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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

Author Panel

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…

NaNoWriMo is Here!

Tif Sweeney

November 1 kicks off National Novel Writing Month or what many affectionately refer to as NaNoWriMo. During the month, participants work towards writing a novel by completing a minimum of 50,000 total words. Back in 2011, I had every intention of joining the challenge for the first time. I even wrote a little article here…

Sitting Down with Kathryn Davis

Kathryn Davis

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…

Ellen Stimson’s Mud Season

Mud Season

by Diana Davis If you’d like to meet Ellen, hear her read from her book, and perhaps purchase signed copies of the first edition to give as Christmas presents, then go the Barnes and Noble at Ladue Crossing this coming Friday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m.  Come and meet this modern day Thoreau. You’ll be…

October Writing Contests

Briar Cliff Review: Poetry, Short Story, Creative Nonfiction Chautaugua Literary Journal Contest for Poetry Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild: Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction Dana Award for Short Fiction or Poetry Diagram Essay Contest The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review Competition The Tampa Review Danahy Fiction Prize 8th Annual Greenhouse New Play Festival Briar Cliff…

Writing in Nature: Hope Cemetery and Mausoleum

Mount Hope Sign

by Jennifer Adele www.jenniferadele.com For the happily haunted and harvest-centered month of October, I thought I would focus my article for the Writing in Nature feature on a local St. Louis cemetery that exceeds in lush green space, historic provisions, and an essence of autumn… Mount Hope Cemetery and Mausoleum. Whether it is actually located…

Pen Names – Why or Why Not?

In August, one of the biggest stories in the written world broke, exposing the debut author Robert Galbraith as the one and only, J.K. Rowling. The exposure was not supposed to happen, yet it did, and the books started flying off the shelves. This got me thinking.  Why did Rowling (or any author for that…