Congratulations to the inaugural crew for Dime Reads t Town Square! A great afternoon of readings from Darrah and Vital. And, oh, yeah…coffee at .10 a cup!
The Eliza So Annual Finish-Your-Book Fellowship
Ends on March 15, 2017
1) You have a novel, collection of stories, or memoir in progress (100 pages minimum) or poetry collection in progress (30 pages minimum)
2) You are at least one of the following: a) A US immigrant (documented or undocumented), b) first-generation American, c) a resident of Montana, or d) a parent with at least one child under the age of 5.
Applications are due by 11:59PM MST on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
2) I was born in Montana, but have moved out of the state. Can I still apply?
Warren Publishing, a premier custom book publisher since 1988, and Marine Corps veteran and award-winning author, Tracy Crow, recently partnered to develop the first imprint to exclusively publish books written by American women military veterans and military family members.
The imprint will operate through a newly formed contest, The Deborah Sampson Prize for Women’s Military Writing, named after Revolutionary War patriot Deborah Sampson who secretly dressed as a man to fight in the Continental Army.
Female military writers may submit manuscripts between 40,000 and 80,000 words, fiction or nonfiction. For fiction, writers may submit a short-story collection or novel. For nonfiction, writers may submit a collection of essays or a book-length memoir.
Deadline is April 31, 2017.
Warren Publishing also announces a “Call for Submissions.”
Warren Publishing is currently accepting submissions for the following genres: fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, historical fiction, YA, art and coffee table books and children’s books. There’s no need for an invitation or representation by a literary agent, although we do ask that all manuscripts are edited and polished.
Warren Publishing is a hybrid publishing company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. For nearly 30 years, Warren has been incorporating our unique five-step publishing process to take our authors from visualization through world-wide marketplace placement in both online and retail stores. Our process is proven by our award-winning titles, quick turnarounds, and the accolades of others in the publishing business. Our work has won awards for remarkable publishing, including the Garland P. Stout Publishing Award for Excellence in Publishing.
*Please note that Warren Publishing is a family-friendly publisher and will not accept erotica or “non-PG” submissions.
The Las Vegas Romance Writers announce their annual Conference-in-a-Day program.
Saturday, February 18
Findlay Chevrolet Community Room
6800 S. Torrey Pines
LV, NV 89118
This year, the Las Vegas Romance Writer’s Conference in a Day will cover all aspects of your novel, from inspiration to publication!
We’ll cover such things as finding your inspiration, research, coming up with a killer opening, fixing the saggy middle, creating a memorable “black moment” and publishing options for your masterpiece once it’s finished.
This event is open to the public, so save the date and plan to be there! Everyone is welcome
The cost is $25 for LVRW members, and $30 for non-members. It’s an all day workshop and will include lunch as well as snacks, coffee and tea throughout the day.
For tickets: LVRW
Painted Stories is now accepting submissions for “Love is in the Ink,” the first event of 2017. They have left the LV-CCLD and are no longer restricted to traditionally published authors.
DEADLINE: February 1, 2017
THEME: Romance (broadly speaking) in honor of Valentine’s Day
WHEN: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2-4PM
WHERE: Bootlegger Bistro, (private dining room), 7700 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
(just north of the Blue Diamond exit off the I-15)
COST: Free for current WSN members/$5 at the door for non-members
For this one we are returning to our original format of five (5) authors reading from their work for 10-12 minutes each while our Guest Artist uses their words as inspiration to turn blank canvas into individual works of art.
A brief author and artist Q&A will be held after each author concludes and an auction of all the art work will be held immediately after the reading.
Doors open at 1PM for those interested in partaking of the Bootlegger Bistros wonderful Italian-American menu. The program will start promptly at 2PM.
There is no cost to enter and you are welcome to enter as many entries as you like.
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Select a short story, or excerpt from a longer work, that would take you approximately 10 minutes to read aloud. (if you are uncomfortable reading in front of a live audience, we’re happy to find a reader for you.) Unlike last year when we were doing this at the Jewel Box Theater, what you choose to read does NOT have to be previously published – it can even be a work in progress!
2. Keep in mind that the selection you choose should have a strong sense of setting or a highly descriptive scene so that our Guest Artist has something to work with. Dialogue driven stories are okay, but try to give our Guest Artist something to dip their paint into. Your story or excerpt does not have to be a generic romance story either – relationships between characters exist in mysteries, westerns, sci-fi, thrillers and all genres. Essays or memoir excerpts (i.e., non-fiction) also welcomed!
3. Submit your entry in either Word or PDF format to: nevadawriters(at)gmail(dot)com with the Subject Line: “Love Is In The Ink” by February 1st, or visit our website at www(dot)nevadawriters(dot)org. Selected readers will be notified by February 5th.
WSN will be announcing it’s full calendar of 2017 events shortly, including a regular mixer/open mic series, a March workshop on “Finding Your Audience”, a two-part presentation skills workshop in May, a workshop on interview skills in the fall, an open call for entries for our “Endless Summer” Painted Stories, an open call for our “Chills” Painted Stories, our ongoing monthly Author’s Roundtable, our Writers Retreat in Boulder City the end of September and a few other special programs to help you hit your word count and publishing goals for 2017.
When you see all that we have planned for 2017, we’re sure you’ll want to join WSN to enjoy significant discounts on these and other members-only events. Remember, WSN is where you help shape the writing community you want to see.
Stop by and see us on February 12th even if you don’t wish to see one of your stories immortalized in paint. We”re sure you’ll be glad you did.
Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University at Tempe announces the upcoming Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference for Feb 16 – 18, 2017.
In addition to this year’s keynote speaker—ASU Regents Professor Simon Ortiz—faculty include Benjamin Percy, Sanderia Faye, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Sally Ball, Adrienne Celt, Paolo Bacigalupi, Dominic Smith, Malinda Lo, Kate Bernheimer, Bill Konigsberg, Alissa Nutting, Goldie Goldbloom, Matthew Olzmann, and many more. Individuals who are interested in learning more about the conference can visit the registration page, rsvp to the facebook event, or download a flier, postcard, or press release
Binnie Tate Wilkin will our January speaker on the 23. She will present Sharing and Communication are the Objects of Both Verbal and Written Communication.
2017 GINOSKO FLASH FICTION CONTEST: $500 Award, $5 entry fee, deadline for Contest #4 is March 1, 2017. Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece. Awarded work will be published on Ginosko Literary Journal website and in forthcoming issue.
Don’t forget the Idaho Writers Guild Annual Writing Contest. Final deadline is March 5. Each entry will be judged by two (or more) industry professionals with scorecards sent to you. The critique alone makes it worth your effort.
Awards in Short Story, Novel First 10 Pages, and Non-fiction.
For info and to submit: Idaho Writers Guild
November 21, we’ll have Brett Silver, Outreach and Public Awareness Coordinator for the Nevada Talking Book Services-Southern Office | Nevada State Library, Archives & Public Records .
Blind since birth, Brett will discuss his life and growing up with the program and what we might do to not only support the program but add our own novels to the system. After all, this is where Audio books got their start. The link below will give you a broad overview of the service.