The first of what will probably be a torrent of rejections arrived today, beginning with the inevitable, “Thank you for . . . .” Unlike some rejections I have gotten in the past and will surely receive this time, this one was curt, only two crisp sentences. It was cold, as if my query left […]
It surprises me, and makes me a little sad, when I hear writers say they have given up on a book manuscript. Either they have an agent who has exhausted the traditional Big Five publishing houses (Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster), or they were unable to secure an agent in […]
If you are thinking about entering a writing contest, google “writing contests.” Dozens of links will pop up. When you click on the links, hundreds of contests emerge. Even when you specify a genre such as “short story,” “poetry,” or “memoirs,” you will find so many links that it seems almost impossible to wade through […]
Did you know that it is LGBT History Month? LGBT History Month focuses on LGBT individuals and their contributions to society. It is also the perfect opportuntiy to highlight LGBTQ authors. A Little History Stonewall Uprisings As many of you know, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of riots where […]
National Meeting The Washington, DC chapter of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) was so excited to welcome our WNBA friends to our city for the national meeting in June. The District may be known for politics, but it’s a vibrant city, full of young people hoping to change the world, José Andrés restaurants, and […]
National Reading Group Month & Great Group Reads Each October, members of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) gather to celebrate National Reading Group Month (NRGM). To kick off our celebration, we have released the 2019 Great Group Reads (GGR) list. From March to July, GGR volunteers read dozens of books that have been sent […]
The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) celebrates its talented membership each month by posting WNBA Members’ Noteworthy News. Check out what our members have been up to!
The WNBA has been a NGO member of the UN since 1959. The WNBA’s delegates, Jill Tardiff, Jane Kinney-Denning, and Marilyn Berkman, learned more about how dire the climate crisis is, what resources are open to educators, and how we, as caretakers of this planet, need to act NOW.
WNBA-New Orleans members have had an active year. Chapter secretary, Teresa Tumminello Brader, gives us a peak at all of the wonderful events they’ve held.
When is your best writing time? What sparks your creativity? Cassandra Dunn (WNBA-Network) finds that she does her best brainstorming when she is hiking.