I know how busy things can get between now and the first of
    the year. I also know how easy it is to put off writing because
    we feel we have something more pressing to do. If you want to
    be in our members-only 2015 anthology, now is the time to “git
    to gittin,” as Grandpa McCoy liked to say in the television
    series, The Real McCoys.

    We are accepting submissions through January 15 for the
    as-yet untitled anthology. Poetry, essays, magazine articles,
short stories, flash fiction, nonfiction, anything you want to write—bring it on. How
about something you brought to one of our critique sessions? A chapter from a
book you are writing? Dusting off a piece you set aside?

This is not a contest. If we receive enough submissions for a 100-page book we
will publish the anthology.
Read the guidelines, then git to gittin.
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Tip: "Don’t be paralyzed by the idea that
you’re writing a book; just write."
Isabelle Allende

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    Resources
    Conferences, Workshops, Events
    From the President
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January 24.

Author Pamela Foster
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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