Monthly Fiction Contest - March 2018
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$600 in total prize monies!
The memoirs are judged on plot, setting, character development, use of dialogue, and mechanics.
Enter submissions starting March 1, 2018
Deadline! noon on APRIL 1, 2018
Contest is open to current PSWG Members only
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Membership fee must be received prior to contest submission.
Our judge for the Memoir Contest is Karen Ackerson of Asheville, NC. She is Senior Editor of the Renbourne Editorial Agency and Director of The Writers Workshop of Asheville. Karen teaches Memoir and Fiction and has a rich history of professional contacts that includes Kurt Vonnegut, Eudora Welty, Peter Mattheisen, Alex Haley, E. L. Doctorow, and John Le Carre.
Entry Fee: $25.00 per memoir
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Contest Entry: $25.00
Submission requires an online contest entry form and subsequent payment. Online Submission only! Submissions are to be emailed as attachments in MS Word Document (.doc or .docx). Any other file format will be disqualified.
Please note: failure to comply with the rules will result in a disqualification. Disqualified applicants and non- winners are not reimbursed application fees.
At contest conclusion, submissions will be deleted. Critique of your work is not provided for this contest.
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Contest Prize List for Annual Short Story Contest:
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$1,000 in total prize monies!
The short stories are judged on plot, setting, character development, use of dialogue, and mechanics.
Enter submissions starting March 15, 2018
Deadline! noon on APRIL 15, 2018
Judge Keith Taylor
A.L. Becker Collegiate Lecturer in EnglishDirector, Bear River Writers' Conference
Associate Editor, Michigan Quarterly Review
Entry Fee: $25.00 per story
Word is out!
The Coachella Valley has a wealth of artists, business professionals, Hollywood starlets and regular folk with an incredible...
Story to tell.
The Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation has generously offered a gathering place for readers like you to meet these talented and creative local authors... in person!
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Authors will be signing and selling their books, discussing the business of writing and many other interesting topics related to writing, publishing and marketing.
Various genres including fiction, non-fiction, cooking, memoirs, travel, business, how-to's...you name it! There will be lots to choose from!
Interested in finding out how you too, can be an author? This is your opportunity to directly ask an author about the business of writing a book and make some great business contacts.
The Desert Writers ExpoTuesday, March 27, 20183:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Rancho Mirage Public Library
See you there!
Want to enter your name in the lottery as one of the authors signing and selling your books? Register here
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This event is sponsored by Rancho Mirage Libraryand the Palm Springs Writers Guild .
Contact Person: Uschi Wilson VpPSWG@gmail.com
Monthly Fiction Contest - April 2018
April is Poetry Month
Presenter: Deborah Landau, PhD, Acclaimed Poet, Director of Creative Writing, New York University
Powerful and vulnerable, spare in form and ardent in tone, her lyric sequences broach existential questions as sweeping and timeless as her language is particular and contemporary. —Publishers Weekly
Her poems leap from the page with uncanny mortal energy. —The Rumpus
Deborah Landau is the author of three collections of poetry: The Uses of the Body and The Last Usable Hour, both Lannan Literary Selections from Copper Canyon Press, and Orchidelirium, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Her other awards include a Jacob K Javits Fellowship from the US Department of Education and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
The Uses of the Body was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and included on the Best of 2015 lists by The New Yorker, Vogue, BuzzFeed, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among others. A Library Journal starred review described the book “As freshly immediate as ever,” as Landau “reveals that ‘the uses of the body are manifold,’ moving in four sections with a roughly chronological feel from wedding parties to flabby bodies around the pool to the realization ‘But we already did everything’—all with an underlying sense of urgency: ‘Life please explain.’ As Landau explores her physical self and her sexuality, she’s tart, witty, fluid, direct, and brutally honest.” A Spanish edition is forthcoming from Valparaiso Ediciones.
Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Tin House, Poetry, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, selected for The Best American Poetry, and included in anthologies such as Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation, Not for Mothers Only, The Best American Erotic Poems, and Women’s Work: Modern Poets Writing in English.
Landau was educated at Stanford University, Columbia University, and Brown University, where she was a Javits Fellow and received a Ph.D. in English and American Literature. She teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at New York University, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, sons, and daughter.
Topic: Poetry as it is Written Today
May 2018 Annual Short Story Month
The May Guild meeting is going to be an action-packed meeting where:
This grant will be given to a deserving graduate student in the UCR Master of Fine Arts program.
Todd will also explain the MFA program and its wonderful benefits. You will not want to miss it. We are looking forward to having you celebrate with us!
Presenter: David Seid
Topic: Minibuks can Enhance Your Sales