In memory of the late Dr. Aubrey Goldstein we are beginning a new contest : THE OPINION PIECE
Dr. Goldstein loved reading articles in Newspapers and magazines etc. that expressed opinions regarding just about any topic. Then he enjoyed discussing them with his friends. So! In less than two thousand words give us your opinion on any subject and our esteemed judge, the great Suzette Martinez Standring will pick the winner.

SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING is a nationally syndicated columnist with GateHouse Media and last year’s Will Rogers Humanitarian award recipient. She also sits on the Windsor International Writers Steering Committee. Her two award winning books, The Art of Opinion Writing: Insider Secrets from Top Op-Ed Columnists (2014) and The Art of Column Writing (2008) are used in journalism courses such as Johns Hopkins University. Suzette is a past president of The National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the host of It’s All Write With Suzette, a cable TV show about writing. Visit or email

More details and how to enter will be up shortly on our website. I’ll keep you posted!
We are charging an entry fee for this one…$20.00.
First prize is a free admission to this year’s conference. Closing date is June first, 2018

Pam Goldstein 1-(519)-730-0315

Welcome to Suzette Martinez Standring’s Website!

Entertain. Enlighten. Inspire. That’s my goal. I’m an award winning author and a syndicated columnist, but I began as insecure and clueless. Along the way I took heart and advice from great journalists and now I’d love to help you, whether you are inexperienced or seasoned. After all, to be me…