Congratulations to All the WCWF Writing Contest Winners!

With full congratulations, the winners for the inaugural Wine Country Writers’ Festival Writing Contest were:  POETRY— Judged by Josephine LoRe FIRST PLACE: “There Will Be Moths” by Linda Hatfield SECOND PLACE: “August” by Sally Quon THIRD PLACE:  “evolution of the word ll” by Laurie Anne Fuhr HONOURABLE MENTION: “From the Garden” by Leanne Shirtliffe NON-FICTION:Continue reading “Congratulations to All the WCWF Writing Contest Winners!”

Today the Wine Country Writers’ Festival Launches… We’re so Excited.

Hi Everyone. Today is the Master Class at 2:30 PST. All the links for the Festival Weekend will be sent out today at 2PM (Vancouver, B.C. time). Check your Email. Contact me if you haven’t received anything…. remember to check your spam. It will be coming from Jim Jackson. The email includes links to allContinue reading “Today the Wine Country Writers’ Festival Launches… We’re so Excited.”

Deadline LOOMING….

The deadline for REGISTRATION is NOON pst Monday September 20, 2021 There is ONE 6-minute PITCH SPOT still available with Sam Hiyate. Cost $25 Here are some TIPS for pitching. Take a look. There is TWO BLUE PENCIL SPOTS still available. Cost is $15 We are nearing capacity for The FREE Saturday Workshops. Master ClassContinue reading “Deadline LOOMING….”

Slush Pile Update…

There’ve been a few questions about the Slush Pile…. Submit your first page of your story/manuscript: This means a page like you would submit to an agent. It should be double spaced, 12 font Times New Roman. Pages submitted will be drawn at random and read aloud. As many as possible will be done butContinue reading “Slush Pile Update…”

Keynote Speaker…

Hi Everyone! As promised, here is the information on our Keynote Speaker. Welcome Roark Critchlow! Roark has generously agreed to give a keynote speech on Friday September 24th. We will learn about his journey from small town guy to Hollywood actor. Check out his bio below and make sure you plan to join us onContinue reading “Keynote Speaker…”

Have You Planned Your Classes? Don’t Forget the Slush Pile!

Did you check the schedule? The schedule is jam packed with great presenters! The last class of Saturday September 24 at 1700-1750 (5pm -5:50pm–PST) will be a SLUSH PILE. What’s a slush pile? Wikipedia does a great job of defining it as follows: In publishing, a slush pile is a set of unsolicited query letters orContinue reading “Have You Planned Your Classes? Don’t Forget the Slush Pile!”

Clock is Tick Tocking… Get Those Contest Entries In…

Hi All. There’s been a bit of confusion about submitting the entries for the Wine Country Writers’ Festival Contest. Pay for your entry through this email: This can be E-Transfer or PayPal. Special passwords or codes are not required. In the notes section make sure the author name is written to avoid confusion (sometimesContinue reading “Clock is Tick Tocking… Get Those Contest Entries In…”

Time’s Ticking, Ticking, Ticking…. WCWF Writing Contest Closes In a Week…

Well, here we are nearing the middle of August and that of course can only mean one thing… You gotta get those entries in. We all have stories to share. I received validation from a writing contest several years ago. It was the Writer’s Digest Annual Contest. Back in those days (must’ve been around 2006),Continue reading “Time’s Ticking, Ticking, Ticking…. WCWF Writing Contest Closes In a Week…”

The Book Bar of Talent!

Have you had the opportunity to check out the WCWF Book Bar? Wow!! Like Wow!! There are mega talented Writers and Creatives here. If you’re looking for a great read for August here is a GREAT selection of books. There’s: Romance Memoir How To… Fantasy Horror Dystopian LGBTQ Christian Fiction Young Adult Poetry Thriller SelfContinue reading “The Book Bar of Talent!”