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Summer 1997 ~Vol.14 No. 2

Regular Features:

3 From the Editor by Deborah Ranchuk Fires in the north, Conferences.

11 WIND SONGS, Poetry Column by Elizabeth St Jacques. Haiku, Renga examples studied.

15 RESOURCES, Reference Review Column by Barbara Florio Graham. "Evergreen", perennial references noted here.

18 WRITING IN MEDIA by Gregory J. Robb. Thundering Keyboards, what is it you wanted to say?

59 NOTES by Deborah Ranchuk Canadian and other Markets, Contests, Notices, Awards and Writer's Guidelines.

62 The U.S. MARKETS: by Donna Bocian Currie. A Fresh Eye

64 Advertisements - A Word from our Supporters.

SIDEBARS Comics on pages 14, 32, 36, 43 and 50.

Quotes for Thought on pages 6, 27, 36, 43, 50, 54

5 CWJ Third Prize Winner Fiction Contest

The Fifth Horseman by Nancy Lee

7 Short Fiction Second Honourable Mention Winner

The Consultation by Marianne Webb

8 Bookstore Blues Poem by Ruth Latta

8 The Lacemaker Poem by Ruth Latta

9 1997 Short Fiction Contest Rules

10 1997 Poetry Competition Guidelines

17 Writer Poem by Marjorie Maxwell

17 Epitaph Poem by Doris Riedweg

21 An Unusual Freelance Market by A. C. Stone A magazine that wants new writers and advertises to find them.

22 Mind Map Your Way To Article Idea Success By Paul Lima The process of wrassling those ideas out of your head and into a sellable form.

26 "Just Don't Mention The Whores! By Karen Seidemann Writing the home town history.

28 Big Dreams by Richard L. Meister Jr. The importance of re- searching your craft,

29 Rejection Poem by Janet Bonellie

30 Moving Decisions By Cecilia Gorsuch How to sort a lifetime of writing into some semblance of order.

31 Prehistoric Poetry Poem By John Loomis

32 Christmas in May; Surf in November by Deborah Ranchuk Tips for sending off seasonal articles on magazine time.

33 'What do I know from kosher?' or 9 Tips for Managing a Cross Cultural Writers' Group by Jan Markley

37 The Rewards of Part-Time Writing by Irv Feldman How writing fits into a retiree's life to fill financial and emotional goals.

39 A Sometime Writer By Gladys Nolan Life and writing.

40 Too Much Craft Poem By John Loomis

41 Working With a Co-Author By Mary Woodhouse A guide for expectations and tips for achieving harmony.

44 Schmoozing Without Losing: The Art of Networking By Alix Strauss Why her Address Binder goes with her always.

48 Whittier Was Wrong Poem By A.C.Stone

49 Due South: How Not to Waste Your Money on Canada Post By J.S. Lyster The vagaries of international postage on return envelopes.

51 Counting Words Offers Insight Into Your Writing By Robert V. Schmidt How counting word repetition can strengthen your articles.

53 Actual Bumperstickers Humour from Cars

54 Some Commonly Repeated Words By Robert V. Schmidt - his most common offenders.

55 20th Anniversary Year of the International 3-Day Novel-Writing Contest Rules and How You Can Participate.

57 -Reviews:

  • Take My Words, A Wordaholic's Guide to the English Language by Howard Richter

    Reviewed by Beatrice Repp.

  • Molly Brown is not a Clown story by Linda Rogers illustrations by Rick Van Krugel

    Reviewed by Beatrice Repp.