Welcome to opportunities to publish your writing, whether or not you live on the Mendocino Coast.
2016 SHORT, SHORT STORY WRITING CONTEST w/ CASH PRIZES - CWC Sacramento Branch - Deadline April 1st - Get Details
FEBRUARY 18TH Mendocino Hotel 6:00 p.m.
PUBLISHING STRATEGIES - The Many Paths to Publishing
• Ginny Rorby will talk about the traditional publishing route
of her five books and self-publishing e-books.
• Sharon Bowers to talk about the Kickstarter route for publishing
and her process in drawing and writing her graphic novel
Amazed and Elated, Depressed and Deflated
• Kathy Pye on self-publishing, her process, and success
of her novel Elizabeth's Landing.
• Amie McGee will address editing and what she’s learned from working at Cypress House, a royalty house, winner of national and international awards and grants, and a full-service book production and promotion company.
• Susan Bono has agreed to talk about the value of starting a small press such as her Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative and the value of writers
becoming part of the small press community.
• Henri Bensussen will discuss how her poetry chapbook Earning Colors
came to be published by Finishing Line Press last year,
and the value of submitting work to writing contests, in general.
COMMUNITY EXTENSION CLASS - IMAGINATIVE WRITING
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., February 27th to May 7th. The cost is $125, but if you have a BOG waiver, see Katherine Brown and do NOT register online or call Patti. A community extension class does not give college credit.
Sign up at the Mendocino College website at http://www.mendocino.edu/academics/community-extension-program or call Patti in Ukiah at 707-468-3236. She will get your payment information.
Questions? Email Katherine Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing newly published, receives a nomination or award, or other notable exposure? Please send a short announcement to email@example.com
A chapter from member Catherine Marshall's memoir, The Easter Moose: One Family's Journey Adopting through Foster Care, is included in the just released anthology, Tales of Our Lives edited and published by WomensMemoirs.com. "Lost in the Haight" is included in the Reflection Pond section of this two volume e-book offered on Amazon
Member John Fremont's book, Comedy of Terror, won the BAIPA for FICTION. http://baipa.org/2015-baipa-book-award-winners/
SMATCHUP 2015 Results of eighteen writers blindly matched for a collaborative writing project with another writer. READ 2014 STORIES
ROLLING RECAP OF MONTHLY MEETINGS
Welcome to the Mendocino Coast branch of the California Writers Club founded in 1909. We are proud to share in this legacy.
Our intention is to expand the network and opportunities for writers here on the Mendocino Coast.
MENDOCINO WRITERS MEET ON THE 3RD THURSDAY 6:00
Garden Room - Mendocino Hotel
Writers of the Mendocino Coast
PO Box 762 Fort Bragg, CA 95437
The CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB is a 501(c) (3) educational nonprofit dedicated to educating members and the public-at-large in the craft of writing and in the marketing of their work.
NEW MEMBERS $65 includes $20 initiation fee. More information on the website's Membership page.
YEARLY RENEWALl is $45.
Membership includes a copy 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 2017 Anthology Writers of the Mendocino Coast MENDOCINO,
submissions to open April 1, 2016 and close August 31, 2016
-The Literary Review is published by our parent, California Writers Club. More info at www.calwriters.org
-The yearly collaboration, Ekphrasis, with the Artists Coop of Mendocino
Financial aid is available for membership WritersMendocinoCoast@GMail.com
MEMBER WRITING PROJECTS:
Our third anthology is available at Gallery Bookshop, in Mendocino, The Bookstore and Vinyl Cafe, and Visit Mendocino, both in Fort Bragg. Gualala area is Four-Eyed Frog country! GO INDIE !
To purchase by mail, send a message to WritersMendocinoCoast@Gmail.com.
CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB
A REMINDER FOR ADVERTISING
Promote your book or services to 2,000 readers. The first 2016 issue of the new electronic CWC Bulletin will be coming out in February. The next deadline for submitting advertising is July 29, 2016. This is a way for CWC members, authors, and guest speakers to reach a large targeted audience of writers in a state-wide publication that goes out to nearly 2,000 writers. The cost is reasonable: $35 for a 2x3.5 business card size ad; a 3x5 index card size for $60, and a 5x7 for $90. Full details can be obtained by visiting http://calwriters.org/advertising-in-the-bulletin/ PayPal is now available, too. If you have a book or writing service to pro-
mote, hesitate no longer! The Bulletin is an extraordinary way to get the word out to others with an interest in writing, publishing, and marketing.