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June 1998~Vol.15 No. 2

Regular Features:

3 From the Editor by Deborah Ranchuk

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

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

60 Asian Markets: by Raymond J G Wells.

63-64 Advertisements - A Word from our Supporters.

SIDEBARS Comics on pages 8, 12, 33, 36, 42, 52

Quotes for Thought on pages 2, 4, 8, 12, 33, 36, 49, 51, 57


4 Coronet Morning Poem by C.P. Bergman

5 Short Fiction Contest Winners Third Prize Winner

Gypsy's Requiem by Larry Berg, Toronto, Ontario

9 Short Fiction Contest Winners Honourable Mention

Mama's Last List by Brenda Ross, Fraser Valley, B.C.

16 Letter To An Editor Poem by Jill Williams

17 Stamping Out Cookie-Cutter Characters by Colleen L. Reece Character development and individuality.

19 Sound Familiar? Musings from the wall of a small town newspaper.

20 Time Management for Writers by Susan Atkins Using your time wisely throughout your day.

23 Capturing and Enslaving Ideas by L. Jans Inspirations for developing your creative ideas.

25 Waking Forest Poem by Richard Grove

26 Birth of a Magazine (The Pain, The Pleasure) by Nellie Gritchen Scott The ups and downs of self-publishing a magazine.

28 Women Who Live With Fishermen Poem by Barry Butson

29 Creativity by A. C. Stone Keeping imagination alive while growing older.

30 How To Find Distributors to Sell Your Informational Product by Victoria Ring Distribution market information for authors selling their products.

35 Good to Appreciate Authors by Claudette Sandecki Recognizing and encouraging our authors.

37 Save, Save, Save! by Dena Thompson Practical tips on saving money throughout the writing process.

38 The Whizzer of Ahs Poem by Marilyn Iva Thomas

39 Never Too Old To Write by Venus Bardanouve The art of writing at any age.

41 Six Things You Can Learn from Rejection Slips by Jody Lannen Brady Self explanatory; read them correctly and learn.

43 Writing Poetry: The Pleasure & The Pain by Diana Lee The woes and joys of the poetic life.

49 My Mother's Breast Poem by Diana Lee

50 Raindrops and Rosaries Poem by Diana Lee

50 Summer's Meaning Poem by Richard Grove

51 Acrostic Middles by Theresa Davis Great exercises to keep the rhythm of a story flowing out of writer's block.

53 Why We Writers Are Lucky by Janet Overmyer Reasons to encourage a writing career.

54 All In A Writer's Day Poem by Joyce Locking

55 Reviews

  • Taking the Breath Away

    Reviewed by Beatrice Repp

  • Daruma Days

    Reviewed by Beatrice Repp

  • Keen Truth ... of Life and Nature

    Reviewed by Alice Cundiff

62 Poet's Prayer Poem by Christine Richardson

62 Swan skimming waters Poem by C.P. Bergman