Thursday, November 14, 2019

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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 in children’s writing would be helpful. Payment is on a per story basis.

For further details, go here.

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 […]

NANOWRIMO 2019

NANOWRIMO coat of arms

It’s that time of year when wanna-be novelists can take the leap. NOvember NOvel WRiting MOnth is here.

NANOWRIMO is a nonprofit organization that provides tools for writers to schedule a thirty-day writing marathon to produce a 50,000 word first draft by writing every day and recording the daily […]

TRUE LIT FESTIVAL 2019

The Fayetteville Library’s seventh annual True Lit Festival 2019 got underway on Sunday, October 20 with Melanie Benjamin’s talk, “Shining a Light on the Past.”

The Festival will run through Sunday, October 27.

In addition to the events held at the library, school visits take workshops and talks to local students in grades 4 to […]

Still Time To Attend Nimrod Conference October 19, 2019

Nimrod International Journal will host its annual Conference for Readers and Writers, a day of one-on-one writing workshops, masterclasses, readings, and panel discussions at the University of Tulsa.

The Conference will feature workshops on poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction,young adult, mystery, and publishing contracts, as well as one-on-one editing workshops, agent-led novel query critique sessions, readings, […]

Arkansas Writer Brenda Black’s Memoir Garners Awards

Arkansas writer Brenda Clem Black’s memoir about her husband’s family, Black & Kiddo: A True Story of Dust, Determination, and Cowboy Dreams(Et Alia Press, 2018) has been garnering awards since its publication in August 2018.

The book took top honors at the annual awards banquet of the Ozarks Writers League in Branson, where it was […]

How To Banish WAS and WERE from Your Writing

GUEST POST by Arkansas writer Barbara Youree

Probably the most useful verb in our English language is to be and its forms (am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been), yet its overuse can be problematic.

Was and were are the main culprits for writers. The overuse of these two forms present a trap for […]

Authors Festival Application Deadline November 1 2019

The 2020 Authors Festival at Kimberling Area Library in Kimberling City, Missouri is scheduled for February 1, 2020.

The deadline to apply for speaking slots and tables is November 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of acceptance in December.

Authors with books to sell can apply to speak at the event. A limited number of […]

Nancy Hartney Winner at WriterCon 2019

Arkansas 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, […]