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Club News
By Jenifer Nipps

Sharon Ervin

Mary Ann Kerl

Priscilla Maine

Jenifer Nipps

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Tips from the Group
This issue’s tip is from: Jenifer Nipps

(From http://www.users.cloud9.net/~kvivian/html/writing_for_webs.html#Writing

Writing for the Web

Remember this: in writing for webs, the single most important difference with writing for print publication is the inherent ability of web communications to be interactive. Hyperlinking makes it easy for any reader to browse the information in the sequence and way most comfortable for their own style and preferences. Use a lot of hyperlinks.

The beauty of webs, whether internal (Intranet) or external (Internet), is that the user has the ultimate control over what content they see. Users no longer want content pushed at them and have become ``pullers" of information...they graze, pulling out what's meaningful or useful to them and ignore the rest. An important goal is to make the information you offer easy to "pull" from.

Writing

Appearance

Copyright 1996 by Kaye Vivian.(kvivian@cloud9.net) All rights reserved. Permission to reprint is granted so long as you include this copyright statement and the article is not changed.

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Market Watch (contributed by Jenifer Nipps)
Alliance Theater Group

(From www.writersdigest.com)

"Stories that inspire the soul"

ALLIANCE THEATRE COMPANY

1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404)733-4650
Fax: (404)733-4625
E-mail: ATCLiterary@woodruffcenter.org
www.alliancetheatre.org

Professional Atlanta-based theatre company

Terms: Publishes/produces 11 plays/year.

Submissions: Submit query with synopsis or submit through agent. Enclose SASE. Responds to queries in 9 months. See web site for further guidelines.

Needs: Types of plays published/produced: Full-length scripts and scripts for young audiences (max. length 60 minutes).

Audience: Professional production for local audience.

Key element: "The Alliance is committed to producing works that speak especially to a culturally diverse community; chief among these are plays with compelling stories or engaging characters told in adventurous or stylish ways. Please submit via mail, e-mail or fax."

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Contest News (contributed by Jenifer Nipps)

(Courtesy of www.freelancewriting.com)

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2001
BOSTON REVIEW´S NINTH ANNUAL SHORT STORY CONTEST

The winning author will receive $1,000 and have his or her work published in the December/January 2001-02 issue of Boston Review.

Stories should not exceed four thousand words and must be previously unpublished. The author's name, address, and phone number should be on the first page of each entry; do not send a cover letter. A $15 processing fee, payable to Boston Review in the form of a check or money order, must accompany all entries. Entrants will receive a one-year print subscription to the Review beginning with the December/January 2000-02 issue.

Details: http://bostonreview.mit.edu/contests.html

DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2001
EMILY DICKINSON AWARD IN POETRY

$1000 and publication for an unpublished poem in any form or style, and on any subject.
All finalists and semi-finalists will be published in an anthology of poems by Universities West Press.

Submit up to three poems, total entry not to exceed six pages, a short biographical statement, and a $10 reading fee. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable.

Details: www.popularpicks.com/Dickinson.htm

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Recommended Sites
(contributed by group members)

Oklahoma Writers Federation: http://www.owfi.com

McAlester’s McSherry Writers: http://mcwriters0.tripod.com

Writers Digest Online: http://www.writersdigest.com

Dream Weavers (a discussion board for writers):
http://www.delphi.com/dream_weavers/start

(Registration is required to participate, but it is free.)

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Questions or comments?  E-mail them to jen.nipps@klynk.com