WisRWA Calendar

Meeting Times

Oct 07
2017
Green Bay
9:30 - 3:00; Comfort Suites, Green Bay

Join Green Bay members for a FREE Saturday workshop with Colleen Belongea. Colleen is a former LT. for the Green Bay Police Department, she is a Criminal Justice Instructor for NWTC, as well as a State of Wisconsin DOJ Instructor certified to teach in the LE Academy. Colleen will present the following workshops: 1. Women and Law Enforcement…why they get into LE, why they leave, promotions, etc. How to survive in the field, how to build a career in the field, what are quick career killers for women; 2. Defense and Arrest Tactics; and 3. Law enforcement responses & a LE officer’s perspective on the changes in society and challenges for officers. Detailed schedule forthcoming.
Oct 14
2017
Wausau
10:00-12:00 at Marathon County Library (2nd Floor Small Conference Room), 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau, WI

Marketing Continued. Learn how BookFunnel Bundles and Instafreebie can help you with marketing your book.
Oct 21
2017
Milwaukee
9:00-11:30 am at Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level)

Polish and Submit Workshop with Cheryl Yeko: Bring your query letter drafts, summaries, author bios, elevator speeches, pitches - whatever you would like to polish. We'll take a look at the whole process of submission and how to keep track of what you send out, the responses, and how to accept a rejection and move on.
Nov 01
2017
Green Bay
11:30 - 3:00; 1951 West Restaurant,1951 Bond St, Green Bay

Planning Meeting for 2018 Area Programs
Nov 11
2017
Chippewa Falls
10:00-12:30; 29 Pines at Sleep Inn & Suites, Eau Claire

Successful Storylines: Bring examples of your favorite, or least favorite, storylines. Why did this one work and that one did not? Are you having trouble with the storyline in your current project? Maybe we can help you brainstorm a fix. If you come away with nothing more than a good time with a group of fun ladies, you win!
Nov 18
2017
Milwaukee
9:00-11:30 am at Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, Lower Level)

Planning Meeting for 2018 Area Programs and First Page Feedback We will be laying out strategy for our 2018 Programming Calendar for the first hour. Bring your ideas and be prepared to brainstorm about what would make for valuable seminars/presentations/talks/workshops. The second half of the meeting will be First Page Feedback. Bring the first page (or first 300 words) of your work-in-progress to read to the group. Members will offer comments about two things that they liked or worked well and one thing that might need improvement. In the past, this has provided our members with a nice boost to their confidence!

WisRWA Newsletter



The FabFive Contest Needs You!

FabFive

The WisRWA 2016 Fabulous Five contest is in need of your help!  Please consider volunteering your time to serve as a category coordinator.  At this time we only have 2 coordinators out of 8 needed.  If we do not have the help needed, we will not be able to have the contest go forward.  If you are unsure if you would be a good fit, please reach out to the category coordinator, Molly Maka, with any questions you may have.

Below, please find the duties of a contest coordinator:

Fab Five Category Coordinator Duties

Each Fab Five Category Coordinator receives ten to thirty-five contest entries by email, checks them for proper format, logs them in, and later performs various sorts and summaries before whisking them off initially to the first round judges and later the final round judges.

During the entry submission period (January and February), only an hour or so of time would be required each week for handling incoming entries.  A flurry of entries always comes in over the last couple days, just before the contest submission deadline, and a few extra hours are required at that time for handling them.  After that, look for about five or six hours preparing and submitting batches to the first round judges.  March is spent looking for returned, graded entries from those judges and filing them.  That doesn’t typically take a lot of time.  Finally, four or five hours are needed in early April, ranking entries and forwarding the top five to the final round judge.  After that, in May, expect a few hours as final judges’ ranked entries are returned.

The Fab Five category coordinator role best suits a person who is comfortable with a computer, is organized, pays good attention to detail, and is good at meeting deadlines.  A coordinator must also be responsive to email questions.   The overall contest coordinator will set up an email loop for category coordinators.  This will be used for sharing helpful hints on how to handle the job, and also to help coordinators when issues arise.  The contest coordinator will also send detailed instructions to all category coordinators for handling each phase of the contest.  Additionally, everything is logged and kept online through a shared Google drive account.

Serving as category coordinator presents an opportunity to meet and network with other writers.  Also, you will have access to critiques of all entries in your category.  By reviewing these, you might pick up tips that may be useful in honing your craft.  Finally, you will work directly with the final round judges – one editor and one literary agent – and they will know you on the day you send queries out for your own novel.

When volunteering to serve as category coordinator, please be aware that if you decide to enter Fab Five, you cannot be a category coordinator in the category you intend to enter.

If interested or if you have questions, please contact Molly Maka (Fab Five Contest Coordinator) at FabFiveContest@gmail.com.

Thank you for your consideration!

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