EKPHRASIS 2014 : Submission Dates - Wednesday, April 16 through Saturday, June 7 more...
ANTHOLOGY 2015: Submission Start Date, June 1 (more coming)
May 21st 6:00 pm
Shirin Yim Bridges
Digital publishing can be, not an alternative to traditional publishing, but a step toward it. Stories abound about authors who’ve published digitally first and then been swept up for squillions of dollars. Fifty Shades of Grey was one example. Enjoy the good news, and assess if “digital first” might be right for you.
Shirin Yim Bridges has made the successful transition from author (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HarperCollins, Chronicle Books) to award-winning editor and publisher. Shirin has spoken about writing and publishing for the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, the Book Passage Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference, the Asian Festival of Children’s Content, Stanford University, San Francisco State University, Illinois State University, Dominican University, the San Francisco Writing Salon, and the College of San Mateo.
Mendocino Spring Poetry Reading!
Afternoon & Evening Readings
1 pm & 6 pm Sunday, May 25, 2014
Hill House, Mendocino firstname.lastname@example.org
April 16th Success
First Annual Writers "SmatchUp"
Fourteen writers brought together in seven two pages stories made for a funny, thoughtful, and outrageous evening. Jewels Marcus as emcee wowed us again with her wit and wackiness.
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We are grateful to the Mendocino Hotel for use of the Garden Room
BLOOMSDAY MENDOCINO is dedicated to the commemoration and celebration of the life and works of the Irish writer James Joyce.
Six events lead up to Bloomsday, June 16th: a movie, bagpiper and pub crawl, Irish vittles, brunch, and so much more, topped off at MTC on Monday night.
Would you like to read your favorite bit of Joyce? Give Motherbear your name:
Details on the website: BloomsdayMendocino.org
Redwood Coast Sr. 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.
When your writing is published, receives a nomination or award, or other notable exposure, please send a short announcement to email@example.com
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 Jewels Marcus was a finalist in the 2014 Eco Arts Award for her poem “The Next Coming.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mendocino Coast Writers Conference Registration Opened: March 15, 2014
Late Fee After June 15, 2014
Writing Contest Deadline: June 23, 2014
Five Under Twenty-five Scholarship Deadline:
May 15, 2014
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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2014 LITERARY REVIEW
Submissions closed August 30, 2013
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Winter 2012-2013 Issue
Congratulations to members:
Steve Sapontzis, Jan Edwards, Katherine Heimann Brown,
and Jay Frankston.
Archive: Spring 2012 Inaugural Issue
It includes several of member Maureen Eppstein's new pieces, including a poem written on a fish, a poetry box for a vegetable garden, a flower-fold book structure, and some framed broadsides.
In addition, Maureen Eppstein, author of the poetry collections "Rogue Wave at Glass Beach" and the forthcoming "Earthward" will read with award-winning poet Devreaux Baker and former Ukiah poet laureate Armand Brint at Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino, Friday, May 23, 6:30 pm.
Launched in April 2013, Member Katy Pye's Elizabeth's Landing has earned Writer's Digest's 2013 Self-Published e-book Awards FIRST Place in Fiction, Nautilus Book Awards SILVER in Young Adult Fiction, and Next Generation Indie Book Awards GOLD for Children/Juvenile Fiction. http://katypye.com.
CONGRATULATIONS KATY !
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN:
Our second anthology is now available at Gallery Bookshop, in Mendocino.
Members can pick up their copy of the 2014 anthology on the third Wednesday meeting at the Mendocino Hotel.
To purchase by mail, send a message to WritersMendocinoCoast@Gmail.com.
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 : 70
Welcome Mary Shepherd
CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB COUNT: 1706 (May '14)
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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
California Writers Club
FAULT ZONE / DIVERGE
Call For Submissions
Deadline August 1st
Article by CWC PR Director
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2014 GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING TO WMC’S SECOND ANTHOLOGY
WRITERS OF THE MENDOCINO COAST: UPWELLING
September 18, 2013
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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 email@example.com.
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.