Enter SDX Contests, Win Fame and Fortune

Well, maybe a little fame anyway. The Sigma Delta Chi Awards are open now to pro members. Deadline for entries is February 12. You can read the rules at the link above. View Quill magazine here to read about previous winners — the ones that are already basking in their fifteen minutes of fame.

Read about categories here, and you can even enter on-line just by making one more silly little click here to go to the entry page.

PLUS … there’s even more opportunities through “The New America Award, honoring public service journalism that explores and exposes an issue of importance to immigrant or ethnic communities in the U.S., To be eligible, work must have been published or broadcast during the 2009 calendar year. SPJ welcomes nominations from media outlets, journalists, community and issue advocacy groups, individuals and others concerned with ethnic issues. Deadline to submit is February 12, and you can read all about it here.

Don’t let fame slip through your fingers — if you don’t enter, you probably won’t win!

New Member David Fryxell, Editor/Publisher of Desert Exposure

By Betsy Model, President

Wow, we just keep adding fascinating people to our chapter…

David Fryxell, owner with his wife Lisa of the monthly feature magazine Desert Exposure, joined the SPJ New Mexico chapter last month and he’s got a heck of a background.  David and Lisa purchased the fourteen year-old publication seven years ago and the Alternative Weekly-style magazine (which is published monthly) is based out of Silver City and services a wide range of communities including all of Grant County, Deming, Lordsburg and the Las Cruces area.

David was previously editor-in-chief at F&W Publications in Cincinnati, where he oversaw nationally circulated magazines including Writer’s Digest and The Artist’s Magazine.  He founded Family Tree Magazine, America’s number-one genealogy publication and he’s won more than 100 awards for his writing and editing, including community and arts coverage as features editor of the St. Paul, MN-based Pioneer Press, as editor of Milwaukee Magazine and as a roving newspaper columnist in Dubuque, Iowa. He’s the author of three books of writing instruction, most recently Write Better, Write Faster, and a collection of small-town humor.

You can visit Desert Exposure at www.desertexposure.com.