Monthly Archives: May 2015

Co-author opportunity

Donald W. Hendon, Ph.D. Author. Speaker. Consultant. International Negotiator.    Trainer. Coach.

12 traditionally published book. How’s that for a resume. And he’s asking for your help. Hendon intends to take three of his recent books which have featured the 365 influence-persuasion-negotiation tactics, which he’s developed over the years and write a few spin-offs utilizing co-authors.

If you think you might be interested in co-authoring with him, contact HWG member Toni Pacini and she’ll put you in touch.

The Master’s Review

The Master’s Review Short Story Award for new writers is now accepting submissions of up to 6,000 words of fiction.

“The winning story will be paid $2000 and awarded publication online. Second and third place stories will be awarded $200 and $100 respectively. All winning stories and any notable Honorable Mentions will be sent to Katherine Fausset at Curtis Brown in a stylized PDF with cover art and author info. We want you to succeed and we want your writing to be read. It’s been our mission since Day One.”

Deadline is July 15, 2015. For guidelines and more info go to: Master’s Review Literary

They are also looking for Summer Readers:

Do you have a passion for contemporary fiction and nonfiction? Are you looking to gain experience working for a literary magazine? Then consider applying to be a reader for The Masters Review this summer. This position involves a three-month commitment with three to four hours of reading a week. Readers can work remotely and there is an opportunity for bylines.”

If you are interested, send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to: sadye (at)  NLT June 1, 2015.

An interview about the conference

Las Vegas Writer’s Conference Interviewed by Mobile & Printing Company

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Each April, the Henderson Writers’ Group hosts the Las Vegas Writer’s Conference. 2016 will be our 13th year of bringing agents, publishers, authors, and industry experts to Las Vegas for a small (capped at 150 people), intimate conference.

What are the biggest changes you see happening in your industry? And how do they impact you?

Everything about publishing is changing. This creates a lot of questions for those writers seeking publication.

What do you want people to know about your work?

With all the industry changes, authors have more opportunities than ever before to maintain control of their projects and create personal relationships with their readers. One issue though, who are the gatekeepers? Who will control the quality? That’s where agents and traditional publishing maintain a leg up over indie publishing.

What are your biggest goals?

Our goal every year is to bring together an amazing faculty who will teach and inspire our attendees.

Who and what would you need to reach your goals fast?

A great, widely known keynote speaker and other top authors and agents to agree to be on our faculty.

Finally, who should contact you and why?

Any writers wanting to improve their craft and network with publishing industry professionals.

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Link: Media Printing Co

This company provides printing services to the conference industry. Need a banner, or any printing services for a conference? Check them out:

Printing Japan:
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Speakers tonight

Yes, plural.

Don’t forget the Library will be presenting on how to get your books into the system.

Then, a special guest speaker will be with us to talk about the upcoming conference at the J.W. Marriott, The Readers Legacy Choice Awards and Writer’s Conference, on June 4- 7. You won’t want to miss this presentation…we’ve been told there might be some incentive tickets to the conference available free to our members.

Check them out: 2015 Legacy Awards

Don’t miss out

The Writer’s Digest 84th Annual Writing Competition deadline is only three weeks away. Submissions must be in by June 5. Don’t miss your chance to win

  • $5,000.
  • Announcement on the cover of Writer’s Digest
  • 30-minute Platform Strategy consultation with Chuck Sambuchino
  • One-on-one attention from four editors or agents
  • A trip to the WD Conference in New York City
  • National exposure

Submit your finest work – what have you got to lose? There’s a full list of categories, from stage plays to genre and literary shorts, and children’s stories.  Hit the link below and check it out.

WD Writer’s Competition

Call for entries

We’ve got two opportunities to share with you today.

The Golden Quill Awards is now open for submissions. Sponsored by SLO Nightwriters, in conjunction with Central Coast Writer’s Conference and Cuesta College, this is the 26th themed contest. In honor of this, the category of Flash Fiction has been added.

The theme this year is Transformation. Each entry must depict this theme in some manner. Awards prizes range from $50 to $1,000.

The deadline is July 15, 2015.  For submission guidelines and contest rules visit their website: The Golden Quill


The Luke Bitmead Bursary (yes, it’s a Brit term for Prize) is in honor of Luke Bitmead, who died just after his first novel was published. His mother proudly sponsors this contest, the UK’s biggest prize for unpublished writers.

The contest is conducted and managed by The Legend Times Ltd. Group publishers. The entry fees and awards are in British Pounds, and the exchange rate does apply.

Submission deadline is August 1, 2015. For submission guidelines, visit the website: Legend Times Ltd Luke Bitmead Bursary