Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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What Word Do You Think Is Important?

For an entry fee of $10, you can enter the Single Word contest sponsored by the Sunspot Literary Journal. The entry deadline is March 31, 2020.

Sunspot produces both digital and print editions. Their digital-only quarterly editions are free to subscribers of Sunspot’s newsletter and visitors to the website.

Submit the single word (in any language) that you feel is important in today’s world. Use up to 1,000 words to describe why in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. The winner will receive $500 plus publication. Finalists will be offered publication.

Read the complete entry instructions here.

Deadline Reminder 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

February 21 is the deadline for the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The contest is open to independently published books with a 2018, 2019, or 2020 copyright date.

All Finalists and Winners will be notified by late May, 2020

Useful Writing Advice from Ann Bauer

By Gloria Williams Tran

“Make Your Story Matter” was the topic of the two-session workshop that author Ann Bauer presented at the Fayetteville Public Library on January 23 and 30. The participants ranged in age from twenty-somethings to retirees and included both genders. Bauer commented that it was unusual to have such a variety of […]

BLACK & KIDDO Keeps Racking Up the Awards!

Brenda Black’s family biography, Black & Kiddo, A True Story of Dust, Determination, and Cowboy Dreams has been named as a finalist in the annual Sarton Women’s Book Awards.

The Sarton Women’s Book Awards™ are sponsored by the Story Circle Network, an international nonprofit association of women writers. Awards are presented annually in four categories.

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Get Ready for 2020 OWFI Writing Contest

Attention Writers! Now is the time to prepare your entries for the 2020 OWFI Writing Contest.

The 2020 OWFI (Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Inc.) Conference is set for Friday and Saturday, May 2 and May 2 at the Embassy Suites on South Meridian Avenue in Oklahoma City.

The contest entry window is […]

Arkansas County Writers Circle Website

Phil Slattery, who is in the process of forming the Arkansas County Writers Circle, has created a website to alert members to events and updates to offer articles about writing, marketing and publicizing one’s own writing. In addition, the site will offer publication to articles, short stories, and poetry submitted by members and others.

The […]

Raymona Anderson Book Launch

Arkansas writer Raymona Anderson’s second novel to be published by the Wild Rose Press got off to an enthusiastic start on Saturday, November 23 at the Living Waters Methodist Church in Centerton.

The novel, Bitter Pills and Deadly Potions, is set against the national soul-searching that followed the Kennedy assassination in 1963. The protagonist, […]

Educational Publisher Looking for Writers

A publisher of elementary learning materials, K5Learning, is looking for writers to contribute short fiction and nonfiction texts of from 300 to 1,000 words for elementary-age children. The stories are for a series of levelled readers.

Writers will be expected to bring flawless grammar and attention to detail to their work. Experience or an interest […]

New Writers Circle Forming in Arkansas County

Phil Slattery

Phil Slattery (see his bio in the Writers Directory ) is forming a Writers Circle in Arkansas County.

The chief purpose of the new Writers Circle will be to focus on the marketing and publicizing of members’ works. Members will be invited to read from their works. The writing craft […]

Brenda Black Scores in Will Rogers Medallion Awards

Arkansas writer Brenda Black’s memoir, Black and Kiddo: A True Story of Dust, Determination, and Cowboy Dreams, won Second Place in the Western Bios & Memoirs category of the Will Rogers 2019 Medallion Award.

Published by Et Alia Press, the book recounts the lives of Black’s in-laws, Keith Leroy Black and Johnnie Dorris McSpadden.

Complete […]