Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Insecure Writer's Support Group Day and IWSG Anthology Contest Teaser


Welcome to The Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!  For more about posting and joining in check here.  

The awesome co-hosts for the April 1  IWSG are:  Diane Burton, JH Moncrieff, Anna @ Emaginette, Karen @ Reprobate Typewriter, Erika Beebe, and Lisa Buie-Collard!

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Announcing The Genre and Judges for 2020 IWSG Anthology!

The genre – science fiction!

And the amazing judges –

Dan Koboldt, author and #SFFpit founder
Dan Koboldt is the author of the Gateways to Alissia trilogy (Harper Voyager), the editor of Putting the Science in Fiction (Writers Digest, 2018), and the creator of the sci-fi adventure serial The Triangle (Serial Box, 2019). As a genetics researcher, he has co-authored more than 80 publications in Nature, Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, and other scientific journals. He is represented by Paul Stevens of Donald Maass Literary Agency.

Lynda R. Young, author
Lynda R. Young is an Aussie writing fantasy novels as Elle Cardy. Wielder’s Prize is her debut YA epic fantasy. She is also an editor, game developer, 3D artist, graphic designer, photographer, gamer and more.

Colleen Oefelein, agent, The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Colleen Oefelein is an author of YA, picture books, and author promotion guides, a devourer of books, and the owner of the book review site North of Normal. Formerly an associate agent and PR manager with Inklings Literary Agency, Colleen has hosted numerous “Pitch Perfect” and “Rejection Correction” workshops on Facebook and at conferences nationwide, and she’s mentored several authors one-on-one through online pitch contests such as Pitch Wars.

Damien Larkin
Damien Larkin is an Irish science fiction author and co-founder of the British and Irish Writing Community. His debut novel Big Red was published by Dancing Lemur Press and went on to be longlisted for the BSFA Award for Best Novel. He currently lives in Dublin, Ireland and is working on his next novel Blood Red Sand.

Ion Newcombe
is the editor and publisher of AntipodeanSF, Australia's longest-running online speculative fiction magazine, regularly issued since January 1998. His qualifications and employment range from horticulture through electronics into literature and communications.

Julie Gwinn, agent, The Seymour Agency
Julie Gwinn most recently served as Marketing Manager for the Christian Living line at Abingdon Press and before that served as Trade Book Marketing Manager and then Fiction Publisher for the Pure Enjoyment line at B&H Publishing Group, a Division of LifeWay Christian Resources. Recently, she was awarded Editor of the Year from the American Christian Fiction Writers and won B&H’s first Christy award for Ginny Yttrup’s debut novel Words.

David Powers King, author
David's works include Woven, The Undead Road,, and Full Dark: An Anthology. He currently resides in the Mountain West with his wife and 4 children.


Pat Hatt said...

Great batch of judges indeed.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Some quality judges. I'm looking forward to the entries.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like a great contest with great judges.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Gonna be another great contest!!


Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Hi Juneta. Sounds like a wonderful contest. The best part is how we're left anticipating great results. Means we'll get through this pandemic and come out the other side better for it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Another great contest coming!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Those are some awesome judges. It's going to be a great anthology.

Computer Tutor said...

Great judges--thanks for sharing that info!

Donna McDine said...

That's quite the panel of judges. Good luck one and all!

Diane, director of marketing said...

Interesting judges for the 2020 IWSG science fiction anthology. I wonder if the world in which we live now will have any bearing on submissions. I know it is changing my writing as we speak.

cleemckenzie said...

This will another great anthology!

Rebecca M. Douglass said...

Oooh! Great teaser :). SF is exciting!

Ingmar Albizu said...

Impressive lineup of judges.
And finally, my genre!

Karen Baldwin said...

Another great anthology and the judges - impressive! Love your positive attitude.

Anstice Brown said...

Ooh, one of my favourite genres! I'm looking forward to hearing more details. What a wonderful judging pannel.

Fundy Blue said...

The genre is exciting, Juneta, and what a great group of judges!

Himawan Sant said...

Great, here a gathering of very talented writers ..

Juneta key said...

It definitely is a great line up of judges.

Linda Fox said...

How do you enter?