January Speaker

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.

Binnie has worked as a school librarian, a children’s librarian and a storyteller. As Children’s Specialist for the Los Angeles City Library, she received national attention for her creative participation in that library’s federally funded outreach project. She received her Master of Library Science at State University of New York-Albany.
Her latest book is A Life In Storytelling Anecdotes, Stories to Tell, Stories With Movement and Dance, Suggestions for Educators.

$5 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.
Submit the work, along with a brief bio, and cover letter (if you wish). Author name should not appear on the submission itself.
To enter, go here: Ginosko Literary

November speaker

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.

Nevada Talking Books

FREE adult SciFi-Fantasy contest

This is the 26th FREE Dear Lucky Agent online contest with agent judges and super-cool prizes. Here’s the deal: With every contest, the details are essentially the same, but the niche itself changes-meaning each contest is focused around a specific category or two. If you’re writing any kind of fantasy or science fiction novel (for adults), then this 26th contest is for you! The contest is live through end of day, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. The contest is judged by agent Mike Hoogland of Dystel & Goderich. (Dystel and Goderich will be repped at the 2017 LV Writers’ Conference.)

All you have to do is submit the first double-spaced page of your completed work of adult speculative fiction. Read more at Writers Digest

Then if you decide to go forward – what hav eyou got to lose, it’s free! – send E-mail entries to: dearluckyagent26@gmail.com.

Please paste everything. No attachments.

Idaho Writers Guild

Idaho Writers Guild announces annual contest.

This year’s categories:
* Short Story (3500 word max)
* Novel first ten pages (adult or new adult novel)
* Non-fiction (2500 word max)
a. Memoir
b. newspaper/magazine article/essay

So, let the writing begin! Entries can be submitted now through the first of March. Final deadline March 5, 2017! But wait…there’s more! Each entry will be judged by two or more industry professionals AND you will receive the Judges’ scorecards – FREE with each entry!   For questions contact the Contest Director at sherryabriscoe@gmail.com. Download your submission guidelines and application today at https://idahowritersguild.blogspot.com/p/entries-must-be-received-by-march-5-2017.html  $100 – First place winner in each category $50 – Second place winner in each category Third place certificate *Entries must score above a 75 to qualify as a winner.

Anthology deadline approaching

For members of the HWG who are considering submitting to the annual anthology, the deadline for submissions on Writer’s Bloc 8 is fast approaching. You have until midnight of October 31, 2016. Rules are below:

What to Submit:
Your best one (1) edited work of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or a teaser from your novel
How to Submit:
Email your completed submission to —
HWG Secretary Audrey Balzart at audrey101@aol.com
Formatting Guidelines
No more than 4,000 words
Word document (Word 97-2003 or later, electronic format only)
One (1) inch margins all around
Times New Roman or Courier 12 pt font
Work should include a Header with the Work Title and Page Numbers (may include author’s name)
Cover page with:
Author’s Name
     Title of Work
     Type of work (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, teaser)
     Word count
The cover page can be part of the work’s document or a separate Word document—NOT just in the body of the email.  Do not add the words from the cover to the work’s overall word count.
Submissions not following these guidelines will be returned and can be resubmitted if they meet the deadline.

Spooky Story Night

Don’t forget the 3rd Annual Spooky Story Night, Friday, October 28, 6:30pm. There will be food and fun. Costumes are optional, but encouraged. Plus, it’s the Spooky Story Flash Fiction contest with prizes!

Flash Fiction Rules
Contestants must attend Spooky Story Night event in order to be entered.

Entries cannot exceed 500 words.

Only one entry per person.

All entries must be e-mailed to info@HendersonWritersGroup.com, with SPOOKY STORY NIGHT as the subject heading, no later than Wednesday, October 26.

Entries limited to first 20 stories submitted. (first come, first serve)

But wait…there’s more. (Didn’t think we’d make it that easy, did you?) To be considered, each piece MUST contain the following ten words somewhere in the story.

Let’s see how creative you can be.

Henderson Writers’ Group

Spooky Story Night attendees will vote on their favorite story. Winner’s (top 3 places) will receive a prize.

Tickets are $10 and Guests are Welcome and Encouraged!

No entry fee Visual Prompt Contest

The Neon Museum Visual Prompt Contest with Helen Magazine is now on progress.  There’s no entry fee for this one, and the award is $25 and a Neon Museum gift bag with tickets, and a goodie bag provided by The Writer’s Block indie bookstore. Deadline is October 31, 2016; winner will be announced November 15, 2016.

Submission details and Images: Helen Magazine