Guild members elected officers for 2015 at our October meeting.
    Elected for second terms were Wayne Groner, president;
    Yvonne Erwin, vice president; and Michael Humphrey, secretary.
    Newly elected were John Cawlfield, treasurer, and Diane
    Siracusa, director-at-large. Our former director-at-large, Candy
    Simonson, said she will continue as newsletter editor. The
    president will appoint a webmaster, mentor hour coordinator,
    historian, social media coordinator, and contest chair.

Our 2014 contest winners were announced at the meeting.
Go here for names
and awards.

Guild members approved submission guidelines for a 2015 anthology of members’
Read the guidelines. Submissions are accepted from now to January 15.
Send to This is not a contest.
Submissions will be edited for punctuation, grammar, spelling and clarity, but not
for content.
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Tip: "This business of being a writer is
ultimately about asking yourself how ALIVE
am I willing to be?"
Anne Lamott

150 Resources to Help You Write Better  
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Author Media 11 places to get free and legal
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Funds for Writers Grants, contests, markets,
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GalleyCat 20 free sites to promote
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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
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Writer's Digest The business standard for
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writing prompt.

Writer Unboxed Craft and business of fiction
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Writers' Village University Online writing
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Write In Style With Bobbie Christmas
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Writing World Dozens of links to articles on
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Springfield Writers' Guild
A Chapter of Missouri Writers' Guild
    Conferences, Workshops, Events
    From the President
November 22
Guest Speaker
David Harrison

Wayne Groner
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December 1 Miami, Oklahoma  
Start of Oklahoma Writers' Federation 2015 contest

January 3 Springfield, Missouri
The Annual Mega Critique Group and Write-In

January 15 Springfield, Missouri
Deadline to receive members’ 2015 anthology submissions

January 31 Jerusalem, Israel
Deadline for English poetry submissions to Voices Israel
2015 Anthology

February 7 Kimberling City, Missouri
Kimberling Area Library Author Book Signing Day

April 23-26 Little Rock, Arkansas
Arkansas Literary Festival

April 30-May 2 St. Louis
36th Annual St. Louis Storytelling Festival

June 5, 6 Little Rock, Arkansas
Arkansas Writers' Conference