KWG Has Extended
Writing Contest Deadline!
You still have time to enter the Knoxville Writers' Guild 2013 Writing Contests! The submission deadline has been extended. The new deadline is midnight on June 15. Submit your best work and join the excitement! This year’s categories include SciFi/Fantasy, One Act Play, Screenwriting, Literary Fiction, Novel Excerpt, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction and Crime/Mystery. Young adults have categories in both poetry and fiction this year. For more information, including submission guidelines, visit www.knoxvillewritersguild.org/contests
Pictured are (l-r) Patricia Gilliam, Daryl Yearwood and Cathy Womack
Jump Start Your Self-Publishing Career!
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Knoxville Writers’ Guild is hosting three new workshop sessions designed to give more information to and provide hands-on assistance for writers interested in self-publishing.
There will be two workshop sessions on Saturday, May 18, at the Stone House, Church of the Savior, 934 North Weisgarber Road. The first, at 11 a.m., will be a general overview of self-publishing. The second, from noon to 2 a.m., will deal with formatting, uploading projects on several publishing websites and address specific questions from attendees. The third session, to be Saturday, June 15, from noon until 2 p.m., will focus on marketing. It will also be at the Stone House, Church of the Savior.
Patricia Gilliam and Daryl Yearwood, both successful self-publishing writers, will lead the first two workshops in the series. Kathy Womack, author of the blog, “Romantic Reading Escapes,” will lead the third.
“For people curious about self-publishing, the first workshop will help them get started with a good foundation and avoid potential scams. I'll provide some sheets with general resources, and the attendees would just need to bring a notebook and pen,” Gilliam, author of The Hannaria series, said.To read more, please click here.
Enjoy this Job Resource Goldmine!
This jobs directory has some useful information about available jobs and offers help for a variety of certification exams. Visit
2013 Board of Directors
By SCOTT BROOKS
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Knoxville Writers’ Guild announces the election of three new members to its Board of Directors. Patricia Gilliam, Kara McLain and Robert Beasley began their three-year term on January 1. They join nine other current board members for 2013. To read the full story, please click here.
Ninth Literary Anthology
Now Available for Purchase!
From Molly Cross's dystopian world run by the evil Beauty, Inc., to Stefanie Corum's tale of a fangirl who receives an extraordinary offer from her celebrity crush, Love, Angst, & the Death of Innocence is a collection of unique poems, stories, and ramblings written by more than 30 young adults. This is the ninth anthology for the Knoxville Writers' Guild, and it will introduce readers to the voices of future writing greats. The book makes a great Christmas present for someone you love. Or, buy it for yourself and enjoy Knoxville's young talent! Click here to purchase your own copy!
We Have a New Brochure!
Take a Look and Enjoy
KWG has created a beautiful new brochure, thanks to the talents of Lucy Sieger and Cynthia Markert. We hope you will download it, make copies and give them to your friends. KWG is a community organization that welcomes visitors and new members. Come to our monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at the Laurel Theater. We look forward to seeing you! Membership is just $30, with student memberships $15. To download the brochure, please click here.
Literary Contest Winners Announced!
The winners of the Knoxville Writer's Guild 2012 Literary Contests have been announced! First place winners in each category are below. To read the full list of winners, please click here.
The contest categories and their winners are:
The KWG Award for Fiction
(judged by Pamela Schoenwaldt)
“Wednesday, It’s Chicken”
Ann McMurry Simpson
The KWG Award for Poetry
(judged by Art Stewart)
The KWG Award for Creative Nonfiction
(judged by Jay Searcy)
“Words & Music”
The Young Writers' Poetry Prize.
(judged by Ed Sullivan)
(Open to all high school students in the Greater Knoxville Area of East Tennessee, grades 9-12.)
KWG Award for Novel Excerpts
(judged by Amy Greene)
KWG Award for One Act Play/ Script
(judged by Lisa Soland)
Platitudes of Perfect-ness
Please click here to read the full guidelines.
Thanks, Contest Sponsors!
We appreciate the businesses and individuals who are sponsoring the 2012 Literary Contests. To see a list of some of our sponsors, click here.
* * * * *KWG Writing Groups!
KWG now has 16 active writing groups, with others forming all the time. If you are interested in being in a group or helping to form a new one, take a look at our Writing Groups page and speak to Terry Shaw, President. We are always interested in starting new groups. Writing groups are central to the Writers' Guild. Join one!
Watch Us on Community TV!
The Knoxville Writers' Guild has its own Community Television Show now airing at 11 a.m.. each Wednesday on CTV (Channel 12 in Knoxville). The show can also be watched online at http://ctvknox.org/
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NOTE: The Guild is a non-profit organization. To support writers, we have kept our membership fees low and unchanged for over 10 years. However, any donations to the work of the Guild are greatly appreciated. $10. $20. $30. $50. $100. $150. $200.
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