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… Continue reading Arkansas Writer Adele Holmes publishes Southern Gothic Novel

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Horror Magazine Looking for Submissions

The Chamber, a free monthly magazine of contemporary dark fiction and poetry published by Phil Slattery, is open to submissions. In addition to fiction and poetry, the magazine publishes interviews and reviews. Submission guidelines.

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… Continue reading 2022 Austin Film Festival Need Readers for Script Competition

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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Volunteer Board Openings Available for Missouri Writers Guild

The prestigious Missouri Writers Guild has six openings for volunteer members on its governing board as the organization moves into its second century. The MWG has been inspiring and supporting writers since 1915. You don’t have to live in Missouri to belong to the Guild. You do have to be a serious writer. Full members who… Continue reading Volunteer Board Openings Available for Missouri Writers Guild

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… Continue reading Opportunities for Screenwriters—2022 Austen Film Festival

Hartney Conversation at Village Lake Writers May 11

     Arkansas writer Nancy Hartney (If You Walk Long Enough) will be at Bella Vista Public Library with the Village Lake Writers Wednesday, May 11 am to present  “A Conversation About Writing Tools.      Hartney points out that “not all folks are at the same point in their writing lives. Therefore we’ll be personalizing… Continue reading Hartney Conversation at Village Lake Writers May 11

Contest for Self-published Authors

Submissions are being accepted until June 30, 2022 for entries in the North Street Book Prize competition sponsored by Winning Writers. For an entry fee of $70 per book, self-published authors may submit in the following categories: Mainstream/Literary Fiction Genre Fiction (romance, mystery, fantasy, etc.) Creative Nonfiction and Memoir Poetry Children’s PictureBook Graphic Novel and… Continue reading Contest for Self-published Authors

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YA fellowship offered by Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow

“Dancing in the Rain” is a fellowship for writers of mid-grade or young adult (YA) literature. Candidates should be working on a chapter book that provides inspiration and hope for those struggling with the hardships and challenges that life often metes out. The successful application will demonstrate insight, honesty, literary merit, and the likelihood of… Continue reading YA fellowship offered by Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow

Still Time to Submit Screenplays for 2022 AFF

The early submission deadline has passed, but there is still time for screenwriters and filmmakers to submit scripts for the 2022 Austin Film Festival competitions. Two submission deadlines remain. Late Deadline: June 24 Extended Deadline: July 8  AFF is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, making all Jury Award-winning Narrative Short,… Continue reading Still Time to Submit Screenplays for 2022 AFF