New Addition to Author Directory—Ginger Elinburg

The latest addition to the Arkansas Writers Directory is Ginger Elinburg. A self-published author from Southeast Arkansas near Dumas, she writes in multiple genres, mostly paranormal romance and suspense thrillers. She has written and published 16 books under her own name and four books under pen names. She is also a cover designer who creates pre-made… Continue reading New Addition to Author Directory—Ginger Elinburg

If You Walk Long Enough Virtual Author Talk November 4

Nancy Hartney will speak virtually at the Springdale Public Library on November 4 at 6:00p- 7:30 pm. The discussion will center around authorcraft and storytelling as a way to explore writing, culture, and history.  Her debut novel, If You Walk Long Enough, is set during the Vietnam War and the tumultuous social issues of that… Continue reading If You Walk Long Enough Virtual Author Talk November 4

Fayetteville to Get New New Bookstore

Although Fayetteville still rejoices in the Dickson Street Bookshop, which deals in used and out-of-print books, the college town lost its only independent book store, Nightbird Books, in 2020. Enter Pearl’s Books. Fayetteville residents Leah and Daniel Jordan are set to open a brand new locally-owned and independent bookshop at 28 E. Center Street,  just… Continue reading Fayetteville to Get New New Bookstore

New Magazine for the Drama and Beauty of Rural Life

Phil Slattery is establishing a new online magazine called Rural Fiction Magazine. Submissions of short (less than 5,000 words) fiction and poetry are now being accepted. The goal of RFM is to explore the drama and beauty of rural life. Rural Fiction Magazine seeks primarily mainstream/literary stories and poetry set in the rural US. Although it… Continue reading New Magazine for the Drama and Beauty of Rural Life

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

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

If You Walk Long Enough Release Scheduled February 24, 2021

Returning from Vietnam War to the family’s Carolina tobacco farm in 1970, two Marines find a place that isn’t home anymore. Surrounded by political upheaval, southern prejudices, violence, and soul-deep loss and moral fatigue, they must grapple with reconciliation, love–and letting go. It’s a story about survival, love, and … the ghosts that follow them.… Continue reading If You Walk Long Enough Release Scheduled February 24, 2021

Maeve Maddox Publishes Cozy Mystery with The Wild Rose Press

Today, January 27, 2021, is The Wild Rose Press‘s publication day for The Fabergé Flute, a cozy mystery by Arkansas author Maeve Maddox. Set in 1985 England, the story takes frustrated English teacher Sallie Dunbar from fictional DeSoto Springs, Arkansas to a Thanksgiving-week music conference in London’s West End. Anglophile and amateur flutist, Sallie becomes… Continue reading Maeve Maddox Publishes Cozy Mystery with The Wild Rose Press

New Local Market for Dark Fiction: The Chamber Magazine

The Chamber Magazine, an online magazine of dark fiction based in Arkansas County near Gillett, is now accepting submissions of short (2,000 words or less) fiction, poetry, translations, non-fiction articles on dark fiction, one-act plays, and other formats. Submissions can be in any genre, including but not limited to horror, literary, mainstream, pulp, science-fiction, fantasy,… Continue reading New Local Market for Dark Fiction: The Chamber Magazine