Tooting my own horn

Call for submissions: GeminiMagazine

We have no guidelines or restrictions on writing style or content—nada, zilch, keine. As Charlie “Bird” Parker pointed out, “There’s no boundary line to art.” We don’t want to set any boundaries so we use a clean, simple selection process: if it strikes a chord with us we print it. Payment: $10 per published piece TO SUBMIT BY EMAIL (except contest entries): Paste previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs, short plays or other interesting work into body of email and send to: submissions@gemini-magazine.com No attachments except JPEG images for art and photography. Don’t send contest entries to this email address. See box at top for contest info. TO SUBMIT BY SNAIL MAIL: Gemini Magazine P.O. Box 1485 Onset, MA 02558 USA (include SASE/email address for reply) ***** Submission period: 365 days per year Response time: We have a large backlog and are making every effort to catch up. After 60 days please feel free to inquire about your submission. We will respond to all submissions. Rights: All rights revert to author upon publication in Gemini Magazine. Visit the website: ...

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Summer Programs for High School Students at Georgetown University

Uncover your potential this next summer at Georgetown. Explore an array of exciting subjects ranging from Law to History and the Arts. Interested in a career in medicine? Apply to the Medical Programs for High School Students to learn about a variety of current topics and medical breakthroughs. Study what interests you while experiencing campus life before you graduate high school. Visit our website for more info and to start an online application....

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Summarize This! Weekly Twitter Writing Contest

Do you think you can write concisely and precisely? Develop your writing skills by  participating in our Summarize This! Twitter contest. We are giving you a chance to prove it! Summarize This! is a weekly contest that requires you to tweet a summary of our featured topic. How it Works Every Friday at 11 AM, we will announce the topic of the week. Entrants must write a 140-character-or-less tweet, mention @Scribendi_Inc, and summarize the topic of the week. The contest closes the following Thursday at 11 AM. This Week’s Topic May 18 – May 24: Summarize the taste of chocolate cake. This Week’s Prize May 18 – May 24: 1000 words of free editing! The Last Winner Topic: Summarize the plot of Harry Potter. Winner: Ali Entry: A scrawny speckled boy finds some specialty in his striking scar and saves the secret school whose rules he seldom cared for. Rules & How to Enter, visit: ...

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The ADA Education Fund: 2nd Annual “What Would Martin Do?” Essay Contest

The Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund is hosting its second annual “What Would Martin Do?” essay contest, questioning what would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say to President Obama if he were alive today. This contest is part of our third annual “What Would Martin Do?” forum in which a group of speakers will discuss how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. might address the policies and situations that are seen in the 21st century. Rules for the contest are: 1)      The topic of the essay is “What Would Martin Do?” and should envision a conversation between Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Obama.  It should touch on key policy issues facing our country in the 21st century. 2)      Your essay may not exceed 500 words. 3)      Essays must be submitted as a Word attachment to info@ADAEdFund.org not later than 5pm EST on December 15, 2011.  Please use the subject line “Essay Contest.”  Late entries will not be considered. 4)      Please be sure to include your full name, home address, email, and the best phone number with your entry. 5)      Up to 5 finalists as selected by a prestigious panel of judges will have their essays posted on the ADA Ed Fund’s website.  Online voting by the general public will determine the winners. 6)      Entries will be judged on historical knowledge, understanding of Dr. King’s philosophy, creativity, and writing skills.  The entry must also reflect an understanding of current policy discussions and the landscape of social and economic justice. 7)      The winners will be notified on or before January 4, 2011. 8)      The winner will receive a $500 U.S. Savings Bond.  Two runners-up will each receive a $100 savings bond. 9)      The winners will be invited to read their essays at the WWMD Symposium (details TBA) in Washington, DC, will have their winning submission published on the ADA Ed Fund’s website, the quarterly publication ADA Today, and shared on our Facebook page. 10)  There is no qualification or age requirement for entry.  Anyone (except current ADA or ADA Ed Fund Staffers and Board Members) may enter. Good luck, and thanks for participating in the second annual WWMD Essay Contest!  Please feel free to pass this along to friends and colleagues… Thanks! For more information please visit our website:...

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