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SENIOR NEWS Newspaper is a monthly publication for the 50 plus  population, serving metro Atlanta, Augusta, and Macon. 




Finding India in Artesia

Story by Andrea Gross; photos by Irv Green


I pass on wearing a bindi (red dot) on my forehead, because in many parts of India it has a religious significance, but I do want to don a sari. I raise my arms as a salesperson takes a nine-foot strip of ruby red silk, makes a few deft moves and within minutes transforms me from a khaki-bedecked tourist to a classically-clad Indian woman.  read more


Georgia Writers Museum Announces Amateur Creative Writing Contest for 2014

The Georgia Writers Museum is sponsoring its second annual Amateur Creative Writing Contest.  Entries will be received from June 15th – August 15th.  “We are hoping to showcase the writing of more authors this year,” said Jack Shinneman, President of the museum.  “Last year, we had a variety of entries from a diverse field of authors who ranged in age from 18 to 80-something.  We want more of the same this year,” added Shinneman. 

Some general guidelines for the contest are that entries must be original, unpublished literary works in the genre of a short story, flash prose, essay, biography or memoir.  No poetry will be accepted.  Entries are limited to 750 words and must be in the form of an email document, not a pdf.  The entry fee is $20 per entry, with a limit of 3 entries per author.  Typed copies of submissions and payment must be mailed to: Amateur Creative Writing Contest; P.O. Box 2934; Eatonton, GA 31024 by the August 15th deadline.  Authors will then receive information on where to forward an electronic copy of their work(s) as an attachment to email. 

 A panel of 3 sub-judges will read each entry with no identifying information contained.  The top 3 and honorable mention choices from each judge will be sent to the head judge for a final decision of the winners.  The First prize winner receives a cash prize o $125.00 and will have his/her work published in Lakelife Magazine and The Eatonton Messenger Newspaper.   The Second Prize Winner will receive a cash prize of $75.00, the Third Prize winner gets a $25 cash prize and an Honorable Mention Ribbon will be awarded.  All winning entries will be published in a contest brochure, along with brief bios of all contributors.  An awards reception will be held October 10 at 6 PM at the temporary home of the Georgia Writers Museum, 109 S. Jefferson Ave., Eatonton, Georgia 31024.  

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