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February 13, 2013

Putting It Into Words

I continually encourage my students to write. Writing is a good way to convey memories to others, share stories and perhaps most importantly, writing can be...

...extremely therapeutic. It's a good way to put down good memories, difficult experiences and an excellent way to make sense of aspect of life that have not made sense until you decide to put them down into words.

And writing (especially getting published!) can be affirming and can also earn a bit of extra money.

For this blog, I thought I'd share some avenues to publish any writing you or any students might be doing.

Here's one opportunity -

COMMON GROUND http://commonground.ca/contribute/.

Generally we accept articles on health, wellness, the environment, transformational travel and personal growth. We prefer articles by Canadian authors, and we very rarely accept fiction and poetry.

Articles of 600 to 1,500 words are accepted. We will consider longer articles, up to 2,500 words, but will probably ask you to edit them to a shorter length once they are accepted, but please query first. Most articles are enhanced by a high contrast, compelling photo, line drawing or graphic. Pays ten cents/word.

If you have stories that refer to, ahem, Mature Living, - request guidelines by writing to Mature Living, One LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, TN 37234-0175 or email matureliving@lifeway.com /pays up to $115.

If you have kids in your life, consider Woman’s World- send short kids’ sayings/anecdotes to Woman’s World, 270 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 (magazine can be bought at checkouts in supermarkets) pays $50 for kids’ sayings.

And if your interests lean more toward history, take a look here - HISTORY MAGAZINE - http://www.history-magazine.com/.

Chronicling everything from the fall of the Roman Empire and the start of the Second World War to the sinking of the Titanic and the exploits of Al Capone, the articles in History Magazine are accompanied by breathtaking archival images and detailed maps.

You'll read fascinating stories and discover facts you never knew about the development of government, medicine, technology, trade, crime, the arts, the art of war, and everything in between! Pays up to $250 for pieces up to 2,500 words. Roughly ten cents/word.

Writing can be rewarding at many levels. Send us any suggestions you might know of. Everybody likes a good story!


Posted by mmorf at February 13, 2013 10:08 PM


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