Professional writing opportunity

We have just launched the 2010 edition of our international writing contest. Participants stand a chance to jump-start their professional writing career. I was hoping you can share this opportunity with your students, for example by placing an announcement on your website.

 All travel, food and lifestyle guidebooks can be submitted. The winning titles will be showcased on the Insight Guides (Berlitz) booth at the world’s largest book fair in Frankfurt, and the grand prize is a personal trip to the fair. A big opportunity for writers to meet and mingle with renowned publishers and to expose their titles to over 299,000 visitors and 10,000 journalists.

 More info:

 Submission deadline is September 15, 2010. All new and previously published guidebooks can be submitted. Participation is free, authors keep all copyrights and even earn on every sale.

 We also offer a free 7-week writing course at

Funny headlines….

See why it is so important to read stuff out loud? These heds actually were published!

Judge forcing student papers to delete archived stories!!!???!!

What do you think of this? Can you argue against the judge’s decision? Do you agree with it? Thanks to Misty for passing it along.

Interesting story…note all the details/anecdotes and how they enhance it

This story is from NPR about a condition I never knew existed. Thanks to Nathan for passing it along.

Rolling Stone scooped by blogs on own story!! Midterm material here!

Loads of interesting questions/issues in this story about the Rolling Stone story that ended up getting the top U.S. general in Afghanistan canned. Read it and know it before midterm.