Sunday, May 22, 2016

Lakefly Writers Conference

It's been a week since the 2016 Lakefly Writers Conference held in Oshkosh June 13-14. The Oshkosh Area Writers Club was well-represented, some as volunteers and others as regular participants. Here are some nice write-ups about the event:

My Post-Conference High by SMMNYSTORIAK
The Lakefly Writers Conference by Samantha Kolb

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Congrats to Joyce!

Club member Joyce Frohn recently had four short story submissions accepted! The short story “Home Sweet Lobby” by Wilson Souvenir Book, “When Is the Future Coming?” by Perihelion “Cabin” by Pages & Spine, and “Dust of Truth” by Cirsova Magazine. 

In addition, Joyce received EAA press credentials for Air Adventure 2016. This will not be the first time Joyce has attended EAA. She wrote "Where’s My Flying Car? The Future of Personal Aviation." based on her 2009 visit to EAA.

Meeting reminder: May 21

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, in the lower level conference room of the Oshkosh Public Library. As always, meetings are free and open to anyone 17 and older. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Meeting Reminder - May 7th

A quick reminder that the Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. As always, meetings are free and open to the public.

Also, Friday, May 6, is the last day to pre-register for the Lakefly Writers Conference. It's possibility the most affordable conference in Wisconsin and it's right here in Oshkosh. To check out the schedule of events and/or register, please go to:

Monday, April 25, 2016

Free Pitch Sessions - Lakefly Writers Conference

Attending the Lakefly Writers Conference, May 13-14, in Oshkosh? Have an idea for a book you're ready to pitch? Attend Friday's workshop on how to deliver a successful pitch and then sign-up to pitch your book on Saturday to the following publishing reps:

Ashley Ruggirello, representing REUTS, a unique boutique YA/NA publisher based in Milwaukee that offers an unconventional, yet advantageous and author-friendly approach to traditional publishing. Publishes 12-24 titles each year.

Philip Martin, representing small but good quality indie press, Crickhollow Books. Publishes a range of regional-rooted fiction and some genre fiction (mysteries, always am looking for good fantasy but it's hard to find) for adults, and also historical fiction for middle-grade readers.

Jill Swenson (morning only), representing Swenson Book Development LLC, a boutique agency which represents a broad range of authors writing memoir, narrative nonfiction, children’s picture books, middle-grade fiction, art/photography, poetry, and YA.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Write Touch Reader’s Choice Award Contest

The 2016 Write Touch Reader’s Choice Award Contest is now open. This is a Wisconsin Romance Writers of America-sponsored contest for books published in 2015.

Write Touch
All submissions go through an electronic portal at and books are entered either as PDF or MOBI files. There is a free entry portal for WisRWA members to use to enter their free title; all additional entries from WisRWA members and from non-members should be made via the paid entry portal. The entry fee is $25.00 per title.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Fox Cities Book Festival

The Fox Cities Book Festival is in full swing this week! Upcoming speakers include Michael Perry, Abby Frucht and others. Check out the full schedule of events here.