Spread the news! MWA Midwest's annual Hugh Holton Contest will accept submissions from unpublished Midwest authors October 1st - 15th. Grand prize for an MWA member is $250, and the non-member winner receives a year's membership! Click here for full details.
We are delighted to anounce that Julia Borcherts of Kaye Publicity will be our September 16th speaker, talking about "How to Be an Author on Social Media." Join us from 12pm - 2pm at Centuries & Sleuths in Forest Park, IL. We will try to broadcast this via Facebook Live. Here's more about Julia: Julia [...]
https://mwamidwest.org/2018-flash-fiction-winners/ Winner Paxton Murphy!
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Prompts for this year's Flash Fiction contest are below. You must use at least one somewhere within your story. “Spin us a yarn,” he/she said. Seems that Granny had an alibi for that night. I told him/her we had to keep our stories straight. It was a whopper of a lie. I’ve heard of “big fish [...]
Coming to the 2018 Printers Row Lit Fest? We hope you'll join us at the Flash Fiction contest judged by best-selling authors and MWA members Jamie Freveletti and Sara Paretsky! Information can be found here. Prompts will be posted at 9am on Saturday, June 9th. You must be present at the Flash Fiction venue to [...]
MWA Midwest Chapter will once again have a presence at Chicago's Printers Row Lit Fest! We hope you'll join us for some fun. Keep watching this space for updates! Saturday, June 9th (10am - 6pm) Booth Schedule Authors will sell and sign their books. 10 – 12 pm: Barbara Barnett, Michael Barsa, Winnie Li 12 [...]
I'm packed for Edgars Week in New York City! I can't wait to spend time with my mystery colleagues from all over the country... particularly the other judges of the YA novel category with whom I spent a lot of time reading, debating, and ranking over one hundred books last year. If you're also there [...]
"You've Written a Short Story. Now What?" 1pm - 3pm Evanston Public Library Main Branch Community Meeting Room 1703 Orrington Ave. Evanston, IL MWA Chapter Vice President J. Michael Major moderates this panel about what to do after you’ve written the short story. Writers and editors Tim Chapman, Cina Pelayo, and Richard Thomas will discuss [...]