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This radio show wants you

Aspects of Writing is looking for writers to be guests, sponsors, or co-hosts.

Aspects of Writing is a Las Vegas radio show designed to expose new projects and inspire those who have a desire to write, while at the same time offering guidance for those who have a work in progress. The purpose for the show is to create a format that offers the listener a shared experience with fellow writers from every aspect of writing; scripts, novels, magazine, newspaper, newsroom, etc.

There is a cost associated with joining in as they look to re-establish themselves and forge their way into a national market. With your help, the goal is possible.

To sign up and help, follow this link: Apsects of Writing, Indie Go-Go

Mentors Needed

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

LV Romance Writers conference

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

AZ Writers conference

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



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

Masters Review

The Masters review announces their Fall Fiction Contest. Accepting submissions until November 15. This one will be judged by Kelly Link.

  • Winner receives $2000, a year’s subscription to Duotrope, and publication
  • Second and third place prizes ($200, $100, and publication)
  • Stories under 7000 words
  • Simultaneous and multiple submissions allowed
  • Emerging writers only (We are interested in offering a larger platform to new writers. Self-published writers and writers with story collections and novels with a small circulation are welcome to submit.)
  • International submissions allowed
  • $20 entry fee
  • Please no identifying information on your story
  • All stories are considered for publication

Submit to: The Masters Review

Seeking submissions

Toledo Bend Review is seeking quality nonfiction, fiction, poetry and photography. They accept unsolicited manuscripts from new and emerging authors as well as seasoned professionals – we do not accept simultaneous submissions. They encourage writers to submit manuscripts between 1500-3500 words.  While they are not a paying market at this time, authors receive 2 copies of the publication along with a personalized acceptance letter.  

Photography may accompany submissions (no more than 3 per story) – please provide a brief caption for each photograph submitted. Poetry should be no more than 25 lines on any subject (no more than 5 poems at one submission). They do not accept porn.

For more info:

WEBSITE: http://toledobendreviewlitmag.com/

EMAIL: toledobendreview@gmail.com or claraleeterry@gmail.com

We like free

Audrey Silverman, director of US Partnerships for Reedsy, announces a new free program called The Editor. Reedsy connects authors and publishers with the world’s best publishing professionals (the likes of Stephen King’s designer, Neil Gaiman’s editor, or Walter Isaacson’s publicist) to produce and commercialize high-quality books.  They won the Bookseller award for the best publishing startup of 2015.

Publishing is a scary world for a lot of writers, but Silverman says Reedsy provides them with the tools and resources they need to make independent publishing not only available, but easy.
They actually just released Book Editor this week. Months in development, it creates professionally typeset ebook files and print on demand pdfs–all in a matter of seconds, and all for free.
Give it a looksee, or test-run: REEDSY

Name that photo

Scott McIntyre has 140 untitled photographs in his online store and the contest is to help name them. Everyone who suggests a title for one or more of the images will be entered into a drawing to win an 8″ x 10″ print of their choice from my store and there will be five winners total. The photos needing names are in special galleries, which can be accessed from the contest rules page – http://tinyurl.com/gq74mfr – and the deadline for entering is March 31, 2016.
Hey, it’s writing…and good practice for coming up with titles for your own work.

Hannah Smith talks about the 2014 LVWC

Heart and Soul

My name is Hannah Smith, New Adult High Fantasy author of “Heart and Soul of Srielrian”, first in it’s series. A little bit more about me is I’m a full time author and I have done a few local book signings and a book read. Been writing for seven years. In 2012 I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with an Associate’s Degree in graphic design.

When I first came to the conference I didn’t know quite what to expect apart from what the website said, to my surprise it blew me away. I met a lot of great people and made a few friends. The sessions that I took were great and I learned a lot from every single one of them. My favorite out of them all was about using a screenplay formula while writing, it was inspiring, informative and perceptive. This conference was so fun and inspiring to me I plan to come back again next year.

Book Name : Heart and Soul of Srielrian
Her life torn asunder, highborn shield-maiden Farina Anlryn fights to reclaim the Srielrian throne and find the elusive Heart and Soul of Srielrian before the Demon Sorcerer does…or all might be lost.