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L.S. Murphy, A Local Author to Watch

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By Margo L. Dill L. S. Murphy is an author to watch. Her young adult novel, Reaper, is the story of sixteen-year-old Quincy Amarante, who is a high school student with regular old teenage priorities until Destiny deems her the fifth grim reaper. L.S. lives in the Greater St. Louis area and is a member…

A Community of Writers Without Boundaries: The Making of Southeast Missouri Writers’ Guild

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by Donna Essner As writers we know that creating memorable prose is sometimes frustrating, fraught with starts and stops, accompanied by moans and groans, hair pulling, and gnashing of teeth.  Sometimes in response to that frustration—at least for this writer—our vocabulary digresses to verbiage not fit for, well, anyone. So, for the most part, I…

December Writing Contests

We do our best to bring you a comprehensive list of contests.  If we’ve missed yours, please email lisa.miller@walruspublishing.com. International Writing Contests The Moth, Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize Domestic Writing Contests Boulevard – Short Fiction Contest Before Columbus Foundation – American Book Award Chautauqua Prize – Fiction, creative nonfiction Glimmer Train – Fiction Award Money…

SLWG Author Series on YouTube

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By Lisa Miller The Saint Louis Writers Guild (SLWG) does so much for our literary community.  It is part of our history, our present, and is sure to be part of our future.  For us today, the SLWG presents monthly writing workshops at he Kirkwood Community Center, sponsors weekly Open Mic nights at the Kirkwood…

Chuck Sambuchino, Editor at Writer’s Digest Books, to Headline Annual Missouri Writers’ Guild Conference

Writer’s Digest Books Editor Chuck Sambuchino will headline the 99th Annual “Fifty Shades of Writing” Missouri Writers’ Guild Conference from April 11-13, 2014 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel St. Louis Downtown Convention Center. Early registration opens today and runs through Dec. 31. “This year’s conference reflects the many ‘shades of writing’ through our conference line-up,…

November Writing Contests

International Writing Contests Fish Publishing-Fish Short Story Prize 2013 The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition 2013 Poetry International: C.P. Cavafy Poetry Prize 2013 Domestic Writing Contests Crab Apple Orchard Review – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction 2013 SLWG Annual Short Story Contest Glimmer Train Press—Fiction Award 2013 The Formalist: Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award 2013 Narrative Fall…

Snapshot of Saint Louis Writers Guild Workshop for Writers

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by Linda O’Connell Most writer’s know that November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMO), but did you know that November is also National Life Writing Month? St. Louis Writer’s Guild offered a panel presentation November 2, 2013 featuring Lauren Miller, Linda O’Connell, Jennifer Shew and Donna Volkenannt. Linda and Donna addressed the topics of personal…

Sitting Down with Kathryn Davis

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by Lisa Miller Kathryn Davis was gracious enough to answer a rather long list of questions about her writing, her awards, and what it’s like to be a “Hurst Writer in Residence” at Washington University.  Ms. Davis will be reading from, discussing, and signing her book Duplex at Left Bank Books on November 6th.  Please click…