Marla Cantrell Publishes Arkansas Short Story Collection

Telephee Press is pleased to announce the release of Early Morning in the Land of Dreams, by award-winning writer Marla Cantrell. This collection of short stories, set over the course of a year in Arkansas, has been compared to the literary equivalent of your favorite county song, filled with heart, hard times, and hope. Cantrell […]

Mount Comfort Community History Published in Flashback

Nancy Hartney recently added to her non-fiction portfolio with a history of the Mount Comfort community near Fayetteville (AR). “Mount Comfort: Marked by Education, Religion, and War” appears in the Fall 2020 edition of Flashback, Journal of the Washington County Historical Society. Reprints are available through the Historical Society.

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Arkansas Writer Ellen Withers Possesses Impressive Portfolio

One of the anthologies featuring work by Arkansas writer Ellen Withers.

This the first in what may prove to be a series of posts submitted by subscribers to ArkansasWriters. Guidelines.

Ellen Withers, of Conway, Arkansas, began her professional writing career in 2003 when she became a freelance contributor to the Arkansas Democrat […]

August Writing Workshop at Fayetteville Public Library Spawns New Writers


The Fayetteville Public Library (AR) sponsored a virtual workshop “Writing for Fun and Publication.” Instructor Nancy Hartney focused on the short short fiction with twelve participants perusing articles, works of short fiction, and receiving personal critiques on their submitted work during the month of August. “Most of the attendees identified themselves as beginners […]

Barbara Youree Published in Writer’s Digest July/August 2020 Issue

Barbara Youree

The Writer’s Digest has tapped Northwest Arkansas author Barbara Youree for their annual July/August travel issue for 2020.

Her piece, “Everything Happens Somewhere,” offers tools for building backdrops and setting, useful information for writing fiction, non-fiction, memoir, or travel. She reminds writers that whether. . .

“. . . a novel, […]

“Built for a Lifetime” in the July Ocotillo Review

The Kallisto Gaia Press (Austin, Texas) publishes Nancy Hartney’s short story, “Built for a Lifetime,” a tale of unexpected of kindness between a Mexican saddle maker and a young soldier, in the July Ocotillo Review. Hartney has published two collections of short stories, Washed in the Water and If the Creek Don’t Rise available […]

Writers’ Colony Awards Scholarship to Shonna Enzio

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) is proud to introduce scholarship recipient Shonna Enzio. Enzio is a creative writing major at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) and a first-generation college student. A mother and up-and-coming author, who was widowed five days before the global COVID-19 pandemic, Enzio crafts […]

Fayetteville Library Closes from March 16 Until March 29

The Fayetteville Public Library will temporarily close at 12pm on Monday, March 16 through March 29 to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

Check the library website for further announcements. NOTE: The library is suspending overdue fees for the duration. Do not return books to the outside bins. […]

BLACK & KIDDO Keeps Racking Up the Awards!

Brenda Black’s family biography, Black & Kiddo, A True Story of Dust, Determination, and Cowboy Dreams has been named as a finalist in the annual Sarton Women’s Book Awards.

The Sarton Women’s Book Awards™ are sponsored by the Story Circle Network, an international nonprofit association of women writers. Awards are presented annually in four categories.


Arkansas County Writers Circle Website

Phil Slattery, who is in the process of forming the Arkansas County Writers Circle, has created a website to alert members to events and updates to offer articles about writing, marketing and publicizing one’s own writing. In addition, the site will offer publication to articles, short stories, and poetry submitted by members and others.

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