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Winter 1997~Vol.14 No. 4

Regular Features:

3 From the Editor by Deborah Ranchuk

4 Letters to the Editor

11 WIND SONGS, Poetry Column by Elizabeth St Jacques.

15 Spotlighting the Links by Michelle V. Lohnes A highlighting of reference web sites on the Internet. *New Feature*

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. Networking

64 Advertisements - A Word from our Supporters.

SIDEBARS>Comics on pages 19, 29, 32, 39, 41, 47, 49, 51, 54 & 63

Quotes for Thought on pages 14, 21, 29, 33, 39, 41, 52

6 Short Fiction Contest Winners

6 First Prize Winner On the wrong track! by Elizabeth Symon

10 CWJ Poetry Competition Rules

17 Three Keys to Writing by David L. Gebhart Using the right tools for the job.

20 Everyone has a story by Cynthia Post How to Draw Life Stories from those around you, and why you should.

22 How To 'Season' Your Writing by Linda Gabris Writing to deliver on time for the season.

24 I Like To Write Poems Poem by Bethany Cahours

25 Does Uncle Sam Need You? by Ruth Latta Examining the virtues of submitting south of the border.

27 Speculating In Prose and Poetry by Nancy Bennett Some definitions and thoughts on speculative fiction.

30 Ten Suggestions For Writing Success by Florence Cardinal The title says it all.

33 The Haunting Poem by Jean Woodward Larsen

34 20-20 Hindsight by Carol Mohr Fiction devices to move your story forward.

35 The Condescending Critic Poem By Dorothy Weismiller

36 So, Ya Wanna B A Riter by Patti Johnson A humourous look at the writing life.

37 Addiction Poem by A. C. Stone

38 Writers need sanity checks to stay motivated by Judy Artinian Relieving stress on our job.

40 Take a Writing Break by Hanna Czuma How creative loafing can turn writer's block into your ally.

42 Children's Literature Covers All Genres By Laurie Graziano A look at the world of kid's Lit with some parameters to guide you.

46 Are You An Expert? by Judy Carr How to become one.

48 Six Things You Can Learn from Rejection Slips by Jody Lannen Brady Useful pieces of information from those dreaded slips.

50 Does "Well-Built" = "Old Fashioned?" by W. Brian Stewart A look at how we use language.

52 How To Cut the Costs of Running a Writing Business by Barbara Florio GrahamSolid tips on economy in this business.

53 Email Submissions in Canada by Thea Atkinson Some Canadian publishers who accept email queries and/or submissions.

55 Breakdowns in Comunications Poem by John Loomis

55 The Other Guy Has His Say Poem by John Loomis

56 Book Reviews

  • Dozens of scattered thoughts by Brenda Ross.

    Reviewed by Margaret Ogmundson

  • SCREENWRIGHT: the craft of screen writing by Charles Deemer.

    Reviewed by Jonathon Haberer

  • Show Don't Tell by William Noble.

    Reviewed by Juanita Killough Urbach