Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Nancy Hartney Winner at WriterCon 2019

Nancy Hartney, winner 2019 flash fiction first runner-upArkansas writer Nancy Hartney’s flash fiction piece, “The Barn, Day after the Funeral,” earned the number two slot at WriterCon 2019 in Oklahoma City over the Labor Day weekend.

Nancy has published two short story collections, Washed in the Water and if the creek don’t rise.Both books are available through Pen-L Publishers, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.

For more about Nancy and her current writing project, visit her site at nancyhartney.com/.

 

Two-week Residency at Dairy Hollow Available to Writer on Specialized Topic

Michelle Hannon, Executive Director of the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, has announced the availability of a new fellowship at the Colony.

The award will go to a writer who is working on a short or long work of non-fiction focusing on mental illness, either that of the writer or of someone […]

Maeve Maddox Interviewed by Kyle Kellams

As he has done for her previous language guides, Kyle Kellams interviewed Arkansas writer and teacher Maeve Maddox about her latest publication, The Pronoun Book, on Fayetteville’s local NPR station, KUAF (Ozarks at Large, July 30, 2019).

Kyle Kellams, a broadcaster who values Standard English

In gratitude, and in recognition of Kellams’ interest […]

Bernhardt’s WriterCon August 30, 2019

For the most part, I try to keep the posts on ArkansasWriters third-person neutral, but for this one I’m making an exception. (It is my website, after all.)

Like most of my Arkansas writer colleagues, I’ve attended plenty of writers’ conferences, some of them excellent, some of them—not so much.

If you’re looking for […]

Kaleidoscope Short Story Contest for Women Only

Write while the keyboard is clear!

Kaleidoscope is a publishing project for women, mostly online. Its purpose is to anthologize short stories and memoirs that capture a uniquely female experience.

The current short story contest, “Summer Vacation,” ends August 8, 2019. The winner and honorable mentions will be announced on September 2, 2019. […]

Mark Poe Story Featured in Gravel Literary Magazine

“Prayer for the Mailman,” a short story by Arkansas writer Mark Poe, appears in the May 2019 issue of Gravel: A Literary Journal, a publication of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

A native of Black Oak, Arkansas, Mark writes Southern Gothic and stories based on his youth. […]

Brenda Black Finalist for 2019 Will Rogers Medallion Award

Black & Kiddo: A True Story of Dust, Determination, and Cowboy Dreamsby Arkansas author Brenda Clem Black, has been named as one of five finalists for the 2019 Will Rogers Medallion Award in the category of Western Bios and Memoirs.

The Will Rogers Medallion Award was created originally to recognize quality works of cowboy poetry. […]

Crawdads Author At Fayetteville Library July 20, 2019

Delia Owens, author of the best-selling novel Where the Crawdads Sing, will visit the Fayetteville Public Library for an interview with KUAF’s Kyle Kellams on July 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm. A book signing will follow the interview.

Where the Crawdads Sing is a mystery, a love story and a courtroom drama, but it is […]

Story by Arkansas author featured in literary magazine

A short story by Arkansas writer Maeve Maddox appears in the 2019 Spring edition of Conclave, a journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, and drama edited by Lara Bernhardt.

The 489-word story, “Priorities,”was the winning entry in the 2018 flash fiction Red Sneakers conference contest. As a result of winning the contest, Dr. Maddox was […]

Opportunity for Arkansas History Buffs June 14, 2019

Writers with an interest in history can contribute to the preservation of Arkansas history by participating in the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives Volunteer Day on June 14.

Help is needed to unfold, index and organize historical documents. Work will begin at 9 a.m. and finish at 3 p.m. at the NEARA headquarters at 11 S. […]