April 15, 2015
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The Latest From Angela For April 15th
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Letters To The Editor
Letters To The Editor For April 15th
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This Week's Article
From Vacation To PAYcation: Writing and Selling Your Travel STORIES By Eric D. Goodman
If you're like me, you love to write in part because you love to explore. One of the few things I enjoy as much as exploring new territory in my fiction and nonfiction writing is exploring new places in the world. I love to travel almost as much as I love to write. Years ago, I decided to combine these two passions...
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Whispers And Warnings
Whispers And Warnings For April 15th
DO YOU THINK SECRETLY TAKING PICTURES OF SOMEONE THROUGH THEIR OWN WINDOW WITH A TELEPHOTO LENS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL?
Artist Who Spied on Neighbors With Telephoto Lens Beats Privacy Claims
"In 2013, New York artist Arne Svenson sparked some outrage upon the exhibit of The Neighbors, featuring photographs taken with a telephoto lens of those living near his lower Manhattan residence."
DARN. NO MORE FUNNY IMAGES OF A SHIRTLESS PUTIN RIDING STRANGE ANIMALS!
Celebrity memes now a criminal offense in Russia
"If you're a fan of funny images featuring Russian president Vladimir Putin crying or riding a bear or hummingbird while shirtless, you should probably put off that trip to Moscow, as the Russian government recently made it illegal to post memes featuring celebrities."
BIG SECRETS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS...
News Corp's HarperCollins Makes Multi-Year Deal With Amazon, Averting "War"
"Deal took nearly a year, but was kept private in contrast to Amazon's very public rancorous dispute with Hatchette."
OUR DAUGHTER WORKED IN A PLACE WITH BLACK MOLD, AND COUGHED FOR MONTHS. A COUPLE OF WEEKS AFTER SHE QUIT, THE COUGHING STOPPED.
Former News-Press Photographer Sues Paper for Firing Him After He Complained of Mold
"Mike Eliason alleges that his then-employer retaliated against him for expressing his concerns about the health and safety of the work environment."
A VERY SAD STORY
Whistle blower: Taking down two media giants
"Paul Winkler was never one to easily tear up, but his emotions got the better of him when he was forced to leave Kelowna more than a decade ago. Blackballed in the newspaper industry, with no opportunity to carry on his career as a newspaper publisher, Winkler and his wife and four kids left town."
SEA WORLD ATTEMPTS TO SILENCE AN AUTHOR
SeaWorld Lawyer Warned Author of 'Beneath the Surface'
"Attorney Lawrence Iser, in a 580-word letter to Hargrove in mid-November, said SeaWorld didn't consent to use of such information in the book and demanded that he "immediately certify, in writing and under oath," that he wouldn't divulge company secrets."
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Markets And Jobs
Paying Markets And Jobs For April 15th
Rural Missouri Magazine
CURRENT NEEDS: "GOOD Missouri history pieces that are well sourced but NO Civil War; got that covered." Pays $250-300 for 1300 words.
CURRENT NEEDS: Proposals. Pays $0.04/word for 300-1000 words.
Sound & Communications
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Payments are negotiated based on the writer's expertise and the type of submission.
T. Gene Davis's Speculative Blog
CURRENT NEEDS: "Stories should be well written speculative fiction. Any well written family-friendly science fiction, fantasy, or horror stories are considered. Do not confuse family-friendly with children's literature. Stories should be written for adults. A flat fee of $50 is paid after acceptance and signing of the author's agreement.
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flumc.org / The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
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Inspired Living for Today's Woman
"online media publication with informative and innovative news and content"
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Freelance Turkish Writer
Turkish / English publication
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MELODY MADSON - MAY IT PLEASE THE COURT?
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