Publisher Looking for Midwestern Novels

Switchgrass Books, the fiction imprint of Northern Illinois University, is seeking full-length literary novels set in or about the Midwest by authors with midwestern ties. Submission guidelines are available at

Tim McGinn Launches Sci-Fi Site

Tim McGinn, member of the NW Arkansas Writers’ Guild, has re-launched his blog dedicated to the discussion of science fiction. Called Timboscifi’s Blog, the site is billed as “a place to talk about Science Fiction.”  Current content features Spook Country by William Gibson and “The Pure Product” by John Kessel. Both a reader and writer of… Continue reading Tim McGinn Launches Sci-Fi Site

Google and Authors Reach Agreement

Google’s controversial plan to make copyrighted books searchable has been the target of legal challenges ever since the web giant announced it. Now, as reported by Publishers’ Weekly on November 11, “Both Google and authors and publishers stressed that the settlement will create a way for rights holders to receive payment for their works that… Continue reading Google and Authors Reach Agreement

NWA Writers’ Guild at Ozark Writers Live

The Northwest Arkansas Writers’ Guild will be well represented at the second annual Ozark Writers Live event at the Fayetteville Public Library on Saturday, September 13. Barbara Youree and Marilyn Collins will be talking about their just-published books and Lela Davidson and Mary Ann Powers will share the skinny on their web writing successes. Barbara… Continue reading NWA Writers’ Guild at Ozark Writers Live