Thursday, March 12, 2009

Publishing Opportunities from Tampa Marketing Company

Today's forecast for St. Peters: Mostly cloudy, high 35 degrees.

Nothing like a chilly day to check out markets and submit your stories or poems--and get paid.

Thanks to Dianna G. for e-mailing me this link.

The Tampa Marketing Company is seeking contributing authors for five books to be published in June 2009. Tampa Marketing Company publishes the Davis Islands Community News, a 24,000 distribution monthly publication in Tampa, Florida.
Here are the five topics and brief details. For complete details, click on the link above.
1. Ghost Stories and Unusual Tales.
2. What Sports (and Sports Viewing) Is Really About.
3. Depression/Recession ? The Economy in 2009.
4. Relationships: the Good , the Bad, and the Funny.
5. Measures of Time, A Collection of Contemporary Poetry.

Short Story writers will be paid $50 and 4 books upon publishing.
Poets will receive $25 and 2 books for each poem accepted.
Story must be original, on topic, and all rights to the story must belong to the author.
Deadline for entry is March 31,2009.
Selections will be made by April 10, 2009.
To Submit a Story: e-mail story to
Heading must indicate which subject area the story belongs to and title of the article.
Name, address, phone, and email of the author must be provided. Story must be submitted in a Microsoft Word File.
Stories to not be longer than 3,000 words.
Poetry limited to 1,500 words
***These are just brief details, for complete guidelines, click here

I've got an idea--how about a ghost who was caught up in a bad relationship, lost money in the stock market, who loved sports and wrote poetry? Maybe not!

Happy writing!

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