Google and it’s continuing ‘discrimination’ issues

Even with Google’s current dispute with the U.S. Department of Labor, about which an agency official testified/described as “systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce; and another DOL official told The Guardian that “compelling evidence of very significant discrimination against women in the most common positions at Google headquarters” had been discovered; apparently some menContinue reading “Google and it’s continuing ‘discrimination’ issues”

NSF offers opportunity for media to deploy to Greenland

Note: Deployments would occur in late July or August, with selections made on a competitive basis Competitive proposals must include the following: • A documented ability to reach the widest possible U.S. audience across a variety of platforms (broadcast, print, web and social media). • A solid field plan that indicates how the outlet will clearlyContinue reading “NSF offers opportunity for media to deploy to Greenland”

“How to Write a Novel” -Akilesh Ayyar

It seems no matter what some may say, there is not one, single route to a good end product. The right way is whatever works for you. This article presents a take on how many quality authors use many different systems (or lack of systems)… along with other thoughts.  🙂 Link to article.

$39,000 Short Story Prize: The Sunday Times Short Story Awards

Entering the 2017 Award http://shortstoryaward.co.uk/entries Entries are now open for the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. The prize, worth £30,000 to the winner, is an international award, founded in 2010, that is open to any story of up to 6,000 words written in English. Stories need to have been either previously unpublished orContinue reading “$39,000 Short Story Prize: The Sunday Times Short Story Awards”

$2k Writing Contest: “Connecting People With Politics”

The Web of Life Foundation is hosting their annual writing competition, with a $1,500 first place prize, and a $500 second place prize. They accept prose of any form, including short stories and essays, for the competition. This year’s theme is “Connecting Politics With People.” The deadline for entry is September 30th, 2016. Submissions shouldContinue reading “$2k Writing Contest: “Connecting People With Politics””

The Library Journal – $1,000 prize for self-published ebooks

The Library Journal is hosting an indie ebook contest to honor self-published ebooks. The books must be in the following genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Young Adult, with a $1,000 prize for each genre’s winner (plus promotion by the Library Journal). The prize is only open to books that have been digitally self published.Continue reading “The Library Journal – $1,000 prize for self-published ebooks”

Blogs that Pay Writers $50+ for Guest Posts

Guest blogging is one option to getting your name out there or widening your network. Below is one of the most comprehensive, high-quality list* of blogs that accept guest posts compiled and available on the web, most paying $50 (and up) for posts. Some sites want longer articles, but for the purposes of this list,Continue reading “Blogs that Pay Writers $50+ for Guest Posts”

A 40-agers thoughts… pet peeve on career

Some of my work involves draft contracts, this doesn’t make me an attorney. Some projects require me to design flyers, brochures, etc., this doesn’t make me a marketing professional. I am a writer and a grants professional. I have legitimately worked in this capacity since my employment in a biological oceanography professor’s research laboratory at Texas A&M University backContinue reading “A 40-agers thoughts… pet peeve on career”

‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ – submission deadlines for 11 upcoming books

Writers who are interested in submitting to ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ should be aware of approaching deadlines. According to their website: “If we publish your story or poem, you will be paid $200 ($100 for devotionals) one month after publication of the book and you will receive ten free copies of the book your story orContinue reading “‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ – submission deadlines for 11 upcoming books”