Upcoming events

March 3, 2018
Meet Like-Minded Writers
Genre Group Connection at General Meeting

Come at 1:30 p.m. (30 minutes before the general meeting) to meet and mingle with people in your writing genre. Genre groups will be identified in the cafeteria part of the library, so you can easily meet fellow writers who are interested in your genre. Fiction, non-fiction, children’s, poetry, and other genres are planned.

March 3, 2018 Pitch Your Book

Rudy Shur—acquisitions editor and Publisher at Square One Publications, Inc. N.Y. will take twelve (12) pitches for the publication of a non-fiction book, between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Saturday general meeting of the Palm Springs Writers Guild at the Rancho Mirage Public Library. Each pitch will be five minutes.
Read more here.

March 3, 2018 Monthly Meeting

Presenter: Rudy Shur, Publisher, Square One Publishers, Inc., NY
Topic: Breaking in to a Traditional Publisher.
Many writers of nonfiction works become frustrated when they send out their book proposals to publishing houses only to be rejected time and time again. By inadvertently doing the wrong things, they almost guarantee poor results. Fortunately, there are a number of steps they can take to maximize the odds that their proposals will be accepted by the best publisher for their work.
Read more here.

February 4, 2018 Workshop

Presenter: Rudy Shur
Topic: How to Maximize Your Chance of Getting Your Nonfiction Book Signed by a Commercial Publisher
This workshop explores the ten most common errors that writers make when submitting their proposals--errors that are likely to kill their chances of getting their material reviewed by an editor. It then presents nine rules that increase the odds of getting a nonfiction book accepted by an appropriate house that can produce and market it with success. 
Read more here.

The Palm Springs Writers Guild is a 501(c)(3) not for profit public benefit organization established in the state of California.

Tax ID #43-2093738

*The specific purpose of this corporation is to encourage, develop and support  aspiring and established Coachella Valley writers as they pursue their craft by offering educational programs, mentoring, critique groups, and fellowship.
*Article II: Purpose B

The Board meets the first Saturday of each month, September through June at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Rancho Mirage Public Library, small meeting room adjacent to the front entrance.


Guild News

New member orientation after each monthly meeting in the conference room across the hall from the community room. Come and get the skinny on all the Guild has to offer.

How to Market Books  Tuesday, February 27th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Rancho Mirage Library. Email pswgcontest@gmailcom to reserve your spot before it's sold out.

New online critique groups (members only) read more here.


Annual Writing Contest  prize money increase! 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200.

New Board Elections will occur at the June 2018 monthly meeting. If you are interested in being on the board, please contact President John Peters.

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