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Friday, August 12, 2011

A Live (Virtual) Book Reading

On Sunday, August 14, join Writers Barbara Ehrentreu (YA-fiction), Jesse Douglas Allen Taylor (Literary/Historical Fiction), Todd Fluhr (Fantasy/Horror Fiction) & Host Talitha K. McEachin (Adult sci-fi/fantasy) as they share excerpts from their works to a virtual audience.

Please visit theelementstrilogy.wee​ & click on events for more information & to register for this FREE event. Any writers interested in sharing their work in this forum please send a brief bio & an excerpt of your work to​ This is the start of a new series for writers of fiction. Since it is online/on the telephone, you don't even have to leave your house! All are welcome!

There are two conference lines the 1st one will be emailed to you upon registration & the second one is (218)936-4141 & the passcode is 2655793

Registration URL:​PIID=E952DC898448

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

WV Writers/Woodland Press Anthology Guidelines


Editors: Cat Pleska and Michael Knost
Title: West Virginia Writers Inked (working title)
Submission period begins: September 1, 2011
Submission period ends: December 31, 2011
Please do not check on submission status until March 1, 2012
Publishing Date: Spring 2012
Word count: Up to 3,000 words
Payment: Five-cents per word

Send submissions as an RTF (Rich Text Format) attachment to:

Or snail mail your printed submission to:
WVW, Inc. submissions
c/o L. Barker
104 Silverwood Lane
Charleston, WV 25320.

Note: this anthology is open to West Virginia Writers, Inc. members only. Annual membership cost is $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for students, and $5 to anyone under the age of 18. Learn more at our MEMBERSHIP PAGE.

This will be a multi-genre* anthology. Accepted are general and literary fiction, literary nonfiction, and narrative poetry.

*(Multi-genre also includes mystery, romance, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, etc.).

Please keep the story clean of profanity and/or adult content.

No reprints or simultaneous submissions.

Please make sure your name, address, phone number, and email are listed on a cover page of the manuscript. Do not include your name or other identifying info on the rest of the manuscript.

Questions? Email:

Friday, August 05, 2011

Bottle Tree Productions One Act Play Competition for Writers

Bottle Tree Productions One Act Play Competition for Writers 2011

First Prize $1,000

Second Prize $250

Third Prize $100

One Act Plays of up to 70 minutes may be submitted

to Bottle Tree Productions at 445 Southwood Drive, Kingston, Ontario K7M-5P8

Please have your copy bound and if you wish it returned, please include a manuscript-sized SASE. For foriegn writers the return stamps have to be Canadian stamps.

Please do not attach your name or contact name to the script but have that information on a separate sheet of paper.

For further information

Phone 613-384-8433 or email or

or go online at for email submissions, Paypal options and further details. For environmental and storage reasons email submissions are preferred.

The entry fee for each submission is $25. Please make cheque payable to Bottle Tree Productions.

Multiple submissions accepted

Plays can have previously been produced but not professionally.

Plays may also have been entered in other competitions.

The competition runs until November 30th 2011.

Winners will be announced in January of 2012.

If you want a critical analysis of your work please enclose a cheque for $50 made payable to Bottle Tree Productions.

Break a leg!


Charles Robertson


Musical Theatre Classes
Acting Classes
Saturday September 17th
Bottle Tree Productions
Wellington Street Theatre Project
One Act Playwriting Competition