Vision: A Resource f

 Lazette Gifford
Publisher & Editor


About This Issue

March/April 2005

Welcome to our 26th issue of Vision: A Resource for Writers.  In this issue we have several wonderful articles on the fun and necessity of doing research.  We also have a wonderful interview with writer Rachel Caine.  Also be sure to check out the truly wonderful web review by Ariella Elema.

I am happy to announce that Vision: A Resource for Writers tied for third place in the annual Preditors and Editors Readers Poll under the nonfiction magazines/ezines' listing, and the editor tied for eleventh in the magazine/ezine editors' listing.  Forward Motion came in second for Writers' Forums! Thank you to everyone who voted!

And again, thank you to all the people who have written articles for Vision over the last few years.  You have all been inspirational and helpful!

Below are the themes for the rest of the 2005 issues.  Remember that theme articles are only a section of each issue, and I am always interested in any writing related article.  Read through the issues and you'll find an eclectic mix of material.  Most writers have something they can impart to others, and all of us have something to learn.

 Upcoming Themes: 

  • May/June #27 Openings (Deadline April 10th)
    Getting off to the right start can make the entire difference in a sale. Should you start with a 'bang' or a whisper of danger?  What are the tips and techniques of openings?

  • July/August #28 Types of publication (Deadline June 10th)
    The world of publication has changed drastically with the advent of the Internet.  What are the different venues in both print and electronic formats, and what should writers know about both?

  • September/October #29 Celebrating Genres (Deadline August 10th)
    Romance, fantasy, sf, mystery, horror and more -- the world of genres is filled with wonderful treasures.  As a writer, what are your favorites and what do those genres included?

  • November/December #30  Character creation (Deadline October 10th)
    Characters can talk to us in our heads and keep us awake at night, but what does it take to make them live on the page?

And remember that I'm always interested in any writing-related articles!