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How To Choose A Publisher/Agent/Self-Publishing Site with Jim Elstad

Taken from Jim Elstad’s talk, May 21st 2017

For anyone using editorsandpreditors.com to check up on publishers, don’t. The site is going/has gone down. Other sites you might use are:

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Notes from Ken Baysinger’s Talk in June 2016

Notes from Ken Baysinger’s talk, June 2016

Ken’s road to writing began early when hi English teacher gave him an F for writing too well (his teacher wouldn’t believe the piece was Ken’s own work and Ken, being stubborn, wouldn’t rewrite it). Writing was replaced by a language of 2-syllable words when Ken joined the Navy, but afterward he took an elective in expository writing at Washington State, just to see if he still had any literary skills. Luckily for his readers, he did. A degree in English led to work in creative advertising, but the white shoes and golf stories didn’t fit, so he moved into other areas. But… Continue reading Notes from Ken Baysinger’s Talk in June 2016

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Writers Mill Minutes May 15th 2016

21 members attended May’s meeting and listened to an excellent discussion on all things writing, led by poet, short story writer and novelist Jim Stewart. Jim has generously agreed to a return engagement to lead a poetry workshop for us soon. We really appreciated meeting with him, and notes from his talk will be included in a separate post.  Continue reading Minutes 201605

Submissions Closed – Watch this Space!

 

The Writers’ Mill Journal, Volume 5, will be released in time for our November meeting.

Writers’ Mill Members will have emailed their (edited) submissions  BEFORE THE END OF JULY to

admin@portlandwritersmill.org

Please send any questions to this address!

Stories, poems, essays, pictures, photos, snippets, etc… to be included in one of the following journal sections – please interpret the section heading as loosely as you wish!

  • Murder, Mystery and Mayhem (based on November)
  • White (based on December: anything related to white – clothing, weather, peace, Christmas…)
  • January’s contest was “A Year” – we’re pretty sure you can find another section in this list for your timely tale.
  • Misunderstood (based on the February, It’s not what you think contest)
  • Windows (based on March)
  • Irresistible temptation (April)
  • Switching places (May’s contest was just people, now includes places)
  • Home and away (June’s contest was home, now includes travel, time, and any other homes and aways that inspire you)
  • Just for kids – Enter your kid-safe pieces to this section
  • Just for inspiration  – Enter your inspirational pieces here if you’d prefer this to another section. But remember, entries for Joe’s Inspirational Journal should also be sent to Joe.

Please include the following information in your email:

  • Title of your piece (story, photo, poem, essay, snippet, whatever…)
  • Section to which it is being submitted
  • Author name (this is not always clear from your email address!)

Illustrations should include the same information. If you have illustrations to go with your piece, please send them as separate files with the piece (not as part of the word document). Make life easy for us, then we’ll do a better job for you!

Word count limits? Ugh! We’d rather not impose any, but if you keep your total word-count to below 10,000 words, we might avoid ruinous print costs when we put it all together. If we end up with something that takes too many pages, we’ll look forward to your helpful cooperation in fixing it!

Happy Writing!