Monday, November 7, 2016

The Future of the IWSG

The scheduled guest for today fell through, which happens sometimes, but it gives us the opportunity to update you on what's coming up for the IWSG.

The deadline for the anthology contest was last Tuesday and we received record numbers of entries! Thanks to everyone who entered. The IWSG Admins are sorting through the stories and soon the best ones will go off to our official judges. We'll announce the winners on January 4, 2017 and the anthology will go into production for a late spring release.

The next post day for the IWSG is December 7 and the Question of the month is - In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there?

We also have some amazing guests coming up - James Scott Bell, Kristen Lamb from Warrior Writers, and literary agent Mark Gottlieb.

Our newsletter will continue with guest articles, including those from publishing industry experts and IWSG members. If you've not signed up, you can in the sidebar. You'll also receive a free eBook featuring our top articles.

Don't forget we're also on Twitter and have two Facebook groups!

As we continue to move forward, we want to provide members with the latest and greatest information. If there is an area or topic you'd like us to cover or expand, please let us know!

18 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds like everything is in order indeed as the future takes seed.

Michelle Wallace said...

The IWSG has come a long way. I'm so grateful to be a part of this wonderful group.
Onward and upward, Captain!

The Cynical Sailor said...

Alex - thanks for all that you and the admin team do for all of us. This is such a supportive group and I've learned tons from everyone. Cheers - Ellen

Tyrean Martinson said...

Many thanks to Alex for starting IWSG and to the whole IWSG team that makes it all run so smoothly! IWSG has helped shape my blogging and my writing. Thank you!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - thanks for filling in ... and ensuring the IWSG has continued leadership with excellent content ... I bet the Anthology will have some excellent reads in it ... Here is to many more - cheers Hilary

cleemckenzie said...

I've met so many wonderful writers and great people through IWSG that I'm with the others in saying how much I appreciate the group and all of you who are in it.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

The stories are so great this year. It's going to be a great anthology. there are some great guests coming up.

diedre Knight said...

Gosh, the post title "The future of the IWSG" gave me a start! Glad to know everything is as great as ever and getting better every day:-) There are TWO facebook groups? Is there a reason for that? I joined one last week, does it matter which one? Looking forward to the guests and all the latest and greatest information - thanks, Alex!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I was startled by the title of today's post, too. LOL. Which is silly, because you would have mentioned it first. Paranoid, much? Hope you pat yourself on the back, Alex. IWSG was your brain child and you've done it well.

Sandee said...

You are very organized Alex. You write very well, you're organized and you're a team player. I like that about you.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Juneta Key said...

LOL, too funny. Title gave me started too. I read with trepidation which is funny in itself, why is that the first reaction is oh no, what happened? IWSG is a wonderful community. Thank you Alex for creating it.
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Lux G. said...

Seems to me everything's good. :)

Caitlin Lane said...

I'm looking forward to jumping back into the IWSG posts, especially with all that it has going on right now!

Sandee said...

Have a fabulous day. ☺

L.G. Keltner said...

I'm glad there were so many entries for the anthology contest! I'm sure the judges have a difficult task ahead of them. The IWSG is a great group and I'm so happy to be a part of it!

Deb R.H. said...

Ooh, good question!

baili said...

best wishes for wonderful happening

Tony Laplume said...

Long wait!