Congratulations to Stella Fosse on the publication of her new novel Vampires of a Certain Age. Widely available from independent bookstores (try Bookshop.org for delivery anywhere) and on all electronic platforms. Reviews are always welcome!
Submit Your Slush Pile Entry by October 10, 2023 Writers’ Morning Out is now accepting submissions for the October 14 Slush Pile event. This meeting is one of the highlights of the Writers’ Morning Out calendar. The Premise: It is 4 PM on a Friday afternoon, and three editors must triage a pile of unsolicited manuscripts […]
2023 Flash Prose Guidelines Writers’ Morning Out will begin accepting submissions for the thirteenth annual Flash Prose contest on August 1. Contest rules encourage writers to read and follow guidelines when submitting. Publishers and agents assume writers who cannot follow guidelines will be hard to work with. Who wants to work with someone who’s difficult? […]
Jody Savage, author of Brilliant Charming Bastard: The Best Revenge is Getting Rich, introduced us to Romance, the highly structured yet creative, best-selling genre. She emphasized that Romance is about relationships far more than exoticism. The genre is character-driven—in contrast to say thrillers—and always begins with conflicts, both within the main characters and between them. […]
This month’s prompt courtesy of Scott Owen: Yesterday
Join Tracy Crow for an informative, fun discussion about the craft of writing. Please let Tracy know if there is an aspect of craft you would like to discuss.
“Moments in Miniature” with MaxieJane Frazier Please join us to study flash fiction and nonfiction writing by reading from inspiring authors and considering the effect of this abbreviated form. From the power of implication to landing big metaphors, we’ll unpack the hows and whys of flash writing. In the end we’ll respond to a prompt […]
Please join Carol Philips for a lively and entertaining discussion about all things writing. You are welcome to bring your questions and concerns you have about your own work, about the process of writing, or about the business of writing.
Structure – the architecture that supports your story.
Amy Sayre Batista, Primitivity (fiction), Judith Stanton, Deer Diaries (poetry), Ralph Earle, The Way the Rain Works (poetry), and Ruth Moose Tea (poetry) talked about chapbooks, saying that putting together their collections made the individual pieces and their work in general stronger. What is the history of chapbooks? Chapbooks began popular in the 1600s […]