July 18th Program – Candace Havens

Candace Havens, Author

This month we are privileged to have Candace Havens present Ten Things Your Novel Needs to Be a Bestseller!

Discover the key elements of a successful novel from bestselling author and publishing executive Candace Havens. She’ll share her secrets for creating best selling books your fans will love.

Our program will be presented via Zoom at 2:00 on Saturday, July 18th.

Topic: THPW July Program with Candace Havens
Time: Jul 18, 2020 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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2021 Anthology Deadline for Submissions July 31, 2020

  Don’t forget that the theme for the 2021 anthology is “Challenges” and the deadline for submissions is July 31, 2020.

·       500-2,500 word short narrative works, fiction or non-fiction. Any genre. (see exceptions* below)

·       THPW Member Fee – $10.00

·       Non-member Fee – $50.00 ($10 submission fee, $40 membership dues)

·       Industry standard manuscript formatting: Times New Roman 12pt font, 1″ margins, double spaced; author name and page # in upper right-hand corner. 

·       Author bio included in submission – the organizers and editors will not hunt down bios nor hold production for authors who fail to include bios with their story submissions.

·       Multiple submissions accepted, only one per author will be selected. $10 additional fee for each additional submission

·       Email manuscript to info@texashighplainswriters.com, subject “2021 Anthology Submission” no later than July 31, 2020

*No erotica, incest, or extreme violence. Stories with these elements will be disqualified from consideration. Submission fees will NOT be refunded for disqualified submissions.

Anthology News from Janet Taylor, THPW Treasurer

Tired of being locked up in your house?  Want to get out for a while?  Maybe take a drive?  Check out a different neighborhood?  Read a good book while enjoying the warmer weather?  Buy Texas High Plains Writers’ centennial anthology With Words We Weave, A Celebration of the Past without paying Amazon shipping prices.  It’s a great, entertaining, and easy way to support your local writers’ group.

Since we don’t know when THPW will have the next in-person bi-monthly meeting and program, below is information on how you can get your copy(ies) now.

Go to http://texashighplainswriters.com/index.php/donations-and-dues/, click on the yellow “Donate” button.  The cost is only $10 per copy.  Make sure you note that it is for the anthology.

Once you’ve paid, call or text me, Janet Taylor, THPW Treasurer, at 806.282.1227 to make arrangements to pick up your copy(ies) from my front porch.  (I live near downtown Amarillo.)  In these days of trying to avoid the coronavirus and to keep you safe, I will wash and sanitize my hands before I place your book(s) in a paper sack.  I hope to hear from you soon!

IMPORTANT:  Don’t forget that the theme for the 2021 anthology is “Challenges” and the deadline for submissions is July 31, 2020.

·       500-2,500 word short narrative works, fiction or non-fiction. Any genre. (see exceptions* below)

·       THPW Member Fee – $10.00

·       Non-member Fee – $50.00 ($10 submission fee, $40 membership dues)

·       Industry standard manuscript formatting: Times New Roman 12pt font, 1″ margins, double spaced; author name and page # in upper right-hand corner. 

·       Author bio included in submission – the organizers and editors will not hunt down bios nor hold production for authors who fail to include bios with their story submissions.

·       Multiple submissions accepted, only one per author will be selected. $10 additional fee for each additional submission

·       Email manuscript to info@texashighplainswriters.com, subject “2021 Anthology Submission” no later than July 31, 2020

·       Regular Mail must be postmarked on or before July 31, 2019  – Mail submission and fees to

THPW Anthology Contest
PO Box 19303
Amarillo, Texas 79114
 

*No erotica, incest, or extreme violence. Stories with these elements will be disqualified from consideration. Submission fees will NOT be refunded for disqualified submissions.

May 16 Meeting – Kim Black

Kim Black will present “Getting All Your Ducks in a Row,” a quick session about all the non-writing elements that go into self-publishing and marketing.

This program will be conducted online, with more details coming soon.

Kim is an award-winning indie author of six novels, two children’s books, several short stories, a blog, and other workbooks and journals. Visit her website http://kimblackink.com/ for more.

Change in Locations for March Meeting!

Because of construction, the Edward Davis Room is not available for our March 21st meeting. Instead, we will have our regular meeting at the Amarillo Downtown Library, 413 SE 4th St, between Pierce and Buchannan. We will meet in Rooms A and B. The rooms will be open for us at 9:00 and our program will begin at 10:00 am.

Our March speaker will Jodi Thompson, of Fawke’s Press. More information will follow in the coming weeks.

Make plans to attend and invite friends.

For a map and directions to the Downtown Libray, CLICK HERE!

January 18th Meeting – Workshops

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Kick-off the new year with a day of workshops!
Guest presenters include local authors
Jennifer Archer, Ryan McSwain, and KR Brorman.

The Edward Davis Room
9th Floor

First Bank Southwest Tower (formerly Chase Tower)
600 S Tyler St., Amarillo, TX 79101

8:30- 9:30- BOD meeting

9:30- 10:00- Registration

10:00-10:15- Business Meeting/ Game

10:15- 11:00- Kristine Brorman- “Co-Writing Fiction – Are you sure you want to do this?”

11-11:10- Break

11:10 – 11:55- Rick Treon – “Picking up the Pace- Tricks to keep your readers turning the page.”

11:55-12:30-  Break/Game

12:30- 1:30- Ryan McSwain- “How to Finish Your First Draft or Die Trying.”

November 16 Meeting – Bethany Claire

Bethany Claire is a USA Today bestselling author of swoon-worthy, Scottish romance and time travel novels. Bethany loves to immerse her readers in worlds filled with lush landscapes, hunky Scots, lots of magic, and happy endings.

Bethany represents a true success story for independent and local authors. She’s also an excellent speaker, and we look forward to her valuable insights!

Visit her website to learn more about Bethany and her books.