While Saturday Writers cannot endorse every item posted here, we appreciate offering information regarding opportunities for writers.
Please research carefully and choose for yourself.
Please research carefully and choose for yourself.
Pretty River Arts Writing Retreat Workshops include Poetry / Prose / Cartooning April 24-26
Dawt Mill Resort, Tecumseh, MO
Affordable, some meals included. Various lodging options available www.riverpretty.org
What writer hasn’t imagined having the opportunity to Explore, Dream, and Discover—uninterrupted—a story bottled within? In celebration of Missouri Writers’ Guild 100th anniversary in 2015, and in keeping with Mark Twain’s encouragement to explore, dream, and discover, the Guild is offering writers this exact opportunity with a new and exciting essay contest! The Writers on Rails: Explore, Dream, Discover Missouri essay contest. And for the winner? An all-expenses-paid, two-day, first-class round trip vacation across our magnificent state of Missouri, on the luxury, air-conditional Amtrak Missouri River Runner.
For further information and submission guidelines, contact Donna Essner at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lisa Miller, president, at email@example.com.
Community Events for Writers:
The Saint Louis Writers Guild chapter hosts monthly workshops.
My Cottleville Speaker Series at SCCC. Check at www.mycottleville.com for dates and speakers. Also call if you are interested in having a book signing.
Rolla, MO - Arts Rolla and S&T’s Department of Arts, Languages and Philosophy invite regional residents and students to submit poems to be read (by the poets themselves) at this year’s PoetSpeak evening.
Friday, April 17, 7pm
Christ Episcopal Church
1000 North Main Street
Rolla, MO 65401
Poets must be at least 18 years old and should please include a brief bio with their poems. Submissions and/or queries should be sent to the event’s organizer, Jerry Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org); postal address: Dept. of ALP, Missouri S&T, Rolla MO 65409; office phone: (573) 341-4629. Cohen says: “This is a wonderful venue for regional poets to share their work with a like-minded and welcoming audience. And each year I’m reminded of the exceptional talent in our community.”
WOW! Quarterly flash fiction contests. The link for the latest one is: http://www.wow-womeonwriting.com/contests.php (women and men)
www.aerogrammestudio.com lists dozens of contest from all over the world.
Some current submission and contests offered through www.sparkanthology.org
Digital Papercut Literary Journal is seeking poetry, artwork, and short story submissions for inaugural issue. Welcome fresh new writers with engaging voices, and enjoy dark and quirky artwork. All artists and authors retain rights to their work. See more on website.
Also Check Out:
Tree House Author Services
Two Rivers Communication = websites, media
Duotrope.com = tracking service, info on who is taking what at any time
Iuniverse = self-publishing, publicity
Wix.com = websites
Elance = website for freelance and writers for hire.
Need advice on grammar, word usage, or how to avoid those common errors we dread? Try these favorite sites:
The American Dream: Then and Now
Seeking short nonfiction essays from teens to baby boomers. Teens: What is your American dream? For the older generation, what was your American dream?
It is said that society has killed the American dream just in the last decade. If that is true, what killed your American dream? Tell us in 500 words or less about what your American dream is now or what it was for you when you were growing up. Include your real age.
Real names and ages will be published unless you wish to remain anonymous.
Essays should be 25 to 500 words.
Open to Submissions: April 2015. Payment: Two Copies
www.rockinghorsepublishing.com - click the Harness Anthologies tab. You'll find other titles to submit to for the line-up of 2015 releases.
Publishing Syndicate's Not Your Mother's Book Series seeks first person true stories. There are numerous titles in development. No warm fuzzy stories! Guidelines at www.publishingsyndicate.com.
Submit through the website here.
The SCCC Library has a Local Author Bookshelf. Authors may donate a copy of their book(s) to be considered for placement into general circulation. Submit your book and complete a simple form.
The Missouri Writers Guild prints articles about the craft of writing in their online newsletter.
The Sun Magazine accepts submissions from new authors.
Kansas City Voices accepts submissions on a rotating basis. Prose, Poetry, Art. www.wppress.org
Chicken Soup for the Soul - Many titles in development. Varying deadlines.
You can find the complete call-out list along with more details on the Story Submission page. Also, be sure to follow the submission guidelines. And check the Story Submission page often for changes and updates.
Walrus Publishing seeks articles on literary events in the greater Saint Louis area. They sometimes pay for articles, Op/Ed pieces, reviews, and the occasional short story - basically anything of literary interest with a St. Louis focus. They post events on an online calendar so check that out as well. http://www.walruspublishing.com
WOW! is always looking for blog posts by women writers for WOW!'s Friday "Speak Out!" blog http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com. Email your short posts (under 500 words) about women and writing to: email@example.com for consideration.
Tuscany Press is a Catholic press seeking fiction with a subtle approach of morals, values and faith. Novels, novellas, shortstories and Young Adult. www.tuscanypress.com
Members of the Missouri Writers’ Guild may list their current books by sending an electronic version of the cover along with book information in this format:
By Author’s Name
Brief Book Description
Book Cover as a jpg attachment (size no larger than 100k)
Email to Steve Wiegenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org with BOOKS BY MEMBERS in the subject line. You may include a brief bio up to 50 words and a link to your website or blog. Books will remain on this list for six months, but will relist when noteworthy circumstances such as awards or reviews take place. Please notify immediately when these events occur.