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Deadline Extended: Submit to MWA Journal Pen in Hand

In view of the COVID crisis, we are extending the submission deadline for the January 2021 issue of Pen In Hand to December 15, 2020. Please submit your best poems, short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, non-fiction, plays to [email protected] Photography of art ma...

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Online Conference on Inclusivity and Diversity in Publishing - Discounts Available for MWA Members

2020 Inclusive Literature Conference: The Power of Our Stories, Saturday, September 26, 8:50 AM - 1:00 PM  This one-day online conference from the Writer's Center is focused on examining and supporting inclusive literature in our area. Join industry professionals as they share concre...

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2021 MWA Writers’ Novel Contest: “Keeping it short”

Calling all MWA Novelists. If you have published (or will publish) a book between October 1, 2017- December 31, 2020 we welcome you to enter our Novel competition. MWA Members can submit up to 10 pages of their finished work in one of five categories: Romance / Historical Mystery / Suspense / Th...

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Maryland Writers' Association Stands in Solidarity with the African American Community

Statement from the Maryland Writers' Association Board Our nation is struggling with two crises right now: First, a pandemic that has affected people around the globe and has disproportionately affected African Americans. Second, the tragic, inhumane death of George Floyd, an unarmed man who has b...

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“Ask Jane” — A Question and Answer Webinar with Jane Friedman On October 17

Mark your calendars for Saturday October 17th, 2020 Jane’s lectures and workshops include topics like preparing a strong non-fiction book proposal, writing a query letter that gets manuscript request, building the author platform, blogging meaningfully, starting and maintaining a newsletter, ...

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