2015-2016 Event Calendar


Contact: Ann Marie Biskar, Vice-President, Programs

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, May 07, 2016
    • 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library,

    MEET THE PUBLISHER

    APPLICATION

    *Deadline May 7, 2016

    Here's a great opportunity to pitch your manuscript one-on-one with a  top rated publisher!

    RULES & TERMS:

    *To apply for a meeting with a publisher, authors must be a current member of PSWG.

    Not a member? Click here.

    ONLINE APPLICATION SUBMISSION ONLY

    • Members must login to enable application.
    • Authors must have an unpublished, full-length (60,000-word+) manuscript completed by June 4, 2016.
    • Authors are expected to bring the full manuscript to their June 4, 2016 scheduled meeting.
    • The number of available meetings is limited.
    •  All submitted applications will be reviewed & selected by a committee of PSWG Board of Directors.
    • The schedule of meetings will be emailed privately to the successful applicants.
    •   Individual meetings are limited to 15-minutes in duration.
    •  Meetings will be held on June 4 at the Rancho Mirage Public Library before and after the PSWG General Meeting: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. /  4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Deadline for online application is midnight May 7, 2016.
    • Directions for sending the first 10-pages of your manuscript submission will be emailed directly to you immediately upon completion of the online application.
    • The Publishers:
      Sam Henrie, publisher, Wheatmark Publishing, Tucson, AZ: Sam founded Wheatmark in 1999, and publishes about 60 titles a year in all genres. The company manages design, editing, distribution and e-book formatting for its authors, and provides assistance with marketing. Sam developed an Authors Academy, which provides teleseminars and marketing talks monthly for his authors.

      Marci Braun, publisher, WildChild Publishing, Los AngelesMarci publishes 20 to 30 e-books and print-on-demand titles a year under the WildChild label and the Freya’s Bower imprint. WildChild's works range from stand-alone 10,000-word shorts (online) to most fictional genres (online and POD). Freya’s Bower publishes romance and erotica. She charges no up-front fee; pays royalties; and provides design, formatting, editing, proofreading, and distribution.  

      Billie Johnson, publisher, Oak Tree Press, Corcoran, CA: Billie has managed Oak Tree for 18 years, publishing about 48 books a year. She has cut back on the number of books she publishes so she can spend more time promoting her authors and garnering distribution. She publishes mysteries, memoirs of the not-so-famous, romances and police stories.


    Questions? Please contact Marj Charlier: TREASURER.PSWG@gmail.com

    • Saturday, May 07, 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library, Community Room
      MAY 7, 2016

    Celebration
    of Story


    Announcing the Winners
    of the
    2016 Annual Writing Contest


    Monetary Awards in the amount of $250, $150, and $100 will be given for first, second and third place winners in each category. 

    First place winning essay and short story will be read aloud from the podium by PSWG members David Kelly and Carol Mann.

    The first place short story will be published in the 2016 July edition of Palm Springs Life magazine.

    The first place essay will be published in "The Coachella Review" literary journal.

    All members and guests are welcome!

    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Rancho Mirage Library, Community Room


    • Saturday, June 04, 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library
      June 4, 2016

    Get published!

    Panel Discussion

    Small, independent publishers offer authors a “third way” to get published – something between the do-it-all path of self-publishing and the hard-to-get traditional publishing house.

    A moderated panel of three top publishers in the industry will discuss with members & guests: 
    • How small publishers work with authors
    • Why an author may choose a small publisher over a large publishing house or self-publishing
    • What small publishers are looking for in manuscripts
    • How to get the attention of a small publisher and garner interest in your work

    The Panel:

    Sam Henrie, publisher, Wheatmark Publishing, Tucson, AZ: Sam founded Wheatmark in 1999, and publishes about 60 titles a year in all genres. The company manages design, editing, distribution and e-book formatting for its authors, and provides assistance with marketing. Sam developed an Authors Academy, which provides teleseminars and marketing talks monthly for his authors.

    Marci Braun, publisher, WildChild Publishing, Los AngelesMarci publishes 20 to 30 e-books and print-on-demand titles a year under the WildChild label and the Freya’s Bower imprint. WildChild's works range from stand-alone 10,000-word shorts (online) to most fictional genres (online and POD). Freya’s Bower publishes romance and erotica. She charges no up-front fee; pays royalties; and provides design, formatting, editing, proofreading, and distribution.  

    Billie Johnson, publisher, Oak Tree Press, Corcoran, CA: Billie has managed Oak Tree for 18 years, publishing about 48 books a year. She has cut back on the number of books she publishes so she can spend more time promoting her authors and garnering distribution. She publishes mysteries, memoirs of the not-so-famous, romances and police stories.

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Rancho Mirage Library, Community Room





    • Saturday, July 30, 2016
    • 12:00 AM
    • Sunday, July 31, 2016
    • 12:30 PM
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