March 2010


Just a quick reminder that The International Women’s Writing Guild will be holding its 59th Big Apple Conference on April 17th and 18th. This year’s special events include a memoir workshop and an open house featuring a number of authors and agents. Thanks to member Kathi Kurz for giving us a heads-up about this event!

MARIANNE BAHMANN, Coping With the Limelight: A Manual on Stage Fright, BookSurge Publishing, 2009

SHERRY ELLIS, Now Write!: Fiction Writing Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers, Tarcher, 2009;Illuminating Fiction, Red Hen Press, 2009

HELEN FOGARASSY, The Midas Maze, PageFree Publishing Int’l, 2007

BARBARA HALL, Sadie’s Secret, Author House, 2007

JODY LAGRECA, Afternoon Tea, Xlibris 2008, Suburban Weird, Xlibris, 2008

PATRICIA JEAN LAPIDUS, Red Hen’s Daughters, CreateSpace, 2009

DAHLMA LLANOS-FIGUEROA, Daughters of the Stone: A Novel, Thomas Dunne Books, 2009

JONNA-LYNN MANDELBAUM, Unpredictable Crossing, Outskirts Press, 2009

GRACE ZOLLA PROTANO, As Long As You Can See the Clock, You’re Okay: South Brooklyn in the ’50s, Outskirts Press, 2009

PEGGY SAPPHIRE, In the End A Circle, Antrim House, 2009; A Possible Explanation, Partisan Press, 2006

CARREN STROCK, A Writer’s Journey: What to Know Before, During and After Writing a Book, Gray Rabbit Publishing, January 2010

SUSAN TIBERGHIEN, One Year to a Writing Life: Twelve Lessons to Deepen Every Writer’s Art and Craft, Da Capo Press, 2007; Looking for Gold: A Year in Jungian Analysis, Daiman Verlag, 2008

MINGMEI YIP, Petals From the Sky, Kensington, March 2010

Full attendance is $180 for IWWG members, and $220 for non-members.

Member Danielle Ray has written in with links to two writing contests offering categories for children’s writing:

Alabama Writers’ Conclave 2010 Competition - Deadline, April 20

2010 Leapfrog Fiction Contest - Deadline, May 1, 2010

Thanks Danielle!

Thumbnail of The Soul PatrolMember Bruno Grigoletti has emailed us with the news that the Midwest Book Review has finished reviewing his novel, The Soul Patrol, awarding it five stars!

(click the link to the left for Amazon’s copy of the review)

Great Job Bruno!

Just a reminder to our Bridgewater Critique Group about the Hot Pink Hubcaps Competition, so generously sponsored by Danielle…

Pink HubcapAll entries must be sent to NJCWG webmaster Joshua Wright by April 1st.

Joshua will remove names from the entries, and email to all participating members copies of manuscripts for blind voting.

Your submission’s word count must not exceed 500 words, and participants may not vote for themselves.

Votes should be sent directly to Danielle (along with your name). The winner will receive a trip to Book Expo America!

Good Luck to Everyone!

“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”
— A. A. Milne