DENTON WRITERS LEAGUE
FIRST EDITION
April 2012 VOL. 23 NUMBER 4

DWL Home Page: http://byjoni.com/dwl

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WHERE WE MEET AND WHEN

The second Saturday of every month, at the

Denton Library-Emily Fowler Branch - click here for map 
502 Oakland St
 Denton, TX

General Meeting 10:30 a.m.

Lunch at Noon at the
TBD
Denton, TX

NEXT MEETING: April 14, 2012


Guest Speakers

April 14 - North Texas Book Festival
May 12 - Book Signing - Hastings
June 09 - Elsie Hayden
July 14 - Library Panel
August 11 - TBD
September 08 - Janice Rose
October 13 - Joyce Foy
November 10 - TBD
December 08 - TBD


GUEST SPEAKER

There will be no regular meeting in April.  We are attending the North Texas Book Festival on Saturday, April 14. It will be at the Visual Arts Center this year.  It starts at 9am and runs through 4pm.  I have reserved a whole table to feel free to come and bring your books.

I'm still looking for a topic for the Library Panel in July.  I was thinking "How to Get Started Writing."



It's that time of the year again - Membership Renewal.  It's still a bargain at $15 a year.  Click here for membership form. For those of you who receive this newsletter through snail mail, I've enclosed a copy of the form.

 


POETRY CORNER

Poetry Group
3rd Saturday
10:00 am
Emily Fowler Library
502 Oakland St
Denton, TX

Basement Poetry
1st Wednesday
7:00 pm
Hydrant Cafe
208 W Oak St
Denton, TX


ANNUAL CONVENTIONS
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CONVENTIONS

Convention                   Month    Place                    URL             

ConDFW                   Feb     Dallas, TX       http://www.condfw.org/
AggieCon                 March   Bryan, TX        http://aggiecon.tamu.edu/
Dreamin' in Dallas       April   Dallas, TX       http://www.dallasromanceauthors.com/conferences/
Texas Frightmare         May     Dallas, TX       http://www.texasfrightmareweekend.com/lifetype/
ApolloCon                June    Houston, TX      http://www.apollocon.org/
Conestoga                July    Tulsa, OK        http://www.sftulsa.org/conestoga/
Armadillo Con            August  Austin, TX       http://www.fact.org/dillo/
Mythcon                  August  Norman, OK       http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon37.html
Bubonicon                August  Albuquerque, NM  http://www.bubonicon.com/
Fencon                   Sept    Dallas, TX       http://www.fencon.org/
     A comprehensive list of other conventions    http://www.fencon.org/links.html#calendar
World Fantasy Con        Nov     Austin, TX       http://www.worldfantasy.org/ 


On-Line Writers resources

Author's Network-for writers about writing based in Europe, but interesting- http://www.author-network.com/
Copyright Forms- http://www.loc.gov/copyright/forms/
The New Covey Cover Awards - http://thenewcoveycoverawards.blogspot.com
Dallas Screen Writers- http://www.dallasscreenwriters.com/
Denton Public Library - http://www.cityofdenton.com/pages/library.cfm
Flashing Swords Magazine - http://flashingswords.sfreader.com
Fort Worth Book Blog - http://booksblog.guidelive.com/
Glimmer Train Press, Inc.-A quarterly magazine of about 260 pages of literary fiction - http://www.glimmertrain.com/
How Stuff Works - Want to know how something works, try this link - http://www.howstuffworks.com/
Lulu.Com - A Self-Publisher - http://www.lulu.com/
MeetUp.Com - A place to find MeetUp groups in your area  - http://www.meetup.com/
   Jeff Crilley's DFW Do-It Yourself PR Group - http://freepublicity.meetup.com/1/
National Association of Women Writers - http://www.naww.org
National Writers Union - http://www.nwu.org/
Next Day Flyers - bookmarks, postcards, business cards, flyers, etc - http://www.nextdayflyers.com/printing/
Northeast Texas Writers' Organization - http://www.netwo.org/
Para Publishing Website - a good writing, publishing, and promotion source - http://www.parapublishing.com/sites/para/
Preditors and Editors-a resources to check out agents and publishers http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/
Printing for Less - Good prices and I understand good product - http://www.printingforless.com/index.html
Ralan's Webstravaganza-speculative fiction resource http://ralan.com/
Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators - http://www.scbwi.org/
Suite 101 - read articles on a variety of subjects or post your own - http://www.suite101.com/
Texas Coalition of Authors, Inc. - http://www.texasauthors.org/
The Market List-the online resource for genre fiction writers http://www.marketlist.com/
The Novelist's Workshop-essays and advice on how to publish your book- http://www.monash.com/writers.html
Vista Prints - inexpensive business cards, postcards, etc - http://www.vistaprint.com
Writing for Dollars - Good resource on paying markets with a weekly newsletter -   http://www.writingfordollars.com/
Writers Conferences and Centers - http://writersconf.org/
Writer's Exchange - http://www.writers-exchange.com/epublishing/
Writer.com - on-line classes and other writer's information - http://writers.com/
Writers' League of Texas - http://www.writersleague.org/
Writers Net-source for information for writers, editors, agents, and publishers - http://www.writers.net
Writing-World.Com - http://www.writing-world.com 
Writing.Com - Community for readers and writers of all skills levels and interests - http://www.writing.com

There are multitudes of writing resources available on the Internet. Go to any search engine and ask for writer's resources, writer's markets, writer's contests, writer's conferences, etc


DWL OFFICERS:

President       Joni Latham ( dentonwritersleague@verizon.net) - 940/382-4865
Vice-President  Teresa Hill
Newsletter      George Avera

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