Thursday, July 05, 2018

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Ozarks Writers League

What a great day for OWL! We have three members who have stepped up to serve on the Nominating Committee, which will form the 2018 slate of officers for OWL members to consider in November. 
Caroline Giammanco has agreed to serve as chairperson, and OWLs Nancy Hartney and Bonnie Tesh will serve as committee members. THANK YOU to each of our volunteers. 
If you'd be interested in serving as an officer next year, please contact one of these fine OWLs to discuss it. 
Caroline can be reached at, Bonnie at, and Nancy at

Author Stephen Koch

ENCORE Poetry Book
In this 2018 edition of Encore, the National Federation of State Poetry Societies presents the top 150 prize-winning poems selected from nearly 7,000 submissions from states across the U.S., as well as the United Kingdom and Canada. The 50 contests challenged authors to write in many poetic forms, such as rondeau, trimeric, terza rima sonnet, minute, and villanelle. They also provoked fresh, personal interpretations of wide-ranging themes. The 2018 anthology is a collection to savor.

Pat Durman, member of the Free verse Group, Mountain Home, AR has the honor to be published in Encore.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Ozarks Writers League

Dear OWLs, 

The Ozarks Writers League Board of Directors includes four officer positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. 

The bylaws state that no one can serve more than two consecutive terms in an officer's position. That means that both our President and Treasurer will not be able to serve another term as an officer.

We need a Nominating Committee to seek out next year's officers. If you would like to serve as an officer or would like to at least serve on the Nominating Committee. 

OWL's future depends on every member supporting the organization. We are all volunteers. 

Your OWL Board of Directors

Great group to learn from, and friends for support and knowledge. I been a member since 93 and had the honor of being vice-president.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Heroes Beneath the Waves June 2018 Book Review.

Thank you Robert DeVore (Editor)for placing this review for my book in the June 2018 issue of the Polaris (WWII Magazine.). It was an unsuspected surprise. Thank you and the WWII veterans for their support.

Jame "Pep" Washburn

One of my favorite authors.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

SCBMI Arkansas Conference

Don't miss out on the opportunity to attend Arkansas SCBWI's Conference, June 22-23. Early registration ends June 18 (to pay online by credit card/PayPal). Registration is available at the door on Friday, June 22 only, but you won't receive early registration pricing!
We have an exciting line-up for the 2018 Arkansas SCBWI Conference! Conference faculty includes Sarah Jane Abbott, assistant editor at Paula Wiseman Books and Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster); Jessica Anderson, assistant editor at Christy Ottaviano Books (Henry Holt & Company, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Group); and Natascha Morris, literary agent at BookEnds Literary Agency.
If you want a chance to pitch your book to the editors or agent, snag one of the few remaining pitch sessions today (member and non-member). Pitch sessions are on Friday night only. Illustrators can sign up for a portfolio consultation - contact if interested.
Also, if you know of anyone interested in writing or illustrating for children or young adults, pass the word on about our conference. For more information, visit