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Site will no longer be updated

Hi Everyone,

As the writing community in the Phoenix area has grown and flourished, I have personally moved in another direction.  I have stepped away from my other responsibilities in the community, and placed them in other capable hands.  This site is no longer a necessary tool to connect the disparate groups and projects together as I am no longer a community leader.  I do not have as easy access to the information that was so readily available to me before, and will no longer update the site.

I hope you found this a useful resource in the past, and wish the best in the future.

Best Regards.


BookHive –

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:

Thanks, Jennifer Bowen QueenBee BookHive

Writing book package deal for NaNoWriMo –

NaNoWriMo (the organizers of National Novel Writing Month), and several internationally bestselling authors have teamed up to offer twelve great books on the business of writing, honing your craft and selling your books. Authors include Kevin J. Anderson, Dave Farland, Brandon Sanderson and more. All twelve books are available in eBook format at through the end of November, and part of the proceeds go to one of two charities, either Mighty Writers or Girls Write Now. You can name your own price for the first six books, or pay $15 and get all of them. The books are DRM free, and can be read on any e-device.

La Phoenikera Writers’ Guild

La Phoenikera Writers’ Guild offers programming that promotes intergenerational and intercultural dialogue outside of the university setting. LaPWG strives to offer a safe space for all individuals in order to improve written, oral, and visual literacies in the Phoenix area. All classes, special events, and workshops are designed to engage participants in a larger dialogue about current events through the examination of classic and contemporary literature. Instructors introduce critical thought for novice and professional writers of all ages, creating a forum for participants to develop and expand their work beyond the walls of laPWG.

Through these endeavors, laPWG seeks to help local writers master various levels of craft, become contributing voices in the community, engage in social activism, publish their work, and develop teaching and writing partnerships within the greater Phoenix area.

Fall classes include: Into The Mystic: Poems of Devotion & Ecstasy, Intro to Prose Writing, Teen Writing, Fairy Tales & Their Modern Re-workings, Appalachian Poetry, & a 1-week Revision Workshop (Poetry).
Group Name: La Phoenikera Writers’ Guild
Group type or focus: Creative Writing Classes

Resource – Publishing Resource –

This is one of my favorite writing and publishing resources. is a comprehensive listing of nearly every publication you can think of.  But what makes it so great?  Because it tells you exactly how to submit your manuscript.  You can search for publishers by genre, format, and pay.  Then, once you’ve narrowed down who’s going to pay you best for the genre you’ve written, you check what format they want it in, how and where they want you to submit it, and far more.

I’m just scratching the surface.  Basically, if you’re looking for a publisher, this is the place to find it.