Submit a 1-page query anonymously, but put your contact info and proof of registration in the body of your email. Write Query Evaluation in the subject line, attach the query to your email in a Word file and send to firstname.lastname@example.org Your query will be evaluated by our Agent-in-Residence Carlie Webber during the SWA Writers Workshop.
Put on your best party clothes and come celebrate the Great American Writer in all of us at SWA Writers Workshop's Awards Night, Tuesday, June 17! We will hand out the contests prizes and a few surprises! Plus syndicated columnist and best-selling author of nearly a dozen books, Darrell Huckaby will be our special guest, bringing his down home humor and unique reflections on life in the South “the way it was, the way it used to be, and the way it ought to be.”
Once these ceremonies are completed, the party will continue (if attendees wish) at the King & Prince Resort on the beachside of the island, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This informal "After Party" is the ideal wind-down after an intense and exciting workshop!
You have 6 DAYS to Pitch Your Book to our Agent-in-Residence Carlie Webber. Carlie wants a 1-page query from SWA Writers Workshop attendees, submitted anonymously, but put your contact info and proof of registration in the body of your email. Write Query Evaluation in the subject line, attach the query to your email in a Word file and send to email@example.com
It is an incredible opportunity for writers looking to publish their first book! Carlie's agency, CK Webber Associates, seeks commercial fiction and high-interest nonfiction.
Author CD Mitchell will teach a 2-day course, “Writing and Marketing Short Fiction”, during the Fiction mini-workshop (June 16-17) of the SWA Writers Workshop, June 13-17, at Epworth-by-the-Sea on St. Simon’s Island, GA. His stories and essays have appeared in dozens of nationally and internationally recognized literary journals as well as several anthologies. With an MFA in creative writing from the University of Memphis, C.D.’s first short story collection, God's Naked Will, was released in the Fall 2013, followed in January 2014 by Alligator Stew, his second.
Praise for Alligator Stew:
"In these stories, Mitchell give us a style more like Twain updated...They are wonderful--yarns, the sort of gossipy good stuff you'd hear at the local diner--a place like Campbell's Cafe in Delbert, Arkansas. " ~~ The Southern Gentleman.
Writing and Marketing Short Fiction
We will discuss writing and marketing short fiction. We will speak of the elements of short fiction, what a short story can and should do. We will read and consider short shorts—less than 500 words—as well as longer short stories. How to piece together a story collection will also be discussed. I will also address publishing opportunities and where and how to submit polished work.
Patrick Hempfing had moMENts columns published in May issues of About Families (PA), Carolina Parent (NC), Palmetto Parent (SC), San Diego Family, Suburban Parent (TX), Idaho Family, and Western New York Family magazines.
Sasee Magazine of Myrtle Beach is publishing another story by Erika Hoffman. It’s called "First Time’s the Charm", and it will appear in the June edition.
We invite members to share news about their successes and activities so we can all join the celebration!
It's May. So the submission deadline for evaluations and
contests for our workshop next month is just days away (May 15, to be exact).
Hope to see you on St. Simons Island at our SWA Workshop
How's that for short and sweet?
~~ Lee Clevenger
Lee is the current President of SWA, an author and co-founder of ThomasMax Publishing in Atlanta, GA.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Pitch Your Book Extended Deadline!!
SWA Agent-in-Residence Carlie Webber will review/critique 1-page queries (fiction or nonfiction) from workshop attendees. Submit anonymously until JUNE 1 with contact info and proof of registration in the body of the email. Write Query Evaluation in the subject line, attach the query to your email in a Word file and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, the NEW deadline for Pitch Your Book is JUNE 1.
Peggy Mercer will be doing double-duty during the Southeastern Writers Workshop, June 13-17, 2014, teaching one session on Poetry and two on Writing for Children – Fiction and Nonfiction. Peggy is an award winning poet, children's author and songwriter. Her book Peach: When the Well Run Dry won Georgia Author of the Year in 2011 for Children’s Mid-Readers. Peggy’s other books include Ten Cows to Texas, There Come A Soldier and a book of poems and songs, Grew Up Loving Elvis. Peggy is a music publisher and owns Peggy Mercer Music Publishing.
If poetry washes over you with deep thoughts from the soul, you're invited to jump into a once in a lifetime "river" of profound learning about poetry with Peggy Mercer. and will touch on the formats of poetry through the ages, where ideas come from, what sets the great poets apart and how to get published in this fun and worthwhile field of writing. Write a poem and see your name in print? Write a poem for friends? Write a book of poetry for the ages...all of these moments will be touched on with the poet Peggy. JUMP in and take a poetry bath!
Writing for Children
Touching children for good...writing children's books the big publishers will love...writing books for the children in Japan as well as Georgia, USA...how do we get there from here? From the idea, how does the subject of a children's story, the seed, become a story in book form, upper reader form, juvenile novel form, and where do the facts come in? Writing for children in all it's weird, wacky, wild and fun glory will be touched on in Peggy's class on writing for children. Come with an idea, leave with the know how to get the book published!
The Southeastern Writers Workshop, June 13-17, 2014, offers registered attendees ample opportunities to share their work and receive feedback or cash prizes. And submission deadline is May 15! The SWA Workshop is one of a few, if not the only, workshops that offer free manuscript evaluations and we offer THREE for FREE!
In addition, our Agent-in-Residence Carlie Webber wants a 1-page query from Workshop attendees, submitted anonymously, but put your contact info and proof of registration in the body of your email. Write Query Evaluation in the subject line, attach the query to your email in a Word file and send to email@example.com