After a year and a half of Zoom meetings, the Arkansas Writers’ Guild enjoyed their first in-person meeting on June 19, 2021. Digital is useful, but nothing to compare with pen, paper, and real live colleagues. Top Row: Maeve Maddox, Raymona Anderson, Gloria Tran Bottom Row: Belinda Ostrowski, Li Cai (still on Zoom),… Continue reading In Person At Last!
It’s all about marketing! St. Louis Publishers Association presents Jane Friedman virtually on July 17. She offers a workshop focused on two cornerstones for YOUR marketing endeavors with “Book Marketing Cornerstones: Your Author Website and Email Newsletter.” Although you’d rather be writing than hawking books, Jane Friedman tells how to reduce the stress and increase… Continue reading St. Louis Publishers Association Presents Jane Friedman Virtually
The first annual Ozarks Writing Festival takes front and center June 26 -27 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Two Friends Books, newly opened, presents the Festival, celebrating writers in the Ozarks through readings, signings and book sales. Indie-published, self-published, or traditionally published authors are invited. Best part, authors keep 100% of materials sold at the Festival. See… Continue reading Ozarks Writing Festival with Two Friends Books and Cafe
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference will be taking a hiatus for November 2021. The Conference plans to re-organize and re-envision the future of the conference. Watch for emails and future notification updates as they plan for 20222.
Gotta get outta town? No better place than the 77th Annual Arkansas Writers Conference in Little Rock June 5, 2021. This in-person, one day, local conference offers craft sessions, contest winners, and 20-minute pitch sessions for your upcoming novel. Take a look at our photo gallery.
Homebound writers may find this service of interest. The site Writeaways offers Zoom writing workshops set in foreign locales. The current one is in France. One coming up in July is in New Mexico. One in October will be in Italy. According to the sponsors, this Friday-Sunday format “combines plenty of writing time with just… Continue reading Weekend Writeaways at Home
Anything seems to go for this contest ($5 entry fee; $750 prize to winner). Rigel 2021 Contest Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, or Art No restrictions on theme or category. See guidelines for details. Open: April 1, 2021 Close: June 30, 2021 Entry fee: $5 Prize: $750 cash and publication Enter through Sunspot’s Submittable Form According to… Continue reading Sunspot Rigel 2021 Contest
from Phil Slattery, Founder and Publisher of The Chamber Magazine The Chamber Magazine is proud to announce that it is approaching two milestones As of May 14, The Chamber stands at 9,839 views from 4,126 visitors. Probably by the end of this month, The Chamber will have had 10,000 views, of which 8,875 have… Continue reading Arkansas-based Chamber Magazine Growing
Nancy Hartney’s “Rural Mexico: A Conundrum of Soda Pop and Folk Ritual,” essay earns an award at the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. 2021 convention. “Conundrum” is a sensory trip through the town of Chamulas, in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Zapatistas and Subcomandante Marcos made the area famous in 1994 with their militant uprising against… Continue reading Memoir & Nostalgia Award at Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. Conference
The Fabergé Flute is a fictional musical treasure Maeve Maddox has created to lure readers into her cozy mystery of that title. Set in 1980s London, home to the author for several years, the story takes flight from Arkansas with Sallie Dunbar. If an international convention of flutists sounds like an unlikely destination for an amateur… Continue reading Cozy Mystery by Maeve Maddox Rates Five Stars