2 Elizabeths announce a special contest with a $325.00 Grand Prize.
The Henderson Libraries are offering a Marketing & Publishing program in the Conference Room of the Paseo Verde branch on May 20., from 2:00PM – 4:00PM.
Titled Advice & Insight for Writing & Publishing Success From Start to Finish, it will feature authors Roger DeBlanck and Jonathan Sturak as they share inspirational strategies and techniques to guide you through the writing process and the preparation of your manuscript.
They will also share their experiences about what to consider when choosing a publishing option for your book and what approaches have worked best to gain an audience and reach success as a writer.
Hit their website to register: Advice and Insight
Toni Briegel, will speak on May 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada.
Her topic: What an Editor Does and the Different Type of Editors
Dr. Toni Briegel has been an educator, writer, and editor for an embarrassing number of years. Recently retired after spending 14 years as a professor at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, she has begun a free-lance editing business. Her published books range from …tomes full of academic research to poetry. Her degrees are in English, Reading, and Curriculum and Instruction. She attended film school and interned at the University of Arkansas Press. She has served as editor for several educational journals and has edited student papers ranging from first attempts at writing short paragraphs to doctoral dissertations. She has experience editing children’s books, personal memoirs, novels, coffee table books, and newspaper articles.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is searching for Mentors for their annual program.
The application time period is open until June 15. NV SCBWI is an all volunteer organization of writers and illustrators helping each other to create an arts community for children’s literature.
Ellen Hopkins and Suzanne Morgan Williams founded the program and we have kept it going.
They have hired 9 authors and one children’s book art director from Chronicle Books to become mentors for a six month time period where they will have writers revised their manuscripts in hopes of having it be ready for literary agent representation.
Each mentor will take up to 3 mentees.
All of the information is on their website: SCBWI
The mentors are paid but not their usual rate since they are doing this to help other writers. NV SCBWI tries best to break even, although in the past they’ve lost money and have events all year long to try to make up the difference.
Here is a list of the authors participating thus far: SCBWI Mentors
Who says membership doesn’t have it’s perks and privileges? ScriptFest in LA will be held June 23 – 25, 2017, and they’re offering HWG folks a discount on registration.
Get a 10% discount when you sign up for Scriptfest’s Great American PitchFest and use Discount Code: WRITERJUDY10 when you register.
HWG fan and friend of authors everywhere reminds us the deadline for entry is looming!
Would you like to see your manuscript turned into a book ready to sell? Enter it in AuthorU’s Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition and you could win $7000 in publishing services for your book, Ideal for the self-published or independent author.
AuthorU is on the hunt for books in 5 categories:
Children’s – Juvenile – Young Adult – Fiction – Non-Fiction
One Winner will be selected from each of the 5 categories, PLUS the winner with the highest average score will receive a check for $1,000
Deadline is May 1st 2017. Enter promocode WDDTD to get $20 off your submission.
Details at AuthorU.org/Competition.html
That’s right. A dime. Ten little cents. You have that much in a penny jar in your closet, right?
A terrific new coop between literature and business has begun in town. Henderson Writers Group teams up with CoCo Cafe in Town Square. Support for the business is support for the writer. Support for the writer is support for the business! We hope you’ll join us!
This month features Mathieu Cailler, author of Loss Angeles, and Lauren Tallman, author of How to Have an Affair and Not Get Caught.
At .10 a cup, how can you go wrong?
If you’re attending the Las Vegas Writers’ Conference (you are, aren’t you?) you’ll want to attend the first three Monday evening meeting at Community Lutheran Church, 6:30pm. We’ll be refreshing everyone’s memory about Log Lines, Elevator Pitches, and Synopsis, and then helping members with those items. Then, we’ll have practice pitch sessions.
These meetings are extremely helpful in preparing for pitching to the agents and acquisition editors at the conference. Practice builds confidence. Practice helps you present your best effort. Practice helps you look and sound like the professional writer those agents and editors are searching for.
And, HWG members will be voting on Board positions on Monday, April 3.
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?