Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Insecure Writer's Support Group Contest, #IWSGPit, and More!

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.

The awesome co-hosts today are PJ Colando, J Lenni Dorner, Deniz Bevan, Kim Lajevardi, Natalie Aguirre, and Louise - Fundy Blue!

September 2 question - If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why?

The IWSG Anthology Contest deadline is today, September 2!

Guidelines and rules:
Word count: 4500-6000
Genre: Science Fiction
Theme: Dark Matter
Submissions accepted: May 6 - September 2, 2020
How to enter: Send your polished, formatted (double-spaced, no footers or headers), previously unpublished story to admin @ before the deadline passes. Please include your full contact details, your social links, and if you are part of the Blogging, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter IWSG group. (Must be a member to participate.)
Judging: The IWSG admins will create a shortlist of the best stories. The shortlist will then be sent to our official judges.
Our judges: Dan Koboldt, Lynda R. Young, Colleen Oefelein, Damien Larkin, Ion Newcombe, Julie Gwinn, and David Powers King

Did you know the IWSG is more than a website?

Find us here:
Facebook, Twitter - hashtag #IWSG, Instagram, and on Goodreads

And you can sign up for our monthly newsletter loaded with tips and more here - IWSG Newsletter

The newsletter also lists new books by members, so contact us if you have a new book out.

Writers and authors, join us for #IWSGPit on January 20, 2021. 

It will be here sooner than you think! 

Polish those pitches and check the #IWSGPit rules.

Multiple authors have signed with publishers and agents as a result – it could be you!

What author would be your beta reader? Have you entered the contest? Going to participate in #IWSGPit?


nashvillecats2 said...

Must try and join Facebook after I upgraded my blog. Appears to be much going on within the group on other sites.


Leigh Caron said...

Thanks for the reminder about the other social medias. Need to get more connected.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for sharing all the IWSG news and for all your work supporting all the writers and authors in this group. We really appreciate it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yvonne, you should - be another place to reach people.

Thanks, Natalie!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That Twitter pitch will be here before we know it.

cleemckenzie said...

There's all kinds of ways IWSG helps writers.

Fundy Blue said...

I have to start with getting a twitter account ~ LOL! Have a great day, Alex, and thanks for all you do!

Sherry Ellis said...

Hard to believe the Twitter pitch is right around the corner!

Empty Nest Insider said...

Best of luck to the writers in the IWSG contest! There really is something for everyone in the IWSG! Thanks Alex!


A Hundred Quills said...

A lot happening out there. Thanks for the updates.
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Pat Hatt said...

Sure many arms indeed

Susan B.Rouchard said...

Thanks Alex for your host post this month and for visiting my blog. Happy Indian Summer writing.

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Steph W. said...

I've never heard of the Twitter pitch, I'm so excited!

Juneta key said...

This year moving really fast. Lots great thing and lots of tough things and just keeps rolling. Hang on for the ride. Happy IWSG!