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.Continue reading “How to Break into Travel Writing without Traveling”
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.Continue reading “Bios: The Subtle Art of Bragging”
If anyone knows of additional contests for already published books (or galleys), please post a comment and I will add to the list.
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.
BOOK AWARDS FOR POETRY BOOKS
Note: advice of most of these contests is to submit book as soon as possible during submission period.
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.Continue reading “How Writers Can Gain Visibility and Find Opportunities on the HARO Platform”
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.Continue reading “Websites vs. Online Portfolios for Clips”
July 8th marked the 150th birthday of Käthe Kollwitz, the beloved German artist who many know as the sculptor of Mother with Her Dead Son, which can be seen inside Neue Wache in Berlin (though not at the moment as the memorial is under renovation).
Galerie Parterre Berlin is hosting an exhibition of Kollwitz’s work – Käthe Kollwitz und Berlin – through September 24, 2017. The gallery is situated on Danziger Strasse, on the former site of the gasworks of Prenzlauer Berg and is a fascinating space in and of itself.
Prenzlauer Berg is a fitting location for this exhibit, as Kollwitz lived in the neighborhood from 1891 through 1943, on the street that is now known as Kollwitz Strasse. The park on the street also bears her name and features a large sculpture of the artist. Continue reading “Käthe Kollwitz and Berlin: Exhibit at Galerie Parterre Berlin”
I am one of the writers interviewed by Pinar Tarhan for her article, “How 5 International Freelance Writers Got Their First Break,” over at WOW Women on Writing.
My article, “One Scene, Three Places,” appeared in the WOW! Women on Writing Newsletter, October 2016.
My article, “A Book Blogger’s Tips for Building Relationships with Publishers and Authors,” appeared in the WOW! Women on Writing Newsletter, September 2016.