We are pleased to announce our new contest deadlines. After careful
consideration and examining our calendar, we've expanded the submission window
Spring ContestsJade Ring
Opens November 1st Opens March
Closes March 15th Closes August 1st
also created a wonderful area for members to critique and polish their writing
in our forums.(See left menu.) We look forward to seeing your entries! If you have
any questions, please contact Lisa Lickel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How's Your Book Coming Along?
Plans for the WWA’s rescheduled 2014 Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp, May 18-24, have advanced rapidly, and we have several good news announcements to share with you.
We are honored to announce that novelist and screenwriter James Strauss has agreed to join our Bookcamp staff for 2014. He joins award-winning mystery writer Reed Farrel Coleman, and book editor and writing instructor Philip Martin as our core instructional team for the entire six-days of the Bookcamp. Many of you know Jim from his well-received appearance at the WWA Spring & Lakefly Literary Conference earlier this month in Oshkosh. You know Jim is a straight-shooter eager to share his knowledge on writing, publishing, and the Hollywood entertainment industry. Jim’s written five espionage thrillers and has started a prehistory adventure series called Mastodon with the first volume already scheduled to be turned into a film. He writes for several Hollywood production companies and is currently a technical director for a film now in production. He is a great addition to our staff.
We’ve just learned that Bookcamp staffer Reed Farrel Coleman won a 2013 Audie for his novel Gun Church from the Audio Publishers Association. Congratulations, Reed.
More Bookcamp staff additions will be forthcoming.
Those of you who want to sign up for Bookcamp’s unique combination of writing instruction and professional advice on your work-in-progress, there is no better time than now to begin the registration process. Until July 15, our enrollment fees are as low as they ever will be through our Early Express Registration. July 16, prices go up. A $100 refundable deposit will lock you in to the express price. In addition, we offer a trio of low-priced registration options for commuters, friends enrolling together for a double room, and couples where one enrolls in the Bookcamp while the other enjoys the services of Cedar Valley Center & Spa and the many activities available in and around Washington County in southeast Wisconsin.
To help insure the success of the 2014 N-I-P Bookcamp, we’ve started a pair of fundraising efforts to kickstart this project. We have now raised more than $1,500 through the Bookcamp Seed Fund campaign. This is money that will be repaid after the completion of the 2014 Bookcamp in May. Secondly, we’ve created a Creative Co-Sponsorship Program where individuals or businesses offering writing-related services or products can contribute to the Bookcamp while receiving promotional recognition through the Bookcamp’s online and print marketing efforts and at the Bookcamp itself May 18-24, 2014.
For more information on the Bookcamp, registration, the Seed Fund campaign, and the Creative Co-Sponsorship Program, contact me, Dave Rank, WWA vice president & Bookcamp director, at email@example.com or 262-334-8790. Or check out our website,www.nipbookcamp.wordpress.com, or our Facebook page through the link on this WWA website.
Read Village.com seeking book submissions for review
If you're a Wisconsin writer or you are writing about a Wisconsin subject, the founders of Read Village.com-Wisconsin would enjoy hearing from you. The mayor and trustee of Read Village.com are devoted to supporting authors, literacy and bookstores in Wisconsin. Tracy Kathryn, M.A.-English, and Trustee Annette, a journalist, will provide fair critiques, honesty, and your book will be rated using an exclusive cheese wedge rating system.
Lisa Lickel, editor of Creative
Wisconsin magazine, is accepting submissions for articles about Wisconsin
writers. For guidelines, a list of some awesome authors to write about, and
information about how you can see your writing in print, visit the Creative
Wisconsin page here: Creative Wisconsin
WWA Charter Clubs Expand
Since its inception in 2009, the WWA Charter Club Partnership Program has
blossomed to 14 clubs statewide, the fastest growing segment of WWA
membership. Charter Club members enjoy substantial savings from the
Any local writing club, critique group, or gathering of five or
more people, including online groups, interested in the writing
craft can enroll as a Charter Club in the WWA. Charter Club Members
receive discounted membership dues and conference registration fees
in exchange for participating as a group. See theWWA Charter Club Partnership
Program page for complete details.
A Call for Submissions to WWA Press
The Wisconsin Regional Writers’ Association Press has published
its first book: Robert Gard: The Windmill Man, compiled and
edited by LaMoine MacLaughlin. Buy the
What’s next for the Press? One project, being assembled right
now, is an anthology. Others will be...?? The Anthology project’s
code name is Wisconsin’s Got Talent. That won’t be the final title,
but it indicates the project’s essence.
What genre are we looking for? Any and all. “Genre” is not an
operating term for this project. “Excellence,” however, is. Toss
aside your preconceptions. Tear free from the straightjacket of the
term “genre.” We’re looking for short to medium-length pieces that
you consider your most highly-polished, brilliantly-sparkling gems.
If the piece you submit is a past winner (or runner-up, or even
no-show) in a past WWA contest, please indicate so in your
submission. Download submission
Can my work be previously published? Yes, as long as you own the
publication rights. You'll be asked to sign a statement to that
Illustrators, we are also looking for you to add graphics to our
Currently, we are looking for future projects. Do you have a book
you want to print? We’d like to hear about it. Link to theHow to Submit to WWA Press
for criteria and submission requirements.
Robert E. Gard Book Available Online
The e-book, The Robert E. Gard Reader, just published,
features the writing and key ideas of Robert E. Gard, all told in a
very autobiographical and evocative way. It contains the story from
Grassroots Theater about how WWA began, even including the Creed of
WWA. There's also the text of a talk he gave, "Notes for Writers
Who Are Desperately Moved to Write," which may well have been given
at a WWA conference. WWA president, LaMoine MacLaughlin, wrote the
foreword to the e-book. Click on the following link to enjoy it. It
is free online.