Wednesday, September 1, 2021

IWSG Anthology Contest, #IWSGPit, and IWSG Book Club

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 for the September 1 posting of the IWSG are Rebecca Douglass, T. Powell Coltrin @Journaling Woman, Natalie Aguirre, Karen Lynn, and C. Lee McKenzie!

September 1 question - How do you define success as a writer? Is it holding your book in your hand? Having a short story published? Making a certain amount of income from your writing?

Today is the deadline for the IWSG Anthology Contest!

Guidelines and rules:
Word count: 5000-6000
Genre: Sweet Romance
Theme: First Love
How to enter: Send your polished, formatted (double-spaced, no footers or headers), previously unpublished story to admin @ before the deadline passes.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. You must belong to at least one aspect of the IWSG to enter.
Judging: The IWSG admins will create a shortlist of the best stories. The shortlist will then be sent to our official judges.

The next #IWSGPit Twitter pitch event is January 26, 2022!

Every year there are some great success stories. You could be one of them.

See the #IWSGPit page for full details.

The IWSG Goodreads Book Club kicks off with two books to chose from this month – Parallels: Felix Was Here and Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime.

If you haven’t read them, there are some fantastic stories within!

How do you define success? Entering the contest? Going to participate in #IWSGPit? Which of those two book club books do you want to read?


  1. Good morning,
    I'm a bit embarrassed to admit, but I have not joined the IWSG Goodreads Book Club. Both titles look very interesting. I'll join the club and check them out.

  2. Thanks for keeping us up to date on all the IWSG has to offer.

  3. Excited about #IWSGPit. We've signed 5 authors from it.

  4. Good luck to all the submission writers. All previous anthologies sit on my keeper shelf.

  5. Excited to have two stories submitted! Yes, definitely will be involved in the Twitter pitch. It's a great opportunity!

    Good luck to all the writers who have submitted!