WritersWeekly Trivia Contest Question for 09/29/2016

WritersWeekly Trivia Contest Question for 09/29/2016

Question for 09/29/2016: According to last week’s issue of WritersWeekly.com, what’s a common misconception by new authors when putting their books on Amazon?  Send your answer through the contact form here. You must be a WritersWeekly.com subscriber to participate in the weekly contests. Subscribe (it’s free!). NOTE: ONLY ONE WINNER PER HOUSEHOLD PER CALENDAR QUARTER, […]

Whispers and Warnings for 09/29/2016

Whispers and Warnings for 09/29/2016

We are SO blessed to live in the U.S.A.! Jordanian Writer Accused Of Sharing Cartoon That Offended Muslims Shot Dead “A prominent Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam.” A movie about a libel lawsuit Holocaust […]

“Can I Use Somebody Else’s Photo/Artwork if I Flip it Horizontally?”

“Can I Use Somebody Else’s Photo/Artwork if I Flip it Horizontally?”

I am still working to get my illustrations for my book. Can you advise on something I was told by my illustrator? She told me that most photos copied from the Internet can be flipped horizontally to alleviate concerns of copyright infringement. For example if a mountain appears on the left side of the photograph, flip the photo so the mountain is on the right side. I also wonder if applying artistic effects to a photo (pencil sketch, smooth pastel, etc.) would eliminate concern of issues. I was given five websites for Royalty Free photos and images that are free of charge. Do you have any recommendations for me?

My Child Wrote A Book!!! But, Can We Publish It? by Harvey Randall, Esq.

My Child Wrote A Book!!! But, Can We Publish It? by Harvey Randall, Esq.

Your child has written a book and a number of friends who have read it have remarked that it is great, and should be published. Your child then tells you he or she has decided to become an author, and wants to have the book published. You quickly respond “okay,” and then, realizing what you said, you ask yourself a number of questions:
Can my child actually publish a book?

Kung Fu Tai Chi

“Kung Fu Tai Chi is exclusively focused on Chinese martial arts and their derivations.” 70% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-6 months after acceptance. Buys First North American publication rights. No reprints. Responds 1 week. For a sample articles, visit the website. Subscription $15; $30 outside the U.S. Pays $125 for 2000+ words; $85 for 1000-1999 words. Articles should be around 1500-2500 words. Submit query or complete ms by email.

Rack

“We publish ONLY stories about the harvests of world-class animals, 75 percent of which are enormous white-tailed deer. All whitetails MUST be measured on the BTR system and score 160 or more inches as ‘typicals’ or ‘perfects,’ or at least 175 if ‘irregular’ or ‘semi-irregular.’ A BTR score is like a true gross score WITHOUT the inside spread. Other stories may revolve around the harvest of most any North American big game trophy, so long as the animal qualifies for one of the major record books (B&C, P&Y, Longhunter or SCI). DO NOT send queries or manuscripts for any other type of story. We do not buy columns, how-to, where-to or gear-related articles.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 76.7K. Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-8 months after acceptance. Buys 1st North American rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in 30 days. Subscription $20.95. Guidelines by email. Pays $100-$325 for 1000 words.

Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

“Established in 1990 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization, The Tricycle Foundation is dedicated to making Buddhist teachings and practices broadly available. In 1991, the Foundation launched Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, the first magazine intended to present Buddhist perspectives to a Western readership. Tricycle soon became the leading independent journal of Buddhism in the West, where it continues to be the most inclusive and widely read vehicle for the dissemination of Buddhist views and values. Our readership includes longtime practitioners, those who are curious about Buddhism or meditation, and those who do not identify as Buddhist but value the teachings of wisdom and compassion that Buddhism has to offer.” 70% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K; over 200K visitors per month online. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within a month. “However, due to the large number that we receive each month, please don’t let a longer wait surprise you.” Subscription: Print + digital subscription U.S. – $40 | year Canada – $45 | year International – $55 | year Digital-only subscription $35 | year. Guidelines online at http://tricycle.org/contact/.

Letters and Comments for 09/29/2016

Letters and Comments for 09/29/2016

Comments on: What’s The Secret to Ongoing, Consistent BOOK SALES? Thanks, Angela, for the nudge. It is easy to get so involved with the next project that we (I) tend to ease off the peddle when it comes to promoting our (my) completed works. I need to revisit my copy of your excellent book 90+ […]

Homeschooled Kids Don’t Get Sick Often, Unless…

Homeschooled Kids Don’t Get Sick Often, Unless…

Max and Mason, who are homeschooled, joined a new homeschooling co-op. Over the past few years, they’ve only attended museum classes every other Wednesday, and only during the afternoon on those days. This new co-op meets all day long every Wednesday, and includes five different classes and a lunch.
I warned the boys and Richard that they’d be exposed to lots more kiddos with cold and flu symptoms and that we’d all catch more germies this year.

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