Writing News Archives: Page 2

This is page 2 of the writing news archives.

Finalists Named for Barnes & Noble's 2001 Discover Great New Writers Awards (February 1, 2002): Barnes & Noble announced the short list for its 2001 Discover Great New Writers Awards.

Borders and Hurston/Wright Foundation Present First Annual Legacy Awards for Black Writers (August 23, 2001): Borders Books and Music and the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation announced the first annual 2002 Legacy Awards to honor the best published fiction and nonfiction books by authors of African descent.

NWU Files New Lawsuit And Launches Publicity Campaign (July 6, 2001): The National Writers Union, upset with publishers reactions to their victory in the Tasini case, have filed another lawsuit.

Jenkins Acquires Christian Writers Guild (June 29, 2001): Jerry B.

Barnes & Noble and Writer's Digest Announce Writing Workshops (October 10, 2000): Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Writers Sue Content Database Publishers (August 15, 2000): A class-action lawsuit was filed yesterday in United States District Court on behalf of writers in the United States whose copyrighted works have been sold online.

Deadline Extended For Financial Writers and Editors Awards (August 3, 2000): Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and Strong Investments, co-sponsors of the Financial Writers and Editors Awards, announced that the publication deadline for this year's awards is June 30, 2000.

Xlibris Acquires Online Writing Community (July 5, 2000): Xlibris has announced that it has acquired Inkspot, an online writer's community and resource.

USA Songwriting Competition Announced (February 11, 2000): The USA Songwriting Competition has announced the launch of the Year 2000 songwriting event.

Writers Guild of America, West and Disney/ABC Announce Recipients of Writers Fellowships (November 22, 1999): Eight writers have been chosen from a field of more than 2,000 candidates to participate in the 10th year of the Walt Disney Studios/ABC Writers Fellowship Program, it was announced by John Wells, President of the Writers Guild of America, west, and by Lloyd Braun, co-chairman, ABC Entertainment Television Group.

$500 Writing Awards Offered by The Well (November 5, 1999): The Well, an online community, is hosting its second anual Online Writing Awards.

The ASCAP Foundation/Lilith Fair Songwriting Contest Announced (August 23, 1999): In a joint announcement at the Lilith Fair concert at the New World Music Theater in Chicago, Illinois, Marilyn Bergman, President of The ASCAP Foundation, and Sarah McLachlan, artistic director of Lilith Fair, made public The ASCAP Foundation/Lilith Fair Songwriting Contest.

Five Star Publications Announces Contest for Romantic Love Letters (May 26, 1999): Five Star Publications, Inc.

Amazon.com and Francis Ford Coppola Team Up to Celebrate Short-Story Writers (February 18, 1999): Online retailer Amazon.

Carrie Brown Wins 1998 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award (February 8, 1999): Barnes & Noble has announced that Carrie Brown has been named the winner of the 1998 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for her debut novel, Rose's Garden, published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Olive Garden Announces Writing Contest for Children (November 4, 1998): From now through November 30, children ages 7 to 16 are invited to enter the third annual Olive Garden Pasta Tales national essay writing contest designed to encourage creativity and improve writing skills.

Bestselling Author Stephen J. Cannell and Writers Write Announce Online Writing Seminar (October 16, 1998): Writers Write and Stephen J.

Otter Creek Press Announces Book Reader's Writing Challenge (October 2, 1998): Otter Creek Press, a publisher of books for children and young adults,announced its Book Reader's Writing Challenge in conjunction with the promotion of The Magic Bicycle, California Ghosting, The Vampire Hunters, Chasing Time, and Wizard Sword by Lake Tahoe author William (Bill) Hill.

Melissa Etheridge to Keynote National Academy of Songwriters Expo 21 (September 10, 1998): Two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge will keynote the National Academy of Songwriters (NAS) Expo 21, a conference in North America for songwriters, musicians, bands, producers, and music-industry professionals.

RoughCut.com's Screenplay Challenge Draws Over 1000 Screenwriters (September 8, 1998): Imagine a story set in a 22nd century techtropolis called Cinnabar, where a 211-year old man of mysterious origin enlists the aid of a public inquisitor to solve his own murder.