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1. Gotham Writers’ 91-Word Memoir Contest. Deadline: February 20, 2015.
2. Sable Books is accepting submissions for their 2015 February Chapbook Contest. Entry fee is $25. No solid deadline. Check their website for updates. 
3. Iron Horse Literary Review is accepting submissions for their annual Single-Author Competition. This year, they are seeking to publish a prose chapbook composed of either stories or essays.
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Voice Workshop
with Amy Christine Parker, Vivi Barnes, and Christina Farley

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 January 24, 2015
1 PM

Join the YA Chicks for an intensive workshop on voice in fiction. They’ll be pinpointing what it means and how you can strengthen yours.

Writer’s Atelier
336 Grove Ave. Suite B
Winter Park, FL 32789

Please RSVP at:
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WA First Write-In Jan. 2015
Join us for our monthly write-in! Stop by the center, meet other writers and get some writing done!
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WA Founder, Racquel Henry will host a National Novel Writing Month workshop at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 15th at Bookmark It to help you keep up the momentum during this month of literary abandon. She’ll discuss writing schedules, combating writer’s block, staying motivated, and what to do when you WIN! Register now for this FREE workshop at:

Don’t forget to check out the awesome lineup that Bookmark It has planned!

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Amy C Parker 3The Key to Everything
by Amy Christine Parker

I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

John D. Rockefeller

Being a writer is a terrifying business. From the moment I figured out that it was what I wanted,

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Join us for round 2 on Monday, February 23rd, from 6:45-9 p.m., Racquel Henry and Jamie Morris will co-present a free Q+A session for Writer’s Atelier in Winter Park, Florida.

Join us, if you’re struggling with craft or marketing issues. Topics will include,

  • organizing fiction and nonfiction
  • the drafting and critique process
  • marketing to your best audience
  • how to create a truly excellent self-published book
  • finding an agent or traditional publishing deal

This presentation will be based on your questions about your own writing projects.

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This workshop is for people who have wanted to write about their life but don’t know where to begin, or for people who have started a book and are stuck.

You will write, discuss structure, discuss publication, share what you write, receive feedback from the instructor, learn from others in the group, and leave inspired to continue what you have started.

This workshop is suitable for those who took “So You Want to Write a Book,

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Banned Books 2014

In honor of Banned Books Week (Sept. 21-27, 2014) we’re giving away the following banned books:

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Giver by Lois Lowry

A Time To Kill by John Grisham

Comment below for a chance to win (tell us which one you want). You must be following us on one of our social media accounts (Instagram,

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MiP Logo_600x600Today we’re shining the spotlight on the new podcast, Minorities in Publishing, which just became a friend of WA (See our “Partners Page”). We asked founders, Jennifer Baker and Bev Rivero for the 411.

WA: What is Minorities in Publishing?

JB: It’s a podcast Bev and I came up with as a joke, initially, and became a bigger thing or a reality when talking to people and they mentioned that they would actually be interested in a podcast featuring minorities in publishing talking about minorities in publishing,

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Banned Books WK 2014“Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.” More information about banned books here.

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