Mendocino Coast authors are invited to don a Gallery Bookshop employee name tag and be a Guest Bookseller at the bookstore's annual Community Open House on March 23rd. Choose one recent paperback that you'd like to recommend. (In the business, they call it "handselling.") Write a short blurb -- it can be as short as one sentence. Even a fragment! The bookshop staff will create a big, beautiful table display with each Guest Bookseller's pick alongside the author's own book, of course. Then everybody stands around with cup of something nice in their hands and chats about the books they love. How fun is that? Interested authors should contact Christie (email@example.com) by March 15th.
Redwood Coast Sr. Center's Gazette is accepting submissions: personal recipes, poems, stories, histories, anecdotes, photos, and articles of general interest. In the Premier Issue, read member Henri Bensussen's piece, "The Watermelon," and see page six for more details about writing for the Gazette. With your submission, include a brief description of what you do at the Center.
“California Bookstore Day” (May 3 for 2014), “World Book Night” (April 23 annually), and “California Writers Week” (third week in October)
Anthology Release Party!
Preview readings by members accepted for the 2014 Anthology Writers of the Mendocino Coast Upwelling.
Participating writers will be timed for five minutes to read an excerpt from their anthology submissions. Please time your reading before the event.
Attending members will receive their copy of the anthology.
We are grateful to the Mendocino Hotel for use of the Garden Room
1st Annual WRITERS TWO-WAY
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If you have been meaning to get your memories down on paper, or turn your evil boss into a fictional character, Spring Classes in Creative Writing has begun.
The Tuesday class is full, but there is room in the Thursday class. It began Thursday, February 13; ends May 1 9 am-12 noon College of the Redwoods, Mendocino Campus $125.00
You must go to the campus to register.
As Phillip Pullman said, “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
When your writing is published, receives a nomination or award, or other notable exposure, please send a short announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Maureen Eppstein (Mendocino Coast Writers Conference faculty 2004, MCWC board and past director) had a poem "Ambient Music" accepted for the 2013 Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual, published in England.
Member Katy Pye's Elizabeth's Landing has won First Place in Fiction in the 2013 Writer's Digest Self-Published e-book Awards
Noted Pay It Forward author, Catherine Ryan Hyde, interviewed (ow.ly/rmVKl ) member Katy Pye about her novel Elizabeth's Landing.
Member Cheri Ause's story, "The Trouble with Sylvia," which won the 3rd place prize in the Redwood Writers 2012 Mystery Contest now appears in Reloaded (Both Barrels, Vol. 2), a Shotgun Honey press crime anthology of 25 new stories available at Amazon in both print and Kindle editions.
Member Alena Deerwater recently published "Thank God for Monsters" in the Summer MONSTERS issue at Exterminating Angel Press.
Join a cooperative to sell your books in a dramatic setting ideal for writing and boat watching. Dusty Dillion, owner of the World's End Rowing Club, sponsors Noyo Treasures, a bookstore for local authors at Noyo Harbor, also featuring local history. Manager and writers club member, Jeanne Duncan, has added select local art and music. Contact Jeanne at 707/962-0394 or email@example.com.
zine |zēn|(also ’zine ) is 1) a magazine, esp. a fanzine. 2) a webzine. Another issue of Is That Baby Vicious is seeking contributors. Talk to Holly Harbinger, denizen of the Mendocino coast.
Good Words is a collection of the best poems, fiction, and nonfiction, written and performed by students attending Creative Writing classes on the coast.
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Welcome to the Mendocino Coast branch of the California Writers Club founded in 1909. We are proud to share in this legacy.
The Writers of the Mendocino Coast meet in the Mendocino Hotel at 6:00 pm on the third Wednesday of every month. We host speakers, workshops, open mics and other yet to be discovered events and activities (link to archive.)
Our intention is to expand the network and opportunities for writers here on the Mendocino Coast. We hope you'll join us.
Writers of the Mendocino Coast
PO Box 762 Fort Bragg, CA 95437
MEMBER COUNT : 69
Welcome Howard Steven Pines,
author of The Whale Song Translation
NEW MEMBERS $65 / includes $20 initiation fee. More information on the website's Membership page.
Membership includes a copy of each of the club's recent anthology, copies of our state organization's Literary Review magazine, space for member biographies, and opportunities to see your writing in:
-The annual Anthology. Submissions
for Writers of the Mendocino Coast Upwelling
to be published in 2014
closed Sept. 18, 2013.
-The Literary Review is published by the state California Writers Club. More info at www.calwriters.org
-The yearly collaboration, Ekphrasis, with the Artists Coop of Mendocino
2014 GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING TO WMC’S SECOND ANTHOLOGY
WRITERS OF THE MENDOCINO COAST: UPWELLING
September 18, 2013
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The anthology is available at Gallery Bookshop, Mendocino, in Fort Bragg at The Bookstore & Vinyl Cafe, and on Amazon. Members should all have received a copy of the 2013 anthology.
The E-book version is available in the iTunes store, on Amazon, and
Barnes & Nobel.
PITCH OPPORTUNITY Donna McCrohan Rosenthal, PR Director CWC
I often marvel at the opportunities surrounding us in the CWC. Speakers and fellow members provide experiences and support, and we hear about contests and services that would otherwise escape us. A few of the latter recently crossed the CWC PR desk and I pass them along to you.
The first, Fearless Literary Services, has partnered with the CWC to offer manuscript assessment, editing, coaching and marketing, and members receive a special discount. Fearless has impressive background with major houses and comes highly recommended. Check out http://www.fearlessbooks.com/CWC.htm for more, or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next, WriterAdvice with an April 18 deadline, seeks flash fiction, memoir and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less. Enlighten, dazzle and perhaps win $200. For details, visit www.writeradvice.com.
The Greyden Press 2014 Book Competition will award over $12,000 in prizes. Deadlines: fiction, young adult-fiction, non-fiction - June 2; children's books - July 1 (www.greydenpress.com/competition).
“Duende,” a new literary magazine, “insinuates authenticity and soulfulness, earthiness, expressiveness and chill” and asks for your deepest and best work. The submissions window for the inaugural issue runs March 15 – May 15 (www.duende.goddard.edu).
Author’s Marketing Pro software aims to help authors find target readers and accepts books from subscribers for consideration for movie and TV adaptation. See a demo video on www.montecarlosolutions.com/authors.
As with any recommendation, recognize the distinction between endorsement and sharing announcements. But heck, what writer wouldn’t want to know about opportunities – and what branch wouldn’t benefit from possibly opening doors for members? Consider this angle an outreach tool. Sure, people can hunt down resources online. But you can make it more fun to discover these leads through membership and meetings.