In Person At Last!

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!

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St. Louis Publishers Association Presents Jane Friedman Virtually

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

Ozarks Writing Festival with Two Friends Books and Cafe

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

Women’s Conference 2021 Canceled

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.

June Conference in Little Rock with American Pen Women

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.

Weekend Writeaways at Home

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

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Sunspot Rigel 2021 Contest

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

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Memoir & Nostalgia Award at Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. Conference

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