Hello, and welcome to opportunities to publish your writing whether or not you live on the Mendocino Coast. Please join us!
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California Writers Club
Submissions accepted from
September 1st to October 31st, 2014:
Members are invited
to submit their published or unpublished work following the guidelines. Submissions are blind-read and work meeting a threshold of quality and interest will be published.
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Writers of the Mendocino Coast THERMALS
Submissions closed September 1
Mendocino Hotel 6:00 p.m.
Led by Maureen Eppstein
With an assortment of materials and helpful examples, Maureen Eppstein will show you how to view everyday objects as a poet would.
Maureen Eppstein is a poet whose latest chapbook, Earthward, came out last month from Finishing Line Press. Previous collections are Rogue Wave at Glass Beach and Quickening, both published by March Street Press. Her poetry has won many awards and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Members Open Mic
Each month, when time permits, we'll have two members read their work for 3 minutes each. Put your name in the basket for a drawing at the start of the evening, and another at the end. Please time the reading to stay within the limit.
The Redwood Coast Senior Center's Gazette is accepting submissions: personal recipes, poems, stories, histories, anecdotes, photos, and articles of general interest. Read the Premier Issue, 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. The deadline is the 5th of each month. The March issue is available online, as is the latest, July/Sept 2014 issue.
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T H A N K Y O U
Member Sharon Bowers' project on Kickstarter.com, a crowdfunding platform with a mission to help bring creative projects to life, offers tangible rewards in exchange for monetary pledges.
Amazed & Elated, Depressed & Deflated is a 144-page, humorous graphic memoir. Six short stories explore heartache, hysterical laughter, alienation, boredom vs. vice, stage fright and a mortifying personal history of underwear. More at amazed-elated.com
Letter from Josh Weil of July 19th, 2014 with further news of The Great Glass Sea. Josh spoke to our group in September, 2012
Member Maureen Eppstein, announces her New Poetry Collection Earthward.
Good Words is a collection of the best poems, fiction, and nonfiction, written and performed by students attending Creative Writing classes on the coast.
The Spring '14 Good Words is now online.
Results of 2014 SMATCHUP: Writers were blindly matched for a collaborative writing project with another writer.
From 1,700+ members eligible, and of 28 accepted, our branch had 4:
Steve Sapontzis, Jan Edwards, Katherine Heimann Brown, and Jay Frankston.
Archive: Spring 2012 Inaugural Issue
Member Nona Smith has a new book, Stuffed, Emptying the Hoarder's Nest.
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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
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 anthologies, copies of our state organization's Literary Review magazine, space for member biographies, and opportunities to see your writing in:
-The 2015 Anthology Writers of the Mendocino Coast THERMALS,
submissions closed September 1, 2014
-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
Our second anthology is now 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.
When your writing is published, receives a nomination or award, or other notable exposure, please send a short announcement to