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Springfield Writers' Guild
A Chapter of Missouri Writers' Guild
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April 11 and 12 Oklahoma City
Mentoring Retreat, American Christian Writers

April 11-13 St. Louis
Annual Conference, Missouri Writers’ Guild
Deadlines for chapter and sponsor contests extended to
March 15

May 1-3 Oklahoma City
Annual Conference, Oklahoma Writers Federation

May 23-25 Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference

May 31 Springfield, Missouri
Deadline for Sleuths' Ink annual Whodunnit 700-word
mystery writing contest.

June 1-13 Lawrence, Kansas
Speculative Fiction Writer’s Workshop (Science Fiction)

June 6 and 7 Little Rock
Annual Conference, Arkansas Writers
    Conferences, Workshops, Events

    Our board of directors met March 22 and acted on two items.
    One, we approved guidelines for this year’s prose and poetry
    contest, June 15 to September 15. Based on recommendations
    of the Contest Review Committee, we increased the dollar
    amounts of all prizes, made the entry fee five dollars for all
    categories, and will receive entries online only. Again this year,
    members of our guild who enter any category automatically will
    be considered for a $100 award at no additional entry fee and
    in addition to other awards they may receive. Guidelines will be
distributed at our meeting April 26 and posted on our website.

Two, we approved asking members to vote on whether our guild would publish an
anthology of members’ works—fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. There would be a
nominal entry fee and independent judging of entries to be published. The vote
will be April 26
    From the President
April 26
Guest Speaker
Carl James

Wayne Groner