Newsletter | March 3, 2016
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Flying South 2016- Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Contest
Deadline: May 31, 2016 

$2000 in prizes. From March 1 to May 31, Flying South 2016, a publication of Winston Salem Writers, will be accepting entries for prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Best in Category winners will be published and receive $500 each. One of the three winners will receive The WSW President's Favorite award and win an additional $500. All entries will be considered for publication. For full details, please visit our

The Real Difference Between Showing and Telling
Workshop: March 12th, 2016 | 1-3p
Cost: Free!
Milton Rhodes Art Center, 209 Spruce St., WS.

Saturday, March 12, Winston Salem Writers will sponsor author, editor and educator Chris Roerden “The Real Difference Between Showing and Telling, and How To Make It Work in Your Writing.”  The workshop will be held from 1-3 PM at the Milton Rhodes Arts Center. To register go to

Chris Roerden has edited authors published by St. Martin’s, Tor-Forge, Berkley Prime Crime, Harlequin, Viking, Midnight Ink, and others over a 50-year career. She wrote 11 books, including two to help writers get published: Don’t Murder Your Mystery (Agatha Award) and its all-genre clone Don’t Sabotage Your Submission (Benjamin Franklin Award).

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00
Come share your writing at our popular Open Mic event. See complete rules on our website, the primary one being: 5-minute maximum. 

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
251 Spruce St. North


Writers Night Out
March 25, 2016 | 6:30-10:00p
Join us for a fine night of writing and friendship. 
Location: the home of Barbra Mellin
1171 Bent Grass Ln
Winston Salem, NC 27127

Stage Readings of Three Winning 10-Minute Plays! 
April 1 | Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts| 7:30p-9:30p
Cost: $5 members, & $7 non-members

See three winning plays and top the experience with a lively exchange with the scriptwriters, stage directors and the readers. Filled with amazing twists and turns and lots of humor, the evening should be very entertaining! 

Not Available In Stores 
by John Woestendiek, Bethania, NC
Two old friends who make a point of meeting up once a year become not-so-old friends over the course of ten minutes while sitting on a bench in a mall. 

Reading Signs 
by Marilynn Anselmi, Rocky Mount, NC
A daughter and her Alzheimer's afflicted mother try to find common ground in the disappearing landscape of their past. 

When the Wolfbane Blooms 
by Wim Coleman, Carrboro, NC
On an autumn full moon night, a philosophy professor is faced with the possibility of becoming a werewolf.

Mark Your Calendar Now! 
Milton Rhodes Center of the Arts
251 Spruce St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Click HERE to purchase your tickets online! 
Spring Conference
Saturday, April 23 
The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Spring Conference will be held Saturday, April 23, in the MHRA Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  

Pre-registration is open through Sunday, April 17. 
Click HERE to register. 


Any current member of WSW is encouraged to submit their work (along with a short bio and a head shot) for consideration at or Please submit all three attachments in one email.

You can also submit electronically through the website by clicking HERE

Will Springs Fiction Prize
Deadline: March 15
Award: $2,000 and publication
Fee: $15 (includes 1-yr subscription)
Since 1977 Willow Springs has published the finest in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Willow Springs publishes work by unknown and up and coming writers, and by U.S. Poet Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners, engaging our readers in an ongoing discussion of art, ideas, and the human experience. For the Fiction Prize, there is no word limit. Click HERE for more information. 

Poetry Contest
Deadline: March 15
Fee: $10 (members) / $15 (non-members) / $5 (undergrads)
For poetry of fewer than 50 lines (haiku excluded). Entries must be original and unpublished. 
Sponsored by the Charlotte Writers' Club. Click HERE for more information. 

Women's Work Call for Submissions
Deadline: March 15
Fee: $25
In May, 2016, Tennessee Women’s Theater Project will present the Tenth Annual edition of Women’s Work, our festival and celebration of works created by women. Each year we present the work of women playwrights, poets, singers and musicians, essayists, circus performers, painters, filmmakers, dancers and choreographers and photographers from across Tennessee and across the country. This is our call for submissions for Women’s Work 2016. Women's Work runs three weekends, from May 6 to 22, 2016, with a different program on each performance date. Mother's Day (May 8) is traditionally Poetry Sunday. Click HERE for more information. 

Inkslinger Playwriting Competition
Deadline: March 18
Fee: $10
Southeastern Louisiana University announces the 2016 Inkslinger Playwriting Competition. Southeastern Theatre is seeking original, unpublished, full-length plays geared for a university cast and audience. The winner will receive a full production in a 455-seat theatre, transportation to and from Hammond, Louisiana, to attend the production, and up to two nights housing while attending the play. The contest is open to all playwrights. All submissions must be original and unpublished. Play should be intended for a college-aged cast and audience. We will only be accepting full-length plays. No musicals at this time will be considered. Click HERE for more information. 
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The WSW Board Meetings are open to members and held on the first Monday of each month
7 p.m. in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts first floor conference room.
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