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Chicago registration extended to March 6
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The registration deadline for the March 9 Region V meeting at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show has been extended to March 6. Sign up today. More



March 8 is final deadline for RECEIPT of Media Awards entries
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Works first published and copyrighted in North America between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2012, are eligible for entry. You do not need to be a GWA member to enter. View updated entry categories and choose your best work. More

Get the latest GWA Symposium news via Facebook
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Stay connected to all the latest updates and information for this year's symposium by "liking" the event's Facebook page. Click MORE to access the page directly, or log in to your account and search for "GWA Annual Symposium." More

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Press pass access — GWA membership benefit
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A key benefit of your GWA membership card is recognition and press pass access to major industry shows at no cost. For a list of shows and events who offer standing invitations to GWA members, and for more information, visit ... More

GWA Legal Service — What your peers have to say
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As you may know, one of the benefits of your membership in Garden Writers is FREE legal advice on writers' issues. Our experienced legal team provides advice and insight that can assist you with issues that arise in the communications world. Check out what some of your fellow GWA members have to say about the service ... More

Sustainable Sites and Highlights — May 25
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Four stops, three tours, 200 years in the making, and one outstanding GWA meeting will be hosted by GWA Region II. From American University and its William McDonough "Cradle to Cradle" sustainability initiative past Frederick Law Olmsted's iconic design of the Capitol grounds to Beatrix Farrand's historic design for Dumbarton Oaks, registrants to this day's meeting will get a view to gardening in the nation's capital that few have experienced. More

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Society of Environmental Journalists Awards for Reporting on the Environment
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SEJ's awards honor the best environmental journalism in seven categories, bringing recognition to the most important stories on the planet. Journalism broadcast or published in print or online is eligible. Enter your best environmental journalism published or aired March 1, 2012 — Feb. 28, 2013. Enter by April 1. More

5 things a writer should know about working with independent editors
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At some point or another, all writers have to consider whether or not their manuscript could use an editor. For most pros, that's not even a question. So here are five things every writer should know about working with independent editors. More

How to find your next freelance gig online
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With over a million freelancers on each clearinghouse site, the competition can sometimes be brutal until you find a way to distinguish yourself on that stats-focused systems. A great resume and cover letter might get you the first job, but don't hold your breath for a full-time gig — at least, not a great one. There are other options, and also how you can put in the elbow grease to make the big guys work for you. More

Self-publishing: A revolution for writers, not readers
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When people talk about self-publishing, it's common to hear words such as "revolution" and "democratizing." Book industry insiders forget that publishing can seem like a closed shop to those without connections or confidence. Apple's iBookstore has come to the aid of aspiring writers with a new section, Breakout Books, devoted to self-published titles. More

The hybrid publisher
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So much industry attention has been given to a concept that first became widespread at this year's Digital Book World conference: the hybrid author. While the term refers to an author who has worked in both the traditional and self-publishing models, there are actually a number of ways that an author could be considered a hybrid. More

Nature Publishing Group buys into open access publisher
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One of the fastest-growing open access publishers, Frontiers, has been snapped up by Nature Publishing Group, the company announced recently. Frontiers was co-founded in 2007 by its current CEO Kamila Markram, who is a neuroscientist studying autism at the Swiss Federal Institute of Lausanne. (The company itself, a private firm, is headquartered at a technology park in Lausanne). More


 


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