June 11, 2017 0 By JEANNIE


See Your Story/Poem/Memoir in Print

Entries are now being accepted! This is all new and for PWP members only!  We’re asking for fiction, non-fiction and poetry. There is no cost to enter, with no restrictions on topics, and the winning entries will be included in a PWP anthology. The anthology will be published locally so there will be no copyright issues. When finished, the anthologies will be available for members and the public to buy.

Stipulations for entries are as follows: (1) Entries should be sent via email (digital form) in Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) for easy formatting. No PDFs, please. (2) Fiction & non-fiction limited to 2500 words, poetry limited to 3 pages, and flash fiction 500 words or less. (3) One entry per person. (4) The entry must not have been previously published. The cutoff date for entries is the end of August. Entries will then be judged and chosen by mid October for the anthology which will be formatted and published and available for purchase in late fall — in time for Christmas.

Send entries to Susan Lanning,, 928-772-2444.


PAYSON BOOK FESTIVAL –July 22, 2017, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Free to the public, this event promotes literacy and showcases local and Arizona authors representing many genres of fiction and non-fiction with book signings and presentations.

WriteNow!  The annual writers conference hosted by Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter, will take place on Friday/Saturday, August 11-12, 2017 in Phoenix and features best-selling authors CLIVE CUSSLER, ROBIN BURCELL and LEE GOLDBERG, publicity guru DANA KAYE, literary agent JILL MARR, editor HOLLY LORINCZ and more.

Tempe Book Festival Saturday, November 4, 2017 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. – The Tempe Book Festival brings together local authors, publishers, booksellers, panel discussions, youth story times and more! Festival