Today is the day! We are accepting submissions for Outcasts: An Anthology! with special guest foreword by Dan Fogler of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and TheWalking Dead. It is free to submit! Log into your account and click “Member Home.” Our member home page has a link to submit.
Stories are already coming in, and we can’t wait to dig in and start reading. Will your story be in our next book?
We have big news! Our upcoming anthology has a cover, and we are excited to reveal it here!
We will begin accepting submissions on March 1, 2021. It’s just a few days away, and we can’t wait to read everyone’s outcast stories. What happens when we lose our connections? What new horizons await when we reach the edge of everything we know? Ladies and gentlemen, send us your stories.
Workshop materials are now available for our upcoming online workshop on March 3, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET. Log into your Ohio Writers’ Association member account and click the link for Workshop Materials to access the stories for our March workshop. If you haven’t submitted anything, you are still welcome and encouraged to attend. If you would like to attend, you MUST RSVP by sending an email to email@example.com. If you have already sent us an RSVP, you will receive a link to the meeting at 6:45 p.m. ET on March 3rd.
Please come prepared to discuss all the submissions. Have questions about the workshop? Email us at info@OhioWriters.org.
We look forward to seeing you via Zoom on March 3rd!
We’ll host a live online writers’ workshop on Wednesday evening, March 3, 2021 at 7pm ET.
All are welcome to attend. There is no cost.You do NOT need to be a paid OWA member.
If you’d like peer feedback on your work at this workshop, please email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday morning February 22, 2021. You may submit a short story (up to 10,000 words), novel chapters (up to 5,000 words), essays, poetry, or whatever else you’re working on. Please submit your work as a PDF.
You MUST BE PRESENT (ONLINE) to receive feedback. Please only submit your work if you’re confident that you can attend.
We will meet via Zoom. Everyone who has submitted work will receive a Zoom link about 15 minutes ahead of the meeting on March 3rd. If you would like to attend but do not plan to submit work, please send an email to email@example.com to be included on the invite list.
Only those who have been invited to the workshop will be able to view the meeting. It won’t be made available publicly.
As usual, we will make the work we’re discussing available for download one week before the workshop, so that everyone has a chance to download it and read it before the workshop.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll see you on the 3rd!
This is a great opportunity to workshop your anthology submissions!
Your story could be in our next publication! We are opening submissions for our next anthology about outcasts, and we want to see what you can do. We want stories that explore what connects us and what happens when we lose those connections. We want to see humanity from the outside looking in. Submissions open March 1, 2021!
We have a very special guest for this anthology! Our foreword will be written by none other than actor, director, and writer Dan Fogler of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Walking Dead, Fogler’s Fictions, and so many more amazing projects!
The complete anthology will be released in the fall of 2021, to all major markets in print and digital formats.
Word Count: 1,000 to 10,000 words
Submission Period: March 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021
Submission Cost: You may submit one story to this project for free! “Writer” level OWA members may submit up to three stories for consideration.
Content Guidelines: Stories must not exceed reasonable content for a PG-13 rating. Language, violence and sexual themes with a purpose are fine, however, gratuitous violence and graphic sexuality will not be accepted.
It is free to submit a story for consideration to this anthology. Writer members of the Ohio Writers’ Association may submit two additional stories for consideration.
Submitting is easy! Beginning March 1, 2021, there will be a link on our homepage for submissions. Log into your account and click the link to submit. Not a member? Sign up for free today!
This is not a contest, it is an open call for submissions. All stories will be fairly considered, and those deemed most appropriate for publication will receive an offer.
“Ohio Writer” Qualifications: If any one of the following items is true, then we consider you an “Ohio writer”:
You were born in Ohio
You graduated from a school in Ohio (high school, college, university, etc.)
You currently reside in Ohio
You are currently actively enrolled at a school in Ohio
Your current permanent address is in Ohio
You lived 5+ continuous years as a permanent resident in Ohio at any time
We’re sorry, but for this project we’re only accepting work from qualified “Ohio writers.”
The past year has been an interesting time for all of us.
Historically, much of what we’ve done as an organization has been contingent upon our ability to meet in person. I confess that I’ve been waiting for the Coronavirus situation to blow over so that we can get back to business as usual.
It doesn’t appear that’s going to happen any time soon.
And perhaps this is a good opportunity to reassess who we are and what we’re doing.
To that end, I have scheduled an open meeting for all members for Wednesday evening, January 20th at 7pm ET. We will meet via Zoom.
If you would like to attend, you must RSVP. Simply send an email to email@example.com to let us know you’d like a Zoom invitation.
We’ve always prided ourselves on the fact that we don’t do all of the fluff and nonsense of many writers’ groups. We provide the hard stuff that actually, truly helps professional writers and emerging authors reach their goals.
I want to hear about your needs as a writer in this time, and your ideas for how our organization can continue to fulfill its mission moving forward. This will be an open forum, and everyone who would like to speak on the topics at hand is invited to do so. If you’d prefer, you may also come simply to listen.
If you’d like to attend, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org right now.
I hope to see you on the 20th.
-Brad Pauquette President, Ohio Writers’ Association
Zanesville Ohio Workshop will be open for submissions on October 21st. How often have you wondered how your story will be received? It’s time to find out. Get a fresh perspective! Submit your work and receive valuable peer feedback.
Our next workshop (peer critique) will be in Central Ohio on October 2nd at 7pm. Log into your free OhioWriters.org account to get the time and place details, as well as to download the stories we’ll be discussing.
You do NOT need to be a paid OWA member to attend the workshop and provide feedback to the writers who have submitted their work for review. This workshop is free and open to the public.
Get your work ready for the next workshop. We will be accepting submissions beginning on September 16th. Unless you plan on being the only audience for your work, feedback is crucial to developing your writing. Don’t miss this opportunity for a free peer critique.
We are passionate about supporting writers of every skill level. Have questions about the workshop? Ask them here.