Sunday, August 17, 2014

Call for Submissions: New Mystery Anthology

Untreed Reads is pleased to announce a call for a new mystery anthology titled "Haystacks and Homicide: Short Tales of Farmland Crime." 

The rules:

1. All stories must be between 1500-5000 words and aimed at an adult audience (can include young adult).
2. Deadline for submission for consideration is December 31st, 2014. This is a firm date; no submissions after this date will be considered.
4. All submissions should be sent to Jay Hartman at with the word HAYSTACKS in the subject line.
5. Submissions must be in DOC, RTF or ODT format.
6. We will not be publishing the stories individually. Only the anthology will be available. The anthology will be available as an ebook and as a POD, sold worldwide through Ingram. You must agree to both our regular ebook contract and our print addendum to be included.
7. Authors will receive royalty and both a paperback and an ebook copy of the finished work but not upfront payment. Authors will each receive a share of royalties of 50% of net (net = cover price – vendor commission) based on the number of authors in the final anthology.
8. Characters appearing in other Untreed Reads series or other series not published by us are strongly encouraged. If you are published outside of Untreed Reads, please check with your publisher to ensure you have the rights to create a new story for a different publisher with your character(s).
9. Your story MUST take place on a farm or be farm related. Farmer's markets, roadside stands and cattle auctions are fine too. We prefer murder (hey, who doesn't?) but we're open to other crimes as well. The victim doesn't have to be a human.
10. Stories not accepted for the anthology may be resubmitted in the future for other submission calls.
11. All stories must be original and cannot have been published or self-published elsewhere or previously submitted to Untreed Reads.
12. There are no restrictions whatsoever on age, race, sex, sexual orientation, etc in the work. Just tell us a great story!

Please direct any questions to Jay Hartman at jhartman at

All efforts will be made to have decisions on material done by January 15th, 2015. Every attempt will be made to notify all authors of the status of their submission at that time. Please do not inquire about status prior to January 30th, 2015.

This anthology has an expected publication date of March 15th, 2015 (quite possibly earlier).

This is an open call, and may be reposted anywhere and everywhere. Please direct people to this link, which is essentially a reposting of this email.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Meeting Reminder: Aug. 16

Just a reminder that the Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. As always, meetings are free and open to anyone 17 and older. 

Sunday, August 03, 2014

WWA Conference - Register Now!

The Wisconsin Writers Association's fall conference will be held Sept. 26-28 at Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids. Members of the Oshkosh Area Writers Club get a Charter Club membership discount, so the fee is $60 AND if you register before Aug. 9, you can bring a friend for FREE! 

The OAWC will arrange a carpool for Sat. Sept. 27; leaving from the Oshkosh Public Library. We may have a carpool other days as well. 

For more information and/or to register for the conference, please click here 

Bill's Blog

Member Bill R. has a new blog named Connect the Dots 100 Years Ago - if you like it, please share!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

New Releases This Week

Club members Juliet Rosetti and Daisy Jerico both have new books out this week! 

Rosetti's latest installment of her "Life and Love on the Lam" series, The Sexist Man Alive, is getting rave reviews!

Daisy Jerico's newest title, Sparks Fly, is a sizzling romance - great for the beach!

Monday, July 07, 2014

Green Lake Christian Writers Conference

Don't miss the Green Lake Christian Writers Conference, Aug. 17-22, 2014, where you’ll meet experienced and new writers, published authors and those hoping to publish, those writing for Christian- only markets and those who write for many different types of publications. 

Workshop leaders include Karl Steward, Mary Pierce, Wilda Morris, Sue Engebrecht, Marshall J. Paul, Cynthia Ruchti, Jan White Moon and others. 

Come for the day; stay for the week. For more information, click here.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Meeting Reminder - July 5

Just a reminder that the Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 5, in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. As always, meetings are free and open to anyone age 17 and older.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Free Program! Writing For Anthologies

Writing for Anthologies: The Good, The Bad and The Weird 
7 p.m. Monday, June 23 
Lower Level Meeting Room
Oshkosh Public Library
Anthologies are a great way for writers to get their short stories published but they can be intimidating for beginning writers. Joyce will go through the good, the bad and the weird of getting published in anthologies, including how to determine which ones are scams, how to deal with late publication, and the difference between republication for anthologies as opposed to magazines and on-line publications. There will be a Q and A session at the end, followed by refreshments.

Oshkosh author Joyce Frohn began her writing career after college in 1995. She has been in over 200 publications, including four anthologies and more coming out soon. She has been writing since childhood and would like to thank her imaginary friends for sticking around long enough her to write their stories down.