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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cindi Myers Market News

Cindi Myers Market News's Blog

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 03:13 AM PST
"Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer."  – Barbara Kingsolver
Entangled Publishing has released a new Wish List from its editors. Here are some highlights:
Alethea Spiridon Hopson at Indulgence likes those alpha heroes. She's looking for heroes with interesting occupations — secret agent, hostage negotiator, politician, pilot. She loves tortured heroes and revenge, blackmail, mistaken identity and matchmaker stories.
Stacy Abrams at Bliss would love to see some stories involving amnesia, blackmail or bait and switch schemes. She likes fun, flirty romances and would love stories with multicultural characters, as well as some holiday-themed stories.
Kaleen Harding acquires across imprints. She's up for some medical stories involving ethical dilemmas, modern-day ghost stories and YA paranormal.
Wendy Chen would love some category length romances with strong, smart heroines. She loves stories about reunited lovers, friends-to-lovers and enemies-to-lovers, marriage of convenience and reformed bad boys.
Covet is relaunching in March with a new look and editorial director Lauren Ruth is looking for paranormal romances with dark heroes and tough heroines. Cross-species romances (Vampire/demon, vampire/werewolf) especially with a marriage of convenience storyline, would interest her. She also likes stories with a tortured supernatural hero and a sweet, innocent human heroine. Forbidden stories are always popular here. Stories don't have to be dark — she also likes light and funny paranormal.
Rochelle French with Entangled Suspense would love a cozy mystery series. She'd also love a story with fantasy elements.
Keyron Gerlach wants both category and single title romantic suspense. She likes cowboys and military heroes, and loves stories featuring serial killers and natural disasters.
Theresa Cole would love to see some re-told fairy tales twisted into dark, gritty suspense. She loves stories set in other countries and stories that deal with any kind of religion. She's also acquiring YA/NA stories A bad boy hero and a twist on a cult, secret society  or mythology will win her.
Kerri-Leigh Grady is looking for romantic comedies and historical romances for 2014. She loves Old West and Regency settings, and would love a f/f story. She'd also be interested in post-apocalyptic romance.
Pat Brigandi wants all kinds of historical romance, including World War II, the Great Depression, Roaring Twenties, and Colonial romance. She'd also like to see a play on some favorite old movies, such as the Ghost and Mrs. Muir or Casablanca.
Heather Howland is on the lookout for military and special-ops stories — the edgier and more dangerous, the better. She'd like sports romance for the YA/NA readers, some YA/NA contemporary thrillers and plenty of romance.
You can read the complete wish list here.
My second book from Entangled Indulgence, The Wedding Gamble, will be out in July. If you haven't already read by first Entangled release, Always a Bridesmaid, you can grab a copy here. Or here 
Rabbit Valley Comics is seeking stories for a Halloween anthology Tricks and Treats. Rabbit Valley specializes in anthropomorphic fiction — the characters are animals that act like humans.  For the Trick portion of this anthology, the editors are looking for scarcy Halloween stories. Play on classic Halloween tropes. Be innovative. For the Treat portion, think sexy adult stories. Make sure it relates to Halloween. All sexual orientations welcome. Stories shouldn't be over 10,000 words, and can be shorter. Payment is $100 for the print anthology, with a second $100 payment a year later for the ebook edition. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2013. Find the details here.
Ellora's Cave is seeking manuscripts for a number of themed collections.
Curve Appeal features Big, Beautiful Women, all types of stories and sub-genres, 20,000 to 45,000 words, deadline March 1, 2013
Boys Will Be Boys — Male/Male stores, all sub-genres and themes, 20,000 to 70,000 words. Deadline May 1, 2013.
Cotillion Christmas Traditions — tradition, non-erotic Regency stories set at Christmas, 12,000 to 25,000 words, Deadline May 15, 2013.
Get all the details here.
As always, feel free to share the information in this blog with others — repost, forward and reprint. Please give me credit as the source and include a link to this blog. Thank you.  Cindi
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Friday, February 22, 2013

Fwd: Meredith Sue Willis's A SPACE APART Republished as E-Book!

Foreverland Press has just re-published
Meredith Sue Willis's
A Space Apart
In All e-book Formats!
With an Afterword by the author
First published by Charles Scribner's Sons


Said Ann Tyler: "A Space Apart is so deftly and subtly written, I hardly noticed
how involved I'd become until I'd read the last page and turned it, wanting more."

"An important new talent," said The Kirkus Reviews

"A noteworthy first novel," said  Publisher's Weekly
Library Journal said, "Narratively skilled and
disciplined,this is an impressive debut."


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Judges list for the 2013 WV Writers Writing Contest

UPDATED 2/21/2013
Jeanne Bryner (LONG POETRY)
Jeanne Bryner was born in Appalachia and grew up in Newton Falls, Ohio.  A practicing registered nurse, she is a graduate of Trumbull Memorial’s School of Nursing and Kent State University’s Honors College.   She has received writing fellowships from Bucknell University, the Ohio Arts Council (’97, 07), and Vermont Studio Center.  Her poetry has been adapted for the stage and performed in Ohio, West Virginia, New York, Kentucky and Edinburgh, Scotland.  With the support of Hiram College’s Center for Literature, Medicine and Biomedical Humanities, her nursing poetry has been adapted for the stage and performed by Verb Ballets, Cleveland, Ohio.  She has a new play, “Foxglove Canyon” and her books in print are Breathless, Blind Horse: Poems, Eclipse: Stories, Tenderly Lift Me: Nurses Honored, Celebrated and Remembered, No Matter How Many Windows, The Wedding of Miss Meredith Mouse and Smoke: Poems.
She received outstanding alumnae award from KSU, Trumbull Campus and her book, No Matter How Many Windows received the Working Class Studies’ Tillie Olsen Award  for Creative Writing in Chicago.  She recently received second place for the 2012 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in the category of Public Interest/Creative writings for her new book, SMOKE.  A community affiliate of the Center for Working Class Studies, she often writes about working class issues.  She lives with her husband near a dairy farm in Newton Falls, Ohio. 

Diane Gilliam (SHORT POETRY)
Diane Gilliam was born and grew up in Columbus, Ohio. Gilliam’s books include: Kettle Bottom, One of Everything, and Recipe for Blackberry Cake (chapbook). In 2003 she was the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. She is the winner of the Ohioana Library Association Book of the Year Award in Poetry 2005 for Kettle Bottom, which also won a Pushcart Prize and was an American Booksellers Association Book Sense Pick for the Top Ten Poetry Books of 2005. She is the winner of the 2008 Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature.

Chris Green is a writer and instructor whose monograph, The Social Life of Poetry: Appalachia, Race, and Radical Modernism, won the 2009 Weatherford Award for the best non-fiction book about Appalachia. From 2004 to 2012, Chris taught at Marshall University for the Department of English and the Graduate Humanities Program; he was also chair of Marshall’s General Education Council & helped refabricate the school’s Gen Ed program.  Chris grew up in Lexington and attended the University of Kentucky where Appalachian Studies answered his need to write poetry, know the world, and fight for justice.  He went on to earn his MA in English from Appalachian State University, and his MFA in Poetry and MS in secondary education at Indiana University, where he studied post-colonialism.  He returned to Lexington where he worked as a poet in the schools and edited Wind Magazine: A Journal of Writing and Community.   Trouble was, he kept writing essays about poetry and world change.  After returning to the academy & completing his PhD. on multicultural American poetry, Chris also co-edited Radicalism in the South Since Reconstruction, a collection of scholarly essays, and edited Coal: A Poetry Anthology, a collection of 98 poets designed for non-academic readers, a book that one reviewer concluded was “significant and lasting contribution to Appalachian literature, and maybe more importantly, to the literature of a world coming to terms with how our resources and the ways we use them transform our lives.”  His own book of poetry is called Rushlight.   He is currently (August 2012) vice-president and president elect of the Appalachian Studies Association, and he is working on a book about antebellum Appalachian literature.  He also tries to write at least one haiku a day.

Pam Andrews Hanson along with her writing partner/mother (Barbara Andrews) is the author of more than 30 novels, including women’s inspirational fiction for Guideposts Publishing and romances for Harlequin. Several more titles will be released by Guideposts this year. In addition, she and her partner released two indie inspirational romances for Kindle on Amazon and Nook on Barnes & Noble. A former reporter, Pam previously taught beat reporting and was the director of advising for the School of Journalism at West Virginia University. She is a past recipient of the JUG Award. Pam now resides with her family in Nebraska, where she writes fulltime.

Dr. Jimmy Carl Harris (SHORT STORY)
Dr. Jimmy Carl Harris lives in Birmingham, Alabama. He writes, teaches, and edits, mostly fiction. His collections of prizewinning short stories, Walking Wounded and Wounds That Bind, were published by Iris Press in 2006 and 2007. His stories have appeared in The Louisville Review, Appalachian Heritage, Confluence, the Tulane Review, the Birmingham Arts Journal, and elsewhere. Some of his stories draw on his experiences as a Marine, including decorated service as a Sergeant Major. He held a number of positions in higher education, including assistant professor and department chair at Southeastern Louisiana University. In addition, he taught creative writing for the Alabama Writers Conclave, Southeastern Writers, West Virginia Writers, Tennessee Mountain Writers, and others. Jimmy Carl is currently an editor for Inspiration for Writers, an editorial service based in West Virginia.

Brett Hursey's poetry has appeared in over a hundred literary journals across the United States and Canada.  His plays have also been produced in more than a hundred theatres across the world.  Currently he teaches Playwriting and Poetry at Longwood University, in Virginia.

Jacqueline Jules (CHILDREN'S BOOKS)
Jacqueline Jules is the award-winning author of 23 children's books, including Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off (2010 CYBILS Literary Award for Short Chapter Book, Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Honor Book, ALSC Great Early Elementary Reads), Unite or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation (2010 Library of Virginia Cardozo Award), Benjamin and the Silver Goblet (2010 Sydney Taylor Honor Award), Duck for Turkey Day (Washington State Children’s Choice Book Awards list, TN Volunteer State Award), and No English (DE Diamonds list, TN Volunteer State Award list). Also a poet, Jacqueline won the Arlington Arts Moving Words Contest, Best Original Poetry Award from the Catholic Press Association, and the SCBWI Magazine Merit Poetry Award. Jacqueline  lives in Northern Virginia.  Visit her website at
Becca J.R. Lachman teaches writing at Ohio University, from which she received her M.A. in English.  She holds B.A.s in music composition and creative writing from Otterbein University and an M.F.A. from the Bennington College Writing Seminars.  Her 2004 chapbook “Songs from the Springhouse” won the national Florence Kahn Memorial Award.  Her latest collection is “The Apple Speaks” from Dreamseeker Books.

Gretchen Moran Laskas (YOUNG ADULT/MIDDLE GRADE)
Born in Philippi, in 1969, Gretchen Moran Laskas is proud of the fact that she is an eighth generation West Virginian.  Laskas attended the University of Pittsburg, graduating in 1990. A series of moves eventually led her to Charlottesville, Virginia, so that her husband Karl could attend Law School.  Her first book, The Midwife's Tale, was purchased by Dial Press (Random House) with the book released in 2003. Among the honors the book has received are the Appalachian Studies Association's Weatherford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Appalachia and the Appalachian Writers Association Fiction Book of the Year Award (2003), as well as Southeast Booksellers Book of the Years and Library of Virginia book award nominations.  Laskas' second novel, The Miner's Daughter was published in 2007.  She has been published in a variety of journals, magazines, and anthologies.  She served as the 2012 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence at Shepherd University, participating in the West Virginia Fiction Competition and fall residency events, as well as the completion of the 2013 Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Gretchen Moran Laskas Volume V.

James M. Martin (SCREENPLAY)
James M. Martin is a senior lecturer in radio, television and film studies at the University of North Texas.  He was the director of the film The Doubtful Martyr in 2008.  His films have placed in the St. Louis International Film Festival and the Rhode Island International Film Festival, among others. He was a second round finalist in the Creative Screenwriting 2010 Cyberspace Open.

Lee Maynard is the author of three novels, Crum, Screaming with the Cannibals, and The Scummers, which together make up the Crum trilogy, as well as the memoir-fiction blend The Pale Light of Sunset: Scattershots and Hallucinations in an Imagined Life. WVU Press, which published Lee's controversial novels, described them as "full of intense violence and cutting humor." Lee was born and grew up in an unincorporated town in West Virginia, like his Crum protagonist Jesse Stone, and now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is President and CEO of The Storehouse, a nonprofit food pantry that serves more than 2 million free meals and gives away more than 40,000 articles of clothing each year to people in need, regardless of race or faith. He has also, over the years, worked as a criminal investigator in the military; an editor at a conservation magazine; the first secretary of West Virginia's Commission on Manpower, Technology and Training; and an advisor on experiential education as Vice Chancellor at Prescott College in Arizona--to name a few.

Dana Wildsmith grew up in south Georgia, the daughter of a Methodist minister active in working for social justice. She attended college wherever her Navy husband’s career took them, finally obtaining a B.A. in Sociology from Virginia Wesleyan College.  In 1992, Wildsmith was named a Poetry Fellow in the South Carolina Academy of Authors, and published her first book, Alchemy  (Sow’s Ear Press). Her second chapbook, Annie won the Palanquin Press competition of the University Of South Carolina, Aiken. Her first full-length collection of poems, Our Bodies Remember (Sow’s Ear Press), was published in 1999. Her poetry collection, One Good Hand, was a SIBA Poetry Book of the Year nominee and was nominated for Appalachian Book of the Year. A poem from that collection, “Making a Living,” was read on Garrison Keiller’s Writer’s Almanac.  Her most recent book, a non-fiction collection of essays titled Back to Abnormal, was Finalist for Georgia Author of the Year in Essay.  She has been a Writer-in-residence for the Devil’s Tower National Monument and for the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska. She has worked as an Artist In the Schools for the South Carolina Humanities Council. Wildsmith teaches writing workshops throughout the United States. Her poems and essays have been widely published in both literary and commercial journals, including:  The Sun, Yankee, The Kentucky Poetry review, and The Chattahoochee Review.  Her poems have most recently been anthologized in the University Press of Kentucky’s Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia, The Southern Poetry Anthology  (Texas Review Press, 2006), Women, Period (Spinsters Ink, January, 2009), and Writing By Ear  (Motes Books, 2009). 

Meredith Sue Willis (BOOK LENGTH PROSE)
Meredith Sue Willis was raised in Shinnston, West Virginia, where her father’s father got a job as store keeper at Consolidation Coal Company’s facility in Owings. Her mother’s family, the Merediths, were from Monongah and other parts of Marion County.  She now lives in New Jersey a short train ride from New York City, where she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, as well as a frequent visiting writer-in-the-schools in New York and New Jersey. She has degrees from Barnard College and Columbia University as well as an honorary doctorate from West Virginia University.
    Her  novels and short fiction for adults and children have been published by Scribners’, Harper Collins, West Virginia University Press, Mercury House, Ohio University Press, and others.  Her latest books are a collection of short spin-offs from myth and the Bible called Re-Visions; a book for writers called Ten Strategies to Write Your Novel; and a book of literary Appalachian stories called Out of the Mountains. The latter was praised in Booklist as a “finely crafted collection...worth reading twice to discover all its intricacies and connections." 
    For more information, please visit her website at


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Writers' Toolkit Event March 2


 A FREE intensive creative writing skills workshop

Sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History

and the West Virginia Library Commission


9 - 9:45 a.m. - REGISTRATION (Pre-registration not necessary)

10 a.m. - Noon - MORNING SESSIONS

Library Commission Training Room

Cat Pleska

Cat Pleska teaches writing at West Virginia State University and is the director of the university's Writing Center. The es­sayist for West Virginia Public radio with more than 30 es­says aired to date, also is a regular contributor to Wonderful West Virginia magazine and has several articles published in state and regional journals. She is the editor of Fed From the Blade, an anthology that comprises the work of West Virginia Writers, Inc. members. She is a sixth generation West Virgin­ian and is proud to note in her ancestry a great great great uncle, Livery Hodges, who served in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Mapping Memoir: Family life placed in time, history and geography

This year West Virginia celebrates its 150th birthday. What better way to join the party than to mine family archives to discover ancestors and to map your heritage? Perhaps a rela­tive served in the Civil War or was involved in the quest for statehood. Maybe they were early settlers here or elsewhere. Well-known writer Jamaica Kincaid once described her ori­gins: "I am from Antigua, from volcanic soil, from the Brit­ish and slavery, and from a freed people." Kincaid's quote prompted me to think: how would I describe my rich and layered history in West Virginia? We aren't just who we are today: we are also our family history; we are the character of the land where we and our ancestors were born. This work­shop will help you find a way to write about those long ago but essential family members in your history. Come explore your heritage and begin a family memoir. Please bring fam­ily photos, etchings, maps, diaries, letters, journals, official documents and artifacts to use in writing your memoir.

Library Commission Reference Room

Anna Smucker

Anna Egan Smucker is the author of No Star Nights, which received an International Reading Association Children's Book Award in 1990. Her other books include Outside the Window, A History of West Virginia, To Keep the South Manitou Light, The Life of Saint Brigid, and a new picture book titled Golden Delicious: A Cinderella Apple Story about the discovery of the Golden Delicious apple in Clay County, West Virginia. Forthcoming is a picture book co­authored with West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman about Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic house Fallingwater that is due out in 2014 from Roaring Brook Press, a division of Macmillan. Her poems have appeared in several antholo­gies. The 2005 recipient of a West Virginia Arts Commission Artist Fellowship Award in Children's Literature, Anna makes her home in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Besides writing, she does author presentations and conducts writing workshops throughout the country.

Writing History - Your Own!

Using the author's book No Star Nights as a model, you will work through several fun writing exercises that tap into your own life experiences. You will be amazed at the writing you produce.


10 a.m. - Noon - MORNING SESSIONS

Norman L. Fagan West Virginia State Theater

Pete Kosky

Pete Kosky is a musician and songwriter from Charleston, West Virginia. Growing up in the Kanawha Valley, he was exposed to traditional music at an early age and was natu­rally drawn to traditional ballads and folk songs. Kosky, who is known for writing original songs in the traditional style, began writing songs in high school. Many of his songs draw heavily on West Virginia history. In 2002, he won fifth place at the first annual Mountain Stage NewSong Contest.

Songwriting in the Folk Tradition

This workshop will focus on songwriting with an empha­sis on the influence of traditional balladry and folk songs.The use of the folk process to adapt traditional melodies and themes to original lyrics as well as the use of alternative gui­tar tunings will be discussed. Though all songwriters use dif­ferent approaches to writing, Kosky will share and discuss what inspires and nourishes his songwriting.

Green Room

Robin Taylor

Robin Taylor is the program director for ExploreWV Geo­Challenge, an enthusiast group formed by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts to promote tourism and educate people about West Virginia's rich history. She, her husband and son have been avidly geocaching since De­cember 2005, and have found more than 1,200 geocaches. ExploreWV GeoChallenge runs three geocaching challenges that include 62 geocaches placed across West Virginia.

What in the world is geocaching?

You may have heard people talk about it. There are now merit badges related to it. You might even know people who do it, but what is geocaching? Come to this workshop and discover what this rapid-growing phenomenon is all about. One of the most family-friendly activities you can get in­volved in, geocaches are placed all over the world, ranging from extremely easy-to-find containers to containers that re­quire more skill and stealth. This workshop will consist of a Power Point presentation that teaches the intricacies of geo­caching and a hands-on demonstration of different types and sizes of containers used in geocaching. Participants also will gain experience using handheld GPS units to find geocaches hidden nearby.



Noon – 1 p.m. Great Hall - Networking and book sales

Norman L. Fagan West Virginia State Theater

PANEL DISCUSSION with all presenters

1 - 1:45 p.m.

J.P. Myrick, moderator

Library Development Director for the West Virginia Library Commission



Library Commission Training Room

Mary Glass

Mary Spaniol Glass is a family history consultant for the Buckhannon Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has presented workshops on family history research to various groups. The mother of eight children and grandmother of 25 children has been involved in family his­tory work for more than 40 years. She is a retired school teacher who taught physics and chemistry and worked with gifted students in Kanawha, Cabell and Lewis counties. Glass received the Ashland Teacher Achievement Award and was recognized as a Lewis County Teacher of the Year. She earned degrees from West Virginia University and Marshall University and has pursued additional post-graduate courses. A Kanawha County native, she resides with her husband in Buckhannon, West Virginia, where she continues to research and write family histories for extended family members.

Using original documents in writing family histories

Everyone has a story to tell, but nuggets of information can be found in many documents that would bring greater un­derstanding and depth to the tale. Whether writing for a publication, family or personal satisfaction, an exploration of original documents can enhance any work. Many have a compelling desire to learn about their past and share it with others. Left unrecorded, many of these stories would be lost. This workshop will explain what documents are available, where to find them, and how to organize them into a format for others to read. Participants are encouraged to bring fam­ily documents and information to the workshop.

Library Commission Reference Room

Anna Smucker - See bio from morning session

West Virginia History - A Treasure Trove for Writers

The author of Golden Delicious: A Cinderella Apple Story will show how she (and you!) can take a piece of our state's history and turn it into a picture book.

Norman L. Fagan West Virginia State Theater

Pete Kosky - See bio from morning session

Writing Songs about History

This workshop will focus on writing songs about historical places and events by boiling down a historical event to its least common denominator in order to rewrite the event in verse and create a song. Kosky will use numerous examples he has written about various events in American, Mexican, and West Virginia history. Bring your favorite story from his­tory and perhaps you will leave with a new song!

Green Room

Friday, February 15, 2013

SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS ebook free through March 18

Terry W. McNemar 11:31pm Feb 14
From NOW through the 18th you may download this E-book free of charge. Just click on the link below and then enjoy these award winning stories, FREE!


So This Is Christmas
So This Is Christmas is a five-short story collection of based around the holiday..

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ed Davis presents, a Workshop on Exposition & Dialogue and other news

Please join me on Saturday, March 2nd, from 2-4:00 p.m. at Wright Memorial Public Library for a free workshop on The Art of Exposition and Dialogue.
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Free Workshop: The Art of Exposition and Dialogue

Dialogue and exposition are two of the most important craft issues a fiction writer faces. Please join me on Saturday, March 2nd, from 2-4:00 p.m. at Wright Memorial Public Library in lovely Oakwood, Ohio, 1776 Far Hills Avenue, for a free workshop on The Art of Exposition and Dialogue.

Advance registration is required and limited to the first 20 people. Contact the Reference Department at 294-7171 to register beginning Friday, February 15th. Visit the library's website for more details.

Please join us for a lively time! You can find out a little more about what to expect at

Poetry Reading, March 22

I'll also be doing a poetry reading on March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Montage Cafe in Greenville, Ohio. Poetry, food, and music--I'd love to see you there!

New Poems Published

Three of my poems—"Aunt Hazel's Jewelry," "Communion," and "Footwashing"—have been published at the online literary magazine Blue Ridge Literary Prose and are available for viewing at
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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Free Writing Workshops Scheduled around the State

Four free writing workshops have been scheduled for south central West Virginia in Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties.

The schedule is:

March 2nd, Hillsboro Public Library in Hillsboro, WV, 1-4PM
April 20th, Greenbrier Public Library in Lewisburg, WV, 1-4 PM
May 18th, Richwood Public Library in Richwood, WV, 1-4 PM
May 25th, McClintic Public Library in Marlinton, WV, 1-4 PM

The workshops are completely free, open to the public, and taught by writers from all over the country.

For more information, contact Megan Moriarty at

Monday, February 04, 2013


1.        The contest is open to residents of Wirt, Calhoun, and Wood Counties in grades 8 and up.  This can include middle school students, high school students, college students, and adults.  Prizes will be awarded in three categories:  grades 8-10; grades 11-12; and adult
2.      Your entry may be a short story or an essay with a limit of 1500 words for each.
3.      Keep your entry family friendly.  Winners will be reading their works aloud to a family audience.
4.      Your story may be handwritten, typed, or computer-generated.
5.      Plagiarized entries will not be accepted.
6.      An entry form must be attached to your story/essay.  Entry forms may be picked up at the library or you may request one be sent to you by email at this address:
7.      DO NOT write your name on your submission.  Your name may only appear on the attached entry form.
8.      One entry per person, please.
9.      Submit your entry at the Dora B. Woodyard Memorial Library, Mulberry Street, Elizabeth, WV on the campus of Wirt County High School.  You may mail your entry to Dora B. Woodyard Memorial Library, PO Box 340, Elizabeth, WV  26143.
10.   The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 1 at 5:00 pm.
11.   Call 304-275-4295 for more details.
12.   A reception for the winners will be held at the library on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm.

The Entry Form can be found at THIS LINK.