OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITERS
Contests and Submissions
Get Ready to Celebrate the 2017 CIPA EVVYs with Us
Date: Saturday, August 19th
Time: 6 – 9 PM. Dinner will be served promptly at 6.
Location: Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216
The CIPA EVVYs had a record number of submissions this year: 275 Regular Category entries, and 66 Technical Category entries, up from 255 Regular and 44 Technical entries in 2016. What a great showcase for the amazing work that is happening in indie publishing!
Given the number of entries, we have also increased the number of judges for 2017. We are thrilled with the way they have stepped up to the task. Plus, it’s fun to match up readers with books—like little kids unwrapping birthday presents.
Stay tuned for the finalist announcement on Monday, July 31st. Will your name show up in lights (well, pixels)?
Award Banquet tickets also go on sale at that time, which is why we bring you the following announcement...
Save the Date for the CIPA EVVY Awards Banquet
CIPA is excited to announce that the 2017 CIPA EVVY Awards Banquet will again be held at the Forney Museum of Transportation, on Saturday, August 19th. We had such a great time there last year we immediately saved the spot for 2017.
You’ve worked hard—authors, designers, editors, publishers, scores of EVVY volunteers including our magnificent judges—and now is the time to salute your accomplishment and cheer on the 2017 award recipients. Get ready to join us for a night of fun and literary celebration.
Our Keynote Speaker and Emcee for the 2017 Awards Banquet is none other than author and long-time Denver personality, Mark McIntosh. Mark has published four books, including inspirational and children’s stories. Through his work with Victory Productions, Mark encourages others to achieve goals and overcome challenges. We look forward to welcoming Mark to the CIPA stage!
Please visit the CIPA website for more information:
Writing Resources and Classes
Finding an Agent
1. Query Tracker - http://querytracker.net/index.php
Finding a Publication for a Short story
1. Duotrope's Digest - http://www.duotrope.com/
2. The Ivory Tower - http://www.theivrytower.com/
3. Developmental Edits, Critique by Kelly Schaub (email):
- Garner's Modern American Usage
-Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
-Scene & Structure
-The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing
- Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure
Writing Mentors and Jobs
Wanted: Mentors for 2nd Grade Writers
Andrea Thomas, a teacher at Seven Peaks School in Bend, is looking for anyone who is interested in being a mentor writer for a few students in her 2nd grade classroom. She has some very enthusiastic writers and is excited to encourage their creativity and passion for writing!!
Please contact Andrea directly at email@example.com
Workshops, Conferences, and Literary