The Writers’ Mill Journal is now available in print and kindle versions. Tell all your friends. Proceeds from online sales to directly to the library so… support your local authors AND support your local library! Books make great Christmas gifts!
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
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
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!
The print price of our journal is $3.75
Postage is expensive. If we get enough orders at our meeting, we can share the postage between us and buy them at $4.50 including postage. But why are they $9.95 on Amazon? Continue reading Journal News 2015 – Step 13 – Price
Createspace is fun, free (if you want it to be), and extremely cool. Try it! Continue reading Journal News 2015 – Step 12 – Createspace
We’re lucky. We’ve already created two journals on Createspace. Our intent is to make this next one match and improve on the last – learning from our mistakes. Continue reading Journal News 2015 – Step 10 – format for print
Now the editors have had their say, it’s time to get back to the authors. I’ve posted a version of the journal online (let me know if you want the link). Continue reading Journal News – Step 9 – Author approval
Around 20 people attended September’s meeting, perhaps encouraged by the promise of a photo at the end.
We had planned for two critiques but this month, but that didn’t work out so, inspired by David Sedaris’ Me Talk Pretty One Day, Sheila gave a talk on Me Print Pretty. Notes from her talk are included below.
This is where the edits slow down. We have a doc that’s formatted mostly correctly, and most of the automatic edits have been done; so now I have to read it. Actually, now I get to read it! It’s wonderful. It’s going to be a fantastic book. And I’m proud to be part of it! But while I read, here are some things I have to do besides just fixing typos and tenses. Continue reading Journal News 2015 – Step 6 – turning all those entries into a journal
I’m still cleaning up that file – lots of details to look out for: Continue reading Journal News 2015 – Step 5 – file cleaning