Friday, June 29, 2018

Pitch Perfect

Just a few more weeks and we'll be tackling the dreaded Pitch. 
Join us July 21st for our Pitch Perfect Workshop
Come, learn the basics of what a pitch is and what a pitch isn't. 

We'll top off the class with a live Good Pitch, Bad Pitch Competition.  

Can't make the trip? 
Have no fear, we've added an online category
Unlimited entries (so pitch away!).

Still nervous?
Take a deep breath. We're giving away a Pitch Critique to calm your nerves, no pitch needed. 
Enter to win by sharing, 
 or inviting to

The more you share/like, the more chances to win.

And the Winner is...

And the Winner is...

(send contact info when able)

Stay Tuned...more giveaways coming!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Karma At Its Finest

The sweetest revenge is unplanned karma. 

—J.K. Rowling queries crime novel under pseudonym Robert Galbraith
—Constable & Robinson Publishing writes scathing rejection (learn how to pitch & join a writing class)
—Mr. Galbraith given critical acclaim after Little, Brown Book Group publishes his “debut” book
—Little, Brown takes over Constable & Robinson 

Karma at its finest.

Monday, June 25, 2018

A Scoop of Instruction, A Scoop of Sustenance

Vendor events, community fundraisers and donation drives are in constant rotation on our mini farm. The anticipation is almost as exciting as the event itself, our Pitch Perfect Event is no different. 
We've given away a writing reference, now we're giving away some writing.

Three ways to win...
1. Share our Pitch Perfect Event
2. Invite friends to our Pitch Perfect Event
3. Share Clarissa Kae FB page

Unlimited entries: share, like and invite to your heart's content. 
Winner picked by on Friday (6/29/18).

And the Winner is...

Check out our Clarissa Kae FB page to see if you're the lucky winner (and more giveaways to come)

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Win New Adult Writing Reference

New Adult is known for tension and self-discovery.
Master these elements (for your own manuscript, regardless of genre) with this writing must-have.

Three ways to win...
1. Share the Pitch Perfect Workshop
2. Invite friends to the Pitch Perfect Workshop

Unlimited entires, so share and like to your heart's content!
Winner picked by on Monday (6/25/18)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Join the fun!

We're gearing up for our July 21, 2018 Pitch Perfect Workshop and want to have a little fun. Follow us on Facebook for giveaways and contests (hurry, the fun starts Thursday).

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Join, Submit and Publish

Authors need that one publishing credit to their name, one acquisition editor to take a leap of faith on their craft, before they can join a writing guild or other "published only" authors groups. 
At Writers of Kern, we invite authors to join, to submit and to publish.

Ahead of the game as always, Writers of Kern founded WOK Press with this in mind. And don't you worry, they're accepting submission right now for their 2018 Anthology.

Authors must be a member to submit ($10 for students, $65 first year, $45 renewal)
Once you've joined, you'll also have access to free critique groups to polish your submission. You'll also have a chance to enter WOK's Fall Writing Contest, winners are given automatic submission to the anthology (another publication credit).

Flash Fiction, Short Stories, Poetry, Cover Art/Photo Art and Museful Moments
You can send over as many submissions in each category as you deem worthy (just please, please, please, follow the submission guidelines)

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Calling All Volunteers

A quality critique can have more influence on an author’s evolving craft than any other aspect in learning to write—including (dare, I say) reading. Agents and editors alike question prospective authors on their use of critique groups. Writing contests across the nation have renovated their competitions, opting for professional critiques instead of cash prizes.

Critiques are, and will continue to be, the driving force behind published authors. Even with my acceptance of the presidential nomination, Writers of Kern will provide high caliber critique groups—but we need your help.

Volunteers, you are needed. There are plenty of opportunities to serve, emailing prospective authors, organizing dates and times, checking on new critique groups—whether you have five seconds or five hours, you are needed.

Email for more information. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Contests and Competitions

Submit to the following competitions for the chance to add award winning author to your literary resume.

26th Annual Lone Star Writing Competition (Romance, Women's Fiction)
Submission Fee: $25
Deadline: June 8, 2018
Cash Prize: $50 per category plus agent critique for finalists

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction
Deadline: June 15, 2018
Cash Prize: $2,500

FIL Prize in Romance Languages (Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction)
Deadline: June 22, 2018
Cash Prize: $150,000

Grants for Artist Projects (Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction)
Deadline: June 25, 2018
Cash Prize: $1,500

Pages from the Heart Contest (Romance, Women's Fiction)
Submission Fee: $16-$26 check site for more info
Deadline: June 30, 2018
Cash Prize: $30 & $50 plus critique/feedback

Winning Writers: North Street Book Prize (Fiction)
Submission Fee: $60
Deadline: June 30, 2018
Cash Prize: $3,000

28th Annual Golden Opportunity Contest (Romance, Women's Fiction)
Submission Fee: $35
Deadline: July 1, 2018
Cash Prize: $50 plus agent/editor feedback

The Writer/Rebecca Contest (Women's Fiction, Romance)
Submission Fee: $20-$25 (see site for more info)
Deadline: July 31, 2018
Prize: Chapter support for publication