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Kauai Writers Conference – May 1-3

Aloha! From Lovely Kaua’i. I’m Camille Copeland a fellow writer, writing to invite your group to our amazing, scintillating, beach front Kauai Writers Conference coming up May 1-3, 2015, and to inform you of our group discount. The conference focuses on fiction and memoir, with bestselling authors (Colson Whitehead, Laura Moriarty, Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Lynn Cox, Jill Landis, Kristin Hannah), editors Silissa Kenney, and agents Elizabeth Kracht and Julie Barrer. We also offer a self-publishing track. We create an intimate, nurturing atmosphere by limiting attendees to 150 which allows for an easy mix with presenters and each other. We’d be most grateful if you’d help us to spread the word. We’re entirely volunteer run, trying to publicize the conference with limited marketing resources, so hope you don’t mind us reaching out to you in this way. If three or more people from your group attend, the $429 price drops to $389 each. Also, we’ve secured hotel rooms in oceanfront locations starting at $99/night. Please call with any questions. Contact Dave Rosenberg Director at 808-639-4638 for details, Our website is www.kauaiwritersconference.com

Submissions call for Canyon Voices

I’m Olivia Tejeda, managing editor of Canyon Voices, the literary magazine of ASU’s West Campus. I’m writing to ask your help in spreading the word that we’re seeking submissions for our Spring 2015 issue. I have a flyer I can send you, but in the meantime the details are below. I’d be very appreciative if you’d send this out to your membership and let them know that we’re most interested in “reading local!” If you have any questions, please let me know. Many thanks, Olivia Tejeda … Canyon Voices, the literary magazine of ASU’s West Campus, is seeking submissions for Spring 2015. Submissions are open to the community at large. Submit your poetry, art, music, scripts, fiction and creative nonfiction to: CanyonVoicesLitMag@gmail.com. For submission guidelines, visit: http://canyonvoices.asu.edu/ Submission deadline is March 1, 2015

2-Day Class with Jeff Schimmel – March 21st and 22nd

L.A. Writer/Producer Jeff Schimmel is coming to Phoenix for a very special 2-day, all day, class specifically designed for writers who intend to sell their work, whether you are focusing on an original movie screenplay, TV sitcom or dramatic series, or the creation of an unscripted reality show. When you attend the “Professional Class” you will work under the same conditions as a TV series staff writer, or as part of a rewrite team on a feature script, receiving notes from a head writer or development executive. That means you will work in live writing sessions under the supervision of a veteran writer/producer and receive instant feedback with a chance to rewrite with immediate hands-on guidance. This is a luxury rarely conferred upon new(er) screenwriters and the kind of feedback you will not get from a network or studio executive when you try to sell your script. The “Professional Class” will be held for all level writers on Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd, 9 to 5 each day. Jeff’s affinity for Phoenix screenwriters has him providing 16 hours of hands-on writing and instant feedback for only $199! There is no better deal and no other city is getting this class offering! Because of the intense personalized attention, seating in this class is extremely limited. Click on the Phoenix seminar info on the website link below for more information and to save your seat before the class fills! Register now! http://www.maximumscreenwriting.com/#!register/c1kcz

BookHive – www.book-hive.com

My name’s Jennifer Bowen and I have a start-up called BookHive that tests manuscripts (Fiction, YA/Middle Grade, Memoir) via online surveys with 8-10 targeted Test Readers. The results are a 35+ page report full of both quantitative and qualitative feedback, a two to three page analysis of the raw data, and a follow up SKYPE/phone call to discuss the results. We soft launched a few months ago, and are offering to test Author’s manuscripts for $299 (normally $499) with the coupon code HIVE. For more information about us, check out our website: http://www.book-hive.com

Thanks, Jennifer Bowen QueenBee BookHive www.book-hive.com