Saturday, December 20, 2008

Pimping at its Finest


This is the 2009 Bylines Writer's Desk Calendar. It's a good calendar for writers because it has lots of extra stuff -- a place to track monthly goals and tasks, a submissions tracking page, pages to log in writing-related purchases, a page for writing-related car mileage, and several pages of good websites for writers.
It also has me in it. :-) 2009 is my second year to be in Bylines. And as soon I get my comp copy, I'll look for the 2010 submission guidelines and shoot for number 3.
According to Sylvia Forbes, the Bylines publisher, this year's Bylines includes writers from 29 states and 5 foreign countries (China, Tasmania, Ireland, Great Britain, Canada).

The "celebrity desk" on the cover of Bylines 2009 is Mark Twain's. He used this desk for much of his writing and it is on display at the Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal, Missouri. Mark Twain was also one of the first authors, perhaps even the first (as he claims), to use a typewriter in his writing. A photo of one of his typewriters can also be found inside the calendar. Ms. Forbes is calling the 2009 calendar the "Mark Twain" edition because all the photos inside other than the photos of each contributor relate to him in some way.


If you're interested in getting yourself a Bylines calendar (and I get nothing if you buy one) you can learn more here: www.bylinescalendar.com . The site will also have submissions info for the 2010 calendar.

3 comments:

Barbara Vey said...

I love Return to Me with David Duchovny and Minnie Driver and Notting Hill, oh and Bridget Jones's Diary. These are just a few. I crave them like I crave hot fudge sundaes in summer and Bailey's in coffee with lots of whipped cream in winter.

Anonymous said...

Pretty and congratulations. I will have to check this out.
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Stephanie said...

WOW! That looks great! I'll have to check it out. Congrats on being included. Good luck on the
3peat!