Monthly Fiction Contest - April 2018
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As with most professional writing submissions, there is no leeway on the rules. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ART Patron Magazine Marketing Opportunity
The Palm Springs Writers Guild is excited to share a unique promotional opportunity with you to help promote your books and business with class and elegance. The Board approved the development of a 16-page, four-color signature that will run in the September 2018 issue of “ART Patron Magazine”. This signature, which will serve as the Guild’s 2018-2019 catalogue, will focus on the Guild, its activities, meetings and program calendar, its participating authors, and local supporting and participating businesses.
“ART Patron Magazine” has a reported monthly circulation of 30,000 that covers Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties, including the Laguna Beach and High Desert art communities. Another 5000 copies of this 16-page signature will be printed separately for the Guild’s distribution to Valley businesses, local events, friends, family, visitors, etc. announcing the Guild’s 2018-2019 seasonal activities, including your advertised books or business.
Written advertising commitment must be received by the Guild, with payment, on or before June 30, 2018. Participation will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and the limited advertising space is available until sold out.
*Event Contact: John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D.: President.PSWG@gmail.com
The Rancho Mirage High School Student Essay Finalists will receive awards from the Palm Springs Writers Guild. The First Place winner will read her work.
“THIS I BELIEVE” ESSAY CONTEST: The Rancho Mirage High School conducted an essay contest with their student body of approximately 1568 students participating. The theme for the contest was “This I Believe” designed for the school and led by Robin Hinchliffe, one of the school’s English teachers. The students’ essays were presented to their English teachers who determined each grade level finalist. The Literary Society of the Desert provided judges who then reviewed the essay of each finalist and selected the following four grade level winners and an overall winner:
FIRST PLACE WINNERS THE OVERALL WINNER: Willow Manes9th grade- Willow Manes Here is a copy of her essay10th grade- Isaac Varela
11th grade- Muriel Rodriguez
12th grade- Asusena Munoz
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GUILD REPRESENTATIVES: Donna Martin and Cheryl Duryea attended the four assemblies representing the Literary Society of the Desert and Marly Bergerud represented the Palm Springs Writers Guild. Both organizations provided monetary awards to each of the winning students and assisted the Rancho Mirage faculty in presenting Certificates and awards to the winners.
PSWG MAY 5th MEETING: The Palm Springs Writers Guild has invited to its May 5th General Meeting the first place winners and the overall winner to receive their Certificate from PSWG and monetary award. Additionally, the parents, friends, and teachers of RMHS are welcome to attend.
NEW STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: Ms Hinchliffe announced at each of the assemblies that the Palm Springs Writers Guild is providing an annual Student Membership for $25 with a live link on the PSWG web site for joining.
The 500 word Monthly Contest will be awarded, the story read.
The theme was “An Unusual Relationship.”
The Memoir Contest winners will be announced and awards given.
The 500 word monthly contest will be announced, the story read.
The theme was “Discovery.”
The Annual Short Story Contest winners will be announced, the winning story read.
Presenter: David Seid
DAVID SEID is co-founder of MiniBük, a short-book system embraced by over 300 authors with over 550 titles. Employed strategically, MiniBük books can make a large difference in the ultimate size of your audience...and the number of people who get your message.
David’s longstanding involvement in the marketing, sales, digital-printing, graphic-arts and business publishing industries inspired him to found MiniBük in 2009. He has a long history of creating print- and distribution-based systems that improve bottom lines.
MiniBük size is 3.5" x 5" and can be perfect bound or saddle stitched. David will discuss how to prepare text and art for the MiniBük. The MiniBük is a great format for the short story writer, and anyone who wants to publish a quality work without a huge cost.
Topic: Minibüks can Enhance Your Sales
http://www.minibuk.comBelow is a sample MiniBük cover.
June Networking EventPlease join us at the Guild-sponsored Networking Event following the June monthly meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fisherman’s Restaurant 70030 Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage. The restaurant is located next to Catalan. Meet friends, make new friends, share stories, or simply relax at this end-of-the-year event.
Details coming soon!
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