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1999-Spring Index~Volume 16 #1

Regular Features:

3 From the Editor by Deborah Ranchuk Another New Year

6 Spotlighting the Links by Carole Roy -Noteworthy writing internet sites.

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

58 The U.S. Markets: by Donna Bocian Currie. Tools of the Trade A look at what will be necessary for your writing future.

62 Asian Markets by Raymond J. G. Wells

64 Advertisements - A Word from our Supporters.

SIDEBARS Comics on pages 11, 33, 50.

Quotes for Thought on pages 2, 8, 32, 35, 41, 43, 44, 48, 61.


Short Fiction Contest Winners:

4Second Prize Winner: Survival Dance by Cindy Dickerson, Hamilton, ON Canada

6 Honourable Mention Winner: The Transformation of Miss Grisham by Pat Gilmore, Windsor, ON, Canada

5 Conquest Poem by Gladys Nolan

12 Confess and Laugh All the Way to the Bank by Lottie Robins Sharing our personal experiences through confession magazines.

17 Soaring Solo at a Writers' Conference by Sally S. Nalbor Solitude can make a difference at a writers' conference.

19 Plot Twists Go Beyond Belief by Claudette Sandecki Inconsistencies in plot development.

20 Dry Spell Poem by Patricia Melnyk

21 Writer's Block by Dan Lukiv Sustaining good morale when writer's block hits.

22 To Each His Own Poem by Helen Middleton Amos

23 Maximum Interview Benefits by Lil Jans Sketching out new articles from an interview.

24 Cues Poem by Diana Peacock

25 People Are Hanged : Pictures Are Hung by Janet Overmyer A reminder that our grammar speaks volumes.

27 Writer's Appearance by Dena Thompson A word on a writer's cleanliness.

28 Snippets: Starting Points for Fiction by Edel Wignell Scouring the newspaper for story ideas.

31 The Complete Cover Letter by Biswita Chaudhuri Mozumdar Getting down to the bones of an effective cover letter.

33 A Penny For A Cut Word by Dena Thompson Clear cut information on brevity.

34 A Non-Writer Tells You How He Wrote by Jerry Jordison Letting the muse create your first draft.

36 Warning: Opinions May Lead To Reactions by Neilia Sherman Dealing with the various reactions your words may create.

37 When Words Are Ripe Poem by Joyce Locking

38 Words are Wealth by Joyce Locking Unlocking the power of the written word.

39 Sell to Your Favourite Publications by Claudette Sandecki What you sell depends on what you read.

42 The Importance Of Landmarks To A People's Poet by Anthony Chalk Supporting our poets.

43 Pick Up the Pieces Poem by Joyce Locking

44 The Importance of Satire by Anthony Chalk The Function of Satire.

45 Days Gone By Poem by Dave Staley

45 Life Poem by Dave Staley

46 We Have This Poem by Barry Butson

47 Before the Storm Poem by Barry Butson

48 Poets' Biographies

49 Reviews:

  • The Crafted Poem: A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing And Appreciation by Susan Ioannou

    . Reviewed by Anthony Chalk

  • Writing Reader Friendly Poems: Over 50 Rules Of Thumb For Clearer Communication by Susan Ioannou.

    Reviewed by Anthony Chalk