Wednesday, April 16 Deadline for April Recording Submissions

Call for Submissions

The Kenosha Writers Guild is going into the studio to record its next radio program on Friday, April 18th. If you’re interested in reading your work on the air, please click the image to see the submission guidelines. The recording will be Friday, April 18th, at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, at 3:00 PM. The deadline for submissions will be Wednesday, April 16th. Selected readers will be notified by Thursday the 17th. Any questions, please email Chris.

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Thursday, April 10, 6:30PM – Writing for Media – Conversation with Multimedia Artist Jav Rivera

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Join us for a discussion regarding writing for various forms of media. Our special guest is multimedia artist Jav Rivera. In addition to writing poetry, essays, articles, short stories, screenplays, and children’s books–Jav also writes lyrics and produces videos and films. Technical writing is also on Jav’s list of accomplishments. Jav has written instructional guides, brochures, and fliers, among other informational media.

Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Hedburg Library, Room 170
(map)

Listen Now! Speaking of Our Words – March Recording

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Show #28 – 2014 – March 28
Host: Chris DeGuire
Featuring: Chris DeGuire, Walter Gascoigne, Jim Janus, Irene Pyskir-Bilak, and a piece from Richard Bell
Producer: Steve Brown

Open Meeting – Thursday, March 20, 6:30PM

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Join us this Thursday, March 20, at 6:30PM for our open meeting.

You are invited to bring a short piece of writing to share!

This is a monthly opportunity for writers–of any experience level–to get informal feedback from other writers, and to provide feedback on the works of other writers.  The focus is on what’s working in each piece, and what questions each piece leaves the reader with.

Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Hedburg Library Room #170
(map)

KWG Welcomes Writers from Southeastern Wisconsin and Northeastern Illinois

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Reminder that the Kenosha Writers’ Guild is a free group, open to anyone with an interest in writing.

United by our love of the written word, we welcome writers of all skill levels and all genres.

Our members are from southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois.

Open meetings are the third Thursday of every month.

You’re invited to bring a short piece of writing to share.

Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha
Hedburg Library, Room 170
(map)

Open Meeting – Thursday, January 16, 6:30PM

Join us this Thursday, January 16, at 6:30PM for our open meeting.

You are invited to bring a short piece of writing to share!

This is a monthly opportunity for writers–of any experience level–to get informal feedback from other writers, and to provide feedback on the works of other writers.  The focus is on what’s working in each piece, and what questions each piece leaves the reader with.

Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha
Hedburg Library Roomm #170
(map)

Thursday, January 9, 6:30PM – In-depth Critique

Looking to get specific feedback on your writing from other writers?

Consider participating in a KWG in-depth critique session.

During each in-depth critique session, writers focus on what’s working in each submitted piece, and what questions each piece leaves the reader with.

Note: We encourage attending at least one open meeting before participating in an in-depth critique.

Submission guidelines are here.
Submission deadline is midnight Sunday, January 5th.
Session takes place on Thursday, January 9 at 6:30PM.

Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha
Hedburg Library, Room 170
(map)

December 19 Open Meeting – Special Location

Our December open meeting is on Thursday, December 19 at 6:30PM.
You’re invited to bring a short piece of writing to share!

Please note the special location for the December meeting only.

The Kenosha Public Library – Northside Library
Large Meeting Room
1500 27th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140
(Link to Kenosha Public Library locations page)

This location change is only for the December 19th meeting.

 

Thursday, November 14: In-depth Critique

Submission deadline is midnight Sunday, November 10th.

Work may be fiction, creative non-fiction, essay, play, or poetry. Fiction may be a short story or novel excerpt. If it is a novel excerpt please provide a brief synopsis of what the readers need to know.

All submissions should be emailed to Chirs DeGuire at darthdeguire@yahoo.com by midnight Sunday, November 10th.

Submissions MUST follow these guidelines-

– It must be in a Word document and sent as an attachment. They should be in Courier font, double spaced, 3700 words maximum, and the pages must be numbered. Include your name and title at the top of the manuscript.

– Please include what form the piece is – short story, novel excerpt, personal essay, etc. This is fairly standard to submitting to agents, publications, etc. Make it look as professional as possible. This will also make it clear to the readers.

– If the piece is longer than 3700 words, it should be excerpted, with any information the reader needs to know added to the manuscript. This information will not count towards the overall word count, but keep it brief.

– If you have a short story or novel excerpt that exceeds the word count, you MUST excerpt it.

– Work not meeting these guidelines may be returned and you may be asked to re-format it accordingly.

– Multiple submissions are acceptable, as long as they don’t exceed 3700 words total.

All readers will have the pieces read before the meeting. At the meeting each writer will read about a page and then everyone will have a chance to comment on the piece. Readers will comment first, then the writer.

You may attend the meeting as a writer, reader, or just an observer. If you are submitting a piece, you are automatically a reader.

Even if you just want to read, you must e-mail Chris so you can get the manuscripts. Reading guidelines will follow with the manuscripts on Monday, November 11th.