the theft of
credit card numbers, software piracy and using
the Internet to sell stolen goods.
What's interesting about this initiative is that
it's truly a worldwide effort, and it speaks to
law enforcement's willingness to go beyond U.S.
borders to find cyber criminals. Not only have
50 state and regional task forces been formed to
fight crime online, but the Department of
Justice has spent time and money training law
enforcement in other countries.
Speaking of Crimes -Jackson's Neverland Ranch
Well if anyone knows how to grab headlines it's
the MJ himself. -- A search warrant was issued
on Nov. 18 for Michael Jackson's home as a new
child molestation unfolded. This is not the
first time that authorities have raided
Jackson's home. Nearly 10 years ago the
45-year-old found himself the subject of an
investigation when a 14-year-old boy accused the
singer of molesting him. No criminal charges
were ever brought in the case. And the case was
eventually settled out of court.
Although, yesterday MJ faced new charges of
child molestation that could destroy the pop
superstar's career and send him to prison for
Bail, which was set at $3 million in a warrant,
seemed easy for the pop star to post... or did
he have to hock the houseafter all?
CBS immediately annouced that it has pulled the
Jackson music special planned for next Wednesday
on his greatest hits and the impact on pop
culture of the former child star who got his
start with his brothers as a member of the
singing-and-dancing Jackson 5.
But you would figure after being dragged through
the mud several times, MJ would have learned his
lesson by now?
I say we all chip in and get this guy some help!
Psychologically that is ^_^
JUST the Facts:
This year alone the Treasury Department spent
$33 million on advertising, marketing and
education programs to promote the new- "pretty"
$20 dollar bill. Yes I say pretty because its
filled with a wonderful array of pastels.
Personally I could have thought of a whole lot
of things to spend that kind of money on... like
paying my rent, promote my book... hell promote
everybody's book and then some!!!!
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE
(2003) (Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany) (PG-13)
Action/Drama: An early 19th century navy captain
sets out to outsmart and catch his wily and more
heavily armed French opponent.
It's April 1805 and the only thing that stands
between Napoleon and world domination is the
British Navy. Accordingly, Captain "Lucky" Jack
Aubrey (RUSSELL CROWE) is ordered to take his
warship, the H.M.S. Surprise, and intercept the
French frigate Acheron. Unbeknownst to Aubrey,
the French captain has come around on the
Surprise. After she mounts a fearsome attack on
Aubrey's vessel and crew, the Brit manages to
get the Surprise into a fogbank and escape
capture and/or destruction. Aubrey's decision to
stay the course and repair the ship while at sea
rather than returning to port doesn't sit well
with the crew, including the ship's surgeon,
science officer and friend to the captain, Dr.
Stephen Maturin (PAUL BETTANY).
While tracking the course of the Acheron, Aubrey
pushes the crew - that includes coxswain Barrett
Bonden (BILLY BOYD), Lt. Tom Pullings (JAMES
D'ARCY), uncertain midshipman Hollom (LEE
INGLEBY) who doesn't have the respect of those
under him, sailing master Mr. Allen (ROBERT
PUGH) and young members Peter Calamy (MAX
BENITZ) and Lord Blakeney (MAX PIRKIS) - to
their limits. With additional violent encounters
with the more heavily armored and armed Acheron
as they sail around part of the world, Aubrey's
determination to catch and defeat the enemy soon
causes Maturin and others to question whether
his motives are professional, personal or a
combination of both.
Rating: For those with any interest in 18th and
19th century seafaring or naval warfare, this is
a must-see motion picture. For others, it's an
enlightening and entertaining experience, but
there's the issue of the slow middle act to
LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION
(2003) (Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman) (PG)
Animated Comedy: Human and cartoon characters
join forces to stop the nefarious head of ACME
from obtaining a supernatural diamond that can
turn humans into monkeys.
It's time for another Looney Tunes "Rabbit
Season/Duck Season" animated short, but Daffy
Duck (voice of JOE ALASKEY) is upset that he's
constantly in the shadow of his more famous
costar, Bugs Bunny (voice of JOE ALASKEY). When
he demands more, Kate Houghton (JENNA ELFMAN),
the VP of Comedy with Warner Bros., has him
fired and orders security guard DJ Drake
(BRENDAN FRASER) to escort the disgruntled duck
from the lot.
When she then fires DJ for accidentally felling
the famed WB water tower, little does she know
the trouble she's created. Not only is Bugs
upset that he's now the one getting shot by
Elmer Fudd (voice of BILLY WEST), but DJ turns
out to be the son of the studio's most important
star, Damien Drake (TIMOTHY DALTON).
Things get more complicated when DJ learns that
his father has been kidnapped by The Chairman
(STEVE MARTIN), the nefarious head of the ACME
Corporation. It turns out he wants to get his
evil hands on the Blue Monkey diamond. The
supernatural stone can turn humans into primates
and then back again, something the Chairman
figures will be good for business.
Thus, DJ heads off - with Daffy in tow - for Las
Vegas to rescue his father. With Kate and Bugs
in hot pursuit, they end up meeting Vegas
showgirl and covert spy Dusty Tails (HEATHER
LOCKLEAR), have a run-in with rootin' tootin'
Yosemite Sam, and discover Mother (JOAN CUSACK)
and her secret lab.
Rating: It's goofy fun.
Cast: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts,
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Danny Huston, Clea DuVall,
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Producers: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Robert
Screenplay: Guillermo Arriago
21 Grams is a stunning kaleidoscope of a motion
picture - a mosaic of images that gradually
resolves itself into a powerful tale of tragedy
and redemption. Not only is this one of the
year's most compelling motion pictures, but, in
terms of structure, it's also one of the most
intriguing and unique. Not since Memento
(although I preferred Amores Perros) has a movie
so successfully employed a non-linear
chronology. The jigsaw puzzle approach used by
director Alejandro González Iñárritu keeps us
far more intrigued than a conventional vision of
identical material would.
Rating: In a word, amazing. It's one of those
motion pictures that haunts your thoughts and
won't let go.
"The Haunted Mansion"
directed by Rob Minkoff. Starring: Eddie Murphy,
Terence Stamp, Jennifer Tilly, Wallace Shawn.
After the enormous success of "Pirates of the
Caribbean", Disney hopes to strike gold twice
with this family comedy from the director of
"Stuart Little". Murphy plays a workaholic real
estate agent who promises his family some
vacation time, but it goes sour when they get
stranded at a haunted estate. November 26
directed by Richard Donner. Starring: Paul
Walker, Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly, Ethan
Embry, Frances O'Connor. Michael Crichton's
best-selling thriller gets adapted for the big
screen as a team of archaeologists get
transported back in time to the 14th century
after their professor disappears. November 26
||Cooking South of the Border
6 thin strips of sirloin
2 chili anchos
1 small tomato
1 clove of garlic
6 pieces of queso asadero
4 tablespoons of oil
Toast, hollow out and soak the chilis. Liquify
them with the tomato, garlic, onion and salt.
Fry until the flavor peaks.
Put lime and salt on the meat. Grill it, or
barbecue it, preferably over a high flame.
Grill the cheese very quickly, taking care that
it doesn't burn.
On each plate, place a strip of meat, a piece of
the grilled cheese, a tortilla dipped in the
salsa and folded over, a half lime, guacamole
and slices of onion. Serve with hot tortillas
Author: Morris L. Striplin
Publisher: Crystal Dreams Publishing
Rating: Highly Recommended
Hot Suspense Romeo and Juliet in the Bayou
Backwater is an intriguing romance novel about a
young law student, Josh Wagner, who during a
visit home bumps into an old school mate, Ellen
Pike. Josh and Ellen reminisce about old times
and discover that they were made for each other.
They spend a passionate weekend together and
fall hopelessly in love.
As their time together dwindles, they are
saddened. Neither wants to end this glorious
time. They decide that this is a great deal more
than just a "romp in the hay." However, Josh is
from a traditional, wealthy family and Ellen, is
a poor working girl struggling to save money for
nursing school. Realizing that they must soon
part, they brand themselves with a symbol of
their love. Josh and Ellen say their bittersweet
good-byes with promises of when next they meet.
Those promises are short lived when Ellen
disappears. Josh is forced to face the reality
that Ellen left of her accord and he ends up in
a sour marriage.
The author, Morris L. Striplin manages to
simultaneously keep the reader in suspense
regarding Ellen's disappearance, while Josh's
unfortunate story unfolds.
I truly enjoyed this intricately written
fiction, because it reflects on true-life
circumstances in which many marry for the wrong
reasons. In addition, I was amazed at how well
this "male" author penned romance. I highly
recommend this steamy novel full of raw emotions
the ending will surprise you!
Reviewed by Juanita Reynolds
||Children's Book Reviews
Mason Moves Away
Mason Se Muda
Author: Amy Crane Johnson
Illustrated By Robb Mommaerts
Publisher: Raven Tree Press, LLC.; (January
Reading level: Ages 4-8
This story is about Mason the beaver that learns
a lesson in change. Children will love this
wonderful, easy to follow story. It keeps the
interest of the audience and reader. Children
can identify with its context and plot.
The story teaches that when faced with conflict
we must question it and get down to the matter,
so that the same mistakes won't continue to be
made. Although unwanted change may be
frightening, with the help and support of some
special friends, the consequences may surprise you.
The bilingual English-Spanish text is
educational and fun for monolinguals. A glossary
of words is also included.
The illustrations were appropriate to the
storyline and wonderfully told the dilemma of
the forest creatures.
Kelly, el Griton
Author: Nancy Sweetland
Illustrated By Robert Sweetland
Publisher: Raven Tree Press, LLC.; Bilingual
edition (February 2004)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Library Binding: 32 pages
Rating: Highly Recommended
Kelly's family is tired of hearing him scream
and yell all the time over nothing. They come up
with a plan to teach him a lesson; that crying
doesn't help if you do it all time.
This humorous children's tale teaches the
parent, that in some instances children will
understand and figure things out for themselves
once they go through a situation on their own.
If children don't respond appropriately to
verbal instructions that show them how to do it,
there may be another option to help them.
The children learn that instead of making a lot
of noise over nothing all the time, people won't
believe you when you do need help.
This story is well told with a superb English to
Spanish style. The imagery and projection are
vivid. You can almost envision a child you once
may have met that yelled and screamed constantly.
The action illustrations were wonderful,
exciting, and full of energy. The pictures are
very well drawn and sharp, the colors are great.
This book is highly recommended for small
children; especially those that are preschool
aged, who still have the tendency to be a Yelly
On The Banks of the Amazon
En las orillas del Amazonas
Written By Nancy Kelly Allen
Ilustrated By Elizabeth Driessen
Publisher: Raven Tree Press, LLC.; (January
Reading level: Ages 4-8
This book covers a day in the life of safari
photographers within the Amazon.
This observational tale of the creatures
encountered in the Amazon doing their daily
routines is told with brilliant imagery; giving
great details of the forest's lush green scenery
and bright clear blue skies.
The story will take the children to another
world with its great details and illustrations.
Every page depicts beautiful illustrations,
bright and colorful with plenty of images to
see. Some of the images aren't sharp and it
makes it harder to determine what is seen, but
children will like this book of observation.
* Note *
All three of these books were reviewed by
Demetria Harris and her three daughters.
||For Aspiring Writers
WORKING WITH YOUR SENSES
Just as your mind's eye can visualize images, it
can also imagine other sensations. Can you hear
the sound rain on a tin roof? It's a sound you'd
want to be able to imagine if you were writing
something like the script "Rain." Can you hear
the ping of bullets? You'd need to hear that
sound if you were writing something like "Boyz N
How about the roar of engines at the race track?
Wind in the trees? Someone diving into water?A
waterfall? Or a faucet dripping?
If you had trouble with one of these images,
such as the faucet dripping then go to the
bathroom and turn it on and let it drip, drip,
drip. After a few seconds turn it off, and try
to remeber the sound.
Here's what happened to me: I noticed after it
whirred from the spout there was a gurgle as it
went down the drain.
Sense out your own house, but don't just listen.
Feel, Touch, as well then imagine how you might
use these in your story.
**** Be sure to proofread and ask others to check
your grammar and punctuation. Errors not only
make your work hard to read, but also makes
you look unprofessional.
Screenplay's are not much different than writing
a book. Seeing as you only have 95-100 pp to
"show" your story. Yes they are compressed, but
mean they deserve less attention.
Giving Characters Depth
One of the most common flaws of working on a
rewrite of a script is that the original author
often creates what is called a "two dimensional"
or "flat" character. What happens when you read
a script with flat characters is that you have
little to no emotional reaction to the events
that the flat character experiences.
Causing a reader to have an emotional experience
when reading your script is the first step in
the process of your script being made into a
film. The emotion the reader experiences could
be amusement, fear, outrage, etc., but they need
to feel something. If your
character doesn't seem like a real breathing
person who has dreams, fears and ambitions, then
the reader won't feel much emotion when reading
If you make it your business to inquire, you'll
discover that everyone out there has a whole
list of goals, fears, hopes, dreams and other
things that are important to them. It's
surprisingly easy to get people to tell you
these things. In my day-to-day life I chat up
just about every retail clerk, Subway guy, etc.
I'm always surprised by how quickly people want
to share their lives with me. The things that
people tell you are things that you can give
If you have a character in a script that you
want to give depth to -- you can make him
complain to someone about how outrageous it is
that he had to pay for his merchandise. In
fact, maybe he can cite this as a reason that
there's no way in hell he's going to pay the
amount requested. Granted, it's a small thing,
but now your character has some life. Think
about it, isn't it easy to imagine a guy who is
frustrated because of a bill?
Giving your characters depth isn't giving them a
limp or a
speech impediment. Use the things real people
worry about and then find clever ways to tell
your reader about it without just announcing in
your narrative, "JOHN, 30's, is still angry
because he had to pay an outrageous bill ten
years ago." If your characters have depth,
people will have much stronger emotional
reactions to the events that affect them.
PRESS RELEASE TIPS
Tip #1: Mind your language
Write in plain simple English - explaining your
story clearly. Avoid technical jargons and
flowery words. Spell check and grammar-proof
your press release.
If you can't write well, get a professional PR
writer to do your press release. It's worth the
investment. Poorly written press releases are
rarely read. Don't botch up your business image
by sending out a badly written press release.
Tip #2: Spice it up
Spice up your press release with an exciting
headline that grab the editors' attention. The
toughest stage of any media campaign is getting
editors to read the press release - and they get
a lot of press releases daily!
Include interesting quotes from relevant people
to liven up your press release. Just check out
the newspapers. Almost every article has at
least one quote.
This is a list of the Rights owned by an Author.
Each of these Rights can be offered for sale
together or separately. When negotiating with an
Agent or Publisher or when Self Publishing your
work you must protect these rights.
1. Book Club
2. Electronic Media Rights (Internet or Web)
3. Excerpt Rights
4. Film Rights
5. Foreign Rights
6. Reprint Rights
7. Revised Edition Rights
8. Serial Rights
9. Syndication Rights
Remember these rights when negotiating ANY of
LOOKING TO INCREASE BOOK SALES OR SETUP A
SIGNING? Then heres's a list of bookshops to get
Murder on the Beach (formerly Murder on Miami
Beach), in Delray Beach, FL specializes in
mystery, romance, thrillers, true crime, horror
and children's. The store accepts self-published
and small press mystery books, although it is
partial to Florida writers. Send books to Joanne
Sinchuk. Winter hours are Mon - Tues 10-6, Wed -
Sat 10-9, and Sun 12-5. www.murderonthebeach.com.
Brain Snacks is an independent bookstore
specializing in mystery, science
fiction/fantasy, and romance books. Since
opening six years ago, we have expanded the
roleplaying and game section, ventured into
rubbber stamping, and added a number of quirky
Brain Snacks is located at:
5221 Main Street,
Downers Grove, IL
San Francisco Mystery Bookstore accepts books
from small publishers. New and forthcoming
titles are featured on its website,
www.sfmysterybooks.com, and publishers and
self-publishers might want to send galleys to be
included. More San Francisco specialty
bookstores are listed at www.sallys-place.com
(search: specialty bookstores).
The Spy Store at the International Spy Museum in
Washington, D.C. The store sells books on
espionage, spying and some military histories,
and occasionally accepts books from small
publishers and self-published authors. Books can
be sent to Matt Arnold, who says he accepts
"very few fiction titles since we are primarily
a museum store.Covert military histories dealing
mostly with para-military subjects are covered.
Overt military subjects dealing with
conventional military warfare are not. The
exception would be books emphasizing the
Pentagon's military intelligence gathering
Flights of Fantasy Books, Games & Accessories is
"always happy to work with small presses" and
self-publishers. Its website, www.fof.net,
boasts the largest collection of new and used
science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and suspense
and romance books in the Capital District of New
Book Shop at Brookside
116 West 63rd St.,
Kansas City, mO. 64113
Owner(s): Roy and Sandra Beaty, Steve Paul
Type of bookstore: General
Inventory size: 60,000
Second Story Books
Location: Multiple locations, including
Bethesda, Rockville and Dupont Circle
Note: Very large used and antiquarian books
operation in DC area. It sometimes has a
surprising assortment of books.
Visit http://www.secondstorybooks.com/ for more
Anderson's Book Shops, Inc.
5429 Center Mall,
Kansas City, Mo. 64119
Owner(s): Corporation William and Jeannie
Type of bookstore: General
Inventory size: 100,000
||Media Leads and More!
AGENCIES WILLING TO TAKE ON NEW WRITERS
Diane Durrett Agency
727 22nd Street
Sacramento CA, 95816
Send query with SASE
The Richard Herman Talent Agency
124 Lasky Drive 2nd Floor
Beverly Hills CA, 90212
16633 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1421
Encino CA, 91436
*Run by legendary Lew Weitzman, a nice man and
fine agent. His son Paul also is an agent. Small
agency. Write to Brad Rosenfeld.
The Schechter Company
9300 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400
Beverly Hills CA, 90212
* Attn: Frank Balkin Send a query with a SASE.
Query should include 2-4 sentence logline.
Nuance Productions (Paul Reiser)
345 N. Maple Drive Ste 208
Beverly Hills CA, 90210
2617 3rd Street
Santa Monica CA, 90405
PRODUCTION COMPANIES LOOKING FOR SCRIPTS
1) Any 5 Films
I am looking for a completed script that is
either a true story or a legend about Native
Americans. We are NOT WGA signatory, so only
non-WGA members should submit.
Any 5 Films /Jenny Lynn Video is an independent
company and has several awards, including
Tellys, Vision, Aurora, ITVA, and 4 time winners
at the Atlantic City Film Festival, where we won
the GRAND PRIZE, in 2001
Please e-mail a logline only to:
Company: Fearmakers Studios
Is there money upfront? Yes
Contact Info: www.fearmakers.com
Contact Person: Bo
Years In Business: 3
Screenplay Wanted: Fearmakers Studios, the
creators of Death4Told, the horror anthology
starring Margot (SUPERMAN) Kidder and Lecy (TV's
ROSEANNE) Goranson, has begin development on
their second horror feature and are now
accepting horror screenplay submissions.
Screenplays not accompanied by a release form
will not be accepted.
Release forms can be downloaded: here.
Submissions should be mailed to the address
listed on the release form. No emails
submissions will be
accepted, and emails with attachments will be
immediately deleted. Deadline for submissions is
Dec. 15, 2003.
Company: Questar Productions
Is there money upfront? No (But posssible for
Contact Person: Rod
Years In Business: start up
Screenplay Wanted: Hello, I am seeking for an
outstanding horror short screenplay for an
upcoming short film fest sponsored by a major #1
worldwide horror publication. FANFORIA
(www.fangoria.com)The screenplay must not exceed
13 minutes running time with minimal locations.
( That can be done a NO/LOW/LOW budget. The
premise is featuring young tough female heroines
(teens-mid 20's, aka BUFFY,ALIAS, SCREAM, FRIDAY
THE 13TH etc.) I am looking to begin production
within the next 1-2 weeks. This competion will
feature excellent exposure opportunities. Please
e-mail synopsis at first
to(Questar150@yahoo.com) for those selected I
will be contacting with further details on how
to proceed. Thanks everyone.
Company: Handheld Productions
Credits: Getting Played, Extreme Honor, Black
Is there money upfront? Negotiable
Contact Person: Jeff Harrier
Years In Business: 7
Screenplay Wanted: Screenplays wanted with
strong character driven stories romantic drama,
suspense, and mystery thrillers, in the vein of
Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, or Unfaithful.
Only send us a logline or one page synopsis no
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100 Word Writing Contest #5
What can you do with 100 words? Here is your
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The winning entry will be published in the
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Final Deadline: January 31, 2004
The Radmin Company will read top 50 screenplays.
Ten Finalists Get to Pitch their Winning Script
to a Hollywood Producer. First Prize $5,000; 2nd
Prize $1,000; 3rd Prize $500
Go here for info
ENERGY ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORS
NEXT OPEN DOOR SCREENWRITING CONTEST
Deadline Nov. 24
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to be
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The deadline is fast approaching so send
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Who is Energy? Energy is home to some of
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The winner of this contest receives
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Deadline: November 24th, 2003
Entry Fee: $45
For more information visit: here
WRITERS´ JOURNAL TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST
1st. Prize: $50.00. 2nd. Prize: $25.00.
3rd. Prize: $15.00. Plus Honorable Mentions.
Compose a travel writing story about
vacation travel. The story should not be
written in the first person.
Winners will be published in future issues
of the WRITERS´Journal. Length must not
exceed 2,000 words.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2003
You can find all the details: here
THE RUNNER´S HIGH -Sponsored by Breakaway Books
-- submit a personal essay (no fiction or
poetry, please) between 750 and 2000 words, on
the subject of the runner´s high. First prize:
$1000. Second prize: $500. Third prize $250.
Open to all writers, professional or amateur,
from anywhere in the world.
(English-language submissions only, please.)
There is no entry fee. Details:
Any advice I give is based on my personal
experience as a writer. I am by far not
the ultimate authority on this business. **
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