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2014 Contest Winners Announced

This year’s annual contest resulted in significant achievements: literary agents requested contact information for four of our contestants.

Contest winners hail from Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington state, and the United Kingdom.

See the Annual Writing Contest page for the list of winners.

Other News

  • Brown Bag Sessions: Join us after our Saturday morning meetings for 30-90 minute discussions of interest to writers. Bring a lunch or dash out to pick something up – sessions begin about 12:30 pm. Learn about NaNoWriMo on November 1.
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Upcoming Meetings

Members free, guests $10, students $5


Tuesday, August 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Taking Control of Your Narrative
— Tanaya Winder


Saturday, September 6, 10:00 am – noon
An Author’s Guide to Copyright:
From Gutenberg to Google

— John Byram, Director UNM Press


Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
New Life for an Old Book:
The Reissue of Dissonance

— Lisa Lenard-Cook


Saturday, October 4, 10:00 am – noon
How to Write Short Stories
(Not that I know the secret)

— David Edgerley Gates


Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Inspiration: Finding Your Muse/Mojo/Motivation for Nonfiction
— Johnny Boggs


Classes & Workshops


WORKSHOP ♦ That’s My Baby!
A Gathering for Picture Book Critique

with Betsy James
Saturday, September 6, 1:30 – 4:30 pm


WORKSHOP ♦ Websites for Writers
with Loretta Hall
Saturday, September 27, 1:00 – 5:00 pm


CLASS ♦ Strangeness: Writing Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Worlds on the Bias
with Betsy James
Wednesdays beginning October 1
6 sessions, 5:45 – 7:45 pm


CLASS ♦ How to Write for Magazines:
Or How to Bag Your First Magazine Assignment

with Melody Groves
Mondays beginning November 3
4 sessions, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

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