Next Meeting is:
Thursday 2nd July 2015
The Alzheimer's Society House, 116 13th Avenue, Tauranga.
Byline is the name of Tauranga Writers new anthology of writing by its members and will be published yearly in October. We chose the title because writer is known when published by their writing name or ‘byline.’
Byline will be published as a paperback and e-zine and the cover will be professionally designed. The size of the publication will be a standard 19cm high x 12.5cm.
Financial members of Tauranga Writers will be allowed to submit prose – short stories, novel excerpts or creative nonfiction – up to 1500 words max. Poems will be limited to 32 lines.
You can submit up to three pieces for consideration, but we are limiting each writer to one text only in the final publication. Please give us your brightest and best. If we use an illustrator you will be encouraged to work co-operatively with the artist.
You can send your work in any time between now and Friday 31st July 2015.
You can bring your writing along to our Thursday meetings as ‘work in progress’ and our Focus Session on Sunday 21st July will also be dedicated to ‘Your Byline Contribution,’ when you can talk through any problems with the editorial panel headed by Jenny Argante. Or you might prefer to buddy up with a fellow member of Tauranga Writers and run your work past them. This is how writers grow and learn.
The intention is that Byline will become a regular showcase for Tauranga Writers and a welcome addition to the New Zealand literary scene.
All submissions by email to Jenny, please, at email@example.com.
Bringing out the Book in You
Every first Saturday
10am -12 noon & 1 - 4pm
@ The Cargo Shed
Dive Crescent, Tauranga
A free drop-in session throughout the day with Jenny Argante of Tauranga Writers - to talk about getting your writing project off the ground.
Excludes public holidays.
Next Workshop is:
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR WRITERS: AN INTRODUCTION
Sunday 19th August 2-3.30pm
Led by Harley Couper, The Learning Centre, Tauranga City Library, Willow Street Arcade.
Pre-booking required, please: cost, $6 ea. Restricted to a maximum of 8.
This Focus Session is a response to pleas by TW members to organise an introductory session on using social media – Facebook, Twitter, your own blog or website page – to create an Internet presence to promote yourself as a writer and your published work. This is a vital necessity for New Zealand writers, and you’re reminded that you can create a profile on our own website www.taurangawriters.org.nz. This is now managed by Piper Mejia and Gun Caundle, while Jan Goldie manages Facebook and Twitter for us. You might want to bring some preliminary text along with you on a flashdrive (memory stick) – a mini-bio, your writer’s statement, a photo of yourself, book cover JPEGs, if applicable. This is your chance to begin to engage as a writer with the world. Open to TW members only. Note venue and cost, please. Enquiries: tel 07 576 9212, txt 022 053 48 68, firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Edge
At the Edge, an anthology edited by SpecFicNZ members Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray, is now open to submissions.
From publisher Paper Road Press:
What we’re looking for:
Original science fiction, fantasy and horror from Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. No reprints, please.
The editors especially enjoy dark, twisted stories; however, they are not looking for stories with gratuitous gore and/or explicit sexual content.
Stories with some connection to Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pacific are preferred, as are stories which celebrate diversity and inclusiveness.
Remuneration is via two fixed rates based on story length:
3000–4999 words: NZ$30 + paperback copy of the anthology;
5000+ words: NZ$50 + paperback copy of the anthology
The deadline is 31 July 2015, NZT. More information at Paper Road Press – At the Edge.
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