Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bylines Calendar for Writers

The 2012 Bylines Calendar is ready to purchase! I have one of the previous years and I can attest to the fact that it is an awesome desk calendar!

Here's some information from Sylvia Forbes, editor of Bylines:

The Bylines 2012 Writer's Desk Calendar is now available. The 2012 edition has 53 more great essays about the writing life, and includes even more literary holidays. It's a terrific place to keep track of deadlines and meetings, to list goals for the year, and to get inspired to write. Inside are listings of literary festivals, online writing resources, birthdays of famous authors, and more.

This year's Bylines features the desk of nineteenth century American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson on the cover. His desk is actually a round table, and he wrote sitting in a rocking chair. His complete study is recreated at the Concord Museum, in Concord, Massachusetts, where Emerson lived. Many high school English teachers still teach about Emerson and his writings, over 100 years later.

This year, writers are from 25 states, plus Ireland and the UK. The state with the most entries is Kansas, with 4; however, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Oklahoma each have 3 entries. This year, two poems are included in the book.

It can be ordered from Amazon or Bylines Calendar. Price is only $14.95, plus shipping.

*I can certainly use one of these calendars again this year. I have writing plans and goals and need something to keep me organized!*

NOTE: Sylvia is currently taking submissions for Bylines 2013. Deadline is March 1, 2012.
See Submission guidelines

Welcome to my newest follower, Nicole Ducleroir. I hope you'll stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! Thank you!

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.” -- Diana Scharf Hunt

"A deadline is negative inspiration. Still it's better than no inspiration at all." -- Rita Mae Brown


  1. I got an email about the calendar, but it always helps to have another reminder.

  2. I'd never heard of this calendar...I think I may order one to help me keep on track!


  3. Oh yeah, it's that time again. Happy New Year.

  4. Hi Becky. That desk diary certainly does sound 'awesome'! I love that word that my American friends use! Just wanted to pop by and wish you a very happy, peaceful, healthy and fulfilled new year. Take care.

  5. Bylines Calendar is a great resource for writers.

  6. I still use my old calendar from 2004. I just scratch over the numbers and write in the correct dates. Yeah, it is now a big scribbly mess, but is it really important to know the correct day?

  7. This sounds like a neat calendar! I will go check it out!

    Hope your holidays continue to be Merry and Bright!

  8. That sounds like something that would interest me. I've off to scope it out.

  9. Looking forward to getting the calendar. I'm excited to have a story in it!!

    Critter Alley

  10. This sounds wonderful. So glad to come by to learn about it. Thanks! And much success in all your endeavors, Becky, in the coming New Year!
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

  11. Hi Becky, that looks really neat! I really enjoyed the goals are dreams with deadlines quote too. Best of luck on getting all that you want to get done, done.

    Happy New Year,

    Kathy M.

  12. Just wanting to wish you a happy new year. sandie

  13. Hi Sioux, Kim, Lynn, Linda, Thisisme, Donna, Lost Without a Map, Jenny, Val, Pat, Ann, Kathy, and Sandie! Thanks so much to all of you for stopping and commenting! I truly appreciate it!


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