Saturday, March 30, 2019

READY TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE WRITERS GROUP FOURTH ANTHOLOGY?


HERE ARE THE 2019 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

1. You must be a current Writers Group member to submit work for possible publication in the 2019 Anthology. You must also be a current Writers Group member at time of publication for your work to be included in the anthology. Editors may make exceptions at their discretion.

2. Members may submit up to two pieces of their final edited work for consideration. A separate submission form must be completed for each work. Deadline for all submissions is May 31st, 2019. Work shall be submitted in microsoft word or rich text file (Electronic submissions only; hard copy submissions will not be accepted.)

3. Members must pay ten dollars ($10.00) for each submission, with payment due no later than May 31st, 2019. Members are not guaranteed inclusion in the anthology. The Editors of the anthology have the final say. If a submission is not accepted for publication, the submission fee for that work will be returned. Work will be not be accepted if it is too long or there are too many errors.

4. The Writers Group Anthology is not a genre-specific anthology; we are looking for great stories. Therefore, most genres are considered including Speculative Fiction, Western, Young Adult, Young Adult Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Crime, and impossible-to-classify works that blend elements from multiple categories.

* Micro-Fiction: Micro Fiction up to 100 words.

* Short Stories: Short Stories up to 7,500 words.

* Fiction: Fiction up to 9,000 words.

* Poetry & Prose: Poems up to 100 lines.

* Flash Fiction: Flash Fiction up to 1,000.

* Vignette: Vignette up to 1,000 words.

* Creative Non-Fiction: Creative Non-Fiction up to 9,000.

5. The Writers Group Anthology is not accepting the following submissions in FanFic, Erotica, or Violence because we’d like to reach the widest audience possible. The anthology will be geared toward the adult and young adult.

6. Previously Published Work: The goal of The Writers Group is to publish great writing & poetry the world has never seen from writers and poets. We also consider a work previously published if it has appeared in a high-school or college anthology, or in the published results of a writing contest, etc. We consider works that can be easily found through an internet search to be previously published, including stories and novels published to your own blog. Work must not be something that is being considered by another publisher. By submitting your work, you warrant that you have retained a copy. TWG will not be responsible for keeping any copies of work submitted.

7. Author's Release Form(s), with an original signature, must accompany payment for submission(s). Author must sign a release form that acknowledges: By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that your entry: (a) is your original creation; (b) has not been copied in whole or in part from any other work; (c) has not previously been published; (d) does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity right, or other proprietary or intellectual property right of any person or entity; (e) is not defamatory, libelous, obscene, or otherwise illegal; and, (f) is your sole and exclusive property. You further represent and warrant that you have complete, worldwide distribution rights. Author understands that he/she retains the rights to his/her work, but any royalties and/or profits from the sale of the anthology go to the The Writers Group.

8. Email your work to: thewritersgrouporg@gmail.com as an attachment. Include "ANTHOLOGY 2019 SUBMISSION" in the subject line of the email.

9. Make your check or money order payable to The Writers Group. In the memo line write: 2019 Anthology Submission. Submit your submission form and check or money order by midnight 05/31/19 to Kora Sadler, or mail it to:

THE WRITERS GROUP ORGANIZATION
ATTN: KORA SADLER
P.O. BOX 2839
AKRON, OHIO 44309

Friday, March 22, 2019

Writers Group Annual Mix & Mingle w/ Special Guest Literary Agent Hope Bolinger



Writers Group Annual Mix & Mingle w/ Special Guest Literary Agent Hope Bolinger

Hosted by Kora S.

Saturday, March 30, 2019
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
TGI Fridays
125 Montrose West Ave
Copley, Ohio

Details

Come out and join The Writers Group for our annual social networking event with Special Guest Literary Agent Hope Bolinger, local Authors, Artists, Art Lovers, Writers, Publishers, and Business Professionals to mingle and connect. Don't forget to bring your business cards, sample art pieces, a few copies of your book, or promotional stuff to giveaway. This event is "FREE" to attend, food and drinks are at your own cost.

About Hope Bolinger

Hope Bolinger is a literary agent at CYLE Young Literary Elite and a professional writing graduate of Taylor University. More than 300 of her works have been featured in various publications ranging from Writer’s Digest articles to a WWII Veteran’s memoir (Taylor University Press, 2017).
While she was still in college, she got a book deal for Blaze, which comes out this June (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) and is up for preorder in March. When she’s not writing or going crazy or setting her characters on fire, she participates in local theater and hangs out with her fat cat Twix.

Facebook: @therosewoman
Twitter: @hopebolinger
Instagram: @hopebolinger
Website: hopebolinger.com

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hope-Bolinger/e/B00V0VWFKQ?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_fkmrnull_1&qid=1550020518&sr=8-1-fkmrnull
Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13700140.Hope_Bolinger

Also Featuring: The Robert Frost Cocktail & The Earnest Hemingway Mojito.

*** FREE RAFFLE - (10 PRIZES) - $10.00 GIFT CARDS. ***
(Must be in attendance to receive prize)

This event is open to all members in other writer groups. Please share this event.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Why You Aren't A Professional Writer... Yet


WWW.MEETUP.COM/THEWRITERSGROUP

WHEN: 
 Saturday, February 23, 2019

TIME: 
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE: 
Kenmore Branch Library
969 Kenmore Blvd Akron, Ohio 44314


DETAILS:


If you’re an aspiring writer looking for direction and advice, or if you’re working seriously on your writing and wondering if you can or might be a professional... then make plans to come out and join us for this free two hour workshop with Leigh Adamkiewicz.


WORKSHOP OUTLINE:


ONE: REASONS WHY YOU THINK YOU'RE NOT A PRO WRITER YET - Excuses most people give for their lack of writing success.


TWO: YOUR READERS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE SAYING - The different types of miscommunications in written works. - How miscommunication can prevent you from finding your audience. - "I'm working in a visual medium" doesn't mean you can avoid certain parts of the writing process.


THREE: ASK YOURSELF - "Ask Yourself..." questions designed to help you take a second look at your work. - The importance of basic spelling and grammar in all writing projects.


FOUR: LIVING THE DREAM - "The different from when you can apply for writing jobs." - Steps you'll need to take after you finally get your first regular client or writing job. - "A deep dive into the realities of a writing life." - The pros and cons of living as a writer in the 21st century.


FIVE: WHY YOU'LL TRY TO IGNORE EVERYTHING I JUST SAID. - Debunk the top four excuses people give when someone tries to give you a solid critique. - Getting something published isn't always a good long term investment if you don't know how to self-edit.


SIX: QUICK REVIEW AND TO-DO - We'll review the issues covered in this presentation, and why you might not have found writing success. - We'll give you a list of ten steps you can take to address these issues and start finding writing success with plenty of resources to help you get on the right track. -

Final Q & A


Meet Leigh Adamkiewicz

As a seasoned writing professional, Leigh has lent her considerable talents to world-class institutions like the Boy Scouts, NPR, the ASPCA, Goodwill Industries, and The Shepherd Center. She also offers proofreading and copy editing services that help authors and small businesses find new ways to tell their story.


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This workshop is open to all writing groups Limited seating please RSVP at meetup.com/thewritersgroup Refreshments will be provided.