Our 22nd Annual Poetry & Prose Contest is open for
    submissions until September 15. Don’t wait, though, enter today
    for opportunity to win cash prizes. Submission fee is only $5 per
    entry and it’s easy to enter online. Just go to Submittable.com  
    for guidelines and categories.

    Anyone may enter the contest. We have a special category for
    Guild members whose entries automatically will be considered
    for a $100 award at no additional entry fee and in addition to
other awards they may receive. This category is judged separately. A bonus for
Guild members: Submit two entries and receive a link to submit a third entry free of
charge. One free entry per member.

Our 2015 anthology also has a special benefit for Guild members: A greatly reduced
price. See ordering and pricing information links below under Conferences,
Workshops, Events. Non-members may buy paperback or Kindle editions at regular
retail prices on Amazon.com.
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Tip: "Don’t be paralyzed by the idea that
you’re writing a book; just write."
Isabelle Allende

150 Resources to Help You Write Better  
Includes genres, business and legal matters,
citation and style guides, English language
skills, much more.

AgentQuery Named by Writer’s Digest one of
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Author Media 11 places to get free and legal
photos for your blog.

Funds for Writers Grants, contests, markets,
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GalleyCat 20 free sites to promote
your eBook.

Grammar Book English usage rules for
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Links for Published and Aspiring Authors
Dozens of places offering writing advice,
encouragement, and help. All genres.

Poets & Writers 330 small presses looking
for submissions. Search by genre and

Village Writing School Northwest Arkansas
classes on fiction and nonfiction writing. Half-
day and full-day sessions.

Writer's Digest The business standard for
beginners and established writers: books,
blogs, conferences, tutorials, and a weekly
writing prompt.

Writer Unboxed Craft and business of fiction
by bestselling authors and industry leaders.

Writers' Village University Online writing
courses for comedy, nonfiction, novel, poetry,
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Write In Style With Bobbie Christmas
Includes articles on punctuation, grammar,
copyright, submissions, and much more.

Writing It Real Sheila Bender's resources for
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Writing World Dozens of links to articles on
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Write like nobody will ever read it.
Edit like the whole world will.
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September 1, Springfield, Missouri
Deadline to enter Summer Contest of Missouri State Poetry

September 1, Columbia, Missouri
Deadline to enter Missouri Writers’ Guild Semi-Flash Writing

September 15, Springfield, Missouri
Deadline to enter Springfield Writers’ Guild annual Poet &
Prose Contest

September 19, Springfield, Missouri
ORACON Fiction Writer’s Conference

September 25-26 Springfield, Missouri
Annual Convention of Missouri State Poetry Society

October 8-10 Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Annual conference, Ozark Creative Writers. Register before
July 1 to save.