the second annual Self-Publishers Online Conference (SPOC) which will be held May 12-14, 2010. There is NO cost to attend the virtual event live, and you can learn from the comfort of your home or office.
A total of fifteen publishing experts will share tips and advice for both aspiring and veteran self-publishers. The event also features an online exhibit hall with book industry vendors, Q&A roundtables, and online discussion tools so attendees can network with one another. For more information or to register, visit the SPOC Web site at http://www.SelfPublishersOnlineConference.com.
OWFI (Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc.) will hold its forty-second annual conference on April 29 – May 1, 2010 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Headlining the conference this year is New York Times best-selling thriller writer, Dana Stabenow. For more information, www.owfi.org Thirty speakers are planned.
Spring book show March 26-28, Cobb Galleria, Atlanta, Georgia. All registered attendees attend the SIBA educational seminars for free. www.springbookshow.com
Lorian Hemingway short story competition enters its 30th year. To submit, go to http://www.shortstorycompetition.com/submissions.php and read the guidelines carefully—there are a lot of rules to follow. Deadline is April 1, word count is 3,000 or less.
79th annual Writer’s Digest writing competition’s deadline is May 14, 2010. More than $30,000 in cash and prizes for the ten categories—includes a trip for two to New York for three days/two nights and a personal escort for you and your manuscript to see agents or editors. For more information, http://writersdigest.com/annual
Enter your best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s lit in the 2010 international writing contest sponsored each year by Writers-Editors.com. Postmark deadline is March 15. For complete guidelines see http://www.writerseditors.com/Writers/Contests/Contest_Guidelines/contest_guidelines.htm.
SPAWNews Newsletter – March 2010
– President’s Letter
– Editor’s Note
– Market Update by Patricia Fry
– Book Doctor by Bobbie Christmas
– Member News
– Word Usage by Bonnie Myhrum
– Book review by Patricia Fry—How to Make Real Money Selling Books by Brian Jud
– Featured Member-Mari Barnes—Going from What’s an E-book? to Having One!
– Tapping Your Innate Creativity by Barbara Florio Graham
– This and That