Author Talks

Poplar Bluff Author Fair—March 4, 2023

The Poplar Bluff (Missouri) Library will hold their Eighth Annual Author Fair on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 10 am to 2 pm. The purpose of the event is to connect authors with new readers and for library patrons to discover new books they would like to read. Individual authors and literary organizations can apply

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Contests

Deadline Looming for Sunspot Contest

Sunspot Lit seeks fiction and nonfiction, including scripts and screenplays, from 29,001 to 49,000 words. Graphic novels should run between 51 and 100 pages.  This call closes Jan 31, 2023. Entry fees are charged. Submit online with Submittable or Duotrope. More about ongoing Sunspot literary contests here.

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Author Talks

Poetry Reading Thursday, October 13, 2022

Two Friends Bookstore in Bentonville, Arkansas, is hosting a poetry reading on Thursday, October 13, at 6 pm. The event will feature local poets Gerald Sloan, Melissa M. Frye, Dewayne Keirn, and Gloria Williams Tran. They will read selections from Mid/South Anthology, published by Belle Point Press. The anthology features forty writers from Arkansas, Oklahoma,

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Meetings

Arkansas Writer Adele Holmes publishes Southern Gothic Novel

Retired pediatrician from Central Arkansas Adele Holmes has published Winter’s Reckoning, a Southern gothic novel set in 1917 southern Appalachia. The book, published by SheWritesPress, won two pre-publication awards: Honorable mention in the William Faulkner Literary Competition, and First Place in the Chanticleer International Book Awards (Goethe Award). The novel’s protagonist, Madeline Fairbanks, a herbalist

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Contests

2022 Austin Film Festival Need Readers for Script Competition

Voracious readers who are well versed in screenwriting and have a keen sense for story analysis are needed to evaluate submissions to the twenty-ninth annual Austin Film Festival Script Competition. The Festival will be held October 27-November 3 in Austin, Texas. For complete information, visit the site. Volunteers who wish to help with the script

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General

Missouri Writers Guild Announces Board Members

Newly announced Board members of the Missouri Writers Guild in 2022 are Vice President: Ricard Snelson Treasurer: John Cawlfield Secretary: Greg Stout Publicity Director: Ryan Freeman Webmaster: Nate Hoffelder President of the Board is Warren Martin. Listings and biographical information for all the Board members are available here.

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Contests

Opportunities for Screenwriters—2022 Austen Film Festival

With writers as the focus, the Austin Film Festival began in 1993 and is still going strong. This year’s dates are October 27—November 3, 2022. All details are available on the AFF site. One of the many features of the festival is a screenwriting competition. The first deadline for the 2022 Script Competition passed on

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