Congratulations and welcome to our newly elected officers for
    2016: Yvonne Erwin, president; Candy Simonson, vice president;
    Jeanne Sevart, secretary; John Cawlfield, treasurer; and Michael
    Humphrey, director at large. When you see them, wish them the
    best of successes.

    Judges and winners in our 22nd Annual International Poetry and
    Prose Contest are on the Contests Page. Congratulation and
thanks to all. We received 230 submissions, a 22% increase over last year. SWG
members had 87 submissions, an increase of 36% over last year. Some members
had never entered an online contest. Entries came from Arkansas, California,
Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri (77), North Carolina,
Nebraska, Ohio, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas,
Washington, Australia, and Quebec. A woman from Virginia sent eleven entries. We
gained two members, one from Tennessee and one from Ohio.

Our last meeting of the year
was November 28. Happy thanksgiving, merry
Christmas, and have a great new year!
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2015 Anthology - Member Order Form

2015 Anthology -
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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
the Best Websites for Writers nine years in a

Author Media 11 places to get free and legal
photos for your blog.

Funds for Writers Grants, contests, markets,
newsletters, and more.

GalleyCat 20 free sites to promote
your eBook.

Grammar Book English usage rules for
grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and

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,
screenwriting, children, and more.

Write In Style With Bobbie Christmas
Includes articles on punctuation, grammar,
copyright, submissions, and much more.

Writing It Real Sheila Bender's resources for
instruction and writing tools, conferences,
workshops, and contests.

Writing World Dozens of links to articles on
general fiction, mystery, romance, children's
writing, publishing, promoting, and more.
Write like nobody will ever read it.
Edit like the whole world will.
Sharon Melton Lippincott
Springfield Writers' Guild
A Chapter of Missouri Writers' Guild
    Conferences, Workshops, Events
    From the President
Guest Speaker
November 28

Ben Reeder
Wayne Groner
To suggest an upcoming event please use the Contact
form. Listings are for informational purposes only and do
not indicate endorsements by Springfield Writers’ Guild.

April 14-17 Little Rock
Arkansas Literary Festival


April 29-May 1 Kansas City
Missouri Writers' Guild

June 24-26 Kansas City
New Letters Weekend

July 8-22 St. Louis
Summer Writers Institute

July, date to be announced Cape Girardeau
All Write Now!

August 17-21 Kansas City
Campbell Conference and Awards (science fiction)

Fall, date and location to be announced
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

May 12-14 Location to be announced
Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc.