Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Meeting Reminder

The Oshkosh Area Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec, 4 at the Oshkosh Public Library. We will be gathering in the 3rd floor Training Room; an area normally not open to the public. Because library staff will need to escort us, please meet PROMPTLY around the 1st floor skylight by 10 a.m. so that we can all go the the 3rd floor together (stairs/elevator available).

Bob B. is the Author Spotlight.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Spoon River Poetry Review Editors' Contest

Sppon River Poetry Review is now accepting entries for their annual Editors' Contest.

From the website http://www.litline.org/Spoon/contest.html

One winning poem will be awarded $1000 and two runners-up will be awarded $100 each. Winning poem, runners-up, and honorable mentions will be published in the 2010 fall issue. This year's judge will be announced after judging is completed.

Guidelines: Submit two copies of three unpublished poems, maximum of ten pages total. Name, address, and phone number of poet should appear on each page of one copy only. Entries must be unpublished and will not be returned.

Entry Fee: Each $16 entry fee entitles entrant to a one-year subscription, or a gift subscription. Please indicate your choice and include current address for each subscription or gift subscription. Include SASE for notification of results.

Mail Submissions to:

The Spoon River Poetry Review Editors' Prize
4241 Dept. of English
Publications Unit
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-4241

Entries cannot be received by FAX or e-mail

Deadline: Postmarked by April 15, 2011

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Meeting Reminder

The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov 20, in the lower level Conference Room (our usual location) of the Oshkosh Public Library. Judy is the Spotlight Author.

Hope to see you Saturday!

~ Ruth

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Young Adult Editor

In our mailbox:

I wanted to write to tell you I've recently become the acquiring editor for Quake, the YA imprint for Echelon Press. I'm interested in offering Wisconsin writers a chance to pitch their novels to me at events, conferences, or even in writing groups. If you're interested in having me as a guest, or know someone who would, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you so much for your time.
Jenny Turner
Quake: Shaking up Young Readers
Submissions: http://quakeme.com/submissions/

Monday, November 08, 2010

Congrats Joyce!

Joyce Frohn has been busy! She recently published a poem, "Baby Vampire" and a short story, "Urban Legend" has been accepted for publication.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Scrabble Club

For those who love words, you're welcome to join the Oshkosh Scrabble Club at 6 p.m. Mondays in the back room of Robbin's Restaurant. There are different skill levels and no charge to play; free snacks available 15 minutes prior to the game.