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SELL YOUR BOOKS AT OUR DECEMBER MEETING
This is a tradition at our holiday luncheon meeting. All member authors can bring your books to sell before and after the meeting in December. We’ll have a table or three set up. Please note that authors are responsible for their own sales. You can arrange for someone else to handle it for you if you prefer.
LITERARY REVIEW DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 30
Hurry, hurry! The CWC Literary Review deadline is Nov 30
Polish up a story, poem, essay, or memoir piece. Check out the guidelines at http://calwriters.org/publications/#submit, follow the guidelines, and submit, submit!
Deadline is Nov 30!
We have a few submissions in already but need MANY! As a statewide writing club, we want to be able to choose quality. Last year we were able to expand the publication and hope to even more this year.
There has been some controversy about sending feedback to authors, so this year we are only saying we may be able to return feedback. After all, we’re only human and we are volunteers.
Dust off those ideas you’ve been toying with, write, rewrite, share with other good writers, edit, rewrite and submit. (Writing is hard work isn’t it? But so satisfying.)
And if you want to volunteer as a reader, please do. It doesn’t preclude you from submitting. We have and need readers from around the state.
CWC Literary Review Editor
SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS JUDGING
Starting in December, twenty of our lucky members will participate as judges in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This national contest has been around since 1923 and features America’s best teenage writers. Our branch earns $2,000 for our participation, so this is a great fundraiser. Judging happens December 29 – January 12, and it’s all done online. If you can help, send an email to Marlene Dotterer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the largest, longest-running recognition program for creative teenagers. For nearly 100 years, the Awards have provided teachers with a unique opportunity to motivate and challenge students to become better writers
Students in grades 7–12 submit their works of visual art and creative writing to be reviewed by professionals to receive recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships.
Some of our nation’s most celebrated writers were first discovered by the Scholastic Awards as teenagers, including Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates, and Stephen King.
Writing Categories Include:
- Critical Essay
- Dramatic Script
- Flash Fiction
- Novel Writing
- Personal Essay & Memoir
- Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Short Story
- Writing Portfolio (Seniors Only)
Events are posted as a benefit for Mt. Diablo members and does not imply endorsement of product or service.
Cuesta College, Hwy 1, San Luis Obispo, CA
September 28-30, 2017
$225.00, lunches additional $18.00 for Friday and Saturday. Special speaking event at Cal Poly (additional fee
TBA), private critiques $10.00 by appointment. Friday wine, dinner, and MOTH event at the Inn at Morro Bay
(additional fee TBA). Lodging not included.