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How to Break into Travel Writing without Traveling

I wrote the featured article for the 19 August 2022 issue of Funds for Writers, published weekly by Hope Clark, in which I offer tips for people who want to break into travel writing but can’t (or don’t want to) travel. Below is a short excerpt.

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Bios: The Subtle Art of Bragging

I wrote the featured article for the 22 July 2022 issue of Funds for Writers, published weekly by Hope Clark, in which I offer tips on how to format a bio as a writer and what types of information should go into the summary. Below is a short excerpt.

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Contests for Already Published (Poetry) Books – Updated March 2022

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If anyone knows of additional contests for already published books (or galleys), please post a comment and I will add to the list.

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Recent update in March 2022: PEN New England Awards removed (on hiatus indefinitely). Society of Midland Authors removed. Updated IPPY deadline. Fixed a couple of broken links.

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BOOK AWARDS FOR POETRY BOOKS

Note: advice of most of these contests is to submit book as soon as possible during submission period.

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How Writers Can Gain Visibility and Find Opportunities on the HARO Platform

I wrote the featured article for the 17 September 2021 issue of Funds for Writers, published weekly by Hope Clark, in which I talk about the various ways that writers — both freelancers and creatives — can use the “Help a Reporter Out” platform to find opportunities for themselves. Below is a short excerpt.

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Written in Arlington Anthology Includes One of My Poems

My poem “Echo” is included in the new anthology, “Written in Arlington: Poems of Arlington, Virginia,” edited by Katherine E. Young and published by Paycock Press. You can find out more information at Alan Squire Publishing.

Websites vs. Online Portfolios for Clips

I wrote the featured article for the 29 November 2019 issue of Funds for Writers, published weekly by Hope Clark, in which I talk about the various options that exist for freelance writers and journalists who want to have an online portfolio of past projects to show to editors. Below is a short excerpt.

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