Member contest deadline is Nov. 5

The deadline for this year's Poetry and Flash Fiction contest for members is this Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the regular meeting.

To review the guidelines:

- No entry fee, but must be a Workshop member to participate.
- Judges and board members may not enter.
- Format: 8.5x11 paper, margins at least 1 inch; double spaced if it's prose; 12 pt. Times New Roman
- Author's name not to appear on the entry itself.
- Poems to fit on one or two sheets of paper in the above format.
- Flash fiction pieces not to exceed 1,000 words.
- All entries will be submitted by email as Microsoft Word documents or RTF files. Email to carolynwilliamson (-AT-)
- Microsoft Word's Word Count feature will be used to verify word limit is met. Title counts as part of word limit. Entries over the word limit will be disqualified.
- Deadline is midnight, Nov. 5.
- Prizes in each category (poetry, flash fiction) as follows: First place $50, second place $35, third place $20.

Oct. 29 is Halloween Read Night!

Don't forget to bring your Halloween-themed read this Wednesday night! Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, short stories, poems, it's all good! It should be an entertaining night of reads at the Workshop.

The only requirement is your entire work must fit into 15 minutes of reading.

For those who aren't into the Halloween thing, no problem. Regular reads will go on as normal in a side room.

Costumes and food items are welcomed! See you there.

2009 DFW Writer's Conference registration is open!

Our 2009 conference will take place May 2&3 at the City of Grapevine Convention Center, Grapevine, TX.

We've got New York Times bestselling author Bob Mayer as our keynote speaker, and literary agents Uwe Stender, Gina Panettieri, Al Longden, Sally Harding and Doris Booth will be in attendance and will conduct one-on-one pitch sessions. Pitch sessions will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. We're also putting together a fantastic lineup of breakout sessions featuring more than 20 expert speakers.

Our 2008 conference was a huge success and this one is shaping up to be even better. Registrations are already flowing in! To take advantage of early rates, you need to register by Oct. 31. Visit the conference web site to see rates and register online. Or you can come to our regular Wednesday meeting and register in person.

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