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Retreats and rentals

4.23.17  Private studio casita guesthouse in downtown Santa Fe, for short or longer term rental, equipped with Wi-Fi, printer, washer/dryer, plus more. Finish a project, or begin something new. Enclosed coyote-fenced patio—secluded yet near museums, restaurants, and the natural beauty of NM. Proprietor is a writer who knows what is needed for a perfect retreat. Website: Email:

Calls for submissions

8.19.18   Fort Worth Poetry Society seeks submissions from poets and visual artists for an anthology on classical music, proceeds from which will benefit the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. No cost to enter; accepted submitters receive a free copy of the anthology. This link to the FWPS website provides complete details:

6.3.18  The 2018 Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize

A prize of $750.00 and publication in The Ocotillo Review Winter 2019 will be awarded for a poem of up to 65 lines. Carrie Fountain will judge. Revenue generated will be donated to cancer research. Details:

6.3.18  The 2018 Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize

A prize of $750.00 and publication in The Ocotillo Review Winter 2019 will be awarded for a short story up to 4,200 words. Antonio Ruiz-Camacho will judge. Revenue generated will be donated to Parkinson’s research. Details:

Editorial services

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5.7.17  MANUSCRIPT CONSULTANT for poets. Reasonable fees to arrange orphan poems into a publishable sequence, turnaround time 3 weeks. Former clients include Pamela Porter, Ulrike Narwani, and Barb Pelman, who recently received contracts from Ronsdale Press, in British Columbia. Contact Russell Thorburn, NEA Fellow, poet laureate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. E-mail:

5.7.17  ADEPT EDITOR, experienced in multiple genres, prizewinning author of poetry and literary fiction, is looking to assist you. Respectful. Thorough. Together, we can raise your novel, poetry manuscript, short story, memoir, query, or application letter to the next level. Free initial consultation. E-mail: Website:

5.7.17  MALONE-EDITED BOOKS sell to traditional publishers. Turning manuscripts into traditionally published books, and developing writers into successful authors. Malone Editorial Services, E-mail Website:

5.7.17  AUTHOR, AUTHOR! Professional editor, literary midwife, award-winning author (Bantam, Avon, Scholastic, Berkley/Ace, others) offers extensive critiques, tutorials, revisions, support. Upgrade your writing skills; solve problems with plot, character development, pacing. Specialties include literary and mainstream fiction, mystery/thriller, juvenile/YA, general nonfiction, psychology, spirituality. Carol Gaskin. Phone: (941) 377-7640. E-mail: Website:

5.7.17  WORDSTATION When you don’t need an editor, just a good secretary and professional proofreader—grammar, spelling, punctuation, consistency corrections. Friendly service since 1989. Manuscripts prepared from typewriter, handwritten, audiotape. Any subject. Medical terminology specialty. Free brochure. Will type sample pages of your manuscript for free. Visa/MC/Amex. Phone: (800) 538-8206. E-mail:

4.23.17   Line editing, copyediting, and proofreading for your fiction or nonfiction title. Price quoted per job. Quality guaranteed; will edit sample chapter on spec. Email with code LSLL0153.


5.7.17  TWELVE POINT COLLECTIVE was made out of a desire to promote great undiscovered writing. With Twelve Point Collective, there exists a platform for anyone to start a writer’s portfolio. Everyone has a story to tell and they’d like to read yours. Submit today and you can be a writer that gets discovered. Let them empower you to pursue an audience.

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