WVU This Week October 12, 2011
*** Quote of the Week
"Being a poet is one of the unhealthier jobs-no regular hours, so many temptations!"
Elizabeth Bishop (1911 - 1979)
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*** A Birdie Told Me - Writing Markets
Buzzy Mag is looking for original science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories up to 10,000 words. Thriller, suspense and paranormal tales that cross into traditional speculative fiction are welcome.
They are interested in pieces that may be able to be developed into full length novels for publication by Buzzy Multimedia at a future date.
Buzzy accepts submissions from both authors and literary agents.
They do not accept e-mailed submissions. All submissions must be sent via regular mail.
Please provide manuscript on 8.5? x 11? white paper. The text should be in a serifed font, such as Times New Roman and be printed at 12 point size. The body of the text must be double-spaced and justified left for ease of editing. All pages must be consecutively numbered throughout. Do not number chapters separately. Do not staple or otherwise bind the text. Manuscripts not meeting these basic criteria will be immediately rejected without being read for consideration.
On a cover page, include the title of the work, its word count, a brief synopsis, your writing experience, and full contact information including your Facebook, Live Journal, and Twitter information (if applicable).
Please keep in mind that while they do enjoy fiction with lots of action and erotica they are aware there are young readers online. Make sure you short story is acceptable for a 15yr. old to read. They DO NOT ACCEPT pornography, child subject matter, racial propaganda or fan fiction.
Payment is 5 cents USD per word.
Please allow 4 weeks for review of an inquiry, 6 to 8 weeks for review of a proposal and 10 to 14 weeks for review of partial or complete manuscripts. Every effort will be made to expedite this process and to give each project their fullest attention, but due to the large number of inquiries there can be delays.
All inquiries, proposals, and manuscripts should be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope for their reply. If you desire your materials returned to you, please provide postage suitable for that purpose.
If they feel your work is a good fit for Buzzy Mag they will contact you via email.
Please send your inquiry to:
Buzzy Multimedia Publishing
5603-B W. Friendly Avenue Ste. 126
Greensboro, N.C. 27410
***Upcoming MFA Courses
MFA Courses are always free to annual, 3-year, and lifetime members.
Classes starting October 13 Registration ends October 15
MFA 220 Editing and Polishing
Classes starting October 20 Registration ends October 22
MFA 102 Sentence Structures: Propositions, Subtext and Syntax
Classes starting October 27 Registration ends October 29
MFA 103 Creativity and the Cumulative Sentence
Classes starting November 3 Registration ends November 5
MFA 105 Sentences: Tough, Sweet, and Stuffy
Classes starting November 10 Registration ends November 12
MFA 201 Discovering the Rose in the Rubble
Classes starting November 17 Registration ends November 19
MFA 202 Finding Triggers
Classes starting November 24 Registration ends November 26
MFA 203 The Masks of Fiction
***Advanced MFA courses
Thursday, October 13, 2011
MFA1002: Metaphor Facilitated by Bob Hembree
Course Description: In MFA1002, we'll continue our study of the conscious and unconscious significance of metaphor and frames, while exploring their practical applications for writers, including how to better connect with our readers on the emotional and conceptual levels, how to write with pin-point precision, and using metaphoric frames in character interactions with story elements. The companion book for this session will be Salmon Rushdie's novel, Midnight's Children.
***F2K Free Creative Writing Course
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***Upcoming WVU Classes
Register now for upcoming October & November classes.
Classes Starting October 12 Registration ends October 15
B103 Grammar, facilitated by Janet Smith
F142 Short Story Workshop - Free Form
F128 Taking the Intimidation Out of Theme
P170 Poetry Triggers - Using Points of View in Poetry, Part 2, Using Time Perspectives facilitated by Joni Zipp
Classes Starting October 19 Registration ends October 22
B101 WVU Orientation, facilitated by Melissa Anne
C114 Comedy Workshop: Working With Alternate Meanings
F136 Mythic Structure Part 4 Prerequisite Part 3, facilitated by Priscilla Fagan
F152 Horror Writing
Classes Starting October 26 Registration ends October 29
B128 Opening Hooks
F126 Story Structures
F178 Writing Boosters - Recipe #2 facilitated by Joni Zipp
N124 Writing for a Living
P172 Poetry Triggers - Using Music as an Inspiration to Write Poetry facilitated by Joni Zipp
Classes Starting November 2 Registration ends November 5
B154 Finding Your Voice
C102 Comedy Writing Part 2, Prerequisite Part 1
B136 Introduction to Fiction Writing
F160 Lightness and Weight in Fiction
B107 Writers Way Part 1 facilitated by Janet Smith
Classes Starting November 9 Registration ends November 12
B122 Libel and Permission
F148 Other Worlds in Science Fiction and Fantasy
F236 Romancing the Plot Doctor
N116 Writing for Magazines Part 3, Prerequisite Part 2
Classes Starting November 16 Registration ends November 19
B101 WVU Orientation, facilitated by MelissaAnne
B134 Proper Intertwining of Plot and Character
C118 Comedy Workshop: Working With Analyzation
F108 Creativity In A Box
F102 Romance Writing Part B
Classes Starting November 23 Registration ends November 26
B114 Point of View & Related Topics
B132 Complex and Believable Characters
F146 Let's Make A Scene
F162 Character Driven Plots - The Big 5
Classes Starting November 30 Registration ends December 3
F220 Writing Boosters - Brainstorming for Characters, facilitated by Joni Zipp
N122 News Writing Part 2, Prerequisite N120
F164 The Single Effect Theory by Poe
N102 Writing for the Web Part 2, Prerequisite Part 1
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