Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Participant Accomplishments: Teddy Jones Receives Grant from The Elizabeth George Foundation

Teddy Jones received a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation this month to complete archival research for the purpose of refining her manuscript The Goods, workshopped last summer with Summer Wood and an excellent workshop group. Not only will the supported research enhance the background material in the novel, but it will also enable her to complete a non-fiction piece on the Sanctified Sisters of Belton, TX, the group whose existence stimulated the fiction that is The Goods. She hopes to complete her research this spring.
Elizabeth George is a novelist known for her mysteries set in England. Her foundation supports new and emerging writers in their efforts to gain publication. 
Congratulations, Teddy!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

WC&C Scholarship Competition deadline reminder

WC&C Scholarship Competition

AWP offers two annual scholarships of $500 each to emerging writers who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. The scholarships are applied to fees for winners who attend one of the member programs in AWP’s Directory of Conferences & Centers. Winners and four finalists also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP.

Eligibility Requirements
• Former or current students of the judge are ineligible. Previous recipients of WC&C scholarships are also not eligible to submit.

• Submissions in fiction and poetry will be considered. Separate submissions in each genre are permitted.

• Writers’ names must not appear on submissions. A separate cover sheet must accompany submissions and include the following: name, address, phone number, email address, title, and genre. Please bind submissions by staple, binder clip, or paper clip. If you wish to be notified that your manuscript was received please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard.

• All manuscripts must be single-sided and typed. Prose must be double-spaced. A maximum of one short story (or novel excerpt) up 25 pages or 10 pages of poetry will be considered. Each new poem must start a new page.

• You may enter in more than one genre, and you may also enter multiple manuscripts in one genre, provided that each manuscript is accompanied by its own entry fee.

• A $10 reading fee, either as a check or money order in U.S. dollars made payable to AWP, must accompany each submission. Submissions are accepted between December 1 and March 30 of each year and should be mailed to: WC&C Scholarship Competition, Association of Writers & Writing Programs, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MSN 1E3, Fairfax, VA 22030, WC&C Scholarship Competition.
Winners will be notified by May 15. Two winners will each receive a $500 scholarship to attend a WC&C member program. Funds are paid directly to the selected program. (Member conferences reserve the right to determine participants in their programs; winners select a first choice and two alternates.)

You can find additional  information here.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Participant Publications: Teddy Jones - Halfwide

Congratulations, Teddy Jones, whose novel she workshopped at the Taos Summer Writers' Conference, has been published. Available here.

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Halfwide: A Novel
Dorothy Faye Bell feels like a criminal.  Her part of the scheme that is her husband’s latest adventure is to pose as a visitor in several West Texas hospitals to justify parking their only dwelling, a twenty-eight foot travel trailer, on the hospitals’ visitor parking lots—free.  After thirty-three years of marriage, Dorothy Faye does what she usually does, what she thinks a good wife should.  She jokes as they give away their furniture.  She quits her job as a care attendant, packs her New York Times Crossword Puzzles book  and not much else, and hits the road, smiling even when she’s irritated.  Along the way Harold’s adventure becomes a quest for knowledge of his father and for Dorothy Faye, a journey of discovery.  She finds a person she had forgotten, or never really knew, herself.  The people she meets and the lessons she learns during their odd trip in summer 2000 puzzle her, challenge her and leave her with a new awareness of purpose in her life.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Participant Publications: Cully Perlman Wins Creative Loafing Tampa Fiction Contest

CL Fiction Contest Winner: The Tabaquero's Squirrel

 | January 03, 2013

You can read Cully Perlman's piece here

Congratulations, Cully!