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Resource Center
 

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MMN Resource Center is just another effort to pursue the mission of MMN to prevail the whole truth in the world media.

Through MMN Resource Center, we intend to attract and offer help and assistance, as per our ability, resources and capacity, to Media Contributors and Observers all over the world to get maximum exposure in the mainstream world media.

So, we are very humble to offer you:

We are currently not sponsored by anyone influential and do this intentionally so that we will not be "forced" into one opinion or another. Any topic which needs the truth shed on it, is a great topic for a media contribution (photograph, article, research thesis, poem etc.) on MMN. 

Now that should not be translated into the notion that we do not want to be sponsored. We would like to be sponsored only by those who believe in prevailing the whole truth without being influential over the content published on MMN.

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Free E-mail

Thanks to our partnership with Everyone.net, we are very pleased to offer to the FIRST dedicated Free, Permanent and Private E-mail Service for Media Contributors and Observers all over the world.

Following are the Features and Benefits of our Free E-mail Service:

Features and Benefits

  • Free - Our email is 100% free. There is no cost for unlimited usage.

  • Private - Your email is web-based and password-protected so it cannot be seen by your employor anyone else.

  • Globally Accessible - Send and receive mail from any computer with any browser from anywhere in the world, even if you change ISPs.

  • Permanent - Your account and email address are yours forever.

  • Spam-Free - Our service uses the latest technology to block spam before it can reach your inbox.

  • Personalized - You get to choose your own email address.

  • Versatile - Our email service includes attachment capabilities so you can send images, photos, or documents.

  • 6MB of Storage - We give you 6MB of storage to keep and archive email messages you receive.

  • Fast and Easy - It only takes a minute to check your messages because it's fast and easy to access.

  • Custom Filters - Filters can be customized to allow you to control incoming mail.

  • Folders - Folders allow for quick organization of mail.

  • Address Book - Our service includes an easy-to-use address book, with multiple groups to help keep you in touch with family and friends.

  • No Attachment Limit - Our email offers unlimited attachment size for your convenience.

  • HTML Mail - Messages can be sent using HTML or normal text.

  • Stationery - Choose from a variety of stationery when sending messages.

  • Personal Signature - You can create and personalize a signature to be included at the end of each email message you send.

  • POP Mail Retrieval - Retrieve messages from POP accounts and read them anywhere.

  • Message Search - Search functionality lets users search the message body, header, or folders for messages containing particular words or phrases.

  • Built-In Help - Get help instantly.

Should you like to sign up then please click here.

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Free Web-space

This service has been offered to you in conjunction with About-inc.com with the following features:

Web Site Features

  • 20 megabytes of Web space - that's enough for 2,000 pages of text or 500 sizable photos!

  • FREE Web site hosting

  • Branded personalized domain name

Site Building Tools

With MMN Web-based Site Builder you can easily create and manage your own web site. We have created tools that provide guided customization for individuals with varying levels of experience--from beginners needing a step-by-step approach to more advanced users already experienced in creating Web sites. These tools include the following features:

  • Easy-to-use Web page templates

  • Site Copier utility which allows you to easily move a site that you are hosting at another location to your MMN web site

  • Web-based File Manager utility which allows you to view, edit, delete, and upload files to your MMN Web site

  • FTP access

Site Promotion Tools

We give you all the tools you need to announce your site to the world and start generating traffic. You can

  • Announce your Web site - We provide a way for you to tell your friends about your new Web site, and invite them come build their own.

  • Improve your search engine ranking - We provide tools to help your site score higher for the keywords you submit to the search engines.

  • Submit your site - Our quick submission tool helps you automatically submit your site to the top search engines.

  • Create a press release - We help you quickly and easily create a custom press release that will be ready to deliver to a local newspaper.

Site Enhancement Tools

Make your site even more powerful and fun to use by adding some of the enhancement features that we offer. You can:

  • Add a page visitor counter - Keep track of--and brag about--how many visitors you have had to your various Web site pages. Choose from numeric or various graphical styles.

  • Add a Guestbook - Allow visitors to your site to post their comments, names, e-mail addresses, and so forth for others to see.

  • Create custom forms - Get visitor feedback or request any other information you might want to know about the people that come to your site. The results will be sent directly to your e-mail address!

To claim you web-space today, please click here.

 

 

This is the fruit of our partnership with Divide0.net.

They have been very kind to supply us with a customized MMN template with their hosting plans which can be found here.

Free Web-site Consultation

We plan to setup a network of web-sites/archives of those media contributors and observers who are already contributing to MMN.

To see a demo, please click here or visit:

If you regularly contribute to MMN web-site and have contributed at least 10 times then we will be more than happy to make a web-site for you. However, you will have to send us:

  • Your background / personal history

  • One Passport size colored photograph

  • Your hobbies and interests

  • Your favorite links, books etc.

We are also willing to give free web-site consultation to MMN contributors and observers.

Syndication Services

Its true that MMN is a not-for-profit platform. But it is also true that MMN would like to help its media contributors and observers as much as it can.

So, we came up with the idea of 'Click and Buy' Syndication Program.

How will 'Click & Buy Syndication Program' work?

I am very much thankful to Mr. Ahmed Amr who has kindly allowed me to use one of his article for the purpose of live example. Please, visit

http://www.mediamonitors.net/amr21.html

and/click on:

Following example can be helpful to understand this program.

Lets assume that the editor of 'A' newspaper has come to MMN web-site to read some articles and he wants to publish one of them in his newspaper. Now, luckily, the author of the article in questions, have agreed and allowed MMN to help him to syndicate his articles. So, the editor of 'A' newspaper will simply click on the above link, which will be placed ONLY on the articles of interested media contributors of MMN and will go through the whole process of ordering the article in his required format. One copy of his order will be sent to the author. MMN or the Author will send the required article in the required format to the editor of 'A' newspaper. Finally, the author will receive his payment.

In this whole process, MMN:

  • will work as a 'show-case' for the author..

  • will try to get maximum exposure for author's work..

  • will try to provide the necessary technology for syndication..

  • will inform the author about any transaction

  • will deliver author's payment to his door-step..

If for some reason, any media contributor would like to run the whole show on his own then we will even help him to set the whole set-up.

Advantages:

  • No third party or middle-man involved

  • Transparent process

  • Complete knowledge of the whole process and transactions

  • authors will determine the prices for their articles not the MMN

Disadvantages

  • Its a fairly new idea. So, it may take sometime for extensive syndication to build up. In other words, this program may NOT fulfill your expectations to be widely published.

  • International money transfer problems etc.

Where is the 'MMN catch'?

Oh, Yes, there is a MMN catch and that is the mission and commitment to become a major hub for serious and independent media contributors all over the world with regular media contributions to MMN.

So, this is the 'MMN catch'.

Should you be interested then please send us as e-mail at:

[email protected]

 

Who are the Media Contributors and Observers ?

If you can professionally and impartially express your views and opinions on the current affairs or about any major controversial issue, then you should write for the Media Monitors Network.

Media Contributor can be a professional or novice journalist, writer, photographer, researcher, poet, analyst, content provider or letter-to-editor writer..

Observers are those who keep keen eyes on the current affairs or on disputable issues and crave to learn the truth. We  welcome all the contributions with evidence, reason and logic.

 

How can I contact MMN ?

Mailing Address:
 
Media Monitors Network (MMN)
P.O Box 9785
Brea, CA 92822
United States of America
 
Phone & Fax:
 
Toll-free: 1 866 MediaNet (1 866 633 42 63) 
Fax Toll-free: 1 877 375 90 36 
E-fax: (810) 454 04 84 
 
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What about copyright issues ?

Copyright for all contributions (articles, art work, photographs etc.) published in MMN remains the property of its owner. 
 
Submissions may be edited before publication. If the edited version is not acceptable to the author, he or she may request that the article be removed from the MMN within a week of its publication. The staff of MMN will not inform the author of any edits: it is up to the author to review the published version.
 

Contests and Awards

General

Anvil Press 3-day Novel Contest
Anvil Press, #204-A-175 East Broadway
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V5T 1W2
Phone: (604) 876-8710, Fax: (604) 879-2667
Email: [email protected]
First prize: Offer of publication from Anvil Press; Second: $500 cash; Third: $250 bookstore gift certificate.
Eligibility: Book-length fiction/non-fiction, poetry, drama. See website for complete explanation.

The Beyond The Rose Elves Competition (theme focusing on Elves)
10 Saint Malachy's Drive, Greenhills, Dublin, Ireland
Contact: David P. Dunning, Editor
Prizes: 50, subscriptions for runners up
Deadline: January 31, 2001
Eligibility: Work must not have been previously published. No comic/comical/humorous fiction.

The Black Rose International Writing Competition 2001 (open theme) and
The Black Rose Supernatural Competition (theme: forces of evil; devil)
10 Saint Malachy's Drive, Greenhills, Dublin, Ireland
Contact: David P. Dunning, Editor
Prizes: 50, subscriptions for runners up
Deadline: January 31, 2001
Eligibility: Work must not have been previously published. No comic/comical/humorous fiction.

David Letterman Late Show Top Ten Contest
Prize: Hard-to-find Late Show collapsible cup and Late Show sponge
Deadline: Ongoing

Eighth Annual Short Story Contest
Short Story Contest, Boston Review, E53-407 MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 494-0708
Prize: $1,000 and publication in Boston Review
Deadline: Postmarked no later than September 1, 2000
Eligibility: Previously unpublished short story not exceeding four thousand words; check website for complete guidelines.

The Frankfurt eBook Award
To recognize the importance and the great potential of this new media for authors, publishers and the reading public throughout the world.
Prizes: $100,000 Grand Prize for the best original eBook; $10,000 Best Fiction work originally published in eBook form; $10,000 Best Nonfiction work originally published in eBook form; $10,000 Best Fiction work originally published in print and converted to eBook form; $10,000 Best Nonfiction work originally published in print and converted to eBook form; $10,000 Technology Achievement Award for the advancement and implementation of eBook technologies and features.
Deadline: August 1, 2000 (awards announced October 20, 2000 at the Frankfurt Book Fair)

PRISM international Literary Non-Fiction Contest
Creative Writing Program
University of British Columbia
Buch E 462 - 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada, V6T 1Z1
Phone: (604) 822-2514 Fax: (604) 822-3616
Deadline: Postmark no later than September 30, 2000
1st prize: $1500

The Professional and Amateur Writers' Society Writing Contest
For mainstream novel, poem, short story, non-fiction article, poetry.
Prizes: Cash for each category
Deadline: Postmarked by August 12, 2000

Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition
1507 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207
Deadline: December 1, 2000
Prizes: $1500, $750, $500, $100

Writer's Digest 2000 Zine Contest
1507 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207
WD is looking for the world's best self-published magazines, on- or offline.
Deadline: November 25, 2000
Prizes: $500 Grand Prize, plus various promotions and subscriptions; $50 First Prizes

The 2000 Writer's Guidelines & News Short-Short Fiction Contest
Fiction Contest c/o Writer's Guidelines & News
P.O. Box 18566, Sarasota, FL 34276
All stories should be original and unpublished.
Prizes: Cash awards of $50, $25 and $15
Deadline: December 15, 2000

Writer's Journal Contests
Awards for fiction, poetry and others
Deadlines: various

Writers of the Future Contest
Quarterly: October 1 - December 31, January 1 - March 31, April 1 - June 30, July 1 - September 30

Poetry

The New Millennium Poetry Book Competition
Rexdale Publishing Company
Prize: $500 and publication
Deadline: November 30, 2000

Penumbra 2000 Poetry & Haiku Contest
TWA Penumbra
P.O. Box 15995, Tallahassee, FL 32317-5995
13th Annual competition sponsored by the Tallahassee Writers' Association; accepts only original unpublished poetry up to 50 lines; 3-line haiku.

Poetry 2000
The New York Poetry Alliance
To enter send one poem of 21 lines or less to:
New York Poetry Alliance, Box 1588, NY, NY, 10116
Prizes: $1,000 cash; 28 prizes in all
Deadline: August 14, 2000
Eligibility: Open to everyone.

Screenwriting

The Big Australian International Screenwriting Competition
Prizes: Thousands of dollars in cash prizes, plus script analysis and industry representation.
Deadline: September 30, 2000
Eligibility: Open to screenwriters worldwide.

Filmcontest.com
1328 Broadway, Suite 1024 - PMB 98, New York, NY 10001
[email protected]
An international screenplay and short film contest focusing on finding emerging talent and undiscovered screenplays.
Prize: $3000 cash and paid trip to New York or LA for pitch-meeting
Deadline: October 1, 2000

Scriptapalooza TV Semi-Annual Competition
7775 Sunset Blvd., PMB #200, Los Angeles, CA 90046
[email protected]
Opening new doors to sitcoms, series, films for aspiring writers
Prizes: Cash, software and consideration by established production companies

Unique Television Scriptwriting Contest
Contact: [email protected]
Goal is to find fresh writing talent for TV, cable and emerging technologies.
Prizes: Cash and consideration for production.

WriteSafe Present-A-Thon
422 West Carlisle Road, Westlake Village, CA 91361
[email protected]
Considering screenplays, teleplays, novels, short stories, cartoons, animation
Prizes: Guaranteed read for five winners by leading industry professionals
Deadline: July 15, 2000
Eligibility: All users of WriteSafe who have their work publicly posted

 

Useful Services

Editorial
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WritingClasses.com
The online division of Gotham Writers' Workshop, the largest creative writing school in the country.

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Manuscript Editing
Editing, proofreading, and formatting of fiction and nonfiction manuscripts.

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QueryLetters.com
A network of published writers and editing professionals offering manuscript evaluations and critiques, composition of query letters and synopses, writing and ghostwriting, editing, and new writer mentoring.

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The Writing Coach
Gerry Benninger provides book evaluation and editing.

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Accurate Writing & More
Editing services and marketing advice.

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Five Star Publications
Offers comprehensive list of services, from production and editing to marketing.

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RKedit
Editing services for authors and publishers.

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Scribe Consulting
Consulting group that offers proofreading for fiction.

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WordsWorth Communications
Catherine Albano, a freelance editor.

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BookZonePro
Editorial services, proofreaders, and more.


Illustration and Design
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The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
The official website.

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The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists
The utterly official website.

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The Graphic Artists Guild
Completely official and authorized website accept no imitations!

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GraphicDesigners.com
A registry of graphic designers all over the United States.

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Ideabook
Plenty of design advice and good deals of marketing materials.

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Nancy Barnet
A children's book illustrator.

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Theresa Brandon
A children's book and fantasy illustrator.

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Kasia Charko
A children's book and cover illustrator.

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John Clapp
A freelance artist who has several published children's books to his credit.

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Phyllis Harris
A children's book illustrator.

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Joan Holub
An author and illustrator of children's books.

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Charles Jordan
A freelance illustrator of children's books.

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John Nez
A children's book illustrator

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Phyllis Pollema-Cahill
A you guessed it! children's book illustrator.


Marketing
>> Booknote
Provides website design and Internet marketing for authors and publishers.
>> Publisher's Marketing Association
For small and independent publishers.
>> Small Publisher's Association of North America
For small presses and independent authors, this is an advice site and support group in one.
>> Small Publishers, Artists and Writer's Network
Created for the exchange of ideas.
>> Marketing Resources Infocenter
Not specifically about publishing, but full of great ideas nonetheless.
>> NETrageous
A site primarily about Internet marketing.
>> How to Conduct Telephone Interviews
Tips and advice.
>> How to Set Up and Run Your Own Internet Mailing List
Mailing lists can be a great way to talk about your area of interest and your book. This site shows you how it all works.
>> The New York Tri-State Chapter of the National Speakers Association
Speakers' organizations are another interesting way to get the word out about your book.
>> Writerlist
An email service that provides advice on writing, marketing, and management.
>> CheapPublicity
This site offers a variety of ways to publicize your book, including websites and press kits.
>> Free Word of Mouth Marketing Tips
Also an example of how one author is promoting his word-of-mouth-marketing book!
>> Literary Market Place
Sort of the be-all and end-all of the old-school publishing, directing writers and authors to periodicals and other marketing tracts.
>> Publishing Open Register
A registry of publishing consultants in the UK.
>> The Small Press Center
A useful resource for the independent publisher.


Publicity
>> Writer's Line
Authors pay for a listing, while agents browse for free.
>> WriteBusiness
Another site geared toward pairing writers with agents.
>> Books & Writers
Online promotionfor both authors and publishers.
>> Adventures in Media
Literary and entertainment publicity.
>> BookSavvy Promotion and marketing for authors and publishers.
>> Cate Cummings Publicity & Promotion Group
Book publicists who specialize in promoting metaphysical, spiritual, new age, new thought, and alternative health non-fiction books.
>> CheapPublicity
Provides reporters, talk show hosts, and meeting organizers an easy and free way to locate authors, experts, and speakers. Registration required.
>> Foxcontent
Internet promotion for authors and publishers.
>> FSB Associates
Providing Internet marketing solutions to the publishing industry, including title promotion, consulting, website development, and maintenance.
>> The Garis Agency
Literary, business, and entertainment publicists.
>> Book Buzz
A public relations firm specializing in book publicity for authors and publishers.
>> GuestFinder
Register for their list of media guests and experts.
>> Gulotta Communications
Full-service publicity for authors and publishers.
>> The Press Group
One of Britain's leading literary publicists.
>> EntertainmentPR.com
General entertainment publicity, but they do represent authors, too.
>> MarketAbility
Book publicity and promotion for small publishers with a do-it-yourself marketing kit for authors interested in self-promotion.
>> Maxwell Media
Publicity and marketing assistance to authors, speakers, publishers, and business professionals.
>> Midas PR
UK-based book publicity and marketing firm.
>> S. J. Miller Communications
Full-service book publicity and promotion agency.
>> Phenix & Phenix
Book publicists specializing in media relations.
>> Raab Associates
Marketing and publicity for children's and parenting books.
>> Sensible Solutions
Site dedicated to getting your book published, operated by a New York-based book marketing firm.
>> Adler & Robin Books
Literary agency, book packager, and book publisher.
>> Peter Handel
Book publicist.
 
 
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