Wednesday, February 16, 2011

February WordWeavers News and Minutes

Tuesday, February 15th, WordWeavers held their monthly meeting. Denise Jarmola, Barbara Shoff, Veronica Toothman, Rita Durret, Marilyn Boone, and Jennifer McMurrain were all in attendance.

We spent just a few minutes commenting on how great the chairpeople (persons?) have been for OWFI. A couple of us made some boo-boos that the chairpeople fixed for us. It was above and beyond what they had to do and we are thankful they took the time to clean up after us. We have 1 hotel suite booked for the entire conference and will take another head count March 15th. OWFI conference registrations are due on March 15th (or you'll have to pay a late fee) and you can request a meeting with an agent or editor starting on March 1st. I strongly encourage everyone to do this, it is excellent experience even if you aren't quite ready to submit your manuscript. I know even though mine wasn't ready for publication I got some excellent feedback from the agent I talked to.

The rest of the meeting was spent critiquing. Next month we will critique Chapters from Barbara, Rita and Marilyn. Our next meeting is March 15th at 7pm in Meeting Room A (upstairs). A quick poll revealed that everyone liked Meeting Room A better, it has more privacy so we don't have to worry about getting too loud, plus food and drinks are allowed in that meeting room. See you on the 15th.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't find an e-mail address for your group, so I'm posting here! Hello! I'm Malena Lott, an author and the co-founder of Buzz Books. We are hosting several writing contests and we'd love for your group to participate.

    We are thrilled to announce several exciting writing contests and one especially for Oklahoma writers! The first combines state pride with helping the hungry and giving great Oklahoma writing talent a way to get published. Unlike a lot of contests that end with a prize, Buzz Books USA, a newly launched indie press service with offices in Oklahoma and Kansas, we are going a step further and publishing the winning essays into one anthology, WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT OKLAHOMA? The book will be available as an ebook, print on demand and press runs for special events. $1 of each sale of the book will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. The cash prize is $25 for each of the 25 winning writers.

    For your women writers, we are also hosting a short story contest, which will will be turned in to an anthology for sale on 11/11/11 called SLEIGH RIDE. Each story will include a sleigh ride somewhere in it. The cash prize is $50 for each of the 5 winners.

    If any of your members hail from Kansas, we are simultaneously hosting the WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT KANSAS? essay contest.

    These books kick off our Good Reads/Good Deeds project mission. Submission guidelines, entry fee and more are available on the Contests page at

    Please pass this information along to your group and sister organizations and we look forward to reading your members' entries!

    All best,

    Malena Lott
    malenalott (at) me (dot) come