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March 1998~Vol.15 No. 1

Regular Features:

3 From the Editor by Deborah Ranchuk

8 Spotlighting the Links by Michelle V. Lohnes Noteworthy writing internet sites.

56 NOTES Canadian and other Markets, Contests, Notices, Awards and Writer's Guidelines.

61 The U.S. MARKETS: by Donna Bocian Currie. Specialization

64 Advertisements - A Word from our Supporters.

SIDEBARS Comics on pages 6, 28, 37, 60

Quotes for Thought on pages 17, 21, 24, 50, 52, 52, 53


4 Short Fiction Contest Winner Second Prize Winner Nuda Veritas by Marie Huggett, Ajax, Ontario

7 Annual CWJ Poetry Competition Rules

11 Queenly Poem by Doris Whitlock

11 Bird-Talk Poem by Joanna M. Weston

12 Does Your Poem Have The Right Form? by Nils Clausson How poetic form affects content.

15 Rejecting Rejection Poem by Jill Williams

16 The Rostrum: Managing to Write: Seven Tips for Success by Ruth Cash-Smith Management tips

18 Fiction Research Can Be More Effective With A 'Novel' Approach by Colleen L. Reece Using pre-writing and research techniques to save time and energy to complete your project with vivid details.

23 How To Get Motivated Without Really Trying by Victoria Miecznikowski How to keep working on characterization in small easy to manage doses on a daily basis.

24 Poetry 101 Poem by Ben Murray

25 Seize The Opportunity (How to keep the wolves from the door while pursuing a career in writing.) by Patricia Mestern Combining fiction and fact to generate interest in your writing and extra income.

29 Science Fiction and Fantasy on the Internet by Christine Richardson. Self explanatory.

31 Love & Letters Poem by Ben Murray

32 Thoughts on Being a Writer by Derek W. Wass A light hearted look at how to define writing success.

34 The Top of the Page by Brenda Ross The importance of titling your piece.

36 Words to Share by Jean M. Baker

38 Is it time to dump the inverted pyramid? by Judy Artunian Structuring non-fiction for ease of reading and involvement.

39 The Birth of A Story Poem by Diana Bocco

40 Funny Fiction Techniques For Creating Comic Scripts by Juli Davidson Examples of comedy script writing and why they work.

47 Beware All Rights by Alice Cundiff Reselling pieces for extra income, and when to say no.

48 Havens Poem by Ben Murray

49 Solitude - A writer's best friend by David L. Gebhart Where it's hiding, and why it pays to try and find it.

51 The Care And Feeding Of Ideas by Mark Byers Inspiration from the ordinary.

52 Using the Computer to Polish Your Query by Katherine Lato Step by step to terrific submissions.

53 Simultaneous Submissions Poem by Jill Williams

53 This Poem by Joanna M. Weston

54 Reviews:

  • The Canadian Writer's Guide (12th edition} edited by Murphy Shewchuk.

    Reviewed by Linda Jeays

60 Poetry Poem by Dale E. Bashaw

63 A Poet's Plea Poem by Elizabeth Symon