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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Mid-Week Writing Links, Goodies & Announcements...

Jen's Goodies*Homemade Brownies
Happy Fall, Y'all!
I hope this season finds you enjoying abundant blessings and in good health.
Today I've got a "smorgasbord" of opportunities and announcements to share.
Please feel free to provide your own in the comments section accordingly.

Karen E. Lange, who was the chosen winner of Pen & Prosper's "Having the Last Say" Comment contest.

Susan Reinhardt for the release of her new book "Out of the Mist!"

Noelle Sterne, (who has been a frequent contributor here), who tackles the challenges currently faced in writing a dissertation, in her new title, "Challenges in Writing Your Dissertation."


If you are a fan of Pen & Prosper, and enjoy my work, I invite you to join me as I embark upon my new journey as a contributing writer for a leading website in the motivation and self-growth space.
I received a personal invitation from PERSONALGROWTH.COM to write for them, which becomes effective this week. Yay!

Starting December 1, 2015, Pen & Prosper will become a paying market! 
Initially, it will start at a modest fee, but I hope to increase it, (if possible in 2016). Here's the 4-1-1...
Guest posts and articles of 250-850 words (on marketing, blogging, or any writing related topic) will be accepted for publication by P& P followers only. The rate will be $10.00 upon publication. I reserve the right to reject posts that are poorly written, or those that do not adhere to the specified guidelines. Submissions may be sent embedded in an email, or as a Microsoft Word attachment to: Gemsjen@yahoo.com.

The reason I decided to move in this direction is because I am truly disheartened by the lack of paying opportunities for writers, as evidenced by a recent markets search I conducted in trying to land future work. I hope my efforts will help a little in providing the appreciation writers desire and deserve.

Would you like to improve your marketing by aligning your efforts to your blog personality style? Here's an interesting quiz and video that addresses how you can make that happen and work "smarter, not harder."



Allindiewriters.com provides a directory listing for writers seeking to promote their business and increase their bottom line. For a one-time fee of $14.95, get listed and get noticed.
For more details, check out the directory here:


Pen and Prosper accepts ads from authors and businesses seeking to connect with writers, educators, influencers, and those in the creative community. Get your product or service featured here. For informational purposes, this award-winning blog is read in over seven countries, and boasts more than 250,000 page views! To learn more, connect with me at Gemsjen@yahoo.com.

Writers Weekly seeks your success stories of 400 words on writing and marketing. They pay $40.00 per article, upon acceptance.

South85Journal.com is accepting submissions of essays and poetry for its formal reading period of September through April.

Moira Allen (of the hugely popular, Writing-World) offers beautiful mugs for writers and book lovers.  Why not purchase one for yourself, or for your writing buddy for the holiday season?
Here's the link to the current selection of cups:


Would you like to learn how you can earn $50.00 an hour and up for your writing services?
Peter Bowerman offers a blueprint in his award-winning book series, "The Well-Fed Writer." To purchase your copy now and get his insider's tips, click on the icon in the right-hand sidebar.
I highly recommend it. Have I ever steered you wrong? :-)

That's it for Wednesday's happenings.

By the way, I just got the proof for my new poetry book "7 Wide" today, slated for release this fall!
I'm so excited to share this here.

Your turn.
If you enjoyed these links, send me a "wink."  Leave a comment. :-)


  1. Congratulations on all your good news! So happy for you. :) Thanks so much for the mention! Thanks also for the great links and info. Happy Wednesday!

    1. Thanks so much, Karen. Enjoyed hearing from you here. :-)

  2. Jen - Wow, what a power packed post. Good stuff here. Congrats on your new status as writer for Personal Growth. You'll be a terrific asset for them. Have a wonderful weekend. =0)

    1. Sue,

      Glad you approve. :-) I appreciate your time and input. Thanks so much for your kind comments.

  3. Hi Jen - Please forgive my late response. I've had major Internet issues over the past month. Hopefully, they are a thing of the past with the installation of Verizon FIOS.

    Thanks so much for the shout-out about Out of the Mist. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

    Happy Monday,
    Susan :)