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April Writing Contests

Compass Flower Press Crab Orchard Review E.M. Koeppel Glimmer Train Press The Ledge Magazine Sonora Review Spoon River Poetry Review Writer’s Digest 83rd Annual Writing Competition Compass Flower Press—Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Only Entry fee:  $18 (US) for electronic submission (paid on the website) or $15 for mailed submission (paid by check or on website.)…

A True Professional: Chatting with Picture Book Author, Jeanie Franz Ransom

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by Margo Dill Jeanie Franz Ransom is a successful picture book writer, workshop leader, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) member, and former elementary school counselor. She also persevered through the murky waters of submissions and rejections for ten years, before she joined SCBWI and decided to get serious. Now, she is the author…

Jody Feldman: St. Louis’ Own Game Maker

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by Margo L. Dill Jody Feldman, the St. Louis award-winning children’s author of The Gollywhopper Games series and The Seventh Level, may have enjoyed working as a treasure hunter, a codebreaker, a movie director, an artist, and an inventor. But the most exciting part about writing is she can explore all those occupations and adventures…

March Writing Contests

Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture Florida Review Editor’s Awards Gemini Magazine Glimmer Train Press Missouri Writers’ Guild 2014 Chapter Contests (Conference) Missouri Writers’ Guild 2014 Sponsor Contests (Conference) Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture—Poetry, Diction, Creative Nonfiction Arts & Letters Prizes Entry fee:  $15 / $17 for online submissions - payable in US dollars,…

Regarding the Oxford Comma

by Jennifer Hasheider www.jenniferahasheider.com I’ve seen a debate around social media regarding use of the Oxford comma. This comma is also known as the serial, series, and Harvard comma. It is placed immediately before the coordinating conjunction (usually and, or, or nor) in a series of three of more terms. For example, a list of three things that…

Missouri Writers Guild Conference Nets Record Breaking Early Bird Registration Numbers

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The 99th Annual Missouri Writers’ Guild Conference has broken its previous early bird registration record. Currently, approximately 70 writers from throughout the country are registered to attend the “Fifty Shades of Writing” conference. The event will take place Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13, 2014, in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Registration remains open through…