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    • 10 Feb 2022
    • 31 Aug 2022

    Announcing the 2023 GLVWG Anthology

    Theme: Writing Across America

    Maximum Lengths:

    Fiction: 2,500 Words   ~   Essays: 500 Words   ~   Poetry: 65 Lines; 70 Characters
    You can enter in more than one category, but only one entry per category.

    Submission Dates:

    Opens: September 1, 2022    ~   Closes: September 30, 2022 (Midnight)
    No late submissions accepted.


    Original Material Only.
    No previously published work.

    Electronic Submission Only (.doc or .docx format);
    New Times Roman, 12 point, double spaced.

    Family Friendly: No explicit violence, gore, sex, or erotica.
    Use discretion on strong language.


    $10 Fee to offset cost of editors.
    This fee will be waived if you participate in critique groups
    or Writer’s Café for feedback on your entire work.

    Sign Up Now!

    To help us plan,
    please indicate your intention to submit an entry by clicking
    here to Sign-Up

    Need more Info? Details HERE

    Here is a summary of the process and timeline for the Anthology:

    • 17 Aug 2022
    • 6:50 PM - 9:15 PM
    • Zooming in the Cloud
    • 19
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Come to the Writers Cafe and get instant feedback about your work. All levels are represented from new writers to seasoned professionals.

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500-700 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500-750 words is 2+ pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    NOTE NEW READING LIMIT ==> We will be limited to 20 readers.  You can still join the meeting, but only the first 20 to register will be able to read their work. There will be a waitlist, so have something available to read in case someone doesn't show up.

    Readers will be randomly assigned to one of 2 "Reading Rooms" with a host to keep things going.

    Readings will be 11 minutes (more or less).

    700-750 words takes about 5-6 minutes to read. The longer you read, the less time there is for critique.  So be wise how you use your 11 (more or less) minutes.

    Total registration will be limited to 25, because more than that would be impossible to manage.

    We will be using Zoom, and you will get an invitation via email when you register, and again the day of the Cafe.

    • Zoom is pretty easy to use, though it does have a lot of features. (No, we don't care if you wear an old sweatshirt!)
    • There are many Zoom tutorials on YouTube, so you should be able to find one that works for you.
    • At the Cafe you will be expected to handle your own session.
    • Be sure to enable your video, anyone joining without video will be kicked off.
    • Meeting will start at 6:50. Be prompt!
    • For security reasons meeting will be LOCKED at 7:10!

    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   

    Writers Cafe meets at The Cloud via Zoom!

    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    • Palmer Library

    Board Meeting -at the

    Palmer Library and

    via Zoom - Zoomlink below.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this
    or any other GLVWG event.

    9:00 - 10:50 Board Meeting

    Coffee, Tea and Goodies!

    11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program:

    No morning program. The second Anthology Critique session (separate login) follows at 11 am.


    1:30 - 3:00 Afternoon workshop:

    No Afternoon Workshop

    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Palmer Library or via ZOOM
    • 3

    August 27 (final) critique session for 2023 GLVWG Anthology

    Do you have a draft of a short story, essay, or poem that you plan to submit for the GLVWG 2023 Anthology? If you get your entry critiqued, you can waive the $10 application fee. One great way to do that is to register for the last Summer Anthology Workshop on August 27, 11:00am – 12:30pm. (Following the board meeting)


    These workshops are similar in format to the Writers Cafe with one key difference—each writer reads their entire story, essay, or poem. If you register, you will be guaranteed a spot to have your work critiqued. You will have a friendly and experienced audience to provide honest and supportive feedback!


    Registration limited to six (6) Register HERE

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