Thursday, June 4, 2020

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Get Ready for 2020 OWFI Writing Contest

Attention Writers! Now is the time to prepare your entries for the 2020 OWFI Writing Contest.

The 2020 OWFI (Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Inc.) Conference is set for Friday and Saturday, May 2 and May 2 at the Embassy Suites on South Meridian Avenue in Oklahoma City.

The contest entry window is […]

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.

The […]

Raymona Anderson Book Launch

Arkansas writer Raymona Anderson’s second novel to be published by the Wild Rose Press got off to an enthusiastic start on Saturday, November 23 at the Living Waters Methodist Church in Centerton.

The novel, Bitter Pills and Deadly Potions, is set against the national soul-searching that followed the Kennedy assassination in 1963. The protagonist, […]

Educational Publisher Looking for Writers

A publisher of elementary learning materials, K5Learning, is looking for writers to contribute short fiction and nonfiction texts of from 300 to 1,000 words for elementary-age children. The stories are for a series of levelled readers.

Writers will be expected to bring flawless grammar and attention to detail to their work. Experience or an interest […]

New Writers Circle Forming in Arkansas County

Phil Slattery

Phil Slattery (see his bio in the Writers Directory ) is forming a Writers Circle in Arkansas County.

The chief purpose of the new Writers Circle will be to focus on the marketing and publicizing of members’ works. Members will be invited to read from their works. The writing craft […]

Brenda Black Scores in Will Rogers Medallion Awards

Arkansas writer Brenda Black’s memoir, Black and Kiddo: A True Story of Dust, Determination, and Cowboy Dreams, won Second Place in the Western Bios & Memoirs category of the Will Rogers 2019 Medallion Award.

Published by Et Alia Press, the book recounts the lives of Black’s in-laws, Keith Leroy Black and Johnnie Dorris McSpadden.

Complete […]

NANOWRIMO 2019

NANOWRIMO coat of arms

It’s that time of year when wanna-be novelists can take the leap. NOvember NOvel WRiting MOnth is here.

NANOWRIMO is a nonprofit organization that provides tools for writers to schedule a thirty-day writing marathon to produce a 50,000 word first draft by writing every day and recording the daily […]

TRUE LIT FESTIVAL 2019

The Fayetteville Library’s seventh annual True Lit Festival 2019 got underway on Sunday, October 20 with Melanie Benjamin’s talk, “Shining a Light on the Past.”

The Festival will run through Sunday, October 27.

In addition to the events held at the library, school visits take workshops and talks to local students in grades 4 to […]

Still Time To Attend Nimrod Conference October 19, 2019

Nimrod International Journal will host its annual Conference for Readers and Writers, a day of one-on-one writing workshops, masterclasses, readings, and panel discussions at the University of Tulsa.

The Conference will feature workshops on poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction,young adult, mystery, and publishing contracts, as well as one-on-one editing workshops, agent-led novel query critique sessions, readings, […]

Arkansas Writer Brenda Black’s Memoir Garners Awards

Arkansas writer Brenda Clem Black’s memoir about her husband’s family, Black & Kiddo: A True Story of Dust, Determination, and Cowboy Dreams(Et Alia Press, 2018) has been garnering awards since its publication in August 2018.

The book took top honors at the annual awards banquet of the Ozarks Writers League in Branson, where it was […]