Thursday, June 23, 2011

June Meeting Minutes and News

Tuesday, June 21, WordWeavers held their monthly meeting. Rita Durret, Diana Purser, Heather Davis, Ann Cleary, Jen Paul, Celeste Cleary, Tawnya York, Marilyn Boone, Denise Jarmola and Jennifer McMurrain were all in attendance. We would like to send a very warm welcome to Ann, Jen, and Celeste. We’re so glad you came.

During the first business hour we talked a bit about different places to query and send your work. OWFI has a quarterly contest with regards to a picture on the back of the newsletter. For more details look at your Summer 2011 OWFI newsletter or go to www.owfi.org to read the newsletter online. You must be a member of OWFI to have access to the newsletter and contest. Glimmer Train, a literary journal, also accepts short story manuscripts all year, but typically there is a reading fee. For the month of July you can send up to three short story manuscripts without sending a reading fee. For more information go to www.glimmertrain.com.

A hearty congrats goes out to Denise Jarmola, her short story, The Date, was published in the Summer 2011 edition of the OWFI newsletter and Heather Davis won 1st place with her humor article titled, Eating Fresh. You can find Heather’s article at http://www.humorpress.com/Results/HumorShowcase-Index.htm#Winners .

The rest of the meeting was spent critiquing, while enjoying some Thunder Cake, thanks to Heather. Thanks again Heather, it was delicious! Next month we will critique work from Rita, Denise, and Heather. Our next meeting will be July 19th at 7pm in Meeting Room A (upstairs, food and drinks welcome) at the Bartlesville Public Library. See you on the 19th.

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