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At 4:28pm on December 15, 2014, Joy Saint James said…

Do any members post their work on Medium.com?  I am a contributor to two Medium Collections, but I wonder if there are alternative platforms that might be recommended?  Here is a sample of my work on Medium:

https://medium.com/culture-club/the-truth-is-in-the-telling-eeac79475230

Thanks!!!

At 10:25am on November 19, 2014, Helen Smith said…

New Release: The London Stories by Helen Smith

Three bestselling British mysteries in one bundle of fun!

Available in paperback and as an ebook.

At 7:56am on November 4, 2014, Beatriz Fernandez said…

Hello, I'm a new member.  I wanted to announce that my poetry chapbook, Shining from a Different Firmament, which celebrates historical, legendary and fictional women will be forthcoming from Finishing Line Press just in time for Valentine's Day!   You can also see the table of contents on my blog, Blog as if No One is Reading.  Thanks for having this great resource for women writers!

At 6:34am on September 30, 2014, Theresa Nash said…

Hello. I just joined SW and am feeling my way around the site.

I wanted to let you know that my book - Il Molo - is available free on Kindle (Amazon US and UK) from 1 - 5 October 2014. Hope you have a chance to get a copy. And enjoy! 

At 3:47pm on September 23, 2014, Melanie Bishop said…

Amanda G., I reposted that on my SheWrites page. So excited about the Kickstarter for Vela, whose mission is in alignment with that of SheWrites--supporting Women Writers.

At 3:00pm on September 23, 2014, Amanda Giracca said…

Hello SheWrites Community! I'm an editor at Vela Magazine--an online publication of creative nonfiction and longform journalism written by women.

We started three years ago to address the gender byline gap by providing a space for women writers. We've just launched our first Kickstarter campaign, and we're hoping to raise $25,000 by the end of September so that we can start paying our writers. I'd love your help in spreading the word to your own writing communities, on social media, etc.

Vela has had essays mentioned as notables in the Best American series, has been featured on Longform.org, mentioned on the New Yorker Blog and in Vanity Fair, among other accolades. Not only is this for a good cause--bringing more women writers to the publishing world--but it's chock full of fantastic rewards from donating. Nab a subscription to Scratch or The Atavist, get a copy of a signed book, receive writing and manuscript advice, get a week at a writing retreat, and much much more. Here's the link to the campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/594960667/vela-magazine-nonfiction-written-by-women

Thank you so much for your support in paying women writers, and for helping spreading the word!

--Amanda Giracca

At 8:19am on September 18, 2014, Stella Mpisi said…

This is a photograph of my beloved mother back in 1988/9. For this#ThrowbackThursday, I have written a poem in her honour entitled "The Voice I Once Adored". For all of those who have ever lost a loved one, this poem is for. You can read it on my bloghttp://stellampisi.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-voice-i-once-adored.html 

AN EXTRACT:
"All I have are some old photographs which I appreciate for I have no choice
But if I could choose just one more thing, I’d choose to remember your voice"

At 6:33pm on September 14, 2014, Tonia Derkos said…

Hi everyone--I am working on a memoir and excited that my memoir workshop will be starting soon.  I have a wonderful professor that is a wonderful support to me both personally and professionally.  I have taken a break in my writing since going through medical issues.  I am having a hard time getting back in the groove.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Looking forward to the group!  Tonia Derkos

At 1:10pm on September 13, 2014, Anna Redsand said…

Last week I started sending a query, sample chapters, complete ms--whatever agents and publishers are asking for--of my YA speculative novel, Too Soon the Thunder. I got a request for sample pages from an agent 3 days after sending my query! Fingers crossed!

At 9:44am on September 12, 2014, Ginny Taylor said…

Hi there! I just launched a new website devoted to empowering women with a history of sexual abuse to embrace courage and their dreams.

womenofwondercircle.com

Women of Wonder is a safe space for women to discover healing through yoga and journaling while finding resources and inspiration. I'd love your thoughts! And if you would share with those whom you think would benefit! Thank you!

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Member News January 2011

Posted on February 13, 2011 at 5:27pm 0 Comments

The paperback version of Diane Zahler's middle-grade children's novel The Thirteenth Princess was released by Harper Collins on January 4.

 

Jenn Kennedy's first book, Success by Design: Revealing Profiles of California Architects has been released.

 

Chasing…

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Amazon Breakthrough Novel, Oprah's Book Pick, London Book Festival First Prize, and More! (Member News Year Ending December 31, 2010)

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 7:07am 5 Comments

Congratulations to EVERYONE!  We are a very impressive bunch:

 

Ericka Clay placed as a quarter-finalist for Amazon's 2010 Breakthrough Novel Award. She also recently published a book of short stories and poetry called D is for Dysfunctional.…

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Member News Week Ending December 4, 2010

Posted on December 4, 2010 at 11:58pm 0 Comments

Vivienne Diane Neal is featured on the Author Spotlight on A Book Inside.



The Bravo Dome, a 55 word story by Jane Hammons was published by Pulp Metal Magazine.



Amy Yelin's essay Once Upon a… Continue

Member News Week Ending November 27, 2010

Posted on November 29, 2010 at 6:02am 1 Comment

Marianne Schnall's new book, Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness, and Finding Your Own Voice is now available.



Elena Schwolsky's essay Searching for Pina in Havana is included in the anthology Storied Dishes: What Our Family Recipes Tell… Continue

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"New Release: The London Stories by Helen Smith Three bestselling British mysteries in one bundle of fun! Available in paperback and as an ebook."
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"Hello, I'm a new member.  I wanted to announce that my poetry chapbook, Shining from a Different Firmament, which celebrates historical, legendary and fictional women will be forthcoming from Finishing Line Press just in time for…"
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"Hello. I just joined SW and am feeling my way around the site. I wanted to let you know that my book - Il Molo - is available free on Kindle (Amazon US and UK) from 1 - 5 October 2014. Hope you have a chance to get a copy. And enjoy! "
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"Amanda G., I reposted that on my SheWrites page. So excited about the Kickstarter for Vela, whose mission is in alignment with that of SheWrites--supporting Women Writers. "
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"Hello SheWrites Community! I'm an editor at Vela Magazine--an online publication of creative nonfiction and longform journalism written by women. We started three years ago to address the gender byline gap by providing a space for women…"
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"This is a photograph of my beloved mother back in 1988/9. For this#ThrowbackThursday, I have written a poem in her honour entitled "The Voice I Once Adored". For all of those who have ever lost a loved one, this poem is for. You can read…"
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"Hi everyone--I am working on a memoir and excited that my memoir workshop will be starting soon.  I have a wonderful professor that is a wonderful support to me both personally and professionally.  I have taken a break in my writing since…"
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"Last week I started sending a query, sample chapters, complete ms--whatever agents and publishers are asking for--of my YA speculative novel, Too Soon the Thunder. I got a request for sample pages from an agent 3 days after sending my query!…"
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"Hi there! I just launched a new website devoted to empowering women with a history of sexual abuse to embrace courage and their dreams. womenofwondercircle.com Women of Wonder is a safe space for women to discover healing through yoga and journaling…"
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