Announcements from NWA (National Writers Association)

Sandy Whelchel just released the July NWA Newsletter. It has some interesting information that I thought you might enjoy. The following is protected information and I print it here only as a service to readers of this blog.

–NWAF will hold a garage sale to raise scholarship funds on July 24, if you live in the Denver area and have items you’d like to donate, contact us at 303-841-0246.
–Word Tripper is a free ezine and an ebook at  to assist authors in improving their writing. There’s also a blog at
–If you missed the Your Book Is Your Hook program featuring NWA here’s the link to listen to the archived version at–An-Author-Who-Was-Rejected-Nearly-100-Times-and-The-National-Writers-Association/5464.html

–The NWA Poetry contest will began July 1 with an October 1 deadline.
–August 30, 2010 is the deadline for The Writers’ Workshop Short Fiction Contest. For rules and entry go to
–August 6 is the deadline for the Manchester Poetry Prize. First Prize is £10.000. Queries regarding the contest should be directed to James Draper at  Online entries may be submitted at
–Creative Writing Ink is a company that offers online creative writing classes and critique and editorial services. Check them out at
–The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators will be held September 18-19 at the Sheraton Denver West. Information and registration at
–The Master Class-Writers’ Retreat for Women will be held in Ancramdale, NY August 27-29. Cost is $495 for tuition and $100 per night room and board. Full information by contacint
–Colorado Women are sought for Women’s Edition Magazine. Compensation is $30 per story. Writing samples should be sent to Erika at . Please include contact information.
–Levy Home Entertainment, LLC is seeking a full-time project manager for the children’s book business. Project manager will be responsible for negotiating with publishers and a variety of other tasks.. To learn more about Levy got to  to apply for the position contact David Wykes at
–F+W Media, Inc is seeking a full-time publicist to work with staff and authors to make projects more profitable. Learn more about F+W at  to apply email
–If you are planning to visit China or wish to contact Chinese writers, the Shaanxi (Province Translation Association is working with twenty top Chinese authors on a book of short stories. American writers are needed to edit one or two of the stories. To apply contact translator An-Wei at
–Thomas Nelson Publishers is seeking a full time editor for their Nashville, Tennessee operation. This experienced editor will support the Children’s and Gift Books Division. Editor will maintain the editorial schedule for books, attend production meetings, and work with proofreaders and copyeditors. Send information to