Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Writing Seminar with John DeDakis - Oct. 11

There's still time to register for the all-day program From Novice to Novelist: A Workshop for Aspiring and/or Struggling Writers, led by John DeDakis on Oct. 11 in Montello. Registration is only $50.

Program description: A step-by-step guide on how to write a novel -- and how to sell it. This workshop is for struggling and/or aspiring writers. We'll go from how to get the nub of an idea all the way through to getting your novel into the hands of expectant fans. Along the way, you'll learn how to stay organized, how to write in the voice of the opposite sex, how to conduct effective research interviews, how to rewrite, how to get an agent, how to market your work, and how to face your writing/marketing fears. By the end of our time together, you will have started your novel and you will be equipped with the skills you'll need to perfect it.

To register, or for more information contact:

Readers Realm Book Store
147 E. Montello Street
Montello, Wisconsin 53949
Phone: (608) 297-2200

Meeting Reminder

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library. As always, meetings are free and open to anyone age 17 and older.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sheboygan Children's Book Festival

The 5th annual Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival will be held Oct. 10-12, 2014. 

The event features author talks, art-making with illustrators, writing workshops, musical entertainment, book sales and signings, plus fun children’s activities and more! Wisconsin’s only children’s book festival is for kids, teens, families, and book lovers of all ages. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Meeting Reminder

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library. 

Also, a reminder that local author Laurence Dunn will speak on his memoir, Ugly But Funny, at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. 

The program is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. Note: This will be our last Local Author Spotlight program for the year.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Author Visit - Laurence Dunn

Local writer Laurence Dunn will do an Author Visit at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. His book is titled Ugly...But Funny and is a humorous look at his childhood.

Mr. Dunn's presentation is part of our Local Author series in partnership with the Oshkosh Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase/signing and refreshments will be served.

For more info, call 236-5203 and ask for Ruth.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Call for Submissions - Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speak

The Girl God, is accepting submissions for their upcoming Anthology of women’s writing: Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speak.

Whatever Works is an anthology project filled with global women’s voices from all faith traditions. We want to highlight commonalities between women working towards gender equality. We want to know what has worked for you in your faith tradition, what hasn’t – and most importantly, what gives you inspiration and strength to continue the struggle towards full human rights for all women.  
We want to hear from Muslims, Atheists, Jews, Christians, Goddessians, Agnostics, Hindus, Buddhists, Pagans, Taoists  – every faith tradition.

Email for submission guidelines. You must submit your work before September 30th at for consideration. 

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.