GCWA January 2021 Meeting

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Eric Simmons

Speaker: Eric Simmons
Subject: How to get your book into libraries

January 16, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Zoom meeting

Eric’s third book, “Getting Your Book Into Libraries,” which he will be discussing today, evolved from his well-received article, “How To Get Your Book Into Libraries”  The article is currently the top Google search result, excluding Ads, out of over 2 billion, on the subject of “getting your book into libraries.” In his book,which opened at #1 on Amazon’s “Hot New Releases” in the Library & Information Science Category,  Eric breaks down his strategy and methodology for contacting Libraries.  “Getting Your Book Into Libraries” is believed to be the first book ever written on how self published Authors can get their books into libraries.

Since Eric began introducing his books to Librarians two and a half years ago, 117 Libraries, including 7 of the Nation’s largest, have ordered 157 copies of his books. Using email as his primary means of communication, 114 Libraries or 97% of his customers purchased after receipt of, on average, 3.7 emails.
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Welcome to our 2020-2021 Winter Short Story Award for New Writers, an annual contest that recognizes the best fiction from today’s emerging writers.  This year’s judge is the phenomenal Helen Oyeyemi! The winning story will be awarded $3000 and publication online. Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $300 and $200 respectively. All winning stories and any notable Honorable Mentions will receive agency review by the following: Nat Sobel from Sobel Weber, Victoria Cappello from The Bent Agency, Andrea Morrison from Writers House, Sarah Fuentes from Fletcher & Company, Heather Schroder from Compass Talent, and Siohban McBride from Carnicelli Literary Management. We want you to succeed, and we want your writing to be read. It’s been our mission to support emerging writers since day one.

Submit your novel to Inkitt’s monthly Writing Contest for the chance to win cash prizes and exclusive winner’s badges for your books!

Inkitt’s Writing Contest awards a $300 cash prize each month!
Winners are determined each month by Inkitt, based on reader engagement
The contest is not genre specific; however, we don’t accept fan-fiction or poetry
Multiple entries are accepted
All submissions must be in English
So what are you waiting for? Not only will you be in with a chance of winning but you could also be one of our future best sellers! Submit your story now!

Entry fee — FREE

Kaleidoscope — The Year 2020

The year 2020Historians and others make sense of great events through the words of those who lived during those times. During other eras, correspondence via letters to family and loved ones put a human face on otherwise monumental, overwhelming periods.

We are looking to collect women’s voices to chronicle these unprecedented times. We will keep this project open for the next 4 months. Periodically we will put out a prompt that refers to some aspect of what has been occurring and you can use them to stimulate your thinking. You can of course take whatever slant you feel is a significant reflection of what has been occurring and how you, friends, family and others have found ways to cope.

This is a global event so we are hoping to hear from writers around the world.

Submission Deadline: 04/30/21
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WOW! is proud to introduce our newest essay contest! The mission of this contest is to inspire creative nonfiction and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. Your story must be true, but the way you tell it is your chance to get creative. We are open to all styles of essay—from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid essay, and beyond! Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative and let’s have some fun! We look forward to reading your work!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 1000
Minimum: 200

$12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13. Deadline: January 31, 2020

TOPIC:

OPEN TOPIC!

You can write about any subject you want to explore, as long as it’s within the word count and nonfiction. If you’re feeling inspired, write something new, or dig out those essays you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.

Click to Download the CREATIVE NONFICTION ESSAY CONTEST Terms & Conditions PDF

http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php#EssayContest

WOW flash fiction

WINTER 2021 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Deadline: 2/28/2021

OVERVIEW:

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months, and has done so since 2006. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, great writing, and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles and genres of flash fiction, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand corner) if you are serious about winning. Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative, and let’s have some fun! Remember, we only allow for 300 entries, so enter early to ensure your spot. We look forward to reading your work!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 750
Minimum: 250

OPEN PROMPT!

That’s right, this is your chance to shine, and get creative. You can write about anything, as long as it’s within the word count and fiction. If you’re feeling inspired, write something new, or dig out those stories you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.

We’re open to any style and genre. So, get creative, and most of all, have fun.

Click to Download the WINTER 2021 FLASH FICTION Contest Terms & Conditions PDF

https://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php#FlashFictionContest

Who can enter the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards?
The 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards is open to all indie book authors and publishers including independent publishers (small, medium or otherwise), university presses, self-published authors, e-book authors, seasoned authors and even first time authors in the U.S., Canada or internationally who have a book, a manuscript, or a galley proof written in English and published in 2019, 2020 or 2021 or with a 2019, 2020 or 2021 copyright date.

What do I need to do to enter the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards?
Select the category or categories you wish to enter: Categories are listed here.
Complete the entry form
Arrange payment of entry fee
Submit completed entry form, entry fees and books by no later than February 12, 2021; all books must be received in our offices by February 12, 2021

More information here